Those of you who liked and follow my company (Elegance Auto Detailing) facebook page, you know that I've been pretty busy over the last few months. But now that I am taking a 1 month "vacation" (I'm still going to actually take clients, but I'm charging double price between December 15th and January 15th to "discourage" people from bugging me during vaca time
) This means I will be able to work on my car a little bit more. I actually got to work yesterday.
I started mounting my V-mount to realize the brackets I made (Defined Autoworks bracket design) were not going to work at all. (works with their kit, but not with how I'm building mine) So I scrapped the whole thing and designed new ones. I made and installed them yesterday.
I made them out of 14 gauge steel rather than 11 like the Definaed Autoworks ones. This allowed me to shape them easier and increase structural rigidity by adding reinforcement bends.
One piece construction, annealed bends, metal screws security and mig welded for extra peace of mind. I don't think these are ever going to let me down. haha
Then I drilled the holes the rad would rest in, bolted them up to the car and test fitted the rad.
For now there are only 3 metal screws holding each bracket in place, but they will be welded in this afternoon.
For those wondering, that cylindrical radiator is my power steering cooler.
Here are the "designs" for the diverter panels I'll be making to direct air flow to the rad, intercooler and air filters. It's hard to tell with a 2D design, but if you have a good visual converter in your head, you'll understand what these mean
I sent the rad out for modification yesterday. (the 2 tubes where the coolant hoses connect need to have different angles) It should be back by Tuesday, at which point I will be able to keep going forward with the fabrication.
I am also in the process of ordering and receiving my brake parts. I have the Russel SS lines, ATE super blue DOT 4 brake fluid and I am waiting on my DBA rotors and Hawk HT-10 pads.
I will be updating again soon with the v-mount progress and other things such as the Lexan back glass and rear CF bumper.
In the mean time, here are some recent shots of my car as it is now.
Note - I just noticed that some of the pics are not working earlier in the thread, so I'm gonna go back and fix some of those.