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  • Scratch build Countach 5000'ish

    Hello all,
    This is my first time posting to a forum and building a car... so my apologies up front until I figure out the process on the site.

    Always wanted to build a car since the days of reading Petersons Kit Car magazine back in the late 80's but didn't have the skills or means to do. Today I still don't... but what the heck, its a learning curve.

    I want to say thanks for all those who share their information and opinions on this site to help each other out. This site help 'push' me to get the ball rolling in this long process.

    My plan for my project is a square steel tube frame, multi-piece fiberglass body, Honda J32/35 engine (n/a at first then high HP turbo later), 6 speed mt, corvette C6 complete running gear (front and rear) and piecing together various oem parts as possible.

    I welcome any suggestions or opinions on my build as I am only using pictures and a 24th scale model to work off of. Please let me know if you notice any mistakes, which would be my first during the build *cough cough.

    My favorite Countach body style is the 5000 Quattrovalvole and that is what I am trying to get close to. I modified the roof 2" higher to accommodate taller drivers but the rest of the dimensions are fairly close. I am not going for an exact replica, but one that you have to look hard twice to find that its not.

    Instead of building a traditional buck, I used lathing screen and dry wall patch to build up and shape the body. Its cheap and easily sandable and gave me more flexibility in changing shapes and contours fairly easily. Draw back... the garage looks like the movie set of Scarface...white powder everywhere.

    Hopefully I can get the pictures uploaded so bear with me and thanks in advance for your input.
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    Welcome to the forum,,, you car is coming along nicely!
    -Glenn

    "One day I had a bit of an argument with my friend Enzo Ferrari, who reckoned I wasnít able to drive a Ferrari, only tractors. Thatís when I got the idea into my head and told myself Ė Iíll make the cars myself from now on!" - Ferruccio Lamborghini

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum, looks like you have a great start going
      Now building in Mooresville NC
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      • #4
        Hi Riverbank! I also welcome you! The frame looks awesome! You obviously can work that plaster! I tried it on a smaller scale, and it is not as easy as it may appear to be! Great start, and I love the passion. That is what it takes to see these types of projects through. Regards, Eddy

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        • #5
          Welcome Riverbank.
          Love what you have done so far.Your skills are good enough to make your dream come true.
          For inspirational purposes.

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          • #6
            +1 to what they said! That's a nice start. There's lots of Countach knowledge and information on here, so don't be shy, ask away!

            K9

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum ! looks like you have a great start on your project ! Keep up the good work and ask questions here ! There is a lot of talented people on this forum.

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              • #8
                Looks like there is at least a little bit of skill going on there hahaha

                Originally posted by Riverbank-Rich View Post
                Hello all,

                Always wanted to build a car since the days of reading Petersons Kit Car magazine back in the late 80's but didn't have the skills or means to do. Today I still don't... but what the heck, its a learning curve.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for the welcome and replies. I am at awe at all the talent and knowledge that this forum has and those willing to share their experiences with others. And there is a lot of talent here.

                  Thanks for the offers to ask questions. I will continue to scour the forums for answers before asking.

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                  • #10
                    I do have a question on some dimensions with the headlight and turn signal bucket locations. And the headlight cutout dimension.

                    This is my current fender shape. How close are my dimension? I plan on using Fiat 131 headlight bucket assemblies and I want to make sure they will fit.
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                    Last edited by Riverbank-Rich; 05-22-2016, 04:58 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Countach Dimensions

                      Hi Welcome aboard, These measurements were taken from a real car in 1987, they were done in a hurry, but are very accurate apologies for the artwork lol, I measured the entire car. If you need any more just ask.
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                      • #12
                        and the door, roof, bonnet etc
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                        • #13
                          and the boot area those should keep you busy for a while.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you very much Lambolex. Now I get to see how much I am off . I am really getting the hang of sanding the drywall compound off. 2 bags on, 1 off on the floor. This will really keep me busy for a while.

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                            • #15
                              Cool stuff, always great to see another Countach being built! Congrads will be watching.
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