The ULTRA lo buck autocross car...

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    Will she be ready by spring?
     
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    Nice progress. Wheels look good even if not as planned. I was wondering if you were busy with something else.
     
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    Probably not...maybe mid summer..
     
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    Yea. Reality and a real job. They affect us all.

    Good luck with the build she is starting g to look great.
     
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    damn man looking great.
     
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    Finished the splitter after the 40th redesign..


    The bottom with skid plates
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    Good old flex seal to seal the plywood
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    Bracketry so it can be removed with 4 bolts
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    All paired together
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    So while mocking up the suspension, ran into a little problem, the strut cartridge will bottom out on the adjusting plates.
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    Thus began my search for a shorter strut package, or possible some cheapo coil overs, what I discovered was that Fox body struts are shorter when compared to the 99-04 units.

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    With that info in hand, I decided on a set of KYB adjustable units.
     
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    The next dilemma was to rebuild the Cobra brakes, you can locate these rebuilt, but the ones with the COBRA stamp are $250 for each, so I set about rebuilding my own, since nobody does that anymore, the kits are very hard to locate, I finally found a set from Summit and ordered them...

    I then set about disassembling the calipers and bead blasting them..

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    I used the heat gun to heat up the aluminum so it would accept the caliper paint.

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