72 Restomod clubracer build

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Ive got a huge to do list to get the car race ready , so I spent my time on useless bling ! I hated how the door handles looked without the rest of the trim.



So we cut them down and shaped them to fit the curves and gave it the " Mangus Walker " effect , drilled and countersunk holes






and reinstalled

 

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Handles might look nice in a mat black or color coded to the car? Just a thought- the chrome looks a little out of place but who am I to judge :)
 

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Handles might look nice in a mat black or color coded to the car? Just a thought- the chrome looks a little out of place but who am I to judge :)
Peter you can judge all you want , hahaha Your work on your coupe is stunning so I value your opinion ! wish I had thought of that while it was apart , may have to revisit that if I get distracted again .
 

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Peter you can judge all you want , hahaha Your work on your coupe is stunning so I value your opinion ! wish I had thought of that while it was apart , may have to revisit that if I get distracted again .
I have no street cred as far as restorations go, but I was wondering if bavaria handles would be a direct swap. They are tapered on the ends since they aren't integrated with the belt-line trim. The <Magnus>personal touch</Magnus> speed holes are a must though.

They look great!
 

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I have no street cred as far as restorations go, but I was wondering if bavaria handles would be a direct swap. They are tapered on the ends since they aren't integrated with the belt-line trim. The <Magnus>personal touch</Magnus> speed holes are a must though.

They look great!
I don't know if they would fit , I don't even remember what they look like !
worked on one of the last large projects remaining this weekend , The air box is actually making progress, and after test fitting in the engine bay I had to relocate the fuel lines , coolant lines ,hose clamps, dipstick , etc. etc .





Now the Carbon Fab guy can build the endplate and we are ready to roll





one more test to make sure the strut bar would clear
 

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In my opinion the drilled handles are a little too much for the era represented. Surely they didn't drill them back in the day? I'd keep them they way the cars were prepared. Your car looks amazing btw.
 

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40 pages of an amazing build and all this drama about door handles. I recommended the e3 handles because of the gap at the top of the handle. I couldn't figure out why yours have a gap. Well after much consideration, it is because Your door handles are upside down!. This is my one and only technical contribution to your thread. :D

Should look great after you flip 'em over.
 

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40 pages of an amazing build and all this drama about door handles. I recommended the e3 handles because of the gap at the top of the handle. I couldn't figure out why yours have a gap. Well after much consideration, it is because Your door handles are upside down!. This is my one and only technical contribution to your thread. :D

Should look great after you flip 'em over.
Ha ahaha ! thank you ! I knew something seamed wrong, its hard to get things together when you get a car that has nothing , when I got the car besides not having floorboards, drivetrain, it didn't have any trim or the door handles . the body shop hung the handles after they painted the car , and I just never could wrap my head around what was wrong , thanks Guys !!

now back to getting it race ready !! hoping the carbon guy will actually finish the damn airbox ! its time to run the car for what I built it for .

 

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The label tape was peeling off so got some different label's , and they look a bit better







made another "to do list" , hopefully I get this list cleared out and get the car to the track I the next couple of weeks
 

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since you guys disliked the outer doorhandles ,I doubt you'll like my solution for the inner's

 

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I like the contrasting color but I admit, painting the outer door handles would improve the look.

one of these days I may get back to the door handles ! haha . I made a huge effort to try to get the car ready for a track day next weekend, but I just didn't get enough done . really bummed out . anyway's one project from today that I think you guys will approve of . Scored a set of Wed's ayear ago, got some 10 inch barrels made to fit them, put them together today and mounted one of the fronts






 

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Those weds look amazing. way better than the bbs rs, IMO. I always imagined you would go to BBS considering you live in Atlanta and put in an order for some new BBS E50 :mrgreen:
 
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