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Old 09-02-2018, 08:18 PM   #251
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Nothing to my car, but almost finished (is it ever really finished) getting my new garage organized.

Before:


After:




-Epoxy coated the floor
-Added LED lighting - previous owner had 1 60w CFL light bulb in the entire garage.
-Added fancy pegboard with slats - lots of organization options with these.
-Fill with tools

Next up is adding 1.21 jigawatts of power to feed my compressor and future welding set up. Also need to get the wife's elliptical out of there.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:30 PM   #252
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I just spent like 2 hours reading this whole thread, love the build!
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:27 PM   #253
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Damn shes pretty.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #254
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Thanks guys, working on the VIN application now. Going to wrap up the little things to register it over the winter and hopefully drive/enjoy in spring!
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:57 PM   #255
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So this happened today! State Trooper came by to attach the VIN plate. At this point I can start the registration process - once I'm ready. I'm waiting on receipt of a tig welder that I ordered. I'd like to weld up my own exhaust. We'll see how practicing goes and if I can realistically learn that skill fast enough to do so.

Working on a punch list of items to wrap up prior to spring driving season.

My PM box awaits any recommendations for friendly inspection stations in or around Loudoun County.



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Old 01-25-2019, 11:10 PM   #256
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Congratulations! Such an awesome build 🤙🏽
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:55 PM   #257
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Checking off a few little things as spring arrives.

Adjusted ride height. Front raised a bit, rear lowered a bit. Still working on adjusting the alignment to get it within reason prior to getting it inspected. Also adjusted the e-brake so that it'll hold firmly now.

Longacre toe plates




Have a bubble gauge to look at camber.

Broke down and bought a bumpsteer gauge as the 818 is especially susceptible to bumpsteer. Have a kit to get it closer to 0. Going to measure stock first and then add spacers until it's as close to 0 as possible.



Picked up a Burns muffler and plan to route it out the back right side instead of up high center. That change should keep most of the exhaust smell out of the car.



Heat ring to protect the fiberglass around the exhaust exit.



Spring has brought about some nice driving days!
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:16 PM   #258
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Still wrapping up a few odds n ends on the car. Really just have one major hurdle before I can register the car/get it inspected.

Installed license plate lights for the rear. Also installed dual hella horns and the all important rear view mirror. These are all minor things but important for inspection time.





The alignment is now mostly finished. Toe/camber are within reason for my simple garage tools. Still working on bumpsteer. The gauge I've got isn't really cooperating. Going to give it another go before buttoning things up.



The last major hurdle I need to fall over is the exhaust. It's curretly routed straight out the back. But this leads to smelling like exhaust after driving the car. I have finally acquired all the tools/supplies to route this how I'd prefer. Just need some time to acquaint myself with my AHP welder. The good thing is that there is minimal obstructions to work around within the space. Good for a first timer.



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