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    hi to all,i have been reading the forum for a long time.i dont post, but enjoy reading everyones builds.i have messed with cars for a long time and have always want to build my own car from the ground up.well to make a long story short,i was going to build a diablo.well after restoring my fiero and putting all new suspension,corvette brakes and a 383 with tuneport fuel injection(getting the mechanical done first)i didnt have the heart to cut it up.so instead, i like the looks of the labala alot from graber cars.light wieght, cheaper to build and not many built.also i could add my touches with out the redicule of not being an exact replica.so i bought the plans and a pile of steel and went at it. here are some pics of the chassis.my chassis is a bit different than the plans,the labala didnt have doors and that was a must for me. if you guys are interested i will post more of the build and keep it to date.
    John[img]http://[/img]



  • #2
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    Hi. .
    Nice chassis u made and great talent u got!
    Please keep the picts coming.

    Thanks.
    SC

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by sc80
      Hi. .
      Nice chassis u made and great talent u got!
      Please keep the picts coming.

      Thanks.
      SC

      Agreed... Please send more. Very nice work.

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      • #4
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        i am a fan of pushrod suspension. please more pics

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        • #5
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          i have one more of the chassis,these photos were taken before i recieved my body.i could not go any farther until it came for final braceing to see where the doors would fall in.[img]http://[/img]


          once my body was here i got it mounted and finished up the chassis[img]http://[/img]




          then came the hard part,the doors!! this was by far the hardest part of the build for me so far!i made a working door out of tubing first,then bonded the skin to it.that way their is no stress on the fiber glass.once the doors were working i started in on the door sills and inside part of the doors.[img]http://[/img]




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          • #6
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            Yuo coulb make the first labala coupe lol.

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            • #7
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              went and bought a sheet medal brake,wanting to keep the car light i did my door sills and inside doors out of 22 gauge metal,fiberglass would have been nice but i am not a big fan of doing it my self.and not haveing a clue on what i was doing the metal was alot easier to work with and make changes as i went too!but they came out pretty nice once done.[img]http://[/img]






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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 2005 ford gt kit
                Yuo coulb make the first labala coupe lol.
                that is on the list,i live in ohio so a full time convertable would really limit the drive time.
                that was one of the hard part of doing doors too,knowing the hard top is in the future.i had to think about window placement seals and so forth. steve from graber cars has one under development as i type,not sure if it will work for me yet.

                john

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                • #9
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                  Great work!!!, keep us update


                  Mattg

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                  • #10
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                    Well done. The chassis looks great. Not a fan of the body but the rest is right on.

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                    • #11
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                      one thing i was never happy with was the rear of the car.i decided to tweek it some. i bonded the rear valence on and glassed it in for a smoother look, added in some vents,also added in some reverse lights and a third brake light.then decided to recess the licence plate in as well.[img]http://[/img]




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                      • #12
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                        once this was all done moved on to the prep and paint.here is were the car is now.
                        i started working on the interior.have to make everything,center council,doors and some more on the dash. dont have any pic of the interior yet,holidays have slowed me down alot.i got the center council mostly done.next i will be working on the doors. the interior will be coverd in black leather and carpet with some carbon fiber thrown in.[img]http://[/img]







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                        • #13
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                          Wow!! Fantastic job. Please keep us updated.

                          Bob
                          Bob custom '84 Fiero SE --->>> custom F408
                          http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/cu...ilepic37_1.gif

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                          • #14
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                            That's really cool! Great job

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                            • #15
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                              I like it! That's the clearest windshield I've ever seen. Do you know how much it will weigh?

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