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 Post subject: CMC R1 Rebuild
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Well I gave up on finishing my 7 this year, having 4 kids leaves little time. However I donated my RX-7 track car to my little cousin and wanted to get back on the track before the race season is over so this led me to purchase a finished 7 from a forum member here. Its a little rough around the edges but I planned on repainting it and new bodywork. After getting it home I started a front to back inspection and found several things that concerned me from a safety standpoint. So rather than putting it right on the road I started stripping it right away and I'm going to be replacing every nut, bolt, and washer and building it back up with fresh paint and body work. Pictures to follow....


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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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Will be fun to watch. Hit me up if you run into anything goofy. It may be something I've seen on my R1 project

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Go Dog Go!
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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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Go Dog Go!
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Dear Mr. Biqut2- While I'm not sure I wanna refer to you as a "Dog", I join Marcus in wishing you success.
Woof-Woof... Uhhh... I mean, Good Luck! :mrgreen:
J Dog Kemp

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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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GonzoRacer wrote:
horizenjob wrote:
Go Dog Go!
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Dear Mr. Biqut2- While I'm not sure I wanna refer to you as a "Dog", I join Marcus in wishing you success.
Woof-Woof... Uhhh... I mean, Good Luck! :mrgreen:
J Dog Kemp


I suspect it's a regional pronunciation thing JD. .. He might have meant "Dawg". :mrgreen:

Ya know, as in "BullDawgs". ....
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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:17 pm 
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2014/06/21 Got the car home.
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2014/06/27 Removed body work.
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2014/06/28 Finishing tear down with my K9 helper.
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2014/06/30 Primed and ready for paint.
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2014/07/01 First coat of gloss black.
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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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But the yaller was purty!!

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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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having 4 kids leaves little time.


Go Dog Go! is a Suess book for children...

A simple book, but I think the lesson is Go!. ( and have fine too! )

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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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carguy123 wrote:
But the yaller was purty!!

The more I looked at it the yellow was an eye sore, didn't like it at all.


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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:26 am 
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biqut2 wrote:
carguy123 wrote:
But the yaller was purty!!

The more I looked at it the yellow was an eye sore, didn't like it at all.


safety yellow didn't do it for me either.


Amazing how easy it is to strip a 7, isn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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Yeah if it weren't for galded bolts I'd have had it all stripped in one afternoon. That's okay though I'll be coming home today with all new grade 8 hardware courtesy of caterpillar.


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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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2014/07/03 Floor welded in place and painted.
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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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I got the floor welded in solid today, final coat of paint, brake lines installed, master cylinder installed, pedals in place, steering rack installed. Tomorrow maybe I'll get the front suspension back on and put the axle in so it'll be a roller again.


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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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201/07/06 Axle in place

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 Post subject: Re: CMC R1 Rebuild
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I think I recognize that car as being from Georgia.

I like your dog, dog. :cheers:

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