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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt.Gator View Post
    I love your setup table!
    Thanks! It's one of the Strong Hand Build Pro tables, and it is my favorite thing in the shop. They have all kinds of different sizes and options, and they continue to add to the fixturing accessories. I use it for more non-welding projects than I would have ever predicted. Just the fact that it is a flat/true surface comes in handy all the time. I could go on and on about it.

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    The body is coming together. Dzus brackets for the rear fenders at the crossmember:

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    The front fenders have been difficult, but I am overcoming. The rear of the front fenders presented the most challenging bracket-making problem. The fenders are not symmetrical (this is the new nose), so I felt slotted brackets were required to give myself the best chance of getting the hood to fit.

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    Trying to figure out the windshield cowl. It is resting on the round tube at the top, yet there is a good 1" gap between the bottom flange and the frame where it would ideally attach. On the S, the flange attaches directly to the square tubes under the hood. Not sure I've seen any other R builders specifically address this.

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    Finally, the wing is here! Very exciting. These APR wings are super nice. I'm envisioning a wing mount system that will incorporate a hinge for the rear of the engine decklid. I know that sounds confusing, but it works perfectly in my mind. The joined decklid pieces are going to be too cumbersome to lift off and put back on by one person without constantly slamming it into the rollbar tubes. The hinge weight should be minimal with the wing structure providing all the support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach34 View Post
    Trying to figure out the windshield cowl. It is resting on the round tube at the top, yet there is a good 1" gap between the bottom flange and the frame where it would ideally attach. On the S, the flange attaches directly to the square tubes under the hood. Not sure I've seen any other R builders specifically address this.

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    I had the same issue. I just cut off the lip on the bottom of the cowl and made simple brackets to connect with the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach34 View Post
    Finally, the wing is here! Very exciting. These APR wings are super nice.

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    They are quality pieces. I have the GT-250 67", looks like you got the same!
    MK3.1 Roadster completed 2011
    818R built with EZ36R H6 completed 2018

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    Thanks for those pictures of the cowl - just what I was looking for. Looks good.

    Yep, 67" wing. Anxious to start on the support structure for it.

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