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    More progress made on my GTM : )

    9/25/2010

    My wife and I made a quick run up to Greensboro to visit Whitby Motorcars. The Hood, Doors, and Hatch are "On the car and Swinging" as Jeff says.

    It was good to see that some progress has been made. Everything lines up well, and the Gaps look good.







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    9/25/2010

    I am happy with the hood alignment, and the gaps in the sections where the hood and body meet, behind the wheels. Very neat and clean.





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    GTM #0081

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by David Borden
    Congrats man... Its looking really good!! No doubt Jeff will take good care of you!

    David

    Thanks Dave.

    I'm really not worried whether or not it'll turn out well. I can look around the shop at any time and see that I'll be happy with the results. Right now this has become a re-learning experience for me. I am learning how to TRY to controll my patience. I used to have tons of it, before Allan let me drive his GTM. Now I'm spoiled for anything else...
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Quote:
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    Your a tease!

    LOL!!! Sorry Buddy. Just sharing info as I get it. Yep! I subscribe to the "trickle-up" theory. So I'll send the sentiment to Jeff.

    I'm in Connecticut this week. So Imagine how hard it is to hear how great your car looks, knowing that you can't drive over to take a look.
    (Not to mention that I'm a little worried about getting stuck here due to the Snow storm that's coming through).
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Jeff is coming today to pick up the Chassis to take it back to his shop, and mount the body, as well as a short list of things that I am going to ask them to do...



    He sent a couple of pictures of the paint. As I understand, the paint has not been cut and buffed.





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    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    The Stig,
    Just beautiful......... Can't wait to see it on the frame with everything mounted....

    R/s
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    Quote Originally Posted by VD2021 View Post
    The Stig,
    Just beautiful......... Can't wait to see it on the frame with everything mounted....

    R/s
    Vidal
    Thanks Buddy! I can't wait either!
    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Sweet! Beautiful paint. You are going to have one awesome car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaragos View Post
    Sweet! Beautiful paint. You are going to have one awesome car!
    Thank you! I've always loved midnight blue paint on a sleek car. I've seen Jeff's work on quite a few cars, and knew that he would do a great job with it. He brought the rear wing (The one that Shane Vacek sells), and all I can say is that the pictures obviously don't do it justice.

    I was wrong about the cut/buff. The hood that you see in the pictures above, has had the first buff. The Body hasn't. That's still being done.



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    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Thanks for letting us be a part of your build. Thanks for all of the hospitality last night too. It is always good to see ya'll.
    We were talking about hillbilly dialect last so I just had to say ya'll.
    Thanks
    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Collins View Post
    Thanks for letting us be a part of your build. Thanks for all of the hospitality last night too. It is always good to see ya'll.
    We were talking about hillbilly dialect last so I just had to say ya'll.
    LOL! I say ya'll so much that I wouldn't have even notice had you not mentioned the Hillbilly Dialect thing from last night.
    The Stig

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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Boy, that looks great.
    Steve K
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    drooling

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    Quote Originally Posted by riptide motorsport View Post
    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by c6_rob View Post
    drooling
    Thanks Guys. The good comments are really appreciated.
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Hey Stig, still meeting me and the gang Tomorrow night? With $14.00 top shelf pitchers of marqueritas better bring a designated driver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fact5racer View Post
    Hey Stig, still meeting me and the gang Tomorrow night? With $14.00 top shelf pitchers of marqueritas better bring a designated driver!
    We'll be there.
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Saw the body today.

    The pictures are pretty clear, and they look nice.

    We had dinner with Gary Cheney, Sasha, and a few of his Moto-x buddies last night. Had Great Food, Great Margaritas, and a Great time!
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Sanded. Cut. Buffed.







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    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Mike
    Just gorgeous.
    Did you get your Kooks ceramic coated?
    Bet you cannot wait.
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    Hi Bob. Thanks! And yes, I had the entire exhaust system ceramic coated inside and out; (Headers, Cats, and Cross Pipe). I am hoping that it will cut down some of the engine bay heat.
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Paint looks great! Looking forward to seeing the final assembly.

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    Great to see you yesterday, Rick said to tell you hello. Busy day in the shop today, lots of folks came by, a young Marine wanting a GTM and a former roadster owner ready to move on to a a 33. Rick picked up some parts and checked out your build, then the Mustang club came by. Good day all around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Collins View Post
    Great to see you yesterday, Rick said to tell you hello. Busy day in the shop today, lots of folks came by, a young Marine wanting a GTM and a former roadster owner ready to move on to a a 33. Rick picked up some parts and checked out your build, then the Mustang club came by. Good day all around
    I hope they enjoyed seeing it.
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    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Mike...As Jeff said, I was there today picking up some parts but I also wanted to see your build. Seeing an assembled GTM before the body goes on is worth a thousand pictures. My hat's off to you for a quality build. The body work and paint that Whitby did is awesome too. The color is great. It exudes understated aggressiveness if that makes sense.

    Jeff...I'm guessing that my $5 is safe. You ran out of time before you had a chance to put that evaporator in the Mustang didn't you? Either that or you got it in but didn't get home until about 10:00 at night. You know what they say about the best laid plans .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Williams View Post
    Mike... Seeing an assembled GTM before the body goes on is worth a thousand pictures. My hat's off to you for a quality build. The body work and paint that Whitby did is awesome too. The color is great. It exudes understated aggressiveness if that makes sense.
    Thanks Rick.

    I really appreciate your comments about the the Chassis. And actually, "Understated Aggressiveness" is exactly what my goal has been for this car since I decided to build it. So for you to say that really makes me feel that I'm on the right track.

    I can't wait to see it mounted to the chassis.
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    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    I'll have to buy you a burger at the Autofair Rick. I think you can still get a burger there for 5.00. With all the company Saturday I didn't finish the Mustang. The truth is it was 75 degrees and the ACC tournament was in town so the Mustang never really had a chance. Thanks for the kind words guys we really do enjoy what we get to do.
    Thanks
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    I suspected that when I saw the color that was meant for the GTM, I would know it - Indigo Ink Pearl. That looks amazing. Nice choice and great looking build. What's your price tag on that job from Whitby's? Offline PM if you prefer. Thanks for showing it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreabrown View Post
    I suspected that when I saw the color that was meant for the GTM, I would know it - Indigo Ink Pearl. That looks amazing. Nice choice and great looking build. What's your price tag on that job from Whitby's? Offline PM if you prefer. Thanks for showing it off.
    Hi Dreabrown,

    I can tell you what I was quoted for the work that Jeff & the guys at Whitby's are doing for me, but I'm not sure whether or not it would apply directly to another GTM, unless you're doing a Gen-I GTM, and he is doing ALL body and paint. I've also asked Jeff to do a list of other things for me as well, which will bump the price up a bit.

    I can tell you that to have the body of a GTM worked and painted costs considerably more than any of the other Factory Five bodies. I'm not sure how the new Gen II body will translate into paint & bodywork $$ yet. It's supposed to be easier to work out, resulting lower costs, but only time will tell.

    My suggestion is that you give them a call, and let them know what you're planning.

    (PM Sent).
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Is this the one they had at Autofair in Charlotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudd33 View Post
    Is this the one they had at Autofair in Charlotte
    LOL! Not yet. The pictures that you see here were taken last week. I would love for it to be shown at the Autofair this year, but I'm not sure if it can be ready in time.

    Jeff built a car for a customer in California, that was very similar.
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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Quote Originally Posted by VD2021 View Post
    The Stig,
    Just beautiful......... Can't wait to see it on the frame with everything mounted....

    R/s
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    Stig,
    I was taking another look at the paint. It almost looks good enough to eat....Or maybe I'm just hungry...
    R/s
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    Quote Originally Posted by VD2021 View Post
    Stig,
    I was taking another look at the paint. It almost looks good enough to eat....Or maybe I'm just hungry...
    LOL!!! Thanks Vidal! I appreciate it.

    I find myself coming back to this thread all the time, just to look at it. I'm pretty pumped about it.
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    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Speaking of good enough to eat we had some spaghetti pictures of Stig's car yesterday, but it looks better today,
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Collins View Post
    Speaking of good enough to eat we had some spaghetti pictures of Stig's car yesterday, but it looks better today,
    Yes you did!

    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Collins View Post
    Speaking of good enough to eat we had some spaghetti pictures of Stig's car yesterday, but it looks better today,
    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    Yes you did!

    That's just a sign of progress.

    Jeff,
    On my last visit up north(NC) I drove by your shop in hopes that you were open. My Mother-in-law lives there and we're there every summer. Maybe this year I'll make it by while you're open.
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    I think Jeff likes the new Carbon Fiber Engine Cover...

    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Ouch!!!

    I just went ahead and bought the Gen 1 Splitter and Side Rocker Extensions for the GTM.

    $900.00 stings a bit... I kept waiting to see if they would have another discount on them, but time is running out and I had to open the wallet.

    I guess I'll be loving them next week after the "sticker shock" wears off.
    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    Ouch!!!

    I just went ahead and bought the Gen 1 Splitter and Side Rocker Extensions for the GTM.

    $900.00 stings a bit... I kept waiting to see if they would have another discount on them, but time is running out and I had to open the wallet.

    I guess I'll be loving them next week after the "sticker shock" wears off.
    Yeah. That's how I felt when I initially called to get a Gen1 Diffuser, but Patti worked a good price for me.

    Splitters/Rockers.... I'd rather have an update on your GTM......What's the latest?
    Last edited by VD2021; 04-29-2011 at 11:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VD2021 View Post
    Yeah. That's how I felt when I initially called to get a Gen1 Diffuser, but patti worked a good price for me.

    Splitters/Rockers.... I'd rather have an update on your GTM......What's the latest?
    I guess I should have talked to Patti. I Spoke to Brian, and he wasn't interested in talking about a price reduction.

    Update on the car:

    I am driving up to Greensboro in about an hour. I have to take some parts to Jeff.

    He had mentioned (last week) that he thought the body would be on the car this week. That'd be pretty cool to see.

    If so, I'll take some pictures and post.

    It's coming along though.
    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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