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  1. #1
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    IVA pass

    I am delighted to advise a first time IVA pass today for my car. I originally bought the car part built from Stan Davies (chesterak) and it's been a 3 1/2 year project to get it completed.

    There is no way this milestone could or would have been achieved without the help, guidance, assistance and patience of Jon, Wendi, Carrie and the team at AK. Thanks guys and gals.

    I also wish to thank you all for posting questions and answers to so many important and relevant topics. The build blogs are a great help too.

    I had reached the point of wanting to just get rid of the car as it had become such a drain of my time and energy. The garage became a tough place to go to as I had reached the end of my tether. It seems strange how you can have a love/hate relationship with the car!

    Roll on the summer hopefully I will see some of you on the road.

    Cheers,

    Chris

    AK427
    Gen II
    LS1 Gen3

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    Wow congratulations

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    Well done.
    Maybe let Aaron know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

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    Brilliant, well done.
    I too can attest to never giving up and you will get there in the end.

    I had to have a 2 year break with very little being done due to life and financial constraints.

    My wife even sold some gold to enable me to do a bit to keep my spirits up. Things changed finances improved and I finished my build not skimping on anything.

    Am I glad I did as I love this damn car and wouldn't be without it.

    Baz

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    Well done, great timing too, just right for the summer season

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    Top effort Chris!

    I'll answer your WhatsApp later on (daughter's house DIY duty tonight!)

    Crack open a beer and celebrate

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Awesome news. I bet it's a huge weight off your mind.

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    Hi Chris, I seen the chassis a few times before you bought it, you do know Stan ground and rewelded every part of that chassis as the welds was not up to his standard!!

    His Son designed and built his own diff ( I'm sure it was or maybe transfer case) for his off road racer!! Stan did some welding for me and it was impressive. I think engineering was in blood!

    He was ordering all kinds of LS parts and the last time I seen him he was fabricating his own merge collectors in stainless such was his talent........

    Great to see you have finished his kit, well done and we have all been there loving it or hating it!

    Lee
    .............never drive faster than your guardian angel.

    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

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    Congratulations Chris.
    Kev Davies
    South Wales Area Rep. UKCC Membership Secretary
    DAX Mk4, 383 Chevy Stroker, Tremec. SOLD
    Contemporary CCX 3-4028, 445ci Big Block FORD FE,TKO 600, Old School IVA'd and SOLD
    Dax De Dion LS2 and T56 IVA'd June '17 SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible SOLD
    In build- Hawk 289 Sebring Awaiting IVA

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    Big congrats to you, Chris! My buddy is looking to get this AK427 project and see if he can really bring that back to life. We'll take a look at it after we finished installing the shocks and kmc wheels on his pick-up truck this week.

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