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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its finally posted in the classifieds. I will probably be throwing it on EBAY when I get back from vacation in the middle of August.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got some outdoor pictures with everything on it but the motor. I am refreshing one now.

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I will be posting it on ebay very soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Avenger GT Reply with quote

That is a sweet Avenger GT, I would give up both of my kit projects for this car. Smile Fit & finish is superior to any other Fiberfab that I have seen...good work & craftsmanship. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet ,to bad you have to sell it , I can see that you painted in black the wind wing, how did you prep them; sand blasted ? how did you paint the stainless steel frame ?
The door panel look awesome and very simple where do they come from ? How did you finish the windshield pillar, any pics or close up will be fantastic.

yeah I know a lot of questions to somebody who want to move on Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't sandblast the wind wings. The large aluminum frames were pretty pitted so I sanded them smooth. The rest of the parts I scuffed really good and primed with an epoxy primer. I then used the same black I used for the stripe onto all the trim pieces. So, basically everything got a real good scuffing, epoxy primer, and 3 coats of single stage paint.

The door panels are a combination of the stock FiberFab inner panels and some custom inserts I made out of 1/4" luan & marine vinyl. I used some stock plastic retainer clips that I pushed through holes in the luan to retain the padded panels to the fiberglass panels. The tops of the panels are the fiberglass and the lower sections of them are covered in carpeting.

For the windshield pillar I glued into the groove a custom sanded piece of 3/4" plywood. I then attached some velcro to it. Next I made some trim pieces from the 1/4" luan and covered it with the same fabric I am getting the new shift/ebrake boot made from. I then stapled some velcro onto that and attached them to the post. They will be easily removable for the headliner install.

I will try to get some more detailed pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy And how many people pulled over while it was on the lawn and asked if that was a Ferrari? Or are they used to your projects appearing sporadically?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The locals are pretty used to it. We did have about 15,000 students moving into the University of Massachusetts this weekend and my road is one way to get there. Lots and lots of traffic, but nobody wants to stop cause the moving in process is a zoo.

Surprisingly only really, really large people have stopped. I look up from the shop and see some 6'2" 300lbs+ looking at it and just go back to work.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you use to make it sit so low? I was trying to figure out the best way to lower mine a bit
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The front has an old school select-a-drop and the rear torsion bars must have been indexed. I didn't do anything back there.

The front might be a tad too low. I am waiting until the engine install before I touch anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it looks great for sure
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The front has an old school select-a-drop and the rear torsion bars must have been indexed. I didn't do anything back there.

The front might be a tad too low. I am waiting until the engine install before I touch anything.


That is one of thebest looking Avengers ever built Jeff. The wheels and stance really make it. Super nice job. Good luck with the sale.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That is one of thebest looking Avengers ever built Jeff.


Well I don't know about that....but thank you.

Deserter is up next!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to love watching you work your magic on that body, one of my favorites.... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might actually keep this (the Deserter...not the Avenger) one. It's got a 4" longer wheelbase so I might fit comfortably.

I have also been stock piling parts for a while now. 3 sets of seats, 3 different sets of tires, guages, shifter, chrome column, chrome engine goodies...lots and lots of fun stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful job. I think you will regret selling this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veddy Nice!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murzi....no regrets. I don't come close to fitting inside this car.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... I could see Murzi trying it out.

'Fence-tested, Murzi-approved'...

Good luck with the sale! And kudos on a nice build thus far -

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its amazing how you can see the progression of technology even while selling a kit car.

I have sold a few of these but none really on my front lawn since really 2004. I have sold only 1 locally so I really rarely put them there.

I had it on the front lawn on my relatively busy street this weekend. The amount of people who stop to just take pictures of it with their cell phones was amazing. Some people did what I would almost consider photo spreads with their wives, or friends, taking pictures while they leaned on the roof or squatted down by the hood. It was pretty amusing.

In 2004 people would just stop and chat. In 2011 its all about the picture phone.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you'll probably see it listed for sale somewhere asking like $2000 just to collect emails Laughing
Good luck with the sale. Cool
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