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Snap-off

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
Another update!

Hi again,
Pleased with my progress over the last week or so, fitted the bonnet, rear panel, wings and some lights . Bloody nightmare to line it all up.
Also machined up and fitted some indicator extensions and cut some vents into the bonnet (which im pleased with).
Got some carbon sheet coming for rear stone guards and the front cycle wing brackets to do next..



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jabbahutt

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:31 PM Reply With Quote
looking absolutely stunning, wished mine looked that good.

Is your battery tray fitted over your top side panel edges? I'm having real problems getting an equal gap along the bottom of the bonnet compared to the side panels and also the rear edge of the bonnet wants to sit higher than the scuttle.

I'm sure this is all down to the scuttle sitting on the side panel and then the bonnet is sitting on top of that.

Any pointers to getting such a nice tidy result mush appreciated.

Cheers
Nigel






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Pdlewis

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:32 PM Reply With Quote
Looks sweet

What exhaust / cat combination is that?

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PAUL FISHER

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:35 PM Reply With Quote
Looks great,love the vents cut out in the side of the bonnet,might have to steal that idea
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posted on 4/3/08 at 02:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

Is your battery tray fitted over your top side panel edges? I'm having real problems getting an equal gap along the bottom of the bonnet compared to the side panels and also the rear edge of the bonnet wants to sit higher than the scuttle.



Thanks mate,
I made my own battery tray which I had to cut back to let the bonnet sit flush. I has to dremmel/file the underside of the front bonnet to get it to line up at the scuttle end.

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Gergely

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
That exhaust looks great! What end-can is that? How did you have the radius and the bend done if it is a motorcycle unit?

The car looks stunning! Good job! Great and unusual colour scheme, too!

Gergely

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Snap-off

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:40 PM Reply With Quote
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What exhaust / cat combination is that?



MK engineering 4 into 1 with a modified cat that i got from the States (cut the ends off and welded on 2" pipe at an angle)

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Snap-off

posted on 4/3/08 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
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That exhaust looks great! What end-can is that? How did you have the radius and the bend done if it is a motorcycle unit?



Thanks,
Its a R1 carbon can, modified courtesy of Andy W on here.

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jambojeef

posted on 4/3/08 at 05:51 PM Reply With Quote
Could just be a difficult angle but do the rear tyres stick out wider than the arches?

Mine did by about 10mm and I failed come SVA for it - Id even wound a lot of negative camber on at the rear and still wasnt enough!

Geoff






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Snap-off

posted on 4/3/08 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Could just be a difficult angle but do the rear tyres stick out wider than the arches?



It must be the angle, although they are very close to it. I still have the rubber arch trim to fit also to give me a few more mm.

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indykid

posted on 4/3/08 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jabbahutt
I'm having real problems getting an equal gap along the bottom of the bonnet compared to the side panels and also the rear edge of the bonnet wants to sit higher than the scuttle.

Any pointers to getting such a nice tidy result mush appreciated.

Cheers
Nigel


you need to trim the battery tray down either side so it sits between the side panels or you'll always have that gap. you could also cut out the flange on the bonnet but then it looks rough when you take the bonnet off.

i've riveted aluminium angle down the chassis tube at the edges to give somewhere for it to seal onto and screw through

tom





me? ambivalent? well, yes and no

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coozer

posted on 4/3/08 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
Superb looking car looks a great colour combination.

Obviously got mine the wrong way round!!

Steve





1972 V8 Jago

1980 Z750

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Dangle_kt

posted on 4/3/08 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
looking good!
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Andy W

posted on 4/3/08 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
Nice to see a different colour combination, looking good.

Andy

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matt.c

posted on 4/3/08 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
Nice to see you are getting on well. Looks nice too. My build is going backwards!!!

You going to the Diss meet this weekend?






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Snap-off

posted on 4/3/08 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the comments guys. Took a bit of a gamble on the colours but i think they work.


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Nice to see you are getting on well. Looks nice too. My build is going backwards!!!
You going to the Diss meet this weekend?



Sorry, I have to work all weekend. I will try and get to one of the meets as soon as I can.
I know what you mean about it going backwards, I felt like driving mine into the river a few days ago!
Hope it's not too serious.

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posted on 4/3/08 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
thats cool seeing pics of your car keeps me going
cheers for motivation stu

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carpy

posted on 5/3/08 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
Wow that looks amazing. Really good colour combination! If you fancy selling up when it's finished give me a U2U!

I'm in the market for one at the moment & have cash ready...

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