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 Post subject: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 8, 2010, 11:44 am 
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Ive got another VFR (Visible Frame Roadster) going together. This one called the Mako uses either a Type 4 VW/Porsche or a Suby with the block off plate at the trans (because of the length)
The susp is made up of parts of a Solstice/Sky.
Still lots to do but here are a few shots.
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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 9, 2010, 10:38 am 
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Damn you do pretty work! :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 9, 2010, 10:41 am 
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Thank you! I truly love to build :D
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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 9, 2010, 10:51 am 
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How expensive are the Solstice suspemsion pieces? The aluminum a-arms look pretty nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 9, 2010, 11:01 am 
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Also how common are those Solstice pieces?

What shifter is that?

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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
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Not super cheap, and not super common...LOL! (I couldnt really tell you because I didnt pay for them) but they're still out there.
The shifter is 914 but modded for a short shift, we will mod the trans also to get rid of the classic "stirrin taters" problem. :(
The next one will have the Suby Turbo 280hp and its cable shifted.
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PostPosted: August 21, 2010, 11:46 pm 
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how much would that go for, I think it is a beautiful update on the classic dune buggy

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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: August 22, 2010, 7:44 pm 
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Thank You!
Right now its tough to say, I have a partner who is the business side of things, (I'm the cutting metal side..LOL) The target is 12 to 13k (and we are on target or better) Its minus engine only. (complete with wheels tires, lights, horns, cluster, pedals, shift rods, the whole nine yards) that also includes the body work. We are working with a designer on the body now and should start on the buck soon.

But Bill will allow for every thing from complete car (new parts) to a chassis in a box so that you can source your own susp, seats, wheels, etc...

There are three sold so far and every one of them is using a different motor :BH:

Right now I'm machining the jig pieces so that I can rinse and repeat.... :lol:
and I need to lock it down before I put in the cross bracing.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2010, 4:22 pm 
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The Jig starts to take shape! It sure will make building copies easier!!
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PostPosted: August 28, 2010, 4:25 pm 
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The Jig starts to take shape! It sure will make building copies easier!!
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can i come play at your house?
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PostPosted: August 28, 2010, 4:35 pm 
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ANY TIME!!! just bring beer and safety glasses....or at least beer.
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PostPosted: September 8, 2010, 7:51 am 
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things are looking really good. can't wait to see more of them rolling off the line from you.


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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
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I like your build man!


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 Post subject: Re: Mako Exo style car
PostPosted: September 8, 2010, 1:55 pm 
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Thank you guy's this one has been a joy.......so far :roll:
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Love the orange paint...looks like it came from Harbor Freight!

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