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  1. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Door frame transformation (cont.)

    While waiting for new door glass to arrive, I decided to finish up on the driverís side door frame. The metal was trimmed so it would all fit inside the door. For the picture, I place a length of ĺĒ...
  2. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Happened so fast I didn't have time to get scared...

    Happened so fast I didn't have time to get scared or do anything but stare at my now empty hands.
  3. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Too much of a good thing

    So I was taking another look at the clearance between the now trimmed side window glass and the door latch. A thought occurred to me that if I just removed another 1/8Ē it would provide a good...
  4. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    There you go Adrian, hopefully this wets your...

    There you go Adrian, hopefully this wets your appetite ;)
  5. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Door frame transformation

    The next step in the door frame transformation was to bring the bottom rear corner inward by at least 6 ĹĒ. C4 Corvette doors are composed of a spot welded sheet metal frame thatís bonded to and...
  6. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Luke: thanks for your enthusiastic input!

    Luke: thanks for your enthusiastic input!
  7. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Door frame alterations

    I switched tracks a bit to working on the doors. Before I can continue building the front clip sub-structure I need to know the size and location measurements for the vents located on top of hood. ...
  8. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Flip Front Clip Hinges

    Next up on the build agenda was to make the flip-up front clip hinges. I wanted to have both vertical and horizontal adjustment in the hinges so it took some thinking to design that in. I started...
  9. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Locating and Fabricating Flip Front Clip Hinge Point

    I decided to start building out the sub-structures that attach and hold body panels to the chassis. Iím starting with the one piece, flip-up front clip first. The front clip is hinged in the front...
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    More Interior Stuff

    Iíve made some progress in finishing up some odds and ends on the GTO interior. On a prior post, I showed fabrication of panels in preparation for the headliner install. The Pearl Grey headliner...
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    Dimensionally, that's close to the chassis...

    Dimensionally, that's close to the chassis measurements for what I'm calling the, "Modern Day Miura" (chassis by Strickland Racing).

    https://i.imgur.com/RAIQNRA.jpg
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    Very cool! I like it. What's the wheelbase on...

    Very cool! I like it. What's the wheelbase on your chassis?
  13. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    It's an interesting approach to the problem. I...

    It's an interesting approach to the problem. I have two observations about it nevertheless:

    1. How were you able to torque the caliper mounting bolts given that you only had a 1/8" gap to hold the...
  14. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Mounting Miura Pedal Assembly

    While the Ferrari GTO was out getting the headliner installed, I had the chance to work on the Miura a bit. I had purchased the brake/throttle pedal assembly prior and now I wanted to get it mounted...
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    Kick panel speaker mount

    The last unfinished GTO interior panel was on the outside of the foot boxes and I believe is called a kick panel. I had held off in making this panel because itís where I wanted to mount front...
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    Thanks for the kind words :)

    Thanks for the kind words :)
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    Headliner panels

    In preparation for getting the headliner fabric installed, I had to fabricate a few panels to hide the side window pockets and thus smooth the surface for the headliner. On the GTO, the side window...
  18. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Charley: I have no regrets for choosing your...

    Charley: I have no regrets for choosing your chassis for this project. I just hope that the resulting car will live up to all the great design innovations that are embodied in your chassis. You've...
  19. Thread: Modern-day Miura

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    Front clip station buck

    Iíve been focusing all my garage time over the last few months on the C5 GTO. The GTO is now getting to the stage that Iím dependant on others to do some work for me, so Iím able to context switch...
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    Ok, I now see how to get a link from Google...

    Ok, I now see how to get a link from Google Photos. But I don't see how to use the link given to embed the photo inline in a post. I tried BB and html tags but pic does not display.

    Have you...
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    I'm trying out Imgur.com. First experience, easy...

    I'm trying out Imgur.com. First experience, easy upload, easy to get the URL for pasting into forum post. The terms & conditions look scary. You are basically giving them all rights to the...
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    Headlight Fairing Aerodynamics

    On the GTO, Lexan covers were used on the headlights to increase high speed aerodynamics. While these covers make for a real nice look, they are very time consuming and tedious to make.

    I had made...
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box (cont.)

    I had to remove all the parts of the fresh air intake so they could get final deburring and polishing. Hereís what it looks like with all the pieces attached.
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box (cont.)

    Iíve made some good progress on the air filter box but itís been a complicated process. Making the box portion was fairly straight forward, the lid is the more complicated part. Of course, the lid...
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    Fresh air intake/air filter box

    During the GTO build and painting process, I had clamped an air filter to the mass air meter mostly as a way to keep dust out of the engine. I am now preparing the car to be dyno tuned so the...
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