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#1 drmandy

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 04:22 PM

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This is the frame about 3 years ago. I have done little since. I decided to get the car running and took it to a rolling road to have it tuned as a "rolling frame". I had a long pause and am now trying to figure out how to get a body on the car with firewalls etc. The next picture is of the carbon shell I bought

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It weighs only 42 lbs including the doors.



#2 26dtp

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:19 AM

Hi Mandy,

 

I sent you a PM. I am located in Victoria, BC and am also doing a K20 Mini Build (http://www.theminifo...ini-vtec-build/).  Not many Z Cars in this neck of the woods, if you are ever coming to Victoria shoot me a message!

 

Cheers,

Dan



#3 drmandy

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:18 AM

Hi Dan.

 I sent you a PM. What stage of the build are you at?



#4 ckneller321

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

Any idea why they went to the effort of keeping the 4 corner seams on the shell if it's made of carbon?



#5 drmandy

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:36 AM

The Carbon shell is made in Arizona by Jim at Rogue Se7ens. I believe this was his first all carbon shell. He has made several fibreglass ones. The shell is bonded at the seams. I actually am not a fan of the de-seamed look so I prefer this. I took more pictures this weekend and will post them as soon I get a chance.



#6 drmandy

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:55 PM

This was the car and the van I built for my son getting loaded into the trailer to take to the rolling road for tuning

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Here is where I am currently

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The shell is on the frame and I have been trying to isolate the passenger compartment from the elements.

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Front bulkhead

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Rear bulkhead

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Carbon fiber boot lid being fitted. I want it to be removable

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Can anyone provide details on what year/model of ford sierra these rear calipers are from.



#7 mini_in_progress

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

What a great project. Im with you bud Love the carbon with seams, looks better. The van looks mint too.

#8 Rogue Se7ens

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:04 AM

Looking great Mandy, anxious to see the progress. Really like the van too.



#9 drmandy

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Posted Today, 07:09 AM

Progress is being made but slowly. Life keeps getting in the way. I was trying not to do too much welding on the frame as I didn't want to damage the powder coat. That didn't work out so I had to strip everything from the frame then scuff the entire frame and sprayed it with a 2 part polyurethane. Nice to be able to put things back for the last time? I will get some pictures up next week. On a brighter note, I recently received the new front bumper/air dam and rear bumper/diffuser from Rogue se7ens and they look fantastic. Can't wait to get the shell back on to start fitting. Jim is currently working on a set of carbon flares for me....anticipation!!!






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