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The Avanti goes under the knife
« on: December 27, 2009, 01:35:11 PM »
The Avanti project has begun!

The fist stage was to get the body up and off the original Chassis.
Being that this was a orig Black plate California car it came apart quite quickly with no seized or rusted bolts ;D







Next it was time to remove all the interior and misc parts including the rear window.



LIft off!!!!




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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 01:41:44 PM »
Day two..Time to line up the new Art Morrison Chassis


It was now time to cut the floors and trunk out of this pristine car  :o

Then line it up and see how it fits..




Corvette brakes at all four corners...


A test fit with a donor wheel, this is just an 8" the rears will be 12"





More to come!

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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 02:20:49 PM »
interesting work there! ok so curious is that a fiberglass car? cause thats some crazy floor shapes for steel!

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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 10:08:32 AM »
Yep, she's Fiberglass

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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 11:27:01 AM »
Yep, she's Fiberglass

looks great geoff!

be carefull tho...with all this exposure to fiberglass (the manx & the avante) you'll be hard pressed not to be higher than a hippy in a helicopter & scratching like this guy...



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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 10:01:10 PM »
is that a merc tail end i see in the corner??
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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 09:02:24 AM »
is that a merc tail end i see in the corner??

It sure is but you'll never guess what it's on  :o

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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 09:02:14 PM »
is that a merc tail end i see in the corner??

It sure is but you'll never guess what it's on  :o

the only real thing i can think of would be a.....


















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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 12:05:55 PM »
Last week we spent a few days glassing the budy back into shape...


starting to shape the new inner fenderwells...



One side with a few layers..



The floor starting to take shape



Widened wheel tubs and new trunk floor



and new back seat area... more soon!

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Re: The Avanti goes under the knife
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 10:03:43 PM »
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