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PostPosted: April 30, 2018, 9:00 am 
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installed the driveshaft, axles, transmission, engine saturday. Then yesterday i got most of the wiring finished. Just some minor wiring like the wideband sensor, radiator fans and headlights, tail lights are left. Yesterday i got all the engine wiring down to ecu and instrument cluster. I was pretty excited to see my engine light do its "flash" (special rom) and the motor turned over. Just need grab some E85 and test fire this thing

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and my youngest of 4, he has pretty much been right there the entire build

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PostPosted: May 2, 2018, 7:37 am 
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I sent some info and pics to "Steffy's", its a shop out east that keeps coming up anytime i search PennDOT specially constructed vehicle stuff requirements. The guy that normally does it was off sick but the, Fred, who i called Jeff, in the email, was super nice. And offered to help even knowing that im 300 miles away and plan to use a shop in Pittsburgh. Problem is I havent found a shop in Pittsburgh thats ever done anything similar to this or even a dune buggy

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PostPosted: May 4, 2018, 3:33 pm 
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i need to bend a radius, hmmmmmm

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PostPosted: May 5, 2018, 7:05 am 
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We have self propelled

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PostPosted: May 7, 2018, 2:34 pm 
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cracked rad and springless suspension made quick work of the test drive but its gonna be a hoot

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PostPosted: May 14, 2018, 7:28 am 
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got my coilovers installed and tried mounting my hood. the hinge idea i had didnt work out in real life, in CAD it was perfect, it reality i couldnt open hood without ripping the brackets off the frame. so its just going to be pinned in like 5 spots after i straighten it some more. Also got some neat hose from work to use as intercooler piping.

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PostPosted: May 24, 2018, 7:51 am 
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downpipe is finished

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PostPosted: May 24, 2018, 4:11 pm 
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That's pretty.

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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 6:39 am 
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Oooh, shiny thing!!! Bubba like shiny thing!!! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: May 29, 2018, 7:37 am 
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took a short video why i waited for it to warm up to operating temp on the street

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PostPosted: June 13, 2018, 7:39 am 
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lights and bed about done. still waiting on backorded tail lights

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Probably the world's quickest jungle gym! :cheers: A lot more room in the engine bay than my Outback that's for sure. :D

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PostPosted: June 19, 2018, 8:07 am 
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got my other headlight back from jpcycles. and got the lexan cut and installed.

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sorry for crappy photos, my Samsung broke and im using a Asus until the Note9 is released

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PostPosted: June 19, 2018, 8:21 am 
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I must have slept thru a staff meeting or something... I wasn't expecting the lexan body panels.
That is AWESOME! Very cool idea, looks wild n crazy! (I mean that in a good way.)

And you've made a great jungle gym for the kids. What's not to like?!?!! :mrgreen:

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GonzoRacer wrote:
I wasn't expecting the lexan body panels.


Ditto! I had to look twice to see iffin I wasn't seeing things. See through body panels...... next thing you know, they'll put a man on the moon!

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