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Old 02-15-2011, 07:20 PM
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Shave the bay! I STARTED doing this on my buddy's Fox-Stang, but he decided to pull the job out from underneath me. so *** him.. Just needed a flap-wheel sanding disc for the grinder and it would have came out a little better.
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Originally Posted by bayer-z28 View Post
Shave the bay!
Its gonna be pretty tight....dropped by the shop today. No new pics, maybe tomorrow...

Wheels may not be officially on for another couple months . Motor build delay (intake and tbody ) puts the new bullet between the fenders mid-April. PowerTour is coming....hope I don't miss it!
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^ Is this the RHS 460 build thread on LSxnation? And in here too, IIRC.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bayer-z28 View Post
^ Is this the RHS 460 build thread on LSxnation? And in here too, IIRC.
yes, sir
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Looking good. What finish are the centers your Fikses?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Trick View Post
Looking good. What finish are the centers your Fikses?
Dark Speed Silver...

Couple shots on a 1st gen:


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Old 02-21-2011, 07:00 PM
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The little details are starting to take shape!!! Progress has been slow, but she hits the booth on Wednesday




Somewhere under there is car itchin' to get back on the street!!
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In for finished pics. Shock towers are beginning to look good! Did you weld the seams at all?
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Originally Posted by White.Lightning View Post
In for finished pics. Shock towers are beginning to look good! Did you weld the seams at all?
Seams filled with lead, welded all the holes that won't be used...some other minor tweaks that you'd' have to park two cars side-by-side to see. Once the finish product is available, I'll point some of them out...

One of my before and after fav's...

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Originally Posted by LPE 403 View Post
Seams filled with lead, welded all the holes that won't be used
Why did you use lead on the seams instead of welding them?
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Originally Posted by White.Lightning View Post
Why did you use lead on the seams instead of welding them?
Wanted to keep the structural integrity of the shock tower reinforcements - they are still in place. Lead was a solution to transition the step of the reinforcement wall stock to the rest of the fender smoothly. If you compare the fender pics in my earlier posts with the new ones you'll see what I mean. Pretty cool, old school process....

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I've seen people weld the seams before and would have thought it would make things stronger if anything. I'll look into the lead. I plan on doing the same when I pull my engine.

Keep up the good work!!!
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Let's get this thing done already!!!

Can't wait to hear that monster run dude!!
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Wow very nice.
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Originally Posted by OIF1VET View Post
Let's get this thing done already!!!

Can't wait to hear that monster run dude!!
Going as fast as we can!! Still a couple hang-ups on the induction side as you know! Be nice to get her home to make room for the new stuff!!!
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Tell the body shop to hurry up! My wrenches are ready...
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Originally Posted by White.Lightning View Post
I've seen people weld the seams before and would have thought it would make things stronger if anything. I'll look into the lead. I plan on doing the same when I pull my engine.

Keep up the good work!!!
I would have thought that too, ive seen testing to where pressure will be put on the weld and normaly it holds up better than the rest of the metal around it, i figured integrity would be higher.

Either way looks great OP
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Thanks guys! The lead is mearly a "filler" instead of using dough. The reinforcements are already welded in place. They're not going anywhere the way I see it. Time will tell of course....
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Paint booth on deck....



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Old 02-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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FINALLY back to black!!!! Pick it up a couple days....





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