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Posted 3/2/2017 7:43:09 PM


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might be the clay they used to fill the seams in the molds before they lay up the fiberglass.
That does sound like a probability.
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Posted 3/5/2017 1:58:25 PM
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hey man great thread! Just read the whole thing from start to finish. it was almost like watching an alternate universe version of my build! Very nice, and i'm glad some of my hard lessons learned proved valuable to you.

Keep up the great work, and keep the pics coming!!!
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Posted 5/4/2017 11:00:47 AM
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Been making a lot of progress....tedious progress, but progress nonetheless.

The main focus has been to prepare to mounting of the body. Being that I am a 6'3" ogre, I need to have space to fit in this thing. In order to insure we have the body set at the right height, we need to have the floor pan at the right spot...the seats...and the wheels/tires dialed in, so everything is accurate.

I decided to go with Hoosier tires over the Mickey Thompsons; they are just a little more bad ass to me:

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I purchased a set of centerlines from jegs, and after a little over a month received word that centerline is out of business and I would not be able to get my wheels. I didnt lose money, but wont be able to get these wheels which are very unique in specs....so I went on a hunt. Most manufacturers would not be able to customize their similar looking wheels to what I needed, so I went with the only real option I had, which were these bad boys from Weld:

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Getting the floor pan set correctly has been a challenge, and taken a lot of welding and manipulation of the header pipes to allow the pan to sit low enough...

we had to remove the factory transmission support as it wont allow us to go low enough..
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used 1/4in flat bar as a lip welded on the inside of the center beams to mount the floor pan on:
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we have lowered it from this as it was way too high:

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This platform we welded in behind the cockpit area and before the trunk is where we will place the gas tank:

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We mounted the air compressor and air tank for the suspension right here on the back of the chassis...perfect fit:
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I had initially said I would not fork out money for recaros and went with a cheap alternative...but not only were they sh*tty seats....they really didnt fit in there....so I went on ebay and found a pair for less than 300$ and it only needed to be reupholstered, which I would have had to do for the other seats anyway, so this was a great find...we are working on the seat mounts now...using 1/4in flat bar...

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A little sneak peak at what the driver seat view is like:
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had this custom U pipe made for the exhaust tips:
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And I had to get this vintage poster from the movie era so I can keep my visualization on point:
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"You don't get it son. This isn't a mudhole . . . it's an operating table . . . And I'm the surgeon."
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Posted 5/4/2017 4:47:07 PM
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You are making some great progress there.

Let me find a few pics of how i did my exhaust/floor. If you are still having height issues, this may help

Keep up the great work
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Posted 5/4/2017 5:47:28 PM
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So as I dropped my floor pan quite a lot, i then had no room for the exhausts to travel under the car

easy fix for that was to run them under the chassis rails, and beside the floor pan. Worked out great.

And out the back I didn't go up and over the diff...I went straight under it

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Posted 5/8/2017 11:18:02 AM
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All I can say is. . . .Beautiful work!

To build the impossible dream . . .
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