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Hi Guys. I haven't been on the forums for a while. Some of you might remember my Avenger "Panther"

Well I have started my next Avenger, this one is code named Hydra for reasons which will become clear.  

A little back story first.

Went up to view the wagon back in September of last year.

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Loved it so much that I took the Charger up the next weekend and towed it back home

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Only took me a couple of days to get it back up on the road. Pretty much only needed the brakes redone.

Looked pretty damn sweet with my personalised plates on it.

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Cleared out some room in the garage so I could fit all three cars in 

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Took it on a little road trip over the Xmas break in the Wagon, but it only had the original 4 speed gearbox and a 4.11:1 diff so it revs at 4,000RPM at 100KPH, so I knew something had to be done. 

First night we stayed in this awesome little bach in Urenui, just north of New Plymouth.

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Then we did the Forgotten Worlds Highway. Had this awesome tunnel and gravel roads, that was a bit challenging with how low the wagon is.

Then the next night we stayed at a bach in Mangakino 

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Also took it to some car shows with my Avenger Panther, and one of my friends Avenger's

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Then took the wagon down to Papamoa for the long weekend.

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Now is where the fun bit starts.
 

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Created the inlet for the air filter

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Looking down in to the air filter

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The air filter comes out the hole for the old heater and sucks air in through the vent up by the window.

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Created a box around the air filter.

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Created the mount for the ECU.

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Tack welded all the seams in the engine bay

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Also tack welded and gusseted the suspension strut mounts

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New custom drive shaft and hoop.

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Finished off the transmission tunnel.

While I was taking out the demister duct I saw this cool sticker. It looks like it is the ID tag for an order of 50 left hand demister ducts. This one must have been at the top of a stack of them.

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