Eco Boosted?

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Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 03 Jun 2017, 14:50

I started preparing for the build a couple of years ago and got the book shortly after.
The book was definitely worth it Kurt. Thanks a lot.
I also liked the recommended shop builds.
I started the build a year and a half ago so I guess it is time to start sharing.

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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 03 Jun 2017, 15:27

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The movable grinder/sander stand has been a big help.
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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 03 Jun 2017, 15:32

I started with a 2" square tubing build table that I made from steel from a local scrap yard.
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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 07 Jun 2017, 20:46

I am hoping to go with the 2 liter eco boost when the budget improves.

I was able to start on the bottom square tubing frame Christmas of 2015.
This was a big learning experience.
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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 07 Jun 2017, 20:56

It took a few months to save for more material.
I ended up buying a tube bending die and I was able to use someone's bender.
This was the first time bending tubing, but after many hours it turned out okay.

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Getting everything held in place was also a chore, but rewarding.

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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Midlana1 » 07 Jun 2017, 21:13

It all gets easier after those tubes.

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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Bdillon » 08 Jun 2017, 16:02

Thanks for the motivation:)

I ended up pulling the seats out of the mustang and mounting them here.
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Now I am missing the extra support of these seats in the mustang.

I tacked these belt tubes in place because I may go with a different seat.
Also, I haven't added the seatbelt bungs yet.

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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby freakynami » 09 Jun 2017, 02:15

Looking great! I do like the look of that style of seat, I think it will work with the higher rear of Midlana where sometimes those seats look a little too big in the shoulder for a typical seven.

And yes - it's easier to put some items like the seat belt bungs before there is too much chassis in the way :)

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Re: Eco Boosted?

Postby Midlana1 » 09 Jun 2017, 09:22

Make sure you sit in the car - preferably wearing a helmet - to ensure you have enough space between your head and the bars for peace of mind. Or at least enough space to have the proper (firm) roll bar padding. In general, you want the seats just as low as possible.


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