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Old 03-27-2020, 04:43 PM   #326
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Shocking, that turned out really, really nice!

What's the three digit date code on those out of work P-Zeros? Starts with '6'?
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:55 PM   #327
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Yeah, that'll do. This thread needs some good shots of the car and vids of this thing ripping to redline.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:38 PM   #328
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wow, that's awesome. Does it have traction finally?
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:15 PM   #329
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:56 AM   #330
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This thread needs some good shots of the car and vids of this thing ripping to redline.
Annnnd a shot from the rear, I’ve got to see that view, or as some might say...’dat ass’.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:46 AM   #331
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What's the three digit date code on those out of work P-Zeros? Starts with '6'?
"504"

This is a pre-2000 date code, which I believe breaks down to the 50th week of 1994. Seems about right.


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Annnnd a shot from the rear, I’ve got to see that view, or as some might say...’dat ass’.

If you just want to see the tires, best I can do given current location/lighting:





At some point I'll get a view of the whole thing with better lighting.


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Old 03-29-2020, 12:14 PM   #333
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What a beast!
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:06 AM   #334
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"504"

This is a pre-2000 date code, which I believe breaks down to the 50th week of 1994. Seems about right.
Ah, that's it. I was thinking it was year, then 2-digit week. I was thinking 1996.

I haven't driven on '90s tires since 2006.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:24 PM   #335
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dat body work makes me go.

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Old 04-27-2020, 09:11 PM   #336
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Took only a little longer than expected but I am very happy with the work. Cody is an amazing artist and I am grateful that he agreed to take on this project. It's outside the parameters of his normal portfolio (traditional hot rods and customs) but like all cool guys, he digs longroofs.

Got the car loaded up and delivered to the body shop yesterday.


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awesome build, has to be one of if not the nicest custom 245 in the US, can't wait to see it finished. Widebody work looks well thought out and executed
I think it's the nicest. I've worked on a few showcars, and it's my favorite.

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Such a great accomplishment to get where you are now. Enjoyed the video and the sound this beast makes. I can not wait to see the wheels and tire mounted, hopefully soon? What transmission do you have in it? Straight cut gears?
Dude. I stood under it in his pit, with it running in gear to make sure there was not an abnormal noise. (It was just the carbon fiber driveshaft amplifying the gear noises) Chills.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:28 PM   #337
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TURVO is a true 'project car' in the sense that it's probably not something that will ever be finished. I am still trying to get the parking brake situation under control and need to rough-in the alignment so that it can be driven safely in public.





Meanwhile, here's the beginning of the next project. It's 3.5mm aluminum plate, more details when it's closer to fruition:


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