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Old 05-18-2008, 11:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Great thread! That nose does look like the trans am, a lot. Not only will it be pretty cool looking but functional as well. I'm definitely interested in your results and the finished product. Keep up the good work and congrats on the find.

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couple idea:
1) over heating due to lack of airflow on the rad?
2) wheel shirts
3) maybe fill the savvy section with foam to smooth out the saggy bits?


Looking good!
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:40 AM   #23 (permalink)
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couple idea:
1) over heating due to lack of airflow on the rad?
2) wheel shirts
3) maybe fill the savvy section with foam to smooth out the saggy bits?


Looking good!
Yeah ill be adding air vents to allow cooling

And filling in the sags with foam to smooth it out.. this is just the simplest way to get a nice strong shaped front end short of carving it all out of a foam block.. thats was my first idea..

Wheel skirts are next on my agenda after the nose is done.

After skirts a boat tail on the rear


As for the Trans-am comments.. slightly yes but its far more rounded than a trans am. If I wasn't required to have a front license plate I would have continued the point out more.. but need to have a place to mount the plate on the front.. so i have 7" of flat frontal area.

I may make my air intake for the radiator under the nose, as there is going to be a high pressure area there anyhow.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Holy crap !!!
WOW !

You do move fast .... and it is looking AWESOME !
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You're gonna hafta be veeeeery careful every time you go onto/off the street!

(bottoming the nose out)
Yeah a bit, but i was on a incline there while I was working the nose is just about bumper hight, its actually higher than the factory lowest point of the air dam on the crx.. It just sticks out 2 feet extra.. I'm just going to drive like a lowrider riced out Honda I guess..
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Holy crap !!!
WOW !

You do move fast .... and it is looking AWESOME !
Yeah the sooner i get this think road worthy the sooner ill be saving some big cash every week on gas.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Well as for worring about curbs etc, well it s not to bad.. i was able to gtet it up on Ramps...

Here are some photos of it up on ramps, I was coating the inside with a laer of resin and bracing everything under there..




You can get a good idea of the profile of the nose.. leaves plenty of clearance, i was very suprise i could get ramps under there, its a tight fit but worked fine.

Once i get the entire thing coated with resin inside and out ill start filling the voids with foam and smoothing it out a bit.
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http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl.../photo_38.html

This is the first thing that ran through my head when I saw the nose on your car.

Your version seems to be even more pointed, and directs more air to the sides.
I think that was a wise move.

What do you plan to do as far as the headlights ? To conform to the law ( as well as avoid getting the lights busted from speed bumps ) the lights must be at least " X " amount above the ground. Check your local laws.

Since you have done such a radical shape shift ( and done it so professionally ) it would be a shame to try to use the clunky looking lights that came standard with the car.
Have you considered trying some unique ones such as some Xeon replacement lights for a Mazda 6 or some other newer car ? ?
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ill be cutting holes in the faring fro them in there stock placement and making lexan covers that conform to the shape.. there be stock for the most part with a clear housing to make them Areo..

Somthing like the old 240z can have or the late 70's road racers did.



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the entire nose has now been coated with 2 layers of resin and braced up on the under side...letting it cure and ill start putting the holes for the lights and i need to add some blinkers in the front to be compliant with local laws

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