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  1. Noodles sounds good! I'll probably be in the Fiat this year at Carlisle, unlikely I'll have the V8 swap complete in time.
  2. Hey Anthony! See you at Carlisle or EuroMeet this coming year?
  3. Hood & sides painted/blended roof transitions good enough dome light & sunroof motor cover done Archie approves of the truck next.... aftermarket harness I chopped it in half so it can be unplugged at the firewall though
  4. If yours is actually fucked, and you can't locate a '99 unit, you can make the '00 version work, just have to combine the '98 right outer axle/CV with the '00 inner section, since the casing offset is different.
  5. Dang forgot to update here - the pickup is mostly done at this point. Just details to cleanup. more X1/9 also got an upgrade
  6. I'm not going to change the registration class - too much hassle The bed posts are just to allow for large irregular loads. The floor will either be the stock panels stripped of carpet & epoxied, or metal versions of them. working on the various filler panels
  7. Thank you. Without the opening hatch, the bed really is too short for 4x8 sheets of plywood, sheetrock. Although, the main reason for doing it is that the Swedes don't - their A-Traktor legal requirements prohibit a real truck bed, so they always chop the door in half. Stiggy Pop on TB has been my main inspiration, he made his (about 4 years ago) with a functional gate - he had to chop off a couple inches to make it clear the wheel arches - but his roof line is longer than mine.
  8. The drivetrain stays redblock - all I did was +T with all the factory add-ons, oil cooler, etc. Maybe DTR it could get a drivetrain swap, we'll see I don't have a 240 - my son has a few.
  9. Thank you! My next project is a 740 wagon, I'm turning it into a pickup The cab will look something like this: some sketches
  10. Drove the car to Colombus, Ohio & back this summer. Fiat gathering out there. Car ran very well, but.... the header I made leaks at the flange, and it is a significant restriction in terms of performance. I found a PLM header for the K24 - so I'm in the process of making that fit bought 2" SS mandrel bends to fix it had to remove the cross support to do this - I'll make a new section when it's all done runners rerouted for the Fiat chassis Slip joint sections cut from original header & reinstalled reworked 2-1 collectors to fit mostly welded Cat is going to go under Muffler on top notched & rewelded the crossmember where I needed clearance for the collector
  11. He had a thread on my X1/9 forum for that build - very nicely done all over. $43K is a nice price for an X1/9 K/swap. They'll have to bury me in mine, I'm never selling it....
  12. Forgot to update on the X1/9: Drive to Carlisle - only me & one Volvo this year - Fiat got moved away from adjacent to the Volvo section this year The other red X1/9 is what mine looked like originally I did get this Did the exhaust note trials - just for fun - noticed I'm getting some oil smoke Finally got the car Dyno-tuned on Thursday. 195WHP, 165WTQ https://youtu.be/YRUDMYGVwCY https://youtu.be/gkhGNtn2R6c
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