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Old 01-09-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
Can a car ever really be done though. There is always something more you want to do.
Up until about a year ago my answer would have been:
No. Yes.

Now, and for a long time from now:
Yes. No

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Up until about a year ago my answer would have been:
No. Yes.

Now, and for a long time from now:
Yes. No
I am starting to understand what it is you're saying.
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Up until about a year ago my answer would have been:
No. Yes.

Now, and for a long time from now:
Yes. No
Unfortunately, my car is at 50%, and that has become my attitude. I'm officially an old fart.
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I had some time to testfit the manifold with the turbo and i think it looks pretty good.



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Totally serious question: how much Bondo is in that picture, just below the very pretty white paint?
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What purple is that?
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Spray foam, file, then bondo?
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Originally Posted by psyber_0ptix View Post
What purple is that?
Instantly thought of you when I saw the purple.

What caught my eye was the intake manifold.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Totally serious question: how much Bondo is in that picture, just below the very pretty white paint?
Not that much, before the bondo was aplied i made it as smooth as possible

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What purple is that?
I dont know exactly what color purple it is. Its not a RAL color
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That's the weird thing about being "too pretty."

When it's a woman, you can assume that they are going to be high maintenance and probably have some self-esteem issues.

When it's a car, you can assume that you're looking at an ocean of body-filler.
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what the F is thaat intake manifold?
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Also one of my designs. Welded by someone else
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Read your thread.... appears to be a Skunk2 with a large custom plenum? I can dig it.
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Buildin' more stuff.

Some of it is being done the hard way:




And some the easy way:





I have to admit, the hard way and the easy way are both fun in different ways, distinguished mostly by how many of a certain part needs to be made.

More than 2-3, and I usually go the easy way.
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Joe, you need a decent 3d printer. I am constantly surprised at how may tools and parts I can make with plastic. 9/10 they do exactly what the metal part would have.
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Originally Posted by ryansmoneypit View Post
Joe, you need a decent 3d printer. I am constantly surprised at how may tools and parts I can make with plastic. 9/10 they do exactly what the metal part would have.
We did recently buy one at work. But this is a part I wouldn't 3d print. It has threaded holes, and is going to carry about $25,000 worth of camera & lens, total payload weight of around 45 lbs, atop a moving robot. Times nine.

It's a better-made version of this piece here:


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Emachineshop.com rocks it as usual. New column-locking plates for about $300 (total) per pedestal, vs $7,000 each for factory rebuilds. These 35 year old peds still have spunk left in them.








Boom- Cam 31 and 32 are online.

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Not sure if I'm making this more complex than it needs to be:




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Old 01-28-2019, 11:48 PM
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Printed afm delete pipe for 1.6 airbox, testing before turbo. Designed on 360 fusion and printed with a tevo tornado using petg.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Not sure if I'm making this more complex than it needs to be:
Sure looks like it to me.
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