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Old 11-11-2004, 04:33 AM
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Looking good so far!
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Pierre Martins
Vasilis, it's pretty much like bcdavis explained in his post above, only thing is we're not keeping the foam. We're just using it to sculpture a shape so we can create a mold. After that it all comes off.
Are you planning on selling any rear panels from the molds?? Let us know...I will be interested if your prices is less than Jack-a$$-mond (you know, the French guy who's selling overpriced bodykits for 928s).

All the best - Vasilis K.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:47 PM
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That is going to look stunning!!!-Jealous me.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:02 AM
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So am I the only one wondering about the bondo?
NOPE!
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:04 AM
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Pics taken Thursday 9 December, still busy with modelling the fenders. Wheel arches and gaps need to be perfect before we can pull molds...





The pic below shows how far we nee to bring it back in, underneath the tail section. The righthand fender obviously needs a lot more work to match the lefthand side...



Below is a 'before' pic, do give you an idea how wide the new body really is. Overall width is increased by 230mm.

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Old 12-13-2004, 07:06 AM
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Front fenders are almost ready to be molded. We need to make some changes underneath, in front of the wheels where the spoiler and splitter will bolt on.

The fenders havent been bolted down in these pics. We just put them on loose for the sake of taking these photos...







Below is a before pic of the front. The new fenders will increase the overall width in front by 120mm.

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Old 12-13-2004, 07:17 AM
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How are you ensuring symmetry? Just by eye or is there a good way to measure and compare?
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingDog
How are you ensuring symmetry? Just by eye or is there a good way to measure and compare?
Cut templates, tons of measurements, double checking, judging by eye, more measuring... etc... no easy way, just a pain in the ***.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by athenian
Are you planning on selling any rear panels from the molds?? Let us know...I will be interested if your prices is less than Jack-a$$-mond (you know, the French guy who's selling overpriced bodykits for 928s).

All the best - Vasilis K.
Im not doing the work myself, Gavin, another local boy who has posted here before is doing the work. The panels will be available for sale from him, once the project is completed.

Ill ask him to post his contact detail here.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:05 AM
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Looks good so far; nice choice on the Cargraphic wheels!
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:34 AM
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no headlamps? you must be pleased with the way it is taking shape, i like the proportions. this must be the direction a factory turbo would have taken - what a monster! do you have plans for the engine?
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:45 AM
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Yeah I like it Pierre. May want to reconsider the angles on the rear arch? But it generally looks very professional. Actually looks a lot like 944's big brother
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:47 AM
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For the front arches I'd consider trying to flow in a constant (or more constant) curve down to the vertical (from the top fold). So I'd say try to get the lip smoothed into the larger curve.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:50 PM
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Took these pics this afternoon. We've started shaping the front bumper cover. Trying to make it look like a shark and make it funtional at the same time.

It gets helluva hot where i live and i plan on doing some endurance races next season. The centre intake will incorporate a cowl that seals up against the radiator to ensure maximum airflow. The two side intakes will incorporate funnel type cowls that attach to 3" round flexitube routed to the front brakes. All the intakes will have black mesh inlays.

Im also planning an adjustable splitter that will fasten with dzuz clips and wrap around the fenders in front of the wheels, ala GT2 style.

And xenon lights will replace the foglights and spots.





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Old 12-17-2004, 12:54 PM
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Pierre ...... how about a Lamborghini / E-Type / Corvette -style complete unit for the bonnet + fenders together, hinged at the front .... or just fitted from the front and bolted down at the rear .... You're there now Dude, you can make it so easy by making a unit in stead of separate panels .....

Imagine that shark at a petrol station with the front open, hinged forward and up .....
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