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Leaving a reply here to see if this thread goes anywhere, I would definitely be interested if you plan on selling the body kit in the future. Any updates on the progress so far?
 

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Hi guys,

Sorry for the slow update, been busy with other projects such as getting RX-8 ready for the engine swap and designing suspension components for MX-5 but in my spare time, I have made some progress on this project.

So far I have used the scan data from my first post to recreate an OEM fender.
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Using that model, I started adjusting the surfaces to get a rough idea of how far the fender should extend. The fenders are 68.5mm wider than OEM according to Speedhunter's article which looks about right.
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I still need quite a bit of practice drawing NURBS as you can see how rough my CAD model is but I still manage to get the general shape.

So, I was thinking my next step is to 3D print a scaled-down version of that rough model so I could physically make it smooth and fix up spots that need attention and then rescan it.

Also, I have scanned more bits of the car last week which I will use that data for creating more reference models.
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I will try and make a post every fortnight about this project's progress.
 

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I will try and make a post every fortnight about this project's progress.
Hope to hear those updates regularly! I was planning on getting a new wheel setup in the near future, but I first wanted to wait to see if anyone was making any sort of over-fenders or wide-body kits for the 4th gens. Since this project seems like it will take a decent amount of time to complete though, I may still go for the set that I was looking at and work on changing on the look if this project ever becomes available publicly.
 

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Not interested in a body kit but I would like to know what you are using for scanning the body, please?

I’m working on printable intake tube for the 3 turbo and being able to scan the engine bay would make picking up some mounting locations easier.
 

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Not interested in a body kit but I would like to know what you are using for scanning the body, please?

I’m working on printable intake tube for the 3 turbo and being able to scan the engine bay would make picking up some mounting locations easier.
I am currently using an EinScan Pro HD. I scanned my 2L engine bay a few months ago if you want to use that as a reference model.
 

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Did you have finish this project? i would like to make this parts in carbon fiber, to make test on my own mazda, clould you share the 3D model? i´been using a Keyence 3d scanner but its complicated to me get the correct data
 

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Cool Stuff !!
 

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This is very cool! I'm potentially interested in a kit. Your scans look promising. Any further progress? What would be included; oversized front fenders, skirts and rear flares?

The LRR TCR had a lot of potential imo. It's really too bad that the program never got a chance to compete. RIP Glen Long.

I ordered the LEG motorsport 'TCR' inspired kit. No wide body but a nice nod to what could've been imo. And I'm definitely missing that huge GT wing, ha! Expecting to arrive in the next week or so with some other jdm goodies.
 

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This is very cool! I'm potentially interested in a kit. Your scans look promising. Any further progress? What would be included; oversized front fenders, skirts and rear flares?

The LRR TCR had a lot of potential imo. It's really too bad that the program never got a chance to compete. RIP Glen Long.

I ordered the LEG motorsport 'TCR' inspired kit. No wide body but a nice nod to what could've been imo. And I'm definitely missing that huge GT wing, ha! Expecting to arrive in the next week or so with some other jdm goodies.
She’s a beauty.
 
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