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Old 02-25-2019, 09:53 PM   #101
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Finally done painting! The whole process sucked, having to preheat for a few hours, paint, and let it bake for at least seven. At least I'm done for now. There will definitely be some touch up after the cage goes in but at that point it'll be late April and that's usually not bad in Michigan.

Overall I think the paint turned out nice. It'll be a nice contrast with the dark gray I'm planning for the cage, flocked dash, and carbon seats.

All that's really left is pulling as much of the dash harness as possible and peeling off the roof. Once the stuff I need to get done is done I may go after making some simple aluminum door cards for the front doors.

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:30 PM   #102
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Well, struck on on getting someone to remove my windshield. They either wanted a stupid fee or just wouldn't do it.

Ordered up a windshield removal attachment for my oscillating multi-tool... $16 and we'll see if I can get it out without breaking it. I give it a 25% chance of success. If I do break it, well they wanted to charge me basically what it cost to put in a new windshield last year so I'm not out that much. Wish me luck. Whenever that bit shows up I'll take my shot at it.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:03 PM   #103
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Started on the roof today. I'm happy to report it's going incredibly fast. I hit about 50 spot welds in about an hour.





The rear roof supports came out as I was drilling out the roof, but the main beam between the B pillars will stay until the cage goes in and keeps it all tied together.





Also managed a solo hatch removal to get the back side of the roof panel loosened up. Should be able to get those all tonight.

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Old 03-02-2019, 12:05 AM   #104
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Convertible! Mostly.



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Old 03-02-2019, 06:43 AM   #105
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Looks like a very serious effort, Iím subscribing.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:09 AM   #106
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Looks like a very serious effort, Iím subscribing.
The more the merrier!

Some shots of how the roof steps down in the hatch area, which is different than the sedans. Nice thing is you only have to take off your hatch versus the rear lite like in the sedans.





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Old 03-02-2019, 02:32 PM   #107
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As it turns out my blade showed up today so no time like the present. I'll be cutting the sides and top edge with the blade, then using standard piano wire for the bottom edge of the windshield.



Wish me luck.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:48 AM   #108
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Well that blade was pretty much useless, it broke in about 2 minutes, but my harbor freight windshield cutting kit worked like a champ. I basically wrapped wire all the way around the exterior, clamped one end, then pulled the wire in through the inside of the car.

The glass is out, and I didn't break it! Suck it Safelite and your naysaying.

Remainder of the roof is also off and the car has been vacuumed out for the thousandth time. Overall roof weight is 24 pounds for the skin, 1 pound 2 oz for those little braces. Figure another 2 for the b-pillar beam.



Proof of life and hopefully safe from anybody in the basement.





I guess this means I'm pretty much done with cage prep at this point. I'll get ahold of my fabricator this coming week and see if he wants to hold onto mid April or move it up, cuz I'm ready!
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:26 PM   #109
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Spoke with the fabricator and we're holding with mid-April. He also said take the doors off so I guess I'll take the doors off the night before I send it out. I'm running out of room to keep stuff in my garage!

On a side note, these pieces of glory showed up:



Tillett B6 and B6-xl in carbon. 9.9# each, good for 72 pounds of savings. I can't help but feel like there's a bit of a carbon/black/yellow theme coming together for the interior... hmmm
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:04 PM   #110
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Door cards fabbed up. Just need to paint them to match the rest of the interior, add edge guard, and make the pulls.



2 pounds 2 ounces each with deadening, but they would rattle like crazy without it.

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:45 PM   #111
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy



Fresh off the mold. Shipping by Friday once he cleans up the edges and drills the various holes. I'll update with weight when I get it.

Also got my edge guard and straps for my door cards and pulls I'll be making.
Hopefully I'll find time this weekend to wrap up that project.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:29 AM   #112
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So what are your goals with this thing? What kinds of racing are you involved with?
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #113
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Drag. See how close to 10's I can get on the stock turbo then add a bigger one and then see how close to 9's I can get. Also just because it's fun.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:35 PM   #114
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Drag. See how close to 10's I can get on the stock turbo then add a bigger one and then see how close to 9's I can get. Also just because it's fun.
I got a feeling this thing is going to end up faster than you expect once you go big turbo... stoopid light -- stoopid power -- stoopid fast
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:13 PM   #115
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Hopefully you're right. I'm figuring a turbo in the 60# range, but want to keep power to 450-500 at the wheels and have a flatter torque curve. I only have Manley h beams, which are rated to 150hp each so theoretically I should limit my build to 600bhp.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:47 PM   #116
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Door cards are mostly done. We had our first day over 60 this year so I jumped on having some warm weather to be able to paint with the car no longer enclosed...



Tomorrow I'll put the edge trim on, and then install them. I figure I'll get some black coarse thread screws for that.

Hot tip: heat up an old bolt with your torch to melt holes in your straps:



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Old 03-15-2019, 03:08 PM   #117
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Door cards are done.





Overall I'd say they turned out pretty nice.

All that's really left on my list is remove the doors, and fix the steering column grommet.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:41 AM   #118
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Love it!! Keep us entertained!!
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:06 PM   #119
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Feast your eyes:













This single purchase saved 17.5 pounds. Add a few more for the b-pillar beam when it comes out. That is some pretty serious bag for the buck in terms of paid weight savings when you consider this cost a mere $1,000.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:07 PM   #120
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Cut out the b-pillar beam today... Heavier than I thought at about 5.25 pounds. Overall savings for the CF roof will be about 23.5-24 pounds.



Hopefully I'll find time this weekend to knock out some odd jobs. I want to fab up some new sill plates and finish cleaning up the mating surface for the roof. I still need to fix the steering column grommet, then make sure the fuse panel and dash harness can be moved for welding on the forward laterals, and finally pull off the doors. T-minus three weeks till it goes to the fabricator so time is finally running out.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:33 PM   #121
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Made the sill plates today.... Think they turned out decent.

Semi-pro tip. If you don't want paint to bleed through your time consuming tape job, hit it with a quick spray of clear to seal the edges up.





That's probably it for the weekend, taking the kiddos to monster jam tomorrow.
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 PM   #122
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Not bad looking. One of them decided to essentially melt after I hit them with a final clear coat so I need to redo one. Bummer. Guess I won't clear after painting next time.

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