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, don’t mean to be anal, just don’t want any confusion generated over a modified vehicle vs. a genuine Pit Bull conversion kit.
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?A few more pictures.
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.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.
The paint scheme is designed to hide any of the imperfections and or rough spots in the shape.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 can’t tell you if I like it or not because all I see is the graphics through the resultant migraine.