Progress Thread 84ttop: Your Average X275 Street Car

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  1. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    So I did a little work tonight. The front end of my car got the business from a sawzall and grinder. I will hopefully start the rebuild Friday and expect it to take two weeks or so of me putzing around in my spare time. I may be adding another fox to the driveway this weekend too...
     
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    crash is getting a little brother, nice!
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    I prefer "Ugly" or "Nerdstang" lol o_O But yes, this Saturday a 91 GT will be added to the fleet!
     
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    An aero car!?!? What the hell for? :p
     
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    gotta have one good looking car and one fast one LOL
     
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    I am anxiously awaiting to see how this turns out. Im still bummed I couldn't make mine work.
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    I had a few hours this afternoon to work on the car. Made some decent progress for only having 2 hours to play in the garage IMG_20130911_132210_342.jpg IMG_20130911_135637_381.jpg IMG_20130911_135919_804.jpg IMG_20130911_140720_830.jpg IMG_20130911_143731_518.jpg IMG_20130911_143811_326.jpg
    I made some 1/4" plates to cap the frame rails. Welded them up then started to bend the tubing for the front hoop. I actually got this on my first try, no wasted tubing ( I impressed myself, lol). leveled squared and Tig welded in. Please don't mind the mess in the garage, ever since getting that other car I don't have enough room to store all of my parts. Next up is tubing to tie from the cage out to the new front hoop. Now I just need more time...
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    ^^^ look above :)
     
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    Sheeeiiiit son! Almost looks like you know what you are doing! ;)
     
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    Im digging this one so far!
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    I'm making an effort ;). I really want to get it all back together for a race on black Friday.
    Thanks!
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    @Noobz347 Think you could please change this to a progress thread? I want to keep putting the updates in here as I rebuild the car. Thanks!
     
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    Way cool. Looking forward to this! Good luck. Hope you get it done for the race!
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    A little progress over the last few days, still struggling to find the time to get any real work done though. We made some prototype brackets to hold the carbon fiber wing for the back of the car. I think I like the one with the slots better than the one with the holes. Any opinions? IMG_20131001_195210_077.jpg IMG_20131001_195247_963.jpg
     
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    slots definitely
     
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    ****s... i mean slots
     
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Flat spot on the tire much? I didn't realize how bad they were until I dismounted them today...I can't believe we didn't roll this thing over! IMG_20131004_150304524.jpg
     
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  19. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Eh ... it will round back out
     
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    had they been slicks it would have...

    im a firm believer that Don burtons wreck would have been REALLY bad had it been on slicks. when it came off the wall sideways i think the slicks would have rolled over and dug in. radials with the stiffer sidewalls help it stay up right
     
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