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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2008, 09:41:42 pm »
Cam, Yes that is the roof off the VR6. Came in quite handy really and is being put to good use.

Steve, I actually considered this today but I just don't think it will do the car justice and may look a bit rough.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2008, 09:52:21 pm »
Is this going to wear a Golf or Vento front end?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2008, 10:01:02 pm »
Golf front end of sorts. Filx wants the Vento front for his wagon which he's welcome to.
No decisions yet about lights, grilles etc still looking for suggestions ideas really.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2008, 10:06:05 pm »
Cool... I like the Golf front on Ventos :)
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2008, 10:12:09 pm »
Yeah funny that, people with Golf's want Vento fronts and people with Vento's seem to want Golf fronts  ??? Whats up with that?
We have some good ideas on what we want it to look like but it won't be anything OTT.
Basically going to be full respray to white, completely debadged and the rest is up in the air and will probably change 1000x before all is done.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2008, 10:18:17 pm »
smoked lights all round will go good with the white i think!
simple grill maybe a abt item or similar?.....nice work so far guys!

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2008, 10:22:42 pm »
I quite like the look of this from the back (without the gay looking cloth top) and yeah smoked lights would work better.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2008, 10:38:56 pm »
Hope you are going to fit the rear euro plate recess too ;)

Will look good in white.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2008, 10:52:00 pm »
Golf front end of sorts. Filx wants the Vento front for his wagon which he's welcome to.
No decisions yet about lights, grilles etc still looking for suggestions ideas really.

For the record I only like the pre facelift Vento front   :P ;D I think the squared off face suits the wagons more. But yeah I think the Golf face on the Vento will be the business!  :-*
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2008, 08:08:27 am »
For the record I only like the pre facelift Vento front

I agree, there is something about the facelift grille that is ugly im my opinion ;)
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2008, 08:37:55 pm »
More playtime today resulting in no more rear badge, front side indicators and the roof is trimmed, flanged and ready to weld back on.
Went and had a chat to Race FX this morning about a 6 point cage which all looks very promising, wish I had formers that large for our pneumatic bender as I'd have a go making my own. The largest formers I have is for 28mm pipe which isn't going to cut the mustard.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2008, 08:47:54 pm »
I had my cage built , just do it ;D
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2008, 09:14:47 pm »
More playtime today resulting in no more rear badge, front side indicators and the roof is trimmed, flanged and ready to weld back on.
Went and had a chat to Race FX this morning about a 6 point cage which all looks very promising, wish I had formers that large for our pneumatic bender as I'd have a go making my own. The largest formers I have is for 28mm pipe which isn't going to cut the mustard.

Bent cage elements should run you somewhere around $700 FYI.

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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2008, 10:03:10 pm »
To have full cage done fitted and finished the estimate was $2500 so thats why I'm considering looking at doing it myself.
May look at putting in some lathe time machining formers for our bender.
From what I have seen its perfectly doable myself.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2008, 07:24:33 am »
To have full cage done fitted and finished the estimate was $2500 so thats why I'm considering looking at doing it myself.
May look at putting in some lathe time machining formers for our bender.
From what I have seen its perfectly doable myself.

How serious is the cage design? What metal did they say they would use for 2.5k?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2008, 07:51:31 am »
Didn't say what metal but looking at an E30 they had it looks pretty serious, probably way more than we need.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2008, 08:00:27 am »
Didn't say what metal but looking at an E30 they had it looks pretty serious, probably way more than we need.

There is aways my mate down here that did Nick's, my brothers and my cage if you could be bothered bringing your car down to Napier?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2008, 04:54:16 pm »
Pobably a bit far Nik but thanks anyway.
Will do some more phoning around before we do anything else, there's plenty of outfits up here that can build a cage and I haven't given up on doing it in house yet either.
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2008, 08:27:03 pm »
Looks like this may yet take another turn, Filx and I have been discussing a rear drive option for this thing (so we can do decent skids! ;D). Its in the early stages but if it is to be done then now is the time.
I'm figuring an E30-E36 independent set up- or for ease of availability heaven forbid something of japanese origin, Skyline perhaps?
Would like to stay with VAG engine so either the engine we have or one from a Passat will do with a supra box. Filx wants 1.8T and box in the back but i'm not sold on this idea.
Obviously a 4M would be cool but too much power loss driving 4 wheels = less fun.
What do you think Noel? More power needed?
Ideas guys?
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Re: PROJECT CAR: Vento coupe
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2008, 08:29:55 pm »
Twin 1.8t