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  • KDubU ·
    Hey Rick,

    No major issues so far. The only items have been the nuts shaking loose on the sun visors as I had not tighten them down due to fear of cracking them. Added some neoprene washers and tighten them up well. Other than that it's just getting both pipes level as DS one is too low. Also messing with my quick jacks as I went with Finishline ones. My DS tire rubs occasionally when turning sharp but that may be due to not finishing the openings which I understand need to be sanded down a bit.

    As for prepping the body, I thought of doing some but it's messy and Ron I think would prefer people not to do it unless they really know how to work with fiberglass and know the roadster shape. I recall you have the fiberglass knowledge so if you're up to it give him a call to see what he says.
    KDubU ·
    That's a good price. How far you away from getting her on the road? I've done 60 miles so far just going back and forth to town or the beach. Haven't taken her over 50mph yet but do plan to get on 95 soon to see how she does.
    edwardb ·
    Hi Rick. Neither of my completed cars have seen an alignment shop. I bought an SPC Performance Fastrax camber/caster gauge and some Heidts toe-in alignment plates and learned how to do it myself. Both cars drive fine, center properly, etc. Those were solid axle builds though, so only had to do front wheel alignment. I haven't decided yet what to do with the Anniversary build. The alignment specs are in the IRS instructions, and the new IRS is easy to align compared to the old one. Probably I'll do the initial alignment and see how it goes and how it drives. Doing the alignment with the body off is a great idea. That's what I do as well. You're right. Everything is out in the open and it's easy to do. The body and related added after the fact will change ride height, but in theory adjust the ride height and the alignment should still be good. Hope that helps a little. For paint, I've seen pictures of the work Metalmophous does. Great choice.

    Paul B.
    rickscobra ·
    thanks once again for your two cents. The tracks are pretty straight forward. At this point, there are a lot little things all coming together very quickly. Never gave the body a thought related to seat placement. Mounting the body in place will be some really great eye candy.

    Rick M
    edwardb ·
    Hi Rick. I've never installed with tracks, so can't help much there. As far as the locations for bolts, just do the best you can. The steel pan on the chassis is good. I usually get a bolt or two through the 2x2 frame rail under the seats. But you're right, toward the middle it runs into the 4 inch tubes. There I usually tap a couple bolts into the tube. Just one word of caution though. Do you have your body mounted yet? Normally not a good idea to finalize the seat mounting until the body is fitted. It's pretty tight around the back corner. More than one builder has had to re-do the seat mounting after installing the body. Hope that answers your questions.

    Paul B.
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