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    Countach BUILD

    I've got a project I'm working on and felt it was time to share.



    The patient going under the knife, started out as my old '87 gt.



    The front clip started out as part of a tube frame I started building about 8 years ago and never got to finish, it uses C-4 Corvette spindles along with custom a-arms and Alden coilovers. In the process of fitting the front section to the frame, I moved the front axle centerline back 3 inches.



    The Last body from my molds.
    Here's the reason for what I'm doing. There's a problem with Fiero based Countach's, the Fiero passenger compartment is too far back relative to the Countach body placing the steering wheel farther back in the car than it needs to be, making it even more dificult to get in and out of. Moving the front centerline back also gains me that much room in the engine bay, this will be a huge help as it will get a 350 sbc w/ an Audi transaxle mounted longitudnaly.

    Time still turns,
    the pages of the book it's burned. Joe

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    Re: Countach build

    A few more pics for the night.





    I'm building a tube frame around the Fiero tub, There won't be a whole lot left of the Fiero.

    Joe

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    Here's some more to start the morning off. Enjoy.













    Joe

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    Re: Countach build

    Hi Im interested in the front suspension set up that your are building. what are the specs you are using is it something you made or are you using corvette spects. thanks for any help...Thanks Luke

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    Re: Countach build

    You wouldn't happen to be in Colorado wouldn't you? :


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    Quote Originally Posted by VF1Skullangel
    You wouldn't happen to be in Colorado wouldn't you? :

    :

    Yup.

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    Re: Countach build

    Quote Originally Posted by lukester
    Hi Im interested in the front suspension set up that your are building. what are the specs you are using is it something you made or are you using corvette spects. thanks for any help...Thanks Luke
    It was a custom build using c-4 Corvette spindles and brakes, Fiero rack custom a-arms and Alden coilovers. A lot of time was spent working out the camber change and bump steer.

    Thanks for the interest.

    Joe

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    Re: Countach build

    Starting to set up the back half.



    Yes, that's an '88 rear cradle.



    Big gokart.

    Joe

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    First fit of the body.





    Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

    Joe

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    Re: Countach build

    Joe;

    That looks great. A simple question for and don't take offense as I am just asking. Why use the Fiero at all? You have petter much built a complete frame around the tub and are only using the cockpit section and cradle. Would it not have been easier to just build a complete frame? Is it more for registering later or are there other reasons.

    Again, I am just asking as I am setting up my Countach build and have a call to make on Fiero stretched and cut up, more of a build like what you have or a custom frame. I seem to remember folks saying it takes more work to work around a Fiero than it is to build the extra bits on a custom frame.

    Thanks much and your build really does look outstanding. I like the first riot of the body....

    Cheers and keep the pics coming.
    Don

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