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Old 03-06-2019, 01:54 PM   #91
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Another delivery today, New boot lid from Arc Angels, the quality is first class.





And finally, my gauges, I ordered these from speedhut in the USA months ago but I kept changing my mind, with colour and gauge combination. In the end I went for black with a white backlight, I have gone for three gauges to replicate the mini look which will be mounted behind the steering wheel, I have also got a oil pressure / volt meter which are quarter sweep to replicate the smiths gauges and also a AEM wideband gauge, I plan to mount these in my centre console as iam mounting a 7" satnav / media unit in the centre of my dashboard.

I would highly recommend speedhut for any aftermarket gauges, the quality is second to none, the rev counter has built in shift lights which is a nice little feature.

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Old 03-06-2019, 02:12 PM   #92
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Nice gauges... and your carbon is way nicer than mine - look at the state of this:



Carbon weezle better be a damn sight better when they arrive!
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:27 PM   #93
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That boot lid does look good. Which option is that?
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:34 PM   #94
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That boot lid does look good. Which option is that?
Hi,

It's Just the Carbon Fibre Option 1 from Arc Angels.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:34 PM   #95
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Nice gauges... and your carbon is way nicer than mine - look at the state of this:



Carbon weezle better be a damn sight better when they arrive!


I would be sending that back for a refund!


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couldnt be bothered to stretch that far to pull it out.
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Haz obviously don't like custard , my Mrs spits it out to!
I love it
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:36 PM   #96
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Bootlid looks quality, looks like you’ve done a great job with fitting the front end too, they can be a pain in the ass to get right


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Old 03-06-2019, 09:13 PM   #97
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I'll vouch for that, mine fitted where it touched! and it didn't touch anywhere!!!
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #98
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I'll vouch for that, mine fitted where it touched! and it didn't touch anywhere!!!
LOL.

I must admit it not finished yet and looks better on the photo's than what it does in real life. I am going to have to use the hinges to pull the front end down to the body, but i should be able to get it somthing like, I will have a small gap between the A panel and the front end though so a bit of blue sky thinking to make it look right.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:28 AM   #99
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Yeah, i wouldnt be accepting that either.
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Old 13-06-2019, 10:51 AM   #100
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Further small update. I had a go at installing the hinges for my flip front. As others already have done, i used E46 BMW boot hinges. I have a 2 piece front so I am bonding the bonnet to the front end. I used a piece of 18mm Plyboard as a template to get the hinges lined up correctly and make sure the front end will clear the body.



I cut up some box section and welded some captive nuts to the inside. I centered the template and tacked the box section to the inner wings.







I will plate the box section and blend in with the inner wings once I am happy everything works as it should once the front end is fitted.

I am going to make us some stainless plates which will sit under the wings. I will bond these to the wings using epoxy resin and carbon fibre sheet which i have purchased. the carbon fibre sheet looks far to nice for me to start cutting it up. , I plan to weld some studding to the plates which will line up with the hinges. I will be needing 20mm spacers between the hinges and the plates so the front end sits at the correct height, this will be my point of adjustment.

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Old 20-06-2019, 09:20 AM   #101
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Just read the whole thread, great work, looking very good indeed and pretty much all done in a garage at home.
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Old 24-06-2019, 07:51 AM   #102
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Just read the whole thread, great work, looking very good indeed and pretty much all done in a garage at home.
Yeah, all done in my garage. Many thanks for the comments, 95% of my knowledge has been taken from various build threads on this forum, i would still be standing there scratching my head if it wasn't for this place.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #103
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Hey up mate, top build so far! Just bought some bmw e46 boot hinges myself and some gas struts to go with them. However the struts are far too long, just wondering if you have got any yourself and where from as these were brand new for that model but they’ve either sent the wrong ones or pulled the wool over my eyes. Suppose thats what i get from ordering chinese parts ��
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Old 15-07-2019, 09:19 AM   #104
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There are plenty of places on the internet that can supply gas struts made to supplied dimensions, have Google.
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Old 16-07-2019, 06:00 PM   #105
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Spot on. Cheers.
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