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PostPosted: January 26, 2017, 4:07 pm 
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While we're waiting on a few parts to arrive, Garm and I had a couple beers at the shop last night and started playing with welding rods and a roll of painter's tape.
The result was a visual mock up of the rear fender flares I have in mind for this car -

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Looks like your 'flare model' needs to eat a sandwhich


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*love the box flare look btw

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Frank the Skeleton is our mascot; he supervises really well and makes very few (ok, none) suggestions or corrections.

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ccrunner wrote:
Looks like your 'flare model' needs to eat a sandwhich


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*love the box flare look btw

I did offer to buy him a burrito or something for lunch, but he's on some zero-calories diet...

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Looks like your 'flare model' needs to eat a sandwhich
--ccrunner

*love the box flare look btw

I did offer to buy him a burrito or something for lunch, but he's on some zero-calories diet...
I think I heard him say that everything he eats just runs right though him... :ack:

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Definitely has a digestive problem. But like they say about projects, "the bones are good". 8)


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LOVE the look of the rear fender flares!! They remind me of the insane Renault 5 Turbo of the 1980's...a car I've always coveted!

IIRC, Jay Leno did something similar with a Ford Fiesta, and it was awesome - sexy as hell, and brutally fast.

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Yo, Zetec- You're kind of right... Jay bought one, and still has it. How-some-ever:

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In 1990, Chuck Beck of Special Editions and Rick Titus took seven Ford Festivas and mounted 3.0 L SHO V6s − still mated to their native transmissions − behind the front seats in mid-rear engine configuration. Along with substantial cosmetic body changes, including custom fiberglass wheel arches to accommodate a wider stance and larger tires, the suspension was completely redesigned. Each car was painted a different color. These changes resulted in a car that could travel the ¼ mile (0.4 km) in 12.9 seconds at 100.9 mph (162 km/h), and could achieve a lateral acceleration figure ranging from .95 to 1.04 g. Two of the seven are notable; Jay Leno owns number 003 (the silver one), and number 005 (the purple one) included special modifications for competition in the SCCA, including a rollcage and 5-point restraints. Since the creation of these cars, others have imitated the idea by performing SHO-to-Festiva transplants of their own.
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I had to look it up, because I didn't think Leno built the thing, but I wasn't sure who did. Now we know... The rest of the story!

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Jay Leno did put a big bottle of nitrous in the back of his though, because the "normal" Shogun wasn't quite mental enough.
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If we put nitrous in, it will be for me.


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If you need laughing gas while driving this car, you have serious sensory and / or adrenaline issues :lol:

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Great build - looking at the same engine / quaife combo in a S600. Do you mind If i ask a couple of measurements for research sake ?
As in the distance from the minimum front of the engine cage (against your seat backs or whatever) to the axle outlets.
Thanks if you know 8)


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Hi Garm I'm a new member here and joined the forum because of the honda 600 builds on here. I am so glad I found this thread along with ccrunners build. I have a z600 coming and will very desperately need help to learn about it. I'm still reading both logs and I see a wealth of other builds here. Great place, lots of info and friendly members.


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^ Welcome! It's a great platform to build from.
I'm sure Blackbird will have some updates for us soon; I know they've been cranking out lots of "bread and butter" work lately.


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