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#31 robson

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:13 PM

trackdays for now, to be honest i havnt looked into it at all yet, though it has to be strictly non contact else ill spend all my time and money just repairing it let alone modifying it!

also must be on tarmac, because the intended setup will be lowwwwwwww

#32 robson

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:05 PM

bad pic of the wheels, wont be on for a while though :-

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:21 PM

The heater is extra cooling too - and off the right end of the engine.

Worth using a damper crank pulley too.

#34 mlc_chloe

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

cool project :-

#35 robson

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:20 AM

Just rehosted all of the images, as they disappeared! >_<

Been a very long time since i last posted, only due to laziness on my behalf! I dont know where to start... again

Splits fitted to rear (hadn't done brake conversion at that point :o)

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Just doing some all weather shopping:

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Then a spot of combe action :gimme:

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Back to the project!
The most recent purchase was a set of 10 x 6 wellers, as can be seen here:

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compared to the thickness of the split 7's:

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The splits themselves (unpolished)

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I shall be fitting the wellers within a few days from now!
Also as some of you have have seen in the mini chat, my JKD quick shift has arrived some 9 months after having ordered it:

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All i have to do now is fit it!

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#36 robson

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:29 AM

Then there is the current state of my car. I have semi completed another attack with the grinder :gimme:

Front and rear bumper are off and ground back as much as possible, then the front temporarily painted so it doesnt rust:

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Arches cut to accept wider wheels:

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Peg leg to take pics of the splits :withstupid:

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(note the half cur rear valance, so the subframe can hold onto something! Future plans include the removal of it entirely, sorting the rear subframe out too)
As the front bumper has gone along with the numberplate mounts, a temporary fix has been used:

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The plate is not located properly as the starter motor broke today, so thats why its in a state
Next is an update pic of the engine, dirty and needs finishing touches:

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Thats all i have pictures of, however more to come, including the installing of JK quickshift (this week i hope), fitting rest of perspex windows (still havnt got around to fitting them, its a pain >_< , strip out wiring loom to rear of car, removing non essential wires, bleed brakes once more just to be sure not a single bit of air is in there! my front arches need cutting back a bit more as they arent quite cut enough, the dash needs tweaking to stop rattling as well as more securely held in place and i have to finish grinding the front valance so its smooth :o

Long term plans include weight reduction of flanges, hubs, rear brakes, CF boot and front, strip doors of all parts,

along with a few more hidden suprises ^_^

Any reccomendations for anything that i have or havnt done?

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:43 AM

Looking good >_<

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:23 PM

nice wellers >_<

#39 robson

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:41 PM

Having read mini turbo pete's guide to tubbing the rear arches, i thought no better man to do it than himself, so today he is doing just that, pics to follow:

Mini's house:
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before:
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during: (notice the tiny metal filings :P)
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Preparation for a decent quality join:
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Boot hole pre welding:
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Boot hole post welding: (note - has since been ground)
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More to come, this is where progress is currently at :P

His workmanship skills are amazing, a decent guy too

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

More as promised:

tacked ready for seam:
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before vs after:
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almost finished:
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Sadly after this side was completed, the welder packed in :D
To update shortly...

#41 Road Runner

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

Thats neat think I need to do it to mine. Tell me what is so good about the Jacknight quickshift..

#42 robson

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:04 AM

I shall tell you once its fitted ;)

My pit is currently inaccessible so i cant even fit it yet :withstupid:

As for the arch progress, finishing pics below:

other side tacked:
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same but seam'd:
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Underside of arch once complete:
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Unfortunately my camera is playing up and the pictures i took of the completed arch during the day, have gone. More pics to follow however they will be of the finished arches primed and seam sealed - the extent of my current progress. After the seam sealer has dried, hammerite and stone chip protector shall be applied, ready for use later on today!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:57 PM

Have you got any updated pics of the interior, looking at removing the tar soundproofing myself and spraying the inside for the clean stripped out look.
Any hints for removing the tar soundproofing? what did you use?

#44 robson

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

A bit of a delayed response, but i used a paint scraper (about 2inches wide) much like this:

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Though the one i used was far more heavy duty than that. Hammering the top of it like a chisel removes it nicely, its flexible too so it really gets under it. If you approach at an angle of approximately 20 degrees, then youll not have any problems with scratching the primer underneath. Once i had removed all of it as best i could with the scraper, acetone or a cellulose thinner almost dissolves it off leaving you with a perfect primer finish below. I havnt worked on the car at all recently so no pics im afraid :strongsad:

Big plans for when i start work on it in a few months though!!! (Bike engine, roof chop, lots of carbon fibre)

#45 robson

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

Been a while since the last update; it has been off the road since I started my new job (8 months now!!!)

Anyway, I have acquired a shell to play with, will practise cutting it up, ready to unleash properly on my own!

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I am currently in the middle of consctucting a gazebo so that it can be welded outside with no problems with my gas welder. It is made of scaffolding and will be covered with waterproof sheeting. Pics to follow




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