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Old 03-11-2006, 02:26 PM   #51
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what happened to the carb setup rob
I sold the carbs, kept the manifolds though. I've got a set of ITBs that will bolt right on, dunno if I'll use them in a future turbo setup, or NA.

I do miss those carbs though, the sound and throttle response were just amazing!
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:19 PM   #52
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Mike - I know a man who wants rid of a set of 8v manifolds for DCOE-pattern sidedrafts...

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Old 03-11-2006, 09:40 PM   #53
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Rob, the car is looking super evil... love the wheel offsets and body work you've done! I'd also be interested in seeing a few pics of the work you did inside those rear quarters...
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:27 AM   #54
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Rob, the car is looking super evil... love the wheel offsets and body work you've done! I'd also be interested in seeing a few pics of the work you did inside those rear quarters...
I've started dumping my photos of the car to this gallery...

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From the inner panel, remove the fender lip. Push the panels out, fold the lip from the outer panel flat over the inner, weld in place. The rear portion of the quarter (behind the wheel) was pushed out using a 240 scissor/screw jack and blocks of wood. Once the panel is seperated along the bottom at the spare tire well, the jack can be used to push it out. Then weld a support rod in place to hold it, and fill in the gaps.



This is looking up at the left rear panel. The left side of the frame shows a silver colored piece of scrap metal used to brace the panel at the desired width. Rob got a little carried away with the cutting tools and removed more than necessary from the inner panel (large hole leading into the trunk). Ideally, you'd continue cutting away the inner panel where it meets the roof of the wheel well, push it out flush with the outer panel, and weld in a piece to close the roof. Thus giving a square opening 12-13" wide for insanely low ride heights (tucking wheel with no rub, if you like).

Credit goes to Tom Smith for first explaining this to me back on the old Turbobricks EZboard forums. It's taken me that long to get wheels/tires large enough to need to do this to my own car. By the summer I'll be sporting bigger wheels/tires than Rob. :D
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:04 PM   #55
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Thanks towery! Very helpful info... I guess 10s are doable then! Damn I wish I wasn't 3000 miles from my 245 right now!
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:36 AM   #56
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ohh, the link doesn't work

Have you any more vids your drift?
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:15 PM   #57
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ohh, the link doesn't work

Have you any more vids your drift?
http://71.246.231.16:5555/gallery2/v/towerymt/blue/

The IP changed...fixed it.
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:47 PM   #58
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So, I was wondering about the hood. Is it a Gemini peice or custom?
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Old 03-18-2006, 06:41 PM   #59
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It's a Gemini hood...got damaged in shipping, but I threw it on there anyway. The new one should be coming soon...

It's in ugly mode now, took off the wheels so I can do bodywork and paint. The rear quarters look hilarious with 195s in the back!!
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Old 03-18-2006, 06:46 PM   #60
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It's a Gemini hood...got damaged in shipping, but I threw it on there anyway. The new one should be coming soon...

It's in ugly mode now, took off the wheels so I can do bodywork and paint. The rear quarters look hilarious with 195s in the back!!
I know what you mean. I think my 185s on the back looks pretty funny and my quarters aren't even pushed out.
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Old 03-30-2006, 03:46 PM   #61
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did you straight up weld on the rear main panel? If you straight up welded without doing spotwelds it will warp the metal pretty badly
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:32 PM   #62
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did you straight up weld on the rear main panel? If you straight up welded without doing spotwelds it will warp the metal pretty badly
What's a "rear main panel"? The quarter panel lower half on the drivers side was tacked on, then welded. I haven't noticed any warping.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:07 AM   #63
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Lookin pretty good. That's gonna be a sexy car when it's done.
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:28 PM   #64
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more pictures pleaaaaaaaaaseeee
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:54 AM   #65
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don't ever paint that car, it is perfect the way it is!
it has a great Rat Rod feel to it.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:58 AM   #66
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don't ever paint that car, it is perfect the way it is!
it has a great Rat Rod feel to it.
rat rod is for vw dumbasses. this thing is gonna be a straight up G ride yo
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #67
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Actually rat rod's are for Hot rodders, drifters can also do it if it looks as good as that.
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:09 PM   #68
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Some updates are in this thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=67340

Gotta plumb the hydraulic hand brake, and still have a bunch of sanding/filling/sanding/priming to do. But I guess it's coming along...
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #69
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:11 PM   #70
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Hi Rob!

We maked some T-shirt with your pic!
You will be famous in my country...


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Old 04-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #71
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Very nice, Zora.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:26 PM   #72
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Rob you are so hooked up! Now those beautiful Hungarian women are going to be knocking on your door! All because of a T shirt!

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Old 04-24-2006, 10:37 PM   #73
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Zora, that is awesome!! I'm very proud to be on a t-shirt

Is there any chance you could send me one of them? That would be awesome.

Thanks !!!
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:48 AM   #74
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Seems like your image site keeps changing IP addresses? Rob I was wondering if your roll cage was completed, and if you have any pictures of it. Specifically, I would like to see where you welded the rear support bars to. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:06 AM   #75
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Zora, that is awesome!! I'm very proud to be on a t-shirt

Is there any chance you could send me one of them? That would be awesome.

Thanks !!!
Yes of course, I think we put it on ebay next week!
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