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Old 11-01-2005, 12:19 AM   #21
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Default Re: SL2/SC2 Tuck conversion *pics*

Maybe the car got rear-ended so instead of junking it, he transformed it.
And the turning radius has got to be W I D E. You say it's a daily driver....oh my!

But I don't hate it. I admire those who CAN create. Hard to tell by the pictures posted but I would agree that it takes a real craftsman to pull off that.

I would say it's more in the category of an "Art" car. Created by the owner to suit his own taste.

If you get a chance, how about some close up pictures showing more of the rear and rear/side.

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Old 11-01-2005, 01:08 AM   #22
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what in the hell is that

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Old 11-02-2005, 01:50 AM   #23
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Thanks all for the post. Even the negative. Allthough some of the remarks where unneeded. I see my self as and artist, and in order to be one you have to take critisism well.
The car is made from a 96 sl2 front half and a 92 sc back half. I cut the bodys and welded them together then restructured it to gane support. The front lower bumper is off a toyota matrix seams in to the original saturn bumber so it comes off like factory. The lower side skirts came off a pontiac grad am an the back quarther consist of the facory rear quarter of the 96 the door and rear quarter of the 92 and the lower lip kick out off a dodge daytona. The back bumper was brought in to the body so theres no ledge and the tail gate was made from the sc trunk so it still says SATURN on it. The tail gate allso opens from eather direction swing stile and extends back about 2 feet for longer loads. The truck bed was fabricated out of aluminum tread plate with steal sheet metal under neath for strength. I retaind the factory spare tire well wich is now hinged and is in the truck bed floor. The hood scoop is functional and has a water separator on it.
As far as the engine and trans and subframe and computer there out of a 97 SC2 automatic with the header off a 92 dual cam. It has new cams a custom cold air intake and straight off the header to a 2" exhaust all the way back to an exhaust cut out. One side feeds to a stock honda cbr muffler for a quiet plesant tone and the other side to a gutted out honda cbr muffler for the open road.
I really only planed to haul my jet skie in bed. Still gets 24-29mpg and is compleatly sealed so I can back it in the water to let out the jet ski.
Im not sure its quarter mile time. I didnt build it to be a race car though,I built it to be a head turner and fun, But Ive had it to 127mph with 2 people in it and the jet ski. It seems to ride smoother with the extra length.
Im curantly in the procces of building all new skin out of carbon fiber. I dont think it will help on the weight side but it turns so many heads now Id like to go a little further and then mabe enter a car show or two. Till then Ill continue puting 500 miles a week on it.

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Old 11-02-2005, 02:36 AM   #24
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Well, you DO know your ****, and you DID build it well. May I make a few suggestions, since you fabricate well?

1. Put a truck axle back there, turn the motor so it faces forwards instead of sideways, and put an adapter plate for a transmission instead of a transaxle. Keep the automatic, as the torque multiplying ability at low RPM is essential.

It'll be the only TRUE Saturn truck.

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Old 11-02-2005, 11:16 AM   #25
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Jack it up and put some 32 tires on it too.

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Old 11-02-2005, 01:47 PM   #26
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Saw a fox body like that.

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Old 11-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #27
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I'd like to see pics of the undercarriage, particularly the bed part.

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Old 11-02-2005, 03:39 PM   #28
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Default Re: SL2/SC2 Tuck conversion *pics*

thats awesome you can back it right into the water to unload the jet ski...

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Old 11-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #29
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Default Re: SL2/SC2 Tuck conversion *pics*

In the words of Nancy Kerrigan..."Why??? WHY????" Now we just need Ms. Harding to beat that thing down.......

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Old 11-02-2005, 04:25 PM   #30
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Default Re: SL2/SC2 Tuck conversion *pics*

it's better than putting the body on a 4x4 chassis...
it's cool and practical for your use, I guess, but I wouldn't have made it SO long. you could take a SW2 w/o the rear roof section and come up w/ something that looks even a LITTLE close to factory. but it's neat what you did (sorry, I'm too old to offer 'props', whatever the F that is...)

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Old 11-02-2005, 10:53 PM   #31
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Default Re: SL2/SC2 Tuck conversion *pics*

Interesting choice, not my style, but done for an obvious purpose and it fits that need well (jet ski).

I'm sure that he made the bed long enough to accomidate his jet ski fellas, which would account for the long wheelbase.

Looks like there's some serious skill lurking under there.

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Old 11-03-2005, 12:55 AM   #32
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If he's backing down a boat ramp and setting the rear in the water, then it has to be L O N G . The front wheels need to be out of the water to drag itself up the ramp once the jet ski is loaded/unloaded.

It's a car and trailer all in one package. Sweet! This Saturn actually has a real working function.

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:17 AM   #33
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Yeah congrats on making something functional and not just show.

Also it helps a lot more if you explain the thing in the beginning.

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Old 11-03-2005, 07:14 PM   #34
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must.... resist..... flaming....

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #35
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how the hell do you not "high center" it going into parking lots?

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Old 11-06-2005, 01:37 AM   #36
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I find it disturbingly attractive.
Think that best sums it up.

Back end looks strangly like the Hot Wheels Deora II.

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Old 11-15-2005, 01:30 AM   #37
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Sweet,Sic and Creative shows you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

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Old 11-15-2005, 11:09 PM   #38
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Oh My Gay!

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:18 AM   #39
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Oh My Gay!
Oh My...SWEET!

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:21 PM   #40
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I like it, other than the fact that it sits so low. I would raise is a few inches, then it would be better.

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