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    Got a few things done today. I made a cover for the coolant lines and hoses in the tunnel area. With this and my vented lower panel from VRaptor Works I will hopefully avoid excess heat in this area, I also made a close out panel in the passenger area and engine turned the motor side of the rear cockpit panels.

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    Started on the doors. I have most of the frames done and the window tracks. I still have to figure out the latch area. I also installed the Vette CV's and boots.

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    After hearing from FFR and Shane at VRaptor I am going to put off doing any more on the doors till I have the body on the car. I did get to pick up my 4 parts from Cutting Edge Hydrographics today. Very pleased with the outcome. Here is some pics.

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    Not to much to report. I did figure out how to wire up my Vette power mirrors to a Saturn Vue switch I got out of the bone yard. I also had my front splitter, grille, rear grille and diffuser vents powder coated gloss black. I then sanded of the leading edge of the front grille and then clear coated it. I really like how it came out.

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    I just had to set the grille in the front opening. Wow! I really like it vs the mesh. Thanks Shane at VRaptor.

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    Today I rough cut out the openings for the front louvers.

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    Anyone who really knows me knows I love to look for bargains at U-Pull-It boneyards,LOL. I found this spoiler from a Chevy Impala for $18.17. I really like how it looks on the car. I think once I drill the 4 holes for the mounting studs it will lay almost completely flat on the car. Really changes the look of the rear IMO.

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    Good eye. Now did you go there knowing the length needed ,or did you just eyeball it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynntuna View Post
    Good eye. Now did you go there knowing the length needed ,or did you just eyeball it.
    I knew it had to be between 50-60 inches in width. I took a tape measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Anyone who really knows me knows I love to look for bargains at U-Pull-It boneyards,LOL. I found this spoiler from a Chevy Impala for $18.17. I really like how it looks on the car. I think once I drill the 4 holes for the mounting studs it will lay almost completely flat on the car. Really changes the look of the rear IMO.

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    Had a few hours this morning to work on the GTM. I did a rough cutout of the rear screens. I set the screen inside just for an idea of what it will look like. I will do the final detail sanding later in the project. I am going crazy waiting on my drive train. Should all be here in 2-3 weeks I hope, LOL. I also drilled the 4 mounting holes for the rear spoiler. Looks like it should have cost me more than $18.17. LOL.

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    She's coming along nicely! I like the rear screen, although there is some ugly rectangular thing in the middle of it. I can't make out what it says, other than it looks like it is an advertisement for an animal zoo or something about a alligator farm or something. It is really ugly!! HA

    I really like the rear spoiler! What a great find! Good for you for bringing that home with you. The vent screens really look sharp, and add a nice touch.

    Keep up the great work Sir!

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    Sorta running out of stuff to do while waiting on the drivetrain. I did wire up the tail lights for weather-pac connectors and tested the lights. Also mocked up the fuel filler install.

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    I have not worked much on the GTM as of late. I had some work to do on a customer MK4 and get my MK4 ready for some car shows. I did pick up my long block from being rebuilt by Rollins Speed shop last Friday. Besides going thru the whole thing I had upgraded the entire valve train and heads were ported. I hope to start assembling it Monday. I also ordered more louvers from VRaptor Speed-works. They look like they will be a lot better than the kit ones IMO. Here is some pics.

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    Today i started putting stuff back on the engine. I have to go get a tensioner pulley for the A/C yet. I installed the VRaptor tension kit and Alt idler kit. Though it is looking like a LS1, LOL.

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    I won't be posting for about a week. A good friend of mine is having a real tough time in his life and I am going up to visit with him for a few days to help him out. See you all when I get back. TW
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    I am back at it today. I installed the engine, hooked up the A/C hoses, coolant hoses and started on the engine wiring harness. Coming along nicely.

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    Last 2 days I only had mornings to work on the GTM. I notched the frame where the A/C compressor electric connector is. I can see how the motor may rock enough to break this off. I notched the frame and welded in a plate. Plenty of room now. I then mocked up the engine cover brackets. I ended up using 1/4" spacers to get the correct height so nothing hits. Cover looks way better than the intake and coils, IMO. I also ran my engine wiring in the rear area. I mounted the ECU and Tac module down in this area and then the PSI harness fuse panel in the top. I will make a plate to seal off the rest of the open space.

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    Tom thanks for giving us another great build to watch.

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    Got a lot done today. First I cut out the front louver area for the oversized units from VRaptor. Then I wired up the final A/C wiring to the trinary switch and compressor clutch. Also wired up the cruise control, engine ECU and PSI stand alone harness. So much neater than using the Vette harness, IMO. I made some covers for the rear fuse box area and where I mounted the ECU and Tac module. I need to engine turn them next. I also had to just temporarily hook up the cold air tubes to see how they fit over the fuse box area. Looks very cool. IMO.

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    Not much to report on. I have been working on the wiring. I have 95% of the engine harness wired and installed 2 fan relays and wired the 2 radiator fans up. Nothing to really take photos of. Hoping to get a word on my transaxle stuff by 5/31/17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Not much to report on. I have been working on the wiring. I have 95% of the engine harness wired and installed 2 fan relays and wired the 2 radiator fans up. Nothing to really take photos of. Hoping to get a word on my transaxle stuff by 5/31/17.
    Thanks for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by adubbelde View Post
    Thanks for nothing

    OK, shame me into posting some pics, LOL.

    Here is the fan relays and I did mount the fuel tanks. I had to replace the passenger side fuel pump/sender unit. The donor one had a bad wiper on the level sender. I plumbed the fuel lines to the filter and fuel rail. I insulated the tank area for rubbing. Still have to install the line between the tanks on the bottom and make a vent system to a charcoal canister.

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    This forum really needs a "like " button

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