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Old 06-26-2009, 11:10 AM
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This car goes up there with the very best once finished. You guys are making amazing work with this project and as a vettenut I'm loving it!
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Great car and great details! This thing looks like a concept car! I can't wait to see the real thing in person in 2 weeks. That is exactly why I go to Columbus every year! Great job, great concept!
That was the idea from the start. make it look like a modern, concept Corvette.
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Rear close out panel behind tire


Front close out panel infront of tire. There is a lot going on here. The headlights are mounted infront of this panel. THe cut out section where the cardboard is houses a power steering cooler on one side and an oil cooler on the other side of the car. there is a perferated screen to match the front grille that goes in here when completed. There is also a radiator overflow tank built into the panel. It is the ribbed section with the two AN fittings.


Here is a close up. We made a tank out of aluminum to follow the shape of the inner fender panel and welded it all together for a clean look.
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The convertible top was ditched and the car turned into a roadster so we could fit the 345/35R20 Michelin's in the back. You don't drive a convertible with the top up anyways!

The original lid for the convertible to fold into was eliminated. We fabbed 2 aluminum coves to go behind the driver and passenger's heads and give the car some more detail.


Then fabbed an aluminum arch that wraps into the cockpit surround molding and into the windshield trim.







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Pop up fuel filler in the side of the arch.

Machined a trim ring to match the headlights and a few other parts still to come on the car.



Then sunk that into the aluminum arch.


Push and twist to remove the center cap


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The convertible top was ditched and the car turned into a roadster so we could fit the 345/35R20 Michelin's in the back. You don't drive a convertible with the top up anyways!

The original lid for the convertible to fold into was eliminated. We fabbed 2 aluminum coves to go behind the driver and passenger's heads and give the car some more detail.


Then fabbed an aluminum arch that wraps into the cockpit surround molding and into the windshield trim.








What is the tire height of that 345 35 20????? I can't find any info on it??

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My bad... it is a 335/30R20. those are 28" tall. We are running a 345/30R19 on our 70 Chevelle that is 27.2" tall
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Its awsome
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My bad... it is a 335/30R20. those are 28" tall. We are running a 345/30R19 on our 70 Chevelle that is 27.2" tall
I was hoping for a new taller wider tire.. Yeah we have those same tires on our cuda.. I need a 30 inch tire that is 335 or so.... No such performance exists to my knowledge..

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Are you kidding me, I can't get over this build. I lloking forward to seeing in the flesh, two more weeks and counting.

By the looks of it, a little more and you guys would have made the entire car from aluminum.

Thanks again for all the primarily shots.
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