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    Quote Originally Posted by ArashB View Post
    Its essential you learn how to resize and scale the Enzo 3D model over the donor so that the first time you mill the car out in foam and make panels, it will fit right. I free hand with Sketchup and havent learned an accurate way yet.
    Would this idea work although it would take a lot of milling.... make all the slices for your car design (rough out line) and then drop down say 3/8" and mill the outline of the donor car below the design edges. In effect have the whole finished plug be able to drop right down over top the donor. The donor becomes the support while keeping the scale correct. Then do your finished sculpting. ?????


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    Quote Originally Posted by ncrazyballa View Post
    if you cant finish milling the buck yourself, i can do it for a pretty cheap price.

    Thanks, if it comes to that I will definitely let you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by CARBUILDER View Post
    Would this idea work although it would take a lot of milling.... make all the slices for your car design (rough out line) and then drop down say 3/8" and mill the outline of the donor car below the design edges. In effect have the whole finished plug be able to drop right down over top the donor. The donor becomes the support while keeping the scale correct. Then do your finished sculpting. ?????
    Wow, well I thought of that, isn't a bad idea really. But, I'd prefer to get the real Ferrari dimensions. Which means stretching the chassis...
    The Ferrari is noticeably larger than the MR2 so it would be a giveaway seeing a MR2 size Enzo.

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    There is an 8 inch wheelbase difference, the length of a banana. If you're not going with custom A-pillars and wrap around windshield then I think you've lost most of authenticity there.

    Quote Originally Posted by CARBUILDER View Post
    Would this idea work although it would take a lot of milling.... make all the slices for your car design (rough out line) and then drop down say 3/8" and mill the outline of the donor car below the design edges. In effect have the whole finished plug be able to drop right down over top the donor. The donor becomes the support while keeping the scale correct. Then do your finished sculpting. ?????
    If I understand your concept correctly, there are way easier ways to make supports system then having a milled underside to fit over like a glove. Like expanding foam inbetween the mold and donor for instance.

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    I'm going to start soon, on something... I am not 100% sure if I should do the Enzo or this amazing concept I found.

    https://forge.localmotors.com/pages/project.php?cg=8961

    Anyone want to help me decide? It would be a one of a kind, and I can't decide which looks better :O I'm leaning towards the concept maybe???

    Edit: I can't help but notice the similarities it shares with the Enzo, I think it has a bit better design though. I took out the grill to add more of an Enzo looks. What do you guys think? http://imgur.com/tUO4G
    Last edited by Z3usee; 08-28-2012 at 06:54 PM.

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    It reminds me of this car, but I dont like the Enzo concept.


    Its not bad looking in this shot
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lmi/user-images/321431.jpg
    but overall it has lots of design flaws in my opinion.

    Since this is your first build I think you should do something simple like a rebody of a front engine car then go all out with cutting up and refitting a mid engine... people say statistically most kit cars never get completed.

    Lately we've had lots of interested in the Camaro as a donor, its slick in the front, kinda wide, and its a sports car... if you can find a great concept to fit over that you could have a car that's almost as flashy as an Enzo but with half the work.
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    Z3usee, Your goal might be attainable if you had a crew of 4 builders who had excellent skills and have built a quality replica previously and you had a budget of $35K-$45K USD. Jim

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