Assemble the car out of the box!

I am very pleased to begin the narrative of Rod'e Hot! Hurrah!) Here he is in front of me Readily, a full custom and unusual ...

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2. I remember the moment exactly one year ago, your humble servant, drove in a unique place, saw two huge boxes, which were in the analysis and Hot Rod Cobra:) And what was the interest of specialists rather Vintage Auto has already begun to assemble this American designer, now "Lego" for adults!)

3. But the assembly has not been without serious difficulties. For example, representatives of the manufacturer whale Factory Five cars with a total ordering, did not bother to warn that they offered as an option on the new engine Ford Mustang will be "daunting" to place in the engine compartment Hot Rod'a. A similar situation was with the gearbox, which is quite simply not fit where there should be!)

4. gearbox - it was the product from TCIauto, specifically for the engine developed a new six-speed tiptronic. Fun fact: The manufacturer's kit car did not know about the existence of such a box and thanked the representatives of the Vintage Auto for providing knowledge:) it was worth a lot of money - $ 8200!)

5. Possession in this car, monitor the stages of its assembly - the dream of most motorists, because it is an incredible feeling of childhood, when you gather new class constructor:) So here as in everything!) Here, for example, the new KONI small stands and brake system WILWOOD ...)

6. Then you can appreciate the look of even the bare frame, no less naked buckets Kirkey Racing Fabrication, small fuel tank, as well as the pedals of the same brand WILWOOD. The entire assembly is done by a huge, 600-page commercials, book-assembly instructions. And most interesting is that along the assembly was located in the neighborhood of "Cobra»:)

7. then Vintage Auto experts gathered front suspension with brakes, everything went like clockwork, because then no one even knew what a team will have to face a dead end when installing the engine and gearbox, for which there was no room:) The individual deserves applause grille I think her masterpiece:)

8. Check with the owner of Hot Rod'a last spring in Vintage Auto, we tried to add up quickly literally exterior components of the kit-car, in order to understand how it will look in the finals. In addition to the elements of the body, we have also wonderful new slippers of dimension 235 \ 40ZR17 front and 305 \ 35ZR18 Rear:) understand how at least one thing - to look at the final car will just bombicheski!) Were purchased at once two sets of rubber, that's what the picture bottom left for city driving and trying on wheels with real racing poluslik:)

9. Six months after the start of large-scale motions of the assembly Hot Rod'a was already light at the end of the tunnel. The car received its final color and took the registration procedure in the traffic police, which was recorded as a home-made (how, why and why not ask to ask, on the registration of such vehicles somehow make a separate note). Primary color disapprove very rich went !:)

10. And a month later with a small project was almost complete: sets quality music, all brought into the final order, one word is extremely march to victory:) Individual enthusiastic exclamations, in my opinion, deserves the instrument panel, which is made in unique fire style, bravo Factory Five!

11. The owner of Hot Rod'a at a decent level approached the question of stylization of his car. Designer Yuri Skripnik has worked with dozens of design options Smurf'a Angry!) Yes, yes, that is the name given to the project:) On the collage, you can see the final approved design "Evil Smurf", as well as one photo barely Place motor and holy instructions assembly:)

12. Since the two paragraphs above, we touched the engine and gearbox, then, perhaps, let's be clear on these components. The engine has been chosen the most powerful and expensive of the entire range offered by Factory Five. They became the five-liter V8 from Ford Racing, with a capacity of 425 horsepower:)

13. In general, in the interior Angry Smurf'e very original and surprisingly there is also enough space for a comfortable fit:) The only thing I worry about, it's buckets. Pay attention to their shape with a missing head restraints have to test the Hot Rod Alexei alexxxxxxx Hansa with shlemafonom!) Agree that in the cabin there is absolutely plague style and it perfectly fits the definition of "cool»:)


15. By the way, we now have another set Hot Rod'a roof. Before that, there was a similar, but slightly different form. Excuse the expression, but "both roofs" are very small, no longer even symbolic windshields and rear windows, just like a tank!) Feature of the current is that if you want it dismantled for five minutes and "voila" - your Hot Rod have an open-top:)

16. One of the flaws of the unfortunate Americans - instead of the rear arches determine the appropriate size, they sent quite different, designed for much larger wheels. The Vintage Auto remedy this situation by making a carboxylic analogues have the right "size". On the bottom right you can see how wonderful and evenly bake carbon local culinary experts of carbon fiber business, and is located right above the second roof Hot Rod'a:)

17. Alexei plans to skate this season in the form of, and the next year (if the car someone will buy, very much it is original!) To change the style of the popular "rat look":) By the way, I beg to assess the real brass knuckles that are fun are located on the sides of the compartment bonnet, as well as on the trunk lid, style ?:) Just "check it out" as the issue itself neatly turned the luggage compartment, which is now home to more than Battery Pack and serious musical components in the form of a subwoofer and two amplifiers koe What:)

18. The car was very strong. I express deep gratitude to alexxxxxxx'u, for what decided on such a protracted experiment with successful outcome.


20. That's all:) I hope you have been interesting to learn a little more serious about building kit cars like this. I am glad that many of you are enlightened about the culture of "hotrodinga", because it is really interesting and unusual motor direction is quite rightly does not receive enough attention in Russia. Thank you and see you soon!



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