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      07-25-2012 08:43 PM #106
      Put a coat of primer on the engine bay to see what still needed work and what was good. Getting closer to paint.

      Last edited by eodtech; 07-25-2012 at 09:12 PM.
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      08-07-2012 12:55 PM #107
      Alright so I have been really thinking about something. I am thinking about cutting the rain tray out and making a panel to cover the rain tray area. This will clean up the bay and also cover up the pocket where the wiper and everything is. I am going to make it removable so I can still have access to everything. Hmm. I think I am going to play with this when I get home.
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      08-07-2012 10:06 PM #108
      No more rain tray.
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      08-11-2012 06:44 PM #109
      Got the rear wheels finished on the coupe. This is about where it's going to ride. Rear fender lips need some work. It is sitting on the tire right now. Now to get the front ones straightened so I can finish them.
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      08-11-2012 07:26 PM #110
      looking good

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      08-11-2012 07:40 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Carlik:. View Post
      looking good
      Thanks. It's getting there.
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      08-12-2012 07:51 PM #112
      Cut out some pieces of the firewall and replaced them with flat pieces. Cleans it up some. There are a couple other places I want to cut out and flatten out but I think I'm going to leave them alone.
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      08-14-2012 09:40 PM #113
      Got one of the sides of the bay flattened out. Now to finish welding it in and start on the other side.
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      08-14-2012 10:18 PM #114
      Looks good!

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      08-20-2012 10:06 PM #115
      Got the knuckles torn apart today. Hubs and bearings are out. As soon as I bead blast the knuckles I'm going to put the new bearings and resplined hubs in.

      Left: old hub. Right: new resplined hub. Just a little bit of a difference. Now I can run 4 lug and also fit the larger o2m outer cvs in the hubs.*

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      08-22-2012 10:50 AM #116
      Put the wheels on it and rolled it out into the daylight yesterday.

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      08-22-2012 12:02 PM #117
      HELL YES !!! Awesome work, the car is going to be Great ! Id like to see it.

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      08-22-2012 12:57 PM #118
      Looks good. Always nice to see your car outside for the first time, and see all the dirt and dust in the sunlight.
      Just washed the accumulated grime off my car from 3 years of indoor and outdoor storage myself.
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      08-22-2012 12:58 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by WERDNA75 View Post
      HELL YES !!! Awesome work, the car is going to be Great ! Id like to see it.
      Thanks. Yeah it should be pretty nice when I get it done.
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    15. 08-22-2012 03:38 PM #120
      I remember that day for my car too. Keep it up!
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      08-22-2012 10:01 PM #121
      I love your coupe Chris.
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      08-23-2012 12:33 AM #122
      interesting decision on the bay.
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      08-23-2012 01:13 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by WannabemkIV View Post
      I love your coupe Chris.
      Why thank you Adam.
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      08-23-2012 01:15 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      interesting decision on the bay.
      Trying to do a little something different. Chromosexual's white rabbit has given me some inspiration on the bay.
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      08-26-2012 10:43 PM #125
      very nice am on the same just haven't done engine bay was thinking of doing a smooth bay but decided not to cause it looks like alot of work

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      08-27-2012 11:38 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by A267MM View Post
      very nice am on the same just haven't done engine bay was thinking of doing a smooth bay but decided not to cause it looks like alot of work
      It's a good bit of work.
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      08-30-2012 11:47 PM #127
      Worked on the bay some more tonight. Got the other side of the bay flattened out and the passenger side of the bay finish welded and ground down. I have to make two small pieces for the drivers side of the bay tomorrow and weld those in and that part will be finished. Shooting for having it on the road for the APR BBQ. We will see if that happens.
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      08-31-2012 05:03 AM #128
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      08-31-2012 05:12 PM #130
      Finally got the flat caps from the Post Office and got them on.


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      09-01-2012 07:02 PM #131
      Worked on the bay some more today. Got the passenger side of the bays metal work done and a layer of filler on. Pretty happy with how it turned out. Now to wait for it to cure so I can sand it down.


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      09-01-2012 09:53 PM #133
      jealous

      so i must admit i skipped to teh end, did you say you were gonna swap in the r23 DRIVETRAIN too or just the motor?
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      09-01-2012 10:11 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by adam the caveman View Post
      jealous

      so i must admit i skipped to teh end, did you say you were gonna swap in the r23 DRIVETRAIN too or just the motor?
      Just the engine and a 6 sp trans for now. Might do the awd later if I can get the parts together.
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      09-01-2012 11:37 PM #135
      Im digging the bay work, nice to see something a bit different

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      09-10-2012 07:49 PM #136
      Metalwork on the drivers side is done and the first layer of filler is on. Now to make the piece for the passenger side strut tower and then the sides will be done.

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      09-10-2012 10:26 PM #137
      Very nice keep up the good work... Love the fact that your paying attention to the little details...

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      09-10-2012 11:01 PM #138
      looking good!
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      09-11-2012 09:31 AM #139
      Thanks. Going to work on the passenger side strut tower today.
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      09-11-2012 10:28 PM #140
      Got the other three wheels straightened today. Finished up one of them and got it together and sealed up. I will put the tire on tomorrow after the silicon cures and get going on the other front wheel and get it finished. Oh and the 3m trizact sanding disc are the ****. Just saying.
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