XRBrati Underway....

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XRBrati Underway....

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:36 pm

I like to call this picture, "Jaws". Note the open mouth of the XR, awaiting to devour the rear end of the Brat. :twisted:
No use for the rear suspension for this project however, so that will become a utility trailer.

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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:10 pm

How dare you cut up not one, but two XRs. :evil:

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:24 pm

MerkXRTurbo wrote:How dare you cut up not one, but two XRs. :evil:
Where's the second one? :?

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Post by 88_WRC_Replica » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:50 pm

Cool idea you will be only one on the block with one that's for sure! 8)
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Post by Colin » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:08 am

It's going to be like a P100! Only better! :D
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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:07 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
MerkXRTurbo wrote:How dare you cut up not one, but two XRs. :evil:
Where's the second one? :?
You posted a pic of one. I thought you had done it.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:26 am

MerkXRTurbo wrote:
DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
MerkXRTurbo wrote:How dare you cut up not one, but two XRs. :evil:
Where's the second one? :?
You posted a pic of one. I thought you had done it.
Nope, that was just the Photoshop mock up. FWIW, this car would have otherwise been crushed by now, so I figure I saved one.

But just imagine if I did something like this to an SVO! :shock:

Yep, just like a P100, except I'll be able to find replacement tail-lights, bed caps, etc for it in the US! It'll be the only Merkur with a T-top!!! 8)

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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:37 am

Repost that pic, or link to it if you could. That was impressive. Looked real. I want to see it again now that I know it's fake.

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By Bottle Hill Day?

Post by phild765 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:38 am

Will it at least be in primer by the weekend for Bottle Hill Day? :roll:

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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:41 am

Also, how much weight do you expect to shave off with dumping the rear end in favor of a bed?

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:58 pm

phild765 wrote:Will it at least be in primer by the weekend for Bottle Hill Day? :roll:
Sure, I'll run out now and spray some primer on it. :lol:

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:07 pm

MerkXRTurbo wrote:Also, how much weight do you expect to shave off with dumping the rear end in favor of a bed?
I've given a fair amount of thought to that very question, and I expect it to be close to a wash. Bear in mind, I'll be leaving the floor of the XR in place and the Brat bed will be bonded to it. Loosing the XR hatch will be the single most significant weight reduction.

Here's another shot of the Photoshop magic. I only wish it was this easy.

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Post by fastford87 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:26 pm

Who would do that anyways? That looks so ugly. No offence.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:34 pm

The roof line is all wrong in that mock-up and won't look like that. Who knows, it might look worse! :shock:

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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:54 pm

I can tell it's photoshopped, now that you mention it. Good work either way.

One of those monsters that you draw as a little kid that looks kinda cool, but you pray to God that nothing like that ever comes to life. :shock:

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