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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hi Everyone! Here's little update on the 1940 Ford inspired Coupe we're working on. The donor has been prepped and we are well underway with the wireframe buck. Won't be long before we being shaping the sheet metal body. We have started a Build Log for this project on our YouTube channel...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Thank you Gents! The blue one started out as a personal project then got mothballed due to other work coming through the shop. It sat for about 3.5 years before a friend offered to take it over having me finish it for him. I agreed under one condition *wink* *wink* ... I could borrow it from...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Thanks Bud! I'll let you in on a little secret... I prefer the blue one too :D
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Thank you! The maroon car 'Rhythm' came before the blue one 'Metelic R2'. The design was influenced by the SR71 Blackbird recon plane and late '60s muscle cars ...something I started when I was around 18 back in 1998. As I was completing the project my mind was already thinking about what I...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Thanks for checking in Waynne! With everything that is going on these days its great to hear from your friends. All is ok on my end. Staying out of trouble by keeping busy with work. I hope you and yours are safe and well. We've had the Metelic R2 mid-engine sports car on the road now on a...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hi Everyone! For the members that were following this thread back in the day I'm going to resurrect it with an update on the R2 build. Since you can't see any of the photos that were hosted on photobucket, I've included a new series of milestone build photos highlighting different stages of...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Initial stage of R2's rear facelift. A template is created so that features can be transposed to the other side. Fitting the door top perimeter and exterior skin to the jams. Door opens on a single pivot. Rear hatch's structure mated with the exterior skin and mounted on the newly created...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hi everyone, guess what's back in the shop! After some off, it's time to finish up this project as well as bring this thread back to life.
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    So, a lot has been done to the roadster since the last time I updated this thread. The body was cut and polished and mated with the chassis, electrical wrapped up, and dash/interior just about buttoned up. Still waiting on a few key suspension components as well as the front windshield. Cut and...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    The roadster's body arrived from paint! Final assembly can being after we cut and polish the panels. In the mean time the chassis has been slowly coming together.
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hi everyone, here's a small update on the roadster we're working on. Trunk lid has been completed and installed. With the new seats being wider than the ones used in the original design, the centre tunnel section had to be recreated. After many hours of block sanding we're almost ready for...
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hi everyone, here's a little update on the roadster. New seats arrived last week. And while they fit the roadster's floor well, we discovered that the tunnel cover would need to be narrowed up a bit. Will probably fab a new one rather than modify the existing. An overall view of the roadster...
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    chop top mk2

    That looks sweet! Thanks for sharing the progress with us.
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    No problem man ... though it should be me thanking you and all the car enthusiasts here on the forum for the opportunity to share what's happening in the studio. Cheers!
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    "The Next One" - Handcrafted Mid-Engine Sports Car

    In between working through life's curveballs and other jobs coming in, we remounted the roadster's body back on the rotisserie to wash, re-wash, sand, wash again, and prep for primer! The remaining panels were prepped for 2k as well. Panel prep before primer is always a time consuming and...
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