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#1 kcchan

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:35 PM

I completed the build once and then decided I wasn't happy with the way things were done so I've stripped it completely and started again. This time with track action in mind.

Some of you may have read this months Mini Magazine where I appeared in the "On The Job" section.

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For those that haven't read it (or if it isn't mentioned), heres a rough spec:
Homemade tubular subframe
F17 diesel box with cable shifter
GSXR throttle bodies
Megasquirt
Split Exactions
Yoko A032's
Fully adjustable tie bars etc
Ali race tank
Flat boot floor
Full weld in cage
Fully cut out steel doors
Tubbed arches
Rear valance removed
Mk2 escort pedal box
Gaz adjustable shocks
Cobra Monaco S'

Parts:

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The engine will be a little lower and will sit slightly more upright. Engine mounts are yet to be made but it will sit under the standard length front.

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Shell:

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Progress is very slow as I'm at Uni but I have been collecting bits and pieces to help me along the way. This is where I am at the moment but I don't have photo's of everything. Those are just some recent pictures.

Thats all for now folks.

#2 giacomo

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

will be following this, looks like its going to be an interesting build :) how hard was the subframe to make?

#3 kcchan

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

Heres todays efforts.

Boot floor cut out ready for new sheet metal:
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Modded rear subframe (still needs bracing then painting):
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Tacked engine mounts:
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Inserts:
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Lent my friend my welding helmet so things are only tacked.

Progress will grind to a halt now because I'll be heading back to Uni shortly after christmas.

#4 kcchan

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Been doing a couple of bits whilst at uni.

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Also had this and a little flange knocked up for £80 which I thought was quite reasonable:
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Courtesy of David Dickerson at http://www.customworkshop.co.uk/

#5 kcchan

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

A couple more pieces added to my collection

UJ's
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One Harness (prob passenger, might go for 5/6pt for driver)
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#6 benjy_18

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

steering collumn looks the same as mine! just neater haha

im certainly going to follow this, good luck!

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#7 kcchan

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

Ok, ok, I admit it, I did use yours (and a few others) for inspiration. I'll be doing my dash bar mount a little differently though as I am planning on keeping the shroud (after a bit of trimming)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:08 PM

haha dont worry, i think i stole the design from others anyway, it does look really tidy though! looking forward to more progress

#9 kcchan

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

Some actual progress and not "things I've bought"

Blasted and sprayed my wheels at uni:

Some of the old paint was real tough!
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Despite costing me £40 in materials, it was still cheaper than any quotes to get the professionally blasted and painted.

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Will return tomorrow to laquer them.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

Finished:
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Just for reference:
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#11 RWDwanted

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

looking really nice, what happened to the wellers?

#12 kcchan

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

Andy my man, haven't spoken in a while. I sold the wellers a while ago.

#13 george91

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

Nice wheels, but all your other pics have disappeared.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:46 PM

Alas, they have returned.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Run out of money for this month so no new parts. However I did manage this mammoth task:
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I drilled 3 small holes and one big one!
That's it for a while until payday comes round




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