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Old 3rd April 2017, 06:59 PM   #41
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Dry sump oil tank brackets, 1/8" 3003 plate, rolled, welded and riveted to the chassis



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Old 3rd April 2017, 08:24 PM   #42
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Doesn't cutting a big-ass hole in the front chassis weaken it significantly?
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Old 3rd April 2017, 08:52 PM   #43
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Doesn't cutting a big-ass hole in the front chassis weaken it significantly?
I wouldn't have done it if i thought it would harm the chassis, Keeping the opening cuts well away from the corners will not affect the integrity of the tub, then welding a second bulkhead panel across the inside of the tub probably results in a stiffer tub than before.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 09:59 PM   #44
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GT-R in good company
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Old 3rd April 2017, 10:06 PM   #45
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Mounting the fenders to the A pillars

I bonded then glazed over these aluminum brackets, with riv-nuts in the A pillar plate and slightly oversize holes in the fender plates it gives great control over alignment.

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Old 4th April 2017, 09:30 PM   #46
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A little more adjusting to the body fit today.
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Old 8th April 2017, 01:11 PM   #47
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It is hard to put in to words how blown away I am. WOW! Great job customizing this awesome car. I would like to be on the list of the tail lights. Can't wait to see what you do next.
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Old 8th April 2017, 02:22 PM   #48
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When you say "OEM or Factory" do you mean the current Ford GT their making? Or originally?
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Old 8th April 2017, 05:00 PM   #49
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Old 10th April 2017, 10:40 PM   #50
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When you say "OEM or Factory" do you mean the current Ford GT their making? Or originally?
Original parts from the 2005 2006 Ford GTs.
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Old 12th April 2017, 07:53 PM   #51
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Okay after a week away with this beast its back on to the GT build


First order of the week was to finish up the quarter panels and rockers that I had separated from one another in order to tighten up the shuts. Then onto making the engine cover hinge.
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Old 12th April 2017, 07:59 PM   #52
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Old 12th April 2017, 08:08 PM   #53
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Milled up a Billet plate to bond to the under side of the engine cover and fabled up sone 3/16th plate and welded that to the rear frame for the the rest of the hinge.
Ill have to re mount the tail and trim a large amount of off the engine cover return but ill make it work.
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Old 13th April 2017, 06:22 PM   #54
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A little progress on the tail hinging.



Latches getting mounted
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Old 14th April 2017, 07:17 PM   #55
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I bonded in some blocks to accept the latches yesterday then drilled of and mounted the latches and safety's today, really pleased with the results today.
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Old 14th April 2017, 07:30 PM   #56
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The whole project doesn't look like its to bad to do for any one willing to take it on especially if you were to use the aero latches on the front edge, basic fabrication and welding skills would get it done. Now just to re mount the tail.
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Old 14th April 2017, 07:39 PM   #57
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I managed to get an OEM rear window into the engine cover today also, I was quite surprised to find out that it didn't fit into the aperture, especially as the said window came out of the same tail that these moulds were derived from, only an 1/8 of an inch had to be trimmed all around to get it to drop in but enough to be a pain.
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Old 15th April 2017, 10:21 AM   #58
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Really nice work. Did you use HSRF for the fiberglass bonding on the latches?
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Old 15th April 2017, 10:38 AM   #59
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Really nice work. Did you use HSRF for the fiberglass bonding on the latches?
No it was a Hysol high temp adhesive.
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Old 17th April 2017, 10:43 AM   #60
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What's the reason for the latches and hinges, are they not part of the kit from RCR?
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