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  1. #11
    I like the extended windscreen along with the slightly concave hood if it were smooth. I also like the sloped line of the lower side windows. These ideas definitely would move the traditional Noble design forward in a positive and distinctively upscale way. Just an opinion.



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    More tire, more suspension travel, more aero, more FUN! I really like the direction you are headed with the Noble.
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    thanks for the feedback and keep em coming.

    we just about have the drive train removed from DV.
    it's a little sad that this will be the last time I see this body work, but it's been a long time waiting. We're so close to p1 lap times, I just want to push the envelope.
    We will also design corrected length control arms for the wider body work.

    There are a lot of things in common with all the pictures- especially in architecture.

    Bodhii- "moving foward in a positive distinctively upscale way"- That's a very powerful positive statement.
    My goal is to keep something that links us back to these cars, but make changes that any current owner can retrofit.

    Stew- The HVR was never meant to replace the Noble, they are just two different cars. We have so much time vested into the platform, but never have we worked on body past a splitter, wing, canards, diffuser etc....
    I can't help but mod. and then improve the mods. themselves.

    This is going to be challenging-

    Here are my thoughts initially. We have to keep the windshield, since it ties into the dash and chassis, so the roof line must stay intact. The wider body work will allow us to relocate a large intercooler to the side pod area, just like Lee Noble did. And, after the body work is complete, I may even move the fuel cell to center of the car, which gives us more room in the engine bay.

    I'll write more later....have to get my kids to school.

    I need pictures of headlights and brake lights...thanks!
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    [ made it to work with all kinds of thoughts going through my head. My hands shaking, soul pounding and watery eyes; i'm about to cut up DV]


    Master DV,

    It seems we are always on a journey and you've been a great fighter proving what can be done if we put our minds to work. You've survived collisions and countless drivetrain transplants all for the better of our community. And yet, I must ask more of you. I am not at ease. But I am more frightened to sit still than move ahead, so we must have strong confidence that what we will create will brighten the future for all.

    Respectfully,

    Hoover

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    Ok...Folks....

    I've got to find a balance between the Noble build philosophy and the future- simple, light, and powerful engine (we have that). We're going to pay homage to all the genesis of Lee Noble and the way he works. I can already feel my body aching, all weekends gone for 2 months and probably getting sick, but it has to be done.

    Back in the IMSA days, the body work was always modified on the existing; this way you know it's the car and nothing else. I'll do the same, but will make changes so that things are more modular.
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    Old damaged clam installed. Removing aero..
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    Master DV- you are growing up now. Time to spread your wings and FLY!
    Godspeed DV!

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    The HVR was never meant to replace the Noble
    So what is the current status of the HVR? Is it still alive? Will we see it for sure tested on track before next winter?
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    Well..... The moons armed to align all in the same day-

    I've made room for HVR work, DV heads to area 54 for makeover and HVR is here.
    Lots of mixed emotions as we work towards the future......

    Here we go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhii View Post
    So what is the current status of the HVR? Is it still alive? Will we see it for sure tested on track before next winter?
    Yes, yes and yes.
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