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    Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. I was waffling...

    Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. I was waffling on adding a plate to the top of the strut sheet metal, but didn't.

    Curious to the photo of what you are talking about - hoping I don't have a...
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    The local friendly NASA inspector stopped by and...

    The local friendly NASA inspector stopped by and checked out the car and associated paperwork.
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    Yeah, you want to get the control arms plated. ...

    Yeah, you want to get the control arms plated.

    The car was designed to do some torque vectoring with the ABS system, so I guess if you unhook the ABS, you're going to get a bit more understeer...
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    Did you pull your restraints control module out? ...

    Did you pull your restraints control module out? I picked the super hottest day of the year so far to start trying to get the wiring back into the car.

    It's been a pain in the neck, especially...
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    I like AWESOMEDRONES.com and...

    I like AWESOMEDRONES.com and REALLYAWESOMEDRONES.com

    There are some lesser sites - like LESSERDRONES.com that I think could do a better job, but MAKEDRONESGREATAGAIN.com is on top of that.
  6. I finally put the hints together and saw that you...

    I finally put the hints together and saw that you bought something a bit newer and refreshed, so you may be OK on the rubber end.

    You can make use a paint pen to understand what is prone to...
  7. On our VW w/ ABF, it went something like this-->...

    On our VW w/ ABF, it went something like this-->

    At each service
    recheck all subframe bolts - front and rear
    recheck cv axle nut tightness
    retorque wheels
    visually inspect brakes rotors and...
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    I'm going to guess it's the hood ajar switch -...

    I'm going to guess it's the hood ajar switch - you should have a very difficult to see plug integrated into the hood latch.

    If you threw that out already, it'd explain why you didn't find it.
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    Well, I don't have a lot of options for replacing...

    Well, I don't have a lot of options for replacing it, so it better work.

    I didn't have any real issues with it before I tore it down, so I expect it to be ok.
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    the 4.24 is available. I have it on Ebay for...

    the 4.24 is available. I have it on Ebay for $250.

    The trans in the car is sort of an unknown. I bought it used mostly to get the car back together.

    I had a local person somewhat interested...
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    What's the purpose of the spare tire bar in the...

    What's the purpose of the spare tire bar in the some of the R2 builds? Is it just to make the spare easier to handle by lifting one side?
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    I don't think the top of the Fiesta dash is soft...

    I don't think the top of the Fiesta dash is soft enough to do it - I looked at mine when I got home. Or maybe it is if you can heat the top layer and roll it once it's warmed up.


    I'm on a garage...
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    I'm having some GRRRR moments lately with photos...

    I'm having some GRRRR moments lately with photos now that my camera has been supplanted by a phone - Vbulliten doesn't look at the EXIF data, so everything is always upside down or sideways.

    I'll...
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    I am blessed with having the car completely torn...

    I am blessed with having the car completely torn down, so I have a lot of access to everything.

    I spent a bit more time fitting up the stock HVAC case. It's a bit heavy, but it will work and I...
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    Thinking around $5k for everything, including the...

    Thinking around $5k for everything, including the 2nd good shell w/ title.

    I realize this isn't especially useful in terms of determining if it's worth the asking price until I get more...
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    I'll work on getting some updated photos - it's...

    I'll work on getting some updated photos - it's cold and raining right now.

    Currently, the engine and trans need to be bolted back into the car. The fuel tank needs switched to a MK3 tank, and...
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    That certainly looks simpler than the mess I've...

    That certainly looks simpler than the mess I've made for myself trying to adapt the beam itself to use the ST hubs that include the mounting ears.

    Price seems a bit steep for what appears to be...
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    Good question. Haven't figured that out, either. ...

    Good question. Haven't figured that out, either.

    I futzed with trimming the dash more to get it around the cage, but I really need to buckle down and fix up the firewall where I brought the cage...
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    COOL. One less thing I'll have to put back in...

    COOL. One less thing I'll have to put back in there.

    Do you get a CEL from having it unplugged?
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    http://www.bentmettle.com/photos/IMG_0035.JPG...

    http://www.bentmettle.com/photos/IMG_0035.JPG
    http://www.bentmettle.com/photos/IMG_0036.JPG

    Finally got around to getting the holes for the seat inserts punched out and welded into the seat...
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    I don't think so, at least right now. The...

    I don't think so, at least right now.

    The goal for this build was going as low effort as possible to get ~200hp in a FWD car with parts readily available off the shelf.



    I'd like the...
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    Shoot me the photo. I'll look at it and get you...

    Shoot me the photo. I'll look at it and get you some info.

    I'm studying up on the car electrics a bit to understand what can go and what needs to stay.
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    Was there a photo? I'm a bit confused as to what...

    Was there a photo? I'm a bit confused as to what you are referring to.

    I PM'd you an email address you can contact me at to help you through it.

    There was an ambient light controller in some...
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    Stock everything powertrain to start with. ...

    Stock everything powertrain to start with. Curious how I'm going to fight through dealing with the ABS / stabliity control system, but want to at least get it roadworthy again and then figure it...
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    http://www.bentmettle.com/photos/IMG_0026.JPG ...

    http://www.bentmettle.com/photos/IMG_0026.JPG

    Finished up the platework and emailed the video off to Custom Cages.

    Also go some pilot holes for the seats drilled.

    Cold weather is coming...
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