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04.13.2015, 04:42 PM



Weather improving quickly! Just need the DMV to get moving so that I can get this thing street legal.
   
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05.09.2015, 02:08 PM

Lots of updates over last few weeks... After speaking to the specialty inspection site I got the distinct impression that they were going to require fenders so I jumped on getting them mounted ASAP

First up was to create a secure mounting points on each of the hubs - I opted to use 3/4" 1/16" square steel tubing following some advice from Allan.

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The front actually has a second mount under the top plate...

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After that I used some 3/4" oak to mock up the mounts and check for clearance though the complete range of movement.

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Onto the fab - A good friend mike from RC-Monster came over for a night and together we cut and welded up the front and rear fender mounts and attached them to the hubs. Thank you so much Mike for all your help.




I finished them off with flat grey primer and flat enamel top coat as black I felt would stand out too much against all of the silver.

I finished off the open ends with caps from McMaster (Let me know if anyone needs any I have lots spare!) All in all very happy with the results.






All that was left was to mount everything:


   
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05.10.2015, 10:58 AM

Looks great, Chris - good luck on the state inspection - soooo looking forward to getting a rip in that little beast!
   
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05.10.2015, 02:18 PM

That looks great again!
   
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05.11.2015, 10:23 AM

Looking good Chris! I so want to do a build, but just do not have the time.
   
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05.31.2015, 06:49 PM

A quick trip to the DMV ...




First time I was missing some minor stuff:
- Rear view mirror - side two don't count
- Gear shifter pattern
- Muffler heat shield

Completed all and went back again on Friday...

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05.31.2015, 06:50 PM

After the second trip they decided I now need a "hood" to cover the whole engine...

So this weekends work came up with this:









I hate the slab/box back - The intent is to use this to pass inspection and then come up with a v lite design that just covers the muffler and top of exhaust...
   
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06.01.2015, 11:12 AM

You would think they should have mentioned the "hood" on the 1st trip?!
That upper centered rear guard kind of defeats the point of the rear-view mirror, doesn't it? It has a few holes, but I can't imagine the view is particularly effective? NJ seems hell-bent on taking some of the fun out of the car!
   
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06.06.2015, 10:41 PM

That sucks to see all the additions the dmv is requiring.

It's cool to see this is almost on the road.


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06.07.2015, 08:31 AM

Nice work Chris! Tube frame cars are very interesting. You simple can leave the hood at the DMV once you have approval.
   
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06.07.2015, 08:39 AM

Indeed. I received a pass on Friday and here is the "light" version that I came up with this morning...





   
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06.07.2015, 09:33 AM

That looks better in my opinion!
So it is road legal now?
Awesome, have a lot of fun with it, but drive save!
   
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06.21.2015, 06:05 PM

And the big news is....



I just have to drive the car to the DMV to get the inspection sticker. In NJ cars get 5years free and as the car classes as a 2013 nothing to do until 2018!!!
   
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06.21.2015, 10:57 PM

Finally!

Is this just a fun on the weekends ride, or will you do any competing with it? I bet it would stomp the competition at autocross events.


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