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  • #46
    Thank you colato for the kind compliments. And to Countach wanna B for the heads up on the wheels covers. I think the price of $1500 for those wheels covers are overpriced. 76mx, I am definitely in for a set of real Countach wheels my friend! Your Chupacabra build is quite the work and looks impressive.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Countach wanna B View Post
      There is a set of Countach wheel covers on eBay Under "Countach Parts". They are asking $1,500. I have a Late eighties/ early nineties Countach replica on a tube frame. Made by Kustom Motor Cars. Wondered who manufactured yours?
      I'm not sure who made the kit, however it is highly accurate, thick, and detailed. I believe it came from one of the original molds from England/UK, possibly Prova, Sienna, Mirage, etc.

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      • #48
        Took her out for a car wash....

        https://i.imgur.com/s0jkv1a.png

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        • #49
          <img src='https://i.imgur.com/s0jkv1a.png' />

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              • #52
                Uggghhhh! Guess Madmechanics picture hosting is not working directly anymore so having to use external hosting. Anyways, finally got picture uploaded.
                Please note mine is on top, real one is on the bottom, for comparison. Don't have all my emblems yet. What do you guys think?

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by CountachExoticaUSA View Post
                  Thank you colato for the kind compliments. And to Countach wanna B for the heads up on the wheels covers. I think the price of $1500 for those wheels covers are overpriced. 76mx, I am definitely in for a set of real Countach wheels my friend! Your Chupacabra build is quite the work and looks impressive.
                  Thank you CEUSA, here is a progress report. I have approved the design and the first sets have been through CNC. I have some pictures but they had not been polished yet and the CNC marks camouflage the design and detail. They are realistic looking, but may not be absolutely accurate, especially on the larger sizes. I told them what I wanted, said this is exactly what I am looking for on the design drawings, but I never put a micrometer on them. I should have the first sets for inspection in a few weeks.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by CountachExoticaUSA View Post
                    I'm not sure who made the kit, however it is highly accurate, thick, and detailed. I believe it came from one of the original molds from England/UK, possibly Prova, Sienna, Mirage, etc.
                    Your body might have been built by the same Guy that built mine.Jon Easton If you recall a Armstrong Countach. Jon built the bodies for Armstrong Countach as well as KMC.. KMC Built their own tube frames With vet and Fiero suspension points. Armstrong Built partial tube frames Using the Fiero cradle and front suspension from what I understand. The shell and frame mocked up with some Mock up wheels on Don's thread...

                    I spoke to John Easton a couple of years ago. He said he bought one of the first Provas that came to the US. They had oversized A pillars that didn't look right and flimsy doors he said. He spent a good bit of time reworking and strengthening the doors and reworked the A pillars to accept a factory windshield also strengthening the bodies with steel tubing that runs from the back of the car from tail lights up behind the rain gutters at sides of engine compartment all the way around the roof and the windshield frame as well. To help strengthen and keep the car from flexing.

                    If yours was possibly built by John Easton you would likely have a business card laminated into the fiberglass about the center of the underside of the front trunk which was painted over/ maybe hidden by KMC or Armstrong as they may have not wanted people knowing where they could get bodies without going through them?

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                    • #55
                      Looking forward to some juicy pics Charley. Lets hope those wheels/rims come out as close as possible.
                      It can be done, just as the curved windows can be done!! Just need someone with Countach madness to get them manufactured and I'm sure you will have a line of buyers waiting my friend.

                      CWB, I believe you are correct and on the right path, as mine is the stretched version and looks nearly identical to the Armstrong body. (see pic below of an Armstrong body I found online). The lines are perfect and there is no sagging, just like the OEM Countach.
                      IMHO, the 2 best bodies out there are the Provas and the Armstrongs.

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                        • #57
                          Compare to the original....truly a MASTERPIECE!

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                          • #58
                            Yes, I think the KMC and Armstrong Bodies built by John Easton Are some of the best for sure. Basically a second generation Prova with improvements. There are a couple of pictures of mine on Don's thread" Countach 5000s build". Page 17. It is currently just the body and Tube frame with some wheels I mocked up that look sort of like original OZ's. I keep mine parked behind my house where it is not visible from the road. Or I'm sure I would have a stream of car guys stopping and asking about it. For now I am Gathering parts and it is yard art that I enjoy every time I walk in my backyard.
                            P.S. Can't wait to see how those wheels turn out!

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                            • #59
                              Kester was having John build his bodies, and they were quite nice and John is your hometown guy, but Kester had a second set of new and improved molds built to address a few problems with it. Unfortunately he was shut down before taking delivery of them. I wonder where they went? I have Countach bodies for sale.

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                              • #60
                                Just for clarity to those who know me, ^^^ that's a different Kester (before I get lawyers knocking on my door!) and a few other people annoyed with me.
                                Thanks

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