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The_Jed
The_Jed SuperDork
7/26/13 7:02 p.m.

Whatcha gonna do with the front struts and springs from the donor?

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
7/27/13 5:48 a.m.

This photo is begging for a GRM message board created caption:

Secretariata
Secretariata HalfDork
7/27/13 2:51 p.m.
ddavidv wrote: This photo is begging for a GRM message board created caption:

Supervisor training Day One - no minions

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/27/13 4:34 p.m.

Is the guy in the background running from the Redbull powered psycho in the foreground?

bikerbenz
bikerbenz New Reader
7/27/13 6:33 p.m.

holy chassis triangulation batman

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
7/28/13 6:44 a.m.
ddavidv wrote: This photo is begging for a GRM message board created caption:

Oh, boy. What the hell have I gotten myself into now?

OBTW, Tim: I think you are my older brother's doppelganger.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
7/28/13 9:13 a.m.

So Tim, what does it say about your age when Curmudgeon compares you to his older brother?

By the way, I think we're the same age.

And bikerbenz is right - that is an amazing amount of triangulation.

I want one sooooooo bad.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/29/13 1:57 p.m.
nocones wrote: What adhesive is being used for the aluminum? Is the frame powder coated or painted and does the adhesive work chemically with either? Need to do this on my MG soon so was wondering.

We're using a silicon based adhesive for the aluminum. The frame is powder coated, and to my knowledge the adhesive doesn't work chemically with either.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair PowerDork
7/29/13 2:50 p.m.
ddavidv wrote: This photo is begging for a GRM message board created caption:

Yes, operater, Cleveland Ohio, Per Schroeder. Yes, I'll hold.

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
7/29/13 2:59 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote:
nocones wrote: What adhesive is being used for the aluminum? Is the frame powder coated or painted and does the adhesive work chemically with either? Need to do this on my MG soon so was wondering.

We're using a silicon based adhesive for the aluminum. The frame is powder coated, and to my knowledge the adhesive doesn't work chemically with either.

All of the product my company produces is powder coated. Silicon doesn't adhere to it well over time.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/29/13 3:15 p.m.
ddavidv wrote: This photo is begging for a GRM message board created caption:

"err, Margie,... Happy Birthday Honey."

nocones
nocones Dork
7/29/13 3:32 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote:
nocones wrote: What adhesive is being used for the aluminum? Is the frame powder coated or painted and does the adhesive work chemically with either? Need to do this on my MG soon so was wondering.

We're using a silicon based adhesive for the aluminum. The frame is powder coated, and to my knowledge the adhesive doesn't work chemically with either.

Does this product have a name and is it recommended by FFR? Or is it just black/gray silicone tub caulk?

Also what pop rivets are being used? Some kind of cherry rivet or an industrial type? All aluminum or stainless steel shank or all stainless?

A Riveted panel tech article would be sweet with some info on various rivet qualities, adhesives for different substraits and proper rivet techniques would be nice.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/29/13 3:49 p.m.

I'll get more information and get back to you on that. Factory Five supplied everything, and we just used it.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/29/13 4:48 p.m.

Last time I saw it, it looked like this

 photo 2013-05-16_13-38-17_358_zpsbeea1b51.jpg

rebelgtp
rebelgtp UltraDork
7/29/13 8:58 p.m.

uh can I drive it?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/30/13 8:38 a.m.

Okay, an update on the glue:

It's GE SCS1000 silicone, which can be bought at any good paint store. GE silicone II from Lowes or Home Depot would also work.

The rivets are nothing special, just your average run-of-the-mill pop rivets.

bgkast
bgkast HalfDork
7/30/13 9:20 a.m.

+2 on a riveted panel article like nocones suggested

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
7/30/13 11:05 a.m.

Hey all, thanks for being patient and sorry I haven't been updating you the past couple days. For now, i'll leave you with episode 3 in the build series and will have a nice photo update for you later today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih8x8K2wC2k

Mazda787b
Mazda787b Reader
7/30/13 7:36 p.m.

What shifter is that they were talking about? I could barely see it, but the base looked pretty cool.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
7/31/13 8:51 a.m.

Still waiting...

Not so patient, am I?

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
7/31/13 10:37 a.m.

Here is episode 4 in the video series: http://youtu.be/A009BMe_97U

As well as a couple more photos of aluminum panels being fitted:  photo DSC_2620_zps79a6547b.jpg

 photo DSC_2618_zpsfad743b6.jpg

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
7/31/13 10:39 a.m.
Mazda787b wrote: What shifter is that they were talking about? I could barely see it, but the base looked pretty cool.

That is the shifter on Wayne's 818 that he is building. It is an aftermarket piece he found at PRI last year and had to have it. Perhaps Tom can chime in on specifics, or i'd be happy to contact him and find out for you.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
7/31/13 12:57 p.m.

If Tim's 818 is chassis #1, how is it that Wayne's is so much farther along?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/31/13 1:12 p.m.

Wayne has actually been helping the team at Factory Five develop the kit, so he got an early chassis to experiment with.

NOHOME
NOHOME Dork
7/31/13 2:27 p.m.

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