Thunder Ranch

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Postby RBP » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:57 am

I also went with a repla car after owning a lot of older sports cars, had enough of working on old rusted and siezed parts. Figured it would be luxury to have something nice, clean and new to work with for a change.

I also have the TR, based on my experience, I recommend you check and fix the following before you prep and paint.

The front fenders will need modification so that the rise or arc is consistant, I had to build up the driver side at least a 1/2\". Then the lip of the wheel well where it turns down to the tire is out both in how far out it extends and how far down it extends.

The rear was also out about a 1/2\". Measure the distance from the outer spring plate to the lip of the wheel well on both sides.

Maybe it was just my car but I think its worth a mention as it could save you from finishing your car and noticing this later. Better to know upfront.
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Re: Thunder Ranch

Postby sjgharib » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:59 pm

My Car - 2009 TR kit built from bare frame and body...

The rest I did myself over 3 years...

Some minor & major modifications:
1. 13 gallon ATL Fuel cell
2. Subaru 2.5L NA engine (EJ254)
3. Rack & Pinion steering
4. LED & HID lighting
5. Wilwood 4 piston calipers on stock VW disc brakes with custom brackets & spot mechanical parking brakes
6. Full Megasquirt fuel injection / ignition control
7. Custom headers & stainless mufflers
8. Fire bottle (halon equivalent)
9. Custom gauges and dash wiring printed circuit boards

I fabricated everything myself in my garage, including doing my own upholstery, printed circuit designs, EFI programming, welding, etc. About the only things I sourced out were pressing new balljoints in the front trailing arms, powder coating the engine components, and rebuilding the transmission...

Just finished, ready to register when the weather clears enough for me to get it to the DMV!

Cheers,
Simon
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Re: Thunder Ranch

Postby sjgharib » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:01 pm

A couple more pics... :)
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Re: Thunder Ranch

Postby danstern » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:26 am

Very impressive build. =D> =D> =D>
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