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05-02-2016 06:52 PM
Mile30 Bye-bye pics from tow day last week

05-02-2016 06:18 PM
Mile30 I got almost all the pics taken for the exhaust I had to make for this damn thing, but some of the welds are of the ugliest ever seen by human eyes and I don't need to hear about that bit!!!! (lol, kinda...)

Other than the booger welds I spit the last two cut together with, the whole thing doesn't look too terrible for a first attempt at 1) welding & 2) custom exhaust.

05-02-2016 06:09 PM
Mile30 Reconnected and double-checked the boost controller wiring before calling the tow truck

Down off the jack stands for the first time in six+ months

Ready to head to McNew's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-02-2016 06:03 PM

05-02-2016 05:55 PM

No time to sit down... Focus Rising is gonna be here too damn fast.
05-02-2016 05:52 PM
Mile30 "This is the last piece for a while. Swear it..."

I'm picking up a rear splitter from a certain internet-(in)famous mk1.5 that was just sold. That was the trick piece I needed to wrap up the rear valance cutout. Lemme dig into loading some pics I didn't have time for day-of.
05-02-2016 05:48 PM
Originally Posted by sailor View Post
They're working now, though it takes time to load all of them.

I've been hearing about photo hosting site issues lately, not up on all the details.
My brother had a hiccup a long time ago that wiped his online stuff out; he's run his own ftp site to host all his stuff since... I was offered an invite to throw it all in there, but the idea of rebuilding all the thread's pictures is revolting. It's working today, anyhow. Another mid-build crisis averted. Time to concentrate again.

So, I'm trying to catch up but the big national is creeping ever faster. No rest for the weary, but I need to find a painter or the bawls to d.i.y. within the next week or so or I gotta rock last year's look and this year's excuses.
04-25-2016 09:59 PM
sailor They're working now, though it takes time to load all of them.

I've been hearing about photo hosting site issues lately, not up on all the details.
04-25-2016 09:54 PM
Mile30 Damn! What happened to my pictures?!?!?!?!

Here I was all happy that the car is done... IT'S DONE, MARTY! IT's *burp* IT'S ALREADY HEADED TO McNEW'S!
04-11-2016 09:54 PM
Mile30 I got this off a fellow fanatic up in Pennsylvania accidentally. I have been looking for a Stoffler rear valance for a few years having run across a familiar conundrum: got money-no part but if you are flatfooted the thing is right there! This time the site in Australia I found a while ago (that had it AND would ship here) was gone when I had the budget back on track.

I got a splitter from the Rieger from this gentleman and he also had this thing for sale. It was meant to be! I like most of the lines on the piece, but I have no desire to run dual tips on mine so the center bit was unnecessary for me. Learning the body repair chemicals to fix the rear the way I wanted has been pretty fun, possibly because I picked an easy project to start with!

The valance

I wanted to get the front fascia supported a little bit better, so I made some brackets with aluminum bar stock. New retainers in the fenders (Thanks, Internet!) and the aluminum holding more surface area. I'll really need to screw up for this to go awry.

These bastards took the better part of a week to get finished because the car is spread out at too many places. That, and I don't have a garage at my place I can put shop tools!
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