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    Wow. Those pics sure make my back shop look dirty. Time to clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael everson View Post
    Wow. Those pics sure make my back shop look dirty. Time to clean up.
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    Oooops!

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    Day 13

    We're starting to run out of things to do, today was fitting the drivers side exhaust working with the cat converter….finally ended up shaving the spacer down at an angle to get the parallel look to the body, so we packed her up to get her ready for the final fitment of doors, trunk, and hood by the body/paint guy (Mike)….probably won't see her till Thursday or Friday……



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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigS View Post
    Before you buy them verify that the 17 in Halibrands will clear. My 17 inch Bullits clear but that clearance is not enough for a stick-on wheel weight. If you buy a salvage rear suspension, get one w/ brakes. Mine has the vented rotors which 'I think" means it came from a V8 car and they work very well as does the built-in parking brake.
    Turns out you were right Craig, we ended up shaving at a 45 degree angle some of the caliper….there's space but not enough to make me comfortable with it…..

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    Day 15 Got her back from body shop….Part I

    Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find that our body/painter guy (Mike) only needed a couple of evenings to fit the body; so we picked her up yesterday and got back to "gettin r done"….


    Finalizing the insulation




    Mike finishing up the wiring for the engine and dash…..

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    Day 15 Got her back from body shop….Part II

    Finally got the carpet done today……trans console came out really nice, plan on framing the edges with black powder coat…





    Was hoping to have the navigation console installed with the stereo playing by days end; didn't happen

    Oh well, as they say "tomorrow is another day"…. actually I won't get back to it till Monday….. still waiting for 2 gauges from speed hut…they sure take a long time….Mike thinks engine start by Tuesday

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    Day 16

    Got a picture from the body guy, looks like he's really close to painting her….



    Tried to finish up the wiring; had some hiccups but resolved them after a bit of troubleshooting;….by days end we had our first start!….not sure how to upload the video since its not a photo from photo bucket…. any help would be appreciated…..

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    looking good! For videos I just ended up posting them on youtube and copying a link to post here. That seemed to be the easiest way I could come up with to do it.
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    Day 17…..

    Big day yesterday! Trailer finally arrived…. its set up for both my roadster and my HD……



    Things are slowing down now since everything is almost done; just finishing up some of the wiring and testing all of the functions…so far other than a faulty relay things are going well…. body goes in this weekend for paint!

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    Day 18….

    Well, we finished all we can do now…have a go-kart with no body……managed to finish off the trailer, came out nice…. hopefully body will be ready by next weekend….




    last little bit of bling…..


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    Been following your build, how is it going?


    two questions...

    1. What is the Grey felt like stuff in your trunk floor, looks nice.

    2. How long did it take you to fit the windshield and the mounting posts? That's next on my list.
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    Waiting for paint…..

    Quote Originally Posted by mcwho View Post
    Been following your build, how is it going?


    two questions...

    1. What is the Grey felt like stuff in your trunk floor, looks nice.

    2. How long did it take you to fit the windshield and the mounting posts? That's next on my list.
    The felt is lined with insulation to act as a heat barrier and sound proof, not sure of the name of the product but I'll ask Mike ….the windshield took about an hour of getting it place, having the right angle to it, and then tightening the bolts down….. hope this helps….Rick

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    Mcwho. Here is the product I used to line the trunk.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Day 19 Time for Alignment

    Mike testing the brakes…..



    Off she goes to get her alignment…..


    Body expected back from paint this weekend, can't wait…she's almost done!

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    Paint!!!!

    She's finally painted, yeah! Hopefully we get to reassemble her Monday….


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    Isn't it a little ironic. Working for Department Of Defence in "counter drug and air defence".... And now you're flying along like the rest of us, addicted to the build. Wait till it's complete. You'll be addicted to the driving experience.

    Nice job.

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    Re-Assembly!

    Finally got her back this morning, only the body though. The doors and hood, trunk are promised for tomorrow morning….



    So, back in the garage to put her together…..



    Roll Bars are in!


    Ok, so windshield in…. nothing more to do till tomorrow….she looks beautiful!!! Ah! A dream coming true

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    Dash Photo

    Forgot to post the dash photo!


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