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Old 8th February 2016, 19:52
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yep rust check this out its brill
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should see a big change this week I am off work so full time on the kit took me day and half to fab two new wheel aches now they are dune can move on .
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Old 8th February 2016, 20:01
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At least you wont have to spend hours sanding down. It will all add to the effect
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Old 9th February 2016, 15:22
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Is the colour of the gear knob a clue to the body colour ?
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Old 9th February 2016, 15:27
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Is the colour of the gear knob a clue to the body colour ?
sorry just seen the rust paint post
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Old 9th February 2016, 18:10
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Default running boards made up

been a good day, back fenders both on and both running boards glassed.
The black gel coat from yesterday is still a little tacky think its because I thinned it with to much acetone but its like tar, pos more hardener next time it is cold. I think for the front wheels I am just going cycle guards on the wheel its self so it turns with it.
back fenders are bolted on and I am going to glass them in and blend the gel coats
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could be 1932 with this one
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going to need some more gel coat and a bucket full of filler. starting to think engine mainly changing the gearbox RX8 6 speed me thinks.
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Old 9th February 2016, 20:40
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Nooooo.........full fenders on the front.....! Gotta be done......
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Old 9th February 2016, 21:06
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starting to think engine mainly changing the gearbox RX8 6 speed me thinks.
This chap machines adapter plates to mate any motor you want to a 6 speed Mazda gearbox providing the clutch is less than 320mm dia.
Sorry, I've forgotten his name though have his cellphone number if required.
Email contact is p9cyo@hotmail.co.uk
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Old 9th February 2016, 21:57
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cheers funny enough I saw a link on ebay for this guy thats what got me thinking swap for a 6 speed in the first place around 130quid. I put a Audi tdi engine in my vw splitscreen that cost 350 for the adaptor just to flip the box.
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Old 10th February 2016, 17:57
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Default working in the sun for a change

what a difference 100 hours makes an other 100 may even have a seat in but not rushing, been working in the sunshine today but its still bloody cold taking forever for things to harden.
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Old 11th February 2016, 22:05
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What, did you take a day off from the build?

Looking good! All the best
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Old 11th February 2016, 22:20
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ready for a break, back at work next week need the rest, wife dose not like the rust look so may need to come up with a comprise ,what ever I do it will be rustic not shiny
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Old 11th February 2016, 23:20
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Well then, Zombie Green or Pink! (wink!)

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Old 12th February 2016, 06:46
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zombie green that would be different, I was thinking more chock brown. also thinking of a sign of some sort on the doors old school american barn find type
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Old 13th February 2016, 17:17
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started to build the front up, rad fitted water works just need plumbing in a visit to the scrap yard coming up . The front grill frame just fell nice with the rad up stands I bonded some thick plastic step edging to the back of it so it could be bolted in place.
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The fan is off a vauxhall corsa spare from are build I did a while ago lot better than the dinky ford one that was on originally.
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I pulled the grill back so much noway would the bonnet fit so I split it down the middle to reshape it.
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The seat is VW beetle back fits nice but the base I had to trim down 4 inch planning a wicked recover just way down the to do list. need to build a steel frame to hold an other job for the to do list.
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Old 14th February 2016, 19:42
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I decided not to use the bonnet sides that came with the kit and made my own should look good when they are finished.
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I have used screws that should show through the gel coat as a bump to make it look riveted on, its glassed on from the rear so its not going anywhere.
bonnet was a bit plane so I have cut slots out and made up some fake vents by taking a template off the bonnet sides just need to glass them in.
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Old 21st February 2016, 20:25
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bonnet lovers fitted
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nothing is drying so I have started working on the brakes
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and the dash
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I have sold the gearbox and picked up a RX8 5 speed box just waiting on the adapter plate to arrive, new prop on order so need to spend some time on the sterring
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did you use Dave Mack for the prop ? he made mine for my Alfa engined classic mini in ally.
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Old 21st February 2016, 21:07
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I used Propshaft Technology Limited in Rotherham they are local to me so it makes things easier. I just walked in with both shafts on Thursday ready for Monday.
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Old 22nd February 2016, 07:47
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Andy, can you explain how you did the top bonnet louvres?

Are they stainless and glassed in?
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Old 22nd February 2016, 08:28
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I used Propshaft Technology Limited in Rotherham they are local to me so it makes things easier. I just walked in with both shafts on Thursday ready for Monday.
thats good service ,i like the way the trucks coming along
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