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Old 06-11-2009, 10:01 AM
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I thought it would be cool to show a progress report on the Rage. Also to keep from hi-jacking CB-BLR's testing thread .

Stock 496 in Mercruiser trim and the mess left behind...
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I gutted the bilge, filled all the holes, and shot in some fresh paint. Then added the appropriate power and re-rigged everything.

Right now I am in the process of dealing with the sunroof the engine wanted...
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Nice looking job! Give us some specs on your motor, please? Who made the tailpipes for your KE headers?
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The engine compartment looks great with the bright white and the polished diamond plate to accent the motor.
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Nice looking job! Give us some specs on your motor, please? Who made the tailpipes for your KE headers?
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Thanks Dean! The motor is a 555ci with AFR heads, Victor jr intake, and an RM Builder cam. CMI built the tail pipes. They did an awesome job. I sent them a drawing of the flange dimensions and PVC models littered with sharpie notes. They fit great.

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The engine compartment looks great with the bright white and the polished diamond plate to accent the motor.
A thanks to you too Bill! I thought the white paint would brighten it up in there. It has metal flake in the clear, so it should look good in the sun.
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What paint did you use or was it gel coat?
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Nice work man. Your engine and engine compartment look great. I've been down the hatch mod road too.
Send us pics when you get yours done.
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Lookin' good.
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For paint I used PPG's epoxy primer, DBC color, and Concept clear. I looked hard at the awl grip and bilge kote products, but they didn't offer a bright white metallic.

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Alright, I know a little about your mod. From what I know, it sounds like it turned out great! Nordicflame has helped me out with some ideas he's seen.

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For paint I used PPG's epoxy primer, DBC color, and Concept clear. I looked hard at the awl grip and bilge kote products, but they didn't offer a bright white metallic.

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Alright, I know a little about your mod. From what I know, it sounds like it turned out great! Nordicflame has helped me out with some ideas he's seen.

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I think Dave is going to have to break out the jigsaw too from what I've seen............
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