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At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by pgarner, 18 February 2009.

  1. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Octy smoke machine
    THIS THREAD IS A CONTINUATION OF THIS THREAD
    http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f8/last-i-have-started-my-car-2454/



    not very much its more a case of stripping out the ashtray and making something the same size, looking at using stretched fleece to make the starting mould, then could use the CSM inside it and tissue on the outside for a smoother finish. a square meter would more than enough.

    not sure what ill need for the parcel shelf, properly 4 meters, not sure if i even want to CF it now as itll stand out and im trying to keep it OEM looking.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 10 March 2009
  2. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Elan & Robin Hood
    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    Watching programmes like Overhaulin', the ICE guys stretch fabric over a frame, soak it in resin then finish with fine body filler, not a strand of FG in sight!

    Have a look at this supplier.

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fibreglass-Supplies-UK

    I get my FG and resin here. Compare the prices with the stuff in the motor factors!
     
  3. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    yeah thats the route i was thinking for the gauges but i dont believe that will give enough strength

    funny you should mention them i just search on ebay for some.
    motor factors are dear for some stuff that ive found in my local hardware shop, know the guy well as well so would rather buy from him but its the same stuff that halfords etc stock. might give the guys on ebay a go see what its like.
     
  4. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    I find the 450g CSM a good compromise between strength and malleability
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    cheers will give it a go
     
  6. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

    Just worked out cost of the major items still to be bought (ECU, wheels, gauges, propshaft, windscreen, intercooler and other alloy bits, roll cage, carbon fibre doors and bonnet, etc etc) and frightened myself!

    However, after a discussion with my wife, we have decided to increase the mortgage so that I can finish the car this year!

    Very large :)
     
  7. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    Ouch
     
  8. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    Yes, but play today, pay tomorrow :)
     
  9. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    Car:
    Opel Corsa B X14XE
    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    mortgage...... the car's worth remember, and you're wife is going to love you more when you're in a hot car.
     
  10. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    She says she only married me for my car, anyway :)
     
  11. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    haha, cool then, that means you'll need to invest more in your car.
     
  12. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    Intercooler core has just arrived from Australia. Next job is to offer it up to car so that the ends can be fabricated and I can then start the process of fitting a quart into a pint pot :).

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 8 March 2009
  13. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    core thats a big one. sorry been a long day and seems funny in my head.:embarrest:

    what size it that ?
     
  14. Massive

    Massive Torque Master

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    From:
    Weir
    Car:
    Clio 172 Cup
    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    wow bet you cant wait to get this beast on the road! cant wait to see it all finished off
     
  15. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    Re: At Last!. I have started on my car ;)

    cool to see a fresh engine getting in the car.
     
  16. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    All the best ones are in your head :)

    580mm x 170mm x 70mm
     
  17. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Yup, built to my specification.
     
  18. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    cool then mate, so how long will we have to wait to see the finished product?
     
  19. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    I am hoping to be out this season, even if that means the last RWYB at Santa Pod in November ;)
     
  20. charger69

    charger69 The Torque Meister

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    cool then mate.
    I'm looking to make some 100-50 euros to get a wrecked car for a project.
    with this economic crisis stuff are becoming more hard and hard to make them true.
     
  21. jonnyb

    jonnyb Tuner

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    Car:
    astra 1.4
    lookns like u have had to do a lot of work and still i bet loads to do to get it to what u want it looks realy good so far so good luck with the rest of it
     
  22. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Yeah, a fair amount still to do. I have taken this week off to sort out air intake tract and filter location. Also hope to fit radiator. New air compressor arrived last week so I have been plumbing that in today.
     
  23. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Air duct now made. Mocked up in car using twin walled plastic card and a hot glue gun, then covered in tape, releasing fluid and fibreglass. I have not wasted any time in producing a perfect finish as it will be covered with heat reflecting material. Inner surface has been smoothed in order to increase air flow and reduce turbulance.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  24. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Very Blue Peter but effective.
     
  25. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Fibreglass ends were positioned in required locations, then plastic strips were attached so as to make best use of the available space. Whole assembly was then removed from car, wrapped in tape, releasing fluid then FG.
     
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