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Kot
08-09-2010, 04:17 PM
Pardon the mass upload of images, but Ive been working on this quite some time. I just had no internet so I didnt get to upload regularly.
The rims I've used are Team Atlas 2.5W gunmetal.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05803.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05805.jpg
On top, the altezza has a stock fender height. Below, its been trimmed a LOT.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05808.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05809.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05812.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05814.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05815.jpg
here, I'm comparing the altezza stock and the custom.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05817.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05819.jpg
and here im making sideskirts.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05821.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05822.jpg
and here's a mockup spoiler.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC05823.jpg

pinsk17
08-09-2010, 04:24 PM
Hey man, looking good so far. Can't wait to watch the process to completion.

bigmike17
08-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Dude those wheels are bad a$$!!! I like that low and mean look. :nod: Carry on. :nod:

BlueDragons
08-10-2010, 11:54 AM
Nice start.
I will keep an eye on it! :D

Kot
08-26-2010, 10:46 PM
Update time!
working on those fenders, GNOME SANE?! (know what im saying?!)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06447.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06455.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06448.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06450.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06453.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06454.jpg

lol
08-26-2010, 11:02 PM
The spoiler is amazing. End of story.

blue504life
08-27-2010, 02:39 AM
looks good so far, putting body kit aside. why did you decide to trim the body rather than going with a different offset on the wheels and doing new clips to slam it down? just curious

Kot
08-27-2010, 03:43 AM
@ kevin,
thanks haha. Nsx spoiler with some nicely shaped mounts did the trick :P.

@blue,
I actually did get a different offset, 2.5W all around. This would guarantee me the same width all around (obviously). But in terms of height, I compared a stock altezza to the Time-Attack HKS one, and noticed how theres a significant height adjustment. If you've noticed with JGTC cars, typically they'd cut the top half of the car and custom fabricate the lower half. even the wheel wells reach higher than the engine height. I did also make a new front clip and reglued side clips to keep it mounted.

http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9271574/p62317_large+2000_Toyota_Altezza+Custom_Body_Right _Hand_Drive_Passenger_Side_Front_View.jpg
http://www4.tokai.or.jp/yst/img/altezza1.jpg

Here's what I mean - you can see the ride height is pretty crazy.

blue504life
08-27-2010, 03:55 AM
yeah i see what your getting at. ive never really paid any attention to these cars, so i really didnt get it at first

Kot
08-28-2010, 10:46 PM
another update!

the rear fenders are starting to take shape
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06521.jpg
and some putty on the front fenders (still curing)
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06517.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06518.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06519.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06520.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06522.jpg
this last picture shows the amount of wheel space.

its hard to find right dimensions for the wheel wells without extending the front half of the car (reason being is that for the right well, when the car turns left, the right wheel rubs the headlight housing, and vice versa with the other side [and ive shaved almost to the point where the housing will be cut. if i have to, i will cut it])
cnc welcome!

Kot
08-31-2010, 11:03 PM
another update (small)

just did more sanding and puttying. got the two front fenders to be at the same height now (first pic is at an angle)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06523.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06524.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06525.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06527.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06528.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06529.jpg

Songha
08-31-2010, 11:43 PM
Dang, cant wait to see the bodywork finished . :thumleft:

winner
08-31-2010, 11:56 PM
i love that stance! looks great, keep up the awsome work :)

Kot
09-03-2010, 06:29 PM
thanks for the comments!

I plan to kill you guys with photos. LOL.
another update (updating as much as i can before i start school) :

rear fender is now smooooooth
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06531.jpg
here i added plastic/lexan strips as a 'frame' for the upcoming putty.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06533.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06535.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06537.jpg
and putty added on the front.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06538.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06539.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06541-1.jpg

two style shots:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06542.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06546.jpg

much more to come; cnc welcome!

All_Xmods
09-03-2010, 06:37 PM
I remembered when you had none of these. Wow, from none to two mint and an extra for project? Great find, and project is looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Kot
09-03-2010, 06:44 PM
haha thanks man, i was lucky enough to snag the beater white body, and for a great deal too. but i might have to let go of the lesser of the two gloss-coated ones for something else (its sort of a burden)

Kot
09-06-2010, 04:37 PM
update again LOL.

the front end is almost complete
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06554.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06555.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06557.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06560.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06562.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06561.jpg

Dr. Kustom
09-06-2010, 05:08 PM
Very aggressive stance!

xModsdude2.0
09-06-2010, 10:04 PM
wait what is the clear stuff?

Dr. Kustom
09-07-2010, 01:11 AM
They are lexan.

Kot
09-08-2010, 02:43 AM
Updateddd once again:

I seem to have misplaced the original windows for this (FFFFFFFFFUUUUUU-- I KNOW.)
so I 'tried' to make new ones.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06566.jpg

and more putty:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06569.jpg
working on the back once again
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06570.jpg
then added more plastic (lexan) to make a lip (not done)
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06577.jpg
overall stance
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06578.jpg
front
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06579.jpg
and another action shot
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06580.jpg

also, WOO! got a cutting board HAHA. (i never really used cutting boards. the blade usually lands on my thumb [and on occasion, a little bit of blood here and there])

BlueDragons
09-08-2010, 12:35 PM
It seems that that one will be a WHC ("Wanna-Have-Car") :bigwink:

Keep it up!

Kot
09-14-2010, 03:52 PM
small but significant update:
smoothing out the whole front half, and minor work at the back (still needs touching up).

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06587.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06588.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06585.jpg

charles
09-14-2010, 07:45 PM
you sir have talent. Cant wait to see the final results

mini-z drift
09-14-2010, 11:58 PM
OMG!!

That is so awesome!

What chassis are you using?

And is there any chance that you are going to make the rear spoiler thiner?

Kot
09-27-2010, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!

@ mini-z drift, the chassis is an AWD mini-z with 2.5W rims all around.

Update: more work, but taking shape on all areas now
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06637.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06632.jpg
here, i shaped the front wheel arches to have a more consistent curve
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06639.jpg
and here, im working on the rear diffuser.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06634.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06635.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06636.jpg
im making the diffuser attached to the rear chassis bumper just to save some 'space' issues.
if you look at the last photo, you might understand.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06638.jpg

and a little birthday present from myself to myself, minus the putty...who knows what im going to do with this? :D
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06629.jpg

Blade.
09-28-2010, 01:11 AM
Your either one, going to make it as a lexan body with the casting resin, or make it so you can make multiple bodies and sell them... Or Two, you are going to strengthen the hell outta that body, and use it for racing...:lol:

My only guesses...

Tom.

taiwanesekid05
09-28-2010, 02:15 AM
Ohhh shiz. You bought a resin kit. Someone's making copies for otherss.....

Kot
09-28-2010, 03:14 AM
^ well there are two intentions, and both of you got the obvious
'reproduction to sell'.

MY MAIN REASON was because I'll be making different widebody Altezzas. I just
want to make a general cast to base it off of so that I can minimize my labor time.


As for selling, i managed to get enough money to make a couple copies
(depends how demanding my finished product turns out) and probably sell
(if the outcome is good). If the resin cast is durable and can withstand a normal
mini-z body's racing strain, I'll reproduce maybe a maximum of 15-25 of this hks.

If I can and if I have people interested, I'll also make copies of other cars which
may be in demand, like the 2002 (not 03 re-release) supra, 2000/2002? nsx,
tom's altezzas, my 350z nismo bodykit, or hakosukas. we'll see :D

Blade.
09-28-2010, 09:24 PM
^ well there are two intentions, and both of you got the obvious
'reproduction to sell'.

MY MAIN REASON was because I'll be making different widebody Altezzas. I just
want to make a general cast to base it off of so that I can minimize my labor time.


As for selling, i managed to get enough money to make a couple copies
(depends how demanding my finished product turns out) and probably sell
(if the outcome is good). If the resin cast is durable and can withstand a normal
mini-z body's racing strain, I'll reproduce maybe a maximum of 15-25 of this hks.

If I can and if I have people interested, I'll also make copies of other cars which
may be in demand, like the 2002 (not 03 re-release) supra, 2000/2002? nsx,
tom's altezzas, my 350z nismo bodykit, or hakosukas. we'll see :D

Now see if this was Facebook I would have clicked the 'like' button about 1000 times, if not more...

That is an amazing idea man. I'd be intrested in buying one if I had a Mini-Z for sure.:nod:

Good luck man!

Tom.

Kot
09-30-2010, 12:40 PM
Once again, another update!
I need to do a coat of primer, fill any flaws, then all that stuff.
- the front has been shaped slightly but for a more natural look (idk if you'll spot it)
- front and rear fenders need a little more putty / sanding.
- front fenders need one more set of body lines.

dont mind the mount. I'm headed to the university I wanted to apply to today and am going to seek some 'professional' help/critiquing/advice.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06640.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06641.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06642.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06643.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06644.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06645.jpg

BlueDragons
09-30-2010, 02:27 PM
I really like your work so far! :D

Kot
10-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Primed! (Might make a mold from how it is now. its missing two circular
vent holes from the front intercooler vent. as well, its missing hood scoops
and hood body lines. this body might fall apart with any more work.)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06690.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06689.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06693.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06692.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06691.jpg

oh i hate sanding -_-

Kot
10-05-2010, 03:36 PM
Dilemma:

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC06696.jpg

-edit-
im not gonna resin cast. It's too expensive. Maybe in the future, if the scene is alive and Ive got enough saved up.

theoriganalRiD3R1967
10-05-2010, 05:25 PM
Don't forget u need a mold of the bottom/inside too, unless u have some other way to hollow it out...

XMDrifter
10-10-2010, 03:53 PM
hey, where'd you get the resin casting supplies from and how much did they run you?

kano2864212
10-13-2010, 04:50 AM
are you gonna paint it to look like the hks car?

4G63punk
10-13-2010, 07:31 PM
Just curious, can you get a picture of how wide those rims are next to the xmod rims? :)

Kot
10-14-2010, 02:18 PM
paint is going to be a champagne color (as per request of the GF). I don't have the tools to make hks decals. :(

Diffuser finished
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07330.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07331.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07332.jpg

dont you hate cameras? to the untrained eye, this is evened out, minus the little slant on the left side.
its so much worse on macro, when it really doesnt look like it IRL.

Kot
12-15-2010, 11:40 PM
random bump.
i dont like posting with little progress, but I might as well update this :)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07397.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07396.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/DSC07395.jpg

FloydfanYodaman
12-16-2010, 02:00 AM
who is this Kot fellow...what have you done with Kevin...and how did youu get his widebody project?

Kot
12-16-2010, 03:02 AM
LOL :D finally got the name change i wanted.

lolsman117
12-17-2010, 05:28 PM
sick car

Kot
05-05-2011, 06:55 PM
updated! I decided on a color - champagne gold. I might get mixed feelings on this; to one perspective, its a dull color, and to another, it's fitting to a lexus/toyota sedan.

the Tamiya paint code is TS-75.

Primed, and filling minor cracks.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/227342_10150237694040783_511290782_9029481_7664917 _n.jpg

Mist layer.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/225579_10150239025730783_511290782_9039032_4102830 _n.jpg

Kot
05-08-2011, 03:23 AM
Updated! Trims and clear coat applied!
I'm not the painter, but I've got a good friend of mine doing this paint. Props to him!

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/226872_10150240301190783_511290782_9050332_936693_ n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/225274_10150240308200783_511290782_9050428_1535837 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/221687_10150241136430783_511290782_9059494_4763764 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/221951_10150241136580783_511290782_9059499_2681163 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/226977_10150241148350783_511290782_9059627_6470791 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/221717_10150241148415783_511290782_9059628_8045013 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/230027_10150241148435783_511290782_9059629_6110633 _n.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/229182_10150241148315783_511290782_9059626_730755_ n.jpg

Done? Almost? ;)

FloydfanYodaman
05-08-2011, 12:35 PM
WOW...that looks great!...it has come a long way...congrats!!!

SuMnEr_CuStOmS
05-08-2011, 03:23 PM
sexy car Kot

JDMDUDE
05-08-2011, 05:11 PM
The car came out awesome the paint is also very nice.

4G63punk
06-30-2011, 05:40 AM
That's some sick stuff!! Gee, since you're so skilled, Can you make a JDM Evo 9 rear bumper for me? hehe ;)

Kot
07-10-2011, 12:20 PM
Sup?
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/IMG_6548.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/IMG_6549.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/IMG_6552.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/IMG_6554.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k49/Flipsoulja/IMG_6555.jpg

WhiteCharisma
07-10-2011, 01:41 PM
................................Wow. I'm speechless.


It looks flawless, like seriously. I can't believe that started as a normal altezza...

Props to you dood, Great job on it!!! It looks PERFECT!!

Dr. Kustom
07-10-2011, 02:10 PM
Stop teasing us already and get her done!

Hurry up and put the windows back on, lol.

FloydfanYodaman
07-10-2011, 06:42 PM
Stop teasing us already and get her done!

Hurry up and put the windows back on, lol.

haha seriously ...stop teasin already

looking awesome1!!

theoriganalRiD3R1967
07-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Words can't describe...really good job man!

itzlinky
07-13-2011, 09:47 AM
Very classy looking...for some reason, it reminds me of the Benz from Initial D.

The wide front sort of reminds of the newer Scion tC now.