Major GTX1 Surgery...


Piana

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Jul 12, 2006
302
Northern California
Kip,
Great work! I love what you are doing with the shape of the top and the window!
 

911teo

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Jan 5, 2007
628
Surrey, UK
Just fantastic!
 

Silverbullitt

GT Owner
Mar 3, 2006
1,739
Lago Vista, TX
There is a photo of a heretage on its roof at La Mans on www.wreckedexotics.com and it appears that the driver had to crawl out the window. so as long as you can break out the window butterfly doors or stock it you end up a pole turtle you still have to fit through the window.:ack:shrug:driving:
Where is the friggin photo? I gave up after looking for 10 mins.
 

dealmaker

GT Owner
Sep 30, 2006
219
England
Kip,

I am lost for words. What a fantastic job!

The only thing I would like to say is - please tell me you have a number of interns and apprentices?.......the world needs more people like you - we must ensure that your unique skills are passed on to another generation!

Dang - if I wasn't so busy I'd come along myself and offer to work for free just so I could learn how you do what you do!

Well done!
 

HJP

GTX1 Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 13, 2005
225
Chicago
Wow! i had resigned myself into thinking my X1 would always be a roadster. but.... Wow! it looks incredible! I am definitely going to have to get one! looks like it came as part of the car. now i think my car looks incomplete. great job.
 

centerpunch

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 16, 2005
744
OH/NC
Where is the friggin photo? I gave up after looking for 10 mins.
Found it in ten seconds.

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/gt40/index2.shtml
 

Cyclenirvana

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 7, 2006
596
Winston-Salem, NC
Greetings Scott

I've had a number of people express interest in having us do a GTX1 conversion.

We are ready to do it. Just a matter of who is first.

Cheers
Kip
Kip,
Just a little scared to be the first. I like the idea of t-tops. But would want to see someone else's experiment first! Ha.
Your work is excellent.
Scott
 

spyder625

GT Owner
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Sep 23, 2008
418
Any more updates on the missing roof??? :banana
 

Kip Ewing

CF Vendor
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 23, 2007
288
Suburban Detroit
GTX1 surgery

So are we talking about cutting the top of the doors and then a way be engineered to attached top to the existing opening of the car? Why cut up the existing frame? I want that Smoky and the Bandit T-top in my GT :banana
By cutting the top of the door away from the a and b pillar, you'd get the T-top effect, and the benefit of "normal doors". If you didn't cut the frame, you'd still have the restricted entry-egress of the regular GT door. Also - if you didn't cut the door frame, the resultant day light opening would be a lot smaller.
 

Kip Ewing

CF Vendor
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 23, 2007
288
Suburban Detroit
GTX1 surgery

Hey Kip,

Sounds interesting, looks great. Are you doing it in all CF? You say someone is making progress on a soft top too?
The roof will be made from carbon fiber to save weight and be stiff. We can paint and stripe them to match or leave bare carbon.

Yes - Steve Hemstock was working on a soft top. Not sure how it is going.
 
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HHGT

Guest
That car should have a license plate that reads ORGASMIC. Well done Kip...
 
Aug 25, 2006
4,436
What a wonderful finishing touch for these gals

All the best

Shadowman
 

Cyclenirvana

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 7, 2006
596
Winston-Salem, NC
Kip,
I think there may be quite a few of us who in the long term would like to take a non-modified GT (as opposed to a GTX-1) with the original body lines intact and convert it to a convertible. As you mentioned this would involve making the doors normal, which I don't have a problem with...it was cool at first, but now it is mostly a pain. Keep us up to date.
Fantastic work...I look forward to seeing more.
Scott
 

Mark06GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Just looked through those pics. Now I'm rethinking if I ever want to track my car again. :frown

Maybe EP has the right idea.
 

KJRGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 4, 2006
2,840
SoCal
Kip, you guys blow my mind. Can't wait to see it live next month. :thumbsup
 

Empty Pockets

ex-GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 18, 2006
1,280
Washington State
Just looked through those pics. Now I'm rethinking if I ever want to track my car again. :frown

Maybe EP has the right idea.

Aaaaaaaaah, sweet vindication! :lol


(An aside: 'Showed my wife those photos and her comment was, "Someone doesn't deserve that car." lol!)
 

Kirby Vieira

GT Owner/B.o.D
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 22, 2005
1,768
Atlanta
Wow. That's incredible. It is truly beoming an exotic top befitting the car :cheers
 
Aug 25, 2006
4,436
Looks fricken awesome Kip

Shadowman
 

Kirby Vieira

GT Owner/B.o.D
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 22, 2005
1,768
Atlanta
Nice work Kip. I assume it's for a hardtop. :cheers
 

HeritageBruce

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 13, 2006
746
Southern CA
Most outstanding solution to the rear window issue.:thumbsup

Kip,
Have you considered adding Gurney bubbles to the roof also?