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Long overdue update.
















 

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Progress has been slow lately.

Got the hubs separated from the spindles and cleaned up to get power coated.






New front tie rods on (not properly secured yet)


Brakes disassembled and ready for the power coater




And my seats finally came after 8 months. Woohoo!
 


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Love it! Envious of the garage too!

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I may have missed it in looking at all the pictures, but is the shell going back on the new frame? Or is this a dune buggy kinda of thing?
 

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I may have missed it in looking at all the pictures, but is the shell going back on the new frame? Or is this a dune buggy kinda of thing?
Thanks. Its just a tube chassis a fiberglass hood and sheet metal sides.


Made some progress over the last week.

Front suspension assembled.






Gauge Cluster Panel Buttons






Wasn't a fan of rivetting the tunnel cover on so drilled out and tapped it for M4 button head hex bots.




Brake reservoir mounted.


And secured the heat exchanger coolant line/fill neck.
 


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Shifter, parking brake handle, and steering column installed.








Took the exhaust off to paint it with high temp flat black paint. Took the opportunity to put the tie rod bar in.



Got the brake resevoir line in.


Bushings pressed into the control arms.


Got this thing to install my wheel studs.


Lug Nuts




Wheels and tires showed up.






Just sitting in place


And temp mounted






And the painted exhaust mounted
 

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Just need to hook up the shifter and I should be able to take her on her maiden voyage in the neighborhood!














And the first time sitting in the car after 6 months of building her.
 

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Good progress today. Rebuilt the front passenger brake caliper since it was leaking. The inner seal didn't look to be thick enough so fluid was getting by.

Ended up finding and fixing the electrical gremlin. The engine ground by the transmission worked itself loose.


BCM Kick Plate Installed


Firewall Installed




Parking Brake Installed






And mounted the license plate light. Its the plate of my daily, not registered yet)
 

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SHE DRIVES!!! Got the shifter extensions today and 2 hours later I was out driving her!





And the aftermath...
 

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Sides painted just to keep them from getting nasty. Plus it will match the fiberglass until I can get it all wrapped.


MCO showed up this week. Seats and harnesses mounted. Working on the hood latch then on to sides, fenders, and engine cover then time to get her inspected and registered.











 

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Worked on the front fenders. Who said 17x9 245/45/17s wont fit under the fenders. Just needed a little modification...













Got the rear fenders kind of on. Still need some work.




And the spawn of satan, I mean engine cover.












 

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Parking brake fixes/adjusted, sides mounted, hood on. Time for paperwork and inspection...










 

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Looking to have the car wrapped. Thoughts on the blue for everything then either a CF nose cone or CF racing stripe?


 

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She passed inspection today and got her VIN. Now onto title, insurance, and registration.
 

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As of 7/10/21 she's now registered!!!! Was 6 weeks for the earliest inspection and then another 2 weeks to get insurance.





 

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Polished up the shifter base plate.








Been out and about this week. Went to my first show today with ~300 cars. Technically didn't place but a judge did say that if a car or 2 left early I would have.














 

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Got some new wrenches to work on the Goblin






Got the new shifter installed.






 


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