What next...

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  1. Thomas_W

    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    So im looking at things to do next. The through floor subframe install is on the list, but i have a lot more welding to do on the car (trunk sheet metal, core support) so am thinking of holding off on those for a bit (plus a potential move may delay that amount of work for awhile longer).

    So my options to prepare for the turbo install are:

    1. Stainless braided Hydroboost lines w/ relocation to the fender well
    2. 31 spline axles and diff
    3. Gauges
    4. Turbo parts (waste gates, BOv's, intercooler, turbos, etc)
    5. fuel system parts- fuel rails, braided fuel lines, etc

    keep in mind some things are better off to do as one, such as the braided fuel lines (im planning on a return system eventuall) with the through floor subframes. This helps reducing the amount if undoing of things.
     
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    hondarocks61 Active Member

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    Who are you going with for through floor subframe connectors? I like my Wolfcraft racing pieces. They cut down on the time you would spend cutting regular square tube to fit.

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  3. Thomas_W

    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Ill be doing my own with 2x2 steel tubing. My forward subframe are absolutely mangled, so having a shop do the subframe connectors would be ridiculously expensive.



    The next mod kind of presented itself on its own. I've been looking for 03/04 cobra side skirts. A set of Oem ones popped up for sale yesterday for a good price, so i made an offer and bought them.
     
  4. Frank.JD.Perez

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    OR...

    You could...


    Don't rule out...







    Go crazy with carbon fiber parts!!!

    But seriously I guess I would start with the fuel system first.

    And then go crazy with carbon fiber parts. From carbon driven
     
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    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Lol c im WAAAYY to cheap to pay for carbon driven parts. I've got enough Fiberglass and Carbon fiber cloth sitting in my garage that i could mold my 4" cowl hood, trunk deck, A/C pillar outer body panels, radiatoe support and most of the plastic interior bits. Lol


    finishing up the body work on the hood is a priority, as well as getting all the replacement steel for the body and rad. Core support. Once all that is done, the car should be a pretty good base for the eventual plans.
     
  6. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Well-Known Member

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    hah thats awesome. i wish i knew how to mold all the crap i wanted for my car, that would make life a bit easier when it comes to custom fabrication
     
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    Thomas_W Well-Known Member

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    Its actually not that hard, just Alot of materials needs to make nice production quality molds. I probably have $8-10k worth of composite materials and tools in my garage. I went through 120yds of cloth and 15 gallons of resin last year alone.

    One project i do have on the short list is the CF radiator support cover. My core support is a little bent up top, but i dont think its bad enough to cause any major fit issues, i just need to decide how much i want it to cover and if i want it to covee the mounting tabs for the degas tank or not (If i do, i have to find someone local to let me borrow their car for a day to get measurements)