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Old 11-08-2022, 01:58 AM
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Big progress today! Floors are welded in and zero flex with my mighty 152lb chiseled frame standing on them.
The inner structure is almost complete! It's eerily similar to the stock structure in many ways. I took advice from a member and boxed in the lower links using 1" square 3/16 wall tube and a lower gusset below it. It adds rigidity to that lower link mounting point.

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I'll detail up photos in comparison to the factory skeleton structure next week.

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I also recessed the rear wheel houses for convertible top storage just like the factory did. A little heat and a curved 3lb mallet made quick work of creating a concave recess in the panels.

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Next up will be to route the harness to weld in the retaining tabs, access holes, and various other small things associated with wiring junk. I need to mount the heater, controls, and wipers too so I have all the brackets in place. The fun and challenging parts are to come: inner door mechanisms and a functional convertible top. Since the entire rest of everthing was sooooooo easy....

More to come....

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Old 11-08-2022, 02:03 PM
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Absolutely amazing talent. Food for thought. Some of the better known custom car build shops get a Mil + for their builds they do for customers. This build is a good resume if you wanted to continue this madness and get paid for it.
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Old 11-08-2022, 02:25 PM
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I’m always amazed how clean the shop is when you show these updates, specifically the floor. I make a mess just changing my oil!
I bet you have little super Dave elf’s that come out at night and clean! Ha!
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Old 11-08-2022, 02:34 PM
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Wow - looks awesome! Bracing looks good for the LCAs too.
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Old 11-08-2022, 09:43 PM
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Thanks guys. I appreciate all the comments!

It's funny you bring that up, Charley. I was sent this form just like a few minutes ago after you posted that. Strange how your signature is so elegant it forms somebody else's name!

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But as you can see by the calendar, the schedule is pretty booked. We do require half up front and the other half after the first half. .

In all seriousness, it's flattering to think somebody would pay that amount for a custom made car. If that we're to ever happen I'd have to actually hire a staff, be in charge of people, and spend other people's money. There's a downside to this how?

I have another creation lined up after this if I have enough energy to do it again!

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In all seriousness there are a bunch of 1-2 mil builds for what looks like a standard custom car build until you see everything is highly modified or made from scratch.
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I've seen a lot of Fooses' stuff in person and what's involved in that. Like the XKE. Amazing stuff. You're right. The clientele is out there. Exciting to think about!

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----The gull wing Mercedes reproduction redue comes to mind.....Bill S
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Now back to Dave’s awesome 507 build.LOL
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