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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Welcome, As John said ... there are several of us building or have FFR products. I am located in Nokesville on Aden Rd (Not too far off 95S). I...
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    08-15-2017, 03:49 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Srobinsonx2 Bodywork in Roadster
    Thanks so much for the additional information ... I am getting close (I think) to starting and I plan on using your great thread as my guide. Carl
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    08-14-2017, 04:33 AM
    Boat, More information from EdwardB that I am going to implement ... He is really brilliant I noticed there was a bolt and nut on the end of...
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    08-13-2017, 07:04 PM
    carlewms replied to a thread My Sound System in Roadster
    Interesting idea but I could not make the second link work ...
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    08-13-2017, 06:58 PM
    Boat, Thanks ... I have a bunch of those adhesive mount studs for the side louvers and the installation of my defroster plenum. There are some...
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    08-13-2017, 10:26 AM
    Boat, Thanks ... I had planned on strengthening under the trunk lip with the HSRF but I like your suggestion to increase the strength with some...
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    08-13-2017, 08:01 AM
    Here is a photo of the bracket and brace detail I posted over on the FFR forums in response to some additional questions ... The blue...
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    08-13-2017, 04:39 AM
    In searching the forums I did not find much on exactly how to install this rod ... CCSRC had a post on the installation which helped guide me ... ...
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    08-12-2017, 08:13 PM
    carlewms replied to a thread Srobinsonx2 Bodywork in Roadster
    She looks fantastic and thank you so much for the excellent documentation of the process as well as the ups and downs. Since I am planning to use...
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    08-12-2017, 09:36 AM
    After going as far as I could with the wiring of the trunk I decided to focus on getting the rest of the heater vent tubes mocked up. The heater...
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    08-10-2017, 03:55 AM
    I have nothing to add in regards to tools ... just a little about process... 1. I used cardboard, file folders or poster board to make templates...
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    08-10-2017, 03:34 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Srobinsonx2 Bodywork in Roadster
    All of us that read this thread are just in awe of your work and willingness to share the ups and downs. With the aid of the experts and your very...
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    08-07-2017, 07:05 PM
    Bill, Thanks ... each time I cut or drill into the body I think my blood pressure goes up a bit. I have gotten more proficient on fiberglass...
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    08-07-2017, 12:08 PM
    Here is my post on the subject ... The location for the Mk 4 license plate light/holder does not provide enough room for a standard plate ......
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    08-07-2017, 09:56 AM
    Now that the body was in position I cut the holes for the Breeze Driver's Side SS Roll Bar. Why Breeze vice the one that comes from FFR? The FFR...
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    08-07-2017, 09:55 AM
    Thanks ... I hope they are useful to those that are still in the process of building ... or considering it. I am convinced that anyone can build one...
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    08-05-2017, 03:28 AM
    The installation of the rear FinishLine Overriders was easier than the front ones ... I had already installed the Kleiner modification to allow...
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    08-05-2017, 03:22 AM
    As background ... I had a challenge where 1) the hardware provide by FFR was 7/16"-14 while the FinishLine Overiders were designed for 3/8"-16...
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    08-04-2017, 09:12 AM
    Here is a link to the rack extenders on Breeze site: http://www.breezeautomotive.com/details.php?prod_id=1072 Here is a photo from their site:...
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    08-04-2017, 05:00 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Side Mirror in Roadster
    Jeepurz, If you want to see a discussion of the mirrors option that CCXXVII mention check out this link to my build thread. I got input from him,...
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    08-04-2017, 04:38 AM
    Ian, I went through the same process midway through my continuing build. There are lots of threads on this and the other forum about the...
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    08-02-2017, 02:51 AM
    Congrats ... looks like it was also great fun!
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    07-30-2017, 06:25 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Srobinsonx2 Bodywork in Roadster
    Spectacular Job! I got to print this entire thread and study it over and over again before getting to the painting stage. Thanks, Carl
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    07-27-2017, 04:56 PM
    Thanks ... I will check it out ... It these kinds of detail stuff that are easier to do now.
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    07-27-2017, 04:44 PM
    I think I found out about the tabs on Finishline arms by accident but thanks for reminding me. I have some neoprene so I will make them over when...
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    07-27-2017, 05:54 AM
    After almost a month I finally got back on the build ... feels great. After the infected part of my right lung was removed I feel a whole lot better;...
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    07-27-2017, 04:25 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Graduation of #8793 in Roadster
    Congratulations ����! To call your beautiful ride stunning would be an understatement! It's inspirational to all of us still in the process as well....
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    07-27-2017, 04:16 AM
    carlewms replied to a thread Srobinsonx2 Bodywork in Roadster
    Wow! I am no expert ... and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night so no valuable feedback here. It sure looks great and you sure are...
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    07-25-2017, 08:18 AM
    Boat, Sorry for the very late reply ... some health issues have kept me sidelined for the last three weeks. I like the look and that shine of...
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    07-23-2017, 11:27 PM
    carlewms replied to a thread Inventory????? in Roadster
    Nothing much to add here .... I ordered a basic kit plus multiple options ... those options made some of the basic kit parts redundant (for...
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NC State Mechanical Engineering 1977
US Navy Nuclear Power Program
US Navy Retired 1995
Runs Construction Company
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Nokesville, VA
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Mk 4 Roadster
October 25, 2012 - Kit Arrives
April 8, 2013 - Build Starts
August 23, 2015 - Rolling Chassis/Engine & Transmission Installed
March 26, 2016 - Go Cart

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