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Old 10-10-2019, 01:50 AM
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A major milestone reached tonight! Iím finally rolling and steering! Still have to tweak the rear alignment and ride height but Iím super happy with how everything came out and fits. The front flares look like they will be perfect and a 2.5Ē rear flare should give me plenty of rear suspension travel. Iíll get some more detailed pictures with a better camera tomorrow.
Wheels are Forgeline DS3R 18x13 and 19x13

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Super cool! That's exciting to see the body on.
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Thank you all! I rolled it out of the shop today for the first time in almost 4 years. Definitely a cool feeling seeing a project like this come together

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I also put it on my scales today... One of the scales wasnt reading but assuming the FR and FL are pretty close, its already at 2600LBS
I still need to add:
the rest of the cage (chromoly)
fuel tank 26lbs + 23 Gal of fuel
A full interior with small stereo
Bumpers & associated brackets
3 gallons of oil
coolant
lots of misc trim and accessories

I think Ive got to come up with some more weight loss ideas if I want to hit 3400lbs wet w/ driver

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I fired up the power steering pump today... very pleased with everything so far! With the car sitting still, 8* of castor and 13Ē of tire, the pump seemed to pretty effortlessly turn the wheels while drawing 40A under load, and about 10A at rest. Thereís a bit over 1400lbs on the front axle. By comparison, it had a similar feel (steering wheel weight) to a Porsche Cayman I recently had in the shop. The pump is certainly not whisper quiet, but would be unnoticeable with an engine running.
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Power steering video up on youtube, but not sure how to embed it on here... Link:
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Also have V2.0 of the rear flares now... I like the fitup to the body, just need to slim them down ~1.5" These are the ACI ZL1 / L88 4" flares

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Back to the carbon parts, Ive finally got a plan of action for the inner fenders. I picked up these cheap plastic trailer fenders that happen to work very well for the plan I have envisioned for the mold. Im having a very hard time putting any kind of paint, bondo or sealer on the foam (styrene). It distorts too easy under the smallest amount of heat from the curing reaction. Im hoping the plastic will be easier to work with in that sense, just harder to find the complex shapes I need.

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I only want it for the inside edge and radius. I will be extending the "well" out to the fender with some flexible plastic sheet, and then somehow forming the exit duct to that...
Brake duct "tubing" will be integral to keep the flexible hose to a minimum. Im torn between bonding this duct to the body to keep some of the structure in the nose, but I also think it would be far easier if I ever had to service anything to be able to remove this piece. Maybe make parts of it removable? Opinions?

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