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furryeggs

posted on 10/3/17 at 02:06 PM Reply With Quote
I think once it's finished I will change the wheels, but for now 20 on some 10mm spacers for the front will have to do.
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neilp1

posted on 10/3/17 at 02:35 PM Reply With Quote
Remember it's never finished!!
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furryeggs

posted on 3/4/17 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Bit of an update on the build. now I have 95% of everything I need it's now on the final stages. I reckon I'm about 80% done, but there's a lot of small finishing off jobs to be done some of which will have to wait for the body to be painted, the list is slowly getting smaller though.

I've glassed in the end plates for the boot area from when I cut it down to fit the roll bar. just a little bit of trimming and I can get the cover made up.
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I've also made the bottom of the dash using the wifes loaf tin as a mould, Again just a bit of trimming to fit and flocking.
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The dash tub has been cut to get the dash fitted in place.
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Once done I've removed it and covered it, then refitted the dials and lights. It's a hard dash so 19mm bottom edge and a thin neoprene trim.
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I decided to spend an hour or so getting the wheels and suspension set in roughly the right place. I've had to fit wheel spacers on the front to fill the arches and stop rubbing on the stays and the rears still need to come out about 20mm. But once it's closer to being finished I'll pop it to a mates for laser alignment and corner weights.
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And just as I thought there was no more wiring I went and got this.
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DJT

posted on 4/4/17 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good. And a nice set of gauges.





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furryeggs

posted on 4/4/17 at 03:13 PM Reply With Quote
Bloomin expensive gauges. They're the single most expensive thing I've got on the car. I managed to get my engine, g/box, TB's, diff and wheels for less (just).
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furryeggs

posted on 9/4/17 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
Well I've been on nights this week so there's not been a huge amount done.

I made a tunnel mould from a previous template out of 18mm ply, rounded off the edges to give me an IVA compliant radius. This was wrapped in foil and glassed up using 1 layer of fleece and 2 glass fibre layers.

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This will hopefully give me a 18mm ish overlap along the edge covering panel edges and rivets... If it fits.
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It fits... I've put a quick skim of P38 filler over the glass to smooth of any imperfections. Once sanded It's getting covered to match the dash so I'm not worried about having it perfectly smooth. just need to finish off the hole around the gear nob.
It is a tight fit as intended, as it needs to be removable does it have to be fixed (bolted) or can I panel clip it/Velcro in place
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I've also refitted the exhaust so I can make up a hanger bracket and sort out the lambda cable hole. I'm going to have to cut and re-solder the wiring for this as the plug on the LC2 is massive.
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R1 carbon wrapped can looking good. once finished the rest will be wrapped in exhaust wrap to match downpipes.
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I've made up a link pipe by machining an edge into some stainless tube to fit into the end of the R1 can, lobster backed and TIG welded a bend (no access to a bender)... and fitted a 6 chrome tip, this needs cutting a little to fit properly.
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I have almost 2 hole days this week on the car so I'm hoping to get the wiring under the dash sorted and fixed in place, the tunnel top finished and covered and any additional body trimming finished off. I can then get it off to paint whilst I worry about getting the garage door in.

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furryeggs

posted on 12/4/17 at 07:42 PM Reply With Quote
I decided to spend the day getting the bodywork finished off or as close as I can get. Firstly none of the pieces are square, level, the same width or height so it's mainly been done by eye. There was a bit of measuring to start off with but when you've got 10-20mm difference in measurements it's a little tricky.

The bonnet and nose cone offered up, gaps everywhere, and a lot of fettling required...
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With the bonnet trimmed there is a noticeable gap on both sides, once the catches are fitted these should pull in.
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The passenger side pulls in ok but the drivers side there's still a gap. A little more fettling required.
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A lot better fit now it's trimmed, just waiting for catch's and a little bit more trimming around the filter.
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The last bit of body work is getting the boot sorted, I fished out my cardboard templates from a few months ago and started transferring over to some ply. This is going to be a 2 layer boot lid, one covering the boot box area and roll hoop cut outs, with an edge that the boot lid will seal against. The second layer will neatly cover all the roll cage holes and leave the reses for the boot lid to sit in with 2 locks to secure it.

The boot lid marked up ready for cutting.
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The tether for the fuel cap was drilled an fitted, I drilled the housing bellow the level of where the clamp will hold the pipe in place so there won't be any chance of leaking. This will also let the tether to be internal to the cap.

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furryeggs

posted on 16/4/17 at 01:22 PM Reply With Quote
I've found a few hours to get my boot lid finalised and done, well almost done at least. There will be a little fine tuning once it's back on the car, but for now I need to decide what to cover it in.

1st piece, this will sit on the body tub whilst the roll bar is fitted.
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2nd piece, this covers most of the roll bar cut outs and will be trimmed around the hoop stays. It also forms part of the recess that the boot lid will sit in.
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3rd piece, this covers the remainder of the cut out and will also be trimmed around the stays. Completing the remainder of the boot recess.
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The final piece, the boot lid. trimmed and sanded neatly to finish. Now what to cover it with??? suggestions welcomed
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melly-g

posted on 16/4/17 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
I see you dropped the height of your steering wheel, was that only possible by using the self centering bearing? That tube tiger put in is a pain in the butt! My wheel sits as you say very high on the dash. Is it harder to get in out with the wheel that low?
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furryeggs

posted on 16/4/17 at 04:14 PM Reply With Quote
It's hieght adjustable. My seats are very low, fixed direct to the floor and no padding on them so the Tiger steering wheel position was pretty much in my face. I can raise the hieght to get in and out and then drop it to the driving position (plus its quick release once the IVA's done). It's more central compared to the tiger position as well.
Plus I didn't want all my gauges on the passenger side so I had to get enough room for 52mm gauges, which I couldn't get with the tiger set up.

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melly-g

posted on 16/4/17 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
I forgot about height adjustable columns.
I would like to drop my shell but it would be a lot of work now.

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furryeggs

posted on 6/5/17 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
I've got lots more little bits done over the last week. Mainly bodywork and anything that needs sorting whilst the bodies on...

I decided to make a small patch panel for the dash, I wasn't 100% sure on the bottom radius requirements on that side.
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Mocked up the dash decals and cut them ready for fitting.
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Tunnel top covered and test fitted along with the dash pieces.
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I had to modify my exhaust coupling slightly to clear the front hoop of my cage.
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After a lot of measuring and worrying my front hoop turned up from Tubebender and to my utter surprise fits a treat, I had the bottom legs made slightly long to allow me plenty of adjustment when it comes to fitting. They'll be cut to length once tacked up and in place. Now for measuring up for the top bars and side bars.

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Made the end caps for the boot and covered them ready for fitting. As you can see by the size difference, the tiger boot isn't square, at all.

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I've almost finished the bonnet fitting as well, pins and catches sorted out and the vent moulded. Just the vent hole to cut and bonding it in place.
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The bonnets not a perfect fit, I've managed to keep it square with a 4mm even gap down both edges.
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