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      01-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #67
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Ralph,

I'm just trying to help. What did they use to determine that the "frame" was straight at the rear mounting points? I went through this with a 996 and it was hell. All of the laser or digital measurement systems gave me different results only the Celete frame jig would tell the truth. The issue seems to come from the fact that the digital systems take measurements relative to each other. This lack of a know starting point causes issues. Please Please please don't trust the digital measurement systems they just don't work on high end cars with tight tolerances.

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The interior is painted and it's in my shop for fitment of suspension, brakes, exhaust, seat, nets, fire bottle, etc.

After most of the mechanical stuff is done, it will head over to Scott's house to address the wiring, additional graphics, etc.

After that it will head over to Bullet Performance in Costa Mesa, CA for an alignment and dyno work.

Here the initial fit of the wing. The wing was made at a local composites shop using an aluminum beam, hard-wood structure, foam filler and carbon wrap. It's very light, strong and stiff.

The uprights will be powder-painted black and the end plates will be make of carbon fiber from dragonplate.com

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Rear bumper area after being repaired. You can see the mangled old lower trunk lip piece that has the tail light holes. We have the bumpers and rocker panels painted in our special 'truck liner' paint like we did on our 135 race car


Here's a closer look at our special bumper/rocker panel paint


In between the body/frame shop and the roll cage fabrication, we stopped off at Done Right Signs for step 1 of our livery wrap. First part was to choose the right color orange. We worked with John Wu of Maxxis to help select the right orange.


We used wrap instead of paint because it is full of embedded images of track maps, etc.


Then Johnnie spent the better part of all night laying it on




Here's what it looked like in the morning on it's way to the cage fabricator
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      02-04-2012, 12:44 AM   #76
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Great update and pics. Seems to be coming along great. Look forward to the next posting.
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Thanks for sharing this transformation.

I'm curious as to why your driver pushed for the M3 instead of the 335i. I assume you guys had good success racing the 135i.


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I'm curious as to why your driver pushed for the M3 instead of the 335i. I assume you guys had good success racing the 135i.
Ralph had an opportunity to drive Gil Caravantes street/track e92 M3 and loved that V8

A pic of the dead pedal area
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awesome updates! cage n wing r no joke.
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....I checked out Gil's car last November @ Thunderhill BMW CCA Club Race, awesome...thought Ralph was going to buy it!

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WOW!! That is really coming a long, cant wait to see the final product
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