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    Kinda Sorta Almost legal

    The package just went off to the Illinois Secretary of State. With some last minute help from Ducky2009, I got the wipers finished this afternoon, took the requisite four photos, finished up the "package" and zipped over to the Post Office. Now we wait. They say four to six weeks, so maybe I'll be driving in gelcoat by the end of July? We'll see!



    Hey, maybe I can actually update my build log now. Depending on timing, weather and all that, maybe I'll be able to drive it to Jeff Kleiner! (5 hours, give or take)
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018 - licensed and on the road 9-9-19: it's been and still is a work in progress
    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount

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    Yeaaaaa Buddddddy!

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    Congrats! Looks good in gelcoat!
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    Looking good!
    MKIV complete kit w/powder coating and cut outs, serial #9189 delivered 10/10/17, first start - 10/5/18, Blueprint 306 w/Holley Sniper EFI, TKO 600, power steering, Breeze fan shroud, trunk cubby, & engine compartment battery kit, CNC brake reservoirs, RT turn signal & gas pedal, mechanical throttle linkage, METCO safety loop, GASN side pipes, drop trunk, dual chrome roll bars, vintage gauges, vinyl dash w/ glove box, custom center console, cup holders, and front speaker boxes.

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    That's a nice looking ride, and it will look much better with a tab hanging on the back.
    If I had to place I bet I'll bet you're going to be enjoying red gel coat for a while
    Good luck with papers....

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    Looks great! You’ll have to let me how it goes. Hoping to register mine this fall. I see you are in Wheaton about an hour south of me. I would love to get a group together from the area. I believe there are at least 4-5 on this forum within a 30 mile radius of me.
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    Congrats Al
    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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    Congrats! Mine goes out for inspection on Monday as well, we can race to see whose state’s process is the fastest.

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    I think Florida will be hard to beat. <45 minutes in with paperwork, out with tags in hand. My friend made it in 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalanche325 View Post
    I think Florida will be hard to beat. <45 minutes in with paperwork, out with tags in hand. My friend made it in 30 minutes.
    and your taxes are lower, too!
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018 - licensed and on the road 9-9-19: it's been and still is a work in progress
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    Update: It's legal! Got my plates while I was out of town and they're on now. Got a few bugs to work out - MIL light, speedo needs to be set, fuse that keeps popping - stuff like that. Well, at least I hope it's small stuff. Bottom line - we're on the road! I'll hook up the OBD II reader this afternoon. I need to figure out why my parking lights, courtesy light and gauge lights don't go on, but my headlights do. Got a more detailed schematic than the RF book??? In the "what I'd do differently" section, I wish I had done a better job of adjusting the shoulder harnesses prior to putting the body on. The straps are currently better suited for somebody that weighs 3 times as much as I do. I have to make the adjustments from the trunk, which will be a pain. Oh well, onward!
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018 - licensed and on the road 9-9-19: it's been and still is a work in progress
    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount

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    You're legal. That's all that matters. You're never done working on it, but now you can take it for longer drives as you build your confidence. Enjoy it. I'm at the exact same point. Gelcoat and legal.

    Scott
    Building FFR9457. 351 Windsor, TKO600, 3.73. Fitech EFI. Russ Thompson throttle pedal, turn signal, and trunk pan. Carbon Fiber dash with Speedhut Revolution gauges. Paint this winter by Jeff Kleiner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_C View Post
    Update: It's legal! Got my plates while I was out of town and they're on now. Got a few bugs to work out - MIL light, speedo needs to be set, fuse that keeps popping - stuff like that. Well, at least I hope it's small stuff. Bottom line - we're on the road! I'll hook up the OBD II reader this afternoon. I need to figure out why my parking lights, courtesy light and gauge lights don't go on, but my headlights do. Got a more detailed schematic than the RF book??? In the "what I'd do differently" section, I wish I had done a better job of adjusting the shoulder harnesses prior to putting the body on. The straps are currently better suited for somebody that weighs 3 times as much as I do. I have to make the adjustments from the trunk, which will be a pain. Oh well, onward!
    Al,

    Congrats! We'll have to meet up. I'm up to 1,160 miles so far. Still working out bugs here and there.

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    Mk4 Roadster #9319, complete kit Received 4-10-18. Moser 8.8. 3 Link. Wilwood brakes. Blue Print 427, w Holley 850 Double Pumper, manual Choke, 501 hp with 498 lb-ft torque. TKO 600 0.64 OD

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    Congrats Al. Do you plan to drive a while before paint? Are you painting with the body on or off the frame? I drove 500 miles and discovered a few things I later changed.... Painted with the body off and made changes then.

    ENJOY!
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
    Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...MK4-Build-9035

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky2009 View Post
    Congrats Al. Do you plan to drive a while before paint? Are you painting with the body on or off the frame? I drove 500 miles and discovered a few things I later changed.... Painted with the body off and made changes then.

    ENJOY!
    I'm bringing her to Jeff K in Bloomington, IN mid-October. That is, assuming the weather holds...
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018 - licensed and on the road 9-9-19: it's been and still is a work in progress
    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_C View Post
    Update: It's legal! Got my plates while I was out of town and they're on now. Got a few bugs to work out - MIL light, speedo needs to be set, fuse that keeps popping - stuff like that. Well, at least I hope it's small stuff. Bottom line - we're on the road! I'll hook up the OBD II reader this afternoon. I need to figure out why my parking lights, courtesy light and gauge lights don't go on, but my headlights do. Got a more detailed schematic than the RF book??? In the "what I'd do differently" section, I wish I had done a better job of adjusting the shoulder harnesses prior to putting the body on. The straps are currently better suited for somebody that weighs 3 times as much as I do. I have to make the adjustments from the trunk, which will be a pain. Oh well, onward!
    Great looking car. Congrats!

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