Phase 1: Rear End Reconstruction 
We thought it was a good time to add some side vents for air intake and cooling.
We thought it was a good time to add some side vents for air intake and cooling.
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Rear part of the cage was now welded back in for even more support.
Rear part of the cage was now welded back in for even more support.
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XS's top engine mounting point cut off, as it won't suit the XU engine.
XS's top engine mounting point cut off, as it won't suit the XU engine.
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Inner and outer skin connected together, for yet more strength.
Inner and outer skin connected together, for yet more strength.
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The new rear end is now exceptionally strong!
The new rear end is now exceptionally strong!
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With most of the major welding work now done...
With most of the major welding work now done...
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...I stand in front of the camera to give the project my approval :-D.
...I stand in front of the camera to give the project my approval :-D.
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Here are a few pics in the daylight, showing the work done over the last 10 days or so.
Here are a few pics in the daylight, showing the work done over the last 10 days or so.
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Inner arch.
Inner arch.
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Other inner arch.
Other inner arch.
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Roll cage.
Roll cage.
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The car.
The car.
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The car again.
The car again.
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And the car yet again! :-)
And the car yet again! :-)
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And finally, everything that's been cut off of the XS's engine bay and out of the car.
And finally, everything that's been cut off of the XS's engine bay and out of the car.
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Engine mount positioned for our XU engine.
Engine mount positioned for our XU engine.
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