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minihawn

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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2015, 08:26:37 PM »
Any questions? ::thumbup
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2015, 01:57:55 AM »
Before you get that body mounted make sure your motor is pristine and the ac/heater works
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Re: ::HELP WITH MY DIABLO::
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2015, 10:07:39 PM »
minihawn…
If you haven't already, check out my videos at youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

There is one there that shows you where to mount your body by bolting it to the chassis instead of bonding.  This may not be for everyone but see if it is for you.  My body is made in pieces, not a singular shell which might be different than yours but you may find it useful.

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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2015, 10:04:37 PM »
congratulation on your buy
We hope our post help someone finish their build or get them interested in our hobby and start a build.

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Re: ::HELP WITH MY DIABLO::
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 09:15:38 PM »
I can't see any door hinge support at all in your picture.  This is a must.  Your hinge support area needs to be properly located and strong.  The dimensions on the following pic are approximately close and are from the red chassis.  The body will then be positioned where it will be permanently attached (later) and securely fastened (screwed/bolted).  The reason is that once the door is attached and positioned, you will only be able to make minor adjustments when the body is permanently attached.  Most all of the mechanical work, wiring, trunk lid hinges, and engine cover hinges and latches etc. have to be done also prior to bonding the body.
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Re: ::HELP WITH MY DIABLO::
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2015, 08:21:37 PM »
Thank you
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Re: ::HELP WITH MY DIABLO::
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 08:17:24 PM »
Body need to be secure before you do your hinges.

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::HELP WITH MY DIABLO::
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 08:00:59 PM »
Hey guys! I have some questions . This is my first build my work has a load me some free time to start a build(check other post for pix) I have studied kit cars the last 4 years but never owed one. I'm a mug welder and a mechanic but that's where my skills end lol. Please no "dumbass" remarks just real insightful replays  please. Can get more info and pictures and video if needed. Right now the body is soft mounted however I have a question my doors are not hinged and I'm wondering if it's possible for me to start hinging the doors without permanently mounting the body first? Also min Columbus Ohio if there is anyone close thanks!
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 06:34:19 PM »
Lol, ur right . My bad.
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 05:57:20 PM »
Yes! Runs and drives
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 05:50:03 PM »
Yes! Runs and drives
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 05:25:28 PM »
 Like Ron said, fun fun fun, congrats . may we have more info who's body , does it have a engine/trans. etc. good luck with the build

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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 12:33:50 PM »
Thank you guys. RT , i've seen you around the forms for quite a while, cool if I bother you for some info from time to time?
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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 11:57:53 AM »
Now the fun begins!  LOL
Glad to see you got it far enough forward on the trailer for proper trailer tongue weight but if you put it on the trailer backwards, it will be easier to balance.  (Just a tip.)
All the best to you on your build.

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Re: Finally got my Diablo!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 11:49:56 AM »
Exciting times for sure. Good luck.