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    whats up everyone..lately ive been stuck on the vw l1 and xl1 concepts..i really love the flow of those cars for some reason..i want to come up with something similar..not exact but similar..i was wondering if you guys could help we figure out a few donor options?? so far i have the only donor i can come up with is the audi a5 sports back..thanks for any help in advance..

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    Civic

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    • #3
      thanks arashB..i hadn't seen that thread yet..a civic would definitely be a more available donor than a a5 for me..

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      • #4
        You're welcome... there are so many Civics that it could turn into a profitable kit too. The 3D model is available... the next step would be getting the design carved out in foam by either contracting someone to do it or buying your own CNC machine kit (~$2000-3000) which would save you money as you could resell the machine after or keep that ultimate tool for other jobs.


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        • #5
          isnt this a 9th gen civic (2011 and up)?? and instead of the sedan could a coupe work as the donor??

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          • #6
            I believe they start from 2006 and it may not look as good as on a coupe but should be possible.
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            • #7
              Why not custom build a chassis, have it carbon fibre so light weight but ridged, drop in a 3.5L Toyota V6 with a 6 speed MT / SAT, full OLED display built by ACtronics UK like the photo attached.


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              Touch Panel climate control, Satnag, etc ... if you are going to make something like the XL1 that is futuristic you should forget the donor idea and custom build.
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              • #8
                thanks arashB..i was just wondering if the 8th gen would work..and thank you too Murasaki..to be honest i really dont know much about going the tube chassis route..

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                • #9
                  2006 coupe (8th gen)


                  Sure thing, these panels would just be add-ons so it would turn out pretty cheap for the result.
                  Donor 5k
                  The cheapest possible method to CNC the parts in foam is to find a local person with a hobby machine via CNCzone.com forums... $2000 (with $500-1k in foam included)
                  Have a body shop make low quality molds 5k?
                  With cheap vinyl sticker paint, your could be looking at 15k in total if you have no complications.
                  *Headlights could be expensive if you want modern quality ones... not sure what would match. Add another $500-$4000

                  The tube from scratch could start from 30k
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                  Last edited by ArashB; 09-01-2013, 05:57 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ArashB View Post
                    2006 coupe (8th gen)


                    Sure thing, these panels would just be add-ons so it would turn out pretty cheap for the result.
                    Donor 5k
                    The cheapest possible method to CNC the parts in foam is to find a local person with a hobby machine via CNCzone.com forums... $2000 (with $500-1k in foam included)
                    Have a body shop make low quality molds 5k?
                    With cheap vinyl sticker paint, your could be looking at 15k in total if you have no complications.
                    *Headlights could be expensive if you want modern quality ones... not sure what would match. Add another $500-$4000

                    The tube from scratch could start from 30k

                    thanks for all the help arashB..you got some skills with the graphics..isnt this a 7th gen coupe (00-05) in the pic?? and i think im more for using a donor than a tube chassis build..30k..lol..im not that wealthy yet..

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                    • #11
                      Your welcome, the model years start from 2006, it should be a 2006 (8th gen) in the picture.
                      Honda Civic (eighth generation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                      The best replicas are from tube chassis but its just easier if you can find a car to fit its profile.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ArashB View Post
                        2006 coupe (8th gen)


                        Sure thing, these panels would just be add-ons so it would turn out pretty cheap for the result.
                        Donor 5k
                        The cheapest possible method to CNC the parts in foam is to find a local person with a hobby machine via CNCzone.com forums... $2000 (with $500-1k in foam included)
                        Have a body shop make low quality molds 5k?
                        With cheap vinyl sticker paint, your could be looking at 15k in total if you have no complications.
                        *Headlights could be expensive if you want modern quality ones... not sure what would match. Add another $500-$4000

                        The tube from scratch could start from 30k
                        I really like this idea..I'm pretty sure the blue car is a 7th gen coupe though..would this work for the donor?? If so that would be awesome because I could score one for a pretty decent price..

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                        • #13
                          i had googled 'slammed 2006 civic coupe' and thought it was a 8th gen... but you're right its a 7th one. Im surprised it looks good, and since the donor could be found for super cheap, I think it'd work well.


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