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  1. It would help if you stated where you're from.

    It would help if you stated where you're from.
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    I'm not going to judge your car from a single low...

    I'm not going to judge your car from a single low resolution camera-phone photo. But if you believe this picture is the best representation of your $6000 IFG F355 replica, then that's all that...
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    The reason I'm "talking bad about it" is because...

    The reason I'm "talking bad about it" is because Dratts family may be reading this thread. They may not understand that you used a poor example to justify why you think his car would only be worth...
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    I found the eBay ad you were referring to......

    I found the eBay ad you were referring to... first off, only the first, and only bid is $6000. Big difference between that and the sale price.

    Second, it's a frame-lengthened convertible with...
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    Your link doesn't work... And if you bought...

    Your link doesn't work...

    And if you bought your completed car for less than $6K, I'd love to see photos of it.
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    If you simply spun the Audi powertrain around in...

    If you simply spun the Audi powertrain around in order to have the engine over the rear wheels and still have AWD, with then you'd end up with one forward speed, and five (or six) reverse gears.
    ...
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    Visually it's more appealing, but you've made two...

    Visually it's more appealing, but you've made two major changes that wouldn't work with the actual car. The first is that the extremely short rear overhang of the authentic car coupled with the...
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    I'd like to know where you've seen a completed...

    I'd like to know where you've seen a completed bare bones F355 replica that sold for $6K... let alone an AD355, convertible-topped, Amida interior, NorthStar-equipped one.
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    For being a jerk.

    For being a jerk.
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    Quote of the year.

    Quote of the year.
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    The website doesn't allow posting photos directly...

    The website doesn't allow posting photos directly into a thread any longer. You have to use a third party photo-hosting site like Photobucket, Imgur, Flickr, etc. Once loaded on the phot-hosting...
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    I was shocked when I heard the news last year. ...

    I was shocked when I heard the news last year. He was one of the good guys.

    I've forgotten whether Dratts built or bought his other cars, but if memory serves me well, he wasn't a builder. If...
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    Kudos! That looks and sounds great! I can...

    Kudos! That looks and sounds great! I can hardly believe the weight numbers... that thing is going to scat like a scalded cat.

    I'd never be able to register something like that here in Canada......
  14. Thread: Zonda R OSI

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    I think I follow you... so the transmission is...

    I think I follow you... so the transmission is ahead of the engine, the output shaft will enter a transfer case, redirecting the power 180 degrees back towards the rear, and into the BMW...
  15. FS: Set of Four 86-87 Stock Fiero 15" Lace Wheels & Tires

    Wheels are 15 x 7" with a 38 mm offset. Bolt circle is 5 x 100 mm. Hub bore is 57.1 mm.

    Freshly sandblasted and powdercoated gloss black inside and out, including tire bead area.
    Two wheels have...
  16. Thread: Zonda R OSI

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    Wow! That sounds wicked. What sort of exhaust...

    Wow! That sounds wicked. What sort of exhaust layout have you done? It's hard to tell from the photos/video, but it looks like you've got two separate collectors feeding each a side muffler, and...
  17. Thread: suspension

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    I've had great success with buying junkyard axles...

    I've had great success with buying junkyard axles from any car where the axle rods are the correct OD and longer than needed. I then discard the CV and tripot joints from either end, and have a...
  18. Thread: suspension

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    Do your cars currently have '84-'87 suspensions...

    Do your cars currently have '84-'87 suspensions or '88? If they're based on an '88's suspension, there's a fair bit that can be done to mask their roots and improve performance and appearance. I...
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    The site software to upload photos stopped...

    The site software to upload photos stopped working at least 2 years ago. There is nothing you can do to make it work, not even throw money at the administrators.
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    You can't post photos using the site software...

    You can't post photos using the site software anymore... you have to use a photo hosting service like PhotoBucket, Imgur, or Flickr.

    Factory Five has this market covered for an unbeatable $9,900...
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    Fair enough. I'm looking forward to progress...

    Fair enough. I'm looking forward to progress updates.
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    I've got to agree with 275NART... your two posts...

    I've got to agree with 275NART... your two posts are pretty confusing. Your first one leads us to believe you're dreaming about building a car:



    Followed by:



    So which is it? You've...
  23. (Understatement of the year.) :p Glad to see...

    (Understatement of the year.) :p

    Glad to see you're back at it! I for one am looking forward to more (timely) updates!
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    That is some very impressive work. I remember...

    That is some very impressive work. I remember you writing that the car is about 6" wider than stock, and that you were worried it might be difficult not to "screw it up". Well I think you can put...
  25. Definitely lots of tedious, repetitive work......

    Definitely lots of tedious, repetitive work... but you're doing a great job.

    Just a little trick in case you weren't aware: polyester resin doesn't stick to melamine, so when making large flat...
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