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Old 09-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #1151
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I cannot begin to explain the frustrations I have experienced with this TR-42 project. There have been several vendors that have taken 3-4 times longer than promised for items that are standard issue for their trade.

It seems like the car will never get done and I am about at the end of my patience. Two weeks from Friday it will be 2 years ago that I ordered this car.

This is not my first hotrod build either. I have had several high dollar custom builds that were not as difficult as this car.

It wouldn't take much more for me to walk away from this whole mess!
That sucks you feel this way! If I could sell my 550whp STI I would buy one of these. I also live in Atlanta and had Doug tune my car. Who has been the hold up?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #1152
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don't scrap this build! such a cool piece...it'll be worth the wait bro
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #1153
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Who has been the hold up?
Primarily me Im afraid. a turn key build was just more than I should have bit off.
Should have stuck with kits. Lesson learned.
Ill pick it up Marty.
Still no axles?
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #1154
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Stick with it....you are so close.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #1155
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It has been a really long time Marty, but just stick with it a little while longer. You'll have one of the most badass cars in the country.

Trust me, I've been as anxious to get the car finished as you and Danny. It's so cool.

Danny speaks very highly of you, and I would hate to see you quit now after all the time you've put into the project.

Hang tough!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:17 AM   #1156
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It is a problem with almost anything that is or is close to a one off project. Everything has to be built, and half the time more than once after you see the "mark one" and decide you can/should do better and build a "mark two". And yes vendors promise 2 months and take 10. Not sure why the cooler the product the bigger the difference between the promise and the real delivery time...
I have been building one for years. Just realize that if you want something no one has done before you have to invest the time and the money to make it happen...
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #1157
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Question. The subaru engine can be relatively expensive to rebuild. Is the only disadvantage of the ls powered verion of this car a little more weight and an expensive transaxle?
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #1158
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I cannot begin to explain the frustrations I have experienced with this TR-42 project. There have been several vendors that have taken 3-4 times longer than promised for items that are standard issue for their trade.

It seems like the car will never get done and I am about at the end of my patience. Two weeks from Friday it will be 2 years ago that I ordered this car.
Do you mind me asking what the nature of the parts were that are taking so long?...not trying to call out vendors specifically...being one myself.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #1159
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Stick with it Marty! It's a hell of a project and it will be an amazing car when completed.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #1160
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I have all the panels and scoops fitted, trimmed and dzus drilled. Machined extensions for the mirrors, and layed in the rubber hood gaskets.
Called the painter to tell him they're ready.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #1161
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That looks fantastic!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #1162
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Not to be picky.. but a single mounting point for the mirrors?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #1163
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Single mounting point for mirrors must be sketchy. Only every motorcycle and race car does that anymore...
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #1164
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dont hate the fabricator!!! he is making this crazy dream vision a reality! he has to pay the bills and working on ONe project forever sometimes doesnt do that. so dont hate if hes pushed your project aside once or twice. it looks like he is doing AMAZING work and you will be thrilled once the vehicle is in your possesion. these are all reasons why you'll love that car all the more once its done. dont give up. this is something special for sure.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #1165
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Single mounting point for mirrors must be sketchy. Only every motorcycle and race car does that anymore...
Exactly...
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #1166
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LOVE it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #1167
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how would an eg33 fit in one of these?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #1168
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Yes and no, The basics stay the same but like the V8 changes would need to be made to the engine area (foot print area). But like the Porsche Version Ive always wanted to do the space is there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #1169
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bare frames for sale? (no suspension, ect)
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #1170
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bare frames for sale? (no suspension, ect)
Sure, 5200 primed, 5700 powder coat.
If you want all the aluminium cut and drilled add another 1000.
There would be a bunch of work for you to do though....
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #1171
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This is such a cool build...

I've got a 2002 subaru WRX with an STI block which had a piston ring go bad ... The body needs some love and I'm in the process of rebuilding the motor - I've been thinking of doing a subaru buggy ("suggy") for a while now, AWD turbo'd 2.5 motor buggy would be insane.

Not sure if I want to panel mine or keep it open frame, love the overall shape and design - this is the idea I had in mind.

Congrats on sticking it out - I'm sure I'll be just as frustrated and fed up within the first week, let alone two years.

Happy trails my friend, enjoy the road (btw, like you - I'm looking purely for a 'round the town' fun car).

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #1172
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I think most people underestimate the time and money it takes to build something from the ground up. Even if you are the best scrounger in the world it is expensive for all the little fittings, hoses, and other bits. I think from the ground up two years is short...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #1173
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This is wicked!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #1174
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Excellent work perfectly developed in every aspect
Congratulations
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #1175
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