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The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:26 am
by mikey
The Banana Boat build is now in full swing.

Let's start this off with the basics, such as the starter chassis and cosmetic changes.

Bought like this

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Turned into this

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Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:27 am
by mikey
Though, the magazine article photo is what it looked like when it was in it's prime. I bought a shell that had been sitting outside for many years

Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:34 am
by mikey
It was like this when it got here

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Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 am
by mikey
The exterior prep was rather simple. I started with riveted flares

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Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:51 am
by mikey
I took some of the metal parts off and fitted fiberglass stuff, such as the rear trunk lid and bumpers.

Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:22 am
by mikey
I purchased the engine that was used in this car when it was raced with SCCA and it was a fantastic T4. I have since sold it and an in the process of rebuilding and upgrading the engine from my last car. I bought the engine back from Ed since he decided to upgrade to a monster.

Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 am
by mikey
Back to basics

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Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:54 am
by mikey
Add some of this

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And this

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Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:55 am
by mikey
Now we're cooking with fire

Re: The Banana Boat build

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:05 pm
by grant
Yummy! Was it a twin plug before? If not you will like results.