Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

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Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby Armed Libertarian » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:12 pm

Is there a kit with sheet metal parts?
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby MFP1 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:35 pm

I am pretty certain that no vendor offers the fiberglass parts in metal. MMC offers them in Carbon Fiber and Kevlar besides fiberglass.
I think there is only one in the world with all metal parts, and they were custom built one offs. You can see some information on that car here:
http://www.madmaxcars.com/products/prod ... 9207350627
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby furyroadcars » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:02 pm

I MAY be able to offer steel body kits, as per the film car. As I built the vehicle for Fury Road I know the metal work guy who formed up the kit kept templates of everything so we could make more later if needed. Won't be until after the film comes out though. I also have part numbers etc for various parts needed to build an accurate replica. Again none of this information is available until after the film is out.
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby Alley Cat » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:13 am

why the hell would they spend all that time and make steel body kits when they had several perfect fiberglass kits available. If any damage occurred then a simple fix is all that's needed with fiberglass....fixing a metal issue would take 4 times as long
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby furyroadcars » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:26 am

Not sure if you've tried to polish fibreglass to a shiny bare metal finish, but I'll let you in an a secret, it's still dull fibreglass underneath.

Plus fibreglass shatters so wouldn't look particularly realistic should it be involved in any stunts were damage occurs.

The metal fab guys were amazing, two guys did the steel bodykit and it took them barely anytime to fab up to give the look required. The metal kit is not identical to the fibreglass kits, there are several deliberate changes.

The most complicated piece from a metal fab point of view is the roof wing with it's concave curve and having to flush fit to the roof, and be fitted with zero bodyfiller as that roof is all bare metal, no trick paint. The guy that did it is easily one of the best custom/resto panel beaters in Australia (when not building film vehicles hes a part-time tafe panel beating teacher, does contract work for custom/resto shops and also his business of hand making new panels for classic vehicles, some of his work truely has to be seen to be believed and watching him work is amazing).

Interestingly this vehicle also had an aftermarket sunroof previously, the same panel beater rolled up a new section of roof, welded it in and file finished it in a mater of hours. Unless your right on the car you'd never pick that it use to have a big hole in the middle of the roof skin.
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby Taipan » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:07 pm

furyroadcars, a quick question:

How many XB GT's did you and your crew make for this movie? I counted 2 silver ones, at least 2 'BoB's (one for the stunt, 2nd one for close ups).
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Re: Interceptor spoilers in sheet metal please?

Postby MadMatt » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:45 pm

Hey guys That's my car that's all metal here in the states. The lower air dam did get damaged at a grass car show when I was leaving the car hit a dip and folded the chin under. Took my body guy a day to fix and repaint infact I had him remove it and shorten it. Fiberglass has a shelf life.
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