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    Body on #8955 for first time.

    The first fit trial last week revealed some trimming of the rear lower rear trunk panel needed 3/4" taken off, and the rear lower corners of the body valence needed 1" scooped out to allow the body to go forward without hitting the gas tank. The body slipped on without too much coercion last night. This is the first time I am attempting to post pictures, thank you Phileas_fogg. I'll have to download videos off the phone with a cable, pics take forever from phone



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    She Looks Fantastic! Congrats!
    Dave
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    Looks great congrats!!
    Just curious #8955 would indicate an MK4 but I thought the black body cars were MK3. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Looks great congrats!!
    Just curious #8955 would indicate an MK4 but I thought the black body cars were MK3. Am I missing something?
    It's the FIA bodies which are black.
    The chassis is the same for both car models. (FIA/289 & 427/Roadster Styles)
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-19-2017 at 06:18 PM.

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    Ah ha. Thanks Steve. That clears it up
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16
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    Man, that FIA looks GOOD!

    I bet you're getting pretty excited now that it really looks like a car!


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    Looking great. Love seeing everyone's progress. Bet you can't wait to get on down the road with it.
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    Thanks, I am looking forward to driving it, but going to take the time to do it right. Still having a difficult time finding the right shade of burgandy. My wife and I are stopping to look at everything we see in parking and ar lots.

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    PeteH,

    That's looking good ! I am a bit ahead of you as I put the body on about a year ago, slowly getting ready for paint. I have been driving around the Neighborhood. How long ago did the FIA kit arrive?

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    We picked it up Sept 10th 16 from FF in Wareham. Wife & I made a marathon road trip out of it from NW Ohio. Started assembly the following week. Hope to fit hood, doors, trunk and windshield soon to see how everything aligns, that will be the most challenging part I think. The fill/block process will be the somewhat easier part. I am hoping to have it ready for paint by next fall. I'll do the painting/wetsand/buff process and hope to have next winter for final assembly. When the weather breaks in early 2018, I'll be retired and ready to enjoy!! That is if all goes well as planned.

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