Imagine using this pristine Cobalt as a donor. Act fast because the auction ends next week:
(I don't recommend spending this much on a donor)
Our goal has always been to make an easy to assemble, affordable kit car. Over the years we've been able to make the kits easier to assemble but to keep up with the rising costs of materials, parts and services, the kits will unfortunately be a little less affordable soon.
We will be adjusting...
Here are some random helpful photo albums. I've ordered them by location on a Goblin, from the front to the rear.
Front Suspension Rod End Mounts (steel version)
Front Bearing Hub Inner Cap Installation
Brake Reservoir Relocation Late Model
Everything at the shop is business as usual at the moment. If you've been to the shop you know we are off the beaten path so social distancing is not a problem for us.
Dallas County will be under a shelter in place order starting tonight at midnight. We are in Ellis County (Dallas...
We're finally rolling out new videos starting with the new wiring harness guide.
The first video shows a little prep work and then dives into removing the plastic clips, tape and loom from the main harness.
Over the past week and a half I've been able to spend a few hours each night working on the online store so it is finally showing some progress. Since there have been some questions about it, I figured I would share the details about how I'm going about updating the site to include a store.
Wes started a thread about going to the Tail of the Dragon for the Cobalt Nation and Ecotec Nation event this year. I figured I'd start a thread to make it official.
We'll be heading that way from Dallas on Thursday 10/25. We will hit the Tail of the Dragon on Friday and Saturday.
Read the rear end alignment thread first: http://dfkitcar.com/forum/index.php?threads/diy-rear-end-alignment.750/#post-12342
Here's how we align the front end of our shop cars:
Note: these instructions assume that you adjusted your control arm rod ends the way we showed in the instructional...
Here's how we align the rear of our shop cars:
The rear camber on the left and right sides should be the same before completing the following steps. We run around 1.5 degrees of negative camber per side at the rear of our cars for street use (at the track you'll want more). We measure camber...
First off, we'd like to thank everyone on this forum. We really appreciate all the content you guys add daily and it is so cool seeing everyone working together to answer questions and solve problems.
In an effort to make the forum easier to navigate I'm updating the "Technical Discussion"...
When we first got the new brake hoses we assumed the "universal" end fittings would be completely universal. Unfortunately, the large foot print of the fitting makes it impossible to position the hose as it was on the Cobalt so it ends up aimed straight back. Some of these hoses got out before...
If you've been around here for long you probably just noticed that the forum looks way different. I just upgraded the software from a pretty old version to the newest version and it automatically restyled the forum.
Since it was a pretty big upgrade, there might be some things that...
After being titled and registered for years, the titles for P1 and P2 were revoked by the Texas DMV. Other Goblin, kit car, custom vehicle and buggy owners have received letters explaining that the titles were issued in error and are being revoked.
When we built our...
We've got many questions about the solid mounts that we ran on our turbo car and are now running on our SS/SC car. I figured I'd post here to show you what we've developed and will be making available soon.
We focused our attention on the SS transmission mounts first. We will eventually make...
The base Cobalt came with two lug patterns:
4 x 100 - fairly common pattern, easy to find 15-16 inch wheels with this pattern
5 x 110 - uncommon pattern
Both versions have the smaller Cobalt axle spline so they are interchangeable if you want to change your lug pattern.
Zero mile F23 Transmissions
New replacement for a used base manual transmission
Good starting point for an automatic to manual conversion
Lower final drive for Goblins built with an XFE trans (these are the standard 3.84 final drive vs XFE's 3.63)
We got our hands on some brand new, zero mile...
Over the past couple of weeks I've been back and forth transferring our email service, support system, inventory management and more between online service providers. It appears that I have missed several emails throughout the process.
If you emailed me recently and I haven't...