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#46 psmini

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

I need those seats!!



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:29 PM

I need those seats!!

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:37 PM

Jon does a fantastic job. I have him lined up for my daily!

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

Jon does a fantastic job. I have him lined up for my daily!

 

Thanks again Steve for sharing his details with me :)



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:53 AM

I bought the stainless steel version but i was so dissapointed by the quality that i had it galvanized:

 

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#51 Vinay-RS

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:52 AM

The plated exhaust manifold looks so good! 



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:01 PM

The plated exhaust manifold looks so good! 

 

Thanks! and thanks for the idea :D

 

The plan was to go for electrolytic polishing, but this exhaust is not made of just stainless steel. This was discovered during the process when the welds and the parts that connect to the cylinder head started to rust  O_O

So if anyone is looking for advice, buy the steel manifold and have it plated!



#53 Risky

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:52 AM

Really nice project. Love the attention to detail!



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

I had some parts that needed to be regalvanized, this is most of the parts before galvanizing;

 

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and here we have a selection of the parts after galvanizing:

 

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i also had some stuff powdercoated, but i couldnt be bothered to take pictures of that.

 

started reassembling my injection unit with shine pieces :D (it was getting dark so the picture is a bit crap)

 

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but here is the finished product:

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the bolts on the top are not staying, these are for a standard filter which wont go back on..



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:27 AM

Another weekend spent on sanding, you have no idea how much i hate it :P

 

This time its the parts of the interior that will be visable, the boot and the engine bay.

Process is not great but we're getting there.

 

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:58 PM

Wow I'm catching up with this project, will follow now. Every part you put back looks amazing.

 

And those seats!! 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:06 AM

Hoi!

So it has been a while, more than a while to be honest..

I wanted to start with dropping in the engine, but somehow my disc brakes have dissappeared and installing the engine without the front brakelines and stuff seems pointless. So i started unboxing and installing whatever i come across (not literally ofcourse).

If you wonder why i didnt cover the tunnel, this will be insulated from underneath (with different material).

Anyway, pictures! :D

 

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hope you guys like what i've done. comments are welcome!



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:07 AM

Looking good!! 

 

I'm just catching up on your older posts. Purely being nosey, but how did you get it back on its wheels from being rested on the roof racks? Did you tip it onto a few mattresses or something?



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

Looking good!! 

 

I'm just catching up on your older posts. Purely being nosey, but how did you get it back on its wheels from being rested on the roof racks? Did you tip it onto a few mattresses or something?

 

just 4 guys to tip it over and 2 tires to make sure nothing hits the floor. a mattress would probably be even better :)



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

hi Dave, excellent work! the finish of the underneath paintwork is amazing. Im doing some similar and get fitted all the relay brackets and holes and panels to spi/mpi spec. I want to know if the heater interior bracket with two hooks are located in manner of the upper hook is in equal position than the original single hook bracket (the older type of heater bracket fitted pre servo cars). Im finishing the welding and i need to weld in position this brackets (taken by the seller from a later spi bodyshell). The problem is I’m based overseas and without possibilities of take measurments on a later bodyshell.

Thanks a lot !!
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Emilio





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