My B16A2 Toy Build
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:31 PM
Firstly got my bulkhead box made up, it still needs welded into the car but the main structure is done and looks really good
Also started work on the gear linkage, cant do much with this ofcourse because the engine isnt in but chopped it in half and mounted one end to the car
Then got the hubs stripped down and painted, gonna get a pile of stuff from minisport soon including new wheel bearings
Plus the subframe has now been ordered from allspeed along with lower arms and tie rods so that should all be here in 3 weeks time ish.
in other news, due to the lack of things to do on the mini i have been bored silly, so i got a spare hour at work last week and made this on one of our cnc milling machines
Hopefully you will recognise this from Transformers......? Autobots??
Then took the badge off my peugeot 106, removed the lion thingy and stuck the transformers badge in its place
Anyways that is all for now, just a case of waiting for this subframe to arrive then i can get it back on its wheels again and do some proper work
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:44 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:49 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:07 PM
A transformers sump guard.....thats a good idea. might have to look into it. might be better off on the EBM machine and cut it out.....
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:35 PM
I'm like a little kid the week before xmas. should be getting some allspeed goodies and metro brake setup this week so should get it rolling again next weekend!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:46 PM
Subframe arrived today, lovely piece of kit
Also went to minisport today and got a good load of stuff
Fair to say i've got my work cut out getting this lot on.
Plan on getting it all mounted and on the car this weekend. Got the brakes coming soon
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:30 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:08 PM
Spent the weekend on the car, started with the hubs, needed to get the old ball joints off and get new ones on and new bearings in. although hit a snag on the last ball ball joint because this happened.....
I dont have a vice but i had that hub in a place where it wasnt budging. The cheap torque wrench was no match. was only using it because i didnt have my breaker bar. so resorted to smacking ten bells out of it with a chisel and hammer.
once the bearings were in and new ball joints were on i set about getting the new cones, hi-los and top arms on. quite a mission seeing as i dont have a cone compressor.
also got some new bump stops in. then got the subframe mounted on the car, top bolts first
then cut out some peace-of-mind-plates for the two bolts through the floor. Had to make do with some old shelving i had at the back of the garage so please excuse the odd colour
then bolted the hubs on
was hoping to get it back on its wheels by putting the old cv joints through and bolting my old flanges on but hit a problem
The one on the right wouldnt fit through the hub. anyone ever seen that before?
So ended up placing the wheels on the hubs to make me feel better
So just got to wait for another cv joint from r1minimagic and my brakes from matt off TMF and it'll be back on 4 wheels by next weekend
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