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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:46 AM

guys, gullwing doors don't open out... they open up.  if the hinges were on the edge where the headliner and door come together, then there would be clearance issues.  the doors open up.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for all of the compliments guys, I hope it turns out like I think it will. It just seems like every time I make some progress I get busy and it stalls again.
Don't suppose there are any body/metal gurus out there(within a 100 miles or so) would like to come lend a hand a weekend or two? I have a few areas I just have not quite decided on the best way to proceed.I really want to get this back on the road this spring say by the end of march but its looking less and less likely on my own.  :cry:
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

Looking good!

IIRC the DeLorean only required 4" of space to open the door.  Don't think yours would be much different.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:13 AM

How high up are you going to cut the stock door?

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:21 AM

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How high up are you going to cut the stock door?

I cut them already if you look in the pictrues you can tell they have been sliced but not rebuilt yet, I removed about 8" that will be come a permanent sill. I am still doing some metal work I will try to get some new pictures up as soon as I get a little more done.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:58 PM

:shock:  Amazing. like a delorean. my avatars from a delorean idk if you knew.  8)
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:42 AM

finished yet...  
















just kidding



















maybe.. lol

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:49 AM

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finished yet...  
















just kidding



















maybe.. lol


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:21 PM

New pictures of some of the drip rail and sills, all still just roughed in but coming along good!




I may actuall finish this before I die hmm3grin2orange.gif
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 12:09 AM

DUDE! That is looking AWESOME!  Keep up the great work, I can't wait to see it in person
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:07 AM

the pictures don't do any of the work justice, I was out there yesterday and those doors operate amazingly.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

updates?
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (Lusion972 @ Apr 8 2008, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
updates?

Nice workmanship,looks superb!
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (scottygibb @ Apr 9 2008, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice workmanship,looks superb!

No new pictures yet but the roof is done and the sills are alsmost complete. I need to finish the doors, just been busy lately with work and kind of lazy on days when I could have been working on it. I am headed back to china for the next 3 weeks so it will be awhile before there is any more progress.
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:11 AM

wow that took a lot of balls to cut into that roof!! lol. but its coming along nicely man!! incredible work =)
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:57 AM

Well i have to say i'm a little pissed off, 2 reasons!!!!

1.  I was trying my best to be the first to build a gullwing starion

2. the only reason i never started is cuz i moved and i have no room or time to start the project, so its on hold now.

Its ok though i'm happy someone else decided to do this project, there is one thing he didn't do that i was also going to do and that was at the same time i was going to make it a awd gullwing, yeah u heard me!!!!!

My plan:  

Get a 1990 gsx and use the 4g63 and front suspension, only problem is the engine is transverse which i guess i will get over.

mate the front to back by custom drive shaft ( easy part since its already rwd) only problem i see here is the ratio of front trans and rear diff.

hopefully i'll find a place and start the project, cuz i already found the roller.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE (hondaiceman @ Apr 20 2008, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well i have to say i'm a little pissed off, 2 reasons!!!!

1.  I was trying my best to be the first to build a gullwing starion

2. the only reason i never started is cuz i moved and i have no room or time to startthe project, so its on hold now.

Its ok though i'm happy someone else decided to do this project, there is one thing he didn't do that i was also going to do and that was at the same time i was going to make it a awd gullwing, yeah u heard me!!!!!

My plan:  

Get a 1990 gsx and use 4g63 and front suspension, and also use engine also, only problem is the engine is transverse which i guess i will get over.

mate the front to back by custom drive shaft ( easy part since its already rwd) only problem i see here is the ratio of front trans and rear diff.

hopefully i'll find a a place and start the project, cuz i already found the roller.


You can have at the AWD conversion I don't want any part of more projects! the gullwing will be done this summer along with complete new suspension,paint interior custom dash/ insturments and upgraded motor form the previous 350whp its was just a lot to do at one time. adding AWD conversion would have made me insane.
PS I don't recomend this as a project for 99.9% of the general public this car is a very weak unibody and it required a ton of chasis modifacation to keep the car stiff and not twisted. If you try it keep us posted but remeber I told you so thumbsup.gif and make sure you have a full shop and lots of tools!
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:35 AM

transverse mounted?!?!?  atleast use 3kgt vr4 parts and do a 3.0v6 awd.smile.gif


QUOTE (hondaiceman @ Apr 20 2008, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well i have to say i'm a little pissed off, 2 reasons!!!!

1.  I was trying my best to be the first to build a gullwing starion

2. the only reason i never started is cuz i moved and i have no room or time to start the project, so its on hold now.

Its ok though i'm happy someone else decided to do this project, there is one thing he didn't do that i was also going to do and that was at the same time i was going to make it a awd gullwing, yeah u heard me!!!!!

My plan:  

Get a 1990 gsx and use the 4g63 and front suspension, only problem is the engine is transverse which i guess i will get over.

mate the front to back by custom drive shaft ( easy part since its already rwd) only problem i see here is the ratio of front trans and rear diff.

hopefully i'll find a place and start the project, cuz i already found the roller.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

How much more difficult, if at all, is it to get in and out with the lower section of the door permanately in place now? I was just thinking that it looks like it'd be a bit tougher than just swinging your legs out.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 06:12 PM

it cant be any harder than crawling out of a normal quest:)
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