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XL #22 is complete!

Post by XL22 on Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:48 am

Ordered on March 26, 2014
Took delivery on August 5, 2014
Complete as of August 1, 2015
300+ build hours

  • That's just garage time...it doesn't include time spent researching parts, strategy & planning, and designing & wiring the custom dash pcb



Full finished gallery here: http://www471.pair.com/stalkerv/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=28801

From this



To this:




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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by jtmineha on Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:50 pm

Looks great. I think you mentioned that the color came out more purple than you had planned, but I think it looks pretty good in that dark purple! Is that plasti-dip or paint?
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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by XL22 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:07 pm

Thanks! I'm digging it.

It is, in fact, Plasti Dip: Black Cherry with Nebula Red pearl. Fenders are black Plasti Dip. I chose black on the fenders mostly for ease of touch-ups later on. A shop in Carrollton, TX did the work.

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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by Bonjo2 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:50 pm

I love the cup holders. Where did you get them?

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Post by XL22 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:26 pm

Thx. They are ~3" ID black aluminum, secured with 4 sheet metal screws. Got 'em off ebay; just search "Vivid Black Aluminum cup holder" I had about 3.5" inches inside the tunnel between the fuel line & wire bundle. There is no drain hole if that matters to you.

Alternative search terms might be cup holders for a poker table or marine cup holders.

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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by XL22 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:22 am

One year ago today, I was neck deep in chassis wiring...soldering up steering wheel wiring & the inertia switch. ahh, good times.

More recently, #22 had a two month long time-out while I swapped out the radiator. She's back on the road now and I'm looking for an upcoming track day.

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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by XL22 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:37 pm

Couple of noteworthy changes:

Regarding the clutch MC reservoir, I previously used Wilwood's remote mounting option, where the reservoir connects through a black hose (provided in Wilwood's kit).  The hose continued to leak at both ends, and the reservoir appeared to collect black particulate, which I presume is from the clutch fluid (Valvoline synthetic DOT3/4 from my local Autozone) dissolving the hose from the inside.  It was definitely not clutch dust; I know what that looks like.  Plus, try as I might, there was still the ever-so-slight seeping leak at the remote reservoir, as many others have seen with the remote mount option.  I moved the reservoir back to it's typical location directly mounted to the master cylinder.  If heat becomes a problem, I'll make a little heat shield and use the two mounting holes fore and aft of the reservoir.


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Here's a Top Tip: the hard top makes a lousy (but very exciting) air brake, which led to Hard Top Version 1.1 below.  Since I didn't feel like getting it re-sprayed with the fancy plastidip color, I went with chalkboard paint and let the kids have some fun:
http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.php?11188-Is-it-a-Stalker-a-Storker-or-a



I also added a hinged prop rod:


And lastly, some roll-bar padding on the side intrusion bars and on the top bars.

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Re: XL #22 is complete!

Post by XL22 on Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:54 pm

Repainting complete.  Metallic blue & metallic black:


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