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Old 31st May 2008, 09:41 PM   #261
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Re: GT90 from ground up

redid corners of number plate recess (top center one) smaller to allow deeper recess and better accomodation of plate light
rear infills now glued in place and corners filled
what a time consuming process this has been.
currently working on top of deck
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Old 1st June 2008, 02:41 AM   #262
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what a time consuming process this has been.
Amen - know what you are going through Des, looking good.

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Old 2nd June 2008, 05:02 PM   #263
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Wow Des,
Superb craftsmanship Da Vinci would be envious. I cannot wait to see the finished product!
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Old 4th June 2008, 04:29 PM   #264
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Absolutely amazing Des, can't wait to see more bits and bobs
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Old 9th June 2008, 06:37 AM   #265
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Re: GT90 from ground up

thanks guys
still chipping away
top of deck has been interesting, fine tuning surface curvature.
was not happy with overall ridge shape, spent last few days fixing it
almost finished this bit
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Old 9th June 2008, 04:39 PM   #266
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With Fran's SLC and cars like this, the "kit" community will only gain momentum and respect... This is amazing work, and a brilliant choice of a car to re-create!
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Old 10th June 2008, 10:29 AM   #267
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Des,
I take my hat off to you! Ive had wet dreams about this car since i first saw it, and all i can say is im so green with envy its not funny!
Keep thouse updates coming!
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Old 16th June 2008, 08:00 AM   #268
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thanks for comments.

deck "finished", well this stage anyway and back on car.
rear guards underway and starting to look reasonable
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Old 16th June 2008, 06:28 PM   #269
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Great work Des, site updated .
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Old 21st June 2008, 06:25 PM   #270
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Am I the only person to notice the GT90 has no "windows". I noticed it a while ago but don't know if it's something that is noticeable.

How will wipers work with the curved screen also?
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Old 22nd June 2008, 09:49 PM   #271
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Ryan
Take a look at post 99, you will notice what look to me like a hidden A pillar (there "has" to be one so that you can get in!) There does seem to be little photographic evidence of the car with doors open, so it would be good to see some just to be sure of where the shut lines actually are. Maybe Des could elaborate?

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Old 22nd June 2008, 11:42 PM   #272
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ryan/bill
in the plan view of this pic the "shut line" follows the heavy line from front of door opening up,over and curves around just like the 40 does only all glass on outside
no like the 40 the windows don't open, a/c or a good air flow is a definite requirement

wipers will be flexible/sprung as for most curved screens
ford conveniently left them out of the concept

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Old 23rd June 2008, 10:06 AM   #273
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Check out the Line on the front "A" pillar. That is where the door opens and that line follows to the top where it makes a curve back to the back of the door. If that makes sense.

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Old 23rd June 2008, 10:08 AM   #274
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Damn that car looks good, just looking at it after I posted.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 03:10 PM   #275
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I like how its beside a yellow cougar, lol
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Old 23rd June 2008, 05:59 PM   #276
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Hi there.

Of course I know how the doors open, my gallery has a picture of the door open.

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I was pointing out that there are no conventional roll-up/roll-down windows seeing as the glass acts as the roof as well. There does not appear to be a flap or anything either.

Des, I take it the wipers are another challenge further down the road. Can't wait to see stuff like lights .
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Old 23rd June 2008, 08:20 PM   #277
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wipers... RainX! For road legality purposes I guess you do need wipers.
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Old 24th June 2008, 07:12 AM   #278
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Re: GT90 from ground up

joet
don't expect to need the wipers much with slope of the screen, but yes legal necessity.

some more progress
rear wheel arches built up depth wise and curve finished prior to edge being radiused and infill being added.
tail lights were placed in holes and puttied over for contour
one has been shaped and cut out, other almost finished and ready to be cut out.
engine bay sides straightened up
front tops of guards have been fitted to arch
front lower edges are yet to be matched to arch or "triangles" and lower edge to sill yet to be matched
lines on top are starting to straighten up nicely
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Old 24th June 2008, 06:53 PM   #279
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Earlier this evening I recieved an e-mail from Des stating that the BETA for GT90 World had went down.

After further investigation it was found that 0moola, the hosting service, had went totally offline.

As a result, the hosting service has switched to Oxyhost.

The new URL is:

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I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, so please bookmark the new website!
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Old 29th June 2008, 04:31 AM   #280
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your car looks great , still so much work ahead! here is link to my car. We could share ideas. here is link to my pics -dodge stealth rts concept my email [email protected]
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