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4Aug/15

Quad is fixed again

brakes and cooling system are fixed. Not sure where all the coolent went, doesn't seem to leak, doesn't seem to be burning it.  

  

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31Jul/15

Transmission is here.

   
    
   

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28Jul/15

Backyard movie night

I bought an inflatable screen at the last trade show I attended for work.  Big hit with the kids. 

  
    
 

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10May/15

TV upgrade for the Rv. 

Only took me about an hour to stain the wood  and mount everything up. 

   
 

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15Apr/15

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Shocks are now assembled and the front 2 are now mounted. I only had about 45 minutes yesterday so i couldn't get it all 4 installed.

I also installed the steering rack.

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5Apr/15

These bolts still need to be torqued to spec but all 4 suspension assemblies are now mounted.

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This is another problem that I cant figure out. The manual is very clear that the Rivnut has to be mounted from the top to mount the peddle assembly. If you do this you cant mount the pedal assembly anymore. It would make much more sense to mount from the bottom up. It would also allow it to be removed easy once the dash is installed. If your reading this any you remember how you handled this please let me know.
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4Apr/15

So i was able to spend a solid 8-10 hours on the car today, Some of those hours were spend running around town for parts... a great progress day regardless

Started by riveting and siliconing the aluminum around the suspension parts
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Took a brake from that for a while and tried to fit the shock mount to the lower A arm, it hit the side of the A-arm and wouldn't mount all the way in. I used a cutoff wheel to take off 1/16th or so of an inch... I had to repeat this for the other side as well.
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When I was in the USA picking up the kit I grabbed some Vanilla Coke... this stuff is amazingly good, why don't they sell this in Canada.
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These are the spacers that attach to the bolt that holds the strut. The spacers are not large enough to fit over the bolt, I will need to drill the spacers out a little larger, is this normal?
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Continued...

3Apr/15

Took a couple days to get my life back in order, went for an interview, have another next week. While sitting at home for a year and getting paid sounds amazing it my be increasingly hard to get a job with that long of a gap in my resume. I still haven't decided but I may go back to work if an opportunity presents itself.

Back to the car....

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I received the LCD screen that i would like to use for the dash, I still have to test it out and find an LVDS adapter to drive it via HDMI. I plan to take the screen out of this plastic housing and build it into the gauge cluster. I still have to make sure

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Concrete company came on Tuesday, they helped me carry the GTM frame out to the lawn and they started drilling 17 3" holes in the floor in a grid pattern. Once drilled we could see that the problem was even worse toward the back of the garage where there was almost a solid 12" of air under the 2" slab. They then used a high pressure pump to push concrete into the holes. You can even start to see water and concrete start to squish up through the cracks in the floor. The whole operation took 2 hours and cost $1800.

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All of the parts are now back from the powder coaters and ready to be riveted to the car. They look amazing. I ended up going with the semi-gloss black, total cost ended up being $600

29Mar/15

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Moved everything today across town into an empty garage that someone let me use. Threw the scoop on top to see how it would look. All of the boxes for the interior, body, glass, seats, etc fit inside the car.

On the drive across town i watched a few cars start to pass me, hit the brakes look at the trailer a few times, linger there for a few minutes then take off...... as we got off the fast roads and back into a community my 6 year old in the back seat of the truck asked me "why is everyone staring at the trailer".... cant imagine how much attention this car draws when its finished.

27Mar/15

Reinstalled the lift today (its been close to 28 days since i poured the new concrete). I had a little fun lifting the frame up and down a few times, for now its not directly on the center of balance (i couldn't move the frame alone). I rented a hammer drill, it didn't go as well as planned and ended up taking 4 hours to drill all the holes.... I broke 4 crappy drill bits, getting them back out of the holes is not easy.... I should have bought better bits.
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And in the afternoon the first portion of my Canadian GTM kit came in the mail... $270 in customs fees.... ouch...

Box has

  1. The brake lines (2 sizes)
  2. 4 shocks, 4 springs, 4 spring hats, 4 adjustment collar
  3. Painless harness
  4. Slave cylinders
  5. Gas Caps
  6. Gas filler hoses

Still missing the steering rack and some of the shock parts.
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