To many hoops and I end up with what amounts to a brand new vehicle, not what I want.
Originally Posted by Stevie G
If I build this car with a tube chassis it will amount to a static display. It might be ok as a design exercise & a showcase of what I can build. But not much fun once built.
I could possibly do that and it will remain classed as a Alfetta. The only downside I could see would be amount of work involved in reworking the Alfetta body structure to what I have designed. I will definitely keep that option open but I really need to pull the car up from behind the shed and see how doable this option is.
Originally Posted by metalshapes
Thanks Wildfire. True, build to your own taste and style that is one of the reasons why I hang here. I wanted some general feedback & I got what I was expecting
Originally Posted by Wildfire
Thanks Todd! I am going to message George on facebook to show him the concept.
Originally Posted by HEMI
Yep ICV sucks but definitely has its place in the hobby. I am aware of what is involved in ICV hence why it isn't an option for me, too many hoops to jump thru and there are other ways to build this car without heading down the ICV road.
Originally Posted by Zuffen
I remember back in the late 90s when I worked at Bullet Supercars I remember the process of getting the cars thru ICV. I swore I would never go that route unless it was totally necessary.
Thank you for the feedback on the two engines. I am not considering the 6 for this project, Just thinking out loud. I like the look of the 6 cylinders and would like to get one for a future project or just detail one to stick on a stand.
Originally Posted by revhead
Last edited by Jimmy B; 04-09-2012 at 12:27 PM.
When I took the Aluminum off the Abarth Zagato I'm working on, I was surprised at how simple it really is.
Originally Posted by Jimmy B
You are going to make doorjambs and window surrounds anyway, you'd just have to make them a little stronger.
And you'd save yourself a lot of time by not building a spaceframe, suspension pick up points, and paneling it back in with floorboards, etc.
Let me know if you want any detail pics of the Zagato Double Bubble...
I never thought of it as a possibillity either, untill I saw that car apart.
Last edited by metalshapes; 04-09-2012 at 09:43 PM.
THought I'd post these for you. Some pictures of one of our 2600 engines.
For comparison the orange engine behind it is a Mercury 383, MEL engine, same as the lincoln 430
The engine beside it is a Jaguar V12