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Root
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11th Jan 10 at 18:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

love this project
Fad
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11th Jan 10 at 21:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Absolutely love this project! Can't wait to see more!

Fabrication work looks amzing
Tom G
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Fabrication work is immense. When we xame and seen it, i wouldn't even know where to start
philip2
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Havin big bollox and hyped up to fuck with a stupid idea gets it done haha
philip2
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thought id make a start on extending the wiring loom on the front end, it originally ran down the inner of the chassis leg, but now because of the space frame im running it around the side. ill let pics do the talking(need to sort my heat gun out to shrink the heat wrap then i can re-wrap the loom with the outer casing.






should have it finished off weekend, got few jobs on thats all.

i then picked up a boot and pair of doors off robbie on here, that was fun fitting it in my polo, looked like a granny hugging the steering wheel, but ahwel got them back to the unit and started to gut the doors. again pics will show how much ive took out. ive still got more holes to cut in the boot and also do along the door edges and tidy up where ive cut the inner skins out.





i drilled out the spotwelds for the impact bar brackets too, the spot weld dril ive got is an absolute beast, took about 15mins to do both doors...i did crap it though on the first door thinking that i was going to drill through the outer skin though, but all good.

new purchase too....pedal box







next up was to sort the steering out. i need to make it so if needs be i can remove the coloumn or steering rod. and the original group 4 steering coupling i had had a bar welded to one side, but had to be cut to take colounm out to weld fire wall. so i ordered a new group 4 steering coupling and an escort steering rod.

after some fucking about and thought i decided that i would cut the steering rod in 2, drill and tape either end and do the same with the extension piece and screw it together before wleding(still need to do when back in work weeked)

but to make the steering rod fit the vaux knuckle i actually chopped the UJ for the splined piece off of the old coupling...pics will expalin alot better:





will get some pics of it welded up, i got my mate to mig it as i held it....bastard hot rocks off of it! haha

ive also got my poly carb windows so will have to get a pic, sorted a fibreglass bonnet off fennyLET hopefully just need to sort picking it up. and ive also decided im taking the roof skin off and putting a non sunroof skin on instead.
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25th Jan 10 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you scare me, i can't wait to see this in the flesh!
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26th Jan 10 at 16:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

philip about time lol hope thats no 1 of my heads in the pic lol


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26th Jan 10 at 21:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

this not finished yet
philip2
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haha, do abit on it every now and then lol

yeah thats the gfs, just need to get hold of some decoke wire brushes, struggling to find some at mo, then i can build it and its done
philip2
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did abit more past 2 nights, decided i didnt want a sunroof, so thought fuck it take the skin off so here it is:

decided to make life easier id cut the sunroof out to start(give you a bit to play with with roof when taking it off too, and so i could gain easier access to the braces.


drilling spot welds, wnet though on 4 or 5 on whole roff so not a bad effort


then cleaned up window sealant along front seam


same again drilled spot welds and split join.
cabriolet anyone?

carefully split the sealant from the centre braces off the roof:

peeled back abit more


then cleaned the rear off to get roofskin off and heres finished item..so far:




need to clean landing edges now and straighten them up, and source either a decnet 2nd hand non sunroof skin or see how cheap i can get a new one for.

also mate wleded up fuel filler in the 1/4 panel too:
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27th Jan 10 at 15:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Amazing work, fair play to you
flybikeslee
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scary beans
Ingham
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Absolutely jaw dropping work! Never seen anything like this I don't believe!

Keep it up.
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oh my word are they all xe heads on the shelf ? ! amazing work too
marklawton
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27th Jan 10 at 20:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looking great phil. keep the work up, you might actually get this finished for this PVS lol
philip2
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yeah iv got about 20 heads
GregGsi
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quote:
Originally posted by BeArDy
this not finished yet


fuck me is your finished yet lazzy old man lol


BHP vaux
Rich_J_Williams
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looking good mate, glad to see its still progressing
swill_omnibus
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WOW
sri boy
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lookin nice m8t keep up the good work
chrex
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wow...some progress! nice one. keep your head in and like mark said, you could have it done for june!
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Looking good fella


WRLFC !

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phils dad
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thought i was mad with my cars. think i've bred a lunatic......

may have to mod the porsche engine, when i'm repaired.

cant have sons car quicker than mine...........

yes phil found ya...pmsl
philip2
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4th Feb 10 at 18:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ya dick, you only bought the porker because the bug drilled the bmw, then i drilled the porker in the corsa at the same set of lights....pussy

thank for stalking me!!
Daimo B
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4th Feb 10 at 19:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Best project i think i've ever seen on here.

I really hope this gets finished.

Get it to a proffessional racing team, or suspension specialists to get setup and I think this car could be really really fast on track!!

Great project, hats off.

I also hate you through jealousy of not being able to do anything like this myself

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