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TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/8/17 5:32 a.m.

Day 6 - October 23, 2016

Wheel well and frame rail work on left side.

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John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
11/8/17 7:24 a.m.

I'm just writing to say that I am enjoying this series.  

Thanks for the look behind the veil. yes

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
11/8/17 12:30 p.m.

Very, very cool.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/8/17 12:40 p.m.
John Welsh said:

I'm just writing to say that I am enjoying this series.  

Thanks for the look behind the veil. yes

We haven't even begun to get into the glamorous stuff. Glad to hear that so early!

 

Thanks!

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/8/17 2:58 p.m.

By my father's suggestion, I am going to start releasing 2 days per day for a little while. Just to pick up the pace a little. 

Day 7 - October 25, 2016

Worked on cleaner undercoating from left rear inner.

NGTD
NGTD UberDork
11/8/17 4:19 p.m.

I see on the FB page that you are going to lose some weight off the front end!!!

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/8/17 5:18 p.m.

In reply to NGTD :

Indeed. 96 pounds difference between the steel and fiberglass.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
11/8/17 7:50 p.m.

I really like the transparency shown by your build thread so far. Hopefully a few of the doubters will begin to understand how the magic happens. 

 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/8/17 8:12 p.m.

I think we'd all agree that there's nothing special about the shell they started with. laugh

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
11/8/17 8:24 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

It's only special after they sprinkle the magic Nelson dust on it. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/8/17 8:45 p.m.

I'm going to call party foul on improper use of a wood chisel cheeky

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/8/17 8:46 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

It's only special after they sprinkle the magic Nelson dust on it. 

I believe they call that sweat.  Because every time i go there those two are dirty and working on something.  

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/8/17 9:10 p.m.
Patrick said:

I'm going to call party foul on improper use of a wood chisel cheeky

What's a wood chisel? Oh you mean an undercoat scraping tool. cheeky

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/9/17 5:19 a.m.

Day 8 - October 26, 2016

prepped inner wheel well. Welded on extension to fill gap.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/9/17 5:26 a.m.

Day 9 - October 27, 2016

Cameron helped with getting the wheel tub and filler strip welded in.

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/9/17 8:20 a.m.
TheV8Kid said:
John Welsh said:

I'm just writing to say that I am enjoying this series.  

Thanks for the look behind the veil. yes

We haven't even begun to get into the glamorous stuff. Glad to hear that so early!

 

Thanks!

I think it's fair to say that this group recognizes that: good/thoughtful work at the beginning makes the glamorous stuff towards the end possible

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
11/9/17 9:32 a.m.

Thank you for the photo posts.  Keep them coming.  

P.S.  I have some wood working tools I inherited.  Your use as a undercoating scraper bests any use I've gotten out of mine.  

coexist
coexist Reader
11/9/17 10:01 a.m.

The proper term for that tool is "hog bar" , since it's no longer a chisel.  Nothing wrong with a good hog bar, I have several.

 

 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
11/9/17 12:51 p.m.

I think we all need to guess how many days this build is going to take. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/9/17 5:15 p.m.

I secretly wonder if this is all subterfuge. That the Nelsons will unleash a classified neutron bomb project on the Challenge while we are all watch this rad Nova being built.  devil

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
11/9/17 5:38 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I secretly wonder if this is all subterfuge. That the Nelsons will unleash a classified neutron bomb project on the Challenge while we are all watch this rad Nova being built.  devil

laugh

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
11/9/17 7:13 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I secretly wonder if this is all subterfuge. That the Nelsons will unleash a classified neutron bomb project on the Challenge while we are all watch this rad Nova being built.  devil

That sounds more like something I would do devil

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
11/9/17 7:39 p.m.

2018 is going to be interesting!

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
11/9/17 7:56 p.m.
Andy Neuman said:

I think we all need to guess how many days this build is going to take. 

Well, It is still not complete, so your guess is as good as mine. I guess I have a little bit of an inside view... 

I'll give you a hint, it will be over 1oo.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
11/9/17 8:13 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I secretly wonder if this is all subterfuge. That the Nelsons will unleash a classified neutron bomb project on the Challenge while we are all watch this rad Nova being built.  devil

Most of the parts are readily available to go really fast if you have fabrication skills. What they did with injectors this year opens up a lot of potential. 

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