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    1. #181
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      Glass or not it is a thing of beauty. Metal is my vote although you shaving the drip rails turned out awesome and I counselled against that!

      1967 Mustang Fastback - widebody https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...stang-Fastback
      1966 Plymouth Fury III
      1961 Oldsmobile 88 "bubbletop" = next project


    2. #182
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      The issue with rigidity is what concerns me the most. I am looking at options in glass and plastic. There is a brace at the top of the back window that would stay and create a bonding point for the glass/plastic to mount on. The supplier feels that there would not see a drop in rigidity of the car since it will be bonded all the way around as well as the brace across the back. If I did decide to go down this path I would have the lips where the glass would be bonded to tied into the existing structure by the windows to create a double panel effect. I would also consider adding a 6 pt rollbar to the car for additional stability.

      I am waiting to hear about the cost of doing this which may nix the idea right now. I have a price I would be willing to pay and if it is over that it isn't gonna happen.

    3. #183
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      Just paint it... or do an overlay (cf?) over the steal structure.
      SMSgt Ty Ingle, USAF
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    4. #184
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      1968 Volvo project Pure Volvocity

      The rear spoiler work has started. It looks like it is going to work of great. The spoiler has been cut out from flat stock and currently has 1/2" extra all the way around to form a flange to wrap wround the mechanicals.


      The modifications to the headlights and front of the car will start shortly.

    5. #185
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      My vote is flush mount glass. Btw, your car looks fantastic.

    6. #186
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      1968 Volvo project Pure Volvocity

      Thanks and I am leaning the same way right now.

    7. #187
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      1968 Volvo project Pure Volvocity

      I had some progress and a setback this week. The setback was some structural damage from years ago the twisted the front end slightly. It appears that the front end sheetmetal is pushed toward the drivers side about 1/2". That will have to be fixed before we can start on the front wheel arched and headlights.

      We were able to get the new swaybar mounted along with some tabs to mount the oil accumulator. The oil cooler will be mounted in front of the Accusump. The grill panel will be repaired and reinstalled after the front end realignment is complete.




      The rear spoiler is coming along nicely. The top of the spoiler is done and they are now working on the substructure. That should be done in a couple days. It should be pretty clean and stealthy when done.



    8. #188
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      1968 Volvo project Pure Volvocity

      The spoiler is in. Still need to work on the gaps and inner structure but it is coming along.



      Here is a video of the spoiler being raised. Pretty cool!

    9. #189
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      Quote Originally Posted by 68EFIvert View Post
      I had some progress and a setback this week. The setback was some structural damage from years ago the twisted the front end slightly. It appears that the front end sheetmetal is pushed toward the drivers side about 1/2". That will have to be fixed before we can start on the front wheel arched and headlights.
      I had the same problem 20 years ago when I built my 66 GT350 race.

      NOTE TO MYSELF FOR FUTURE BUILDS!

      Take any old junque car you are rebuilding to the frame shop FIRST to make sure the damn thing is straight and square BEFORE I start the build!
      Mike

      Remember, "Drive Fast, Turn Heads, Break Hearts!"

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    10. #190
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      The glass roof is awesome, do it if you can

    11. #191
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      The rear quarter panels are almost done. We are going to extend the rocker panel down to the bottom of the pinch weld and will need to do that before we can finish it up. That should visually make the car look about 1" lower.




      They started working on the outer wheel wells and the headlights. More pictures to come on that.

      I am having a custom emblem made for the egg crate grill. It should be really cool. They sent me the first rendition and they will be making some adjustments to soften it up a bit. Overall I like the direction it is going and will add a little detail that nobody else will have. A 3D printer will likely be used to create the details we
      Are looking for.




      It should be a nice spin off the Ferrari grills of that time.


      I have also decided to put a cage in the
      car. It will be made as tight to
      The sides as it can. 4 or 6 point with a removable harness bar. I plan on tracking this car and need to make sure it is as safe as possible. Here are some samples I pulled off Facebook that are being used as inspiration.



    12. #192
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      First- This is a truly cool build. Likin' the way it's going.

      Next-Not sure Facebook is a a good resource for cage design, any more than it is for heart surgery. This is a case of where I think I'd go to Corner Carvers, get a big urn of coffee, and read http://www.corner-carvers.com/forums...ad.php?t=27556

      Great for odea geeration. Couple pro cage builders on there that share advice if you submit something that looks like a reasonable design.
      Greg Fast
      (yes, the last name is spelled correctly)

      1970 Camaro RS Clone
      1984 el Camino
      1973 MGB vintage E/Prod race car
      (Soon to be an SCCA H/Prod limited prep)

    13. #193
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      Thanks. As far as the cage goes it will be done by Rhom Innovations in Portland, OR. They do some pretty nice stuff and came highly recommended to me. They will make it to meet whatever specs I want. I now have to do some research on what is required. SCCA or some other governing body? Any suggestions there would be greatly appreciated.

      http://www.rhominnovations.com/

      Thanks for the link to corner carvers. I will check it out.

    14. #194
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      If you're not doing any competitions (autox, time attack, wheel to wheel road course), you can pretty much go with whatever cage design you want. NASA, SCCA, FIA, all have their own cage requirements, which would provide good guidelines as to where to start, even if you're just planning to open track days running laps. Your cage builder there, Rhom, will likely have plenty of guidance and recommendations.

    15. #195
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      Try
      http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files...pdf?1456781099

      starting pages 108. Just be wary of suggestions to use bent bars or welding between nodes, this 'stylin' bar are... umm less preferred. The two Polzer pictures with a bent bar running parallel and above the rear axle than hook into the center of the rear downtubes is representative of what I'm talking about. If Mr Polzer like that, fine, but a cage designer will indicate its pretty much a waste
      Greg Fast
      (yes, the last name is spelled correctly)

      1970 Camaro RS Clone
      1984 el Camino
      1973 MGB vintage E/Prod race car
      (Soon to be an SCCA H/Prod limited prep)

    16. #196
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      Such fantastic work on a great car. Love the progress! Especially the spoiler!

      Chris

    17. #197
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      The car is back on the ground and they have started on the front fenders and headlights. I am amazed how low these cars are. It is sitting next to a 1969 Chevelle at the bodyshop and it makes the Chevelle look like a jacked up 4x4. Overall height is right at 48".

      We will be using much of the original fender lip but raising it and reshaping it. The original turn signal will become a driving light and will be pushed outward slightly so that it has better balance with the new headlights. Here are a couple pictures of the car.





      This is a picture of the details on the rear quarter panel. I like how it drops down a little bit. We will have a similar transition on the front but it will not go down. It will utilize the same look but curve up. I will show a picture when it is done.


      The pinch welds have been transitioned into the rockers giving the car a look it is lower than it is. All the drains have been extended down to allow for water to drain away like stock.


      I am really excited about how it is starting to take shape.

    18. #198
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      I keep waiting for someone to rework the nose to more emulate a Ferrari
      Mike Redpath
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    19. #199
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      1968 Volvo project Pure Volvocity

      That is kinda the plan here. It should be pretty unique when it is done.

    20. #200
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      The front end was pretty messed up from previous body damage and inferior repairs. The headlights were not level and the fenders were also messed up. It is coming along nicely now.






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