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Old 10-16-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
brcewane
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2002 WRX
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Default Bugeye + Classic Car Blend

Well... it's time to do something a little bit crazy

I'm just in the planning stages right now, but I'm looking to do some kind of transformation of my bugeye to blend it with a classic car look. I'm really going for something that is odd or unique.

I've thought of a few different approaches:
1) Transplant the drivetrain of the WRX into a classic
2) Cut the body of the WRX off and stitch on a classic body
3) Morph on some classic body panels to achieve a unique look

Some cars that I've been considering are the Volvo Amazon, Volvo 1800 and Datsun 510.

Essentially I have lots invested in the car that I would never get back out on a sale, so I'm looking to shake things up a bit.

You may know me from a couple of my other threads:
- Hybrid build http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1547441
- Batmobile Build http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2110060

I spent the morning doing a quick mashup of an Amazon front end, smoothed out rear widebody, taller skirts and a wing (seen below). I couldn't figure out how to blend the gloss finish from the donor picture with my flat paint, but you get the general idea.

I might end up throwing in some black fender flares in there to mix it up. However, I'm still going through the creative process right now so I'm open to any suggestions

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Old 10-17-2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Reminds me of the Impreza Casablanca
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:10 AM   #3
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what about a karmann ghia wrx/sti swap??
Hmmm I'd love a squareback with ej207 haha
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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what about a karmann ghia wrx/sti swap??
Hmmm I'd love a squareback with ej207 haha
Yeah, I had thought about the Karmann Ghia (a definite possibility) but I was hoping to do a front engine AWD configuration. Another option is going the Factory Five 818 coupe direction, but there's something about that car that isn't eye popping enough.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:06 AM   #5
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Reminds me of the Impreza Casablanca
Ha, I never even knew of that car. I can see what you mean
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:11 AM   #6
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Yeah, I had thought about the Karmann Ghia (a definite possibility) but I was hoping to do a front engine AWD configuration. Another option is going the Factory Five 818 coupe direction, but there's something about that car that isn't eye popping enough.

Hmm.. apparently some folks out there are doing front engine configurations on the Ghia..... interesting....
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:07 PM   #7
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Needs more muscle car!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #8
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Needs more muscle car!
Year and model??
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:01 PM   #9
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Year and model??

This is the Rocket Bunny (TRA Kyoto / 6666 Customs) kit for the S14 silvia / 240sx.

The front fascia is loosely styled after a Plymouth Barracuda.

I have to say I agree with SubasaurusWrex and was actually thinking of this kit when I first saw your post, especially given the GD chassis's muscular lines. I bet the proportions of the S14 would be similar enough to the WRX (compared to an actual muscle car) that it could be reasonably pulled off.

Also I'm freakin' obsessed with this kit and would love to see it on a WRX.
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:24 AM   #10
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^^^ Very Cool!

I'm also considering going wild and doing a full DTM/SuperGT style build for the WRX.. Modified suspension etc.
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