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Bendy
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9th Feb 07 at 21:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This is how it started life before I set my hands on it!







With the XE in.
And this is how I picked it up, minus the GSi Kit:

















Starting to strip it down:











to be continued.........

[Edited on 19-08-2009 by Bendy]
Bendy
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Bought some second hand Compomotive MO's for fairly cheap, real good condition, but selling the tyres on:



Brand New Front bumper from eBay and badgeless grille from eBay:





Second Hand Rear bumper from eBay:



Brand New Arches from eBay!:





Fibreglass Bonnet awaiting a polish:



Strut Brace from eBay:





Tiny Varley Racing battery from eBay, half the size and half the weight:





Engine bay before I had prepped it for spraying:







Engine bay after being sprayed, just after the sun went down this evening:









and more.......
Adam-D
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bloody hell that was in a state when you got it
Bendy
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This is how my cage will look when fitted:





Springs fresh from being powder coated:





Well I've been receiving and trying out more new goodies. So here goes:
New fibreglass bootlid, and fibreglass Kit spoiler, very lightweight!!









Carbon Fibre Inner Arches:



Brand new Bilstein rear shocks:



Tinted perspex windows, trial fitted the rear windscreen as it is curved rather than flat, and very good it is too!





Front windows with sliders:



New Ashley exhaust, only trial fitted rear box as there is no engine at the mo:







Proposed position for new washer bottle and race battery:



Interior stripped of all metalwork that isn't needed, ready to be seam welded and painted:



And just one from the side:



more please.......

[Edited on 09-02-2007 by Bendy]
Ste L
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nice work....

like the rear spoiler, what is it?
Bendy
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That is pretty much as far as its got at the moment, I've had it since October 2006 I think, and it was supposed to be out competing in January this year!! Oops.

Its ready to be put on the trailer to go up to Gorman Fabrication in Powys, Wales, hopefully on Sunday depending on this funny white stuff that has suddenly appeared from nowhere!

There its having a full cage welded in, triangulated to the front struts, dash bar and everything. It'll be there for a week, then when I get it back, serious work can happen!!

I'm converting the Barn where it is kept at the moment into a workshop while it is away so I've got no excuse to get on with it!!

For those of you who don't know, I was competing in this car in 2006:





Oooooops:





And very well I did too, considering it was my first full year competing in the South West Tarmac Championship!

Anyway, updates as and when they happen!!

Ben

[Edited on 09-02-2007 by Bendy]
STEvieXE
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gd stuff, looking forward to updates of this one...
Bendy
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quote:
Originally posted by Ste L
nice work....

like the rear spoiler, what is it?


Its a fibreglass 'Kit Spec' spoiler from a company called Pro Tec. They developed it for their Kit Car and are now selling it.

Ben
Ste L
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i reconise the nova, your on novaload and JOV aint you?
Bendy
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quote:
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i reconise the nova, your on novaload and JOV aint you?


I haven't been on NL for ageeeees, but I use JOV quite often.

Ben
Ste L
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did you have the nova on one of our jov stand's this year, im sure i remeber it being on, but its probably just me imagining things
Bendy
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Nope, you weren't imagining it, I was at Trax with it. I towed it up on the trailer, took it round the track and parked up on the stand!

Ben
Ste L
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thought so, im not going daft then

i had the shitty green xe nova on the stand, if you rememeber it
jazzer2k3
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This looks mental Keep up the good work !
Wonderboy
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Looks like a great little project you have there. Ralling looks fun
jamesvalver
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thats great work mate!! i need that spoiler on mine!!
Novaneil
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Fantastic work Ben!!! Lovin the Rally pics

Where did you get those Carbon front Arch liners from??? I NEED some of them! There awesome!!!

Keep us updated on the build mate.

Neil
Bendy
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Pro Tec Performance in Lancashire 01772 633777 or http://www.pro-tecmotorsport.com 75+vat

Ben
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Ben,

Why are you changing from the Nova to a Corsa?

What happened to your Old Red Nova in the end?

How much was the tailgate?

And sorry final question.... The Carbon arch liners.... are they front or rear. As I thought they were front but don't look like mine.

Cheers mate
Rick Draper
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quote:
Originally posted by Novaneil
Ben,

Why are you changing from the Nova to a Corsa?

What happened to your Old Red Nova in the end?

How much was the tailgate?

And sorry final question.... The Carbon arch liners.... are they front or rear. As I thought they were front but don't look like mine.

Cheers mate


IIRC they are only covers for the holes into the engine bay. Not the whole lot like a standard plastic liner does.
Bendy
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quote:
Originally posted by Novaneil
Ben,

Why are you changing from the Nova to a Corsa?

What happened to your Old Red Nova in the end?

How much was the tailgate?

And sorry final question.... The Carbon arch liners.... are they front or rear. As I thought they were front but don't look like mine.

Cheers mate


Just fancied a newer car to rally in really, and the Corsa came up at the right time, plus my Nova was starting fall apart.

Padges old Nova, was stripped and sold to fund the rallying and a new practical car.

Tailgate was 125+vat, again from Pro Tec.

Rick is correct with the arch liners, they are front liners but only cover up the hole at each side of the engine bay, not the whole wheel arch!

Don't forget that DVD tomorrow Neil!!

Ben
Bendy
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Well, my car is now at Gorman Fabrication in Wales for the duration of this week, having its cage welded in, some strengthening work done and welded seat rails. Bit snowy driving up through Wales though:







Now thats out of the barn, I can get my workshop area built, ready to crack on with the car when I pick it up next Monday!!

Ben
Whittie
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Good project mate

Carbon fibre inner arches
Rallycorsa
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What engine you running? and spec
Wrighty
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nice progress

a 5dr on speedlines

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