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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 05:44:31 AM »
Wow! Very cool build. Where did you get the cable shifter? What did you use to clean your engine and transaxle? Thanks and good luck with your build, David.

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 05:34:48 AM »
A couple more pics of the fun stuff


16g fuel cell with sending unit.... :)




2-3 core huge aluminum radiators...! These things are thick! Lol some modification necessary..





A cable shifter kit should save me some heart-ache...:)




did finally receive a big piece ive  been waiting for, for a while..! Booo ya, my engine cover arrived and I'm pretty stoked...To me this and the wheels is what makes the lp400s stand. Thanks again Will.

Here's a couple pics... A couple modifications and were all good.




I got a little exited watching YouTube videos and decided to twin turbo it also..! Dohhhhh! Lol mostly for show, and just gona run low boost, well until I get a mendeola anyway. Here's a few pics of the latest parts. Ohhh and I finally got my stand alone harness for the ls1. Full stand alone, tAC module, pedal, coil harnesses, all custom built for MR with an inverted IM.

Pics, and a couple of my honeys mustang and engine progress







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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 05:15:02 AM »
Wheels all mounted up...  :) oem rears and 205/50/15 v grooves for the front... Thell do for now! 

Got some tires in today...! There not perfect but thell do for now....I just did the best I could do with the tire budget. I'll buy new ones someday. :( anyways just a couple more things to get, some powdercoating, and then I can start mocking up the suspension.. :)













Pics of the fuel rails...






And last but not least I picked up some emblems from Redhammer... Thanks





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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 05:03:41 AM »
Heres a couple pics of the wheels....Im pretty stoked to have gotton these!!  take a look







and I just couldnt wait to cut the fenders to mock em up....lol









Well I finally had some time today so I got off my butt and did some scrubbing.....lol.. Heres a before and after pic of the engine and tranny. ive also ordered aftermarket fuel rails and lines. The clutch, flywheel and hardware are all on the way also. Hopefully ill have this engine together in a week or so... heres some pics, hope you like







After...............






Had to haev a new toy in the process............








A little orientation........not bad  :)






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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 04:59:10 AM »
This is the color that I'm actually leaning tward now.... Please opinions welcome...  :)



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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 04:54:05 AM »
This is what Im shooting for..............  :)


Ohhh , and most importantly...The plan..! lol

-Lp400s low body styling, scoops, engine bonnet, wingless
-Corvette LS1 ,twin tubo later...
-Porsche 911- 915 transaxle
-Kennedy adapter and 450ftlb puck clutch
-Corvette C4 rear suspension, aftermarket coilover
-Mustang II (coorvette) front suspension, manual rack, aftermarket coilover
-Painless engine harness
-Painless chassis harness
-Gm style TCI steering column (black)
-Oem wind screen, tail lights, badging
-Oem lp400-400s grey and black interior
-Campagnolo wheels 15"








And I just found this interior and fell in love with it...This is definatly the colors im doing..All original including the banana seats ( wich I still need)












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Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 04:52:53 AM »
Almost every young man growing up had had an eye on some kind of dream car.....Mine was the Lamborghini countach! Ive always had a dream of seeing one or even riding in one, let alone the thought of owning one seemed like a dream ....lol

 20 years later Who would of thought id finally have the oppurtunity to own my own....Although I want a real one the reallity has set in that Im poor (lol) and will probably never have the chance to, soooooooooooo, a look a like is the next best step. 

After several automotive rebuilds, and facelifts under my belt, Ive finally deceided to take the plunge and take on the project of building a LP400s look a like...

Like I said, Im poor and dont have the moola as some to even remotly finsh such a big build, so therefore I had to let got of a couple of my prize toys to get most of the big stuff....  :) then do some sailing while I save some more.. Its easier to save a couple hundren rather than a couple thousand.

My Biggest concern (after selling the toys) was to find and purchace nice accurate body, a full drive train and the set of wheels I want, along with the front and rear suspension...I know, I know....wheels? Yeah I wanted what I wanted and I had to have them before they werent available anymore. + I needed them for track and wheel base measurments, and last but not least......I LOVE wheels, I think it makes the car  :)

Well without further adu... heres the start of a long, fun, full of pics build thread!!!!!!!  Please stay tunned. All comments, suggestions, help, and advice (good or bad) are welcome....

             Heres a couple pics of my sacrifices........








And heres the new project.............