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The DMC team has been working hard to get Don Burton's car repaired. With the damage that was caused in his accident the decision was made to remove much of the front framerails and fender aprons.

Here’s what it looked like before they went to work.



The beginning of the removal process. Lots of measuring, marking, measuring again, then cutting.



Dennis boxed off the framerails and got a front hoop installed to provide a base for all of the other tubing.



Support tubes welded in just ahead of the strut towers. This part of the process took Dennis quite some time to complete. Lots and lots of welding.



Closeup of the framerail sections welded in.



Passenger-side strut tower area – all of the seams have been welded up and the forward bars are now part of the car’s structure.



That area was finished off with two 3.5" sections of tubing to create supercharger inlets into the passenger compartment to the intercooler. Check out the close-up in the bottom right corner!



This started as a sheet of aluminum, and Dennis turned it into a custom motorplate.



The car as it sits right now. Don will be picking it up next Sunday!



As many of you have realized, we also repaired Paul Major's car after his accident at the Ultimate Outlaws race back in September. It took approximately three weeks from when we received this to repair for Paul to be out on the track.



Gerry, Dennis, and the rest of the team got to cutting out the bent and broken pieces once we received the car back from the frame shop.



Dennis checking level on the newly-installed tubing.



More level-checking on the passenger side of the car. As you can see, the tubing needs to be installed at a length longer that what it will be all finished up.



The front framework is starting to take shape, and we re-installed Paul's engine to be able to mock up all of the parts and pieces that needed to be reinstalled.



Gerry working on finishing off the passenger-side of the front framework so that we could mount the nose. In the bottom right corner is what the framework looks like on the driver's side.



New upper tube on the driver's side. You can see where the guys finished off the factory front framerail with new plate also.



Front of the driver's side framework. The hole was closed off with a piece of steel after this photo was taken.



New engine installed; Gerry and Paul working on putting the finishing touches on the car.



It was a lot of hard work, but the team was able to get Paul repaired in time to make the Shakedown at E'town, just three short weeks after dropping the car off.



You may also remember Bill Robaey's car from one of our previous updates - Bill brought us his car for an update, but we ended up cutting everything out to start fresh on a badass brand-new 25.5 chassis for Bill. The car will be going onto the chassis table in the next few days, as of right now Scotty is finishing up removal of material that will be unnecessary for Bill's x275 machine.



That's all for now, look for another update from DMC next week!
 

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Awesome .....cant wait to see Dons car back out ... it looks sick
 

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Some more top notch work from one of the baddest shops in the country!!! :smt071
 

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Looks Great as usual Dennis and team.....Dons car looks sick!!!
 

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amazing work!
 

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damn, the 'bullet certainly has the "cream of the crop" when it comes to chassis shops who contribute so much to this sport....nice work as always.
 

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Awesome work!
 

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Don's car looks great. Good Job DMC
 

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Great work as always. PEOPLE like to see these updates and how SHOPS produce great work. To take pauls car from the crash to driving in three weeks is CRAZY amout of time. Plus he went from running gas to alcohol this time around. Didnt he get in the low 40s in GA? Shows how much love paul has for the sport.
 

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Great work as always. PEOPLE like to see these updates and how SHOPS produce great work. To take pauls car from the crash to driving in three weeks is CRAZY amout of time. Plus he went from running gas to alcohol this time around. Didnt he get in the low 40s in GA? Shows how much love paul has for the sport.
That's correct, he and Jason from ProEFI and Job Spetter Jr. worked pretty hard to get the tune correct - it was a huge change from Q16 to alcohol to my understanding. Paul can probably elaborate on that a little bit more if he sees this thread.
 

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Watch out for Don when that is done, that thing will be a player for sure!
 
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