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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Can you ID my new Kit Car?? Reply with quote

Can someone please identify this kit car? I have done a search and cannot find on like it. It looks likd a cross between an Avenger, Coyote and GT40.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures did not work for some reason. I have them posted in the gallery under my user name.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what it is, but I LIKE IT!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bradley GT
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, not a Bradley. Not a Kellison, either...doors have a different cut. Looks like a modified Fiberfab, maybe an early Avenger type without the hood detail...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did all of the Avenger cars have tilt front and rear sections? This one is solid front to back. Is it supposed to have the t-top openings also?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude that is sick it looks a bit like a ford gt
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be a variation of the Hahn SP?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a Fiberfab Aztec II they came in 3, 2 and 1 piece bodies. I think I may have an assembly manual for it some ware
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Europe we have the FT Bonito Arrow Link
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

681tonburb wrote:
That is a Fiberfab Aztec II they came in 3, 2 and 1 piece bodies. I think I may have an assembly manual for it some ware

Nope...it's too wide and the headlight buckets are wrong.
Aztec series 1 with flip-top:
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All Avengers had the tilt front and rear; the T-tops are previous owner modified - 99% of manufactured kits did not have T-tops as an optional feature. The Bonito and the Hahn are the closest so far, but I'm unaware of any sales of those in the US. It's the door cut on yours that's throwing everyone off.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main concern is finding parts and being able to restore it correctly. I am not very knowledgeable on these cars. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...good luck with that. All but one VW based kit car (not dune buggy) haven't been made for years, and with yours being an odd-ball kit that so far we can't readily identify, unfortunately you're pretty much SOL with finding parts. With it being so close to an Avenger variant, a windscreen might fit - check out some of the Avenger/Fiberfab forums for parts there. Everything else you'll have to fab on your own.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately the body seems pretty much complete, with the exception of no doors.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the driver side door and engine lid?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have both of the doors for the car, I just took one off for the pictures. I was told that the door hinges are out of a 65~67 Mustang and that the Mustang front and rear glass may fit. Looks feasible.
I don't have the rear decklid. I am not sure if it ever had one. Looks like "home made" to me or it was in the process of being modified and screwed-up.
One other interesting thing is that I don't see any reinforcement in the body for doors or otherwise. Is this normal?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably didn't have a rear valance. The hole on the top would be to clear an air-filter for a center mount carb. The engine would have likely been in full view or maybe behind a mesh screen or slats. Body reinforcement varied from manufacturer to manufacturer. It's not uncommon to have panels that are meant to open simply screwed to the adjecent panel. Since you're starting fresh, modify it to suit you. Being a kit, there is no right or wrong way to approach it!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not all Fiberfab avengers had the tilt front and rear I have had 2 avengers and had one Valkyrie in my time and all but one had the one piece body. My current car is a GT12 with one piece body. I still think that it is one of the later Aztec IIs or an Aztec GT they had the spoiler in the back and the front was longer not so opal looking like the Aztec I. You may have to do a search for an avenger to get pics I believe the Aztec GT had a short run and was replaced by the avenger and Valkyrie some of the first avenger adds from fiber fab called the avenger the Aztec-avenger

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

681tonburb,
Sorry, I am a little slow getting back on this. What vehicle would the glass come from (front & rear)? The panel that goes over the engine area, did that come with the kit or was it made later.

Any other pictures of your car?
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