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 Post subject: Locost R1 Revamp
PostPosted: October 29, 2017, 11:20 pm 
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Ok, I didn't build it,but I did revamp it to my liking. The top pictures are as it sits now...What do you guys think? Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Remodel
PostPosted: October 29, 2017, 11:24 pm 
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Ooh...shiny!

(And I mean that in the nicest possible Firefly way.)

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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Remodel
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 1:34 am 
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I like the new wheels.
Headlamps and front fenders, ah, as long as you are happy.
But I'm pretty traditional about classic car design.

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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Remodel
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 8:54 am 
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Very nice. I like the wind up key. :cheers:
I'd like to see more of the engine bay. How did you keep the intake under the hood, and the exhaust to the right? I would also consider a brace for the roll bar. Maybe a bolt-on strut?

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PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 9:08 am 
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I'm more interested in the chrome bumper Vette in the garage...

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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Remodel
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 9:25 am 
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You've made some nice subtle changes.

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TooBusy wrote:
I'm more interested in the chrome bumper Vette in the garage...

Here you go... BigBlock,1972,4speed


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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Remodel
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 10:49 am 
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mgkluft wrote:
Very nice. I like the wind up key. :cheers:
I'd like to see more of the engine bay. How did you keep the intake under the hood, and the exhaust to the right? I would also consider a brace for the roll bar. Maybe a bolt-on strut?

The car is chain drive which allows the motor on the passenger side along with the exhaust... Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Revamp
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 12:42 pm 
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Very nice. It just says "Fun" visually. Good job.

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PostPosted: October 31, 2017, 5:53 am 
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spitfun wrote:
TooBusy wrote:
I'm more interested in the chrome bumper Vette in the garage...

Here you go... BigBlock,1972,4speed

You're killing me! I had a small block "72, same Pewter Silver! And the 7 is killer too!

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 Post subject: Re: Locost R1 Revamp
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So much sportier than before. Nice job. I like the color, fenders, the flat black stripe. Very nice.

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PostPosted: November 1, 2017, 6:23 pm 
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Does that Vette sit higher than stock?

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PostPosted: November 3, 2017, 12:06 am 
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Tundra 7 wrote:
Does that Vette sit higher than stock?

Nope...

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