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10-25-2019 08:57 PM
sk7500
Nothing is ever easy

Started out spraying a good sealer coat of DP-90 epoxy primer. Sprayed the metallic base coat. Sprayed the pearl coat. Sprayed on a coat of inter coat clear to protect the red from the stripe taping. Laid out and sprayed the stripes. sprayed on 2 coats of the final clear. All of this went like clockwork. And everything looked great.

Then the trouble started. I should have just cut and polished the final clear but I like to sand everything and spray on a flowcoat. This USUALLY produces a smoother finish and it allows one to minimize the ridge the stripes produce. However when I sprayed on the flow coat I picked up contamination from somewhere and I was faced with a flow coat full of Fisheyes!! I've been fighting them ever since.
10-10-2019 02:17 PM
sk7500
Is there any part of a GTM build that just fit?.

I received the center dash piece yesterday. Center piece fit OK but the right pod needed the vinyl pulled back and the fiberglass trimmed to fit the console. The good news is that after the trimming the door was able to close with minimal interference.
I noticed that GTM #71 has no door stops built into the hinge. So I guess I'll have to build those before I paint.
10-09-2019 02:58 PM
sk7500
Ready for paint

Just need some warm weather and check that the dash doesn't hit the passenger door. Next pictures should have some color.
10-08-2019 02:21 PM
sk7500
Got the car in the booth

Made pretty good progress. Spent a bit of time working on getting the radiator opening finished. Cut the hood grill holes and fitted the headlight lenses. Then put the car in the booth and wet sanded the body and hood to 400 grit. Still have the doors, handles, Mirrors and engine cover to finish prepping. Then it'll be ready to paint. hopefully I'll be ready to start sanding and polishing by this time next week!
10-06-2019 03:04 PM
sk7500
Off with the body

Made pretty good progress yesterday.
10-03-2019 04:17 AM
sk7500
Getting ready to pull the body

Letting a car sit for years in primer is not such a great strategy. Found a quit a few things I'll need to address. Worked on the front nose opening and I got the body ready to pull off and place it on the paint buck. Probably have that done on Saturday.
10-02-2019 10:51 PM
sk7500
#71 has a new owner

Great news for me, for a new owner and for the car. When selling GTM#12, I had great response. One interested party I talked to didn't win the bid, but I told him I had another car that still needed much loving. I told him what the car needed, what I had already done and what I still wanted to do. Namely the paint work. Everything worked out and a deal was made. I get to finish up the body and paint it. Then he will take over the project to finish up the Go kart, wiring and interior.
I asked if I could continue this thread at least through the paint work. The new owner thought that would be a great idea.

So here we go!
09-17-2019 04:10 PM
sk7500
Just an update to clear up the confusion.

I still have this car (#71) and will probably get back to it next next spring.

Just finished another car (#12). I took it as part of a trade deal when we sold #269. So I have worked on #12, #71 and # 269. I was kind of fun to see the progress factory 5 made along the way. #12 actually had glass rear 1/4 windows.
05-03-2016 11:35 AM
ChevyChad
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Originally Posted by sk7500 View Post
The bidding got up to $24,800. That's less than the price of a new kit. My reserve was $30k. So while it didn't sell on EBay I got some good leads.
Wow, thats a shame! Pretty sad that a car this far along can't even pull in the price of a new kit!

I think it was just bad timing probably since there were so many other GTMs for sale at that time. Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do with it!
05-03-2016 01:23 AM
sk7500
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Originally Posted by ChevyChad View Post
I thought I had hit the 'watch' button on ebay for your car, but perhaps I didnt.. Did it end up selling?
The bidding got up to $24,800. That's less than the price of a new kit. My reserve was $30k. So while it didn't sell on EBay I got some good leads.
04-28-2016 01:42 PM
ChevyChad I thought I had hit the 'watch' button on ebay for your car, but perhaps I didnt.. Did it end up selling?
04-27-2016 09:16 PM
sk7500
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Originally Posted by ChevyChad View Post
If it doesnt sell, would you considering parting it out?

Id be interested in the aluminum tanks if so.. But I understand not wanting to part out a car so close to final completion.
No I'm afraid if it doesn't sell in will move with me to our new house. We got the aluminum tanks in our Red car from Ted @ Quick Racing Products.
04-27-2016 08:46 PM
ChevyChad If it doesnt sell, would you considering parting it out?

Id be interested in the aluminum tanks if so.. But I understand not wanting to part out a car so close to final completion.
04-27-2016 07:14 PM
crash Good luck.
04-27-2016 06:24 PM
sk7500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00SS_M6LS1 View Post
That's a steal. Are you getting any bites?
The bidding ends tonight @ 7:56. So far the bidding is up to $24,300. It's bad timing to sell as there are a lot of GTMs on eBay right now. There are two complete cars with buy it now prices of $50k. Wish me luck.
04-27-2016 05:16 PM
00SS_M6LS1 That's a steal. Are you getting any bites?
04-27-2016 05:04 PM
sk7500
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Originally Posted by ChevyChad View Post
Yea, not bad at all really. I've shown my friends this one who have shown interest in my car.
Thank You.
04-27-2016 03:23 PM
ChevyChad
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk7500 View Post
$30k. That leaves someone $10k for a paint job. I think is the closest way a person can get to building a supercar for $40k.:-)
Yea, not bad at all really. I've shown my friends this one who have shown interest in my car.
04-27-2016 01:17 PM
sk7500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChevyChad View Post
Just out of curiosity, what do you have your reserve set at on ebay? You can PM me if you want..
$30k. That leaves someone $10k for a paint job. I think is the closest way a person can get to building a supercar for $40k.:-)
04-25-2016 01:39 PM
ChevyChad Just out of curiosity, what do you have your reserve set at on ebay? You can PM me if you want..
04-06-2016 11:45 PM
sk7500
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash View Post
Don't mean to pry, but why are you ebaying it before completion?
Hi Mike
I'm building a new Toybox in Nevada and I know I'll have no time to work on this car for a long while.
I would rather not have to move the car and the rest of the kit.
04-06-2016 03:39 PM
crash Don't mean to pry, but why are you ebaying it before completion?
04-05-2016 12:11 AM
mendo
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Originally Posted by sk7500 View Post
One mold is ready to go. The other mold needs to be sanded and polished. You are most welcome to finish them up and make your own window frames.
I'll be in Carson City in a couple weeks. Probably easier to meet there?
Works for me, give me a call when it works for you.
04-04-2016 06:04 PM
sk7500
Quote:
Originally Posted by blast3r0 View Post
Did you ever get the g96 mounted and questions answered? I too am interested in some photos and information on how that install went and what pieces were used.
The installation went just fine. Had to build a new rear mount and move the pilot bearing in the flywheel but that's about in. I'm still having a little trouble getting the shift cables adjusted Reverse 1,3,5 work great. Tighten the forward back cable and then 2,4,6 work great but not R,1,3,5. It's like there's not enough throw in the shifter. But I haven't spent too much time fighting that problem.
04-04-2016 03:00 PM
blast3r0 Did you ever get the g96 mounted and questions answered? I too am interested in some photos and information on how that install went and what pieces were used.
04-04-2016 01:37 PM
sk7500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mendo View Post
Did you get the door molds done?
I am in N. CA. And am ready for new door frames.
Let me know, I can come by your place.
One mold is ready to go. The other mold needs to be sanded and polished. You are most welcome to finish them up and make your own window frames.
I'll be in Carson City in a couple weeks. Probably easier to meet there?
04-04-2016 07:03 AM
mendo Did you get the door molds done?
I am in N. CA. And am ready for new door frames.
Let me know, I can come by your place.
04-04-2016 02:34 AM
sk7500
It's been a while

Spent the weekend trying to tie all the loose ends up so I could take some full assembled pictures. Looks like it will probably be heading to Ebay in the next few days.
01-21-2015 04:57 AM
sk7500
Motor and trans in (sort of)

I was able to pull all my suspension pieces, dis assemble, glass bead blast, paint, reassemble and installed the motor and transmission. Does anyone have any detail shots of the rear trans mount for a G96 trans in the GTM. Does one have to make a special mount? Would also like to see what the shift cables look like.

Thanks guys
01-04-2015 02:59 PM
sk7500
Pilot Bearing

I had a four day weekend (sort of) and I thought i should install my motor and transmission in the car and get them out of the way. This was not to be. Seems I have somehow lost the left motor mount that bolts to the block and the rubber mount that attached to it. Found one on ebay and I bought the two rubber mounts Jayman 174 had in the classified section. So maybe next weekend.
While I had the motor and trans on the table I decided to dry fit them together. Good thing I did. The pilot bearing bushing only engaged the pilot shaft about .100". In other words only the seal was about the only thing engaged. About 6 months ago I posted all the parts that came with the kit asking if I had everything. "Eric at Kit Car Chassis ([email protected]) said he made that kit and would help me with any questions I had. So I shot him an email and he was most helpful in walking me through what I needed to do. He even offered to make me the new bushing if I sent him the flywheel and the measurements. Well I had all the parts in front of me and a lathe so with his instruction I made my own bushing. Now everything is right in the world again.

BTW the 966 trans is much easier to install onto the throw out bearing that the G50.
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