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#16 Chris C

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:12 AM

passenger side floor and sill is almost done:


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need to re-do this, no idea what i was thinking when i made the template... :genius:

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also decided to make the brace bars, as the ones i bought are extremely crooked. the angles are a few degrees off on every axis. so i decided to make my own:

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Get them bent and tacked up, have my friend tig weld them so they will look nice and pretty :P

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

spot on mate keep it up

#18 Chris C

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:11 PM

quick update, brace bars are off being welded and i should have them back by the end of the day, and my fiberglass sportspack arches shipped from custom minis.

watch this space, i seem to have been posessed recently haha.

#19 Chris C

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:59 PM

passenger side floor is done

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to be honest i am not all that pleased with th eway it turned out, i want to rip it out and start over but that would probably be a bad idea from a time standpoint. guess i am a bit of a perfectionist.

also note the california sun :P

#20 taz1976

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:45 PM

NOHING WRONG WITH THAT MATEY, LOOKS DAMN GOOD TO ME.... ;)

#21 Chris C

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:07 AM

brace bars are back, had my friend justin weld one and my friend brandon weld the other.

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makes me want to buy a tig machine :D

also decided to cap the ends of them, not really sure why but i did it anyways.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:53 AM

look well nice mate :thumbsup: more pics!!

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:13 PM

Looking really nice mate. Wish it was that sunny here!! lol

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

very nice mate

#25 Chris C

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:49 PM

today 2 of my friends and I decided to get the cage in. talk about a tight fit! We used the ratcheting tie-down method i read on here a while ago. pictures in a few hours when i get back from work.

Also been rying to figure out how i am going to run my brake lines, im thinking running them inside. polishing the lines and covereing them with a beadrolled strip of stainless... should look good with black carpets. probably getting ahead of myself here though, need to get it painted first!

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:07 PM

pictures as promised

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not quite perfect, need to go in there with a level, ruler and some calipers to make sure everything is square before i cut the door bars to length. I also don't think that anybody will be using the rear seat anytime soon...

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the seats are just in ther for mock up reasons, still don't have the seat subframes., which i need to modify the back ofso that they don't swing and instead they just bolt to the floor.

any tips/tricks/input is definitely appreciated.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:20 AM

OMG, thats lovely! fits a treat aswell!
I need a rear diagonal for mine...they look good :lol:

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#28 Chris C

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:18 AM

Thanks, i am really pleased with the way it turned out. Havent been able to see what it will be like in the rear view mirror, so although it may look good it might not be the most practical.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:28 PM

Hi..!..Chris nece mini project and its comming on nicely, keep up good work................. :w00t:

#30 Chris C

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:10 PM

mounted the brace bars, and lets just say that its probably a bit overkill.

old style solid mount front end + brace bars = being able to pick up the car by the front of the subframe with no flex




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