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    Thanks Mike. I was in my 40's when I was able to...

    Thanks Mike. I was in my 40's when I was able to start building cars. I have 5 children. I'm 62 now. My children are adults and gone. I miss the days of them being young and my house being...
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    Thank you for your comments Mike. I've been...

    Thank you for your comments Mike. I've been drawing this basic car shape since I was a little kid. It's the fulfillment of a lifetime dream to have one to drive. I have built several cars in the...
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    Thank you very much. I'm using a guy by the name...

    Thank you very much. I'm using a guy by the name of Jack. He's in Warren, RI. 401-787-3290. He's been there for 25 years. The place is jammed packed floor to ceiling with everything he's...
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    I picked up 2 bodies today and my plug/frame. I...

    I picked up 2 bodies today and my plug/frame. I was able to get everything into my 24ft trailer. (Just barely!)
    It's been 2 years since I started on this. My son will be home on college break next...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Thank you for your comments TDW. I'll take some...

    Thank you for your comments TDW. I'll take some pictures of the molds when I pick up the bodies this weekend. I have molds in the past and made my own bodies but I'm older and wiser now. I'm...
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    My molds are finally done. I have 2 noses out....

    My molds are finally done. I have 2 noses out. The first body tub came out today. I'll have a second one this weekend. It's been 2 years to get to this point. Fortunately the hard part is done.
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  8. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Hello Joel, I continue to love your build. ...

    Hello Joel, I continue to love your build.

    I ran a 550hp 427SBC in one of my cars. It had a very low and fast sloping forward nose. I mounted the radiator in a similar manner to yours. (maybe...
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    The first nose was pulled from the mold...

    The first nose was pulled from the mold yesterday. The body mold is almost complete. I should have a body within 2 weeks. Finally!
    https://image.ibb.co/c34utL/questnoseoutofmoldrear.jpg...
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    Joel, Your build and workmanship is amazing. Way...

    Joel, Your build and workmanship is amazing. Way beyond what I'm able to do.

    I built my version of a T-Bucket. It used C5 Vette suspension and drive train. It has an aluminum tub with the...
  11. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Awesome build Joel!

    Awesome build Joel!
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    My friend and I have finally finished the body...

    My friend and I have finally finished the body work. It's now ready to pull molds from.

    The gap between the tub and hood was left extra wide for doing the body work. It will be closed up for...
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    My Cheetah body is what I imagined a Cheetah...

    My Cheetah body is what I imagined a Cheetah roadster might have evolved into if the car had continued. The original Cheetah cockpit room and comfort was terrible. And, the frame was too flimsy for...
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    Good idea! Before starting my Cheetah inspired...

    Good idea! Before starting my Cheetah inspired build I built a space frame, bolted C4 Corvette suspension to it and made a Tbucket inspired body by sculpting foam and fiber glassing over it. Its set...
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    The wheelbase is 93 inches. I built a jig for...

    The wheelbase is 93 inches. I built a jig for the suspension off of a C4 Corvette. I already had a jig base from other cars that I've built so I built the frame on my jig base. Once I had the...
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    I like the Mistral. I've been working on my own...

    I like the Mistral. I've been working on my own simple 2 piece body for a space frame that I built. My car uses SBC or LS power and 84-96 Corvette suspension. Here are a couple of pictures of it...
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    http://image.ibb.co/irNKV6/quest3_4frontwithjohn.j...

    http://image.ibb.co/irNKV6/quest3_4frontwithjohn.jpghttp://image.ibb.co/exYq06/questsidewjohnfinalmock.jpghttp://image.ibb.co/egGztR/questfinalmockwtruck.jpghttp://image.ibb.co/f6gE66/jcspecialprimers...
  18. I'm definitely not an expert at creating the body...

    I'm definitely not an expert at creating the body or body work. The car shown is an evolution of a design that I did a number of years ago. I had molds made from that one. I used that body to start...
  19. Here's a car that I built awhile back. It has an...

    Here's a car that I built awhile back. It has an aluminum tub that C5 Corvette cradles bolt to. I kept the C5's wheelbase but shortened the torque tube and moved the engine rearward by 23 inches. ...
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    I'm with you about getting out of the low...

    I'm with you about getting out of the low position. I'm 6'2" and 61. I've had 6 knee surgeries, the last a full replacement. And, I've had 2 heart attacks. The last one with a 5 percent survival...
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    Thank you for your comments Joel. I remember...

    Thank you for your comments Joel. I remember reading about your C5GTO build. How's that coming along?

    The height to step over for this car is lower than a Cobra. It's 28 inches from the ground...
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    Cheetah inspired build

    Hello, I know that most of the builds and interest on this forum is for high end Super Car builds. But, I thought that some of you might be interested in my build.

    I've built a number of cars all...
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