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    Looking for Countach Bodykit Plans

    Hello,
    i am looking for Countach Bodykit Plans.
    What will fit a Toyota mr2 Donor or Pontiac Fiero Donor.
    Any help is welcome !
    Please help if you can :-)
    cheers !
    Leo

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    Just to confirm, are you looking for plans to build your own buck and pull molds from or someplace to buy a body from?

    If you are looking for the buck route, Justin Cosgrove on here is currently building a Countach 5000s buck.
    308 Ferrari replica
    Prova Countach 5000QV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    Just to confirm, are you looking for plans to build your own buck and pull molds from or someplace to buy a body from?

    If you are looking for the buck route, Justin Cosgrove on here is currently building a Countach 5000s buck.
    I am planing to build one .
    Since i cant buy a original Countach to costly for me.:-)
    I did look in ebay to find a bodykit .
    Well i found a few but those were in germany and called saier catapult and are of by the measurments .
    Here in Austria is no one what has build a kit ,so i am doiing it to make one for me .
    I hope someone bares with me and helps me out with a plan from it .
    can be mirage or sienna plan or any other accurate plan.
    cheers ,
    Leo
    Last edited by Leo127; 03-12-2013 at 12:07 AM.

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    Hi Leo , these help but accuracy is in question. I have heard they do contain a few errors.
    mhttp://www.webguy.ca/kitcarplans/countach.phpay

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    Lambolex

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    Hello Lambolex,
    thank you for the info.
    I have seen his plans ,you were right with a few errors.
    I am still hoping that someone has plans from a mirage kit or sienna kit and is willing to help :-)
    Thanks for all your help Lambolex i really apriciate it .
    Cheers,
    Leo

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    Hi Leo127 you have a pm
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    If your creating a full bodied exact replica like wheelbase etc, and are going to stretch the fiero or mr2 i would download an accurate model in a 3d program and cnc machine it out of foam etc, then create a tube frame to fit onto your donor and bolt the panels on, that is in my mind the best way to do an accurate replica. I am in the process of molding from a 3d model myself so if you need any further help pm me I would be more than happy to go through it with you.

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    I thought about a cheap way to make bodies.


    Hi, here is one way to do this.

    First you have to print the shapes out on paper... you can try to get it printed on large paper at a print shop but that could be expensive. Another way is to use a regular printer with a special program (which I have somewhere) and make the shapes with many small sized papers taped together to make a large shape.
    http://i.imgur.com/SfcQKxf.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/jHn1sUm.jpg

    Then the paper shapes need to be glued to the foam boards.

    74 Foam boards will be needed with these dimensions (they sell this size here); 96 inches by 48 inches and 2 inches thick, to make the overall body
    http://www.instructables.com/files/d...VHDJ.LARGE.jpg

    I will also be making another set of plans to make a detailed front and back end. Could be another 2-3 foam boards needed.

    Its best to cut the foam shapes after using a homemade foam cutter and not to smell the toxic fumes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YFadcLso5A

    The foam shapes and their glued on paper will have numbers on them, you just arrange them together like this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apCbyYUKemU

    Finally you should have the body and after make detailed front and back sections to put in.

    The free program I used is 123D Maker and I also attached the car setup file if you'd like to load it also.
    Follow my designs on Facebook fan pages. http://www.facebook.com/AutoArts

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    You could reduce costs a little bit more by only cutting every 2nd or 3rd foam rib then lay down a bead of glue on each edge. Use the widest commercial roll of restaurant plastic wrap (saran wrap) to cover the buck. Once covered use a hair dryer to heat the plastic wrap and it will stretch tight. Careful not to burn through. Basically shrink wrap the plug.
    Have only tried this on very small parts so far. Saves a lot of sanding and finishing work as you can lay up fiberglass right on it. If someone wants to send me the cutting/printing files (G code) for a really cool design I will build it (ok wishful thinking).


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    Name:  Gallardo_sectioncuts.jpg
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    than i can help out with this files either as step files or dwg or catpart (catia) let me know with a pm
    I am looking still for a accurate countach plan or model in 3d .
    I didnt find any orignial countach in austria or i would have scaned one .
    So any help would be greatly apriciate it .

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    these i have are not acurate enough :-(
    if someone has a good 3D model that would help as well .
    I can scale it so that it will fit the original measurments

    Cheers
    Leo
    Last edited by Leo127; 03-14-2013 at 07:16 PM.

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