Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Datsane on Thu 4/Feb/10 10:48pm

nostromo wrote:Taurus seems OK, just ridiculously heavy for some reason which can't be good. The Mondeo is basically as big as a Falcon now, in fact the wheelbase and track are actually bigger.
Put a 3 litre-ish turbo in it and call it a Falcon, no-one would know.

People don't actually seem to tow heavy stuff with Falcons or Commodores, they use SUVs as far as I can tell so RWD is a crock for all apart from the performance models. For that bring in the Mustang, problem sorted.

There you go Mr Ford my consultancy invoice is in the mail :)
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I will say the NASCAR Taurus's look good. But its only a % silhouette of the shell.

I thought at first that the wheel track and base bit was BS, just had a look on ford website. Well bugger me not by much but WTF is that about Falcon has more overhang. Noticed that the Falcon has a lower overall height though Less drag :lol:

Cooper do everyone a favour and Shut it. Like a new puppy cute at first, but now sick of the pee in the corner.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Datsane on Thu 4/Feb/10 10:54pm

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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 4/Feb/10 11:34pm

LOL FORDS AT TEH FRUNT CUZ HOLDENZR SHIT
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Fri 5/Feb/10 10:50am

Well, i sincerely hope they do keep the Falcon, it (along with the commodore) has to be one of the better selling large cars Ford has produced, even if only locally. I've always wondered why they haven't marketed it in the US or UK. Top Gear raved about the Vauxhall VXR8 (Holden Clubsport), and I've always wondered what they'd think about the XR6T or an F6 Typhoon.

Speaking of Bathurst / future racing etc. NZ looks set to get its' own 1000km weekend, all be it 2 separate 500km races. In June, at Hampton Downs. 1 500km race for NZV8s only, the other 500km a "free for all, in they style of the old Wellington street race". Sounds bloody good to me!

http://www.3news.co.nz/Kiwi-version-of- ... fault.aspx
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dented on Fri 5/Feb/10 5:19pm

Ok, new thread, much better than the first. :)

My best mate just sent me some pics of his project car, and its really coming along, so I share them here.

As is the usual policy, I want the trainspotters among you to answer a few questions, although it shouldnt take long....

1) What is the year/make/model
2) What are the 2 major body mods (m not talking about the ride height, Im talking panel mods)
3) How fucken sick does this thing look?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Fri 5/Feb/10 5:41pm

I'm gonna have a guess and say
1) '55 Chevy Belair?
2) Body seems to have been moved back a fair way on the chassis - that's alot of rear overhang. Not sure about the second body/panel mod, so I'll just say there isn't a front??
3) On a scale of 1 to sick, it's FREAKIN SICK!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ratrod on Fri 5/Feb/10 5:43pm

'57 Bel Air
It's been chopped ~3-4".
Firewall has been flattened and recessed.
So sick it has aids, though that could be from the gay turquoise chassis. The "90's was 2 decades ago dude.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Fri 5/Feb/10 5:52pm

Datsane wrote:
nostromo wrote:Taurus seems OK, just ridiculously heavy for some reason which can't be good. The Mondeo is basically as big as a Falcon now, in fact the wheelbase and track are actually bigger.
Put a 3 litre-ish turbo in it and call it a Falcon, no-one would know.

People don't actually seem to tow heavy stuff with Falcons or Commodores, they use SUVs as far as I can tell so RWD is a crock for all apart from the performance models. For that bring in the Mustang, problem sorted.

There you go Mr Ford my consultancy invoice is in the mail :)
:lol:

I will say the NASCAR Taurus's look good. But its only a % silhouette of the shell.

I thought at first that the wheel track and base bit was BS, just had a look on ford website. Well bugger me not by much but WTF is that about Falcon has more overhang. Noticed that the Falcon has a lower overall height though Less drag :lol:

Cooper do everyone a favour and Shut it. Like a new puppy cute at first, but now sick of the pee in the corner.


nutshell says no.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ratrod on Fri 5/Feb/10 5:55pm

Oh and I like trumpets. Tiptop, roll your own and injection
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dented on Fri 5/Feb/10 6:20pm

Ooohhhh, between the 2 of you, you have sort of got it.

Yep its a 57 Chevy

The 2 mods I was looking for, are the roof chop, and that the rear guards have been lengthened and made higher. Although I will grant an honourable mention for picking up on the custom firewall.
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Injected 427, running through 6-speed Richmond, to Ford 9" lsd. The heads arent aluminium, they are cast iron heads that have been completely HPC coated.

The turquoise wouldnt have been my first colour choice, but I wont knock it.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Datsane on Fri 5/Feb/10 11:13pm

He's got to put flame thrower exhausts on it.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ratrod on Mon 8/Feb/10 8:46pm

I was working out in Te Aroha today. A dude rocked up in this:

Sorry for the blueness. Trying new ways of taking bad photos.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Mon 8/Feb/10 8:51pm

ratrod wrote:I was working out in Te Aroha today. A dude rocked up in this:

Sorry for the blueness. Trying new ways of taking bad photos.


Wo-HO the real deal!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby nostromo on Mon 8/Feb/10 8:53pm

ratrod wrote:I was working out in Te Aroha today. A dude rocked up in this:

Sorry for the blueness. Trying new ways of taking bad photos.

Is that a XW or XY? Must be worth a fair old bit either way
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ratrod on Mon 8/Feb/10 8:58pm

Has a scoop to the drivers side so it's an XW, the XY has a shaker.

There's a GT for 225k on TM
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