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Old 04-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #31
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Drivetrain is bolted into the shell now, I made some plates to beef up the lower subframe shell mount on the inside out of 3/16 plate,
I need to drill some more holes, gonna have 4 3/8's bolts per side lower mount

The plates were primed and painted gloss black

I have to make the shifter rods about a foot longer because I moved everything back in the shell, before when I test drove k20/k24's mini, the shifter felt like it was at my ankles
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #32
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One side of the lower subframe mounts are drilled, need to buy new bits tomorrow,
So I made the shifter rods, welded them up and rattle bomb some paint on them, as soon as the paint dries, they will get installed
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #33
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i must have been out of it last night, but the shifter rod with the pin in it, i welded it together 90deg off, lol re-cut it and welded it right and got it mounted up in the shell,
hits all 5 gears and the reverse gear also with no problems,
the shifter has a very short throw on it, i like it


as i can now see in this pic the end was welded in wrong, had to cut and do over

and the 2nd time around and mounted


still need to make a filler plate for the old shifter hole
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #34
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did a U joint on the bottom of the rack

it was a pain to get it straight before welding up
because i dropped the rack so much because the seat is so far back
and the joint set up is about 5-6inches longer or so
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:37 PM   #35
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Nice pace you got going, it'll be done in no time. Looks of good quality too
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #36
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She looking good!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:14 PM   #37
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Tonight I plan on re-shim the upper ball joints and get the hubs installed on to the shell,

And I got a lower column felt bushing kit, I'm gonna rtv that onto the steering column rod and get that put back together

And I got one of my wilwood master cylinders in, so I'm gonna make the tabs for the pedals

I just try to do a few small things a night, and stay up half the night working on it
But a lot of small things add up really fast

And the thing that helps the most when I'm working is my iPod with almost every type of music on it, everything from 50's rock, hiphop, house style, country music, 70's rock/ disco, I used to dj
Anything with a good beat i listen to

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #38
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well, didn't get to the pedal box pedals tonight like i had hoped for,

got the column back together, that felt kit was a pain, but of course i didn't do it like i was told to,
i was told to put it in oil, and then let it dry, and then just stuff it in, and i'll be fine,
didn't like the oil idea, so alittle rtv on the inside and stuff it in and i guess i'll see what happens down the road, but i plan to buy a few extra plastic bushings at the mini fair show anyways

i got another drill bit this morning, and so i did up the two other wholes on the right side floor mount, thats good to do with 4 3/8's bolts now, overkill yes!!! lol

re-shimmed the upper ball joints on the hubs, started to put them on but noticed the outer cv joint boots had alittle nick in them, so i replaced them, what a pain in the butt that was
now the chassis sits on 4 wheels now


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Old 06-01-2013, 02:05 AM   #39
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and i half welded up the right side door bar, i need to get some 10m bolts and then i can put the clamps together and weld that up all the way

so i messed about a little bit tonight, wanted to see what the valve cover would look like cleaned up a bit,
im thinking about getting another cover and powder coat it clear or maybe black,
just trying to get a idea right now
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:26 AM   #40
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a mock up with the front clip sitting on it, got some cutting to do to make this fit right
but its more to just give me a idea/starting point right now

i'll get it fitted in the next few days
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #41
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started to mess about with the dash

i have a few meters of black vinly, thinking should i pay for it to be covered or try myself?
this is the dash im gonna use, ive had it laying about since early 2010, and i got it 2nd hand, getting ready to make the cut out for the digital gauge cluster
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #42
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im gonna wait on messing with the front clip for now
i want to get her running so i can test drive it,

my goal is feb to hear her run

made the left side door bar and welded up the bolt in style clamps last night, and got it in primer
and got some longer 10mm bolts today

im not gonna use the mini switches anymore, im gonna get some lighted toggle switches, cutting the holes for the mini switches is gonna be alot more work
over round toggel style

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #43
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got the rest of my fuel -6 AN fittings in the post today, shipping was pretty fast, i ordered them from summit racing on the 3rd

i started to line up everything and my 044 inline fuel pump use metric fittings

one of my buddies i work with, says he has a special tools to cut the braided fuel lines,
im gonna line up my fuel lines for the lenghts and get them all cut this week
and install them all come the weekend

gonna try to cover the dash this week also
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Old 13-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #44
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i got my metric inline fuel pump fittings, i had to get steel ones, but they were 1.03gbp ea,
im gonna use them for mock up to get the lines made from the tank and whatnot

i have already ordered those fittings from summit racing

i feel im still on track for test drive in feb

test fitting the digital cluster tonight, i have led switches that are rated at 20amps,
but im gonna run a relay inline for the headlights and running lights
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #45
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not gonna use the fiberglass dash, i just dont care for the way it flows with the shell, something doesn't seem right and im not gonna force it
so im building more of a "hot rod" style dash and will cover it in black vinly to match everything else
http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS-Performan...96962/10002/-1

this is the style dash but alittle bit taller and will stick out from the stock dash about 2-3inches and will tie the cage dash bar into the dash and the dash bar will also be the steering column support

got the dash bar bolt in style clamps welded to the bar, and teched in the other side of the mounts to the front legs and ran out of welding gas...just the right time to run out......time to call up boc and see how much time i have left out of my yr with them,
i dont think im gonna re-up with them, i think its time to look for another welding gas supply, something better on my wallet..

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