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#21 Menesing Drifter

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

View PostEVOMINUS, on 28 April 2015 - 08:36 AM, said:

What are u going to do now that you cutted the firewall with the new drift regs?
Is cutting the whole trans tunnel and floor allowed?
You machinist is doing one hell of a job,i really admire all the fab work done to your car
Its going to be a great street-track car but i don't know if they'll allow you to run with the bigger classes
Either way,keep up the inspirational work


I'm gunna enjoy it and drive the balls off of it! Haha
As far as the rules go I'll deal with it when it matters to me. I'm in no way ready to be competitive in the world of drifting so I'll drive it to small events where competition rules don't apply. Erik Lister, the owner and lead fab at the shop that is doing this is a true craftsman. What ever the rules are for where ever I go and participate I'll make it work and have a blast doing it

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 11:11 AM

Awesome man. Would love to do the same.
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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:12 PM

Looking forward to running with you, MD.  Body is going on the frame this weekend.
Does anybody offer Lay-away anymore?

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

^^ Looking forward to it man!!

For you other guys running LS's what exhaust set up are you running. I've got the headers and H pipe but im stuck on what kinda mufflers to get. Im thinking magna flow right now....

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

what are mufflers? lol  Hey man, not sure if you have a driveshaft yet, but I have one that should work with your setup.  you will need to have an adapter made so it bolts up to our rearend, but let me know if your interested.

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:15 PM

Interior and engine bay got all prepped and painted.

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Now all thats left is final assembly

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Some of the extra little stuff is getting done too like this rear bash bar/ jacking point

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:46 PM

I'm running an x pipe then some sort of 3" glass pack deals. Don't know what brand they are, they were on car when I bought it and have continued to use them with my several different builds cause they sound bit chin ;)

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:36 AM

You'll be up and rolling soon!  Awesome!
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 01:12 PM

all that work, you should have repainted the whole engine bay with some glossy white.

would have been awesome the accent the piping in the tube chasis with another color.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 03:42 PM

If you can accept advice,although your build is incredible,tube your front  arches especially in the front section.
If you want this to be a drift car,you'll see i hope not too late,that you will not be able to run bigger tyres or wheels and you will not be able to increase your stering ancle without hitting almost everything....also use a big big hammer to avoid cutting (not that is a problem with the root you are going lol) the rear section of the front arches....the wheel will most certainly catch somewhere inside and surelly you will damage your tyrew if you dont hack  the inner steel used to hold the plastic inner arch
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

View PostEVOMINUS, on 12 May 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

If you can accept advice,although your build is incredible,tube your front  arches especially in the front section.
If you want this to be a drift car,you'll see i hope not too late,that you will not be able to run bigger tyres or wheels and you will not be able to increase your stering ancle without hitting almost everything....also use a big big hammer to avoid cutting (not that is a problem with the root you are going lol) the rear section of the front arches....the wheel will most certainly catch somewhere inside and surelly you will damage your tyrew if you dont hack  the inner steel used to hold the plastic inner arch
Just my 2 cents

I second that. You will need to tub the front.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:58 PM

Cut the fenders, yeh, yeh, heh, heh.  

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:53 PM

I appreciate all your input guys. I agree with the fenders being cut but at this point i am sad to say this project has come to a grinding halt. I have had enough of the shop that has been working on this unprofessionalism, lack of communication, sketchiness, and means of extortion. At this point I am having the car shipped to me in California where I will find another shop to pick up where they left off. If anyone has any recommendations regarding good, reputable shops it would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:43 PM

Ugh
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 01:22 PM

that sucks dude. hope it gets back on track soon
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:51 PM

Good news everyone! Found a shop to pick up where the other shop left off. Really excited to get this project rolling again with a optimistic deadline of All Star Bash in October. The car now sits happily at RAD Industries out in Santa Ana, California.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:47 PM

Right on! Rad Dan the Man will take good care of you!
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

You know of the Mad Mullet?!?

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:35 PM

Good news for sure.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

The shop was able to get the car on the lift today to check out the quality of all the previous work. I must say, credit where credit is due, the a*************** did good work. Construction of the main hard lines started today as I wait to head to the shop tomorrow to go over some cool stuff.

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After seeing these pictures of the underside what do you guys think/ recommend about some sort of undercarriage spray/ protectant??





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