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rcs_888

R34 Sports Sedan Build

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So back home for a couple of days and finished off the fiberglassing today so hopefully tomorrow will be able to knock off the spiky bits and start doing some bog and possibly get into the highfill primer stage... woohoooo only taken me a couple of years lol20191114_142513.thumb.jpg.018a41bbea183b810b0a1ddd58e4c7b4.jpg20191114_142521.thumb.jpg.1cc4a94ff4a62d760e93f9f235640178.jpg

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soooo i could be biased but this things F**KING AWESOME its no topstage xtreme gtr but its also built in a verandah..

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And my trusty helper by my side

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Hey is anyone able to move this thread into the motorsport builds? 

Also looking at getting some 160mm round bar at 100mm long and machine that to accept some SKF 30213 bearings, Then will get an 80mm diameter round bar at around 300mm long and machine that to accept the ID of the bearings and hopefully endup with some centre lock hubs for the old girl. Looking to cost around $500 a side for bearings and materials so see how it goes but it should be good and possibly endup a whole lot lighter than the factory setup 

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Sorry mate, didn't realise it was in the wrong section, fixed.

And your helper looks about as helpful as the ones at my place....

Centre lock is a big step, it will definitely restrict your wheel choice (and price) too. Radicals do it by bolting an adapter onto the standard 4 stud ford ka hub that they use, but that doesn't save you weight or get you a better quality wheel bearing.

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hmmm, actually there is some problem moving it, will try and work it out...

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cheers buddy, when i started the build it was meant to be a street car.. oh how that has evolved...

the idea is going to be that i drop the rims on the mill and i machine a taper on the outer edge of the rim opposite the disk face so that you can slide a tapered coller onto the centre lock spindle and pickup the rim and then wind a nut ontop to lock it down so i will effectively butcher the wheels i have now to fin but im okay with that because i like them lol

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he gets plenty of treats and lets me know when im not patting him enough.. i was laying down some glass the other day and mid laying on the resin he walks up and bumps my arm for a pat... awesome timing! 

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So works been hectic latley trying to get a couple of jobs done before xmas but thats all turned to crap unfortunatley so now will be working over xmas. Anyway im thibking ill have a month ish off in january so hopefully som progress then but till then ive been on the hunt for some goodies and hopefully the brake system will get buttoned up, dry sump setup will be complete and the front end done.. YAYYY

Till then i hope everyone have a good xmas. Stay safe and enjoy some time with the family! 

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On 17/11/2019 at 9:07 AM, Duncan said:

hmmm, actually there is some problem moving it, will try and work it out...

Hey mate how did you go trying to move it across?

 

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Soooooo this thing feels like its gonna kill me lol. Got all the layers of glass on and started sanding till i could no longer stand the itch lol.

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Now its in primer and ive been rubbing it back with bog and i reckon im half way through my second 4kg tub of bog but its getting there and im loving it!20200229_130845.thumb.jpg.719639c3b472d05c910ec15bf6c9b8ad.jpg

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Ive also FINALLY finished the wing mount... i reckon its about revision 25 but im actually happy with it. No side to side movement and seems pretty stiff! Simplest ideas are sometimes the best! 

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Next will be the brakes there nearly done im just waiting on some bolts and bits to arrive and then should be able to button them up. 

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On 3/4/2020 at 9:24 PM, rcs_888 said:

Soooooo this thing feels like its gonna kill me lol. Got all the layers of glass on and started sanding till i could no longer stand the itch lol.

Bahahah ! Know what you mean !

Worked in the colour industry for 18 years supplying colour for the polyester resins for both fiberglass and carbon fiber.

Once it gets on your skin it keeps on itching and itching and itching and itching . . . . . . 

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So my neighbour is gonna be around this weekend to help as he is an ex spray painter so should get some decent progress and hopefully that last bits turn up for the brakes and i can button them up sooon.

Anyway once the calipers are mounted i can get onto doing the pedal box. I have all the bits for the pedalbox so hopefully that should be nice and simple... yeah right lol. 

Also while doing the pedals i want to finish up the steering... I currently have an Astra pump thats sitting there ready but im just wanting to steer away from more fluids and recently i have seen more people doing an Electric steering setup using an electric motor thats incorporated into the steering column so provides assist and no fluids needed so im thinking i might go down that path. shouldnt have too many dramas moving on the astra pump.

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Might be something i can grab at a wreckers so will see how i go if i get some spare time to go grab one.

Anyway hope you guys are enjoying it all

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On 04/03/2020 at 9:10 PM, rcs_888 said:

Hey mate how did you go trying to move it across?

 

I sorted it in the end, and this is now in Motorsport Builds. Turns out there is an Motorsport / Builds section and a Builds/ Motorsport link, I was trying to move to the link not the forum. Rookie.

Keep up the crazy work!

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46 minutes ago, Duncan said:

I sorted it in the end, and this is now in Motorsport Builds. Turns out there is an Motorsport / Builds section and a Builds/ Motorsport link, I was trying to move to the link not the forum. Rookie.

Keep up the crazy work!

Ahh your a legend mate! Maybe get some different feedback here 

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So another weekend done and dusted! Got some more high fill primer on and sanded nice and flat

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then went over it with some gold/beige cans that i had... Absolute garbage cans

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Anyway looks the goods in the gold so sanded it once again.. damn this uses alot of sand paper..

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Next update will be the brakes now there nearly all buttoned up.. YEWWWW

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So ive also buttoned up a couple more jobs on the brakes and added just as many a ive realised ive kinda cocked up but anyway will explain that later...

During transport the calipers were damaged and the link tube between the both sides was damaged so needed to make some new ones. This was a fun little job but pretty fiddly but in the end they look awesome.20200316_164610.thumb.jpg.41423b20c2d3eaa91ae840e02bf84fc5.jpg20200316_170836.thumb.jpg.5af0029e73c9b9b7c3278d7e74a53b1b.jpg20200316_170843.thumb.jpg.a5bf1cfb8fa7d1d5443d37f1075da146.jpg20200316_170851.thumb.jpg.f7f47a21fafb41e8b54dc32078025ccd.jpg

Also finally had the helicoils arrive for the caliper bolts. They were abit of a funny size being M12x1.5 pitch and in a small town everything takes a while but we got there in the end. The idea for the helicoil here was that these bolts and threads are in a tension environment and the fact that the caliper has to be removed to remove pads those bolts will be done up and undone relativley frequently and having them go directly into alloy would lead to dramas so step up the thread thats engaging into the alloy and have a steel thread for the caliper bolts to go into and hopefully that will reduce the potential for issues 20200316_171024.thumb.jpg.d375a2646e3832669229d5b5229fd0de.jpg20200316_171040.thumb.jpg.ddbd6fef79bf12c485195427f72e29da.jpg

Anyway shoot me some feedback!! 

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So my next door neighbour is an absolute legend!!

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Painted in Epoxy primer and now leave it for a couple of days to harden up so we can wet sand and polish it up ready for the gelcoat and laying glass for the mould.. wow this is a massive process

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