Timeline

  • Date: 07/18/2018, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Mod's
    Third time is a charm. Plastic tank, aluminum tank, mod’d aluminum tank and now a redesigned aluminum tank. Some fitment challenges but more trunk space, more fuel capacity and an improved view from the rear. Check this out: Fuel Tank Mod’s Mod’d Aluminum Tank
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  • Date: 07/03/2018, By Paul Proefrock Category - Build Details
    It’s rare that you get a do-over. After driving HM1078 for over 8 years, I still had the hankering to do another build. A little bit of work, some great support and guess what – I get to do it again! Working with Hurricane Motorsports, I have an opportunity toRead More...
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  • Date: 06/20/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build_Images
    HUGE DAY! Took her out in public for the first time. Photos here. It is absolutely amazing how these things will draw a crowd. Three years, three months, three days. Sometimes it feels like it took forever, other times, it was just yesterday I was pulling her home from LeesRead More...
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  • Date: 06/12/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Interior
    Finishing up all the little details. Car essentially done, appointment made for State Police inspection Sill molding Different designs offer different methods of placing a trim piece. The trick is how do you transition from painted metal(fiberglass) to carpet and cover the raw edge. I learned from some buddy’s of anRead More...
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  • Date: 05/23/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details, Mod's
    Oil Cooler I chose to add an oil cooler to go along with the period correct look. A few issues surfaced. Oil Cooler: The original used a six row Mocal cooler. Those are still available today. I chose to use an Earl’s brand, based solely on price and availability. Shrouding:Read More...
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  • Date: 05/20/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build Details
    I’ve been asked numerous times, what I felt was the hardest part about building a car. Undoubtedly, the most difficult part of building a replica car is selecting the color. I’ve always driven red cars, but red is for Ferrari’s. Yellow – Corvette.  Blue? Almost every Cobra is Blue withRead More...
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  • Date: 05/08/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Interior, Mod's
    Sound and Heat Proofing We road-trip in an air conditioned Miata – and the footbox on it gets warm. I am paranoid about footbox heat and I don’t think this puppy is going to play nice. To counter the heat, I have gone overboard. I am optimistic it will doRead More...
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  • Date: 04/28/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body
    Paint is the badge by which your build is judged.  With this in mind, I had painted vehicles before, but I wasn’t about to gamble my project. I don’t have the facilities for a quality final paint job. When you consider the actual paint costs, the cost of the laborRead More...
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  • Date: 04/24/2010, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Interior, Mod's
    Body on, final assembly begins. Rear Body Mount mod The Hurricane kit comes with the body “hard-mounted” on the rear. The quickjack mounts and tubes sandwich the fiberglass body to clamp it to position. I was concerned this was a long term failure point. I chose to modify the mountingRead More...
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  • Date: 12/15/2009, By Paul Proefrock Category - Body, Build_Images
    Finalize assembly and verify fit of all parts. Prep for paint.
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