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jmimac351 10-22-2010 06:37 PM

289 Body on FFR mkIV chassis
Bruce Chervenak (Mr Bruce) is putting a 289 body on my FFR mk4 chassis. Bruce just test fit one of his mule bodies on it and "it fit like a glove"...

BT SNAKE 10-22-2010 07:46 PM

You got a home run here buddy. I think this is
the car FFR is missing. I love the FIA. Now all you need to do is figure out how to get FFR kits without the bodies. I want to see this Cobra when it is done


jmimac351 10-22-2010 08:33 PM

Hersh, since we're doing a Lemans top we are actually going to do this one. Sort of a FIA / Lemans combo. Billboards, Webers, etc...

BT SNAKE 10-22-2010 08:39 PM

You have similar asperation to myself. If I can get my financials steered the right way I will be right behind you.
Gosh! I can see that in a Dark Blue. This is killin' me.:D


jmimac351 10-22-2010 08:53 PM

I was thinking red, black, or guardsman blue but I won't fight you over it. :3DSMILE:

There was a time when I was "sure" I wanted a Daytona coupe. Then I'd go for a ride in the roadster and remember how much I liked that too. When I sold my first FFR the only way I was going to build another car is if it were a 289. Now I've got my coupe and a 289.

Bruce has been an absolute joy to work with. We'll see what kind of POS ends up on my doorstep. :LOL: Seriously, see any seams there?...

BT SNAKE 10-22-2010 09:48 PM

Bruce is a craftsman. He knows his S--t so to speak.
Jimi, I'm happy for you. Take lots of pics please.


mr bruce 10-23-2010 05:22 AM

thanks gents
I can do a blend of cars too my molds are modular design and I can mix and match car designs, Jim I sent you a picture of 39PH, it had the slab front wheel arches, cutback doos, and the FiA car hips, with the leMans top, when run at leMans in 63 it was a Slabside with the LeMans top[ and Dunlop wheels, and was GREEN

jmimac351 10-23-2010 06:40 AM

I need 3 or 4 of these.

puppster 10-23-2010 06:43 AM

Mr Bruce, I'm glad to this happening. I always thought you really needed to show how good this body can look when finished, and then guys will be lining up to get one. Can't wait to see it finished.

somedayaurora 10-23-2010 08:22 AM

Finally , been waiting for someone to step up and trow one of Mr. Bruces bodys on a FFR .
FYI FFR will sell u a car sans body
Toyota, aichi history

cdnus 10-23-2010 08:40 AM

Nice, split trunk lid and all.
Are those" Howe" hubs, & are you going to finish the car with them?


jmimac351 10-23-2010 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by cdnus (Post 1085564)
Nice, split trunk lid and all.
Are those" Howe" hubs, & are you going to finish the car with them?


The chassis / body in the garage is sitting on blocks without suspension. The wheels are shoved under there to get an idea about space available. The car will have the FFR pin drive setup with IRS.

jolsen42 10-23-2010 10:07 AM

I don't mean to steal this thread, but this is to attest to the quality of Bruce's , I'm sorry "Mr Bruce's" work. An absolute craftsman. I was reluctant to buy one of his bodies but took a trip out to Pittsburgh and was blown away . I ordered one and here it is. John O

cdnus 10-23-2010 11:39 AM

Whheeewwww !!!! :LOL::LOL:


jmimac351 10-23-2010 11:49 AM

John, that looks awesome! Do you have any pictures of the rear?

Paint is something I'm thinking about... "So and so is going to want this much to do that..." Then you look at those seams and where they are compared to the FFR body. I've gotta believe that changes the paint cost ballgame quite a bit. It looks like the seam on the cowl would go below the window gasket even.

Great stuff.

rustyBob 10-23-2010 01:48 PM

those are awesome looking bodies Mr Bruce.....
do you have an interior tub that can be glassed in.
i'm the process of moveing and after i get set up
i'm going to build a new square tube frame and one
of your bodies would look real good sitting on top of
my new frame.......

jolsen42 10-23-2010 03:03 PM

Jim, here are a couple from the rear. One is not very clear, too much sun. john O

Mando 10-23-2010 07:16 PM

I would love to build a 289 using an historic car to copy from, having just finished my 427. They're just exciting and full of features different to the 427. Combining Bruce's body onto a FFR has been made possible now with up to 6 FFR kit's being constructed in Australia going through engineering and other roadworthy requirements.


rodneym 10-23-2010 07:38 PM

It would be awesome to build a Dragon Snake with one of these setups.

mr bruce 10-24-2010 06:31 AM

yep ,I can do a 'glass tub, just tell me what you want, send a deposit and I'll make it, as for the DragonSnake, I'm workin' a guy from the west coast that wants an El Cid replica, soon as he gets up off some cash I'll start on that one.

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