Apr 27th, 12, 02:24 PM
Iím glad and proud to introduce to you my future project called
This is pretty close to what I had in mind. Thanks to Keith Kaucher (Kaucher Kustoms) for transferring my idea to paper.
The striking changes are:
Louvres in Hood
Gills in front fender
Because it is supposed to be a homebuilt project I will not be able to build it exactly how I wanted. But it still will bring a lot of fun.
I hope I can hit the roads with it in 2014.
Let me know what you think :)
Apr 27th, 12, 02:44 PM
Looks nice :thumbsup:
Something you might try to change-up the static speed look would be to rake the 'gills' slightly forward at the top to match the wheel house opening rake - or ... rake them back at top to look 'blown-over' by the wind.
Something like this - 28183
I'd also consider moving the hood louvers forward on the hood to a position that would allow the excess air to exit ahead of the radiator support.
This is a much higher air flow location than as placed at the rear and would actually serve to keep the nose attitude lower at speed.
It would also allow a windshield-base plenum at the cowl to be used for engine air intake with minimum reduction in charge density due to heating from engine compartment air.
The engine compartment air would then still vent via the 'gills' ...
Very poor example, but hopefully you get the idea - 28182
Found a much better picture of hood venting louvers - 28184
Love the color :beers:
Black accents along the lower stills will help give the car an even lower look and go great with 'Black' trim theme ;)
Apr 27th, 12, 03:01 PM
Thank you Sir.
I appreciate your detailed post and the ideas. Right now I don't even have a car to start with. But I will consider your ideas when I have it in front of me.
It will take some time... but I'm positive :)
Apr 27th, 12, 04:32 PM
There's a Camaro similar to this tooling around my neighborhood and it looks incredible! He used a '79 Z28 and transformed it into a '72 split bumper. Saved him big money on the initial "car" purchase since the '79's are still cheap and plentiful in decent shape. Just an idea for ya. It may help you get one sooner. Who knows?
Your rendering (plans) look awesome!
There's great deals now on 2nd-gen Camaros everywhere that may be a good start for you too... Check this out as an example:
Apr 28th, 12, 06:54 AM
Todd, I thought abt. that... but don't wanna go that way.
Rather spend a lil bit more on the initial car and go from there...
Apr 28th, 12, 07:22 AM
Looks real nice. I like John's ideas.
Now get to purchasing so we can watch the build! :)
Apr 30th, 12, 05:04 AM
Thank you fellas.
Well, I'm really impatient and can also not wait to get finally started...