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Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
10/16/20 9:23 a.m.

If you do have to drill it sometimes burning it is safer.  Torch on the drill bit then let it melt it's way.  If you have to cut it a wood blade backwards does the trick.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
10/16/20 9:57 a.m.

Is it OK if I bring my 10 year old son? If so, I can be there tomorrow.

SonofSVreX
SonofSVreX New Reader
10/16/20 10:31 a.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

I'll be able to come help for tonight at the very least! Sounds like a lot of fun

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/16/20 3:43 p.m.
maschinenbau (I live here) said:

In reply to TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) :

Crap, you're right. I accidentally ordered acrylic. NHRA doesn't specify the type of plastic. This stuff is 3/16" thick though and I'll have a full-face helmet on. I think it will be fine.

Worst case and it totally blows apart on you, HD or Lowes usually have sheets of 1/16" polycarb.

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) SuperDork
10/16/20 5:19 p.m.

Things have begun!

solfly
solfly Dork
10/16/20 6:37 p.m.

Updates! Live stream!

dyintorace (Forum Supporter)
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
10/16/20 6:43 p.m.

I spy Paul!!

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/16/20 7:02 p.m.

Make sure you gently massage out those little dings in the back fender.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/16/20 7:05 p.m.
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) said:

Make sure you gently massage out those little dings in the back fender.


with a berkeleying sawzall

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/16/20 7:27 p.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) said:

Make sure you gently massage out those little dings in the back fender.


with a berkeleying sawzall

I'll up the ante.  Use a claw-hammer.

RandolphCarter
RandolphCarter New Reader
10/16/20 8:18 p.m.

This will be even more glorious if you keep only the front doors and take a chunk out of the middle:

 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) SuperDork
10/16/20 8:47 p.m.

Paul and his son stopped by to help tonight. Together we got pretty far! Paul seemed veryeager to do damage to this car. I think he got his fill, but only after smashing the rear window and taking the first plunge into the roof with a sawzall.

This is the first draft of the no-roof situation. Will probably go further than this tomorrow. Also not sure about having a decklid or not. First step in the morning is seat mounts, then roll bar fab. The rest of the plan will fall into place.

The suspension sits ALOT higher now, especially in the back. This is good news. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/16/20 9:23 p.m.


 

teeheehee

03Panther
03Panther Dork
10/16/20 9:53 p.m.

Im sure Paul had lots of frustration with this car, and loved venting on it!!!

03Panther
03Panther Dork
10/16/20 10:10 p.m.

I like the "shorten it" plan!

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
10/16/20 10:11 p.m.

This freakin' rules.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/17/20 6:58 a.m.

Suns up!  Where are the daylight pics?? laugh

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/17/20 9:02 a.m.

It looks like the fuel tank is under the rear seats so a bobtail is an option.

MrChaos
MrChaos SuperDork
10/17/20 9:03 a.m.
03Panther said:

I like the "shorten it" plan!

aka the toyota solara

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/17/20 9:19 a.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

Suns up!  Where are the daylight pics?? laugh

Checking in from home with great interest.  Looks like a fun time.  I wish I could be there too.  No, I will not be attending this year.sad

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
10/17/20 9:20 a.m.

Using the roof sheet metal to make a cool tonneau cover?

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
10/17/20 9:29 a.m.

I'll be checking this thread throughout the day. 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) SuperDork
10/17/20 10:57 a.m.

Seat is in!

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) SuperDork
10/17/20 11:00 a.m.

MrChaos
MrChaos SuperDork
10/17/20 11:28 a.m.

stock with tc off those will light up the tires really easily... Im guessing you are going to have traction issues with all the weight you are taking out of it.

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