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Old 03-31-2013, 09:37 AM   #15
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Simply incredible...

I hope I get to see this G5.R in person some day.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #16
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Wow, that looks absolutely amazing Nathan!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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Awesome!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #18
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Nice work. Where is your shop?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:01 AM   #19
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Simply incredible...

I hope I get to see this G5.R in person some day.
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Wow, that looks absolutely amazing Nathan!
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Awesome!
Thanks guys!

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Nice work. Where is your shop?
In my garage.

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Spindles:

It was a hell of a PITA to detach the control arm from the spindle. I took it to my friend's shop from church. We first tried pressing it out but it was a no go.


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Finally after several failed attempts, we decided to give it heat and it finally popped.


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Since I am taking the complete suspension apart, I figured I'd detail everything! The spindle on the right is in progress with a lot more to do. The red circle on the left upright highlights two more humps that I will also be grinding off. The one that has a bolt hole is to mount the back plate for the stock brakes, but since I’m replacing them, there's no need for the extra ounces of aluminum, LOL... So I'm grinding it off.



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Here you can see a side by side comparison. The three humps were removed as they are just part of the casting process.



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Once I had them completely sanded. I polished them to a mirror finish. (Reference the one on the left) Next thing I did was to tape off the areas where bolts are going through. I didn't want to add paint to those areas and deal with the paint getting jacked up when I'd tighten the bolts. I sanded blasted them again to create paint adherence. (Reference the one on the right)


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Next came a light coat of etching primer.

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And finally ......... the finished product. I painted in a cast aluminum finish.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:13 AM   #20
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You're getting really, really good at this. I'll be surprised after all this is done if you don't get a job offer from some high-end custom company. I can see some rich guy who wants a killer show car hiring you, or you may even open your own custom shop. Your work is starting to rival the best of anything I've seen anywhere. That "after" spindle should be in a glass showcase in a museum lol.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #21
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Amazing detail man. On a side note, how you liking that maxjax lift. I've read some decent reviews about them. I don't have high ceilings either.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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You're getting really, really good at this. I'll be surprised after all this is done if you don't get a job offer from some high-end custom company. I can see some rich guy who wants a killer show car hiring you, or you may even open your own custom shop. Your work is starting to rival the best of anything I've seen anywhere. That "after" spindle should be in a glass showcase in a museum lol.
Thanks Doc, I really appreciate that!

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Amazing detail man. On a side note, how you liking that maxjax lift. I've read some decent reviews about them. I don't have high ceilings either.
I am loving my Max Jax. It's the best tool you can have.

I received my Race Ramps pit stop setup last Thursday. I will be using this one for servicing the car at tracking events.


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Old 04-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #23
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I love my race ramps (just for getting my low front end into my trailer). This kit would be very nice.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:07 AM   #24
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those ramps are so bad ass!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #25
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Those are nice but dam you'd need a seperate trailer just for the ramps.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #26
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Where did you order the race ramps from?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #27
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Looking good.


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Old 04-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #28
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+1 Those are awesome!
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