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Old 12-04-2018, 12:48 PM
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Hey, you’ve been very helpful so far. Don’t stop now!
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Itís a fine line between badass and butt ugly.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283281652205
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddletan View Post
Itís a fine line between badass and butt ugly.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283281652205

From their sale description.

Start with a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that looks like nothing you've ever seen before. Then add in a performance V8, full custom interior, and an upgraded suspension. Now you have a unique custom that lives up to its speedy good looks.


As all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:26 PM
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I see some resemblance, maybe PAULYWANNAFLY had a hand in it.





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Old 12-04-2018, 06:05 PM
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Ok

I got home & gave the paint program another whirl...
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob_64-365 View Post
Ok

I got home & gave the paint program another whirl...
Problem I see with the design, is it's a trough. The only way air has to exit is via the two brake cooling opening, What buildup of air the Ducts can't bleed off, then has too overflow under the car, or into engine compartment.

The "V" design of a C2 nose splits air striking it into 2 paths, one up over the hood, the other into the grill opening. The speed of the latter likely create a low pressure area that would help suck air spilling out of spoiler an into grill opening, an air flowing under car would properly be sucked under car.

If you ever used an air hose powered vacuum cleaner, it works by blowing air across a tube creating a low pressure sucking air/debris up pickup tube an into bag. Looks like design would do the same.

Above is why I want to build a spoiler that is open on each end in order to try an direct air striking it to split and vent to each side of it, hopefully helped by air flowing pass each end of it to help flow . May be a little Hard to understand, I know it's hard to try an explain...LOL

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Old 12-04-2018, 09:02 PM
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“Her mouth was so big when she smiled she got lipstick in her ears.”

When I first saw it, it looks like the car has a big red lipped smile, but it’s getting better!
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:30 PM
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Default Vender Link to the flairs your looking for .

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Old 12-04-2018, 11:10 PM
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The big lipstick smile, it's all supposed to be the same bright red paint, so the only black area would be the grille opening, which remains stock, & the 2 brake duct openings. Its editable, & that's how the process works, you do your sketching, 10 people pick it apart, and you redefine it time and time and time again. I have seen this process play out daily for more than a year on every vehicle program I've ever worked on, with every company I've ever worked for & I'm happy to be on the engineering side, & not the creative side, because the criticisms are never ending, but that's how it works, you learn to embrace it. Eventually it gets where you like it, that's the process, & I know my inability to work with that crappy paint system on my tablet at home is not helping much either, but that's ok.

My thought was to sent the air up, into the radiator grille opening, not to just trap it in a pocket, I just cant draw that worth a damn as we all can tell, but I am pesistent.

I am confident you could direct air where you want to go with something molded in, directing air into the radiator, stopping a good percentage of the air flow from going under the vehicle & providing a path for brake duct cooling. This may also may require openings to let the air escape out from under the hood as well. Anyway, I may play around a bit more with it, show a few sections, to better convey the message. I dont see it as much different than either of the 2 examples below.




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Old 12-05-2018, 04:44 AM
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Somthing like this ?


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That hits closer to what I was thinking, but it's a really tough look to nail, & if you dont, you may as well just keep it stock looking. I think the factory did such a good job on the C2, that its very tough to improve, and very easy to make look worse, but it's good to keep an open mind to improvement possibilities, as I definitely think the wider fenders look great.
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This is my early Camaro spoiler shortened to match the grill opening. Looks great to me from the front but agree it looks bad from side because it doesn't blend to fender and turn signal light housing. Cheap fix as a functional front spoiler.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:06 AM
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My car arrived this morning and my flares will be here to tomorrow. I’ll post some pics on this thread and then start a build thread. Thank you all for the many comments and ideas. It is what makes this forum very special.



By the way, the gold lines are practically brand new and the wheel covers are driver quality. All are for sale if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:48 PM
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The flares arrived today. Jeff did a great job on them and they are a good fit to the lines of the car. They will take a bit of work to get right, but the beauty of fiberglass is that it is very forgiving. Man, I love the smell of raw fiberglass in the morning (that’s for you, Robert)!

Here are some pics, but it’s time to start a separate build thread.



Laid out in the driveway. It’s raining today, so the car stays in the garage and my picture taking will be limited.









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My car arrived this morning and my flares will be here to tomorrow. Iíll post some pics on this thread and then start a build thread. Thank you all for the many comments and ideas. It is what makes this forum very special.



By the way, the gold lines are practically brand new and the wheel covers are driver quality. All are for sale if anyone is interested.
Good luck Factoid. I am sure you will end up with a great looking car based on how hard you work getting pictures and feedback and all the other research you do. Can't wait to see your progress reports. TIA
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:06 PM
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:21 AM
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Has this been posted already and I missed it?



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