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    More info on Car in Kit Car magazine?

    The July 06 Kit Car Mag, pg 68 has a photo of an all steel car that was photographed at the GoodGuys DelMar 2006 show. It's a great looking car, a mix of old muscle with italian accents, and looks like it could be a good basis for a kit design. Unfortunately the magazine failed to get the name of the builder, much less any other info on the car. I googled it, and all I could find was this:



    Anyone know anything about this car?

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    Re: More info on Car in Kit Car magazine?

    wow

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    Re: More info on Car in Kit Car magazine?

    thats a 94 to 99 firebird with t rossa quarters,and modified , not too difficult to do

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    how are you so sure its a firebird? I assume you know the builder or something. It is interesting for sure

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    Hi all,

    If it is a firechicken, then the vents on the front hood is the give away....Just my thoughts......
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    I agree that it's an F-Body car. I'm guessing A Z-28 (at least by the front hood vents) but I think it could be a 82-92 3rd Generation car. I can't quite tell by the dash pic (it could be modified) but it looks like it could be an 82-92 dash . He did do some mods on the side windows by adding the 1/4 windows.

    Pretty cool looking car. I agree it looks like he used original T/R rear 1/4's
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    Doesn't look much like an F-body to me. The windshield is wrong for all generations. The side glass is different. It appears to be a two seater. The nose vents are a lot bigger than the 3'rd gen T/As. And, although it has a long hood line, it drops off quicker than a 3'rd gen bird. The hood and the pop-up headlights do have similarities to the 3'rd gen bird, though.

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    I'm not sure what to think... I see the resemblance to a 4th Gen 93+ Firebird. But if it is Firebird, I wouldn't say that this wasn't difficult to do. There's been a lot of effort made to make it a 2 seater. Also, the rear axles would have to be shortened to accept a wheel with such a deep offset, unless the whole side of the car was made wider. On the 4th Gen F bodies, the doors, fenders and bumpers are plastic/fiberglass, not steel, they would have had to have been fabricated. There are no quarter windows on an F-body, either.
    The sides definitely aren't Testarossa. The upper half isn't squared off, the angle at rear of the sidstrakes is too aggressive, and it's not large enough to fit 5 sidestrakes.
    To me, it doesn't look like there's much room in front for an engine, though the F-body's engine is mostly under the windshield. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the car is actually Fiero; looks like there's plenty of room in the back for an engine, and the grills at the front of the trunk lid may be intended to cool the engine. Of course, then ALL of the panels would have had to be fabricated from steel.
    I wonder what the story is with the side glass? Actually, I sort of like the split window look on a modern looking car...

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    looks like a porsche 914 to me. the windshield and side glass look porsche. add rear 1/4 glass and a mr2 rear window and you have what i see in the pics. radiator in the front with hood vents for cooling. 350 v8 conversion in the middle. the rear 1/4 panels look like metel versions of a testerrosa style kit for the 914 that used to be sold by renegade hybrids. the front end looks like a metal version of the (rsk,rsr) kit. cant remember the letters.

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    now that i look again, it looks like a stock 914 rear window. i thought i wrapped around but it doesnt.

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