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    Senior Member HiggyMK4#9579's Avatar
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    The Albino build...Panel fitment

    So I'll do my best to keep this updated as I go along but no promises!!
    As some of you know, Transport Canada will not let us Canadians import a full kit car...from anyone. Factory Five has put together a kit that address' all the concerns of Transport Canada , it ends up being a basic kit minus a few key parts. So over the past year I have been picking up the parts needed to complete the kit through the forums, ebay and where ever else I can find them. I was going to type out a long list to thank all the guys I've gotten parts from but that would take to long, sooooo I'll just say thanks to everyone that helped me out!!!
    Put my deposit down on Jan 30/19 at the end of the winter sale and saved some money(that's a theme!) Went to pick the kit up on April 3rd, everybody was great at Factory Five and theres a thread on here with some pics.

    https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...ATED-with-pics!

    I ordered:
    Canadian kit
    uncoated chassis
    Driver/passenger roll bars(blk)
    low back vinyl's
    3 link
    Side louvers
    body cut outs

    I will be powering it with a 351 Cleveland and trying to put a Super T10 (HA, yea right!) in for rowing through the gears.
    Going old school with 15's and billboards
    Color plan is white with murdered trim, but that could change.
    Anyways will have lots of small fab work to go through as I make parts I have accumulated work for the build. As with every build thread I am open to any tips, tricks and any critiques you guys have to offer.
    Higgy
    Last edited by HiggyMK4#9579; 04-17-2019 at 09:41 AM.
    Picked kit up on 4/3/19
    Build plan 351C, 3 link, 15's

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    First things first, have to coat the frame. I am using a bed liner type product that doesn't have as much texture as most. Had to make up a few brackets so I could rotisserie the frame.
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    Picked kit up on 4/3/19
    Build plan 351C, 3 link, 15's

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    So I have to say, seeing the chassis upside down is definitely a different perspective.... Looks good... your fun has really begun... enjoy it all as it goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAsp427 View Post
    So I have to say, seeing the chassis upside down is definitely a different perspective.... Looks good... your fun has really begun... enjoy it all as it goes...
    Well let's hope it's the last time for that!!!
    When you buy parts from members that are upgrading, they usually keep their fasteners. So I have been making up spacers and figuring bolt length and sizes.
    After that I was trying to finish up the 3 link set up.


    And a little work in the front. Waiting on upper control arm bolts from FF
    Last edited by HiggyMK4#9579; 04-14-2019 at 05:31 PM.
    Picked kit up on 4/3/19
    Build plan 351C, 3 link, 15's

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    So I got to the drivers side footbox and am having trouble with the inside panel attaching the the 'A' piece on the left side of the trans tunnel.

    This is the area, the front edge on the left ( pic is from the book) Does this happen regular? I also had the accelerator pedal installed but had to take it out because it was interfering. Not sure if it's something I'm doing, doesn't seem to work on the inside or outside of that panel.
    Picked kit up on 4/3/19
    Build plan 351C, 3 link, 15's

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