|Today 08:56 AM|
|tech69||I wasn't talking functionability, I'm just talking the look. Just puke ugly to me.|
|Today 07:45 AM|
Are you joking or do you not know why these were done?
|Today 06:16 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||with the angle of that ADD ON nose front end lift would make that undrivable ay High speeds that is one reason superbird added the vent in front fender ,to prevent lift ,common thought is that it was added for brake cooling, if the nose were lower and at a different angle ,Nose down that would look OK I didn't say GOOD .|
|Today 12:43 AM|
|tech69||now what the hell happened in the design room when they came up with this? Pure ugliness. The body looks great but that silly shopping cart handle and clown loach nose just look horrible.|
|Yesterday 06:05 PM|
WOW! That Mustang looks like someone else's horse must have jumped the fence!
The split windshield caddy is uh... huh. No words for that one
|Yesterday 05:40 PM|
mixed with this 1965 Ford Mustang Concept
|Yesterday 05:36 PM|
reminds me a little of 1965 Cadillac XP-840 Eldorado Fastback Concept
|03-11-2014 08:22 PM|
|Valkyrie5.7||I appreciate the work, but don't like the aesthetics.|
|03-11-2014 07:52 PM|
if all hand made, the door window and door should be a little longer.. to make the b pillar thinner.. and the g.m. stylist 70's door window opening should've been used.. (i.e. 77 cutlass/70-81 t/a/etc) as that door doesn't work with that roof.. or at least use a boat tail riv roof as a guide not a 67 vette
|03-11-2014 07:16 PM|
Also - remember that EVERY SINGLE panel was hand fabricated on english wheel plus use of metal stretchers & shrinkers!! The car is both longer and wider than any Riv ever made. Fenders are each 3 inches wider than stock. JF says that there is a piece of metal about 8 inches square in the middle of each door, that is all he used of the original Riv after he got through with all the mods. Every other piece is all 100% hand fabbed (yes, roof, hood, trunk, etc.)
Start with a custom chassis, made a decision to use a humongous Chev motor, twin turbos in the trunk, (approx 800 hp total) make it a 2-seater, design the handling package (the car will be autocrossed like all of his creations), had to put the front splitter on to keep the nose down as it got light at about 150 or so in "bare metal" testing.
Each wheel is custom to that corner of THIS car. He is looking at a Bonneville speed of 200 plus with it, and he will be driiving it to several goodguys runs this year.
He has built 3 previous Ridler contenders and was in the Great 8 every time, with this getting the top prize.
I've got pics of it at the "half-way" stage in bare metal, showing seams and welds.
While all the body and interior is custom, hand-fabbed, he still had over $300,000 in aftermarket pieces & parts in it! At least this one will be driven!
|03-11-2014 06:47 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||That is a good example of why he Car Cover was invented ,|
|03-11-2014 06:20 PM|
|03-11-2014 06:18 PM|
I've often wondered what the Riviera would look like based on an F-body.
This is the '70 version of that little thought experiment, and there will be a '67 version at some point if I ever get around to doing the rendering
|03-11-2014 06:06 PM|
|gearheadslife||the vette roof line doesn't work with the door window lines..|
|03-11-2014 05:01 PM|
|Y-Blockhead||^^^^ Agree… Don't care for the color much… reminds me of Aspergum. Not sure about the rest of it.|
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