A racecar Noob, a Sube and the Mexican 1000 Rally

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by oregoncoast, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Race cars only have to look good from the grand stands, just put on a bunch of cool stickers and it will look great! :D
  2. ducnut

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  3. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Ok, car has new windshield in.


    Today I talked with Tim at Prevailing Communications. He is our radio/electronics sponsor. He seems like he will be ready for the car in the next week or so. He told me to make a list and break it down into:

    1) Must Have
    2) Like to Have
    3) Sky's the Limit

    Gotta love a sponsor like that.

    I'm working on the lists...At the least, the car will be getting a race radio, with intercoms for driver and co-driver and Amber lights to the rear as required by NORRA.

    Car will also have SRS (airbag) switches, Battery switch and battery relocated to behind seats.

    Helmets have been ordered.

    Here is the car as it sits right now in the rain:

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    I am going to go talk with Lonnie about Graphics ideas since I will probably be stuck using the stock paint for this race. But knowing Lonnie, it will still look pretty damn cool. Jen from NORRA will not be happy unless the car has woodgrain on the side....she is a cool lady...I really hate to disappoint her, but..... :nah

  4. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Leave it looking like a soccer mom's grocery getter.

    When you start racing it and passing cars, waving to the fans with numbers on the side... priceless. :D


    Good luck with this. :thumb
  5. LC Garage

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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Great minds and all that :rofl:freaky:lol3
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    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    You could always go with a wrap to get the "woody" effect. I'm really enjoying following your build. Makes me wonder where my 2003 H6 will be when it gets to be the same age as your donor car.

    - Ken
  8. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Ok, all ofl you clowns love the wood grain. So which one of you wise acres is going to pony up the cabbage to buy it?? :ear

    Because I certainly am not paying for it.

    http://www.vinylgraphics.net/products/216-Wood-Grain-Vinyl/5922-Tru-Wood-Wood-Grain-Vinyl/

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    Now, Laura wants to put a child seat in the back with a fake baby wearing a helmet...:becca






    :lol3
  9. LC Garage

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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    GREAT IDEA! Get one with a camera or put the camera on the baby helmet... sweet!

    In :lol3 I was thinking a paint roller and a sharpie :lol3
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    We used the contact paper/shelf liner to prank a buddies Camaro. He was PISSED but it held up well for a couple days. Peeled off with no harm done.

    I vote for woodgrain and a Family Truckster name across the tailgate:clap Works well with the baby seat. Bonus points if you have an old dog leash tied to the bumper.

    It wouldnt take more than an hour and 3-6packs!

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  13. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Don't forgot the graphic of my Golden Retriever Lola looking out the back window...tongue a-wagging!

    :1drink

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    This is really shaping up! Don't forget the collar for the leash... :lol3 :1drink
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    Bonus points if you have an old dog leash tied to the bumper. :evil

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    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I need to come up with some updates soon so I can stop this lunacy :fpalm
  17. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Well it's been a great weekend for the Subie Baja build!!

    Saturday morning, I stopped at Ray's and he figured out the sill bars and we made a plan to install them on Monday..and hopefully get started on the race seat mounts and harness bar.

    Then I went by Prevailing Communications to talk with Tim about what he's going to be doing to the car. We believe that we may be getting sponsored in part by Kenwood and would be installing a race radio and music radio with iPod compatibility...hey, its a long ride down and back!

    We also talked about other issues, such has our SRS (airbag) disconnect options and other switches and options. We figured out our rear racing lights and what the plan was for the front. Tim was excited to get started, which in turn got me excited. He wants the car a week from Monday, preferably with the race seats in, so he can figure out where his stuff needs to go. Like Lonnie and Ray, Tim is true artisan craftsman and his installs are clean and professional! I can't wait to see it!

    So Tim wants it next week, with the seats...I guess I will be pushing Ray just a bit :deal

    Then I stopped off at Lonnie's. Lonnie has been super busy with family and business stuff so we haven't visited much, so it was nice to see him. We sat and had a beer and he fed me one of his awesome homemade burritos :dg


    Well Lonnie was on his game and once I told him that I would not have time to paint the car for the M1K, he had some fantastic ideas which will get the car looking amazing for the race. And no, it does not include woodgrain. So, move on fellas....move on! :lol3

    If you guys love the woodgrain so much, I'd love to see woodgrain on your Titan Fishy Pants and on your wife's new car Teegarden! Until then....shut it!! :1drink :D


    Today, I needed to permanently bolt in the rear of the roll cage, to do this, I needed to get the rear struts out of the way. My garage is full, so I went down to my neighbor Carl's shop.

    He had the heat going, and who wouldn't feel safe with this heating system blasting along??

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    Carl is a fixture in this small community. He is about 80-years-old and spent his working years as a millwright. His shop and generosity have kept many cars going around here, even when folks didn't have the money to pay Carl for the work he did. Put it this way; His Karma bank is busting open at the seams!

    Of course, every shop need a shop dog, and in Carl's shop, it's Hennessy.

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    It was nice to work in the warmth and dryness of Carl's shop. I took my time, had a great time visiting with Carl and getting done what needed to be done.

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    I bid farewell and went home. I decide to do a little more work and with some cardboard, plastic and an electric heater, I turned the Subaru into a paint room and got some paint on the cage. I only got about half-done before the sun dropped and I couldn't see anymore.

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    I predict some major updates to the project in the next three weeks...please stay tuned! :1drink
  18. ducnut

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    It's interesting to look at the load paths of the tubing and think about the impacts one could potentially face and from what directions. Cool!
  19. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Geez Pauly, that’s a car! I did that once and it was great fun until gear oil was dripping into my arm pit for the second time and the door didn’t open because of the dirt ditch the car was lying in. I would stick to the bike.

    Dave
  20. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Thanks Dave...little late now! :lol3