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    building a custom designed car

    hey im building my own car from scratch, i couldnt find a good site for custom cars but kits cars is close enough..

    i wont be building my own chassis, i will be using the chassis from a hx (or similair) one tonner holden ute.

    and i will be putting a turbocharged fuel injected 13B mazda engine with 5spd gearbox..havent decided on diff yet.

    it will be a custom made sport car, not a replica.. i plan to do a cross breed between a lamborghini diablo and a K1 attack.

    k1 attack : simply becuase it looks good, alot of style im not a huge fan of exotics that have smooth shaven bodies, i liek scoops and vents :P

    diablo : becuase of the whole "go kart" look, really wide and really low.

    havent decided on a name yet but thats for later sake.. my first name is sterling so its a shame theres already a sterling kit car company.

    just bought a chassis, i will be picking it up soon, and pics will follow.. i plan to do an entire write up on this build!

    and the best part, i wont have to go through as much engineering and safety checks, becuase it can go through rego as a "rebody"

    i will have to get the motor and box swap approved though.

    opinions? ideas? comments? feel free to share.

    thanks

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    If u are building the K1,
    Hughes is selling his K1 kit mould at a very good bargain..
    everything from inside out is included... U can PM him..

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    not intrested in buying, this will be a custom done design. no panels off other makers.

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    What experience do you have? If you don't have experience, I won't discourage you. There is only one way to learn but just make sure you have patience and some extra money to throw at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoodard23
    What experience do you have? If you don't have experience, I won't discourage you. There is only one way to learn but just make sure you have patience and some extra money to throw at it.
    It' right, you have a ambitious aim, but you'd better think twice before you get start. by the way, show us some your design sketch if you want..

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    Quote Originally Posted by Joelee
    Quote Originally Posted by swoodard23
    What experience do you have? If you don't have experience, I won't discourage you. There is only one way to learn but just make sure you have patience and some extra money to throw at it.
    It' right, you have a ambitious aim, but you'd better think twice before you get start. by the way, show us some your design sketch if you want..
    some picts of your built/work in history to share?

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    no history sorry, im an apprentice mechanic and i have been researching kit cars for about 2 years.

    the only road blocks are really bodywork, and the cars electricals, really. but i have average experience with electrical work, body is a bride i will cross when i get to that point, i have done 2 custom motor swaps before so thats not a problem (sr20 mk1 ford escort & 12a swap in 1200 mazda)

    this is definately not a solo project, im basically just the ring leader, i have workmates helping, friends, and other associated people in the certain trades...

    i am definately not underestimating this, i expect this to take me at minimum to years to get a driving car, and about 4 to finish.

    im going for the rotary because i want the supercar sound, of an engine that can rev high, and everyone loves seeing a tachometer that can safely rev past 9000rpm. and the turbocharger? extra power basically.

    and to be honest i havent done any sketches yet, im more focused on getting the car togehter than what it will look like.

    thanks for the comments

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    By the sounds of your donor car and the engine swaps you done, your from AUS too ? Im in the process of trying to find out the best way to have the car legally road rego'd. You sure the "rebodied" trick will work ? Where you from ? If your from my part, then im pretty sure Regency will find some way to defect the car
    Would be good to chat to you some more about different aspects of the build, being a local (i think lol) and how you go about getting the car running/registered. I can PM you my email if you'd like?

    Cheers,
    reventon43

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    Re: building a custom designed car

    yeah an email coudlnt hurt, im in VIC

    i wont be dealing with getting it on the road for a while though mate, got to get the design and build sorted first lol

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    I wish you luck, it seems like an interesting project, If you need any help please pm,

    Best regards

    JELP

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