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Old 01-18-2005, 01:05 PM
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Pierre if you can do the Miura / E-Type / Vette removable unibody front-end I will personally send you a case of the best beer I can find. I remember the Lion Lager and Hansa Pilsener ... you poor dog
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Not to mention Castle.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:28 PM
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I like the gills, but I think the rear-most one should follow the line of the door seam, much like the front one follows the line of the wheel well.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Red UFO
Very nice, you should do 2 versions.

1 with or without the gills.
The gills will be functional - to remove air from the the wheel wells.
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Originally Posted by Pierre Martins
The gills will be functional - to remove air from the the wheel wells.
Well than put some teeth in the front of that *****. Make them chomp up and down on the back of ricer bumpers at a stop light
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Red UFO
Well than put some teeth in the front of that *****. Make them chomp up and down on the back of ricer bumpers at a stop light
lol
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sublimate
I like the gills, but I think the rear-most one should follow the line of the door seam, much like the front one follows the line of the wheel well.
We tried that, and it looked wrong.
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:04 PM
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btw, the hood, splitter, diffuser, dash, door panels, and a few other bits and pieces will be carbon fiber.
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:22 PM
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Wow Pierre,
I'm very impressed. The only thing I dont like about this kits, is the strength of fiber. I had a body kit on my old BMW, and man, I hated it. It got chips from rocks, holes in it from rocks, scratched really easy...
If you can eventually make this out of some kind of poly for those of us who wouldn't mind more weight with the gain in longevity, you'd really have something. I'd personally be saving up for one!

Looks sexy!
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:33 PM
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my jaw just dropped. THat is some AMAZING work.
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:41 PM
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DUDE THAT LOOKS KILLER!!!!! You got a lot of Nads man. That is one cool project!
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:43 PM
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beautiful work!
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:46 PM
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I love the rounded lines in the rear.
I especially like the way you brought the rear bumper/body connection line down into the fender.
I' not digging the front or the side rocker panel too much, but that's just personal taste.
I prefer it when 928 body kits amplify the roundness that already exists in the design,
rather than kits that add hard angles, etc. Even when they are well-done angles,
I tend to prefer the rounded "bubble-butt" look carried all around the car...
The back of your design keeps the bubble butt look, but the front and sides
do not keep it as well. Something about losing the lights makes that more
obvious as well...
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:13 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. The design is mine, but credit for the physical stuff must go to Gavin Manning, the guy who is doing the actual work. The bodywork on my car will be available from Gavin (in fiber glass or carbon fiber) when the molds are completed. I'll post more info later.
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Old 01-19-2005, 09:59 AM
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Hey Pierre,

Glad to hear Gavin's still up to his antics. This is the first time in months that I'm logging on to the forum! Did he release his kit yet? I remember seeing a picture of it at one of the Porsche days in Pretoria last winter...
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