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Your crazy man. That is too much work.
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Your crazy man. That is too much work.
so, that means you want to come help!






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hey, dont stop here... while yir at her, why not convert from unibody to monocoque? lol
if I was building a plane..sure.

So, does anyone think the car will ride a bit stiffer?

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post #154 of 760 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 04:56 PM
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Wow!

That is flux cored mig right?
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dude.....holy crap.
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Wow!

That is flux cored mig right?
at first it was(the earlier photos in this thread), since then I run argon 75%/ C02 25% mix gas on non flux core wire(don't remember the wire off the top of my head right now).

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dude.....holy crap.
I know.....I have to personally thank my brother for getting me into this!!!A$$HOLE!!!!



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but seriuosly, one day he was like, hey man, why don't you weld some of the seams...lol...so I was like sure why not!?!?

Now I can't stop

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post #157 of 760 (permalink) Old 03-31-2009, 03:04 AM
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Looks like bodyparts....
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Maybe you should weld in the giant hole between the shock towers.

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I know.....I have to personally thank my brother for getting me into this!!!A$$HOLE!!!!



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but seriuosly, one day he was like, hey man, why don't you weld some of the seams...lol...so I was like sure why not!?!?

Now I can't stop
And his car is faster too.
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Maybe you should weld in the giant hole between the shock towers.
thats what the hoods for..

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And his car is faster too.
was.....well, not right now, but he better get crackin!!

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was.....well, not right now, but he better get crackin!!
I see you edited when I hit this reply lol.

I was going to say from where I sit...
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I see you edited when I hit this reply lol.

I was going to say from where I sit...
eh, he knows it will be faster....were about to throw some juice at his car, but we need to pull the motor...thinkin hes got a head gasket going on him.

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oh, i see how it is: hes gettin all secret message on us
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ya but you removed useless weight to add useful weight.
yes sir....And everyday, I keep finding more crap to take off....be it, a few grams, ounces, or 1 pound, it all adds up!

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hey bud..... i have a gift for you on behalf of LX-TASY



LOL!!!
no need to bring the drama into this thread.....

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If your planning to put a roll cage might be better to weld it directly to your boddy while your at it

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THe lack of weight is amazing.

Can you... like... fab up a bellypan??

I think it'd make the car even slipperier

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THe lack of weight is amazing.

Can you... like... fab up a bellypan??

I think it'd make the car even slipperier
that would be neat......but only if I could find some carbon fiber!!!

actually the rear bumper cover is getting a small belly pan on the bottom......pics will come once I get to it.

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I've got a box here that I've been putting small metal pieces in, that have come off the car....these are just little pieces of this and that, that I'm able to cut off, which serve me no purpose on this car....reason I'm typing this, it goes to show you how much weight can come off a car when you finally sit down and look it over real good....of course having the car completly apart helps too

I would post pics, but my new cpu isn't allowing me to download pics from my camera....

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If your planning to put a roll cage might be better to weld it directly to your boddy while your at it
you know, I thought about that....I'm still undecided though....I'm not sure if its okay with NHRA regulations.....I'll have to check.

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just a question for anyone.....I've used 4 and 4 1/2 inch grinders quite regularly...how does a 7 inch grinder perform? I mean, does it take off more material faster?
I'm not quite sure I want to spend the money on a 7" if its not going to grind the metal any faster....I dunno...

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The 7" and 9" are sizes I reserve for heavy heavy work... Last time I used my 7" was to grind down slag on a tractor frame after cutting off some 1" thick tabs.... They can do some serious work and are also a bear to hang onto for long amounts of time....

I use my 4.5" for pretty much everything.
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thanks for the reply.....I didn't take the weight into consideration....I'll just stick to what I have.

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Been tryin to work on this when I get the time....but here are a few quick pics of what I've been working on recently...














No where near completed.
This is just the first grind after cutting and welding.

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Geez man, you definitely win the patience award from me. It'll be real interesting to see how much you get off when it's all said and done and how much of a difference it makes.

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He's stalling.

We are all going to the track next month and he is scared. He always comes up with something. "Turned off the wrong switch" "No trailer" "pinecones in the driveway"



Stuff like that.
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He's stalling.

We are all going to the track next month and he is scared. He always comes up with something. "Turned off the wrong switch" "No trailer" "pinecones in the driveway"



Stuff like that.
if you look in the last pic, there is a bicycle in the way...I can't go..

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Hrm... I think I get it.

Anyhow, just wanted to chime in and say impressive work so far.

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Hrm... I think I get it.

Anyhow, just wanted to chime in and say impressive work so far.
See his signature.
We really really try to get him to the track but he is always tearing the car apart.


And NOW the bicycle. lol
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Kinda like me with my computers. I can't leave them alone for any length of time. In fact, I've given up on screwing the case covers on any of them.

I suppose the difference is that they're all running....

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Hrm... I think I get it.

Anyhow, just wanted to chime in and say impressive work so far.
thanks man...I appreaciate it.

don't mind the other folks here....they know not what they speak..

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We really really try to get him to the track but he is always tearing the car apart.


And NOW the bicycle. lol
And how much **** talking do you see me do?

And so what.....I started this last project I'm currently on in October last year....this stuff takes time.

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Correct me if I'm wrong... but from what I've seen lately it looks like you're basically done modifying the car - have removed basically all the extra stuff from it that's going to be removed and done the welding and such - and are getting things ready to put back together?

Or is that a bit premature. I recall you wanted to work on the bumpers a bit and do something with a belly pan... not to mention the roll cage.

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Why don't you just cut off the whole front bumper brace/Impact Absorber crap....
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