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    Gen 3 Coupe #16 finishing details

    The paint is done so I thought I would share some of the finishing details as I put the car together.
    This is a sill plate from Russ Thompson, I gave it a quick polish to clean it up and used 10-32 screws to mount it. The inside row are into the under door frame rail and the outer row are just into the fibreglass.
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    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Nice look Dave. I've also got these same Russ Thompson Sill Plates, but I'm still a year away from installing them on my Gen 3 Coupe. Did you or might you consider clear anodizing them to harden the surface and thus give them super scratch resistance? Bob

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    Nice touch. Clear protective film would work well on the threshold. I use it on all my cars. Metal seems to scratch so quickly here.
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    I test fit the windshield and decided to use rubber trim on it, the fit without it did not look "finished" i am using the same rubber trim as many others 19mm UM1913BR. The black primer for the glass edge is messy stuff. I found it at a local auto glass shop for $5 vs on line $49 !! Canadian price but still, pays to look around. I also put 3/16 inch door edge moulding on the body around the top and sides of the windshield opening to give a finished look from the inside. You can see it in the picture, I made the black primer wider to hide it better after I took this picture.
    windshield.jpg
    I found the glass fit without any "adjustments" on the body.
    Early on I decided to add a turn signal to the mirrors because I did not think the small lights in the head light buckets would be enough. The lens in the mirrors look great
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    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    My car is an early Gen 3 and it came with the old style back lights not the LED's. I added 2 more white lights of the same type as back up lights. Originally my plan was to put the LED 3rd brake light in the spoiler but it did not fit so it ended up on the back of the car body. The lens is 1/4 X 10 inch and it hides well until the light is on. What look like flaws in the paint are really reflections.
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    This is a picture of how I mounted the back wall to the body. I used nutserts and 10/24 X 1 socket head screws, i think it looks better than rivets and you can use the screws to pull the aluminum up to the body. Much easier than trying to push the aluminum up to the body with broom handle.
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    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    No pictures yet. Started putting the carpet in, Don't know if it is the same carpet as the MklV but it is much better quality than my 15 year old Mkll. I also found the pieces fit with almost no trimming, not like the Mkll where every piece required trim to fit. Getting the carpet fit into the foot boxes is really tight, should have installed it when the foot boxes were open.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Sill Plaque.JPG
    Here's another take on the sill plaque. I had the RT plaque but I did not like the look of the square plaque with the "tapered" sill. I had my water jet guy scan the text and cut two pieces out of 1/8" S.S.
    A little polishing and there you have it.

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    So many custom ideas on these cars.

    We put the windshield in, I followed Matt's method. I used some 2X4's wraped in old towels and a ratchet strap to hold it in place. The fit with the rubber trim was perfect.
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    The carpet is mostly done, lots of small details left.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Over the last few days I was able to put a few hours into finishing carpet and most of the interior work.
    The transmission cover is padded with 2 layers of head liner covered with the vinyl I used on the dash. The cup holders are located to fit around the frame. I still need to put the trim and boots around the shifter and E brake handle
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    The carpet fit mostly without much cutting. I found the best way to attach the carpet was with a spray contact cement. My method was to spray the carpet back and with the glue still wet attach the carpet. This works and keeps the mess out of the car. My wife spend a few hours in the trunk working on the trunk carpet. The area around the "V" in the roll cage between the seats took a while to get looking good.
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    I put the seats and seat belts in. I used the Kirkey floor and back mounts, the seats are solid but of course they are not adjustable. I found the seat was too flexible without the back mount.
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    Then we went out for a short ride. All went well but there are a few minor things to sort out. I don't like the look of the chrome wipers with the color of my paint, I am thinking of painting them black.
    We killed a few bugs.
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    Not quite ready to graduate but getting close
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Gen 3 sidepipes

    Quote Originally Posted by David Williamson View Post
    Over the last few days I was able to put a few hours into finishing carpet and most of the interior work.
    The transmission cover is padded with 2 layers of head liner covered with the vinyl I used on the dash. The cup holders are located to fit around the frame. I still need to put the trim and boots around the shifter and E brake handle
    dash.jpg
    The carpet fit mostly without much cutting. I found the best way to attach the carpet was with a spray contact cement. My method was to spray the carpet back and with the glue still wet attach the carpet. This works and keeps the mess out of the car. My wife spend a few hours in the trunk working on the trunk carpet. The area around the "V" in the roll cage between the seats took a while to get looking good.
    trunk carpet.jpg
    I put the seats and seat belts in. I used the Kirkey floor and back mounts, the seats are solid but of course they are not adjustable. I found the seat was too flexible without the back mount.
    seat mounted.jpg
    Then we went out for a short ride. All went well but there are a few minor things to sort out. I don't like the look of the chrome wipers with the color of my paint, I am thinking of painting them black.
    We killed a few bugs.
    outside.jpg
    Not quite ready to graduate but getting close
    David W
    Love those Quietpipes and the color of your car. Outstanding build!

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    Would you mind showing how you finished your splash guards? I am working on making them look good and haven't been satisfied yet on the front.
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    I had all the exposed aluminum powder coated. The upper front splash shield is rivited in and I added a small section bulb seal on the lower edge, not sure if I will leave it on. The lower is bolted on with SS socket head screws, I used nutserts on the aluminum inner area because it is hard to reach the back.
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    David W
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    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    I saw David's car yesterday. Amazing build - high quality pieces and workmanship. Hard for any pictures to do it justice - very nicely done!

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    Thanks, David. Does it look good when the hood is closed and the panels butted?
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    Other than the part attached to the pontoon you really don't see them with the hood closed. I put the rubber moulding on to reduce the dirt from the tire going past the splash shields. One side does sit about 1/4 inch further forward than the other but unless you look under the car and compare them you won't see the difference
    David W
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    Dave, Looking Outstandingly Good!!
    I've got the same Boig QuietPipes but I'm at least year behind you in my build. Received my Gen 3 Coupe kit mid Sept 2018. It looks like the outlet end of the sidepipes is drooping just a bit, i.e., there is a lot of space in the body recess above the outlet end of the exhaust. In the fully bolted together system, except for the rear hanger bracket attachment, is there any flexibility in the system to raise the outlet end a bit, 1/2 to 1 inch? I would still want to keep the sidepipe parallel to the car body, but it looks like some adjustment might perfect things. I would adjust or modify the hanger bracket if needed, but wouldn't want to put any undue stresses on the sidepipe & header assembly. Yes, I'll find out for myself down the road, but I'll be thinking about this for some months now.

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    Bob the pipes are straight, maybe the angle of the picture. The pipes as it came home from the paint shop were not set quite perfectly, I had to take them off to put the Ultra copper gasket material in and I put them back on straight. There is some space behind and above the pipes and because they are bigger than the dual pipes they sit out a little more. I used a modified FFR hanger with a single bolt on the pipe and a single long bolt with a rubber isolator, it is stiff but there is some give to it. I have already had the side pipe mounts hit a few times, seem to be the low point on the car. I did lift the ride height and it might have settled again.
    David W
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    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Thanks David. Yes, camera angles always come into play. I can see that the rocker cutout for the sidepipe(s) is designed for the narrower but dual stacked sidepipes and they may tuck in more. Also the squared off rear of the cutout is designed for the stacked dual sidepipes. What I'm thinking of doing is a bit of fiberglass work to reduce the gap and also do away with the squared off cutout back end and make it look more like the "bullet tapered" of the front end where the sidepipe exits the engine compartment. Bob

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    continuing work on the details.
    The side windows are installed but I still need to figure out the weather strip between the door and window frame. I found a 5/8 inch "L" shape rubber trim and I think I will try it out.
    side window 4.jpg
    I have one of Russ's pontoon covers on and it gives it a nice finished look. I am undecided about powder coating it to match the other aluminum, probably keep it as is.
    pontoon cover.jpg
    The dash is done except for the E brake boot.
    dash3.JPG
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Omg looks amazing. 2 questions

    What’s your engine setup? Upload some pics

    Is that a midshift on the TKO600?


    Love it love it love it! Great job
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    Hard to get a good picture of the engine with the hood on but here is one. It is a Dart 363 with Fitech injection by Levy, I wanted the old school look with injection. I have about 250 miles on it so far, it runs OK but it still needs some fine tuning. Yes it is a TKO 600 with a mid shift. I need to tidy up the plug wires still.
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    The "quiet pipes" are not as loud as the FFR ones but it is still loud and with this engine nobody with mistake it for a normal car.
    I had it out today to a shop to discuss putting 3M type paint protection on it. It was about 75 deg here today and with no AC (not charged yet) and the side windows in place it was a warm ride.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Williamson View Post
    continuing work on the details.
    The side windows are installed but I still need to figure out the weather strip between the door and window frame. I found a 5/8 inch "L" shape rubber trim and I think I will try it out.
    side window 4.jpg
    I have one of Russ's pontoon covers on and it gives it a nice finished look. I am undecided about powder coating it to match the other aluminum, probably keep it as is.
    pontoon cover.jpg
    The dash is done except for the E brake boot.
    dash3.JPG
    David W
    I love the Pontoon covers. Can you provide the link to purchase them. Nice build!!! Congratulations

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    in the Forum vendor list look for "Russ's Garage" I have the pontoon covers, door sill covers and turn signal.
    Russ has been making custom parts for our cars for many years. Let him know it is for a Gen 3 coupe
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 registered 2018 painted 2019

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