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  1. #1
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    Viper Boot Profile

    Hi all

    "The Team" came up with the idea of modifying the profile of the boot lid and body to get a better flowing line.

    The photo shows the body has been split to make it more flexible, a metal preformed plate has been clamped under the body to give a more rounded profile. The plate will be fibreglassed into the body and will also ensure a solid fixing for the hinge nuts.

    An identical metal plate has been formed to act as a guide to alter the profile of the boot lid. The inner and out skins will be separated and the inner skin partially removed. The outskin will then be formed to the metal plate and the inner skin fibreglassed to retian the new profile.

    I just thought it may be of use to someone if you are not happy with the existing boot profile.

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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    Re: Viper Boot Profile

    It should be pointed out that doing this mod to the Viper will allow use of the S&J Motors Boot hinge.

    For those not in the know, the boot hinge is not flat but instead is on an angle that matches the shape of the boot. The problem with the back of the Viper is that the shape has been lost and is infact flat. Therefore the hinges will not work and you will wind up modifying the hinge or getting different ones.

    Further images and info can be provided by Howard or myself upon request!

    Hope this helps....
    Iain


    http://www.fake-snake.co.uk/

    Classic Replicas Viper
    SVA'd Nov 2007


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    Re: Viper Boot Profile

    Blimey
    And i thought i was looking for problems .
    Kevin & Helen
    DMS Venom Viper
    Granada Cosworth 2.9V6 BOA
    SVA passed Aug 07

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    Re: Viper Boot Profile

    Quote Originally Posted by kevchard
    Blimey
    And i thought i was looking for problems .
    Hi Kev

    We just thought we could improve things as we did each job on the car. To be fair we've sometimes had 6 people working these two cars and it's enabled us to come up with some really good ideas.

    The boot lid has also been modified to give it the same shape as the body in the previous photo. We can provide more photos if anyone is intersted.

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

  5. #5
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    Re: Viper Boot Profile

    Hi Howard
    We have gone for a cente mounted 'motorbike' style fuel cap, so i am glad it is flat. We have also used sumo boot hinges, which i think are flat?!?
    Good luck with the mods and keep them pics coming.
    I will post some pics when i get a few mins.
    Cheers
    Kevin & Helen
    DMS Venom Viper
    Granada Cosworth 2.9V6 BOA
    SVA passed Aug 07

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