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    Thread: Project Mayhem (Abt replica wide body Cabrio build)

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      04-22-2011 02:23 AM #1
      My inspiration for this build comes from a cabrio built by 1552 back in Oct 1998 issue of PVW. They called it the silver shadow. I've been wanted to build this car for about 10 years. So finally I'm back in a MK3.

      I'm not going to build an exact replica of it. It will have an abt/BBR widebody kit on it and some ABT goodies.

      And Project Mayhem begins.



      starting the installation of the front flares.



      need to cut the rocker panel to fit these fenders



      Project Mayhem cabrio widebody build
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      04-22-2011 02:45 AM #2
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      04-22-2011 03:03 AM #3
      theirs some mad prep need on these fenders before any paint. The mold quality isn't that great.


      gaps need to be fixed



      and the rear wheel
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      04-22-2011 07:52 AM #5
      The thick rockers are on a cabrio to support the frame, you'd be better off cutting the fenders.

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      p o r s c h e n v y

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      04-22-2011 10:28 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by csrgti View Post
      The thick rockers are on a cabrio to support the frame, you'd be better off cutting the fenders.
      exactly what i was thinking

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      04-22-2011 02:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevilCabby View Post
      exactly what i was thinking
      The rocker panel reinforcement is the intack I'm just cutting the side skirt skin off and will be notching it to fit the fender. No compromise to the integrity at all.
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      Are these fiberglass? That looks like gel coat in the close up.
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      04-22-2011 03:40 PM #15
      ops other build:




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      Nice looking bunny and the new project looks like it's going to be killer! In!
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      He built the bunny by hand! Learned to paint it in his garage!
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      04-22-2011 06:03 PM #24
      I like where this is going
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      04-22-2011 06:14 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by RATFINK View Post
      My inspiration for this build comes from a cabrio built by 1552 back in Oct 1998 issue of PVW. They called it the silver shadow. I've been wanted to build this car for about 10 years. So finally I'm back in a MK3.
      Do it up, Doug

      Anything Matt and I can do to help, well, you know...

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      04-22-2011 11:21 PM #26
      AWW dam lots of interest in the cabrio its going to look good

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      04-22-2011 11:28 PM #27
      Cant wait for more on this

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      04-22-2011 11:52 PM #29
      we needed one of these threads.

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      04-23-2011 01:14 AM #31
      you had me at wide body...
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      04-23-2011 11:01 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      Do it up, Doug

      Anything Matt and I can do to help, well, you know...
      Thanks Brad once i get this kit on I'll be in your shop for parts for sure.

      Thanks for watching my thread guys I'm going to do my best on this build. I'm not going to paint this one though. Not sure who is going to paint it yet.

      Once I get the fenders on I want to get a european trunk for it.
      Project Mayhem cabrio widebody build
      My old rides bluersvento etc
      valuable lessons can be learned from a humbled man

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      04-26-2011 01:51 AM #33
      here is a back story on the ABT wheels they where severely bent. and this still lip wasn't available anymore. I forgot to take a picture of the front of the bent rim maybe rallydube has one. But here is the barrel of it.

      it looked like this but it was bent bad.




      then this


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      04-26-2011 01:52 AM #34
      I had to spend that $20 on my dog later that day
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