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    Can't wait to see it finished, it's already looking awesome!
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    ah......I missed updates from this thread....looking great!
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    I've been working on getting the headlights mounted over the holidays. Still a ways to go, and I just discovered one of my headlights has a broken mounting tab, but they are nearly lined up. The rad support needs much more work to make it look pretty with everything mounted.







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    I apologize if you already mentioned it, but what are those headlights from?

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    look like celica ones..? I like
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    They are indeed celica lights. I thought they'd be suitable since the jag f-type, the new viper, and stingray corvette ALL have headlights of a very similar shape

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    Why do you have an ABM safe in your garage? LoL
    Owned too many different modified toyotas to list LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Groenink View Post
    Why do you have an ABM safe in your garage? LoL
    Gotta get funding from somewhere... lol

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    are you making all the FRS stuff fit those headlights? this is quite the mashed potatoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Groenink View Post
    Why do you have an ABM safe in your garage? LoL


    The jig is up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battleaxe View Post
    are you making all the FRS stuff fit those headlights? this is quite the mashed potatoes
    Indeed I am. I love mashed potatoes.

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    Yesterday I spent most of the day cutting apart the driver fender and re-welding it to get the hood gap right and headlight/fender gap right. After that I began on the hood, moulding it for the headlights. I hope to continue the hood today and tomorrow. Once the hood is done I need to test fit the front wheels to clearance the wheel wells for the larger scrub radius. Then I can make mounts for the lower part of the fender (potential wheel/fender interference puts this mount last), and finish welding the underside of the rocker panels. I need to re-address the trunk portion of the hatch as well; it is not living up to its potential.

    And the list keeps getting shorter...

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    I've been spending a lot of time on the headlights, finally got them in a position where I'm happy with them, so I started on the hood. Getting close now...










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    The short arches on either side of the hood intrique me. Vents? or just standoffs to blend the two hoods?

    Also, why wasn't this car at the detroit auto show?

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    They will be the sides of the drop vent, they help blend the high arch fenders into the ultra low hood (since there is no engine hiding under there). They also aim to mimic the arch when seen from an angle, much like how race versions of production cars have exaggerated fender arches (I'm thinking JGTC nsx and supra)

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebodystarlet View Post
    Now that thing is really starting to look like my daily driver... :P



    Just pulling your leg, you're doing a fantastic job!
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    I really like those vertical headlights much better than the stock FRS ones...looks killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widebodystarlet View Post
    drop vent
    In the RX-7 community I'm fairly sure that's a mating call. I love drop vents, they make sense to me. Keep up the fine fabrication, I hope to see this gem in person this summer!

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    Christ does that look time consuming.

    Keep it up.
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    ^^^ yes. very much so.

    Worked on the hood today, got most of the outside formed, will have to work on more thursday morning. Scoopy scoopy scoop scoop:





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