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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, The Build... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by CancerJCC Didn't want to be the one to say it but Could have sold this one and ...
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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by CancerJCC View Post
    Didn't want to be the one to say it but

    Could have sold this one and bought a high milaege car and been further ahead IMHO. Oh well a little late for that!
    I like to build off strong foundations. I've owned the car since 3,400 miles. All the quirks are worked out, all reliability mods were done and everything that needed replacement was done while still under warranty.
    I'm yet to come across any competitive race team that didn't either start with a body-in-white or somewhat completely new vehicle. Yes, it may cost a little more in the end, but I can rest assured I'm not dealing with a headache. Not to mention I can readily sell any part I don't need off the car since it is in such great condition...
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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    I like to build off strong foundations. I've owned the car since 3,400 miles. All the quirks are worked out, all reliability mods were done and everything that needed replacement was done while still under warranty.
    I'm yet to come across any competitive race team that didn't either start with a body-in-white or somewhat completely new vehicle. Yes, it may cost a little more in the end, but I can rest assured I'm not dealing with a headache. Not to mention I can readily sell any part I don't need off the car since it is in such great condition...
    A fair way of looking at it! Good luck with your build, I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
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    Chris,

    Great talking to you.

    I will be talking with Joe soon about my car.

    First thing I need to do is get the dents on the saide of my car pulled out, and then I have a few maintenance things to get cleaned up.

    I look forward to following your progress.

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    Re: The Build...

    *UPDATE* 12/30/2011

    Removed caulk and seam sealer from the interior.

    Put on the lift and prepped anchor points from below.

    Race seat came in, Recaro Pro Racer HANS XL, along with aluminum mounting brackets

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    More pics to follow over the weekend...
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    Re: The Build...

    Awesome build! Cant wait to see how this goes!

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    Re: The Build...

    *UPDATE* 1/4/2012

    As promised, some updated pics after I went to the shop to drop off the seat and brackets...

    Caulking, seam sealer, and sound proofing removed. Mounting points being prepped

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    Re: The Build...

    It is weird to see a V so stripped down!

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    Re: The Build...

    *UPDATE* 1/20/2012

    Few more pictures to add...

    Making some progress on the cage...Main hoop, Halo, Door Bars, A Pillars and Rear Mounts
    And removal of some unnecessary items and A/C equipment underhood.

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    Re: The Build...

    * UPDATE * 1/25/2012

    Lexan windows got delivered today. Windshield, Back glass and Rear Door glass with Makrolon coating.
    All 4 pieces plus the shipping materials and box were not even 50 lbs.

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    Re: The Build...

    * UPDATE * 1/29/2012

    Few more pics of the cage

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    Re: The Build...

    Do you have a handle on how much weight the cage is adding ?

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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    Do you have a handle on how much weight the cage is adding ?
    Not exact numbers but with the removal of the stock seats and all interior trim they figured it to be pretty close to even.
    With the addition of the lexan though we're pretty confident we are well under now.
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    Re: The Build...

    *UPDATE* 2/24/2012

    The cage is all complete and welded up. Car is in the paint shop being prepped for paint...

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    Re: The Build...

    You're missing a rear strut tower brace there . Could it be integrated into the roll hoop ? Would that even make sense ?

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    Re: The Build...

    Looking awesome Chris. You're on your way man!

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