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#16 vtecmini2

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:04 PM

HI to see a van being done, where are u in manchester? as i live in denton and i have a z-car mini which im building

OZ can you please stop driving passed my house and your mini make the picutres move on the walls

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:45 AM

HI to see a van being done, where are u in manchester? as i live in denton and i have a z-car mini which im building

OZ can you please stop driving passed my house and your mini make the picutres move on the walls

thanks
john



Hi

its a small world...... im from denton too.

Have you got any pics of your project on TMF ???

Chris

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:55 PM

HI Chris sure is a small world, i have a a project page. http://www.theminifo...howtopic=113395

I Have sent my frame back to z cars do have to work carryed out on it, and i have now got a new shell in carbon and fibreglass i hope to get it back soon, you well have to come and see it went i get it back.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:53 PM

HI Chris sure is a small world, i have a a project page. http://www.theminifo...howtopic=113395

I Have sent my frame back to z cars do have to work carryed out on it, and i have now got a new shell in carbon and fibreglass i hope to get it back soon, you well have to come and see it went i get it back.

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yeah let me know when you get it back ill pop round for a nosy.
Im going pickin my kit up on Sunday so ill be able to press on with it, spent the last couple of weeks cleaning parts up and painting ready for when the frame comes.
oh and i started to cut the holes in the front for the lights and grill.
the bonnet hinges arrived from USA but they sent me 2 hinges from the same side, so now im waiting for the replacement.


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P.s nice project looks good

Edited by v-tec van, 16 July 2009 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:00 PM

Quick update:

I picked my kit up from Zcars on Sunday. :thumbsup:


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So much stuff it took over my front room and dining table



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I need to hunt down some wheels at weekend now but i believe some 13 x 7s dont fit over the big brake kit.

Just a few bits to follow from zcars then hopefully build it up into the car and take it from there.

cant wait !!

#21 dougie1142

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:37 AM

Looking good :P makes me very jealous!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:19 AM

Its a nice feeling - getting all the stuff together and making a start, I hope it all comes together easily for you.

Mine is only the second mini I have ever owned and the last one was 19 years ago, at least mini's are all fresh in your head, mind you not that theres that much mini left when you done with it.

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#23 Gazw

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:29 AM

Damn it is a small world, although not from Denton i'm from Failsworth, and hopefully going to be starting my Zcars cars project with my clubby real soon. I'll think i'll have to be cheeky and pop round and have alook at what you are doing. should be nice having a few Zcars round this end of the woods!

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:38 PM

Quick update.

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Hopefully the rear frame should be going in this weekend if i get time.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:58 AM

we did do a van bike engine version for a guy who had a garage called Chicks motors or something like that
dont think he ever got it built as we sent another kit there last yr and the guy had looked at buying the project
vans are very rare and will be a nice thing when done
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I have just bought that van :D will start my own build thread when i find an easy way to resize my pictures.

Your project is looking good v-tec van :mrcool: keep up the good work

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

we did do a van bike engine version for a guy who had a garage called Chicks motors or something like that
dont think he ever got it built as we sent another kit there last yr and the guy had looked at buying the project
vans are very rare and will be a nice thing when done
chris


I have just bought that van ;D will start my own build thread when i find an easy way to resize my pictures.

Your project is looking good v-tec van :) keep up the good work



Thanks.

is your van assembled or is it still in bits? which engine?

i installed the rear frame/engine yesterday it looks miles better than i expected.

After a couple of weeks out of the garage the enthusiasms well and truly back now.

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#27 rustandoil

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:40 AM

^^^^ Those pictures are great!! :dontgetit:

My van is very much in bits, you are well ahead of me :) , my shell has been made ready for the zcars conversion but neither the floor of the van or frame have been drilled.
I intend to trial fit the frame to check that the shell has been cut out in the correct place!
My van came with a standard front subframe with adjustable lower arms and tie rods this has been built up and fitted to the shell but will almost certainly be replaced with a zcars tubular front frame.
The "box of bits" i bought seems to include most major components some in good usable condition some brand new still with stickers on and some junk, engine is a Hayabusa

Anyway this is your thread about your van not mine! will start my own build thread when i can sort out resizing my pictures any tips?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:49 AM

Dude this is awesome!!

I think you should give it to me (after you've finished:P)

#29 v-tec van

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:49 PM

Dude this is awesome!!

I think you should give it to me (after you've finished:P)



HaHa I dont think the misses would be happy, this is what she will be driving to the shows in as she doesn`t like drivin my turbo.




Another update:

After spending some time away from the car and getting some new garage toys


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( now i just need to learn how to use them )

I pushed the van outside for a look from a distance

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I managed to get in the garage today and fit the air vents.
I wanted to do somthing abit different and somthing ive not seen done so i used the original fuel filler cowl ( i`ve got another coming off e-bay ) and they look better than i expected.

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Hopefully ill be ordering the 4-2-1 stainless exhaust from Zcars next week so then ill be able to make some brackets to stop the back end from moving about.


Chris

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:47 AM

fuel cowl = genius! loving the garage almost as much! very jealous!!




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