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Old 04-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #1426
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My only remaining concern is the lateral lighting that will be blocked by my tires. It really shouldn't be much of an issue as I doubt that I will spend a lot of time driving at night.
Maybe some little LED sidemarkers somewhere?

Or get those valve stem caps that light up and can be programmed to make a pattern!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:35 AM   #1427
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Mount them on top of the fenders! I have no idea how they'd hold up over time, but they'd point in the direction of your wheels.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #1428
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I doubt that I will spend a lot of time driving at night.
This. Evaluate the quantity of time you'll be in the car after sun down. I doubt it'll be that much.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #1429
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I dunno... No sun means cooler engine. cooler engine means cooler intercooler. Cooler intercooler means MORE POWA!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:37 AM   #1430
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The challenge is to have Adam Beck (fender fabricator) or TIC create some sort of housing and mount that will have the lights positioned where the LED lights currently sit. It is a bit difficult to determine the position of the new lights without the hood in place to check for proper clearance. But, with the hood sitting so close to the frame and the outboard chassis tube being mostly exposed with the hood installed I hope it can be done.
This guy put them roughly in the same spot: http://www.exocars.net/showpost.php?...6&postcount=68
The hood doesn't interfere at all.

... Oh, I see what you're talking about now. The LED lights you're using now are hard mounted and you want to use those projectors. in addition. I say put the projectors in place of your current LED housings. Make an adapter that will mount the LED bulbs just below the projector. OR Put high power (50W) LED's in place of the LED's that came w/your housing (if they fit and stay cool enough). One of the pods in your LED Housings is for your turn signals, right?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #1431
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The projectors would be replacing the LED headlights if I end up going that route. I already have front and rear LED turn signals - the front ones mount to the verticle sides of the hood on either side of the radiator opening.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #1432
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My painter called me today and sent me these pics of the fiberglass panels he's trying to paint. Once he started the prep work he discovered that the quality of many of the areas of fiberglass were pretty bad. As he sanded the gelcoat he discovered hundreds of pin holes and several craters. The edges of the panels were especially bad. He'll be able to repair everything but it will just take extra time = $$$$$

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #1433
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My painter called me today and sent me these pics of the fiberglass panels he's trying to paint. Once he started the prep work he discovered that the quality of many of the areas of fiberglass were pretty bad. As he sanded the gelcoat he discovered hundreds of pin holes and several craters. The edges of the panels were especially bad. He'll be able to repair everything but it will just take extra time = $$$$$

It never seems to end with this car
Ya know, if its just too much in the end and you want to sell it, you can keep the engine and ill buy everything else ;-)
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #1434
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Ya know, if its just too much in the end and you want to sell it, you can keep the engine and ill buy everything else ;-)
I've made it this far so I don't think I'll throw in the towel. I just really didn't expect to have this many problems.

As an FYI - this was NOT Danny's (pook) work. He had out sourced a company to pull a small run of pieces off of his molds to enable him to reduce the production time on his kits. Unfortunately it turns out that the company's quality of work wasn't that good and they are no longer in business (no surprise there).
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:50 PM   #1435
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Hey Hipowernut,

Looks like the Ariel Atom 3.5 took some of your design cues.





note the three lens modular Headlights.

I can't tell if they're supposed to go up and down with the suspension travel or not, but I like em more than the older single light design.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #1436
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Those do look cool.

That guy is nuts driving on the road without better eye protection. I'll probably be wearing a helmet. I'm on the road all the time for my career and at least once a month I get a rock slung onto my windshield. That wouldn't feel so good if one zapped you in the cheek or forehead.

I'm going to try to stop in to TIC next week during my travels to check on progress. I hope there will be work done that is picture worthy.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #1437
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Figure following a camera vehicle that close is an invitation to catch a rock, even a pebble would be a day changer...
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #1438
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My painter called me again today to let me know he was throwing in the towel on this project, stating that the fiberglass repair is beyong his skill set. I paid him an $800 deposit a year ago for paint and supplies. He never did buy the paint (other than enough to spray a test sample) and said that he will refund me $100, which is all that is left after his time and materials were subtracted.

I will pick up my panels and haul them back to GA for a real street rod shop to finish.

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My painter called me today and sent me these pics of the fiberglass panels he's trying to paint. Once he started the prep work he discovered that the quality of many of the areas of fiberglass were pretty bad. As he sanded the gelcoat he discovered hundreds of pin holes and several craters. The edges of the panels were especially bad. He'll be able to repair everything but it will just take extra time = $$$$$

It never seems to end with this car







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Old 05-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #1439
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Wow, that's unfortunate. Unless you agreed to pay him to give it his best shot regardless of the results, the risk and associated cost of giving it a shot should be on him. If you walk into most businesses and say "can you do this?", they either get it done and charge you or they say "no" and you move on. Not many would charge you for their failure.

At least the deposit wasn't too big. Good luck with the next place.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #1440
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My painter called me again today to let me know he was throwing in the towel on this project, stating that the fiberglass repair is beyong his skill set. I paid him an $800 deposit a year ago for paint and supplies. He never did buy the paint (other than enough to spray a test sample) and said that he will refund me $100, which is all that is left after his time and materials were subtracted.

I will pick up my panels and haul them back to GA for a real street rod shop to finish.
Are the panels still in Ohio?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #1441
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The painter and the panels are in KY, not too far from Danny's shop where the car was started.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #1442
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This should be epic!!!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #1443
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The painter and the panels are in KY, not too far from Danny's shop where the car was started.
Marty,

Give me a call at the shop. I may be able to help steer you the right direction regarding the fiberglass work. In addition, I know you left me a message but I somehow misplaced your number.

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #1444
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Griffin radiator received an order from TiC for a custom sized radiator for my car about 7 weeks ago, stating that it should ship in 2-3 weeks.

Again, this is the curse of this car. Countless items ordered from vendors have taken 3-4 times THEIR stated delivery time. Why not just be up front and say - "we really could care less about your project or our customer service, you'll get your stuff whenever we feel like getting around to it"
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #1445
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That's the trend with most businesses these days.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #1446
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Anyone talk with Pook recently??
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #1447
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We exchanged text messages a few weeks ago. He said he was slammed with his service work.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1448
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I know its not Suby powered but still looks like FUN! except the stalling part....old Porsche gotta love em
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Hey I recognize that guy.
I come one here looking at Subaru info and what do I find...
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #1449
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I'm still around...This is how you KNOW you're having a bad day when you come in to work and see THIS waiting on you... Italian Trash!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #1450
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looks like a diablo engine? did a custom x pipe with murcielago style tips. what a nightmare.... so many oil drips....
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