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    1. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      06-24-2012 06:31 PM #911
      Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaC View Post
      Saw your car, but no one was around it when I looked. Your attention to detail is quite astonishing! Your car looks fantastic. Keep up the good work!

      Thanks! sorry i wandered of to say some hellos for a few minutes figures i missed some people!


      Quote Originally Posted by RedWabbitVR View Post
      I saw the car too, but something seemed off with the trans mount. I don't know what it was but it had me staring at it for a few minutes trying to figure out why I thought it looked off. the rest of the car looked good, wish I could have chatted but I didn't see you there and my wife was walking off. sometimes I think I should put a leash on her.
      it hangs off the frame rail just a hair did that in order to get things sitting how i want. ive beat it pretty good with no issues. sorry i missed ya!

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      06-24-2012 08:41 PM #912
      Looks like I'm not the only one that missed you. Haha. Ah well, hopefully I'll see you at the next one. (Waterfest for me.)
      Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.

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      06-24-2012 09:06 PM #913
      i may bring it to madness again if i can get a friend to drive it again.. no waterfest for me. have fun

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      06-25-2012 06:47 AM #914
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      if i can get a friend to drive it again
      I'm sure you wont have a problem there

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      09-14-2012 09:43 PM #915
      From a fellow EA owner to another, I BETTER be seeing this thing in two weeks

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      09-14-2012 10:14 PM #916
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      09-14-2012 10:44 PM #917
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      i may bring it to madness again if i can get a friend to drive it again.. no waterfest for me. have fun
      Can I drive it to H20 Matt?
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    8. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      09-14-2012 11:55 PM #918
      Quote Originally Posted by JKerrDesign View Post
      From a fellow EA owner to another, I BETTER be seeing this thing in two weeks
      I'm hoping to, I had some cooling issues after Cult Classic and kinda tucked it away in the garage for most of the summer as I've been focusing on other projects.. I recently built a custom aluminum radiator for it and reran new coolant hoses. From my quick tests tonight it seems to keep the coolant temps right around the halfway mark.. but need to go drive it around a bit and let it sit and idle and crap just to be 100% sure before I drive it down.. really hoping this and the V5 swallowtail can make it!


      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Can I drive it to H20 Matt?
      Ha, I already have 2 friends from England coming over and I promised them they could drive my junk down/around H2O weekend!

      I'll take new pics of the current cooling system setup tomorrow when I finally pull it out of the garage and give her a good cleaning.

    9. 09-16-2012 09:37 PM #919
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      Mounted up the new carpet last night with the help from carpet muncher extraordinaire Matt Rad. After some fiddling we got it fitting decent. I need to do a little more trimming, but it is waaayy better than the original worn carpet.



      Tomorrow I am picking up the seats from Tim at KDI Interiors. From the pics they came out awesome, I can't wait to fit them into the car!




      I have a long list of items I want to sort on this car, I never did fully button everything up... now that it is back home I can pick away at those nagging bits. More to come

      WHOAA

      MATT! Looking awesome!

      The best seats I've ever seen in an EA bar none


      are you going to H20i with this! or the VR5?

    10. 09-16-2012 10:16 PM #920
      love the Mark V R32 pan, definitely a noticeable improvement in ground clearance!

      the details are putting this car above and beyond the rest of them

      when is PVW featuring the car?

    11. Senior Member IronTrap's Avatar
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      09-16-2012 10:30 PM #921
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      WHOAA

      MATT! Looking awesome!

      The best seats I've ever seen in an EA bar none


      are you going to H20i with this! or the VR5?

      love the Mark V R32 pan, definitely a noticeable improvement in ground clearance!

      the details are putting this car above and beyond the rest of them

      when is PVW featuring the car?

      Thanks for the kind words, I'm definitely loving the seats, Tim/KDI did a great job, definitely recommended!

      Ground Clearance is better.. but still not 100% care-free.. but definitely a lot better..

      I'm trying to get both cars down for the weekend... hoping luck is with me and I can get them out!


      New Radiator setup:




      Gratuitous "I just washed my car" photo.


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      09-16-2012 10:49 PM #922
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      Thanks for the kind words, I'm definitely loving the seats, Tim/KDI did a great job, definitely recommended!

      Ground Clearance is better.. but still not 100% care-free.. but definitely a lot better..

      I'm trying to get both cars down for the weekend... hoping luck is with me and I can get them out!


      New Radiator setup:


      looks super nice and clean. did you just cap of the heater lines?

      also,i see you capped of the vacuum port near the throttlebody. if you dont mind, can you tell me what you used?

      im at the stage where i need to run coolant and vacuum lines and want to cut out as much as possible.

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      09-17-2012 10:39 AM #923
      Quote Originally Posted by ArpyArpad View Post
      looks super nice and clean. did you just cap of the heater lines?

      also,i see you capped of the vacuum port near the throttlebody. if you dont mind, can you tell me what you used?

      im at the stage where i need to run coolant and vacuum lines and want to cut out as much as possible.
      I completely removed the heater system and capped unneeded ports on the engine. I used vacuum caps to seal up any unwanted vacuum ports on the engine. Should be able to find a selection of plugs at your local auto parts store.

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      09-17-2012 08:39 PM #924
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      I completely removed the heater system and capped unneeded ports on the engine. I used vacuum caps to seal up any unwanted vacuum ports on the engine. Should be able to find a selection of plugs at your local auto parts store.

      thanks

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      09-17-2012 11:35 PM #925
      That cabby looks amazing! i cant wait to start mine

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      09-18-2012 10:22 AM #926
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      I'm hoping to, I had some cooling issues after Cult Classic and kinda tucked it away in the garage for most of the summer as I've been focusing on other projects.. I recently built a custom aluminum radiator for it and reran new coolant hoses. From my quick tests tonight it seems to keep the coolant temps right around the halfway mark.. but need to go drive it around a bit and let it sit and idle and crap just to be 100% sure before I drive it down.. really hoping this and the V5 swallowtail can make it!




      Ha, I already have 2 friends from England coming over and I promised them they could drive my junk down/around H2O weekend!

      I'll take new pics of the current cooling system setup tomorrow when I finally pull it out of the garage and give her a good cleaning.
      That's cool Matt. Just throw me a # when you're ready to sell and I'll drive it down next year.

      Let's get up so I can take some photos for you.
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      10-03-2012 09:07 AM #927
      Great news- The cabby had a flawless trip to and from H2O and my new cooling system/radiator setup kept the car nice and cool.. very pleased with how it did!

      Bad News- Had a mishap when a friend was pulling the car into the WheelWhores GTG Thursday night and the fender caught the tire on a steep incline and bent the fender all up

      Luckily friends helped pop the dent out and I was able to live with it for the weekend. I already sourced an NOS OEM euro fender, just need a new wheel arch and I'll have them resprayed so the car is damage free for next summer.

      This recent event and the oilpan issue earlier this summer made me realize that I really need to put airride on the car if I want it to be as usable as I'd like... so this winter I plan to gather airride parts. The car is already setup to go quite low, and I think with air it could really sit nicely when air'ed out. I'm kinda over wrecking my cars driving them stupid low.. (especially ones with decent paint).. so I could care less if I'm "selling out" again.. just called getting old!

      I also finally found the steering wheel I've wanted for the car, I'll post it up once I have it in hand


      Some pics from my buddy Fraser this past weekend










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      10-03-2012 09:24 AM #928
      I was the guy who f'd up the fender...You can all line up and kick me in the sack.

      Driving all of Matt's cars was a great treat though. Both were very fun well built cars to drive and I only hope I can drive them again.

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      10-03-2012 10:51 AM #929
      pics really don't do your ea justice.
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      10-03-2012 01:52 PM #930
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      I was the guy who f'd up the fender...You can all line up and kick me in the sack.

      Driving all of Matt's cars was a great treat though. Both were very fun well built cars to drive and I only hope I can drive them again.
      Don't worry about it dude, **** happens.. my fault for making the car so undrivable!


      Quote Originally Posted by gtidaddy View Post
      pics really don't do your ea justice.
      Thanks man, I seem to feel the opposite.. looks better in pics than person haha.. but I guess I just know all the imperfections and such on it that they jump at me!

      An couple photos my friend Marc from Holland took




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      10-03-2012 03:35 PM #931
      Thanks man for share this project, awesome

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      10-03-2012 04:35 PM #932
      Holy cow...Thats clean and I'm jealous. Nice work man. real nice
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      10-03-2012 07:50 PM #933
      1) You look like the dude from the Big Bang Theory

      2) Lil upset I didn't get up with you this weekend.

      3) Very excited to see what your airride setup will consist of. I know it will be like no other.
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    24. 10-04-2012 01:03 AM #934
      air! sounds incredible! then you can really go low and then air up the system when you are driving/cruizing

      hopefully you took some videos of this/VR5 on the weekend? punching it down the strip...

      trying to make up for a missed weekend

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      10-14-2012 09:38 PM #935
      finally got the steering wheel I've been chasing for ages for this car.. OG Recaro wheel, then my buddy Nick (rabbito) came over and helped me get some OG EA fabric fitted in the place of what was on the wheel. The wheel itself is a bit rough around the grip, but for now it'll do until I have it recovered.

      Some bad cell phone shots in my dark garage






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      10-14-2012 10:07 PM #936
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      10-15-2012 12:06 AM #937
      That looks really cool! Great idea!
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    28. 11-13-2012 10:05 PM #938
      a recaro wheel


      i have never seen one of those wow

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      11-14-2012 02:55 AM #939
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      finally got the steering wheel I've been chasing for ages for this car.. OG Recaro wheel, then my buddy Nick (rabbito) came over and helped me get some OG EA fabric fitted in the place of what was on the wheel. The wheel itself is a bit rough around the grip, but for now it'll do until I have it recovered.

      Some bad cell phone shots in my dark garage

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      making some changes with the suspension..

      (don't mind the tire with low air)






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      02-13-2013 11:06 PM #941
      Just read through this all this build is awesome

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      02-14-2013 08:42 AM #942
      looks great, can wait to see how the management works.

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      02-16-2013 12:33 AM #943
      Simply incredible work! I pored over this thread and felt a touch of envy about how well this came together and your excellent work!
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      02-16-2013 01:26 AM #944
      Quote Originally Posted by IronTrap View Post
      i may bring it to madness again if i can get a friend to drive it again.. no waterfest for me. have fun
      I'd love to drive this to Madness
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      02-16-2013 09:03 AM #945
      Quote Originally Posted by Daeouse View Post
      Simply incredible work! I pored over this thread and felt a touch of envy about how well this came together and your excellent work!
      Thanks so much!


      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      I'd love to drive this to Madness

      Haha we'll see what happens this year, may need an extra driver to take it to the show!

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