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Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/23/09 7:25 p.m.

Sure - factory box flares.

Not box flares, but on the subject of swollen competition cars: the Ford RS1700T. A stillborn rally car, it was superseded by the RS200. 350 hp, turbocharged BDT and rear wheel drive. More important for our discussion, all swole up.

confuZion3
confuZion3 SuperDork
8/24/09 7:54 p.m.

OH your god! That Z4 is teh sechts!

And I have a particular fascination with the Fox Mustang. So, of course, I love the red one from the OP. I think the thing that's weird about that particular car, though, is that they didn't continue the black trim on the flares (or eliminate it from everywhere else).

problemaddict
problemaddict Reader
8/25/09 11:57 a.m.

So who's gonna be the first to cut some of these Nitro flares off and glue them to something???

needs more BOX tho

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/25/09 12:54 p.m.

bravenrace
bravenrace HalfDork
8/25/09 1:11 p.m.
problemaddict wrote: So who's gonna be the first to cut some of these Nitro flares off and glue them to something??? needs more BOX tho

idunno, but they sure do need cutting off...Or the truck needs cut off the flares, I'm not sure which.

alex
alex HalfDork
8/25/09 1:34 p.m.

Opinion needed. Box flares on an XR4Ti: yea or nay? Seems like it would work with the style, and it's certainly period-appropriate. Never seen it, though.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/25/09 1:40 p.m.

Google Cosworth Thunder Saloon

Also look at the Thunder Saloon build by Taps on Merkursport.com

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/25/09 1:41 p.m.

alex
alex HalfDork
8/25/09 1:50 p.m.

Had a feeling you might know.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/25/09 2:46 p.m.

I do my best.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Dork
8/25/09 3:20 p.m.

ive always loved this pic...

Appleseed
Appleseed HalfDork
8/25/09 4:58 p.m.

They should have used THAT as a Decepticon in Transformers.

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter HalfDork
8/25/09 5:28 p.m.
John Brown wrote:

I like everything about this car but the hood.

One thing I'm curious about, though, is when you got to box flares like this, what do you do on the front end to push the wheels out? Rear is easy - it's a stick axle, so you just widen it.

But how do you push the front out without totally mucking up the geometry and scrub radius?

bamalama
bamalama Reader
8/25/09 6:27 p.m.

No more cool XR4Ti pictures. I want mine to go away, stop tempting me to keep it.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Dork
8/26/09 8:58 a.m.

THE SHOGUN!

seeker589
seeker589 New Reader
8/26/09 9:26 a.m.

I submit for your approval:

Box Flair Porn

EricM
EricM HalfDork
8/26/09 9:44 a.m.
seeker589 wrote: I submit for your approval: Box Flair Porn

Approved!

seeker589
seeker589 New Reader
8/26/09 9:46 a.m.

In reply to Wally:

That site made me need to change my pants!

EricM
EricM HalfDork
8/26/09 9:47 a.m.

Has the Porsche 944 been submitted yet? I think they did a very good job.

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oldsaw
oldsaw Reader
8/26/09 9:50 a.m.

seeker589 wrote: I submit for your approval: Box Flair Porn

Oh, definitely approved!

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/26/09 10:08 a.m.
ReverendDexter wrote: One thing I'm curious about, though, is when you got to box flares like this, what do you do on the front end to push the wheels out? Rear is easy - it's a stick axle, so you just widen it. But how do you push the front out without totally mucking up the geometry and scrub radius?

Actually in this car uses 17x9 wheels up front and 17x11 wheels out back. No need for widening anything.

The aftermarket is pretty good for the Mustang when it comes to camber/caster plates, ackerman correcting tie rod adapters and sweet tubular crossmembers and control arms. The rear is where people get in trouble. The best resolution I have used on the rear is the Kenny Brown setup, apparently the Griggs and Maximum Motorsports are even better yet.

midknight
midknight Reader
8/26/09 11:09 a.m.

OMG on that Datsun!! Now that is pure HotNess!!! Any more info on this? I've got a shell in the backyard....a couple years work...hmmm.

oldsaw
oldsaw Reader
8/26/09 11:40 a.m.
midknight wrote: OMG on that Datsun!! Now that is pure HotNess!!! Any more info on this? I've got a shell in the backyard....a couple years work...hmmm.

Do some searching for mid to late 70's IMSA GT racing, concentrating on the GTU class and the name Frisselle.

The car pictured is (or is a good copy) on the car he campaigned against Bob Sharp (in another Datsun) and whole bunch of Porsches in the under-2.5 liter class.

midknight
midknight Reader
8/26/09 11:42 a.m.

Thanks Oldsaw!!

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Dork
8/26/09 12:23 p.m.

on the ol' beloved Fiat 128, looks identical to the one im buying..

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