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  1. Thread: Glassing Foam

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    Clear, plastic packaging tape will work, or so I...

    Clear, plastic packaging tape will work, or so I have been told by someone I personally know who I also know is very experienced at this.

    The latex paint will work, but the coverage must be very...
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    The owner sold it this week. He advertised it...

    The owner sold it this week. He advertised it for $3,500 and it didn't last long. Mechanically, he said it needed a fuel pump and tires.

    Too bad I'm not in a position to do anything like this...
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    I guess I should have titled this thread "Mystery...

    I guess I should have titled this thread "Mystery Pontiac Fiero Based 328 Replica".

    Here's a link to the photograph I took of the mystery car:
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    I have a picture, but no account to host it here....

    I have a picture, but no account to host it here. Every time I have set up an account in the past to do that, they always change.

    The car looks extremely similar to this one here, advertised on...
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    I believe you are correct there. Thank you. I...

    I believe you are correct there. Thank you. I went back and looked at Mera images and they all have 308 style front bumpers. This local car is definitely a 328 replica. It's missing the little...
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    Pontiac Fiero Mera

    Recently while out riding around with my kids, my son spotted a rather interesting car parked out beside an old run down looking body shop. Since this is something you don't see everyday in small...
  7. Wow, I love build threads like this. I don't...

    Wow, I love build threads like this. I don't post much, but I absorb everything. I learn so much from watching guys like you. Please keep up the excellent work.

    It's guys like you and Don that...
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    Don, how are you handling the fiberglass exposure...

    Don, how are you handling the fiberglass exposure now? A while back, you mentioned having some bad reactions to using fiberglass. Is this still a problem for you?
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    I am so glad to see this! I was following that...

    I am so glad to see this! I was following that series of articles ("Last Chance Garage") but never got to see the final outcome of it. I have always wondered what happened to the car and now I am...
  10. Thread: Venta-R Build

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    This will be fun to watch. What glass will you...

    This will be fun to watch.

    What glass will you be using? OEM? Lexan?
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    Oh yeah, that's it. Looks like it has room for a...

    Oh yeah, that's it. Looks like it has room for a jacuzzi back there, along with a small bar.

    Didn't mean to hijack your thread, Don. Sorry!
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    Yeah, 98.5" is the normal Countach wheelbase. ...

    Yeah, 98.5" is the normal Countach wheelbase. However, if I recall correctly, Elegant Motors (later Indy Exotics) made their Countach (or at least one version) with a wheelbase that was even longer...
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    I might have my kit car history wrong, but isn't...

    I might have my kit car history wrong, but isn't Elegant Motors the company that made their Countach kits "supersized" so that builders could install a V8 with a normal transmission. It may not have...
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    Nice work! I think you and I have the same...

    Nice work!

    I think you and I have the same tool box set - Craftsman Limited Edition, black with grey drawers.
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    Man, that looks so good! Best looking kit that...

    Man, that looks so good! Best looking kit that has come along in a very long time. I so admire your talent!
  16. I should have added that once you have your model...

    I should have added that once you have your model complete, there are number of different ways to turn the model into profiles or templates. This varies from program to program. I've seen it done...
  17. Yes, it can be done, although to an extent. It's...

    Yes, it can be done, although to an extent. It's almost impossible to get 100% accuracy. Depending on the CAD program you are using, you should be able to import the different views onto different...
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    Those seats look wicked, Matt!

    Those seats look wicked, Matt!
  19. A Very Bizarre Video...Countach LP400 Replica??

    Here's a very bizarre video I discovered. Fast forward to 6:00 to see the car, which appears to be a Countach LP400 replica.

    The car actually looks strangely appealing to me.
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    SolidWorks and AutoCAD are quite a bit different....

    SolidWorks and AutoCAD are quite a bit different.

    I used to be a representative and consultant for SolidWorks, or rather, one of their VARs (Value Added Resellers). We had on staff several design...
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    Wow, that looks great!

    Wow, that looks great!
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    Matt, this is such an outstanding job. I love...

    Matt, this is such an outstanding job. I love your car and admire your talent greatly.

    Have you considered writing a book sharing your methods and experience? If not, you really should think of...
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    Wow, how exciting! Did you ever determine what...

    Wow, how exciting! Did you ever determine what company made it? Is it a Prova? Looks awesome!
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    Matt, I've been following this since the...

    Matt, I've been following this since the beginning. I'm blown away by your creativity and talent. I've been keeping up with the kit car scene for about 30 years now and I have to say that this is...
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    The arrangement of Countach headlights is sacred...

    The arrangement of Countach headlights is sacred and should not be messed with, so says I.
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