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PostPosted: May 28, 2015, 3:39 pm 
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Widened cowl and installed radiator

Had image but was too big

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PostPosted: September 28, 2015, 6:11 pm 
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Ok. Been able to do some work on the car. Managed to get the frame painted and floors installed. Biggest thing is I made removable side panels started out with Fleece material. Will finish with body filler later but it was a cool process and has all kinds of possibilities for one off's.
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PostPosted: November 21, 2015, 6:06 pm 
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Engine now in. All lines run. Need to work on wiring to get it running but progress is being made.
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PostPosted: March 26, 2016, 10:32 am 
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Finally took first test drive. Result was I need to do some suspension mods.

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PostPosted: March 26, 2016, 11:57 am 
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Your progress is looking good. That's an interesting concept for the side panels. What's the thought process for those?
How is your exhaust routed and what muffler(s) are you using?

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PostPosted: March 26, 2016, 3:26 pm 
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Congratulations on the first drive, it's all down hill from here. The car is nice and quiet for an S2000.

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PostPosted: March 28, 2016, 6:21 pm 
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No muffler yet. Just a collector pipe that goes into a 3.5" collector. As far as side panels, I wanted something that I could shape and maybe give a little different look.
There is more pictures here https://lambobuilder.wordpress.com/category/super-7/

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PostPosted: March 28, 2016, 6:40 pm 
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Here are pictures of the exhaust
https://lambobuilder.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/exhaust/

Short video of it running
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PostPosted: May 25, 2016, 1:08 pm 
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Managed to get the exhaust done. (still some work but sounds good) Also got dash and interior panels done.
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PostPosted: August 21, 2016, 11:30 am 
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I moved the peddles, made one piece tilt up hood, modified seats, added fenders and a trunk.

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PostPosted: August 21, 2016, 10:11 pm 
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Is that one small muffler the only thing you have to quiet the exhaust? If so I think the exhaust will be way too loud, probably well over 100dB (Most track sound limits). Once the S2000 engine hits Vtec under load it screams.

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PostPosted: August 22, 2016, 5:04 pm 
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Will start with the muffler and see. This is not necessarily going to be a track car.

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PostPosted: October 27, 2016, 10:18 am 
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OK, was able to form the back half of the car using my fleece method for shaping. Made front hood tilt and redid rear suspension for 4th time. Still have tons of body work, lights front fenders, dash, windshield, etc. etc. etc. but progress is being made.

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PostPosted: August 14, 2017, 6:23 pm 
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Finally finished all the body panels. All hand made except for the nose, which was integrated into the hood.
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