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Old 09-05-2018, 08:08 AM
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Great work Chris. Looking really good.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:35 PM
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Getting there with the floor mods, DSE sub-frame connectors installed, I need to make new connector plates that will weld to the extreme sub-frame and bolt to the DSE connectors. I decided to revert to the original rear foot well floor panels that we cutout to give some kind of place for rear seat passengers to put their feet.

The floor cutouts for the connectors leave half the foot well drains plugs intact which to me looks like a bit rough. We filled and flatted the remaining piece of the hole and added approx. 20mm to the tunnel side of the floor section to allow the 3" exhaust space to fit between the torque arm and floor. ( if we had to do this again we would have added 50mm for extra space )

So one side is all but finished with both sections tacked in with the mig, these will be finished via gas welding to keep the steel malleable for final dressing. Modifying the original floor sections also keeps the concept of at first glance you would think it's factory.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:20 AM
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Nice work Chris
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:07 PM
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Far out.. Sh!t just got real in the rigidity department
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:09 PM
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Nice work Chris
Cheers Pete, very happy with results to date

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Far out.. Sh!t just got real in the rigidity department
No more jacking it up and wondering if ya can get the door open
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Old 14-07-2018, 06:49 PM
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Old 27-10-2018, 07:44 PM
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Well it's been awhile, still chipping away. Purchased a new Raingear hidden wiper kit, nicely engineered and fits very well in the cowl area, I added a pic of the old cowl top underneath with the new kit installed, very compact.
Mounted the remote reservoirs in the cowl area, we had to extend the opening on the cowl top as the wiper kit occupies the area where I first intended to install them.
The pedal box and column are mounted and tunnel done. We are now working on the air cleaner and inlet via the cowl area. I have a base plate being made for the twin TB's and cleaner, hopefully finished next week and start on the air cleaner cover. Also purchasing HotRod dynamics rocker covers to hide the coils, they are also supplying additional mesh so we can fab 3 covers for the cowl openings so they match the rocker covers.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:36 PM
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Looking good Chris, looks like all the planning is paying off.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:54 AM
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Looking good Chris, looks like all the planning is paying off.
For sure Damon, lots more to think about and do but finally seeing some real progress
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Old 22-11-2018, 07:54 PM
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Another sideline project I have on the go is I decided to ditch the factory high rear spoiler and make a hybrid between the single piece low spoiler and 3 piece high version. I'm planning on a slimline 3 piece version, I jumped on autocad and came up with 2 options, number one is the factory high version, 1 is half the height and 2 is the slimline version. I'm picking number 2.
So in comes the technology via a 3D scanning company who came over and scanned the rear of the car via setting up the scanner at different angles around the rear of the car.
They have provided a file which will be converted in a 3D cad file and from there we will see what the design juices produce.
Once the design is finalised we will print out on a 3D printer and see how it looks.
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Old 22-11-2018, 09:35 PM
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Getting a bit fancy there mate!! Slim line spoiler will look the goods for sure. Car is moving along nicely. Some nice fab work going on there.
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Old 22-11-2018, 10:13 PM
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Cheers Luke, Malcolm is doing a great job on the fab work and with the technology readily available now days I thought why not. Air cleaner base will be ready next week, valve covers on there way here so the air cleaner can be fabbed and firewall finished which will be a great milestone.
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Old 23-11-2018, 10:09 AM
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Awesome technology and awesome use of it to design and model a custom spoiler. It’s looking great mate
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Old 23-11-2018, 09:35 PM
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Thanks Sean, can’t wait until I get the converted cad file and see how it looks
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Old 24-11-2018, 04:55 AM
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Wow thanks for taking the time to post the pics of the build, its looking Bad Ass,
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