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#1: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 06:41 AM
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A month ago I came into possession of a 5-1600 build. The foundation was created in Gilbert by James at FABINC.

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#2: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 06:01 AM
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Took some time to clean up the firewall and rebuild the rear suspension and brakes.

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#3: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: DONT , Location: GILBERT, AZ Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:52 AM
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Looks nice.

#4: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: Baja_Blue , Location: Murrieta, CA Post Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 08:31 AM
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DONT wrote:
Looks nice.

x2 super clean


btw are those type 181 Drums per class 5/1600 rules?

#5: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 03:16 AM
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No they are not Thing drums. However, new SCORE rules allow disk brakes all the way around.

I am looking for a set of Thing drums/baking plates though. Can't afford disk brakes, but Thing brakes will work for what I want to do.

Do you have an inside line on some?

#6: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: Baja_Blue , Location: Murrieta, CA Post Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 08:29 AM
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Okay, they look like them for some reason...I didn't realize those are wheel adapters on there

yeah Thing brakes are definately better I have a buddy who uses them

Don't have an inside line on them though

#7: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 05:39 AM
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A few more photos.








#8: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: jone$yyy , Location: chandler Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 08:08 AM
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the baja has a lot alot o lot of work into it man glad to see someone finally do something with it instead of just being a shell good luck man
cant wait to see it done
james will be pleased to see this also....
good luck brothea

#9: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 03:57 AM
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Did a little work on the hood. I think the results are pretty good.











Front suspension is next.

#10: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 09:34 PM
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Some recent photos of front end.

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View entire album at: photobucket.com/wideop...rts_5-1600


Next up: Brake and clutch pedal assembly.

#11: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: jone$yyy , Location: chandler Post Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 02:22 AM
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very nice man
finally some one is doing something with it
very nice keep up the good work

#12: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: bajabuggin , Location: Mesa, AZ Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:14 AM
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this car and Mine are the only ones built by James, i have pics posted of mine throughout its progress. still alot of work to do but we got done with all the framing and suspension about a month ago. im glad someone is doing somthing with it as well i know its had a few owners now.

#13: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 04:27 AM
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I had no idea the history of this car. I hope to do it justice. I have several ideas that will come into play as the car gets closer to completion. I cam currently working on the dash and gauges this weekend. Hopefully I will have a few more pics of the pedal assembly and dash.

Thanks for all the positive remarks from the group.

#14: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 02:18 AM
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Working on the brake lines, pedal assembly and fuel filler neck.



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#15: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 07:57 PM
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Took some time this weekend to start the wiring of the car. New dash was the first requirement.

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Time to fill the empty space[i]


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Use the new dash and some cardboard for a template.[/i]


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Create template and trace onto the white protective film that comes on the dash.
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Used a hole saw to cut what shapes I needed and a dremel tool to touch it up. VDO only gives a few mm for error. Measure twice, cut once.[/i]


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Finished dash with all new gauges and SunPro Monster tach.
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New dash fits great. Take a lot of time to measure and remeasure. I cut 4 templates before I transferred it to the actual dash.[i][u]



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