"Mad Max's " S54 powered E9 project

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Brendan, your car sounds awesome! Love the wiring harness and connectors, I can see that was a lot of detailed work, looks great.
Having engine envy, btw how did you get the aluminium to look so fresh?
 

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Brendan, your car sounds awesome! Love the wiring harness and connectors, I can see that was a lot of detailed work, looks great.
Having engine envy, btw how did you get the aluminium to look so fresh?
Thanks John , I bead blasted some stuff or cleaned it by hand then used High temp Aluminum paint .

I finished shaving / polishing the airhorn , filter holders .











 

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Here's another shout out for the detail in the electrical work. Very nicely put together. This makes any future troubleshooting so much easier.
 

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Another minor issue we ran into was building an exhaust system that fit he S54 headers , I wanted to use a system that fit the coupe . I got the rear portions of the coupe king stainless system and then had a merge collector built to mate it with the S54 headers . This I think turned out gangbuster's , sounds fantastic yet not too loud or obnoxious , and looks great
 

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Brendan, as usual, the workmanship looks first rate. i have a question though, the merge collector and connection look very close to the frame rail ... do you think its going to hit / rattle while driving? or does it hang lower than it looks in the photos?
 

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Life took a few detours and I was pulled away from any real work on this project . Things are now moving again , so a few updates . After getting the car running I took it up to the body shop and totally disassembled the entire car so that the paint and body work can be done







Back on to the dolly







 

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The last few pre paint and body shots





And the fun begins . The mocking up of the body panels . Due to the wider track of the later suspensions installed , I needed to make room to fit wheels and tires on that would allow the suspension to work correctly . So a group 2 wide body kit is going on



marking out where factory sheet metal is cut out to allow wheel and tires for the suspension modifications


One of the rear panels getting test fit . I don't like the Naca duct cut out so I had it filled in



Front fender getting test fit

 

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hey Brendan, i saw it up at the paint shop on friday. had to go up to road atlanta to pick up a rear windshield that Al Taylor sent down with a race team ... Gary and i rode up to get it and made a pit stop to see his coupe in the same paint shop. can't wait to see both of them complete in the not-to0-distant future.
 

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are you saying we need counseling Peter? when we start all buying assault weapons to protect our coupes ... then its time for the mental hospital.
 

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Continuing with the body work , the front fenders getting attached to the body and cutting out the metal to allow for larger / wider wheels and tires



Bonded to the metal and screwed in place till the "glue " is cured











The kit Max Bought had vent in the quarter, I decided to get them filled in

 

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Work on installing the body kit continues , the front fenders now glued in are blended in



view from the front on the fenders blended in



Front fender from the top ... some fat front fenders !



the rear quarter mocked up waiting to get glued in



The left side is being difficult and is requiring a lot of extra finesse





 

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I love watching this build. What kind of adhesive are you using for attaching the fenders to metal?
 

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time to share some of the interior restoration done by Anthony Nue



dies headliner , should have a nice touch



front of the headliner redone in black



refurbished dash pads



Underdash panels redone



what we started with



redied and finished door panel
 
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