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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Who did you get to do the auto?
    Fred from Protrans. Smart guy, definitely knows his stuff.

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    Diff arrives end of the month.

    Cost a bundle, but it'll be worth it



    Uncle and I were chatting about the idea of making the rad support removal since it's a race car now. So I did it. Needs a bit of cleaning up still from the butcher job Ben from Hype--une did when hit fit the intercooler, but should look alright once it's painted.

    Crap phone cam pics



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    Got the diff yet?

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    how the fuck did i only just see this thread... sweet jesus.. nice work...
    Quote Originally Posted by myshortyboomba View Post
    I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

    you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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    Yea same here, I like the idea of the removable support panel, I have been climbing in and out of the xw bay and it gets pretty annoying sometimes when you left a spanner on the bench.

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    was just thinking about this... any updates?
    Quote Originally Posted by myshortyboomba View Post
    I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

    you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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    Soon soon, ladder bars on the way and I've made a start on the cage. Also need to redo some of the intercooler plumbing and maybe new cooler.

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    It's finally going in to get the cage done next week... hallefuckinglujah

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    Cage almost complete, wasn't what I was expecting but I really dig the centre bar up the front, kinda Nascar-ish and it won't block the view of X-mas trees etc. Cage rear stays aren't in yet as they'll go in after the mini tubs, seats/harnesses and a few other bits should be mounted by Friday. Then next week ladder bars go in.


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    That's a serious looking cage!

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    Who's doing the cage mate?
    Profi

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoonBoy View Post
    That's a serious looking cage!
    Should do the trick

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    Holy crap, that is one hell of a cage ! If I ever have a crash in a car, I'd like it to be yours... oh wait, I did ! hehehe

    You might have to take on a supermodel diet to make up for the extra metal there mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsvgts196 View Post
    Holy crap, that is one hell of a cage ! If I ever have a crash in a car, I'd like it to be yours... oh wait, I did ! hehehe

    You might have to take on a supermodel diet to make up for the extra metal there mate.
    True, but it's not as heavy as it looks I reckon. That and I'm just sussing out acid dipping the shell once the cage and rear are done to completely remove all the deadener, seam sealants etc etc

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    What, no bite on the car crash comment ?! I must be losing my shit stiring touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsvgts196 View Post
    What, no bite on the car crash comment ?! I must be losing my shit stiring touch.
    Yep

    ps: Ladder bars and 9-inch going in THIS WEEK, pics coming

    Also picked up the rear tyres, just sussing out rim sizes as I was told to go larger of smaller, ie: 9-inch or 11-inch rim, but can't seem to find an 11-inch Prostar. Guessing 12-inch will do the trick.

    33x10.5wx15 MT slicks. Wezzzz got some cutting to do!

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    Since this pic, housing ends welded on now, brakes mounted and bar mounts all tacked together


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    Who made the housing?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Some Mexican guy at Currie Enterprises, had Spanish writing on the housing. Guessing his name was Jesus or something

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    Just curious, why are you going ladderbar over 4link if your going to the effort of tubbing etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSWEPN View Post
    Just curious, why are you going ladderbar over 4link if your going to the effort of tubbing etc
    You say that like you mean 4 link is better

    I'd like to say I'm an expert in this matter, but I'm not. Although the guy who told me to fit ladder bars is an expert IMO.

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    Well im no expert either...just the majority of people go 4link, so im assuming there is a reason for this.

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    AFAIK ladder bars will launch the car straight as it pretty much takes the independence out of the rear end, plus there's less to adjust, so less to get wrong really.

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    Fuck me this thing is full of awesomeness!!!

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    Ladder bars are like a really short, violent, limited adjustability 4 link.

    I'm sure it will be fine.

    PS 4 links are miles better.

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    Gotta be better than leaf springs and Caltracks. Anyhoo, few more progress pics










    XY Booster, XB master. Lines come out of it on the drivers side and plus the factory setup is plastic/plastic. Not so good for heat.





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    Everyone up to doorslammers argue over 4-link vs ladder bars. Technically 4-links are better, but that doesn't stop people going just as fast or faster with ladder bars. Also less to get wrong!

    It's looking seriously damn good! Aside from the minor assembly bit, what big jobs are left?

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    Once the arse end is done, tubs etc I'm looking at getting the shell acid dipped, so much crap in there that doesn't need to be there.

    Bit by bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotaUte View Post
    Gotta be better than leaf springs and Caltracks.]
    Agreed .

    The other stuff looks great.

    Windscreen bar is definitely a POD

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