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Old 23-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #16
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let me know when you need it and i'll drop it over.
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Old 23-02-2011, 08:58 PM   #17
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back of the car currently looks like this:

Shouldn't change much, other than the exhaust.

Right, so todays progress

Started the day like this:



Cut the wings and A pannels off together, and dropped the front pannel off aswell.

Took one look at the flitch pannels and decided to do this:



Hopefully that will mean i dont need scuttle repair pannels, and can put them back exactly as they were, but allows full access to the flitch pannels




oo ek!

Shouldn't be too hard though, 2 full days work max i recon to get that solid.

Pile of bits in a cupboard.



Also fitted this the other day, thanks to roofless over on TMF
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Old 23-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #18
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Thanks, i will do, I know someone else who has one, but he does use it a fair bit.
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Old 23-02-2011, 09:49 PM   #19
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Ive given my bike carbed c16xe its first decent run tonight goes like stink but its bloody noisey and thats with a maniflow 2"1/8 twin box exhaust.
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Old 24-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #20
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gotta love the noise of multiple intakes hehe

Update:

Rust cut out and new sections welded in Not my best welding, but its been a while




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Old 24-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #21
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good progress mate - coming on nicely. That boot badge looks cool, i will have to ask him to sort something out for me..
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:49 AM   #22
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Very nice Burnard, you'll probly finish yours before mine but at least I can ask for help if I need it! What bike carbs you got? Iv just bought some off a Kawasaki ninja and bogg bros manifold. Welding looks tons better than mine!
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:08 AM   #23
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Its a single carb, off an old vauxhall engine, looks similar to this.


Got most of the welding done now, just need to make my brace bars.

Grinder gave up the ghost today, the bearing is melonsed!!


Got a new one for 20 from screwfix



See how long it lasts, old one did 2 years.

Strangely enough, didnt take and pictures of the work i did today
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Old 27-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #24
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Saw this in the car park yesterday when buying some steel bar, tis lushhh :P



Anyway.

Metal work finished and primed, went a bit ott with the seam sealer but better safe than sorry




Car side of the wireing done for the important lights, got a nice 13pin socket from a local trailer place, be good if i decide i need more lights etc
Mounted it where the air vent should be.


Brace bars made, thank to toyboy for the box section






How she sits now:


Need some spiral rap for the loom, dont see much point in taping it properly until the vaux lump is in.

Just got a lil bit more welding to do to make the brackets to hold the fibreglass A panels to the flitch, then im onto some proper body work.

I can actually see this being back on the road for brook lands now (without vauxhall engine)
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Old 27-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #25
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good work mate, very quick! nice idea with the caravan connector in the old air vent location! where did you come up with that? LOL
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Old 27-02-2011, 10:05 PM   #26
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Nice garage, loads of space!
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Old 27-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #27
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Think everyones doing it, but ive not seen anyone actually point it out alex, besides, yours is on the other side, and miens 13pin, not 7, so i didnt copy you :P

I can never have enough space constantly falling over my self hahah.

I hope i can relax a bit after brooklands, and start properly on the actual conversion, will have more time for that aswell, think ill have about 2 months to get that done, but im glad the bodywork is nearly out the way.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:46 PM   #28
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UPDATE


Inner wings now painted (i know ive 'missed some bits' but they were previously already painted)



Front structural work is complete



Not many people with fibre fronts can mount their horn here



Here you can see how i have braced the hinge section, literally NO flex in that panel now :P



With the front end mounted.... What do you think of the fit?




Grand total of 10 bolts and 2 bonnet pins hold the front to the car.
3 on each A pannel:


2 each side into the gutter lip bit:


and the normal pins:




Been a while since ive had my old racing kit out, thought id show you guys what started me out with an interest beyond driving and admiring cars.
This is basically just my mobile kit, used when racing, had most of this since i was 14

Carry 3 sets of tyres to a race, 1 for wet weather, 2 for dry (one for heats one for the final), 2 spare engines, and an exhaust (@200 each, 300 for the one in the car), the starter box and fuel bottle.


Electrical gear:


Nuts and bolts and small parts:


Small tools and bits, allong with all the different shock and diff oils used at different tracks for different setups, and air filter oils and some cleaning kit:


Then theres the car, you can see where the inspiration for the mini came from haha, I did this shell about 2 months before i even bought my mini.

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Kinda missing that racing scene now might try and get back into it once ive finished school

Anyway, thats all for now folks
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:05 AM   #29
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Wheres your Front end come from looks a good fit! And did it come with the a panels moulded in? It's exactly what I'm after!
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:09 AM   #30
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Its from the arc angels.

it wasn't a great fit tbh, i had to add about 1/2 and inch to the A panel edges where they meet the doors just to get it to line up right. The A panels are added as an option, and done by hand with no mold or jig, it was a risk, but i think its paid off, although allot more work than i expected.

If i were to do it again i think i would fit the A panels, then the front end, then fill the gap and bond them together.
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