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DECO-DENT, LFA-Powered Auburn Speedster Hardtop

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Thank you all for the comments and compliments...much appreciated...put a coat of primer on it tonight to see how many fleas it had...pretty happy with the outcome...still, lots of filler and sanding in its future...starting to capture the spirit of the thing, though.

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Looks great, mate, a very adventurous project and looks like it will be a winner!

Cheers

Alan

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Did you split the body down the middle and widen it? It looks like it to my old eyes anyway. Are you considering adding a "feature line" like a narrow half round from the side window lower edge to the tail? Might lessen the boat tail sedan delivery look a little?

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Bench time equals progress. Made new side panels for the engine bay...the openings will likely have some photo-etched mesh in them. Planning on incorporating the headlights into the radiator shroud and hood. Scribed in a door shape, too. Not seen in the photos is the roughed-in undercarriage.

MisterNNL, yes I did remove some of the interior supports to lengthen the windows. And, as the photos indicate, I do plan some sort of feature line or molding to mimic the original Speedster and to give some relief to the expansive boattail area. I did not, however, split the body and widen it.

Enjoy!

 

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Cool idea for a build, great stuff so far. I'm looking forward to more!!!

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Conceptually interesting. I like it.

I would suggest not going with the huge modern wheels, though. They don't blend well with the car. Maybe some smoothies if you don't want wires.

Charlie Larkin

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bring it!!!

fantastic.

the current Owner of Auburn Cord Deusenburg has his shop right behind mine.

I SOOOO like this!

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I love the "speed lines".They add a lot of aerodynamic styling to your design. This will be fun to watch develop.

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Cool build so far. Well thought out and executed. I'll make the popcorn.

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I love this project, but haven't figured out what engine you will use- maybe a v12?

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Thank you everyone for the compliments...much appreciated!

Got significant bench time over the long weekend. Managed to get the molding (or 'speed lines' as MisterNNL called them) attached and started on the firewall. Plan to use the side mirrors and headlights from the Alumacoupe kit. Have ordered AMG GT Battlefield Copper from Splash Paints and am considering changing the name of the project to 'Coppertail.'

Charlie8575...I haven't completely committed to the wheels depicted...I do keep eyeing the wheels from the Foose Eldorod as an alternative...we shall see!

Geemoney...too cool!

Paul Payne...I will be using the V10 from the Tamiya Lexus LFA kit (which is also donating its suspension, undercarriage, interior, and exhaust).

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The little molding over the windows also adds a nice period styling touch. A very cohesive and well executed design. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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im good with the current wheels

I jus hate to see them black, I feel we lose the dimension of the tires aspect ratio, it blends together too much when black

go go go

 

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Interesting idea.  I'm really enjoying watching this move forward.

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It's starting to shape up very nicely.

I'm not familiar with the exact shade of copper, but I think it'll fit the car well generally-speaking.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

Charlie Larkin

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