Major GTX1 Surgery...


Kip Ewing

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Feb 23, 2007
288
Suburban Detroit
Well, here we go! It is always fun to cut up a perfectly good supercar.

After many requests, I've been worn down by a determined GTX1 owner and have started work on designing (and producing) a functional roof and sealing system for the GTX1.

The job requires that the door caps that Genaddi made be removed and new ones modeled, tooling made, and parts produced. It's just the only way the roof is going to seal and look right.

The key is to provide for some seal volume and to smooth the transition from the glass to the seal.

I'll post some progress along the way. It will give some insight on what this stuff takes.

B-pillar with cap removed and pillar re-shaped.


Packing modeling clay onto the A-pillar.


Sculpting the A-pillar


Completed B-pillar model
 

STORMCAT

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You're a brave Man !! :biggrin I hope you can come up with a good solution for the GTX guys ,,:thumbsup
 

centerpunch

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Kip-

I sold my GT not long after I bought it, and the impracticality of the doors and the lack of luggage space were two of the main reasons.

I see that someone else now offers a functional solution for the luggage space.

I don't want a removable top, but I suppose I could modify a GT(with major surgery) to remove the tops of the doors, modify the roof to mimic a GTX1 top (although fixed in place), and then use this new sealing solution you are developing?
 

Empty Pockets

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Kip-

I sold my GT not long after I bought it, and the impracticality of the doors and the lack of luggage space were two of the main reasons.

I see that someone else now offers a functional solution for the luggage space.

I don't want a removable top, but I suppose I could modify a GT(with major surgery) to remove the tops of the doors, modify the roof to mimic a GTX1 top (although fixed in place), and then use this new sealing solution you are developing?

There's another option for the doors pblm, cp. Soon there will be a new & improved butterfly door hinge available. :wink :cheers
 

soroush

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simply wow! talk about taking it to another level:eek
 
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STUNTS

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It just seems so darn scary.... how do you manage......
 

Gulf GT

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Kip, you look sooooo serious. It's good to see your face. When are you coming west again? Would love to meet for lunch or dinner again.

Sounds like a fun and worthwhile project Have Fun!!!
 

centerpunch

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There's another option for the doors pblm, cp. Soon there will be a new & improved butterfly door hinge available. :wink :cheers
I just want boring, normal doors, like the ones on this mule Mr. Shelby is discussing with Mr. Hannemann.

 

Kirby Vieira

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Nice work Kip. I assume it's for a hardtop. :cheers
 

Kip Ewing

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Suburban Detroit
Doors

Kip-

I sold my GT not long after I bought it, and the impracticality of the doors and the lack of luggage space were two of the main reasons.

I see that someone else now offers a functional solution for the luggage space.

I don't want a removable top, but I suppose I could modify a GT(with major surgery) to remove the tops of the doors, modify the roof to mimic a GTX1 top (although fixed in place), and then use this new sealing solution you are developing?
I had not thought of that, but it is completely feasible.
We'd have to model a couple of seal details, but it could be done.

See how this all works out and we'll go from there.
 

Kip Ewing

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GTX1 surgery

Kip, you look sooooo serious. It's good to see your face. When are you coming west again? Would love to meet for lunch or dinner again.

Sounds like a fun and worthwhile project Have Fun!!!
Serious? Nah, I guess I was caught in a moment of concentration.

Count on lunch or dinner, the next time I am out there.
Should be soon!

Cheers
Kip
 

Kip Ewing

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GTX1 Surgery

It just seems so darn scary.... how do you manage......
Scary? t's not so bad.
I just put on a Journey CD and pretend it is a Camaro...
 
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Kip Ewing

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GTX1 Surgery

Nice work Kip. I assume it's for a hardtop. :cheers

Hey Kirby

Yep, that is the plan.
I've had some requests for soft tops, but I'll have to ensure we protect Steve Hemstock's interests. He's been working on his for a while and I don't want to interfere with his progress.
 

Kingman

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Hey Kip.....what the hell is the deal???


:bored




I don't see ANYWHERE....to buy one of those Ewing T-Shirts :biggrin
 

Kip Ewing

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GTX1 Sugery

Hey Kip.....what the hell is the deal???


:bored




I don't see ANYWHERE....to buy one of those Ewing T-Shirts :biggrin
BUY?! Dude, this is why you must come to the Rallys!!!
I GAVE away a ton of them at the Las Vegas Rally.

Actually, I am getting a bunch more made.
We'll offer them through the web site.
 

centerpunch

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I had not thought of that, but it is completely feasible.
We'd have to model a couple of seal details, but it could be done.
Oh sh**. Then I'd be out of excuses.
 
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Kip Ewing

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288
Suburban Detroit
Gtx1

Oh sh**. Then I'd be out of excuses.
Sounds good to me!
 
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Kingman

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BUY?! Dude, this is why you must come to the Rallys!!!
I GAVE away a ton of them at the Las Vegas Rally.

Actually, I am getting a bunch more made.
We'll offer them through the web site.
I don't live the life of leisure you do buddy! :lol

They sure look cool.
 

centerpunch

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Oh sh**. Then I'd be out of excuses.
Did this site become family friendly when I wasn't paying attention?

Are you going to go modify the other 289 posts with that word?
 
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centerpunch

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Oh sh**, maybe you are! Now it's down to 202!
 
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