Finally got the Project car moving forward...

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    looking more like yours in your spandex ski suit
     
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    little update.. thanks to Shannon Whelan for coming down the last few months tinkering on the wiring... we got it running... sdaly an idiot (me) messed something up when hard wiring.. so now nada... grrr

    my daughter is just a little excited as she got first ride as promised for all her help... the wheels were rubbing as I hadnt adjusted it since building the suspension and installing.. it is now sitting about an inch above the tires till we are ready to drive for reals...

    my tuner says that my current setup should be good for around 400-415 whp... need larger injectors and another pump if I go for more.. but in a 2500pd car.. itll be fun

     
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    Meh, that’s pretty minimal rubbing IMO.:D
     
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    only a little more than at a high school dance ;)
     
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    Maybe at your high school.:p
     
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    also didnt feel like paying $140 per bracket for seat mounts.. so I designed and made my own.. still have to cut the passenger side but it has some funky mounting locations...

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    decided to go ahead and take a chance on the changes I had made to the design of the drivers mount.. tape measure measurements and guesses on the changes and voila... almost sits flat.. it is about an inch higher on the passenger side once seat is on the mount.. tonight I should finish up welding the seat to the mount...

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    after some work being done over the last week or so I got to my doors and discovered my ds door was bent... didnt want to spend $100+ on a tool for pulling dents so I used some bolts, some heat and a vice grip haha.. minimal bondo used despite what it appears... it has to be sanded down yet

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    How the dented door worked out

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    Was lazy and didnt bother fixing the lower left front guard.. until the primer went on I didnt think it would show that much.. um yeah so
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    but I fixed it
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    top pic is factory untouched door... bottom pic is my repaired door
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    rear corner was a little messy so I spent some more time and sharpened it up...
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    Great progress! We'll done!
     
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    What’s the final color going to be? Or is that silver and not primer in the last pic? Potato camera.
     
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    same as the engine bay in previous photos... called Tahiti Green[​IMG]

    it was probably the upload?? pretty sure its taken with the iphone 7 plus so it aint a potato camera hahaha
     
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    iPhone 7+? That is the old model. Spud.:p
     
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    while that is true it is still a great camera.. they havent improved things that much
     
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    It is a great camera. Pretty sure that it’s just my old man eyes.:p Looking forward to seeing it with color on it!
     
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    nah it is the picture I took.. I was standing way back leaving the shop and zoomed in instead of getting closer haha

    welcome to drop down anytime.. you know that
     
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    Ending the weekend on a good note...

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    Looks like an original Hot Wheels Spectraflame color.
     
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    its actually a factory color from a Holden Barina, in Australia it turns out hahaha
     
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