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Post by Mike McCreight » Fri May 30, 2008 7:02 pm

All it REALLY needs now is one of Phil's fire breathing 600+ hp motors.
Imagine passing say, a 911tt at 130 or so, and watching him lose control in the rear view mirror... 8)
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat May 31, 2008 8:52 am

Mike McCreight wrote: Imagine passing say, a 911tt at 130 or so, and watching him lose control in the rear view mirror... 8)
Now imagine that, and what passed you has a camper top on it! :haha
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Post by Mike McCreight » Sat May 31, 2008 1:47 pm

That'd do it. I think it'd be enought to get your doors blown off by a car that he can't quite recognize, but LOOKS a bit like a Subaru that came with a 67 hp engine... :o
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:44 pm

Okay, I guess I can provide some pics here, now that they're all out there from this past weekend's festivities....

Here's a couple from the day I "punted" on trying to get a custom exhaust done, and just tossed the tired Borla setup in there....

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Later that day, I've got it to a drive-able state....
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A few days later, I make the inagural trip out to CT to fetch the camper top that's been stowed under my brother's deck for three years.
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Yep, it truly looks that bad, but it was the only choice for getting everything out to Carlisle.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:58 pm

Here's a couple from the show that I'll borrow from Ian....

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Post by BeefFajitas » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:42 am

That thing is just silly.
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Post by hEaT » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:50 am

Nice. Where in CT is your brother? Should have stopped by! :P
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:01 am

hEaT wrote:Nice. Where in CT is your brother? Should have stopped by! :P
Wallingford. It was a pretty quick trip out and back that was as much about getting some shake-down miles on this thing as it was about picking up the cap.
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Post by hEaT » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:50 am

Ah, nice.

There are a few nice karting places there (On-Track and Willy D's).
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Post by anglin » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:51 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Image
Suddenly I don't feel so bad about missing Carlisle... :shock:

Actually, it would have been a nice follow up to the Pontiac front end from 2006. Brad, did you do the Pontiac front end just to soften the blow of this vehicle a little bit?

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:00 am

anglin wrote:Brad, did you do the Pontiac front end just to soften the blow of this vehicle a little bit?
Considering my brake situation (or lack thereof), I really could have used some giant air-bags out on the front end this year! :lol:

Remember, function first, form second. I'm pretty sure a bunch of soggy goody bags and t-shirts would not have been a big hit.

I figure this year's edition was kinda like the human body exhibits - not terribly attractive, but fully exposed, revealing details which would otherwise never be seen. Next year, the emperor will have clothes. :lol:
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Post by xr4man » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:38 am

it may not look too good right now because it needs a little body work and some paint, but it still is 100x better executed than the pontiac nose.

i don't care what anybody says, the camper top rocks the casbah!
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:54 am

xr4man wrote: but it still is 100x better executed than the pontiac nose.
That might be a conservative estimate Ian. :lol: The Pontiac nose was never meant to be well-executed or engineered.

It's been very rewarding and humbling to get positive feedback from people whom I respect for their knowledge and abilities. I think they're able to see through the unfinished state to recognize what's there.

That said, I don't know that I can agree with your assessment of the camper top Ian! :lol: But damn, if you don't mind the horrific look, it really is surprisingly roomy in there! :beats head
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Post by MerkXRTurbo » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:10 pm

You know Brad, as much as I've hated on your idea and as much as I currently hate your idea, I kinda like it at the same time for some reason. 8)
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Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:47 pm

I mentioned it to Brad, and maybe others had a similar reaction on seeing it up front and personal rather than through the photos here: I was struck by how much smaller it seemed in real life--looking at it in so many photos left an impression of something larger, El Camino or Ranchero-like. :shock:

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