Posted 06 December 2014 - 06:49 PM
Posted 09 December 2014 - 10:34 PM
So got a piece for the scuttle and got that welded in, although in true style heres the before pic but didn't take an after..
Outer sills on, one side fitted well the other is about 15mm longer that it should be.
Wing rails on:
Strut top reinforcements on, again what a crap fit these are, had to cut them in multiple places to try and get them to shape to the inner wing.
Underside finished and cleaned
Some Zinc primer
Final coat of rubberised paint stuff, can't remember the name, bloody expensive:
Plan was to get the car back to a rolling shell before the birth of my first child, but the wee devil arrived 7 weeks early and dashed that plan. I can now see why you hear of people starting projects and not getting back to them for about 20years! Hoping this won't be one of them.
So since her birth I've got it back as a rolling shell, polybushes of course
Front brake upgrade mock up. Going for mk1/2 mondeo calipers with brackets knows as the GTR280 kit. Hubs were machined done to accept the discs on the front of the hubs rather than bolt to rear as standard setup would be.
And that's you all pretty much up to date. I'm in the process of refurbishing the front calipers now, they are stripped and painted, just need to put them back together. I've also cut out the standard radiators mounts and doing some repairs where they were removed. I need to put in a bigger radiator so one of the next steps is to get one that fits and make up some brackets for it. Undecided if I'm going for a custom alloy job or a sierra option.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:58 AM
Thanks chaps. Radiator arrived this week, its slightly bigger than I thought, either going to have to modify it or put it in at a slight angle, neither of which is ideal. Also ordered my x pack kit which should be here any day now so should see some quite big visual updates soon.
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Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:38 AM
So as I said previously the radiator was going to be slightly too big to close the bonnet, in the end i decided to cut about 10mm off the top and bottom of it and restrap it and it now fits like a glove.
Next up I went on a spending spree, picked up this lovely full leather interior from a local seller on gumtree:
In the last few weeks I've got really stuck into the Xpack fitting. Initially cutting out the rear arches and tubing out the inner arches.
And then finally the rear quarters bonded and riveted on.
And that's pretty much it to date. Next up is the front wings, which I'm gonna make a start on today. I've offered them up already, and they don't fit well so going to take some faffing to get them right, Great...
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:06 PM
Time for another update
Could resist a pic with my other toy
Front splitter didn't fit worth a f***
Got there in the end, Couldn't resist another pic, this time with mates XR2i
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