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DECO-DENT, LFA-Powered Auburn Speedster Hardtop

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Time for a new build! Always liked the lines of the Auburn and thought it would look even better as a hardtop. As you can see, the hardtop will be integrated into the boattail. Windshield and partial roof courtesy of Testors' Aluma Coupe. Engine, suspension, undercarriage, interior, rear exhaust, and front chin spoiler come from Tamiya's Lexus LFA. Color to be determined, but leaning towards copper, grey, or silver with black rims and black trim. Wish me luck!

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This is looking very nice. A great idea and I'll be following along for sure.

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Hi!

Interesting project! Your roof treatment should be a stunner.

One question: did-you re-contour the front fender wheel opening, or is-it  box stock?

CT

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Can't wait to see more of this. I really dig how this is looking.

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Looking good. Will watch with interest.

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WOW, how cool, very creative, I love that, let's see it as you move along please! Nice project!

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I'll be following. Looking good.

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1 hour ago, 1930fordpickup said:

I agree with the others, nice start. 

X2. Very challenging project.

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On 7/11/2019 at 5:47 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

Interesting project! Your roof treatment should be a stunner.

One question: did-you re-contour the front fender wheel opening, or is-it  box stock?

CT

Claude...thanks! I did re-contour the front fender wheel openings slightly and added more plastic to the lower lip to meld the transition between the fender and the chin spoiler.

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Looking very interesting indeed. The wedge cut widening of the fenders is great tactic for preserving that classic profile.

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Progress is progress. Keep at it. 

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Posted (edited)

I notice that somewhere between the initial roof mock-up and the putty stage the side window profile changed. Did you remove some of the side to side supports to allow for the smoother side window profile?

Edited by misterNNL
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