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It was a 12 hour day, but I got the kit home and still had time to use the trailer to hit Costco for their large stainless tool chest as well!



:D

A description of the day and more photos are on my build site: replicabuilding.com

And, yes, the garage is a mess. Today's job is to get the body on the buck, the buck moved to the side of the garage and the parts boxes put under it.

:D

Now... how do I know what number car mine is so I can put it in my sig? I couldn't find it on any of the paperwork...

(and no, thats not my posterior...)
 

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Your ffr# is stamped in the frame just left of the upper stearing shaft bearing support bracket. It will be behind the dash once assembled HTH Dave
 

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Wow!!!! Congratulations. Mine is coming tomorrow morning. I can only guess how excited you were.

Didn't see a pic of new stainless tool chest. Didn't happen!

pauL
 

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George,

Factory Five will also send you a Certificate of Origin. Make sure that your number on the frame matches the number on the paper or it could be a mess when inspected by the State Police. I've read a couple of guys had trouble with that. My Certificate of Origin was first sent to another Mike M. (same last name) in California and it took me a while to get it straightened out.

Congratulations!!

Mike M.
 

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Congrats George - the adventure now truly begins!!

Scott
 

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Congratulations... just had to say it again.
 

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Congrats! I've been eyeing that tool chest for a bit but have been leery to jump in. Let us know how it works out for you, it seems like a really nice piece.

Best advice I got after the fact, if you are doing your own body work don't wait until the go-cart is done. There is a lot of down time waiting for filler to cure, etc. And you can take time off from sanding when you get sick of it!
 

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I'll second checking the CO against the frame #. Mine had 2 digits transposed.
 

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George,

I'm right around the corner from you (35 min). If you want to compare anything on the builds feel free to give me a PM. I have a 24" brake and shear that can make up a lot of small alum pcs that you might need.

Mike M.
 

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Okay, a photo of the tool chest. $680 -- a hell of a deal, for those of you who haven't seen it before. I think its actually 18 drawer, not 22, but its very big in either case.

 

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it took like 14 hours to pick up my donor and only 1 week to take it apart.. well i hope your having fun. i get mine in august..
 

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LKNSnake: thats the plan. I have pretty detailed pictures of the process of removing the body that will go up in a post tomorrow. I'm not sure I did it right, though, because I absolutely could not figure out how to get it off without removing the rearmost sheet metal from the trunk, and pulling the lower trunk bottom out...

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