ZOOMiata
ZOOMiata Dork
12/23/08 3:56 a.m.

Found on another forum:

aluminum re-body of a Toyota 2000GT

Unbelievable fabrication skills.

The whole rebuild reminds me of a Ferrari 250 owner who tracks his car. When asked about damage, he indicates that he can have any body part re-created. .

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
12/23/08 5:04 a.m.

wow.... great display of skills.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
12/23/08 6:23 a.m.

wow... terrible display of broken English.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg HalfDork
12/23/08 7:14 a.m.

I wish I could even attempt something that ambitious

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
12/23/08 7:28 a.m.
John Brown wrote: wow... terrible display of broken English.

No, it's a rather excellent display of broken English.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill HalfDork
12/23/08 8:04 a.m.

Neat project, but if I was going to put that much effort into a car, it would have to be something more precious that one of those.

OK I see it is a REBODY.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
12/23/08 8:09 a.m.
spitfirebill wrote: Neat project, but if I was going to put that much effort into a car, it would have to be something more precious that one of those. OK I see it is a REBODY.

I'm far from an expert on these, but isn't this car stupidly rare?

Duke
Duke Dork
12/23/08 8:26 a.m.

That guy sounds great! He's even offering to pass on his skills. If I was 20 years younger and not married, I'd go to California and be his apprentice.

How could you not love a guy who posted this:

Shin Yoshikawa said: Gas price increasing and not stopping, I spork out on KAI website "Do not buy expensive hybrid car, buy old sport car" and so many people send approval mail to me.
tuffburn
tuffburn New Reader
12/23/08 8:51 a.m.

yes, they are. also one of the best cars of there period, it was also a loss for toyota, and a terrific bargain at the time. great looking too. 351 made, 60 came to america.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
12/23/08 9:05 a.m.

I would trade my mediocre diction for his fabricating skills in a second

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
12/23/08 9:32 a.m.

^ +400 ^

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
12/23/08 11:28 a.m.

Amazing skill, but how would the aluminum hold up on the hinges?

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
12/23/08 11:43 a.m.
neon4891 wrote: Amazing skill, but how would the aluminum hold up on the hinges?

Dunno.. Look at an airplane for an example.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
12/23/08 11:47 a.m.

I'm going to cry, that was beautiful.

Check the other links on that page. Here's an interesting bit - wheel rims bolted directly to a brake rotor. Both of these are from Panhards.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair Dork
12/23/08 12:10 p.m.

with three more lugs, that could be an early-'60s pontiac fullsize.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
12/23/08 12:11 p.m.
ignorant wrote:
neon4891 wrote: Amazing skill, but how would the aluminum hold up on the hinges?

Dunno.. Look at an airplane for an example.

good point, Especialy since i am posibly starting flight training in the spring

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