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Rob_Lee
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27th Apr 08 at 17:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not every day the company you work for has their own rally car but mine does!

This micra has been under cover since about 2000 when my boss used to race in the Micra Challenge cup... he stopped because he nearly died in a really really nasty accident.

They started work on a new shell, completely stitch welding and strengthening and then for some reason they stopped when most the hard work was done. Spec of the car is unknown but it has aftermarket management and straight cut box and used to do pretty damn well back in the day!

Anyway... thankfully i stepped in to save the abandoned micra and asked if i would be able to rebulid it and maybe race it... the answer from the boss was yes!

So cue a lovely sunday morning and this!

Completely blocked in with a million smashed up panels behind the bodyshop at work!

Yes thats the car under the grey cover!



After about 3 hours of moving everything!



Towed it into the workshop and cleared all the crap out of it













Took it round the valet back and cleaned it all and poslished it so had summit nice to work with!







Engine starting to go in!









Look at the mess.... decided to call it a day as bloody knackered!




Anyway more pics next time i get 5 mins to do more!




[Edited on 27-04-2008 by Rob_Lee]

[Edited on 29-04-2008 by Rob_Lee]
fazza
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27th Apr 08 at 17:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats going to be different but cool!!!!
u going to race it then mate? didnt know there was such thing as a micra cup lol
Corsa_Scotty
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27th Apr 08 at 17:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

XE it
Rob_Lee
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Yeah... not sure exactly what rally it would class in but im on the case at mo!



Micra challenge it was called... used to be really popular years ago!
James_H
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27th Apr 08 at 18:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

super and super clean!!
Rob_Lee
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Thanks matey

Not much tuning bits for Micras tho!
lex2005
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pulsar block maby? ooo that would be fun!!
pow
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jr
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob_Lee
Thanks matey

Not much tuning bits for Micras tho!


there is
K 5ive
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28th Apr 08 at 11:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks very clean for something that has been left outside for so long under a cover.
Anty
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28th Apr 08 at 18:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you should join up with http://www.micra.org.uk/forums.php

there a friendly bunch , im on there
Rob_Lee
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28th Apr 08 at 19:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks... just signed up!
Anty
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28th Apr 08 at 19:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ant-1.3 is me..lol
Rob_Lee
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UPDATE

here are the 2 micras i managed to get today as back up rally cars/spares

Should have more by the weekend

little_duke
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29th Apr 08 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fastest pizza delivery boy of 2209 in folkstone
Butler
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29th Apr 08 at 19:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why dont you go 1.4 and sprint in it? Less chance of binning it then too.
Rob_Lee
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Still looking at exactly what class we can run it in as rules have changed since Micra Challenge.

Straight cut box should be interesting tho once its finished!
pow
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My Grandma has a Micra when I was driving off road. I used to give all 1.3i Auto power deathhhh
Anty
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob_Lee
UPDATE

here are the 2 micras i managed to get today as back up rally cars/spares

Should have more by the weekend




wanna sell me one..lol
Rob_Lee
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haha maybe.... i should be getting more
Anty
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wooo keep in touch
STEvieXE
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in the eight pic down we have the same spotter in my work as our shitty one (if u know what i mean). still a good welder imo
Rob_Lee
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Did loads more today.

Put the rally car on the ramp to bolt engine mounts in properly and do a nut and bolt check of all the bits ive done so far.

Bought the M Reg K11 in the workshop and parked it next to the rally car.

Stripped most the front end off it to find that at some stage in its life its been in a little knock as lots of clips and brackets broken, including headlamps and grill

So have to now strip the later one to use all the front end parts off that.

Other bits got sorted tho.

Put the tailgate and rear lights on, did some wiring in the engine bay and started to put things like coolant hoses and looms back in. Put loads of lube around the cam lobes and loads of penetrating oil down the bores just to keep things nice and then put the rocker cover back on which reminded me out of all the K11's i have a dont have a single complete working distributor

Anyway, wanted to get all the glass swapped over but the windows really didnt wanna be put into a rally car and found one of my almost new Michelin dirt tires has a puncture so gave up and decided to call it a day and go and enjoy the sun.

No pics as camera phone is buggered!



Quite alot of progress for only a few hours work..
Butler
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Do you know what you will compete in? You should find out first so you dont break any regs during the build.
Rob_Lee
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Gonna build it to the same spec it was.

At the moment im still trying to contact to appropriate people to fnd out what exactly will be the best thing to compete in.


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