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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 11:52:58 PM »
Congradulations,and good luck! Wheels look very expensive?

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 02:39:49 AM »
Nice work!
I have seat shells if you still need them.

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 08:41:27 PM »
hello,
awewsome build
where did you buy the kit
i need parts for mine
awesome awesome

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 10:49:31 PM »
HI Bottlefed any updates or progress

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2012, 01:17:34 AM »
Hey thanks for the concern... Yes space is really limited in the rear an I have thought about twin tanks as well..I'm just gona go with the flow and see how things work out. I'd rather them in the back too, but then again accidents Acure by chance, and a front impact would be the same as a side impact... Either way there's potential for a fire.. :( well see how much room I have when the radiators are installed. Good luck on your project and love to see some pics

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 05:45:46 AM »
Hi Bottlefed, love your build pics, i am also building a Countach but its been two many years in the making.
The only concern i have is the mounting of the fuel tank in the front of the car, have you run out of room in the rear, the only reason i mention this is i believe Lamborghini had real proplems with the old Muira, it also had the tank over the front wheels, and as the tank emptied the steering got very light to the point that the car would understeer badly, if it was me i would find room in the rear, perhaps two tanks like the original, i noticed it's a fuel cell, but being oldschool i still don't feel right having a tank up front in a crash, other than that your car looks great, gives me some motivation to go out in the shed in the middle of winter.
Lambo

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 12:45:50 PM »
I think the purple/violet color is great and something different for a change.
Waiting for someone to say to not go with dark colors though :(
Man those wheels are one of the main reasons I loved lambos so much as a kid when I had countach posters on my wall.
Thanks and I'm so not worried about a dark color... In fact in will help out in hiding flaws and as far as it looking flat.. There's not to many flat spots on the Countach exept for the roof and hood areas..  :) a little good body work goes along way.

Ohh and yeah I flipped the ring ring gear in the tranny so I'll be running it right side up

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2012, 10:00:33 AM »
Did you flip the diff in your transaxle or are you running it upside down?

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 05:13:28 PM »
I think the purple/violet color is great and something different for a change.
Waiting for someone to say to not go with dark colors though :(
Man those wheels are one of the main reasons I loved lambos so much as a kid when I had countach posters on my wall.
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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 01:24:32 AM »
Thanks for the comments... I'll be back at it soon..  :) gota do some catfishing...

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 02:06:23 PM »
keep up the good work...I want one too!!   8)

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 08:09:19 AM »
Wow :o you are doing a fantastic job, prob the best Countach build I have seen! Makes me want one 8)

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 06:16:56 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.

Hey thanks man...  :) I used oven cleaner, super clean, an a crap load of elbow grease.. Hahahah and as far as the shift cables, I picked them up from a custom Porsche/vw shop in Phoenix. I'll tryn find the paperwork for the name of the company

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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 05:58:12 AM »
I started off by building a stage with 2x6 studs and 3/4 sanded plywood for a level straight surface to build on.. You have to remember im just your poor average guy working in the garage so means and money are limited.. :) but I do what I can.. Here's tha start











98.5" wheel base in the dot.. :)






I just got done re-working a few things again. Im alot happier with the mods, and I'm ready to start moving forward now. Im not at all un happy with going backwards a little, because I know I'll be happy in the end, and I'll be able to say I did it.. :) anyways here's a few pics....I lowered and widened the floor pan where the seats will fit, moved the firewall forward 1", and deependd and opened the foot area for the pedals.
 
Oh and the fitting and oil lines came in for the turbos!!







Got a little more done and then ran out of steel... Back to the store I guess. :( also decided to scrap the C4 rear end idea for a upper and lower a-arm set up... I'll be way happier...! Anyways here's a couple pics..










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Re: Finally building my Countach lp400s low body.....!
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 05:45:01 AM »
Update... Completed the engine assembly, started the chassis, changed my mind on the c4 rear suspension and went with a ford IRS... As for now I'll just post up the rest of the pics of progress until present day, and then continue from this point... Hope you enjoy :) I'm having the time of my life with this thing!








Finished mocking up the turbos... :)







And I mocked up the front end also.. I think the front width is perfect. The Turing radius and the way it looks turned is good to me too. Here's a couple pics





Well I finally got a little time to spend in the garage... I went down and picked up some steel with the advice of my fellow forum friends and got started.. I'm having a blast. It's gona be a little heavy, as I'm mostly using .83 with the exemption of the engine cradle and I'm mixing in some 120 wall, but none the less I'm super happy with it so far and I'll deal with the weight when I get farther....  :) here's a couple pics
I'll start off with the pullies... This setup is the most shallow of all the ls models and gas gained me almost 4.5 full inches of extra clearance between the firewall and the engine so I can scoot it up some more..