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dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
2/21/20 9:18 p.m.

Is that your shop?!

Also, that's a beautiful shiny 1zz.

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/21/20 10:22 p.m.

It's complicated. It's a automotive technology program that I am curriculum chair of, and keep the kids (hopefully) entertained and inspired by building stuff on top of doing customer work. Wish I had enough money to do more but when I can we do some cool stuff. I even got to hire one of my closest friends.  I'm very very fortunate. 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/21/20 10:31 p.m.

There are basically 8 bays, 3 lifts, a new hunter rack with winalign, race scales, an industrial compressor, a wash bay, a health tool budget, a nice classroom, nice office with a 60" tv and xbox1, etc. The school pretty much gives me carte blange.  I get to help kids find their way in the world, and they trust me (give or take) to do that in a way that works for me and feels organic, it's well funded and we do very well at the task of changing people's lives. It's amazing. Really really gratifying, inspiring, work that gives me hope. 
 

When I'm not doing that, I'm an instructor at Limerock Park in Lakeville ct. Like I said.... pretty fortunate. Pretty damn thankful. 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/22/20 1:47 p.m.

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
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Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/22/20 1:50 p.m.

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
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Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/22/20 1:51 p.m.

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
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Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/22/20 3:01 p.m.

Got to make that front lip fit and paint it to match (super white II). But so far I'm super excited about the aesthetic. We'll see what the gods of the wind think about it soon. 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/7/20 9:40 a.m.

An update about the charge speed ctr front lip, without Major fabrication, it would never fit. Fortunately I'm willing to do major fabrication. :)

spandak
spandak HalfDork
3/7/20 4:07 p.m.
Carbon said:

Freakin love this. I dream of 2zz swapping one and stripping it down to convince myself I made an Elise 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/7/20 9:24 p.m.

In reply to spandak :

Thanks for the encouraging words man. Build one of these and race an elise and you'll be real convinced. There's a modded exige cup 260 in my class at time attack, it's not appreciably faster than my 1zz turbo street car. Dont get me wrong, theyre really cool, but these are too when they're built a bit amd I think bang for the buck is way higher on a zzw30. 

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
3/7/20 9:43 p.m.

Would you tell me more about your roll bar? I'd like to put one in our MRS but am unfamiliar with what the options are. Did yours fit under your top when you had one?

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/8/20 2:19 p.m.

It was in the car when I bought it, it sucks, the seat wouldn't go back anywhere near the amount that it could without it and it wasn't triangulated at all. I dont know who made it but it was a garbage style bar. We're in the process of redoing the cage for full seat travel, actual rollover safety, and structural rigidity. It's getting door bars and triangulated to fish plates on the rear firewall.  

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
3/8/20 8:13 p.m.

Good to know! Please share details of your new bar(s). Assuming we end up wanting to track ours, rollover protection will be imperative. 

Purple Frog
Purple Frog Reader
3/8/20 8:34 p.m.

Carbon,   I hang out occasionally with friends on Jackson Road in Sharon.  You certainly do have it good.  smiley  Great place to live and be a racer.  Great dining also.  (Woodlands, Flying Pig, etc.)

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/8/20 9:57 p.m.

To both. 
Absolutely.

 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/19/20 7:34 p.m.

working away on fitment of the chargespeed front lip, a fair amount of customization to fit but it's coming along. Cant wait to see it in super white two to match the car. Forgive the oz wheels with snows, she's waiting on volks with hoosiers. 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
3/19/20 7:39 p.m.

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/16/20 9:28 p.m.

Trimmed, modified, painted (needs a better match) and temporarily installed, patiently awaiting the return to normalcy, a reinforcement in the middle to get rid of the wavy area, some 3m tape and a nice carbon splitter. It feels quite special. 

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/16/20 9:32 p.m.

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/17/20 2:04 a.m.

Cant wait to get the rest of the aero package and wheels done/on. I think it’s coming together pretty nicely. Needs skirts, a diffuser, some flares, and them volks! 

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
4/17/20 1:35 p.m.

Nice paint work! I love this project. It makes me want to get one.

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/17/20 10:05 p.m.

In reply to clutchsmoke :

Thanks man! If I had it to do again, I’d do a 2gr swap, I still might. We’ll see how the 2zzgte works out, if it gives me any E36 M3, I’ll throw it in the dumpster and 2gr it up. 

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