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Old 11-17-11, 11:30 AM
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KY 81 custom widebody

Still trying to get mine done as well. I still have a LOT to do but here are some recent pics. I hated the other fenders I did so I did them over. I like them much better. Still have to fit the sideskirts on but getting there.

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Wow, one whole picture. Slow down there Tex.
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Well, here is the rest of the build there "Tex"

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Got some more work done. I got the airdam fitted to the fenders. I still have to fit the sideskirts and finish all the bodywork but it's getting there. I actually can't wait to do something else besides body work!!!!



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that looks pretty sweet.. what kit is that? where did you get it?
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what part of "custom" didnt ya read. From the looks of it u cant buy any of that at any store. Unless its retrofitted other generation kits fiberglassed over.
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It's not a kit at all. It wouldn't fit a stock bodied RX7. I'll post some of the earlier build pics when I get a chance
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It's not my style, but that is some very nice work there! I'm assuming this isn't your first time with fiberglass, what other projects have you done in the past?
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Thanks!

I appreciate it. Here is a coulpe more I've done. I did the front airdam and the rear spoiler on the scion.


This was the first car I ever did any modification to. It's a 73 VW Ghia.
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^Very cool! My dad had a Ghia back in the day. The front end you did there (at least from this angle) gives it kinda a Porsche 914 look.
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the only reason i asked what kit it was is because i've seen these fenders before....

i love the stock FB, but i like making things diff than what everyone else has such as my car
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If you've seen these fenders before it's a coincedence because I built them entirely from scratch. I didn't really like any of the kits on the market for the rx7. I wanted a retro IMSA look with a few more contemporary touches. The kit is 100% designed and built by me.
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how did you do the rear fenders flares??? i like that look, when i was younger i used to dream of cutting off the fenders the bed of an old step side and "grafting" them onto the body of my car (read: bondo and welding.)
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I did the fenders using urethane foam. I glued (bondo works well) pieces to the car and sanded it down just undersize. You then lay up fiberglass over it and when setup you can pull it off, trim it up and clean the foam out of the inside. Then I bonded them to the fenders and molded them into the car. Once you have one side you can make templates to get the other side symmetrical. I used this method for the fenders and hood. The rest I made molds.

Here is some of the other stuff I've done so far.






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i've been thinking of modifying the black dragon scca kit to mold into the doors so it's not so dramatic

you do great work
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I really love this, just as much as i hate it lol...


Keep up the good work!
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fiberglass

To anyone considering doing some fiberglass project.s I say go for it!

It's not that hard and if you mess up you can just grind out the offending parts and re-do it.

I don't know if I'm allowed to link this but Fiberglast.com has tons of free do-it-yourself fiberglass info on thier website.
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That is a nice look. Great work.
Very few 1st gen wide bodies try to let the rear fenders drop below the tire top.
You give us mortals too much credit tee hee
But, as life is not a spectator sport, i will try something soon !!
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Car is looking pretty good! Really like how you did the frontend. You should roll the fronts of the side skirts in like the re kit for the fd. Post more pics
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Wow you do great work. when you say custom you REALLY mean custom. Car looks cool.
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so far,it's looking badass.
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more pics please...
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Just a thought...not sure if it's something that'd tickle your fancy. But to me the 4 circle lights in the back is so played out now, and I never really was a fan cuz ppl will just see it and think Corvette. I was thinking it would look insane if you could actually go with the same layout, but make the lights the shape of a rotor. You would need a custom lense, but I'm sure you could even use those same circles you have as the centers and use LEDs to give the shape of the rotor. Just some food for thought . Btw, ur car looks gorgeous, awesome work
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Interesting idea but to be honest, I've been working on this for 5 years. It has 6 lights in the rear.

Hopefully no one will mistake it for a vette.



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