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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2012, 06:18:54 PM »
You're so gunna be hurting when you get your first battle scratch on that, let alone put it into a tyre wall or something.

Go hard or go home.

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #136 on: May 19, 2012, 06:40:03 AM »
You're so gunna be hurting when you get your first battle scratch on that, let alone put it into a tyre wall or something.

Please don't say things like that  :'(

 
Go hard our go home

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #137 on: May 19, 2012, 11:03:00 AM »
Fingers crossed she looks as good dressed up as in the raw!

Usually its the other way around...... oh hang on, are we still talking about cars?

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #138 on: May 19, 2012, 04:55:24 PM »
1000 hours! That deserves a clap! Don't even want to know the charge out rate, you obviously are serious about the machine! Good on you!

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #139 on: May 19, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »
1000 hours, wow. One of my customers owns a classic car restoration shop and I know what they charge by the hour. I sure hope Will isn't charging you the same, although the quality of his work looks like it would be worth it.

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2012, 07:38:03 PM »
Looks brilliant in the pics, can't imagine what it will look like assembled and polished!
Exceptional work there...well done.
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #141 on: May 20, 2012, 05:03:23 PM »
Usually its the other way around...... oh hang on, are we still talking about cars?

Who said what now...  ;)

At 1000 hours there's certainly plenty of love involved. However, I wanted to make a seriously nice, one of a kind, and the level required to do that with so many people building nice cars (just look at this section of the forum!!!) means that when you start from a bad base and you want to compete at the top, this is almost how far you need to go.
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2012, 09:40:39 PM »
It's beautiful to watch Whittie.  Your thread is my first read of the day.
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #143 on: May 27, 2012, 06:33:21 PM »
27 May 2012
Well, as the drilling world works, you never know when youíre going to start or finish until you step on to the chopper. Iíve even heard of people being asked to step OFF the chopper, so maybe not even then. Anyways, I got another couple weeks in town before I have to head off. Youíll know when I make it on to the chopper because Iíll probably have posts for 3-4 days about the incredible sunsets out on the open ocean, followed by how crap it is being stuck on a 100mx100m square floating box jammed in with 120 other unfortunate souls with nothing to do but work 12 hours a day, go to the gym, eat and sleep. It sounds nice, but itís notÖ.

Anyways, back to the car. I went to see Will today because I had a weekend gifted to me so thought to make the most of the chance. Not much of an update really, I just like to take lots of photos :P I hope you like photos too, because here is a bunch now that the car has panels on it and almost looks like a real car again!!!

All painted, notice the Monaco Red tow hook (yup, Ferrari relegated to the tow points). It wasnít even my idea; Will has once again taken the initiative to make sure the car looks tip-top everywhere heís been :)



Front all done in matte black. In my opinion Matte black should only be a highlight, not a main colour and I stand by that:



Underneath the cowl panel:



Will also took the time to install a nice steel rod jacking point to the radiator support. This was heavily bent when I took it to Will thanks to some dummy who worked on it in the past trying to jack the car and instead just bending things. Now, the next dummy that jacks the car from the front at least wonít bend it again!!



Engine bay



Itís the little things











I stumbled across the paint tin so took the lid off. Check out the FX all settled out in the tin!



And the obligatory ďStraightest roof everĒ photo:


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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #144 on: May 27, 2012, 10:07:23 PM »
Looks fantastic man, congratulations.  It will be outstanding!
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #145 on: May 28, 2012, 05:08:48 PM »

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #146 on: May 28, 2012, 06:53:31 PM »
Isn't it!

It was Will's idea, he just did it and told me about it afterwards when he asked me to pay the bill :P

The sill was very badly damaged and frame rails badly bent in the past when lazy mechanics jacked on the sill or rails instead of a proper jack point, so now this shouldn't be an issue any more!
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #147 on: June 10, 2012, 08:23:59 PM »
10 June 2012
Hi Folks,

Well, not really a huge update, but a very significant one and subsequently a LOT of photos. I apologise in advance (no, not really, Iím just being polite) but the car is BACK ON THE GROUND!

The car was first delivered to Will on Saturday 28 May 2011. 12 months and 13 days later, I have the following to show you:



Thatís right folks, itís ALMOST DONE!! You have no idea how good this feels. Actually, Iím sure there are plenty of people who do, but I can guarantee that if you havenít ever rebuilt a car you have never felt this good. Itís simply amazing and Iím buzzing, waiting for next weekend to come so I can bring it home :)

Ok, so, theatrics aside, this is how I found the car when I arrived:



Still, not bad. Will had the cowl panel off waiting on me to deliver the wiper motor and all the wiring and pipe work, but Iím going to do that later after I get it cleaned up and presentable, however, chek out the bonnet locks:



I couldnít help myself and so started snapping away with the car on stands:





Rear tow hook, also in Monaco red:



Unfortunately, weíve had category 2 cyclone winds today here in Perth and the result was the the power blacked out after Iíd only taken 5 pics. Not to be disheartened I asked Will to take the car off the stands so I could take some better pics. I tried to get a little creative using a torch to try and get the sparkle in a photo. I had not seen it before, but in the dark under a spot light the car just looks INCREDIBLE!! I know a lot of these photos have looked good, but WOW. The paint starts to have a bit of a purple tinge and HEAPS of pearl comes through. This was the best I could manage:



The lack of light couldnít hold me back, Hell, thatís why cameras have flash right!? Sit back and enjoy:





The wheels now fit inside the guards:



Compare this to when I first mounted the new rims over a year ago:

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Rear:



I kept going in the dark and the arty me tried to come out, despite being severely hampered by my extraordinarily poor photography skills:







For some reason I just canít get enough of this photo:



And here I was thinking that the suspension was looking in good nick, I swear it did! Will just makes it look bad in comparison!



Looking above the front bumper and under the bonnet at the bonnet hinges that have been shown some love via nickel plating:



And the engine bay ready to take the L28 that Tus and the boys at Osborne Park Service Centre are building for me:



Like I said folks, not a big update (aside from the 17 photos) but a significant one. Will tells me heíll have the car ready for me to put on a truck next weekend so that I can bring it home and get started on the slow process of putting it back together. For now, stay tuned and enjoy.

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #148 on: June 10, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
she looks great man well done  8) i just love it

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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #149 on: June 10, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »
Cheers Pete :)

Unfortunately no PMC engine, but hey, there is always room for improvement right!
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Re: Dadson Racing: 2010 Revival
« Reply #149 on: June 10, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »