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Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds In a Vortex with your Phantom build? Share your build experiences here.

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Old 19th June 2006, 10:42
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Greg, reacros are ok, ive got sportline ones in mine, and you can just get to the adjusters etc.. the only really tricky one to get to is the lumbar pump on the side.
Be weary of the WRX seats, most of them dont tilt forward, IMO you really do need them to if you wish to use the area behind the seats. Its a real pain if they dont tilt.
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Old 25th June 2006, 18:18
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Finally made up some mouldings for the headlights and started modifying them for the bi-xenon projectors from a 2002-2004 BMW M3 plus angel eye sidelight



One with the BMW shroud:


I plan to make up some custom shrouds to accomodate the angel eyes, possibly in carbon fibre...

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Old 2nd July 2006, 18:22
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Tweaked version of phantom's centre console with recessed switch section, I think I will still make some modifications to the rear section instead of just putting a padded top on it:



Light isn't finished, but quick mock-up gives a pretty good idea of the final result:

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Those headlights look great
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Old 9th July 2006, 21:15
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One of my bugbears was the expanse of dash not being broken up, so I fitted a glovebox from a Rover 214:




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Old 31st July 2006, 11:54
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Some more progress this weekend:

The electric assisted corsa column needs the dash reshaping to suit.

So, some polyfiller expanding foam


then fibreglass


finally filled to shape


Then I wanted to have an extra opening cubby hole in the rear section of the centre console. Hinges/clips from the local scrappy and lots of reshaping ended up with this:


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Old 31st July 2006, 20:07
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Thats a nice neat job you've done there on the steering column shroud.

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Old 31st July 2006, 20:48
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As I said on TA, very nice FG work
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Old 25th August 2006, 08:50
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I guess most people didn't know, but I have decided to change my chassis for a straight one rather than repair and make new wishbones myself, just don't have the time! It was the one made after mine with the 'production' geometry but slightly beefier top rail. It uses production front suspension and uprights instead of the current steel uprights with spherical bearings (not ideal for road use and future replacements).
All I need to do is notch the top rail for increased steering lock and modify the steering rack mounts for a sierra rack (which I will convert to quick ratio).



Fun getting it home, it was wider than the trailer!

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Old 25th August 2006, 11:42
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bet you're popular with the missus at the mo
they are suprisingly wide arent they, mine only just fit in the trailer i used to pick it up as well.
when you get the sierra rack dont forget its an LHD one you need, not an RHD.
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Old 27th August 2006, 08:51
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Got a sierra rack from Norman, so I'm assuming it is correct!
To get it on the trailer we had to put a load of planks on one side so it rolled over the mudguards and then back down, then lots of ratchets and a slow drive home..
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More progress, had to do a few mods to the chassis to bring it into line with later ones, also put some extra strengthening in and converted for later sierra quick rack for which I've just ordered a quick ratio kit, welded in new top rear damper mounts for the adjustable dampers that were on the car

body on old chassis out of the way:





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When you look back at what you started with not that long ago you can see that you have made great progress with this rebuild.

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Old 13th September 2006, 09:06
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Cheers for the comment, it's much more satisfying at this stage putting the new/repaired parts together than cleaning fixing older parts!
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you going to put the rad pipes through the top chassis rails now rich?
and reply to my email
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Old 13th September 2006, 18:58
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yup, pipes through the top rail, not much choice in the matter now! That's the reason I had to redo the rad mounts too...
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Body is now off the old chassis

'just' have to transfer the engine etc etc to the new one and then I'll be on the home straight..





Was fun lifting the body up so high to get over the engine!

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Body is now off the old chassis

'just' have to transfer the engine etc etc to the new one and then I'll be on the home straight..





Was fun lifting the body up so high to get over the engine!

Rich
I put a length of 6x4 timber through the door apertures (with blocks so it lifts on the built-in steel cage) and used a couple of strops and an engine crane to lift my bodyshell off the chassis I didn't have four strong bodies handy

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Good thing you used the blocks, Eddy didn't and suffered the consequences!

I just rounded up some neighbours for a 5 minute lift, my engine hoist wouldn't have lifted it high enough to go back over the engine anyway.
I'm making good progress on transferring bits, unfortunately semi reliant on weather for that and the dark evenings don't help now..

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Old 1st October 2006, 21:28
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Out of the old chassis...


...and into the new!


body will be on within a week...
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