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Old 06-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #76
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I see we have more than one thing in common with the very two last pics you posted...

no one knows yet, haha!
They do now!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:45 AM   #77
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Front clip looks like Nick's old car

SO happy you went through with this after doing that p-shop exercise. I really liked the plan at least at that phase. We should grab lunch soon, I'm in Potomac these days

Will look incredible (if it's anything like what I've seen )
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #78
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I lol at the plastic windows then lmao even more when Dudz said he has them too! I guess the weight savings will help braking with the cars on the trailers just playing, can you drive the car on the road with plastic windows?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #79
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My car is registered as a specialty vehicle so all modifications are unrestricted
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #80
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Front clip looks like Nick's old car

SO happy you went through with this after doing that p-shop exercise. I really liked the plan at least at that phase. We should grab lunch soon, I'm in Potomac these days

Will look incredible (if it's anything like what I've seen )
Thanks dude! Let's definitely meet up I'm around!
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #81
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My car is registered as a specialty vehicle so all modifications are unrestricted
sneaky bastard! another reason why the word "stealth" is in your user name!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #82
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sneaky bastard! another reason why the word "stealth" is in your user name!
Haha. Yeah the car itself isnt so "stealth" these days. But it took months to get the right guy on the phone to get this registration approved.

I want to button up a few more details, but I plan to get the next set of photos up in the next few days!
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #83
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Step 8: January - March 2012 -Final fabrication work (custom intake manifold, shaved strut tops, headlight buckets, intercooler piping, modify IC and rad, etc..)


After doing some mock-up work, it was at this point that I decided to bring the car back to Piper Motorsport to complete some addition fabrication work under the hood.

This included: headlight boxes, shaved strut tops, some additional shaving work, new one-off intake manifold, IC piping with wiggins clamps, slightly modified turbo position to give more clearance for tubs, new v-band wastegate and dump tube, highly modified ARC radiator, modified TXS intercooler, all connections with wiggins clamps, modified HKS velocity stack to fit, AN rad fittings, alternator brackets.

Some pics of the alternator bracket work:






Couple of shots of the engine bay with the shaved strut mounts and headlight buckets.





v-band wastegate in place



lower radiator hose




You can see the awesome Boomba Racing billet throttle body mocked up in place in the pics above. As much as I liked the old custom intake manifold, it was time to take it a step up to go with the rest of the build... stay tuned for the intake manifold story and photos of the ARC radiator all hacked up
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:27 AM   #84
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lookin good man!

I Lol'd at the great use of AN fittings and 2" of hose
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #85
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Why isnt anyone who is tubbing their car running the cage into the engine bay and getting rid of the hideous radiator support?
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #86
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Why isnt anyone who is tubbing their car running the cage into the engine bay
Because they are street queens and not race cars.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #87
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While race cars may also cage the front, the cosmetic purpose contemplated here was to "get rid of the hideous radiator support." But thanks for playing
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #88
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yeah, as a show car with race inspired looks or a racecar... that damn rad support is flimsy and ugly stamped crap.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #89
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my question is how are you gonna bolt down the camber plates/coilovers when the strut tower top has been welded shut? my guess would be you welded studs to the tower, took the studs out of the camber plates, and are gonna bolt them in from under the tower? my brain hurts from trying to come up with a viable solution..hahahhaa
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:40 AM   #90
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yeah, as a show car with race inspired looks or a racecar... that damn rad support is flimsy and ugly stamped crap.
true enough, but i think the answer is basically just that so many things rely on mounting points on the rad support. Headlights, bumper, oil cooler, fan, intercooler, etc.. Not that it isn't possible, but that the extra $$ involved in doing it properly so that everything lines up and fits well after everything else has been done just doesn't seem worth it.

I did have a lot of work done on that piece though including grinding the flange flat and smooth on the backside of it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:12 AM   #91
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Looking goood Alex!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:30 AM   #92
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #93
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Piper can do it... They can use some flat or square stock and do it easily... Come on man, you need to have that edge over Dudley and everyone else that's doing it! You were willing to set the bar a few years ago...

I'm gonna annoy you into it!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #94
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Pics for days !! I like all the detail and time being put in to this!
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #95
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alex.. looking great so far bud!
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #96
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Piper can do it... They can use some flat or square stock and do it easily... Come on man, you need to have that edge over Dudley and everyone else that's doing it! You were willing to set the bar a few years ago...

I'm gonna annoy you into it!!!
I agree with this guy. Spending massive on some parts but then a really noticable component is being looked over somewhat.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #97
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Looking goood Alex!
thank you!

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Piper can do it... They can use some flat or square stock and do it easily... Come on man, you need to have that edge over Dudley and everyone else that's doing it! You were willing to set the bar a few years ago...

I'm gonna annoy you into it!!!
Yeah I know they can do it, but it's not happening. It frankly doesn't bother me and regardless, the fabrication and paint and body portion of the build are done, so it's not an option at this point.

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Pics for days !! I like all the detail and time being put in to this!
thanks, I'm doing my best to document the process for the community. I hope you enjoy the updates coming up!

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alex.. looking great so far bud!
thanks sir

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I agree with this guy. Spending massive on some parts but then a really noticable component is being looked over somewhat.
Painted and smoothed over it looks fantastic, it's really a non-issue to me. Besides, my bumper covers it all up anyway.

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #98
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my question is how are you gonna bolt down the camber plates/coilovers when the strut tower top has been welded shut? my guess would be you welded studs to the tower, took the studs out of the camber plates, and are gonna bolt them in from under the tower? my brain hurts from trying to come up with a viable solution..hahahhaa
pretty much got it, the coils are still easily removable. The alignment won't be the most fun anyone has ever had, but it can be done.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #99
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Looking good Alex. did you cap the crossover pipe at the back going to the heatercore? i wanted to do that and run a loop on my water pump but wasn't sure if it would work?
cheers
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:02 AM   #100
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Holy ish! Well done sir.
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