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    We used 3/16" material and you should have no issues, but side to side movement was a bit too much, so we added a vertical shear plate behind the car (as our struts go to the trans mounts)
    You may need to add a cable X or round stock X brace

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    I love it when all of my measurements are correct and things fit as they should.



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    Sweet! How much does it hold?
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    Boyd tank looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian818 View Post
    Sweet! How much does it hold?
    I believe CAD said 13.5-14 gallons.
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    First layers of primer are on. Still lots of sanding to do and some remaining body mods.







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    Oh man, really coming together now! Looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian818 View Post
    Oh man, really coming together now! Looks great
    Nice competitor against you, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank818 View Post
    Nice competitor against you, isn't it?
    I love it, I want to see more guys thinking outside the box and changing things to suit their tastes. Part of me wishes I had just finished the car and went back to modify it like Andrew instead of changing everything first.
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    There is no right path with these cars. I enjoyed driving it around, but it bugged me that it wasn't more finished. I'm still messing with the rear bumper. Nowhere near complete.







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    Started the day like this...





    Ended like this...







    I need to paint the front fascia and mirrors black.
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    Looking good

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    Temporary assembly













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    Very nice Andrew! The vent mods came out really nice. Can't wait to see this all buttoned up.
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    I received a few requests to compare the regular design to my modifications. I focused on better airflow. Improved exit in the hood, more air into the scoops, non-parachute rear bumper. We'll see how it all works. I'll probably do this compairson again once the car is all put together.









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    Thanks, Wayne!

    Wing uprights are back from fab. I'm still waiting on the machined mounts. I'll weld the cross braces in and then send them off to powder coat. I'm planning on black.







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    Great wing mount. Did you design them in CAD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindsight View Post
    Great wing mount. Did you design them in CAD?
    Why yes he did!

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    Looks great Andrew! Really digging that rear bumper, if only I could come up with a design of my own.
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    Very nice body work.

    Are you sure those "embedded" strikers stick out enough? Mines are just tall enough to reach the doors and I can even space them out further (towards door).
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    Thanks guys. Adam, I'm looking forward to seeing your widebody 818 in paint.

    Frank, the strikers work where they're at.
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    Painted the black parts black...


    Also got my machined parts for the wing uprights.


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    That is one solid mount!
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    Letting the parts cure in the sun. There is a small amount of blue metallic in this black. It was Honda Accord black.





    Here's a shot out of direct sunlight

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    Looks great Andrew! Sorry I keep calling you Adam. I dunno WTF my issue is!

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    No worries on the name switch. I've been called worse!

    Put 30 miles on it today. Still have plenty of work to do, but she's back to driving. Still stinks of exhaust every now and then, even with all of the venting out the back and huge side scoops. I have two small areas, where the door latch brackets are located, to seal up. Otherwise there should be no easy path, unless it's just coming over the top of the panels. Exhaust relocation is in my future, but I was hoping to go center mounted with the wing. I'm going to reconsider.

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    Car looks great! It's interesting to me that so many people are getting exhaust smell in the cabin. My exhaust exits next to the transmission (roughly the same spot as yours) and after 300ish miles I have never smelled any exhaust....some burning oil that got on the headers, but no exhaust.

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    Wow that looks incredible!!!

    RE exhaust in cabin, you may recall my struggles with this, and the three different exhaust setups I tried to find the one that worked. With no hard-top, I found that the only place you can have the exhaust exit and not pull fumes into the cabin is behind the tire. Next to the transmission didn't work, nor did having it dump inside and slightly behind the tire. From my experience, the fumes aren't seeping into the cabin from the engine bay, they are getting pulled upwards over the rear bumper then forward over the trunk lid and engine cover and into the cabin.

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    The exhaust coming over the engine/trunk lid seems like the most obvious conclusion at this point. I remember behind your tire was the best location for you. That's what I'm going to aim for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    huge side scoops.
    I must be missing something. Your side scoops are OEM FFR, you call them big? It's relative I know, just curious to know what's a "huge" side scoop for you.

    That hood... that hood... yeah THAT HOOD!!!!! lolll
    Drool!

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    you may recall my struggles with this
    F yeah!!!! loll

    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    The exhaust coming over the engine/trunk lid seems like the most obvious conclusion at this point. I remember behind your tire was the best location for you. That's what I'm going to aim for.
    How about trying a plexiglass covering all the rollbar area? No one has tried that (or aluminum but plexi makes you see through) yet AFAIK and I'm very very interested to know how it turns out.
    Never thought of becoming a pioneer in that area as well? You could test it with simple cardboard first as a mock-up or any other easy and quick material.
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    Frank, my scoops are much larger than standard.

    The plexiglass seems like it would be worth a try.
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    A lot if not all of the newer convertibles use some sort of "wind blocker". A lot of different materials are used too. https://www.google.com/search?q=conv...&client=safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    Frank, my scoops are much larger than standard.
    Then the picture doesn't give justice, I'd swear your side scoops are standard FFR...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    The plexiglass seems like it would be worth a try.
    Yeah that's what I have in mind for the future, that and/or a deflector wing at the top of windshield like the Porsche 918.
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    New exhaust is all tacked up. The muffler is below the transmission. I also added an electric cutout. I still want to relocate my turbo so this is somewhat temporary.



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    Looking awesome Andrew. Those exhaust exits should work very well from a fumes standpoint. You won't get any fumes in the cabin.

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    Thanks! I would say it nearly eliminated the smell. Still get a wiff very rarely. I need to try the plexiglass.

    This was with the cutout closed.

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    Check my thread. I added the lexan covering the roll bar area and eliminated almost all of the exhaust fumes.
    I have pics there
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