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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 rjoffe You're missing a rear strut tower brace there . Could it be integrated into the roll ...
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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    You're missing a rear strut tower brace there . Could it be integrated into the roll hoop ? Would that even make sense ?
    Its actually integrated into the cage, you can kind of see it in the 4th picture.
    The pictures were taken by the shop at certain angles on purpose, to not give away too much info...
    Plus my original brace will still bolt in on top if needed.
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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    Its actually integrated into the cage, you can kind of see it in the 4th picture.
    The pictures were taken by the shop at certain angles on purpose, to not give away too much info...
    Plus my original brace will still bolt in on top if needed.
    Looks good, another great project! Will the rules allow you to run that pad in picture #4 up and over the top of the shock mount, fill in with a continuos gusset and count as one attaching point?

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    Re: The Build...

    This is badass!!! Keeps posting more pics!

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    Re: The Build...

    * UPDATE * 3/5/2012

    Interior and cage just painted.
    Coming out of the booth to get unmasked and re-assembly to begin this week...

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    Re: The Build...

    wow, looks good. Keep those pics comin

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    Re: The Build...

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    I wish I could do that to mine but shes going to be my DD for a few lol. Great work! I converted my interior from tan to black but still need rear seat belts, the pannel below the back window, the front pillars, side, and sail panels, as well as headliner and sunroof controll deal if you want to sell that stuff....

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    Re: The Build...

    *UPDATE* 3/29/2012

    Reassembly coming along nicely.
    Wiring is being put in place and the dash is back in. Provisions for the lexan windows are done.
    The Momo steering wheel arrived as well as other misc parts.
    Trans Cooler, Rear Diff Cooler and Oil Cooler being routed. Headers and test pipes (thanks to yooper) arrived and are installed. Fire system and control arms are going in as well. Just contemplating doing the clutch, etc while its still apart.
    Sorry no pics yet...
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    Re: The Build...

    Pics for the win.

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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    *UPDATE* 3/29/2012

    Reassembly coming along nicely.
    Wiring is being put in place and the dash is back in. Provisions for the lexan windows are done.
    The Momo steering wheel arrived as well as other misc parts.
    Trans Cooler, Rear Diff Cooler and Oil Cooler being routed. Headers and test pipes (thanks to yooper) arrived and are installed. Fire system and control arms are going in as well. Just contemplating doing the clutch, etc while its still apart.
    Sorry no pics yet...
    What kind of provisions are necessary for the lexan windows? Tabs on the exterior?
    Are the pieces of lexan flat sheets or preformed?

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    Re: The Build...

    where are you located cause I wanna see this thing run at the track when you are done with it

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    Re: The Build...

    Please please please weigh the car at different stages so that we know how light we can get a V.

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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by atdeneve View Post
    What kind of provisions are necessary for the lexan windows? Tabs on the exterior?
    Are the pieces of lexan flat sheets or preformed?
    They look to be threaded inserts that drop into holes that were drilled around the perimeter where the glass would normally sit.
    The lexan came slightly pre-formed to an extent but all pieces were precut and lined up quite well according to the guys at the shop.
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    Re: The Build...

    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    Please please please weigh the car at different stages so that we know how light we can get a V.
    They've got the numbers from when it started off, but unfortunately I've been tied up at work for the past 3 months so I'll only have beginning and end weights...

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    *UPDATE* 4/6/2012

    The suspension is apart and the needed measurements have been taken. Waiting for Delrin material to machine into bushings...
    Momo wheel mounted up with very little modification, just waiting on the QD
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