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Murciélago - Autopro LP 640

autopro - Oct 07, 2014 - 05:28 PM
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Here are some current pictures of my project now that I am moving more into the actual mounting of the body. The chassis still needs a lot of work but I will keep working on both at the same time.






AdrianBurton - Oct 07, 2014 - 06:15 PM
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Good work man!!!!
RT - Oct 08, 2014 - 01:21 AM
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Good looking build!

RT
autopro - Oct 09, 2014 - 07:50 PM
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Thanks Adrian and RT!

I've also been working on my console. Originally the arm rest lid was for a car with an ashtray but since I don't smoke I decided to modify it.






autopro - Oct 09, 2014 - 07:55 PM
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I also made the tray that sits inside and a fellow member from Lamboclone made the hinge mechanism for me. He made it out of stainless steel and it works flawlessly!










autopro - Oct 09, 2014 - 07:58 PM
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Here's a pic of how it's coming out.




autopro - Oct 10, 2014 - 03:42 PM
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Getting my rockers on.




AdrianBurton - Oct 10, 2014 - 08:14 PM
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this is going to be an epic build
autopro - Oct 13, 2014 - 04:48 PM
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AdrianBurton wrote:
this is going to be an epic build


I hope so bud!

Getting my rear lights and grills on.




RUNDLC - Oct 13, 2014 - 05:35 PM
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Autopro check your pm
autopro - Oct 13, 2014 - 07:35 PM
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RUNDLC wrote:
Autopro check your pm


Replied.
gwader - Oct 15, 2014 - 05:00 AM
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Looking good!
autopro - Oct 30, 2014 - 08:39 PM
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Thanks my friend.

I got my engine lid hinged today,I'm using hinges from the trunk of a Honda Prelude. I can't remember the year but I can find out if anyone needs to know.



They still need some work but they are going to work out just fine.


autopro - Oct 30, 2014 - 08:41 PM
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I've also been working on molding exterior door handles

I added some nuts that I cast into the handle, this will allow you to attach the small lever for the latch cable. I was also able to find some springs that where close to the OEM ones, these help the handle remain in the down position when not being used.



Here are the nuts inside the mold.


autopro - Oct 30, 2014 - 08:43 PM
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Some more pictures of them coming together.








lambobuilder - Oct 31, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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Very nice. I love the detail pictures.
autopro - Nov 03, 2014 - 03:15 PM
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Thank you very much Dale!

Made a little more progress on my handle, I made the small arm that attaches to the handle to operate the latch.




autopro - Nov 10, 2014 - 05:14 PM
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Made a little progress today, I installed the exhaust shield on the bumper and my fuel lid.








autopro - Nov 10, 2014 - 05:15 PM
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Getting my front end all lined up. I want to get my headlights in there but I'm going to work on hinging my doors this week and I have to find some hinges for my hood also.


gwader - Nov 11, 2014 - 04:23 AM
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Looking sweet. When are I come visit?
autopro - Nov 11, 2014 - 03:31 PM
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Mi casa es tu casa Greg! You can come down anytime my friend.

Work on the doors has started!



I got the exhaust tip bracket from a friend on the other forum and it fit perfect! Wow stainless steel even, just beautiful




autopro - Nov 17, 2014 - 04:43 PM
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Little more work on the doors today along with a couple smaller items. Here's the support for the door shock and the installation of the rear bumper marker lights.






autopro - Nov 17, 2014 - 04:49 PM
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I installed some rivet nuts for the bolts on the muffler tip bracket





Here's the tip mounted, I still have to make the lower brackets for it but I didn't have anything to make them with today.


gwader - Nov 21, 2014 - 12:13 AM
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nice!!!
autopro - Dec 15, 2014 - 04:00 PM
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Thanks bro!

I decided to use these adjusters for my engine lid that I got from the trunk of my Passat. These are originally used on the hood of the Murcielago.




autopro - Dec 15, 2014 - 04:02 PM
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Here are the frame pictures, not 100% finished but getting there. I still need to tie it into the latch somehow but I'll work on that this weekend.











autopro - Dec 15, 2014 - 04:04 PM
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Work on the door continues, I bonded the jamb to the quarter and attached the door striker.




The door shock support is just tack welded at the moment until I have everything lined up. Although I haven't had it hit the door or anything so that might be it's final location.




Door latch is on








Door latched in place



AdrianBurton - Dec 15, 2014 - 08:31 PM
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Details like this make me wish thatI was building a Murci
gwader - Dec 15, 2014 - 10:11 PM
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So was the body shock mount location molded on the body. OEM location? Looking good!
autopro - Dec 17, 2014 - 08:08 PM
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AdrianBurton wrote:
Details like this make me wish thatI was building a Murci


You should! What's another project right? jajaja

gwader wrote:
So was the body shock mount location molded on the body. OEM location? Looking good!


Yes they where, here are a couple pics:




autopro - Dec 18, 2014 - 02:51 PM
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Thanks to a good friend I obtained this hinge from a car that had a little bit of damage jajaja.



Well got it straightened out and using it as a template we made another one for the other side.




autopro - Dec 18, 2014 - 02:51 PM
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The hood piece attached to the hinge still had the mounting point for it so I decided to graft it into the underside of my hood. We put some extra metal reinforcement inside also.



Using the other side as a template we recreated the other corner in the same way, also adding some metal plate inside to drill and tap the holes for the hinge screws.

gwader - Dec 19, 2014 - 06:55 AM
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Great stuff.
Venomfed - Dec 20, 2014 - 02:12 PM
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WOW! I am getting so excited about my build looking at the work you guys are doing and how the cars a coming along!
Great job!!!!

BR
Venomfed
autopro - Dec 23, 2014 - 11:25 PM
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Thanks guys!

Venomfed do you have a car already?
autopro - Jan 26, 2015 - 03:17 PM
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Fitting one of my headlights, just have blocks of wood on the back holding it up but it's starting to fit nice.
autopro - Jan 26, 2015 - 03:19 PM
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And some work on my sills, this piece didn't come with my kit so we made it out of metal.





Figured I'd put the seal on so it looks more finished. Also to check the fit of the door and how well it makes contact with the seal.


autopro - Jan 26, 2015 - 03:19 PM
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These are some of the interior pieces that we made the molds from.






autopro - Jan 26, 2015 - 03:22 PM
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Here are the rest of the interior molds we are working on, I'll get some better pictures soon.



autopro - Jan 27, 2015 - 04:04 PM
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I checked into the OEM gas struts that hold the hood and engine lid open and was able to find some good alternatives on ebay, here is what I used.

(2) Gas struts for engine lid: Fully extended 18.5” and fully retracted 11.25” 30 pound force. OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 26 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-18-5-30lb-Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-Lift-Cylinder-Shaft-Rod-30-18-/391038219261?vxp=mtr

(2) Gas struts for front hood: Fully extended 19.7” and fully retracted 11.9” 20 pound force. OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 13 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390552415633?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

(2) 10mm Ball Stud right angle bracket mount.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371174759797?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

(4) 10mm Ball Studs
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-10mm-Ball-Stud-Pin-Bolt-Mount-Hardware-/371240933080?vxp=mtr

Here is a picture of the ball stud brackets installed, I just had to adjust the holes on it to align them with the mounting holes on my engine lid.








gwader - Jan 29, 2015 - 05:18 AM
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Good stuff, good stuff!!!
autopro - Jan 29, 2015 - 02:42 PM
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gwader wrote:
Good stuff, good stuff!!!


Sweet!

Hood gas struts going in



The nuts for the ball studs will be glassed in to prevent them from spinning






autopro - Jan 30, 2015 - 03:35 PM
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I bought these closing panels from Tex and they fit amazing. Next I'll start working on getting the stricker and latch on.


autopro - Jan 30, 2015 - 03:51 PM
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The latch and striker that I am using for the hood and engine lid came from a 1991-1993 Alfa Romeo 164 trunk.

Here is the striker before being modified to work for my hood.



I had to bend it and give it an angle so that it would go straight into the latch.



And here it is attached to the underside of the hood.




autopro - Feb 04, 2015 - 05:35 PM
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Now I have my engine lid latch installed also. I'll take a picture of the bar and support we made to hold it and the exhaust lid soon. The exhaust lid will bolt to that bar also.



Pretty nice gap between the engine and exhaust lids, I'm happy with that!


autopro - Feb 04, 2015 - 05:39 PM
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I used No Bull's design for my headlight adjusters and I must say it worked beautifully, thanks Chris. If you would like to read more about it and how he designed it here is his original thread: http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=2145.0





I will bond these into place when I finish it all up, but as of now everything is lining up nicely and I have quite a bit of adjustability in the lenses with this method.




autopro - Apr 24, 2015 - 03:47 PM
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Here is how I finally ended up mounting my headlights. Took a couple different versions but I am real happy with the way these mount now.








autopro - Apr 24, 2015 - 03:49 PM
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Have them going in nicely




autopro - Apr 24, 2015 - 03:53 PM
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I finished the marker lights for my headlights today. All I have to do now is start detailing them, prime and then paint.








autopro - Apr 24, 2015 - 03:54 PM
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Finally got my interior parts made, now I can start putting this thing together





I also made some brackets for the rear license plate lights.




autopro - Apr 24, 2015 - 03:56 PM
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Made a little bit of progress on fitting my interior, still a lot of work to do. I need to make all the mounting points and get some clips for all of these pieces. There's just so many of them.




Lambo_Sam - Apr 24, 2015 - 08:48 PM
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Good progress there Pedro! whats your time frame on getting your chassis up and driveable?
autopro - Apr 27, 2015 - 02:44 PM
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Well Sam, I got the engine and trans out Friday with the hopes of getting it mounted during the weekend but one of my engine mounts was busted. I'm shooting for two or three months for it to be running, driveable is a whole different story jajaja.


Lambo_Sam - Apr 27, 2015 - 05:24 PM
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Lol I hear ya!, ok cool bro, keep at it, I can' t wait to see you driving it Smile
autopro - Apr 28, 2015 - 02:40 PM
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Same here Sam!

Getting the engine in the chassis so I can start fabricating the engine mounts.


Lambo_Sam - Apr 28, 2015 - 09:09 PM
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Oh wow, sweet bro!!!
gwader - Apr 30, 2015 - 06:25 AM
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HOLY CRAP! YEs!
autopro - May 05, 2015 - 02:25 PM
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gwader wrote:
HOLY CRAP! YEs!


I agree LOL!

I'm working on the engine mounts this week, hopefully I can finish them by the weekend.

I bought a couple of Porsche Boxster-996 radiator fans for my Honda radiators and they fit perfect. I think this will make it look more OEM for someone peeking through the rear bumper grilles. They will actually be mounted on the other side, I just placed them like this for the picture.


autopro - May 08, 2015 - 06:53 PM
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Got my transmission mounts done, final welding will be once I take out the engine and transmission. Motor mounts should be done this weekend.


autopro - May 12, 2015 - 08:59 PM
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Here are some pictures of the way I'm mounting my radiators, in no particular order because of my phone's way of putting them in. Got them both in today and I'm very happy with how the Porsche fans worked out, it's almost if they were made for each other.








autopro - May 14, 2015 - 02:11 PM
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Because of my oil filter hitting the frame I had to get an oil filter relocation kit. In order to install it I also had to remove the stock oil cooler but since I will be installing a bigger external one I should be ok. I'll be running the lines to the cooler that was installed in the driver's rocker. Once I get the lines put in and the filter relocated I'll post more pictures.




autopro - May 15, 2015 - 02:52 PM
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Mocking up my steering column, dash support and pedals. I still need to get the support further in so the steering wheel doesn't stick out so much maybe just a couple of inches more. The pedals will need to be cut and brought up but it should work out well.






gwader - May 15, 2015 - 03:39 PM
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What motor is that?
autopro - May 18, 2015 - 02:20 PM
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gwader wrote:
What motor is that?


Engine and transmission are from a 2000 Volkswagen Passat 2.8L V6
autopro - May 22, 2015 - 05:27 PM
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I did buy another cooler for my transmission since it originally had the lines going through the radiator. Got a bracket made and mounted it to the back of the engine. I will be getting different fittings that are angled so i can route the lines a little bit better. I ordered a fan from a motorcycle that I will mount to the top of it.




autopro - May 26, 2015 - 02:48 PM
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I'm pretty happy with how the uprights came out and how the wing sits on them. I had to make sure that my exhaust lid wing was able to raise and lower without hitting them. Now that it clears properly I can start making molds. Right now everything is just taped in place, I still have to figure out how to mount the darn things.






gwader - May 27, 2015 - 05:12 AM
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I just bought a new minivan, and I need somewhere to drive it! You ready for a visit?
autopro - May 28, 2015 - 03:34 PM
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Mi casa es su casa! Anytime you want to come over, you are always welcomed!
autopro - Jun 25, 2015 - 03:31 PM
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Dash support and A/C heater core are in!


gwader - Jun 30, 2015 - 05:48 AM
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Nice! What did those come out of?
lambo1 - Jun 30, 2015 - 10:32 AM
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Hi Pedro, looks like you are making really good progress, if you do have to shorten your peddles don't get too carried away, ideally you want about a 4.1-4.2 :1 ratio on the peddles, you would be better to raise the booster assembly if possible, I'm having the same issue with my Countach build, there is just not enough height available for standard road peddles, and if you lift the booster too high it will hit the Bonnet
autopro - Jun 30, 2015 - 02:46 PM
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G:

The A/C, steering rack, pedals and dash support all came out of the same Passat I am tearing apart. I'm trying to use as much stuff as I can from that car.

Lambo1:

Good advice thank you very much. I did raise them a little bit and now the accelerator pedal is about 2" off the floor and the brake pedal slightly more. If I do have to make them shorter now it would only be a small amount. I will see if I can raise it more now that you mention it so I will not have to cut them at all.

My good friend Carlos let me borrow the right door handle that I was missing. I finished molding it last night and I also modified the handle bucket from the left side to fit the right side handle. I still need to mold the bucket because I wanted to make sure that it would work out first.




gwader - Jul 01, 2015 - 05:41 AM
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NICE!!!
autopro - Jul 16, 2015 - 02:48 PM
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Installed the wiper along with the motor and transmission from a 2013 Toyota Yaris. This wiper is very close to the OEM dimensions and it worked out well. It was a bit tight under the cowl but we got it mounted.






autopro - Jul 16, 2015 - 02:51 PM
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Finally finished molding my door handles this past weekend and I manage to get one installed today. Made some standoffs and bonded them in place with some duraglas. I was also able to adapt the lock cylinder from my Passat and used it in the original position of the door handle.






autopro - Jul 16, 2015 - 02:53 PM
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I was working on getting my window regulators installed to make sure that there are no clearance issues with the door handle and lock levers.


gwader - Jul 19, 2015 - 05:15 AM
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Are you getting OEM glass?
autopro - Jul 19, 2015 - 03:16 PM
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G, yes I have them on order hopefully they will show up soon as I really need them.

It was a long day of work but it's running, sorry for the bad quality but my hands where all greasy LOL

https://youtu.be/19abKJdzKdA Embarassed
gwader - Jul 23, 2015 - 06:51 AM
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Hell yes!!!
Lambo_Sam - Jul 24, 2015 - 07:33 AM
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Awesome Pedro!!!
autopro - Sep 09, 2015 - 11:21 PM
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Thanks guys! Missed you at the meet Greg, would've been cool to see you.

I've been working on a few things and trying to get things done. As always you want to change things in the middle of the build and it just adds to the time. Here are some pics of my recent progress:






autopro - Sep 09, 2015 - 11:23 PM
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I cut up my perfectly good fenders to do this upgrade. I am very happy with the way they are coming out. Here is a pic of how I cut up my fenders.



Here the fenders are all done and primed, I'm glad these are done because it was a pain to convert to the 670 style but well worth the effort I think.








autopro - Sep 11, 2015 - 03:13 PM
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This is the 670 bumper that I am working on, just finished getting a couple coats of primer just for the pictures Cool I haven't finished the lower spoiler but hopefully by next week I can get it done.




gwader - Sep 22, 2015 - 07:29 PM
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Looking good!
autopro - Oct 07, 2015 - 04:08 PM
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Thanks G!

Now that I have my door windows thanks to Purple, I had to try an put them in to see how they look. I still need to find a proper seal that will work for me but one of these days I will take a trip to the junk yard to see what I find.




gwader - Oct 12, 2015 - 04:30 AM
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Lovely!
autopro - Oct 14, 2015 - 04:04 PM
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Thanks G!

Finally got my grills painted and installed.




AdrianBurton - Oct 16, 2015 - 03:15 AM
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Those grills fit perfectly
autopro - Oct 16, 2015 - 02:32 PM
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Took a few tweaks to the template to get them to fit correctly but they do fit well, thanks Adrian!
carlossanz - Oct 22, 2015 - 10:49 PM
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Nice grills and bumper Pedro beatiful work
gwader - Oct 24, 2015 - 02:59 PM
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Daaammnnnn!! That looks tight!
autopro - Dec 09, 2016 - 03:26 PM
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Well today was a pretty exciting day, finally got the car moving under its own power for once. I wish I didn't live on a hill or else I would've taken it around the block. Still need a few adjustments but it felt very good. I'm super stoked to get to this point. Here's a little video for you guys to check out.

https://youtu.be/yxeyeAbtwYU
AdrianBurton - Dec 12, 2016 - 02:43 PM
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CONGRATS MAN!!!!!!!!
lambo1 - Dec 13, 2016 - 03:31 AM
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Hey Pedro good news well done
autopro - Dec 13, 2016 - 07:50 PM
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Thanks guys! Hopefully more progress soon.
autopro - Dec 15, 2016 - 04:33 AM
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So been working on finalizing my engine lid hinges and making sure my roof is in the position it needs to be before I bond it. Today I worked on the emergency brake brackets because I want to make sure they are functional before I take it out on the street for a test drive .


autopro - Dec 23, 2016 - 05:27 AM
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Here is a little video of the car running and driving finally. I took it up and down the streets in my neighborhood and I sure got some funny looks.

https://youtu.be/_azJQE2I8g0

My friend Carlos replicated the engine lid hinges from the OEM ones, he had them laser cut and then bent. My lid would always rub on the 3rd brake light roof panel with the other hinges I had made, but now with these it clears just fine when you open it.




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