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PostPosted: December 13, 2015, 11:19 pm 
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That is looking awesome!!

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PostPosted: December 14, 2015, 9:42 am 
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This is a dumb question, but did you roll it back and forth a few times before measuring the suspension? And did you add any weight to make up for the missing components not yet installed on the car?

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PostPosted: December 14, 2015, 11:17 am 
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Looking really good! I took a little time to go back and look at some other structures you've made like the bonnet, etc., too. I don't know what your skill level was when you started, but you're sure turning out some really nice, professional-level stuff now.

Cheers, . . . . and Merry Christmas too

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: December 14, 2015, 6:50 pm 
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I'd go with 200x12 front and 225x12 rear since those are the closest rates to drop it about an inch on both ends and keep it on the seat in droop.

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PostPosted: January 4, 2016, 8:26 pm 
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Rear fenders trimmed and lights installed. Front splitter is still in-work but at least I've decided on the shape. A little fleece blanket, a hot glue gun, polyester resin, and some string and I got the shape established. I applied a few layers of glass and epoxy to stiffen it up so now I have to smooth it out and then apply a some kevlar and carbon to finish it off.
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PostPosted: March 14, 2016, 7:07 pm 
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Front fender #1 demolded. Fits 205/50/15......so I'm about 9" wide with a 39" wrap. Current weight is 1.2lbs untrimmed. I used the following steel fender http://www.nueratrailerparts.com/p-6195-single-axle-fender-double-radius-9-x-24-x-12.aspx and then welded in the cross bracing so that I can incorporate my fender stays into the fender.

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PostPosted: October 2, 2016, 5:05 pm 
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Hopefully a quick block sand and I'll be ready for the topcoat. I'm afraid I have some pin holes in the bonnet that I'm going to have to fill and then possible re-prime.

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PostPosted: November 8, 2016, 8:14 pm 
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I'm tired of sanding, let final assy begin.
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PostPosted: November 9, 2016, 3:27 am 
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Wow!! That is impressive!

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PostPosted: November 9, 2016, 10:12 am 
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Wow!! That is impressive!
Yes, it sure is! Nice work, Sir! I think I'm going to like the white/black combination on this one.
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PostPosted: November 29, 2016, 7:26 pm 
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Thanksgiving holiday progress. Looks a little strange on the dollies being all jacked up in the air but you get the point. Pleas ignore the cropped out section of pics.

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PostPosted: November 29, 2016, 9:27 pm 
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That looks so good!!

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Black on white looks really clean. I like it 8)


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PostPosted: November 30, 2016, 9:04 am 
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Very clean!

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We are getting very close. Engine resealed, gasketed, painted, and installed.
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