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Thread: 3/17/2018 complete date for my MK4......delivery by April!

  1. #81
    One more observation. My front hubs are Tq to 250 so they are secure I do notice that they are free moving touching nothing but each revolution I hear a clunk from each one? Like it is hitting something. You can hear it in the frame.....any concerns you think?
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  2. #82
    Am I the only one that has a noise in their hubs? Lol.......
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  3. #83
    No noises in my hubs. If it's not hitting anything, its gotta be in the bearings and races...
    ---Boyd---
    MkIV #9042 build thread
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    Plan: 427W-X, TKO600, Moser 3.55 rear.
    Delivered Feb 2017, first start Oct 22, 2017, first go-cart Mar 26, 2018

  4. #84
    Call me stupid........I was spinning the rotor with only one bolt holding it in place. As snug as it was it was moving each rotation, clanking against the hub so slightly. I put another lug on the rotor to snug both sides and we have quiet!!!!!!

    I know........I know.........like I said, stupid!
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  5. #85
    Ok....so the build id going well. Will be uploading more progress shots. Here is my question. I am up to drilling out the last panel before I bring all the panels to be powder coated. Some are done and they look great. The only panel that is giving me a little bit of struggle is the back panel behind the seats. Anyone have trouble with it? I can't get it to sit down enough. I've attached two pics showing the lower tab of the rear interior (drivers side) panel and the weld it is hitting. This is causing the panel to be sitting up about an 1/8". Should I grind out the weld and use POR15 on it or notch out the aluminum where it is hitting. Just wanted opinions and to see if anyone has had a problem with the back panel.

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    Thanks,

    Steve
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  6. #86
    I had to trim a few panels for best fit. I personally found it much easier to trim them than grind a weld.
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    I had to trim a few panels for best fit. I personally found it much easier to trim them than grind a weld.
    X2. Generally I trim the aluminum vs. the weld. For the location you're describing, just enlarge the notch as necessary.
    Build 1: Mk3 Roadster #5125. Sold 11/08/2014.
    Build 2: Mk4 Roadster #7750. Sold 04/10/2017. #7750 Build Thread
    Build 3: Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8674. 03 of 20. 2015 crate Coyote, 2015 IRS. Legal 04/18/2017. #8674 Build Thread
    Build 4: Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe #59. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread

  8. #88
    Would it be out of the question to have to re-bend the tab? I notched the aluminum, still need more drop. If I made the tab, a little longer it would allow the back to sit in better. Drop down further. I could raise the other side up to I suppose. Im probably overthinking as once it gets Dynamat and carpet who can tell anyway. Are you sealing all the seams once completed with a bead of silicone to avoid any water to come in? I am placing silicone where the panels get rivets but was figuring on running a bead with my finger on all interior seams.....thoughts? Very neat of course!
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by stevant View Post
    Would it be out of the question to have to re-bend the tab? I notched the aluminum, still need more drop. If I made the tab, a little longer it would allow the back to sit in better. Drop down further. I could raise the other side up to I suppose. Im probably overthinking as once it gets Dynamat and carpet who can tell anyway. Are you sealing all the seams once completed with a bead of silicone to avoid any water to come in? I am placing silicone where the panels get rivets but was figuring on running a bead with my finger on all interior seams.....thoughts? Very neat of course!
    6061 doesn't like to be bent, straightened and then re-bent. Especially a pretty tight 90 degree bend like that one. May or may not be successful. It could easily work harden and crack. Check the overall positioning of the part. I've found those bends to be pretty accurate. But I agree. Don't overthink it. That area is behind the seats and if it isn't perfect, only you will know it. (Easy for me to say... I often spend way too much time on stuff that's never seen.)

    If you're putting silicone or some type of adhesive on the panels as you rivet them in, no need to add additional unless there's an obvious opening or crack. You'll have some. Around the seat belt tabs, around the footbox tubes, etc. Typically it takes more than just a bead of something. Aluminum tape works well. Some make up small patch pieces from aluminum. I used Marine-Tex epoxy putty on #8674. Worked great, but is maybe overkill.
    Build 1: Mk3 Roadster #5125. Sold 11/08/2014.
    Build 2: Mk4 Roadster #7750. Sold 04/10/2017. #7750 Build Thread
    Build 3: Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8674. 03 of 20. 2015 crate Coyote, 2015 IRS. Legal 04/18/2017. #8674 Build Thread
    Build 4: Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe #59. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread

  10. #90
    I have not posted much as I've been busy but have made progress with a few things. My Koni's finally came but unfortunately my kit did not come with any retainer clips for the coil-over caps. Spoke with Dan at FFR who is sending me four clips so I can finally mount my shocks.....progress!! I had ordered the dash panel from FFR but did not realize it was plastic with vinyl covering. I decided, after looking at others, to order a blank panel and create the competition layout that Paul did. In fact he was nice enough to share his dimensions which was a great starting point for me. I also had to make my own glovebox. Thanks to others who have posted great detail and photos of how they did it, I kind of followed suit and was able to create my own. Here are several pics of my glove box build.

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    I'm now in the process of making my door.............
    Last edited by stevant; 05-13-2018 at 08:19 PM.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  11. #91
    Nice work. Looking good!
    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

  12. #92
    I forgot to post my radiator install and my rear brake lines. No major difference than others but want not show what was done........

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    I'm going with a Hydroboost setup from Mike Forte so once I receive I will move forward with my brakes and hopefully get started on my pedal box. Gas tank install should be ready to go this week along with the rest of my panels going over to the powder coating company.
    Last edited by stevant; 05-14-2018 at 12:06 AM.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  13. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by Straversi View Post
    Nice work. Looking good!
    -Steve

    Thank you Steve.....appreciate your help also!!
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  14. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by stevant View Post
    I have not posted much as I've been busy but have made progress with a few things. My Koni's finally came but unfortunately my kit did not come with any retainer clips for the coil-over caps. Spoke with Dan at FFR who is sending me four clips so I can finally mount my shocks.....progress!! I had ordered the dash panel from FFR but did not realize it was plastic with vinyl covering. I decided, after looking at others, to order a blank panel and create the competition layout that Paul did. In fact he was nice enough to share his dimensions which was a great starting point for me. I also had to make my own glovebox. Thanks to others who have posted great detail and photos of how they did it, I kind of followed suit and was able to create my own. Here are several pics of my glove box build.

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    I'm now in the process of making my door.............
    That looks fantastic, Steve. I wish I had that kind of fabrication skill.

    Dave
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

    My Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...ter-Build-9754

  15. #95
    Thank you Dave.......I was nervous taking it on but happy so far with the results.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  16. #96
    I decided, after looking at others, to order a blank panel and create the competition layout that Paul did. In fact he was nice enough to share his dimensions which was a great starting point for me. I also had to make my own glovebox. Thanks to others who have posted great detail and photos of how they did it, I kind of followed suit and was able to create my own. Here are several pics of my glove box build.

    Looking great my friend!
    Would you mind sharing your glovebox specs also as I am doing the same thing with the blank dash and would like to get a head start on the glovebox.

    Thanks
    Jimmy

  17. #97
    Hey Jimmy.......I could send you a pattern out of some flashing if you want to use as a template? Let me know if that would help.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  18. #98
    I made a little progress last night. Installed my gas tank along with my couplers for the body mounts. Don't want to take the tank out to mount the body. I used 7/16-14 couplers. I also started running braided fuel line from my pump to the filter. I actually enjoy making the lengths of braided line. Tomorrow I will run my SS fuel lines if time permits. My shocks finally came in so my suspension is getting buttoned up. Still waiting for my 15" wheels from FFR. We are not too far from a rolling chassis. I'm making a template for my glove box door. Once my .040 aluminum comes in I'll make the door and hinge it to the glove box. I'll disassemble when it comes time to wrap in leather. Speaking of which once I order my hide I can work on my cutouts for my gauges. Picked up my battery box from powder coating, this guys work is excellent. Mounted it to the front X-member. Dropped off some of the bigger panels to him also today. Making Progress!!!

    Here are some pics:

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    Last edited by stevant; 05-15-2018 at 09:10 PM.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  19. #99
    That would be awesome

  20. #100
    PM me your address and I’ll send it out. I’ll cut one out today.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  21. #101
    I was able to run the fuel lines tonight. I know I will probably have to move them to work on the panels and so but at least they are all bent and the clips are mounted so going back together should be easy. Here are pics of how I ran my lines. I used all SS lines and clips. 3/8 feed and return for my Walbro 255 setup. Definitely getting good use out of my bending tool!! Awaiting my big vent kit from Breeze, then I'll be completing my charcoal canister.

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    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  22. #102
    Looks great, Steve!

    Dave
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

    My Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...ter-Build-9754

  23. #103
    Thanks Dave!!
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  24. #104
    Thank you again Dave for sending me a sample of your leather. I received it today. A generous size piece I may add. Now I can see what holes I have to make in my dash. I drilled a 2-1/8" hole for my smaller gauges, wrapped the leather and it was perfect for the gauge. Slipped in nice with ever so slightly room. I used a hole saw, but tomorrow I will try again with my circle cutter. I might want to make it even snugger!!

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    Looking good!!
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  25. #105
    Continued making progress on my glove box. Completed my door using two pieces of .040 aluminum. Worked out great. Ordered the hinges Paul used in his build. Latch is from a VW. Once I get my leather and start to wrap my dash, if needed, I will adjust the door accordingly. The screws holding in the hinges are temporary, had to order shorter ones of course. I also completed my charcoal vent canister filter for my gas tank.......like I said, making progress!!!

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    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

  26. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by stevant View Post
    Thank you again Dave for sending me a sample of your leather. I received it today. A generous size piece I may add. Now I can see what holes I have to make in my dash. I drilled a 2-1/8" hole for my smaller gauges, wrapped the leather and it was perfect for the gauge. Slipped in nice with ever so slightly room. I used a hole saw, but tomorrow I will try again with my circle cutter. I might want to make it even snugger!!

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    Looking good!!
    Steve,

    You're welcome. That looks great! Good enough that I'd consider skipping the padding unless you plan to add stitching or just like the plusher look. I went with a very thin 1/8" dense foam padding on my tunnel cover and I like how that came out. I did the French stitch on the tunnel cover along the edge between the top and sides.

    Dave
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

    My Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...ter-Build-9754

  27. #107
    I was thinking no padding. I’m not crazy about the plushy look at least not too plushy. With the 2 oz leather and that texture it looks great. I like the stitching you did also as Im going to wrap my center console also. I bought the heavier gauge aluminum one.
    Build#1: MKIV Roadster #9320

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