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Old 30-08-2007, 11:07 AM   #16
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extra clearance, so you can lower the car more, especially when using bigger wheels (like the 14"s on the metro setups).
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Old 30-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #17
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I'm planning on going to 15s so for cleanance really.

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Old 31-08-2007, 07:33 AM   #18
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ahh - I see... no need to do it for 13's then?...

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Old 31-08-2007, 07:39 AM   #19
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you dont HAVE to do it for 13s, i've not. but if you want to run it really low, then you'll need to do it. Mine is as low as i can take it now, the arch (of the body) is the limiting factor.

Looking good though Maz! its nice to get an excuse to do all the bits that you wanted to do and never did before. I'm looking forward to seeing the result!
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:46 PM   #20
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Started on the other side tonight but run out of argon mix!! I tried pure argon but the weld came out cr4p, so will leave it now till i get some gas.

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Old 03-09-2007, 12:11 AM   #21
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looking good

another silly question about tubbing....

when tubbin the arches do u do the welding first and then cut out from the outside afterwards??

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Old 13-09-2007, 09:29 PM   #22
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looking good

another silly question about tubbing....

when tubbin the arches do u do the welding first and then cut out from the outside afterwards??
Thats what i've done, whether its right or wrong i have no idea! what i do know is theres a lot of distorsion in the 1/4 panel from the heat, so will have to do a little beating to get it straight.

Been rebuilding the bottom of the driver side door over the last few days. Looking to reskin that and finish off the tubbing on the weekend.

Will post some pics once i've done something worth taking a picture of!

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Old 16-09-2007, 08:57 PM   #23
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Weekend work, although i would have got a lot more done if i was left alone ...

rot on bottom of drivers door removed.



new steel cut to size.



and welded in.



Primed back



primed front



skinned...




Finished off N/S tubbing, cut away the existing arch.



welded 2mm steel section in.



and this is what it looks like...



I found i got a lot of distortion in the 1/4 panel, but hopefully this shouldn't happen on the O/S when i get round to doing it hopefully in the next few days... lesson learnt
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Old 16-09-2007, 09:08 PM   #24
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Got to ask

What was the lesson learnt?

PS Looking good
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Old 16-09-2007, 09:43 PM   #25
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Got to ask

What was the lesson learnt?

PS Looking good
The panel distorted because my tack welds onto the 1/4 were too far apart, I also bought some "cold front" now so will use that too.

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Old 27-09-2007, 04:22 PM   #26
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managed a little more this weekend gone...

Drivers side door skin




Drivers side rear tubbing...





Wheel speed sensor setup for my launch control on the DTA...



Hopefully I'll get some more time this weekend, wife permitting!!

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Old 27-09-2007, 08:30 PM   #27
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Good luck getting the permission - I know only too well thats the hardest part - for some reason they always want a hand with the kids / washing / cooking / cleaning / shopping or something else - what happened to the good old days you see on telly where the men did what the smeg they wanted and women did the stuff that needed doing ?!!?!
Progress is looking good so far though
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Old 21-10-2007, 10:13 PM   #28
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Right then, did some work on the min over the last few week and have just managed to get the pics uploads...

Looking like a beach buggy, the frames is coming out!



Managed to get the mk1 conversion done, just needs proper preping before paint.


Frame is also out!


Beginning of the rear "beam" for the Golf Mk2 disks that are going on. These mounting are made from 3mm steel so bigger than your "Huddersfield" stuff



I've used 1" box for the bulk of it, I can post the actual sizes once I'm done.



Trial fit.


Base is amost done now, just need to weld the mounting brackets on.



Need to make up the radius arms and bracketry next. Will do that when i get back from sunny Torquay!

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Old 11-11-2007, 10:13 PM   #29
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Haven't managed to get much done been putting everything off until the coil overs turn up, then I'll turret the arches and build the radius arms

Took off the nearside outer sill, it didn't look like it needed replacing until I got it off!!! Damn it was rotten at the front where it meets the inner arch once the other side is done too then I'll just pop some fresh ones on.


That's it for now, bit difficult to get time at the moment. Will post some pics once I've done a little more...


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Old 18-12-2007, 08:51 PM   #30
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You got any think done on it since i last spoke to you
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