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Old 11-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chuck Mallett Sema Pit Bull

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems to lack the aggressiveness of the original convertible pit bull design.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is what LowLife1 had to say in response to the other Mallet Pit Bull thread also started by Mean327:


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Mallett had contacted Norm about building a Pit Bull for the 2012 SEMA event. However, Norm told me that Mallett did not give him enough time to produce a genuine Pit bull. This above vehicle is a modified vehicle consisting of Norm widening the rear stock OEM fenders, and providing and using parts he already offers for the Solstice.

A genuine Pit bull will be comprised of replacement hood/front fenders, and replacement quarters panels made out of fiberglass. However, when I talked to him about the Pit Bull approximately three weeks ago(because I too thought a genuine Pit bull was going to debut at this years 2012 SEMA event) he made it clear the Pit bull parts are still in the development and engineering phase, and this Mattett vehicle is only a modified Mallett Solstice version.

Sorry, donít mean to be anal, just donít want any confusion generated over a modified vehicle vs. a genuine Pit Bull conversion kit.
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Thanks Dave, but from that pic it does make it appear that more than just the OEM fenders were widened? Those look almost like flares.
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Thanks Dave, but from that pic it does make it appear that more than just the OEM fenders were widened? That almost looks like fiberglass fender flares?

My thinking with the Pitbull was that the OEM quarter panel would be removed and a new fiberglass flare unit be bonded on at the top of the beltline?

That's because when I think of true widebody I think of the entire front fender and rear quarter panel being removed & replaced with new fiberglass unit being either bolted on or bonded on starting at the beltline as opposed to just a fiberglass flare bonded onto the original OEM panel.

For example; on a widebody ZR1, Iwas under the impression that GM retooled and bonded on a completely different quarter panel, even though from initial observations it only appears to be wheel flares.

Here's a replica ZR1 kit link, that even though it appears the ZR1 has wheel flares the entire front and rear quarter panels are actually replaced; C6 Corvette ZR1 Style Body Panels 2005-2013 Coupe & Convertible - Mid America Motorworks
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My challenge is that the paint - to me it looks like total gibberish, more like random finger painting - detracts from my ability to really see the new shapes. My personal opinion is that the jarring, disjoint paint graphics detract from the overall impact of the car.

As a result I canít tell you if I like it or not because all I see is the graphics through the resultant migraine.
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Thanks Dave, but from that pic it does make it appear that more than just the OEM fenders were widened? That almost looks like fiberglass fender flares?

My thinking with the Pitbull was that the OEM quarter panel would be removed and a new fiberglass flare unit be bonded on at the top of the beltline?

That's because when I think of true widebody I think of the entire quarter panel being removed & replaced with a new fiberglass panel bonded on starting at the beltline as opposed to a fiberglass flare bonded onto the OEM panel.

For example; on a widebody ZR1, Iwas under the impression that GM retooled and bonded on a completely different quarter panel, even though from initial observations it only appears to be wheel flares.
I see Norm's front splitter and fenders. I don't see any mods to the shape of the front wheel opening. Norm already makes fiberglass racing rear quarter panels, and that's probably what you see at the rear. Since he already has the molds, he could pop out a set of these and add flares without too much effort in terms of time.



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Yeah, reminds me of that camo stuff they use to confuse spy shutterbugs. I would think someone with good photo shopping skills would be able to lose the annoying graphics and paint it over in one color to get a better idea of the overall new shape or design.

Seriously, that's all that camo stuff is suppose to do; confuse rather reveal a new shape, line, or crease.

Thanks for the pics, looks like I need to make a trip to Norm to clear up my confusion.
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My challenge is that the paint - to me it looks like total gibberish, more like random finger painting - detracts from my ability to really see the new shapes. My personal opinion is that the jarring, disjoint paint graphics detract from the overall impact of the car.

As a result I canít tell you if I like it or not because all I see is the graphics through the resultant migraine.
The paint scheme is designed to hide any of the imperfections and or rough spots in the shape.

Your migraine is intentional!
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The paint scheme is designed to hide any of the imperfections and or rough spots in the shape.

Your migraine is intentional!


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Old 11-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rear fenders are hand rolled, norm and chuck ran into deadline issue with sems
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My personal opinion is that I see a coupe clone wearing Norm's hardtop
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think you are correct.
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