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#61 tedmcedd

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:53 PM

sounds like good progress! ive just finished a welding course at uni, so now i have to practice practice practice to get it right!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:00 AM

You might already have done this but hey! The first time I laid down a really neat weld, I honestly could not wipe the smile off my face I was that happy about it. It truely is massively rewarding, I don't even want to think about the wrinkles I'm going to make in my face when I actually get to drive her again.

I'll get some pictures up ASAP :thumbsup:.

EDIT: Also, I bought some 3mm rivets and washers so that I can rivet my light buckets and indicators on to my FG front. The washers will go on the back side of the front so that the rivet doesn't just pull through. I prefer using rivets since I'm not going to be taking any of this stuff back off unless it requires replacing, prefer it to screws. Still haven't decided what grill I want :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:46 PM

top work mate

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:34 AM

i just used self tappers on my light buckets on my FG front, not ure you'll need the washers if the rivets are long enough, i didnt for my arches etc...

where did you get your front from?

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:34 PM

top work mate

Thanks alot chap. I'm going to head round the garage soon and see about getting some patches ready for welding in to the flitch.

i just used self tappers on my light buckets on my FG front, not ure you'll need the washers if the rivets are long enough, i didnt for my arches etc...

where did you get your front from?

Just a bit paranoid, my friends FG bonnet had self tappers on it and they've pulled through and ruined the bonnet. Plus I just feel rivets come across as much more standard looking, even though they aren't, confusing, I know.

The front came from David Kimberley (TDK).

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

TDK i have heard are very good, i got mine from ABS motorsport, very good fit and nice and thick!

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:27 PM

I had read somewhere that TDK and ABS use the same moulds, but I'm not sure that's true. Mine seems plenty thick enough, I wish it had a bit more around the edges to trim off though and some more material around the grill hole would have been nice too, but it's a good front, very light.

I think I've decided on an 11 slat late grill, as most people seem to go for wide slat grills now and they're becoming far too common in my opinion, so thin 11 slat for me :).

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:36 PM

cool, this should be a good project mate... looks like its rotten in similar places to mine, although mine is better in others and worse in others :)
keep up the good work

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:27 PM

Thanks alot mate, it's nice to have some support when trying to get on with it :dontgetit:.

Just looking at your sig, I don't suppose you're the owner of that black and white VXL 2.0 8V Mini are you?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:57 PM

Looks like you're making good progress here since I last checked in! Awesome! :dontgetit:

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

Thanks alot mate, it's nice to have some support when trying to get on with it :dontgetit:.

Just looking at your sig, I don't suppose you're the owner of that black and white VXL 2.0 8V Mini are you?

hah dont think he is. under his pic it says "engine: 998"

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:06 PM

may i ask the reason why you need to buy genuine panels?

Because pattern panels are almost never as good! The steel is thicker with geniune ones, and the fit is much better as well.

This is coming on really well - the welds look really good for gasless!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:55 PM

Looks like you're making good progress here since I last checked in! Awesome! :dontgetit:

Thanks Matt :mrcool:, I shall be having another poke around your thread soon, I hope there's some updates for me to dribble over again. I'm strongly considering a VXL lump for Elliot some time in the future and I'm really interested to see how yours comes along.

Thanks alot mate, it's nice to have some support when trying to get on with it :P.

Just looking at your sig, I don't suppose you're the owner of that black and white VXL 2.0 8V Mini are you?

hah dont think he is. under his pic it says "engine: 998"

Just another fan of that 2.0 8V monster then like myself I guess :P.

This is coming on really well - the welds look really good for gasless!

Thanks mate, at first I was kinda regretting getting a gasless welder because I couldn't seem to make a good weld but I seem to be getting there now. Wait until you see my latest batch of pictures because I'm really impressed with my welding that I did on my floor pan on Monday, must have been in the zone on that day.

Thanks for the kind words everyone :P.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:50 AM

Get the pics up so we can see them :dontgetit:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

Get the pics up so we can see them ;)

I shall do soon, I've left my card reader at University so it's got to wait until Christmas (I'm getting a netbook with a card reader built in) then I can update the thread with pictures.

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