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    First Show!

    Well the Car is cleaned prepped and ready to hit up its first show and public un-veiling, It will be at the London speed and custom car show this weekend Mar 18-19 in London Ontario Canada, I have been getting a lot of emails in the area from clubs and people interested in the car. come and see it!

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    I will post show picks later after set up this afternoon.

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    Sweet! Quite the milestone, have fun.
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    Awesome, congrats! Hope the show is great. Get lots of pics. I remember my first show... trailered it there while still in go-kart stage hah. I just couldn't wait.

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    Those panel gaps are zero!


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    Good luck and have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindsight View Post
    ... I remember my first show... trailered it there while still in go-kart stage hah. I just couldn't wait.
    We did the same with our 818S last fall. We really wanted to show it off and knew the weather was about to turn so we made sure we made one of the last good (but cold) Cars & Coffee weekends.

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    She's pretty much complete now, we're looking forward to getting to the first warm weekend to show it off at Cars and Coffee again. We'll still have to trailer it, though, as it won't be titled by then.

    I was thinking a car show in Ontario in March is an optimistic choice, then I looked it up and saw that it is an indoor show.

    Hope the show goes well and I'm eager to hear how it's received.

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    I like that crazy turbo bracket. It pretty much says "yeah, we could, so we did, and it's awesome".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechie3 View Post
    I like that crazy turbo bracket. It pretty much says "yeah, we could, so we did, and it's awesome".
    Pretty much.

    The intercooler has a similar bracket now.

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    it in and all set up! Its funny as soon as it came off the trailer a guy drove up in his jeep and said " is that an 818"

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    Shiny! Looks great!
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    Looks great. I'm hoping to make it out to the show this weekend.

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    Beautiful. You can be very proud! Have fun this weekend knowing that you are one of the very few there who built his own car.
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    Car looks great! Good luck with the show.

    I look forward to hearing how it went.

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    Great looking car, love the color
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    looks great!

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    We this weekend was a huge succses! I got a lot of great feedback on the car and a lot of people could not believe it was a Kit car most people had no idea what it was of what was factory five was! LOL
    I made a lot of friends and met some good contacts. I am looking forward to the summer.

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    Awesome, the car looks great!

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    Congrats! the 818 is still a mystery to most folks. But most like it a lot.

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    Great job, looking very nice.
    The double hoops are cool. The hood and engine cover hinges give it an exotic flavor.
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    I with Bob, nice work and detail and admire what you have done with the interior.

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    awesome! exposed muffler looks very lotus like +++ and the engine cover looks great.
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    Car looked great at the show. Very clean and well thought out. Congrats! For sure something to be very proud of. My daughter kept asking if we were going to build one!

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    One of my favorite builds! Looks great.
    If your going to do a lot of shows, you might consider a hideaway license plate. https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Powe.../dp/B001TLLZ4E

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    Your car looks awesome, and is a great inspiration! Congrats' on the showing.
    *nice that you get a "bonus digit" on your plates.

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    I did think about the hidden plate but I ended up using the plate to help support the front lip of my for show and no go front splitter. I figured if you have to have it make it apart of something.

    Hey Londonbrewer anytime you want to come out to have a closer look at the car again please feel free and if your call sign really does have anything to do with brewing beer you can bring some of that! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpyguy View Post
    I did think about the hidden plate but I ended up using the plate to help support the front lip of my for show and no go front splitter. I figured if you have to have it make it apart of something.

    Hey Londonbrewer anytime you want to come out to have a closer look at the car again please feel free and if your call sign really does have anything to do with brewing beer you can bring some of that! LOL
    Will do. Do want to come out and have a closer look. And I'm sure I can help out with some beer... That's never an issue with my line of work.

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    I guess someone made a video of my car

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cia8jaAUjP8

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    is a steering wheel upgrade on the "upgrade one day" list?
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    I was thinking about it, currently this one is cheaper and looks OEM.

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    I really like the exposed muffler

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