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Old 08-23-2006, 08:46 PM   #76
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Car bodywork is out of the moulds. I still have to attach it to the car and develop the light housings, but this is a big step.

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beautiful. i like your headlight idea, very fiat multipla. what colour is the first one going to be?

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Beautiful lines! I cant wait to see that thing completed. Thanks for the update.
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Another few just to keep the topic fresh...



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Awesome work, I have been threatening to build a car from scratch for years. I Finally sold my 3.5L Stealth TT and bought a new computer to start the solid model. I have been looking for inspiration and I found this

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Old 04-30-2007, 02:25 PM   #81
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Here are those updates you were asking for:
















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Awesome work, I have been threatening to build a car from scratch for years. I Finally sold my 3.5L Stealth TT and bought a new computer to start the solid model. I have been looking for inspiration and I found this

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:11 PM   #82
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I looks like an oversized go-cart!










Perfect!
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Hey a little update for ya'll...

I have headlights now. Not quite finished as I am still sorting the hi-lo beam dash indicator LED and the clear plexiglass covers have not been made, but you can see the look I am going for here:



I also bought a digidash:

It is now mounted in the car and looks SO FREAKING hot! Photo coming soon of entire finished dash. Very simple and lightweight.

I have also done a brake upgrade: Bigger crossdrilled rotors, better pads, big difference.
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omg...that's amazing.

i can design..but cant build.

u r very um...mechanical.(pun intended yet not)
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:49 PM   #85
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Here are some new photos for you. The headlamp buckets were a real bitch because of clearance issues with the wheels. But I got it all sorted out finally.






Engine Lid vents... And rollbar stiffener. This car is very fast and I feel safer with the additional rollbar protection.


Headlamp Covers make the front of the car look finished. Notice the nice reflection that flows across the lexan. niiiice!


And finally a beauty shot taken before the lexan covers were installed.


I also have some new Youtube videos of the car that are worth checking out if you have the time. http://www.youtube.com/user/sgraber
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i like it...final porduct looks much better than i originally thought.

i'm thinking it's capable of keeping up with lotus on a track, or do u not have the suspension setup for that?
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i like it...final porduct looks much better than i originally thought.

i'm thinking it's capable of keeping up with lotus on a track, or do u not have the suspension setup for that?
Thank you! Just wait till it's finished! hehe. Rear wing, rear diffuser, front splitter, change to mirrors, carbon fiber dash and interior panels... It will be incredible.

An Elise owner drove it this weekend. He said it made his elise feel like an econo-box.
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cool, u still plan on selling them?
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cool, u still plan on selling them?
2 versions are available: Build your own from plans (hard-core builders only) or track version pre-built. $25K pre-engine. Choose an engine like the EcotecSS 2.0 from a Cobalt and add that cost to come up with a total.

I have a page on my site that explains it better than I can here:

http://www.grabercars.com/content/view/80/2/

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yea i had read that site about a month ago.

so basically it's any engine from a car whose original drivetrain was front engine front wheel drive? does that include 6cyls. like out of a 3000gt?

and wats the meaning behind the name?
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