My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby danstern » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:36 pm

Obviously a biker at heart. =D>
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:06 am

Well...

The weather here in the Netherlands has been terrible the last few months: lots and lots of rain, hard winds and low temperatures. Not the kind of weather I like, nor the kind of weather in which I like to do the final things to finish the car (finally... After 6 years of building #-o )

Now the car is finished for appr. 99% and will go for inspection in March, which means -I hope- I will be able/allowed to drive it in April.

Today it was chilling cold, but sunny and so I decided to make some pictures of the way the car looks right now:

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And then I made a little movie:
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Ricky99GSX » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:45 am

This has to be the best 356 "Outlaw" hands down!
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby danstern » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:19 pm

The inspectors are going to be awestruck! =D>
They will be so impressed they will forget to ask if it has brakes. :-\"
Your build is fantastic. [^:]
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby beck688 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 am

Stunning
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Greenberg » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:32 pm

Belongs in a showroom only! Absolutely amazing build. Well done! =D>
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:39 pm

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:11 am

Yesterday my car was inspected by the inspectors of the RDW (that's the Dutch DMV so to speak) and....

IT PASSED!

Me over the moon! :nana:

I'm officially allowed to drive it now... \:D/

The first 20 km I ever drove my car to the RDW/DMV where ubelievable, altough it was raining cats and dogs :D
Because my Speedster has no roof (just like most Spyders ;) ) and the low 550 Spyder windshield I was soakin' wet when I arrived...

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Wet Betty:
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Waiting at the door 'till lunch break is over:
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Inside (and still very wet; on the outside ánd inside):
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby cam550 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:30 am

Now that you drove it in the rain, it's officially a race car! When I finally got my car and drove it home from the shop it was also raining and I was getting soaked. But I didn't care one bit. Congrats! Now can you join us for the Carlisle event? :)
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:44 am

It's a bit far from Holland, isn't it?
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby danstern » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:37 am

CONGRATULATIONS !! :nana:
What about the seats and carpets in the rain. Did you do anything to protect them?
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:49 am

Nope...

The seats are aluminum so it's no problem when they get wet :D

My interior is made by a guy that also does boats, so he knew what he was doing ;)
(by the way: he also did the interiors of the Spyker cars)

The cushions are leatherette and the stitches are waterproof, so the cushions are too. The upholstery is made from the same leatherette (only in black) with red diamond-stitching. The backside of that stitched leatherette is also made waterproof before it was attached, so there's no problem either.

The floorboards 'hoover' above the chassis and there are holes at the lowest point so that water that comes under the floorboards can flow away...
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Greenberg » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:56 pm

Congrats and enjoy! Get ready to have a very sore mouth from smiling so hard every time you drive it! =D>
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby danstern » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:25 am

&1, Thanks for the response on the waterproofing. Like the rest of the car BRILLIANT !!
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:58 am

Yesterday the finishing touches were applied: I had Betty stickered...

My Betty has some sexy curves, humps and bumps... Looks great, but makes stickering quite a job:
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The result:
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Then the rear was done:
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And for those who didn't know (yet), this is her name:
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The Outlaw-numbering on the side:
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I love it/her:
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The car now has the 'Outlaw appearance' I wanted. It's like a Café Racer on 4 wheels :D

With the stickers the car is finished (or will it ever be?); now I can start enjoying/driving it... :nana:
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