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Old 03-14-2011, 07:54 PM
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Sweet build. When you ordered your wheels, did you have to specify your going with the CTS-V brakes up front?
I did. I knew they stuck out past the stockers but wasnt sure how much...nor could I get a response in time to take advantage of the deal I got on the wheels. Because Fikse pushes the outside of the wheel as far out as possible I had them make provisions for a Brembo 4th gen BBK - didn't want to risk having to add a spacer and push the wheel past the fender. Figured that way I'm covered....
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How big is the lip up front now?
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I wpuld kill to have an engine bay as clean and glossy as that! Nice work!
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awesome build!! Whats used for the centers of the wheels? Paint? Powdercoat? Looks really nice. Maybe I'll do my FM5s like that some day.
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Very nice attention to detail, can't wait to see the finished master piece!
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Originally Posted by mac62989 View Post
How big is the lip up front now?
Nothing changed there, but the centers were cut to be further outboard. Can't confirm by how much.

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I wpuld kill to have an engine bay as clean and glossy as that! Nice work!
Thanks!

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awesome build!! Whats used for the centers of the wheels? Paint? Powdercoat? Looks really nice. Maybe I'll do my FM5s like that some day.
Color only exists with Fikse. Having been exposed to similar finishes in the OEM world, its a multi-layered process of base, middle coat and clear in a combo of paint and powder. Color is called Dark Speed Silver and is absolutely stunning in the sunlight. I'm proud to be the the first 4th gen to sport them

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Very nice attention to detail, can't wait to see the finished master piece!
Thanks FAB....might be looking for a couple "extra" details from you guys to finish things off!
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They did a great job on the shave. Its going to be a very clean build.
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A little "meat and potatoes" update. K-member and control arms getting ready for the shiny new bullet! Spent some time making the spindle as purty as the UMI goodies.

Detail stuff still in the works. Have boxes of chrome, powder and hyro-coat parts out for finishing. Should all be back in a couple weeks....

In the meantime...bullet "cradle"!



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beautiful!
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great job! cant wait to see the finished product
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Very purdy. Can't wait to see the finished product
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Originally Posted by LPE 403 View Post
Saw a '66 Imp last weekend in a show that had a satin black compartment and looked pretty hot. Really tones the feel down but tastefully....


Appreciate the compliments guys... .
I think I saw your motor last time I was up at VASpeed talking to shawn. Looks killer man. Good Luck with everything.
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Hey Guys,
I've seen Brent's machine, and all I can say is that this is a "FIRST CLASS" project in the making! Definitely no expense spared.



I can't wait to see the finished product.



Good luck with the rest of your build Brent!

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Originally Posted by BlackBirdDaddy View Post
Hey Guys,
I've seen Brent's machine, and all I can say is that this is a "FIRST CLASS" project in the making! Definitely no expense spared.



I can't wait to see the finished product.



Good luck with the rest of your build Brent!

Jim
Wow...thanks Jim! Looking forward to wild couple months getting this thing ready for the sho-n-go season. Would love to roll it out to the Warren TC for one those GM shows

Headers and exhaust ordered today ....naturally, nothing "off the shelf"
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While I'm still waiting for go-fast parts to be finished, I'm in the "what else can I do?" mode....

Bilstein make-over! Yellow and blue were not going cut it!! Hard to tell in these pics but I used a light silver metallic to match the V caipers. Didn't come out to bad...




V-brakes are beautiful to begin with. Problem is, this is not a V. Soooooo.....

1. Remove "V" decal
2. Replace with Carbon Fiber film "Brembo"


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Lookin' tight Brent!!

Very sophisticated but not too understated. (What the hell did I just say!)

I'm in Petoskey (northern Michigan) vacationing with the family (still asleep after a loooong night) checkin' out the forum and itchin' to get back to work on my ride if you know what I mean.

C'ya,
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Originally Posted by BlackBirdDaddy View Post

Very sophisticated but not too understated. (What the hell did I just say!)
Thanks Jim...lol, is it weird I actually understood that?

Enjoy your vaca!!!
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This is shaping up to be a pretty nice project. Look forward to more progress.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:01 AM
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Looks great! How did the seam on top of the wheel well get blended so well? I know there is an area that kind of flips upward and is open underneath. Did the metal get shaved down and then filled? It looks too smooth to just be filed over.
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meh...... it's dece
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