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#41 Lurch ™

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:11 AM

Those welds are what you get when you get a Toyota enthusiast to do the welding... *sniggers*

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:08 AM

Those welds are what you get when you get a Toyota enthusiast to do the welding... *sniggers*


my exact words to him  ;D



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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:43 PM

If I ever learn to weld I will never ever post a picture of it on this forum haha..

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

mate dont think like that. this forum is about all our experiences in the journey of building a zed

lurch knows my son is a toyota celica boy waiting for him to grow up and get serious about a car and get himself a zed

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:57 AM

Loui,

Today is one month since your last update, think its time you show us how the "Chickens" basting is going in the oven !

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

yeah i know mate been slack

have taken a few pics over the last 2 weeks but have uploading them

this technolgy is doing my head in

recieved my new sill panels and dog legs yesterday , ordered my zg flares , and coilovers from benzed

so things are moving along so she should be ready fro blasting early in the new year

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

hi all i have my pc back so i have a few photos to show you

getting the zed ready for blasting
1.cut out most of the roof rust ready for the carbon fibre roof

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2 new floor panels are installed and welded in

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even the zed is involved in the xmas spirt

thats enough for now it took me 45 min just to do this
ffs

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:39 PM

Aj Kurumba Loui !

Cant believe you didnt brace the internals while doing that to keep it all in square considering the hole in the turret, no rails, no pans etc etc etc while hanging on the rotiesse ........

If she's all still square I take my hat off to you !

Can I make a suggestion though, may sound stupid, but maybe hang position and lock the doors in place before you finish the rails off, its amazing how much movement may occur which will cause you grief later, at least that way you can manipulate the shell before its all butted up to make sure the sill and slam pillar gaps are correct.

Sorry to be a pesamist Bro.......

Cheers

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:50 PM

hey mate
had the shell off the rotissere when i cut out the floor and welded in the panel , did 1 at a time so i didnt affect the flex in the car, i did brace he roof but have taken them out now to install the 120y turret brasces

thanks mate i will be bolting everything back on before i do the rails, then weld in my half cage
scraping of all theunderbody sealer over the next 2 days and then hoping to have it at the blasters by monday with a xmas eve pick (fingers crossed)

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:56 PM

Cool,

Sorry to be a know it all, and I should have known better than to think you wouldnt have thought it thru, apologies Buddy.

When they blasted mine, the garnite took the underbody deadener off very easily, dont think you need worry there seriously.

Even my engine bay which was layed thick with stoneguard just flew off.

Cheers

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:02 PM

john
issues mate its cool i am always happy to hear peoples opinions

the blaster came to my place and rekcons i need to remove it for a better job so i will be  haveing my 1st yr apprentice sitting there with a heat gun and scrapper tomorrow srtripping it while i go and visit cleint, should get a discount on the blasting this way

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:11 PM

No problems,

Thought Id just mention it as it wasnt a problem this end when he hit it and might have saved you some work, but then you aint doing it, so no matter, good that the lacky apprentice gets his hands dirty........LOL

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:58 PM

John - divert your eyes.

I am of the opinion that there is very little, if any, structural integrity in the floor pans and roof skin. I spent a few years crash barrier testing vehicles and unibody shells contain an underlying main structure. Basically flat sheet panels are not stress bearing.

The danger lies in either rust or crash damage having weakened the load bearing components and you are correct to advise on extra bracing as a precaution. I was only prepared to do this to mine once it had been seam welded.

Loui - Just check that your seat front mount will match the centre rib that runs the length of the new floor pan. For some reason on my passenger side OEM the rib stopped short of the mount and I had to modify the mount for the new floor.

Also... damn you... you have done more in four months than I've done in four years! Great work.

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#54 FLEXZED

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:02 PM

ok mate

i will check the seat rail

not yet mate your zed is blasted mine isnt  ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:15 PM

Hey Loui,
            Nice work. Did you keep the wheel well as I am still looking for one for my zed. Cheers.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:00 AM

Brab

In case loui cant help you.

http://cgi.ebay.com....=item439c095c93

Cheers

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:03 PM

brabham

i still have the wheel well  and it is great condition give me a price

just received my coilovers yummmyyyyyyy

and zg flares should be here by friday

Loui

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:56 PM

Hey Loui. Looking like you're really getting somewhere. I'm still chasing parts to build it before I get started. Looks like you're in a race with the rev. haha

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

Awesome stuff good luck with it :).

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:53 PM

Hey Loui. Looking like you're really getting somewhere. I'm still chasing parts to build it before I get started. Looks like you're in a race with the rev. haha


nah mate  rev will leave me at the start line he has done a few more zed then me

Loui




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