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Old 07-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #477
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You must remember that They've removed the cowl so there is about 6 inches gained that would normally hide the engine. Lots of space for a move like 2".
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:08 AM   #478
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You must remember that They've removed the cowl so there is about 6 inches gained that would normally hide the engine. Lots of space for a move like 2".
On top of all the hoses, wires, lines, modules, etc that have been moved. Even with 2 inches back it will be the roomiest engine bay out of all 5th gens haha.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #479
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Introducing Project G5.R. The main goal is to push the envelope in the suspension/ handling department. Our dream would be to get an invitation to the 2014 Optima Challenge. The second goal is to build it with a level of attention to detail worthy of a spot at SEMA.


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The plan is to shed as much weight as possible (approx 500 lbs). We will also be pushing the engine baack 2" and drop it 1". The will help transfer weight off the front and lower the center of gravity.



















What wheels are on the rendering? And what model? Nice build BTW
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:05 AM   #480
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i would never move the motor 2 inches back.. you'd pretty much say bye bye to the rear spark plugs. just like on a 4th gen lol.
pushing the 4th gen motor back 2 inches would be saying good bye to the front plugs
and the rear plugs would actually be saying hello, as they'd be in the drivers seat by that point.

i love how roomy the 5th gen is in comparison...
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #481
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Yes hoping to lose approx 15 lbs.

One more for you since your so complimenting, LOL

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:37 AM   #482
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Anytime I need a "wow" moment, I come here at look at the outcome of hard, dedicated work. Inspiring.
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This is amazing to say the least!!

Al, you and your sons must be very proud to have built this. That is something to be proud of right there!!
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What wheels are on the rendering? And what model? Nice build BTW
Thanks and Forgeline competition series GA1R open lug

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Incredible work and detail on this build. I would want to get buried in this thing after the amount of time, money, and effort that has gone into this build. I don't think I would ever be able to part with it.
Thanks and the ideas is to pass it on as a family air loom, LOL

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I don't know how you guys are so patient. I would have half ass slapped it together to go tear up some tracks with it. With all of the weight loss that thing will drive so much different/ better than any other gen 5. Great work.
Don't think the idea hasn't crossed our minds on multiple occasions, LOL But the end vision keeps us going.

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i love how you routed the rear section of the roll-cage. Looks like you'd be able to have a backseat in there and a decent amount of room for passengers (if they were wearing helmets lol)
Thanks and its about as tight as it can get.

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Hi Nathen,

Who's catch can is that ?

opps I almost forgot - WOW
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Looks like an Apex catch can.

Those engine shots are amazing. I really want to get my hands on some Katech valve covers.
You got it, Apex. We did modify the bracket to allow us to mount it to the block.

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i would never move the motor 2 inches back.. you'd pretty much say bye bye to the rear spark plugs. just like on a 4th gen lol.
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Yes. Moving the engine back takes some of the weight off of the front wheels and changes the cars center of gravity. It shifts some of that weight onto the rear wheels. At the same time it also takes some load off of the brakes to assist in breaking. A road course car will actually handle better with a little more weight on the rear wheels than it would with a perfect 50/50.
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You must remember that They've removed the cowl so there is about 6 inches gained that would normally hide the engine. Lots of space for a move like 2".
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On top of all the hoses, wires, lines, modules, etc that have been moved. Even with 2 inches back it will be the roomiest engine bay out of all 5th gens haha.
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pushing the 4th gen motor back 2 inches would be saying good bye to the front plugs
and the rear plugs would actually be saying hello, as they'd be in the drivers seat by that point.

i love how roomy the 5th gen is in comparison...
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front/rear weight distribution would be my assumption.
^^^^ Bingo, we got rid of a lot of weight off the rear and figured it would help compensate.

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How is the rear cradle
Craig sent us this pictures today. Everything is welded in except for the upper control arm brackets. He still need to finish the upper control arms. Hoping to get everything ready for shipping by tonight.
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Sorry for the delay on updates. We have a lot of stuff we've done but haven't had time to down load pictures and post the updates. Hopefully over the weekend I'll get some time.

I feel the interior is going to be as nice as the rest of the car. Wiat till you guys see what we are doing.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:13 PM   #483
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Excited about the interior, but you better have mirrors underneath at events so people can appreciate that one-off cradle.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:28 PM   #484
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #485
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #486
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dam that engine bay alone is worth 50k , when you go to S.E.M.A. you will get the riddler award
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:25 AM   #487
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:08 AM   #488
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Excited about the interior, but you better have mirrors underneath at events so people can appreciate that one-off cradle.
LOL, we thinks we are going to put any panels on so that folks could see all the mechanical work going into it.

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Wow!!!!!!
This thing should be 60 to 70 lbs lighter.

Finishing up the upper control arms.

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dam that engine bay alone is worth 50k , when you go to S.E.M.A. you will get the riddler award
Thanks bud, that's high praise indeed!

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Sorry guys we been to busy to post pictures.


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We redid the shock towers an second time. We were concern since the car is going to be seeing track duty the skim coat would crack under load. So we removed it and welded all the seem to give it added strength. Sorry no pictures of the process but here they are after skimming them. A little smoother look as we dd away with the seem line.

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Skim coated all the spot welds that were left after removing the L brace on each side. Half of the trans tunnel will be exposed metal and the other half we'll be covered in the flooring material we are using.


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The rear section is going to mimic the engine bay. So are leaving it in metal. The divider will be simular to the firewall. The give it a clean look we are welding all the holes in the interior quarters. Welded 40 plus holes so far and have about another 40 to go. Made a little filler panel to fill in the factory recess. It will get powder coated anthracite with exposed bolts. similar to the panels in the engine bay on each side of the shock towers.

Also skim coated all the spot welded on the rear floor for a cleaner look.


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Justin's handy work on the brake lines.


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AS lot more stuff has been done I'll try posting when I get a chance.

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Old 08-28-2014, 08:10 PM   #490
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