Old GT3 car

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Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 14 Dec 2016 21:23

Booyah! Back half is getting TIG Welded tonight...

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 15 Dec 2016 22:09

Out for welding...

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Byron510 » 16 Dec 2016 00:11

Damn, well fit tubes are sexy!
Were you involved with the fitting? Time consuming isn't it?
Beautiful work! Doesn't it just make you want to clear coat it the way it is?

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 16 Dec 2016 07:16

I'm having this shop build the whole thing https://www.facebook.com/UnderPressureR ... t/?fref=ts

Since I'm traveling so much for work I decided to let someone else handle it. I'm going to focus my time/energy on finishing the sheetmetal and getting road ready :)

I'm hoping I can get it dyno tuned in the next two weeks. I ordered a complete rubber kit from Datsport and should have it next week. Should be tearing up the streets next month ;)
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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 16 Dec 2016 07:18

Clear coat for sure :)

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 17 Dec 2016 15:40

Done!

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 04 Apr 2018 19:14

Here's a little update... Car is moving along.

Had to redo the front fenders. Most of the metal work is done.

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Don't tell my landlord I welded my Anvil to the safety post...

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by gooned » 04 Apr 2018 21:30

Skillz!

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Byron510 » 04 Apr 2018 22:08

Looks great in grained metal!
Flares are slick, good job.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by RMS » 04 Apr 2018 22:11

nice process!
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Heinrich » 05 Apr 2018 00:11

Awesome
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 30 May 2018 07:17

Thanks Guys. I was hoping to make it to Canby but decided to finish the car instead. It deserves to be shown complete and honestly I don't want to tear it down again..

I'm changing the color so will need to reshoot the engine bay this winter. Plan is pull the motor and put in forged pistons, freshen the head and bomb proof head gasket while shooting the bay and probably a new trunk lid since mine is kinda trash.

The color will be my own mix called "Burgurple"... I'll leave it at that... The car won't blend in with the crowd, I can tell you that. It deserves to stand out ;)

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Lot's of blocking to do still.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by RMS » 30 May 2018 08:40

the hard line on the edge of those flairs works great with the rest of the lines on the car. flows better than the rolled lip found on most 510s
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by Josh K. » 30 May 2018 14:33

RMS wrote:
30 May 2018 08:40
the hard line on the edge of those flairs works great with the rest of the lines on the car. flows better than the rolled lip found on most 510s
For sure. The flares worked out perfect. I'm super happy with them.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Post by greenthumb » 30 May 2018 15:04

car is looking awesome. You must be excited to see the end relatively in sight. Your perseverance gives me hope that mine will eventually get there. Congrats
and yes, those metal flares are the bomb. Excellent work

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