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P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/15/09 11:19 p.m.

I've got a wild idea but I figured some GRM research was in order. Anybody have pictures of cars with fighter plane style paintjobs?

Luke
Luke Dork
2/15/09 11:27 p.m.

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I hope this idea involves painting up your P71 like a WW2 Bomber.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
2/15/09 11:42 p.m.

^

"Luftwaffle"

(yes, it's a Simpsons reference)

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury Reader
2/16/09 7:18 a.m.

Bitchin especially with the bias plys...

As seen at the most recent SEMA - a la Eddie Hahm custom. I love TCs...This is a little odd concidering the ricer(YO) appeal these have, but I like the individuality, so I give 10 originality points

924guy
924guy HalfDork
2/16/09 7:29 a.m.

i liked this concept:

jwdmotorsports
jwdmotorsports Reader
2/16/09 8:15 a.m.

I'm going to have the second the F-Bomb paint job.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
2/16/09 8:39 a.m.

the F-bomb was my favorite Hot Rod project...aside from the Freiburger Land Speed Record Camaro....I miss DF, Hot Rod is just not the same....can Motorsport Marketing, Inc. purchase them, and reinstate Mr. Freiburger please?

dculberson
dculberson Reader
2/16/09 9:41 a.m.

The BMW and the F-Bomb are both completely and utterly awesome.

steamcorners
steamcorners Reader
2/16/09 9:59 a.m.

There's a Luftwaffe-painted Formula Vee out there, I wish I could find pics of it, but it's pretty damn cool. . .

Josh
Josh Reader
2/16/09 10:12 a.m.

Are you thinking of this one?

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/reader-rides/264/

procker
procker New Reader
2/16/09 10:13 a.m.

I've always had a lil thing for this one...

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
2/16/09 10:30 a.m.
procker wrote:

I like how the cage had to be designed around the fact that that the accelerator pedal is against the door skin.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
2/16/09 10:39 a.m.

Painting my SA like a Japanese Zero is one of my long term goals.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/16/09 10:40 a.m.

Hmmmm...

Wonder what's the best spray OD green? I was thinking of the silver/aluminum look, but early war is looking good.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 HalfDork
2/16/09 10:44 a.m.

This car was built by the father/daughter team that won the Bull Run show that was on Spike a couple years back in the red Trans Am.

modeled after this

procker
procker New Reader
2/16/09 10:58 a.m.

ya those fighter planes with the toothy mouths look sweet...and on the right car i'm sure it would look book! The firebird has that nice pointed nose on it that really takes the mouth look well! Early German paint schemes look cool too, with the iron cross on them...maybe some kind of stripe too...Red Baron anyone?

Spitfires offer a neat lil scheme too...and a play on words!

Going japanese here looks tuff too...

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 HalfDork
2/16/09 11:01 a.m.

oh yea, wait til yous ee what we have in store for the $2009 challenge, it's related to this theme.

aircooled
aircooled Dork
2/16/09 11:16 a.m.

Look up "Tiger Meet" if you want to see some pretty crazy plane paint schemes.

Here is one that comes full circle:

randyvr6
randyvr6 New Reader
2/16/09 12:48 p.m.

Here is one I saw at a local car show last year. The execution was really good. It started out as something called a Litestar/Pulse and was heavily modified with an air cooled beetle engine installed in the rear. It was street legal and was driven to the show.

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jwdmotorsports
jwdmotorsports Reader
2/16/09 1:02 p.m.

^ Now that's COOL ^

xci_ed6
xci_ed6 New Reader
2/16/09 1:55 p.m.

A little note on "Final Objective"...that car is stupid.

27L supercharged V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin (aka: WW2 era aircraft) engine. I would doubt the 3000hp claim, Rolls only claimed 1600hp on 100/150 fuel, but I'm not sure what altitude that refers to.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/international-automotive-scene/31738-3000bhp-street-legal-aircraft-engine-bel-air.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Merlin

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
2/16/09 2:24 p.m.

noted. It's still awesome though.

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
2/16/09 2:29 p.m.

Merlins can be pushed to 3,000 +. Look no further than Reno unlimited air racers. But they go POP a lot.

If anything, I'd go for the Russian aggressor type scheme:

Tyler H
Tyler H GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/16/09 3:44 p.m.

What sim is that last shot of the SU-27 from? That's hot!

I'm nostalgic for fighter pilots. Drone warfare has rendered them obsolete.

I feel the same way about drones that I do about redlight and speed cameras...

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
2/16/09 9:12 p.m.
randyvr6 wrote: Here is one I saw at a local car show last year. The execution was really good. It started out as something called a Litestar/Pulse and was heavily modified with an air cooled beetle engine installed in the rear. It was street legal and was driven to the show. Photobucket Photobucket

I'm. In. LOVE!!!!

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