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Old 21st December 2009, 10:07   #196
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Great going guys. As Nigel said, the word "stunning " gives very little respect to whats been done by you. It deserves much better words to describe..let me think about it.
Well, off topic, i am about to buy my second contessa, its 1.8glx, 2002 last model.. its absolutely superb from every angel. It has PS, power windows, interiors are excellent and guess what, this car was used by then home minister of karnataka. Gas fitted.
This is my 3rd conti that i am dealing with the auctioneers , the last two i got it for my other friends. 3rd one i will keep it. My present conty will be used for some modifications in the lines of death proof car later next year..
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reitz... i must say that is one hell of an effort.. Looks fantastic. The WIP pictures definitely shows nigel's sense of form. After looking at the pictures, I wanted to suggest toning down the shoulder line a little to get a more mature cross section. I've attached a few sketches to show what I mean. Hope it helps. Keep up the great work.
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Old 21st December 2009, 12:30   #198
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It's turning out to be a real beauty. Kudos to you guys. If the final product could be displayed at the Auto Expo in Jan, you guys would definitely have orders pouring in!
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reitz... i must say that is one hell of an effort.. Looks fantastic. The WIP pictures definitely shows nigel's sense of form. After looking at the pictures, I wanted to suggest toning down the shoulder line a little to get a more mature cross section. I've attached a few sketches to show what I mean. Hope it helps. Keep up the great work.
hey thanks buddy for you effort, its good to see suggestions and do motivate us.. I would like to point out that the lines you have suggested are too "mature" and if you see the sketch we are trying to attain is on the lines of a muscular car more that a sporty sedan. if the point was to make is a good looking sedan i would have never done the project, i wanted a true blue muscle car. hence the lunatic lines..
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If i get you guys something like this can you make a Lamborghini replica kind of body for me to fit over this ?
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If i get you guys something like this can you make a Lamborghini replica kind of body for me to fit over this ?
err..not a replica but something as lunatic and mad as the lambo.. infact i don't wanted to spell out but you are somewhere near on how our next project is gonna be.
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Old 21st December 2009, 15:32   #202
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Hi guys, just came across this thread and its simply awesome man. The car is looking kick a**. I have a lay man question for you guys, what about the safety features , ABS,airbags etc etc. how will this be taken care of?
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what about the safety features , ABS,airbags etc etc. how will this be taken care of?
I don't think the Conti came with ABS or airbags.
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Old 21st December 2009, 16:01   #204
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hmmm, this sounds tough.. well the thermocol pieces are stuck together. After ................ phew!
That was one heck of an explanation konjaril, after reading the whole thing. I understood just one thing, its better to wait for the next stage's WIP pics. On a serious note, this is what I understood, the thermocol profiling would act as base for moulding the body, which would be made using roving material as shown there.
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Wow!! This is something guess all of us want to do but only few can.so hats off.. will be following your thread. cant wait for the stage pics.

All the be(a)st.

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Hi Konjaril,

As I stated earlier, please find my snap alongwith the car (MH06 C 8626) you are modifying now. So I am particularly interested in this thread. Just thought this photograph might be of interest to you. The photo is of the car alongwith me during our convocation day. The car was of our Vice Chancellor (the tag plate is clearly seen in the snap). I just requested the driver for the shoot. That time I didnot own a Contessa, but was obsessed with it.
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WOW!! The car has shaped up very nicely.

Just one question. You say the thermocol base will be used to make the FRP mould.
But currently your base just a smooth body with no partition at all. So my question is how will you be able to make the separate moulds for each part (bumper,hood,etc.).

Also I would like to give you a suggestion. I have seen some people working on thermocol (they make those decorations during Christmas) use a soldering iron to cutout shapes. Its very quick and gives a nice finish too. Maybe this will help you to make small holes or vents in your design.
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That was one heck of an explanation konjaril, after reading the whole thing. I understood just one thing, its better to wait for the next stage's WIP pics. On a serious note, this is what I understood, the thermocol profiling would act as base for moulding the body, which would be made using roving material as shown there.
lol. yes you got that correct buddy


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Hi Konjaril,

As I stated earlier, please find my snap alongwith the car (MH06 C 8626) you are modifying now. So I am particularly interested in this thread. Just thought this photograph might be of interest to you. The photo is of the car alongwith me during our convocation day. The car was of our Vice Chancellor (the tag plate is clearly seen in the snap). I just requested the driver for the shoot. That time I didnot own a Contessa, but was obsessed with it.
This is totally so cool. i got to know some history about my car. i was just thinking. what if that vice chancellor sees the car now. he would .he he


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WOW!! The car has shaped up very nicely.

Just one question. You say the thermocol base will be used to make the FRP mould.
But currently your base just a smooth body with no partition at all. So my question is how will you be able to make the separate moulds for each part (bumper,hood,etc.).

Also I would like to give you a suggestion. I have seen some people working on thermocol (they make those decorations during Christmas) use a soldering iron to cutout shapes. Its very quick and gives a nice finish too. Maybe this will help you to make small holes or vents in your design.
thank you, well the main point here is we dont want to get an extraordinary finish on the thermocol.. hence we havent used the hot wire technology. what we need is an extraordinary finish on the frp and lambi work on top of the thermocol. which later decides the cleanliness of the mold we get out of the surface we worked on. thermocol is just a base cut version for a support.
finally in the finished and final pieces we would be figuring out the split lines and assembly issues.
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Awesome WIP Pictures Sir . How long will it take for this project to get completed ? Any approximate time
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This is a lovely thread.. Very impressive work, - first of its kind.
Keep it up, I'm glued to this one.
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