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It is looking good. Smile

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Thanks for the support.

The foundation was really solid and the body relatively straight. Hoping to be done before years end. Weather and cash flow permitting!

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i like how you didnt cut a hole in the firewall for the pedals, looks like you had to move the seat back quite a bit though


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i like how you didnt cut a hole in the firewall for the pedals, looks like you had to move the seat back quite a bit though


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i like how you didnt cut a hole in the firewall for the pedals, looks like you had to move the seat back quite a bit though

Fact is the guy who had the car before me was really tall and trying to reach the pedals and shifter would have been a problem. Relocating both the pedals and shifter made it a lot easier and it keeps everything out of the tunnel for maintenance purposes.

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UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE>>>

Just fabricated some streamline nerf bars. Finished up the body work and it is off for paint. Will update photos once it is out of paint booth.












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Project is looking awesome glad to see some more progress. I really like the stream line nerf bars

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Just got it back from the paint booth on Sat. I am going to let it sit a couple weeks while I finish up the engine. I went with a medium grey metallic.
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Looking nice.


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I like the color. I used a similar color for trim on mine...trailing arms, shift lever, brake handle, engine tins, etc.


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Have you tried to install the engine yet? i had to cut the driver side rear railing out where it ties into the tranny horns. it was rubbing on the headers. ill post some pics when i get a chance on what im talking about.

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Also what gauges did you use? not sure whats needed and whats not. thanks

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For offroad racing, I don't recommend gauges in front of the driver. Not likely to have a chance to look at them. The co-driver can. If you decide to install gauges, the ones I suggest are:
- Oil Pressure
- Oil Temp.
A tach is only of use to a driver to determine shift points or for analysis of gear ratios.


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thanks for the info, im not going to be racing (yet).

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I got that impression, but playing is not that much different. And if/when you decide to race, you will know already.


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