The ULTRA lo buck autocross car...

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  1. blacksheep-1

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    Installed the splitter..

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    Located a previously scrounged Mach 1 lower edge panel that will/ may..be used to fill the gap between the splitter and body work..I know it's not straight, the body work is not bolted on..

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    So I laid my hands on a Porsche wing that met it's demise at Sebring, the struts were ripped out of it so, it can no longer be repaired to spec..it's a fiberglass over Styrofoam core. As you can see, it's all wanged out.
    Fortunately, It can still be made to meet FIA #3765.01.18 ratrod spec

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    So the key here, is to wrap the thing in tape so it, at least reasonably goes back into shape that appears to be a wing
    and sealing up all of the cracks and splits in the glass.

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    Then creating somewhat of a cofferdam, I poured fiberglass resin into the splits to hopefully glue everything back together again internally.

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    So I've sealed it all up for overnight drying
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    So the rehabb'd Porsche wing turned out very well.. So I need to finish it up and build a working prototype. This means the banzai run to the local hardware store for..stuff.

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    Had a buddy carve up some aluminum stock for brackets

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    Picked up some heims and L brackets..I'll probably have to come up with something better than these L brackets, but it will let me dummy up the mounts.

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    I whipped up some doublers to bridge the gap between the 2 broken pieces..just in case..then epoxied and riveted the doublers in place..

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    Those brackets look pretty substantial - FR500S style.
    Contemplating lightening cutouts?
    BTW-project is looking good!
     
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    I was thinking about that myself..we'll see, Right now I have other issues to deal with. This is one of those cars that once you get it all together and mocked up, you will have to rip it all down and tend to the details
     
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    OK the radiator doesn't fit quite the way I wanted so I plasma cut the splitter brackets off and redesigned them..

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    Nice.

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    Not gonna stand out at ALL. :D
     
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    Under all that crud was an H code truck, C4 automatic..

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    saving the clutch pedal for ..well something else
     
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    Whipped up a radiator support mocked up the radiator, 2 inches lower and farther back than stock

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