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Old 2004.07.09, 09:37 PM   #1
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Work in Progress: Toyota Altezza

Hey guys. I just started my custom Altezza body after receiving it in the mail today. Here are some pics of the body assembled and of the custom (crappy) "H" plate I made out of silver carbon fiber.

I will update this thread as I progress with this project. I hope you guys like it.
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Old 2004.07.09, 09:51 PM   #2
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I like it! Nice fit.
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Old 2004.07.09, 10:29 PM   #3
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looks like it was made for it....

nice job
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Old 2004.07.09, 11:24 PM   #4
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here is a pic of mine...i kinda cheated though
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Old 2004.07.10, 06:32 PM   #5
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I got a little more work done today on the body. I fabricated a new H Plate that extended the wheelbase a few more millimeters for a perfect fit.

I was also able to mount the body on the chassis Mini-Z style using the front and side clips, which surprised me.

Here's a couple more pics:
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Old 2004.07.12, 01:48 PM   #6
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looks good man! the body and the wheels look sweet.
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Old 2004.12.24, 12:30 PM   #7
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Well, I kinda lost interest in this project since I have had a busy senior semester in high school. The Christmas break gives me a chance to catch up on things and that's exactly what I'm going to do!

I started to paint the body the same color as my car but realized that it would look much better with some fender flares. So I grabbed some molding putty/epoxy and whipped some up. I only have the left side done so far and it looks killer.

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Old 2004.12.24, 12:40 PM   #8
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Going to manually kitt your mini-z... you've got bitten by the bug bad. Can't wait to see how well it turns out.
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Old 2004.12.24, 02:05 PM   #9
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An 02MM Altezza. Impressive.

I just started a custom Altezza project too, but I'm starting with the Kyosho Autoscale body. It's looking good. Keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 2004.12.24, 02:16 PM   #10
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Well, I just finished the right side fender flares. I got them pretty close to size of the left ones. Now I just have to wait for the stuff to dry so I can sand and paint.
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Old 2004.12.24, 02:44 PM   #11
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Cool. Remember pics, pics, pics.
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Old 2004.12.24, 07:23 PM   #12
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Nice ride, T Man. Looks sharp. I really like those rims too! One of my bros had rims like that on his old '56 BelAir. Maybe I should try those on my PT Pickup.
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Old 2004.12.24, 11:21 PM   #13
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Ok, I just got it all sanded and primed. The primer really brings out the imperfections of the flares, so I'm going to have to do even more sanding later. It's shaping up though!

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Old 2004.12.25, 12:26 AM   #14
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nice work that far.
i like the way icons arranged on your desktop
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Old 2004.12.25, 04:11 PM   #15
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Well, I just finished putting together the chassis that this body is going to sit on. I really need to make another H-plate but the one I have now does the job well enough.

I'm going to have to place a special order for some Z-Speed wheels since the front wheels are MR-01 CLK offset and the rears are Enzo offset. These offsets sit perfectly flush with the added fender flares.

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