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Old 05-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #113
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Agreed! He is running our Stage 5 stuff....that car is built to RUN
Man - I can't imagine how well this car is going to handle. Not only because of your stage 5 kit - but all the weight Nathan's removing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #114
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very curious on the approach of the alu bumpers.. gogogogo!
I think you will really like this mod when we are done!

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Hmm... Nathan you need to invest in a decent postal scale. The one I got was at Harbor Freight and it's $40 http://www.harborfreight.com/70-lb-3...ale-95069.html which, considering what you're doing, would be a worthwhile purchase.

Jim from Optic Armor emailed me and said the 3/16 front glass and 1/8 rear glass together saves 40 lbs over stock. Taking 1/16 off the rear window can't possibly remove 16 lbs so I'm thinking your scale isn't giving accurate info.

Doc you've been suggesting it for a long time and your absolutely right! I'll get one soon.

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Agreed! He is running our Stage 5 stuff....that car is built to RUN
Nothing but the BEST!!!

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Man - I can't imagine how well this car is going to handle. Not only because of your stage 5 kit - but all the weight Nathan's removing.
It definitely will be interesting to see.......

Trunk Redo Part 3

Worked on getting the filler panel cut out, shaped and fitted.

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I am really liking how this is looking. Still need to clean up all the seam sealer.

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Here is the logo we are going to bead roll into the center of the panel. I think it will look killer!

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Stay tuned.......... more to come.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #115
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #116
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So I'm looking at the pic of the new large center opening and it brings to mind a couple of things...

Center outlet exhaust would be a natural

And an old Smoky Yunick nascar trick from 50 years ago... Create a venturi shape for airflow under the truck floor pan with some vertical walls. Place the exhaust tip exits at the lowest pressure point in this venturi. Get free boost of 1 to 2 psi as the low pressure sucks out the exhaust.

Just random thoughts here. In no way is this a suggestion to give you any ideas. HA-HA !!!
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So I'm looking at the pic of the new large center opening and it brings to mind a couple of things...

Center outlet exhaust would be a natural

And an old Smoky Yunick nascar trick from 50 years ago... Create a venturi shape for airflow under the truck floor pan with some vertical walls. Place the exhaust tip exits at the lowest pressure point in this venturi. Get free boost of 1 to 2 psi as the low pressure sucks out the exhaust.

Just random thoughts here. In no way is this a suggestion to give you any ideas. HA-HA !!!

Pilot what did I say...........................


Actually, we are already planning on doing something similar, stay tuned.

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I'm so jealous of Justin, damn finals are getting in the way of me being able to work as much work on the car.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #118
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The look of total concentration!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #119
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The look of total concentration!
Jim he concentrates better when he bites his lip, LOL


Trunk Redo 4

The work continues on the trunk. I did some hammer/dollying and shrinking of the channel were the battery cable ran, creating a flange so that we can rivet the filler panel and make it look more finished.

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Started by heating the metal

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than gradually working it

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and finally cooling to shrink it. This work had a very therapeutic effect! Sorry forgot to take pictures of the finished product but came out really nice.

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This on the other hand was very monotonous!!!

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And not sure how much time I have spent doing this stuff but I am done Looks ten times better.

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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL

Tomorrow, same bat channel.

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #120
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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL
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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
I was thinking the same thing. but with all the seam sealer we removed probably closer to .5lb LOL
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #123
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Jim he concentrates better when he bites his lip, LOL


Trunk Redo 4

The work continues on the trunk. I did some hammer/dollying and shrinking of the channel were the battery cable ran, creating a flange so that we can rivet the filler panel and make it look more finished.

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Started by heating the metal

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than gradually working it

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and finally cooling to shrink it. This work had a very therapeutic effect! Sorry forgot to take pictures of the finished product but came out really nice.

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This on the other hand was very monotonous!!!

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And not sure how much time I have spent doing this stuff but I am done Looks ten times better.

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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL

Tomorrow, same bat channel.
SlimShady what!?
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #124
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #125
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
That is a good question. To be honest I am not sure... I will forward your question to Jim.


OK guys, we have a question for you all. We are currently in the planning phase for installing a 6 pt roll cage. Now with racing seats, a 5 pt harness, and a roll cage, I think most of us will agree that airbags are no longer needed.

Does anyone know if there is a way to set a relay or something so that we don't get the airbag light popping on?

Also, does anyone know if removing the seat belts will throw a light?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #126
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I was asked to throw my 2 cents in as far as i know removing air bags will throw light and code's
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