Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:00 PM
its coming up quite well.
I will need to pull it all apart again once the lines are done, to polish them up.
cant have anything dirty in there
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:18 PM
I may still pike out and get a mate to paint the outside of mine
i can teach you what i know though.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:57 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:50 PM
and as for paint ive heard in this topic that spay a dust coat first then heavyer/heavyer,
Although just from spraying silvers and a few metallics at work so far it seems the opposite, Who know's i suppose all depends on gun/Spraypainter and paint,
My problem with heavyer coats was it was leaving a dark lines from overlaping, But a quick dust coat from far away with the fan almost full (Controls the Thickness of line yor spraying) And the air pressure quite high also, left a perfect finish, Now just to figure out how to stop crap falling into the 2k while its drying.....
Anyway just my oppinions Never take anything i say as Gospel
Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:17 PM
makes sence to me.
im going to attempt a guard, or bonnet, and see how i go, if im not happy with it, i'll get someone who knows what they are doing to do the whole car.
Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:13 PM
painted the rack, and put it in, with all new bushes, and put the motor back in.
I polished up the lines on the side of the motor, its really starting to come together now.
the turbo will need to be removed, i need to weld a 90 degree bend to the outlet, and polish up the front cover.
02122008165 by Alan Hartcher, on Flickr
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:54 AM
Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:49 PM
Its good, i get bits done, and its motivation to keep going with it.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:33 AM
most of the current work is going on under the dash, on the passenger side.
thats where my gel cell battery is going to sit. so lots of planning and making of mounting brackets.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 08:33 PM
painted the bonnet, and im quite happy with the results.
07122008178 by Alan Hartcher, on Flickr
07122008179 by Alan Hartcher, on Flickr
i also spent some time prepping up the drivers guard, needed a little 'fine trimming'
Got some FG headlight buckets too, so i'll have to mould them together for a smoooooooooooth look
Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:33 PM
Mate I see your got two wheels as well !!! The best of both worlds (stay upright brother)
Car's looking great keep it up ,she,s looking real nice.
Going to give mine a coat of paint over christmass.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:10 PM
too many toys
the bonnet is off my gemini, that scoop is inspired by the A9X torry scoop, but a bit lower profile, hand made out of metal, and grafted to the origional gem bonnet. lots of work.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:40 PM
Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:12 PM
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I got a bunch of pipework too, and some silicone bends.
the intercooler will need to be modded to fit the way i want though.
as you can see, its about as big as its going to get, in the available space.
the core size is 600x300x78mm
I am going to get tight radius 90 degree bends welded onto it, so that they protrude through the holes in the front, and into the bay, the silicone hoses will join onto it there.
i thought long and hard about that one, and i think its the best way to go. it should limit the amount of silicon joins needed, and keep a nice clean look.
i also started on my custom inlet manifold.
15122008184 by Alan Hartcher, on Flickr
there was a casting line along the top of the runners, that i used as my guide to cut it out straight.
i had to do that one by hand, and it sucked
i'll weld on some new runners, and a plenum, and big throttle body.
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