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  • JoshRT
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    Originally posted by JohnEstacado View Post
    Thanks for the help guys, I had a similar problem with this kit. But I solved the problem quickly enough with angle grinder. And thanks to my friend who recommended me to go to here The Tool Scout and quickly read reviews about what tools are most suitable for me. So the problems with the roof were solved quite quickly, which I am very happy about. It is strange that there are still such problems with this kit.
    That's a great solution for you! Nice

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  • JohnEstacado
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    Thanks for the help guys, I had a similar problem with this kit. But I solved the problem quickly enough with angle grinder. And thanks to my friend who recommended me to go to here The Tool Scout and quickly read reviews about what tools are most suitable for me. So the problems with the roof were solved quite quickly, which I am very happy about. It is strange that there are still such problems with this kit.
    Last edited by JohnEstacado; 12-20-2020, 08:47 PM.

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  • Countach wanna B
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    Roof line

    Originally posted by dhart99 View Post
    I have an Armstrong Countach kit and along with every kit I have seen the roofline height is wrong at the windsheild. I remenber someone changing this area by pushing the roof up and the windsheild up also . Do these measurements exist somewhere from a real Countach that shows the proper measurement from the floor to the top edge of the windsheild ?

    Thanks
    Hey guys, you might be right about the roofline being wrong on some replicas Or you might be wrong???. I have learned Several years after your post in around 2012 that the factory aparently Produced what is now called "Low body" cars up through about 1980 ish. After that they supposedly slightly change the roofline bringing the roof up where it meets the windshield about an inch and a half Reducing the sloped roof to almost dead level and raised the cars ride height about 2". Check this out, you may find some info on the web though it is very limited. My replica also has the slightly sloped roof which I was concerned about until I found out about the low body cars. I would prefer to have mine like the original earlier cars anyway. Some suggest that while this change did not allow much more Headroom it did increase front visibility slightly as they can be somewhat claustrophobic to drive. So it sort of depends on your preference if you like the earlier low body Or the later high body look.

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  • K9COP
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    Ladies/gents, more info on the whole high/low body saga...

    Harry Metcalfe comes through again. A brief explanation at time index 7:01 or thereabouts on the Countach roofline in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h8y9Fzzn9k

    His other videos definitely deserve watching too for their detail content on the Countach and others, as so does Youtube user 'SaabKyle'. He has some excellent detail stuff on the Countach...

    K9
    Last edited by K9COP; 02-24-2015, 07:30 PM.

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  • Don
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    Ed;

    Sorry, I also forgot to ask, can you get some pics of the side glass from Sienna and post in this thread please? Any way to show the compound curve you were talking about?

    Thanks
    Don

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  • Don
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    Ed;

    Can you move the steering column forward and shorten the collapsing section of the column? I have seen several folks push the bottom shaft up toward the steering wheel on cars to be able to move the column forward. The other option would be to take that shaft out of the column and shorten it as well so you still retain the collapsing capability for any crashing. Any way to shorten the intermediate shaft between the column and the steering rack?

    Can you take some pics of your sienna and post them here in a new thread? We would all like to see your project.

    Cheers
    Don

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  • Edouard Kouzougian
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    Originally posted by K9COP View Post
    Ed, welcome to the forum. Where in New York are you, City or Upstate? Either way, we're here to help. I'm upstate New York near Rochester, and am happy to hep you source parts etc if you are intending to build your car..

    As for Udo, I can say that according to my interactions with him so far, he is extremely helpful, incredibly talented, and a very welcome (re) addition to the Countach replica scene. Check out his photobucket page, it has to be seen to be believed. And, Udo, sorry, but about 15,000 of the hits on your page are mine....

    K9
    K9 I'm located in New York City. Need to know what steering column you are using? TYhe one on my Sienna seams to be Ford, maybe Scorpio or Merkur but the location of steering wheel is too far back towards, driver . Any ideas ???

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  • K9COP
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    Ed, welcome to the forum. Where in New York are you, City or Upstate? Either way, we're here to help. I'm upstate New York near Rochester, and am happy to hep you source parts etc if you are intending to build your car..

    As for Udo, I can say that according to my interactions with him so far, he is extremely helpful, incredibly talented, and a very welcome (re) addition to the Countach replica scene. Check out his photobucket page, it has to be seen to be believed. And, Udo, sorry, but about 15,000 of the hits on your page are mine....

    K9

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  • Edouard Kouzougian
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    COuntach Glass

    If as gumby69 states ''Sienna modified rear of roof to accommodate tall people, then they held the roof line at front'' thus leading to the glass problem in side and angles of glass etc. therefore maybe we should lower the rear and not raise the front. I'm not convinced that Lamborghini did not just raise the whole car and lowered the pan for more interior room. This way the lines of the car, all glass , angle , etc. would remain the same. If someone would measure the hight of an LP400 at front and rear top of body, and do the same for LP5000 we may discover the truth .

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  • Edouard Kouzougian
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    Coutach Glass

    Gentlemen, My name is Ed
    and I'm located in New York. Last year I purchased an unbuilt Sienna Countach kit. The windshield is curved ,is marked Triplex XXX and is just sitting in its place (not glued ). It has a crack in it ,but is still in one piece. so that if someone wanted to make a mold of it , it could be done. The side glass is compound curved and original Sienna still covered in Sienna marked protective wrap. These could probably be 3D printed in ''plastic'' for everyone to try in before we fabricate glass .

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  • 76mx
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    Don,
    With some help from K9, I have been able to source this as readily available Pilkington. Now if the Merci windshield I have ordered will fit, all of the glass for this project is off the shelf and under $1,000, I like it.

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  • Don
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    76mx;

    I look forward to seeing this model come to life as that is one dead sexy Countach rendition.

    Good luck
    Don

    Originally posted by 76mx View Post
    Got me Don! It is indeed both.

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  • Don
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    Thanks Udo;

    Good to hear from you. I thought you might be out of the hobby as I haven't seen any action from you on the various boards for quite a while.

    I think the Countach replica might be gaining in popularity again as the originals are now in the $250-$400k range and becoming collectors. There are probably a half dozen of us that are active here and more on other boards out there.

    Getting oem curved glass would be a huge win for the hobby as well as for real Countach owners that need replacement glass.

    Looking forward to seeing if we can get something going. I have emailed you as I got your latest email address.

    Thanks
    Don

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  • goliath
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    Hi don yes its Udo i have a company that can make glass just need to come up with the money to have first set made all the tooling has to be made to shape the glass after that next set is a lot cheaper i am thinking of blowing the dust of my countach molds and start making parts again since work is slow ,i haven't logged on to my potobucket account in few years it has 17,233 views which surprised me
    Thanks Udo

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  • Don
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    Goliath

    We have access to a glass company that can build the tempered glass for us but we have been having trouble getting some OEM glass shape. if we can get the molds, we can get the glass for the hobby.

    Can you please email me? My email address is in my profile. We have also talked in the past as well so you may have the email a ready. I am not sure your old email address still works. This is Udo on Toronto, correct?

    Thanks very much.
    Don

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