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Originally Posted by flyn-hawn View Post
Hmmm, the color?

The basic car will be a wide body sunroof delete hot rod, thru hood fill, 15" wheels, with a bright color paint job. Maybe some bespoke pieces here and there. Sticking with a touring style car that is comfortable and compliant but definitely not soft.

Seriously after doing the last one there were a lot of people that had said they needed AC and or heat so incorporating that into the build and keeping it uncluttered will be something different and a priority.

The body will be similar, I am really kicking myself for not pulling my own molds off the bumpers of the last one, we spent so much time getting them perfect. This time that will not happen, also I will have my metal guy make several sunroof panels and short hoods into long hoods. After speaking with him last nite he said I can get my price down if he knocks out several at the same time.

This one will come down to bare metal as it had been repainted and there are some areas that filler is cracking so will need to check the car over.

Not sure yet on suspension, been thinking about coil overs but it is not a track car so I'm not sure the extra expense will be a well spent option, but it is bouncing around in my head.

Not sure what to do with the motor but EFI is high on the list, a friend has a complete fresh 3.4 twin plug race motor ready to plug and play, some talk about 3.6 and 3.8 has been going on, need more thought on that I do.

I guess just stay tuned and we'll see what happens!
Sounds very interesting. Why the 15's and not deep 17's? Is it for ride quality issues or aesthetics?

And I hear you on the heat and AC. You know my thoughts/solutions on the heat topic already. ; ) And I am holding out/hoping for the electric AC system Tremelune is mentioning in his post. I know it needs the massively oversized washer tank removed, which I've already done on my build. I originally did it more for weight that anything. Figure I can carry a squeegee and some cleaning fluid with me n case it ever gets too dirty. : ) Might want to consider doing the same in anticipation of this new AC system.

Good luck and Aloha Brother! I am sure it will be another epic build!
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