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On June 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM, NEU said:

Are you running KYB front and rear? How do you like them with the Eibachs? Are they still comfortable and how hard do you have the KYB set?

Only KYBs in the back. Fronts are still factory originals. Set on 3-4 significantly firmer / tauter even at that setting. Yes, the ride is very comfortable and not jarring. Height is low enough, without having any of the driveway/speed bump/roadway dips issues I had with the XR 

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X1/9 converted to LH2.4 - pistons replaced with Wiseco's, chambers enlarged to 36cc to drop static CR to 10.3:1 - after I broke ring lands on #2 (ran super lean, too high compression 10.8:1)

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Fibreglass rear lid

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chopping up panels for Dallara Kit - test fitment before bonding

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have to do the same to the rear next

 

 

 

 

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Incredible project H.

I will be sharing this with my old Boss, he's a Fiat freak!

 

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On July 31, 2016 at 8:32 AM, 854TGA+ said:

Incredible project H.

I will be sharing this with my old Boss, he's a Fiat freak!

Nice! Didn't you share a video of him racing at one time?

Finally got the headlamps & markers evenly oriented and the surrounds roughed in, so now I can remove the nose section, do the detail & support work on the backside, then bond the nose & fenders to the chassis. Have to make adjusters that can be accessed from the rear, like the old Volvo 700 4-lamp setups.

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Inner arch supports

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On August 12, 2016 at 8:57 AM, gmsgltr said:

sweet!

Thank you.

Made a removeable tow eyelet like my C30

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Nose off, trimmed

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Nose bonded in place

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Headlamp support diagram

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Initial fill for seam - not as bad as thought it would be at all

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Basically a light skim coat to take up the offset - bared the metal only as far as needed for the bondo work

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have to get the nose tips to match - this is my guide

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On mine, the right has to be cut down on the ridge line from stock fender to tip

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left side should be easier to resolve - I added a 1/4" blob to bring it out

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Got the headlamp adjusters made

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More work on tying the nose / fenders together

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lines getting close now

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cut out the fender arch for the Chrysler/Fiat side markers

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Rear panels are fitted - screwed in place until I confirm no suspension / tire contact issues when the 1.5" rear hub adaptors arrive. Right now the wheels are only spaced out 1" with what I had available. After that, I have to remake the inner wheel arches to mate with the panels, and the rear quarter wells

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tire/arch clearance at full suspension compression (no spring in place) - with 1.5" worth of spacers (not safe to drive on, just test fit)

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Rear Coilovers I made last year..

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Considering using C30 rocker panels to tie front & rear - chopped one up to test fit

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On September 14, 2016 at 8:12 AM, tuner4life said:

The C30 rocker panels look great! I'd use them. The whole car looks so good!

Thank you.

The front spoiler lip is too pointy for the rest of the car - so I'm adding a sectioned 960 lip to fatten it up & mirror the nose ridge

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tapered the sides to make the whole thing level & added a section to shift the wheel arch line

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Took it back off today & did the seam trim work, and bonded it in place. Now I just have to do the detail fill work in the junction seam.

 

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Mostly done - fiber-reinforced bondo used on the spoiler/lip seam & wheel arch tie-ins

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with Adam's 1985 744TD M46... 

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Finally getting the C30 rocker panel fitted to where I'm reasonably happy with it. Widened the rear section again.

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Have to make one for the other side next

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43 minutes ago, phunktified said:

May have missed it but are you changing the color or keeping the original red? 

I'm going to paint it (myself) Volvo Passion Red (612). Close enough that I'm not going to do the engine bay & front/rear trunks. At least, not now anyway. The car currently is Fiat/Bertone equivilent of 601 red (built in same plant as the 780 Bertone) 

The Dallara body had a wide stripe that runs from fender tip all the way round the car. I'm probably going to do that in a matt yellow/orange or gold.

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closer to this color combo, I'm planning anyway...

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