View Full Version : My 185 is back together

02-22-2013, 11:31 PM
After many months of being in hundreds of pieces it is coming back together finally.
Just wanted to have a thread to post up some pics as it comes together the rest of the way.
Here is the outside and engine bay as of today.

02-23-2013, 12:32 AM
Engine bay looks good. Not sure about that front cover. Looks kinda like a whale shark or something :)

02-23-2013, 12:49 AM
Looks sweet.

I actually really like about 85% of that bumper. I just wish there was a way to reintroduce the body line that the lower faux carbon trim piece adds.

02-23-2013, 02:18 AM
What's up with the hood?

02-23-2013, 02:26 AM
I like it.

It is different.

If the nose was rounded out to just match the hood, forget about the lower wing.

The hood scoop reversed is gonna take some getting used to though.

02-23-2013, 03:42 AM
Engine bay looks good. Not sure about that front cover. Looks kinda like a whale shark or something :)

LOL! You know I think your right about that. Thanks for the laugh!

Thanks lonestag, I couldnt figure out any other way to do it, I decided to delete that faux grill peice, I could have flushed it with the hood but I think it woulda looked weird.

The hood is just a stock alltrac hood that i welded the scoop on backwards and fiberglassed over the seams.

Thanks Murg I actually have gone through 3 different looks with this, first it had the full lip that came with the body kit, slightly modified, then it met with a curb in the snow and I ran it without the lower peices your talking about and it just looked un-finished. The middle opening just had no bottom and it looked odd. What I finally worked out is 2 canards and then a peice of aluminum with a faux carbon hood trim mounted to it for the middle peice. I will try to get some closer/better pics of this tommrow. I am not sure if I will stay with the hood or not, but its growing on me for sure, specially now that its all one color.

BTW The hood and bumper are plastidipped flat black.

02-23-2013, 03:57 AM
The front kit started life as an Invader 2 kit for a 6th gen.
I got it for free from a member on this board.
I then cut chopped glassed and filled it to fit, also modified the lower wing slightly to fit on the sides.
Glass laying and major filling done
Fine body work and primer done
Looked like this for about 2 weeks till the curb incident.
Then this.

02-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Looks sharp but your steering wheel is on the wrong side to be a GT4 :)

02-27-2013, 04:01 AM
Very true! The Intercooler is all black now lol


02-27-2013, 05:25 PM

Your scoop is backward!!

03-02-2013, 04:13 AM
Well actually its not a scoop now its technically a vent now. Basicly the same thing they did on the cs since the heat transfer was up front with a larger opening.