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Old 03-04-2019, 08:47 AM   #201
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This car is awesome.

I especially love the pattern on the original seats.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:52 AM   #202
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What a great build!

I also kind of want to steal your "office chair" ;)
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:28 PM   #203
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So glad to see more updates with this guy. I still get sad when I think about your beige turbo.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:40 PM   #204
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Nice updates man, thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:39 PM   #205
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I love this car, nice to see some updates!
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:04 AM   #206
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Out of curiosity, how is the plating holding up on the panhard and torque rods? How long have the been on/seen weather? Looking good as always.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:28 AM   #207
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Thanks fellas

Ben,
I miss the beige turbo also. Oh.. Hit me up on messenger when you are ready to run the rear spacers.

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Out of curiosity, how is the plating holding up on the panhard and torque rods? How long have the been on/seen weather? Looking good as always.
Most of the suspension stuff is from 2010 and was on the beige turbo. I didn’t start daily driving the car until 2011. So from 2011 to the accident in 2013, I put roughly 35,000miles on the suspension. Mostly dry SoCal weather. Only a few rainy days. Then the parts sat till they were put on the blue car in 2014 and I started driving that in 2016. I think I put another 5,000 miles since the 35,000. Again, only a few rainy days during that time.

Sorry for the recap it helped me remember how many miles it really has on it ... so it’s rougly 40,000 miles on the suspension and the plating shows some surface rust in some areas.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:49 AM   #208
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No, that’s great! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:52 PM   #209
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That looks great! Did you make an adapter plate to go on the bottom? I have a few spare 240 seats that need to get the office chair treatment...
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:09 AM   #210
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That looks great! Did you make an adapter plate to go on the bottom? I have a few spare 240 seats that need to get the office chair treatment...
I used my old POS staples chair base. Then 1/4"x 1" steel bar about 16" long IIRC. Once you remove the slider part from the seat... you only used a few big washers on the larger holes in the lower seat rail. I had to put two extra holes in the lower bracket of one of the seats (i made two seats). The seat i had to drill was the first one i made which is in the picture. I had 3/16" stainless stock I used. I recommend the 1/4" thick steel. The 2nd seat was a straight bolt on. Only had to drill the 8 holes in the two .25" bar stock.

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Old 03-10-2019, 02:15 AM   #211
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So awesome, thanks for that!
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:26 PM   #212
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Great build! If you haven’t made a million claims in the last three years, I would press the insurance company harder!
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:03 PM   #213
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Any chance this car will be at Davis? I'd love to check it out in person.
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Old 03-27-2021, 04:49 PM   #214
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Things picked back up... Keeping the car.

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Old 03-27-2021, 05:45 PM   #215
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:15 PM   #216
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Oh my god! I have always admired this build. Was just thinking last night that I needed another 142/242. To top it all, smog exempt....
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Old 03-29-2021, 03:15 PM   #217
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