Jamie and the team at Kustom Metal Shaping Garage in Melbourne did a Fantastic Job on the Quarter Panels of SHQRP. We were really happy that DTK suggested Jamie’s professional involvement. And look at the result ! Hand Built and 100mm wider yet retain the precise HQ body lines. Incredible. If you are for custom made Metal, look no further.
Front End & Other Modifications
We made a unique one-off custom billet grill and ring headlight surrounds and first test fitted these in 2015. We were very particular to have that V shape from the Monaro Grill in the 1970’s as part of the Design. The V shaped Billet follows the original angles and design principals will be hovering in front of black mesh forward of the radiator.
Where is the Nose Cone? It is gone. We extended the Bonnet and left & right Guards by adding the Nose Cone to it. It was more work for Graeme & Damo but they were up for it & have did a fantastic job. The Filler cap for Fuel tank is in the centre of the Trunk but we can still reach it easy enough. Our windscreen & rear window are frameless. This was a big challenge but was achieved after hours of work. We have removed the door handles and all key holes. We think a Modern car should be like this. The new door popper is ideal. Take a look at the Mirrors in the renderings and in the pictures – Can you see what they are off? It isn’t a Holden. A lot more to come and we will update regularly. And Link to our Facebook Page SHQRP.
THE SPOILER – The ‘Blade’ will be made of Metal and become part of the Boot & rear Quarter Panels of the car. Not just be bolted on. The angle isn’t right in the drawings that are shown in the Renderings section yet. We want it to me more laid back.
UPDATE : We have decided that the Car doesn’t need the Blade. Now that we see the wider quarter panel and rear bumper completed, the car does not need the Blade. So, it is out. But, I am still mentally attached to it. We might make a magnetic one that can go on and off. Let’s see. This is not a joke.
Front Guards (Fenders) & Rear Quarter Panels
Extended Qtr Panels & Front Guards to make the 200 mm car wider at the rear wheel arches. It is going to be a LOW WIDE BODY like you have never seen before.
Widened and customised. See the Pics. Words don’t do the doors justice. WIDER WIDER WIDER.