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NordicSaab
NordicSaab Reader
4/5/16 7:53 p.m.

If it is of any use, I really like welding once I've had a couple beers

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
4/5/16 8:28 p.m.

Perfect, there should be plenty of beer and welding in the parking lot so your covered on both counts. I am good at destroying things after a few beers and there should be lots of stuff to tear up as well.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/5/16 8:45 p.m.

Now that you are using a firebird for your sawzall hotel parking lot beer fueled build, this will be the most Florida thing that has ever Florida'd

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
4/6/16 6:36 a.m.

In reply to nocones:

well played my friend

russ_mill
russ_mill New Reader
4/6/16 10:37 a.m.

I can't wait to see this. I am thinking of a Miata "ghettocet" build myself, and just like you, as I searched craigslist I found them all to expensive for what they are. Got to thinking about other cheap rwd cars and remembered the early 90s v6 camaros. I was searching for a picture of a stripped unibody so I could make a plan and then stumbled upon this build! At my favorite site and basically my homepage already lol.

Anyways I'm super excited lol

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
4/6/16 3:01 p.m.

If you can't find your own come help us on ours. The more the merrier.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
4/6/16 3:42 p.m.

In reply to russ_mill:

I'll be traveling down from Sandusky. My buddy who has attended the past couple years with me will not be able to make it since the date change to Sept. Let me know if you want to tag along.
I plan to be elbows deep in this TrailerParkCet build.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
4/8/16 1:21 p.m.

Score! The $50 each corvette wheels from car-part.com came with good tires. Maybe I can sell them to recoup some budget.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/8/16 1:34 p.m.

I don't wanna dampen your enthusiasm, but i would be careful about recouping with tires. Since 4 tires (and other safety items) are free, they specifically say that the free items are not to be used for budget shenanigans. The example they use is selling all the brake hardware and then buying "budget free" ones back.

Now, you only get 4 free tires, so maybe there is an argument in your favor if you plan to compete with 6 or 8 tires.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
4/8/16 1:39 p.m.

Good point. Scratch that, I have a free set of tires that I can use on a future car.

hrdlydangerous
hrdlydangerous HalfDork
4/8/16 7:59 p.m.

These cars are camber challenged from the factory. You can pick up about 2 ~ 3 degrees if you grind out the mounting holes for the lower control arms and move the arms as far outboard as possible. You can elongate the upper control arm mount holes to move them inboard.

For the rear springs, you can probably pick up a pair from a junk yard V6 car. Use those for the drags and your stockers for the autocross. You can easily swap them out in the pits.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
5/17/16 5:38 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

You've got mail

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
5/17/16 5:42 p.m.
nocones wrote: Now that you are using a firebird for your sawzall hotel parking lot beer fueled build, this will be the most Florida thing that has ever Florida'd

Paint it orange and green and it becomes "The Gatorcet"

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/17/16 6:34 p.m.

Sell the tires and use the money for things other than the challenge. Gas ain't free, man.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
5/18/16 8:41 a.m.

Just registered for the challenge, next step is ordering the cage. Then I guess its hurry up and wait since nothing is happening till the parking lot.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dork
5/18/16 8:50 a.m.

Provided that I don't have a pressing need to fix my own car after a race 2 weeks prior to the challenge... I think I want to get in on this. It sounds like my kind of party

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
5/18/16 9:01 a.m.

Bring it! The more the merrier...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
6/14/16 8:37 p.m.

I should be able to offer "refreshments" and food to those participating in this endeavor as well as to support with runs to the parts store and photo evidence of the events that take may or may not take place.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
6/14/16 11:11 p.m.

I think I should rock a mullet for this build.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
6/15/16 6:38 a.m.

Mullets will be welcomed and encouraged...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
6/15/16 8:37 a.m.
pimpm3 wrote: Mullets will be welcomed and encouraged...

I'm not going to explain myself but I do have a pretty awesome mullet wig.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/15/16 9:24 a.m.
Andy Neuman wrote:
pimpm3 wrote: Mullets will be welcomed and encouraged...
I'm not going to explain myself but I do have a pretty awesome mullet wig.

I don't see any need for explanation, plenty of us perfectly normal people have a mullet wig. right? right?

oilstain
oilstain New Reader
7/19/16 1:20 p.m.

I love this thread; please may I have some more?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dork
7/19/16 2:58 p.m.

I can bring a pair of turbos to the party, but we'd need to work out FMV for them.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/19/16 3:18 p.m.
Robbie wrote:
Andy Neuman wrote:
pimpm3 wrote: Mullets will be welcomed and encouraged...
I'm not going to explain myself but I do have a pretty awesome mullet wig.
I don't see any need for explanation, plenty of us perfectly normal people have a mullet wig. right? right?

Sho nuf.

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