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The Rebuild - Track Orientated This Time.


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#76 benjy_18

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

King where are you getting all your 12 point nuts from, they make everything look so much nicer!

#77 jonny f

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Looking good man!

As above those nuts look really good. Nice and subtle.

#78 kcchan

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks guys. The nuts and bolts came from a guy on turbo minis but he's quite hard to get hold of now. Hes a civvy and works away during the week at the moment. A bit annoying as I actually need a couple more now

#79 Artful Dodger

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

I know who you are on about. Was in the army and has the baby blue mk1 turbo. He had a few on here for sale not long ago. Called mk1mini I believe? Probably has a good few left. I did relieve him of a good 80 though8)

#80 kcchan

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

That's him. It's all his fault I'm spending all this time on the details.

#81 kcchan

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

Got a couple of little bits done. I've bought some stuff:

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Painted the tow hooks I had cut:

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Also, been dreaming something up. It means going back to rod change but to avoid a bulkhead box I'd cut and shut the linkages. I'll have to trial it first but if worst comes to worst, I'll just bolt the cable shifter back on. Still need to figure out the yoke yet but in my head it should work ok. The gear stick is a little thick but it can always be changed:

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Next week, I have 2 weeks off work and I'll be back home. Hopefully the weather will be dry at least.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Great work! What software do you use to design parts?

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Great work! What software do You use to design parts?

#84 kcchan

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

That was done using SolidEdge as it is all I have at home. I use SolidWorks art work and it is so much easier to use. The design of the shifter will change a bit as I've been thinking and I don't think that that is the best design.

#85 kcchan

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

Done some actual work but typically I've left the cable for the camera at home. I have taken 2 photos on my phone to wet your appetites

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#86 IainNeon91

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

Your mini is floating O_O

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#87 brum,brum,mike

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

how did you manage to get the timken rear wheel bearings and grease caps so cheap?!

Nice project ;D

#88 kcchan

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

It is floating! And that was before I'd cut the rear bulkhead out, looks like all the weight saving has paid off ;)

I got them from a guy on eBay. I bought one bearing as I was a little skeptical but when they turned out to be genuine, I bought a second pair.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Ok so far I have:
Figured out how to mount the throttle pedal
Seam welded, drilled holes in and painted the rear subframe
Partially built up the rear subframe (getting the KAD camber brackets to line up was a *******)
Chopped out the rear seat
Started to tub the rear arches
Made boxes for the roll cage to sit on
and started a few other little jobs.

Might start taking more photo's on the phone so that I can upload them.

#90 kcchan

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

How I mounted my throttle pedal through the pedal box:

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I also trimmed the pedal down as it was a lot larger than the brake and clutch pedal. Sprayed it black too. (Still need another collar)

Finished tubbing the arches:

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Cut out the old boot pin mounts and remade them. Much neater now.

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Bought a FG single skin boolid. My god is it thin and flexy but hey, it's a track car.

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Got my turrets ready to weld in on one side. Still got the other side to do tomorrow hopefully.

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Not too bad a job with the seat cut out.

Edited by kcchan, 15 April 2013 - 10:39 PM.





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