Last weekend I discovered that the inner halves of my rims don't match! whoever built them mixed and matched both soft lip and traditional lip on the inner rears. So back they went. It was a 3 lb weight difference, too. grrr.
quick update- in addition to sending off my rear wheels to be rebuilt I do have the glass in now, I got the brakes bleed after having to make a new flare. It just kept leaking hard and after dis assembly it was cracked. Then onto the clutch to bleed that and that too gave me fits. I replaced the slave cylinder and that at least allowed fluid to pump through but it was still a dead pedal despite continuous bleeding. The solve was using a Mighty Vac unit and sucking up air out through the top. Worked like a charm. I had this tool for over ten years and this was the first time it proved useful. yay.
Also welded in tabs for the seatbelts, installed them and the seats, too. I had to lower the driver side a bit as it was too tall and I was hitting my head on the roof just sitting in the car. Sometime later I'll do this for the passenger side. Maybe when I take the seats back out to add the 5th belt slot in the seat. I won't need this until a track day, which will still be a while from now. With the lowered seat brackets I needed to make a special wrench to access the bolts. I may think about a better way to mount these as this is a PITA as it is.
I have a driveshaft on order, and that will take 4 weeks. Opted for a carbon fiber one. In the meantime I'll test the electornics as I can't really start this without the shaft/ fluid in the trans. So close now.
So my rims and tires came in this week. I'm very happy with them. I did a quick mock up to measure for my axle trimming (although I am digging the '70's look with them sticking out. Maybe I should just add some flares and call it a day, ha ha) and to make sure the fronts would fit. I have a tiny bit of rubbing on the backs of the wheel openings against the allen bolt heads. I could just take the bolts out, ha ha. The top of the wheels are a bit close to the fenders but the front end isn't aligned yet. They look to have + camber right now... I also painted the cage modification, started on my air intake assy (need more parts to finish this) and I wrapped my windshield trim in flat black 3M wrap. It was a productive weekend.
Still alive. Just saving money for expensive parts and have been busy with other events. In the meantime I ran across a thread about rollbars/ cages so now I want to modify mine to connect to the frame rails. Fortunately, I have enough extra metal around to not have to buy anything for this little project. I made some plates and welded them into the floor using many plug welds and around the edges. Not sure if it shows but the area is double layered. Next will be the tubing itself.
I also modified my welding cart with heavier duty wheels, a frame on the bottom for strength, and a handle. The 200 lb tank was too much for the stock cart.