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> RHD BEAMS Progression/Build Thread, Finally Getting to Finish
post Apr 20, 2018 - 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 20, 2018 - 10:02 AM) *
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bump.


You weren't kidding when you said you were going to bump it.
Got a quote for paint, $3000 to do the whole car. Too much stuff going on with the house to spring for that to be honest. Car starts up and runs and drives. I take it to work about once or twice a month. More in the summer than the winter.

I need to get the front end inspected. A pinch squirrely in hard left handers. Could just be alignment, but if its a worn out part I'll be going "gt4 play the easy way" to get some new front end components.


haha yup! no there's motivation for you to post more pics and update us all on what's been going on.

$3000 for paint isn't bad at all. what color are you going with?
gt4 play is great stuff, definitely a good choice for upgrade.


I'd probably stay the some color honestly. It's like a gray blue color, I think called Slate Blue Gray? On the few spots of paint that look good its a really nice color.

Noberto,
Car not awd because of the cost of parts and transmission availability with beams power to be honest.
I could use a Rav4 manual transmission to get the gearing the BEAMS would like, but would have to get inventive on the rear diff to match up the gear ratios.
Or I could use a legit e154 and try to find a floor pan and all the goodies for the rear end, but over coming the fuel tank issue, the floor pan issue, just didn't seem like good value for the money.

If I had 10grand to blow on the car, i'd get a Haltech, have a custom turbo manifold made or strap on a supercharger, up the HP, then wouldn't feel bad about using e154 gearing. But I worry about the car being a dog with that transmission without serious power upgrades.





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post Sep 26, 2022 - 4:03 PM
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Let's see if this photo sharing thing finally works. Only took like 10 years to get it painted.






Decided on installing the Eurou Wing

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post Oct 13, 2022 - 10:11 PM
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Nice to see giving Beams some love.

My ST205 still sitting in storage going on 19yrs as now have 3 Lotus project cars to finish first.

Did you get Recaros and Eurou wing from me.?


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post Oct 14, 2022 - 3:28 PM
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QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Oct 13, 2022 - 11:11 PM) *
Nice to see giving Beams some love.

My ST205 still sitting in storage going on 19yrs as now have 3 Lotus project cars to finish first.

Did you get Recaros and Eurou wing from me.?


Sure did.
I had the car "built" about a year after I got the clip from you in cincinatti, then of course the recaros, Eurou, projectors etc came from you as well.
Have driven it over the last 10 years but I can't wait for it to look as nice as the amount of work I have in it for sure.

I haven't seen you post on here in years, so glad to see you touch base.
You wouldn't happen to have a RHD ebrake with the metal floor plate for it would you? haha.
Still in Wisconsin??


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post Oct 16, 2022 - 4:56 PM
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ahh cool your getting things done to the celi. how much lower is that forgmann spoiler than the trd??

oh forgman guy has finally checked in after like 5+ years feels like.


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post Oct 17, 2022 - 12:57 PM
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ahh cool your getting things done to the celi. how much lower is that forgmann spoiler than the trd??

oh forgman guy has finally checked in after like 5+ years feels like.


I'll be able to get some more pictures when I get the car back. but It feels comparable via visuals to a TRD spoiler in terms of height. Eurou wing pics show it well.


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post Oct 17, 2022 - 2:00 PM
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Looks great!


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post Oct 21, 2022 - 9:26 AM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Oct 17, 2022 - 3:00 PM) *
Looks great!


Daniel,
Good to hear from you. I hope all has been well. I'd love to drive the car out and we get together some time at a meet or something to that effect if possible.

It's your car, you should be able to drive it after all haha


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post Oct 21, 2022 - 7:17 PM
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Absolutely, come on out any time! Itíd be great to get the cars out on a cruise. I canít claim any ownership in it though, honestly all I did is pull the 5S out and install some ill fitting seat covers.


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post Oct 24, 2022 - 9:11 AM
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Absolutely, come on out any time! Itíd be great to get the cars out on a cruise. I canít claim any ownership in it though, honestly all I did is pull the 5S out and install some ill fitting seat covers.


Are you still in Colorado? Or have you headed back to the midwest?


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post Nov 2, 2022 - 9:54 PM
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Yeah, weíre still in Colorado, for better or for worse.


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