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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    The dash did not align with the door card on the passenger side while it almost perfectly gaped with the card on the left door. Found pics of other SLCs with the same issue. Unfortunately the owners did not make the correction which I can totally understand because it is just another P.I.T.A...
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    1967 Mustang Fastback on SLC chassis

    These guys bought a Need for Speed Bugatti stunt car and setting on a 1967 Mustang Fastback https://www.carvibz.com/muscle-cars/mid-engined-1967-mustang-fastback-is-built-on-a-need-for-speed-movie-bugatti-stunt-car/ https://www.youtube.com/c/BisforBuild
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Hello Kyle, I just sat in the car yesterday after the corrected steering column position toward the left and did not get the impression that is it is too tight for me. I can only speak for myself. I am 5'11" at 185 Lbs, so not the biggest guy, using Tillet B5s. Plenty of room on the left side...
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    Kurt H (hoffkm) SL-C build thread

    Thank you Kurt, This is the last piece I need to finish my throttle assembly.
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    More pictures, I hit the button to early:rolleyes:
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Moving forward with the dashboard. On that subject I'll have more than one posting. The first thing I noticed was that the material thickness under the windshield on my car was very inconsistent and created a bumpy surface resulting in the dash to not fit that area very well. After reworking...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Hello Joel, I am using the abrasive wheel cutting tool in the picture with Fiberglass, especially when Gelcoat is applied. The strong motor is consistent and gives you excellent control over the cut. Similar to a Dremmel but much stronger and the brushless motor does not heat up. I don't use...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Spent some time with trimming and installing the carbon fiber door cards in preparation to fit the dash. It took and minute or two to get those properly fitted. On mine, the factory pre-cut left me with a huge gap to adjust. I started with a 6mm (1/4") distance from the door card to the inner...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Chipping away little by little... Continuing on the doors. Cleaned up the factory door window pre-cut outs for maximum visibility and a cleaner look. I don't use sharp corners and cut radii instead with a hole saw to prevent stress risers.
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Last year in August I posted a few pictures of a the beginning of the build of a Bonneville Land Speed Record Bike. I am certain that what I posted was everything but convincing and probably to some, just hot air. The bike is done for three month and I thought I owe an update on what kept me...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    With the hinges in place I was able to set the doors. To find the correct spot for the holes to be drilled the first time so guessing was required I used some punches I made up similar to what Ken suggested. All that time spent finding the critical spots the body is responding to is paying off...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    In order to hang the doors I wanted to prevent the shiny billet hinges to get beat up by scratching. I followed Ken's idea with the guide rollers and backing plates which I bonded to the body. You can hang a tank from those plates which will be a good thing since I'll be installing the actuators...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    After the body was lowered onto the tub it was time to find all the fun spots to tweak the windshield, door gaps and a setup with nearly identical measurements front and back. I started roughing the body after I aligned it. Here are some impressions of my alignment results. Windshield first
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    I have modified the center console to a little wider version. I feel that the new design is aesthetically more pleasing and will form later a nicer transition to the dash. It is still on the backbone of original narrow console to give me as much space as possible to keep the seats close to center.
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Installed the Audi R8 shifter in its final place and locked it in with the original center console which I am not certain will remain or be replaced with a completely different design. Time will tell..
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ! I guess I have nothing better to do on new years day then spending it in the garage...:). Some progress to report. The tub and roll cage are in and the body lowered from its suspended Hypersleep from under the ceiling. Initial fitment and measurements are positive. Followed...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Getting ready to drop the tub in for good. During test fitment with seats I noticed a deflection in the tub area of the seat front depending on where you put your foot to get into the seat. To prevent the tub from cracking and fatigue from stress, I fabricated these dimpled light weight supports.
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    I was going back and forth between the race bike and the SLC. The bike is on hold now until the engine is done in February. Back on the SLC, I enlarged the holes for the air conditioning to increase flow and started to fit the tub to fabricate the close outs. The chose a lip seal instead of a...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Hello Joel, I purchased at the time from Tabzone as well before switching to tuned length headers. If I remember correctly I went with 3/8" steel and used factory LS7 gasket. The profile was milled in the factory LS7 stainless manifold flange to properly seat and to create the required pressure...
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Neither, made from 660 steel. Aerospace grade steel with incredible tensile strength. Cheers
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