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Old 24th October 2017, 07:45 AM   #221
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Beautiful work H!! Great design and excellent execution. I can't wait to get it welded in!


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Old 25th October 2017, 06:31 PM   #222
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Speaking of beautiful work!!Check out these before and after pics!!
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Old 25th October 2017, 06:33 PM   #223
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Old 25th October 2017, 07:11 PM   #224
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Old 25th October 2017, 08:52 PM   #225
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Huge Improvement......Huge!
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Old 29th October 2017, 12:53 AM   #226
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Amazing how much better that looks. From school bus to GT in one move! Amazing workmanship and thank you for posting and sharing all your modifications.
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Got busy fixing this old girl up a little whilst I wait for the last of my parts to come and for Infinity to sort out some issues with their stuff.








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Old 29th October 2017, 11:20 AM   #228
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Wow Andy!

I often wondered how to effectively repair aluminum bodies... Do you have to anneal the metal first to soften it up so it can be re-worked without fracturing?
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Old 29th October 2017, 02:55 PM   #229
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That's some pretty impressive work!
Your GT-R looks like it's ready for a test drive!!! How far are you from the maiden voyage???

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I often wondered how to effectively repair aluminum bodies... Do you have to anneal the metal first to soften it up so it can be re-worked without fracturing?
Hi Randy, Just working with 3003 as it comes into the shop, only annealing where I'm rolling it around the steel round bar frame as its so tight. the biggest issue is welding to some of the old body which in places is a 1/32" or less and not the most clean of material. An interesting project though and my first go at this kind of thing.

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That's some pretty impressive work!
Your GT-R looks like it's ready for a test drive!!! How far are you from the maiden voyage???

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Hi Ron.
Once I get the Infinity boxes back and hopefully they do what there supposed to do then I'm just short of a couple of vital parts to help propel it forward, Ive been hoping for some time now that they will show up.

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Old 2nd November 2017, 07:05 PM   #232
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Wheel arches, fronts that is. Getting ever closer now.



The rear upper arches that bond into the engine cover have now been modified from the race versions to fit the GT-R and have now gone to have molds made so they will be available soon, the whole arch kit will consist of eight pieces two front and six for the rear.


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Old 6th November 2017, 08:18 PM   #233
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So I started to rough fit the front arches today.



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Old 10th November 2017, 09:30 PM   #234
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I finished up the trim on the front wheel arches to the fenders today.





And got the rear upper wheel arch about finishes up



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Old 12th November 2017, 06:08 PM   #235
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Are those ever nice! I have been a little worried about the wheel well liners. so it is nice to know you have some. I understand that Fran will have some also. Thanks for thinking of us in making then available.
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