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Mike
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24th Dec 10 at 20:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well as some of you will know my beloved Corsa 1.2 track weapon has been put into early retirement after I put it into an armco barrier

As unfortunate as it was, we can't just dwell on what once was, and so Version II is born

After a kind offer from Tom_Simes, Ian and myself had a roadtrip down to South Wales to collect the base for this new project



After being sat untouched at the farm for a few weeks, we moved it back into the garage today and made a start, nothing major, mainly emptying all the loose interior bits that Tom had left in to get them out of his way, once cleared I took on the rooflining whilst Ian set about removing the spoiler before the bootlid gets thrown in the 1.2 shell in time for it's trip to the scrap man so now the interior is all out bar the driver's seat (just incase it needs moving).

We also happened across an opportunity for a little more weight saving, nothing major but as with the 1.2 shell, the spare wheel well is passed it's best so that'll be getting cut out and replaced with a ally sheet, which is also the method being used to replace the weighty sunroof.

Plans for now are basically use suspension, seats etc. from Version I but because this will be purely for track, it opens up more weight saving opportunities that weren't possible with Version I still being a daily driver so it's gonna be lighter, I also forgot to mention there's a slight engine upgrade too, so I should be starting with just over an extra 30 bhp due to the X16XE that was included with the new shell

So I should hopefully be causing some embarrassment to more faster cars over the years track events

[Edited on 07-04-2011 by Mike B]

[Edited on 10-04-2011 by Mike B]
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Shame we didn't get more pics today.

Thought what was left of it came apart fairly well
Mike
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Wasn't that much to get pics of really, I'm sure there'll be plenty as we progress though
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anymore progress on this?? looks to be a good one,
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Only todays, we're back on it as soon as this festive nonsense is out of the way.
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about time you did this mike if you need a hand just let me no pal heres sum pics from when tom had it and my old one nexts to it nug rip lol




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Good base mate , will it be stayin the navy blueish colur ??
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I think it should go white to join the rest of the WR fleet, doesn't Ste like spraying
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Going white, I think we're going to appoint our spraying friend this time
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Awesome! As I said Mike, as long as I get a chance I'll arrange a weekend to come up and help with the build of it
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ste does spraying? hmmm.......

is the holes in the bumper just done with a circular saw? or large drill bit etc?

looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you,

[Edited on 25-12-2010 by FAZ]
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quote:
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ste does spraying? hmmm.......

is the holes in the bumper just done with a circular saw? or large drill bit etc?

looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you,

[Edited on 25-12-2010 by FAZ]



Can use a hole saw

http://www.screwfix.com/cats/A337704/Drill-Bits/Holesaws/Holesaws

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quote:
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ste does spraying?
He did the 206, which is why mine and Mikes are going elsewhere
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bless
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
quote:
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ste does spraying?
He did the 206, which is why mine and Mikes are going elsewhere


got anyone in mind? my brother is a panel beater and isnt far away
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Yeah we know a guy who has offered to do the top coat if we do as much prep as possible.
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should leave as is with the key marks down the side

blessing in disguise the other one seeing a barrier really, bout timke you had an engine upgrade!
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Yeah, since the day after I crashed it, I've not really looked at it negatively, apart from my injured hand which seems to be finally getting itself sorted out and the fact I'd had Version I for 5 years so obviously sad to see it go but other than that it's brought so much good, an improved track car, I'll be getting a daily/towcar soon so it's just kind of pushed everything along a bit quicker. Won't be making a habit of crashing though, I got lucky this time, the future may be different
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we are both on vII's now
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what engine has think one got in it?
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Standard X16XE
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cant wait to see it, be ready for April?
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This will be and I'm pretty confident a tow car and trailer will be in place by then too. Can't wait to get it on track
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Looking forward to taking pics of it on track at TVL


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Deffo needs a respray

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