Archive for Category: "Build Journal"

Getting approved

Getting approved

It is tough business being in Colorado and deciding to race offroad. We are a big tow away from the scene. It gets even more tricky when it comes to rules compliance and cage approval. Do you tow the car all the way to Mexico and assume you will pass or do you take action […]

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Whew! Baja 1000 starting line only 7 weeks away!

Whew! Baja 1000 starting line only 7 weeks away!

Needless to say, we’ve been busier than we can imagine. We’ve got our tow rig all set up and ready to make the haul 1,200 miles to Ensenada – and then some!   Last week we were able to fly-in Mr. Art Savedra, who handles roll cage certification as well as class compliance. To be honest, […]

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The Long Winter is Over!

The Long Winter is Over!

Whew! It’s been a long time since our last post – almost 6 months! We’ve been plenty busy. We completed much of the little odds and ends, which seem endless: roll cage gussets, seat hardware, safety wire, painting, brake adjustments, sealing oil lines, electrical goodies, shifter, body modifications, mirrors, dash – a little bit of […]

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Project Baja Build updates

Project Baja Build updates

When groups of people embark on big projects like this there are inevitably times when life gets in the way. We have run across that recently. With the car SO close to being ready to drive it is so difficult to not be able to make the final steps to finish it up right away. […]

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Build Update: Learning experience

Build Update: Learning experience

With the build progress getting close we have been waiting for a lot of parts. One of the main things is a fuel cell. Man, we made a bit of a mistake with that from the get go. Thinking we had it all under control we ordered a fuel cell. After fabricating the mount, cutting […]

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Super Bowl 47

Super Bowl 47

With the Super Bowl coming up we could only think of one thing. Wiring. Yeah, random, I know. We all enjoy a good football game, but we have a lot to do so why not have a nice quiet day at the shop and be productive? We couldn’t think of any good reason so that […]

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The Lull.

The Lull.

Yup, that’s right, there was a lull. What is that? Well, we have been working hard at getting this car going but we have been slackin’ on keeping our site up to date. September 13th was the last update?! What is that, who is responsible here… Clearly It is me and I am slacking. Sorry […]

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Paint? Parts? What’s going on around here!?

Paint? Parts? What’s going on around here!?

During the moments of insanity when things were looking bleak then suddenly we got the Dingo’s car back on the road. One of our team members stayed behind. Wow, how lonely… But he is a productive guy and at one moment just as we received news that we may not be able to go forward […]

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Pushing on, With an Engine!

Pushing on, With an Engine!

Our build has been a bit tough to define recently. One of the things we learned is that we should have really started ordering parts earlier. We assumed that we would be able to just buy those parts as we needed them and unfortunately it has been a bit more challenging than that! So what […]

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The final push… why is it so hard!

The final push… why is it so hard!

It only took two cyclists to create modern aviation, you’d think that 4 of us would be able to build a car a bit quicker right? We have a ton to do, but of course, in the laws of nature and the ways of the world everything else seems to be happening at the same […]

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