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Thread: Action's MK4 Coyote - build thread - PNW

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    Action's MK4 Coyote - build thread - PNW

    Hey all! Just recently moved from San Francisco up to the Seattle area where a 2car garage is more affordable.
    Made a purchase of a MK4 kit and its estimated time of arrival will be mid march. Super excited for it!
    Going to start building a body buck soon and getting all of the required tools in order, and figured I might as well start a build thread for it. My plan is to stream most of the work done on the car live on twitch.tv , as its close to my line of work, so that aught to be interesting.
    Any other MK4 builders up in my area?

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    Welcome to the craziness.... Lots of great information to be had here. Enjoy the build... then the ride!!!

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    Very cool watching it live! Look forward to it and welcome to the forum!
    MKIV Roadster - #9380 - Complete Kit - Delivered 7/17/18
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    Thanks guys! Super excited and i cant stop reading build threads. Hopefully I can find some friends in the area that will help me unload the delivery truck. Don't know too many people in my area yet though

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    There are several Mk 4 builders in the area, including me. You're welcome to swing by the garage and check out my build if you want. If I'm available, happy to help on unload day. It'll be fun to watch you lose your mind with excitement! Whereabouts in the Seattle area?

    Are you having Stewart deliver? If so, delivery is pretty much painless. The driver hoisted the chassis/body onto a rolling dolly and helped roll it down our side street, up our gravel driveway, and into the garage. Then he helped lift it up so I could prop it on jack stands.

    My 16 year-old son and I then loaded all the boxes into our van to ferry down the side street and into the garage. Each box isn't terribly large or heavy, there are just a lot of them. Took 2 trips with the minivan, but we didn't spend a lot of time packing to fit everything in - might have only taken 1 trip with careful packing.
    Mk4 #8861 Complete kit. Delivered: 27 Apr 2016, Roller: 12 Jan 2018

    Forte: 2016 Coyote & cover, alternator, engine controls, clutch kit, bellhousing, Moroso pan, TKO600, midshift, 3.55 axle, 190lph fuel pump, Spectre air inlet and filter. Breeze: battery forward and switch, fuel pressure regulator and braided hose, radiator shroud and mounts. Replicaparts: radiator panel, under dash panel, weathertight connectors.

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    Id love to check out your build sometime! Sent you a pm.

    I picked up a bunch of tools today to start on body buck and frame dolly. Gotta find a good place to get locking casters in the area, ACE had some pretty weak ones that wont hold much weight...

    I am having Stewart deliver. Ill have to pick up a hand truck so i can move boxes fast and not take up too much of the delivery guys time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionBa5tard View Post
    Id love to check out your build sometime! Sent you a pm.

    I picked up a bunch of tools today to start on body buck and frame dolly. Gotta find a good place to get locking casters in the area, ACE had some pretty weak ones that wont hold much weight...

    I am having Stewart deliver. Ill have to pick up a hand truck so i can move boxes fast and not take up too much of the delivery guys time.
    Check out Northern Tool. Or if you have a Tractor Supply in your area, they are good for Casters as well. Expect to spend about $80-100. I ordered mine online at Northern Tool

    Mk4 20th Anniversary #8690 ( #8 of 20 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAsp427 View Post
    Check out Northern Tool. Or if you have a Tractor Supply in your area, they are good for Casters as well. Expect to spend about $80-100. I ordered mine online at Northern Tool

    Well, no northern tool but we have Tractor Supply! Ill go check them out today!


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    Do you have a Harbor Freight nearby? Hard to beat their prices on casters and I've found the quality adequate.
    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. Gen 3 crate Coyote. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread

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    gonna need 8, 4 for frame dolly, 4 for body buck. which do you recommend I put nicer ones on? Assuming frame dolly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionBa5tard View Post
    gonna need 8, 4 for frame dolly, 4 for body buck. which do you recommend I put nicer ones on? Assuming frame dolly..
    The ones for the body buck can be much smaller... In fact, if you get one of the $10 small furniture dollies from Harbor Freight, the casters on it is just fine... and cheaper to buy them like that rather than individually.

    CLICK HERE are the ones I got for the chassis dolly...

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    Last edited by BadAsp427; 02-17-2019 at 06:54 PM.

    Mk4 20th Anniversary #8690 ( #8 of 20 )
    Purchased 8/18/18----Build Started 8/19/18
    First Start 11-1-18
    ---- First GoCart 11-7-18
    BluePrint Engines 347ci / TKO600
    Carb / Heater / Heated Seats / Cruise Control / Drop Trunk & Battery

    Build Thread Click Here Gel Coat Driver 1/12/19

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    saw those in your thread, unfortunately they are back ordered and will take quite a bit to arrive. No luck in harbor freight, all their locking ones are rated at 100lbs or less. Picked up a few extra tools and kneepads and stuff while I was there though..
    Gonna give tractor supply co a run tomorrow, guy at harbor freight recommended McLendon hardware too, so Ill give that a shot as well.

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    These, from harbor freight, come in pretty handy

    https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piec...ies-67338.html

    They go on sale every couple of months
    MK4 #9130 , complete kit, arrived 8/10/2017.
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    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...n-Build-Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    These, from harbor freight, come in pretty handy

    https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piec...ies-67338.html

    They go on sale every couple of months
    I used the same Harbor Freight furniture dollies for moving my roller around... Each one is rated at 1000lbs so combined, they had no problem and at half the price.

    Mk4 20th Anniversary #8690 ( #8 of 20 )
    Purchased 8/18/18----Build Started 8/19/18
    First Start 11-1-18
    ---- First GoCart 11-7-18
    BluePrint Engines 347ci / TKO600
    Carb / Heater / Heated Seats / Cruise Control / Drop Trunk & Battery

    Build Thread Click Here Gel Coat Driver 1/12/19

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    Managed to snag some at Tractor Supply Co. Glad I checked online, because McLendon wanted twice as much for similar hardware.

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    Welcome to the madness. I’m down in Tacoma just finished my build. There are quite a few builds in the area. Let me know if you need any help or advice on spending your money. I’m interested in what your plans are on the build.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +,First Start 4/7/18, First Go-Cart 4/22/18, In gelcoat, licensed and driving 8/11/18. Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering. Paint Jeff Miller Da Bat, Lexus Spectra Blue Mica W/Toyota Silver Sky Metallic strips. Build thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...Paul2STL-Build

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    Suppose I probably should have typed that in the initial post! getting a Coyote crate engine, havent decided on transmission yet however. Havent decided on wheel size either, so ive waited to order both of these. Independent rear suspension, power steering, wilwood brakes front and rear.
    Finalized order with FF today, as well as contacted Stewart about my kit completion date, and ordered a ........ ton of tools.

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