Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Tribute Automotive Builds

Tribute Automotive Builds Discuss your Tribute kit build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81  
Old 17th September 2017, 17:21
SwiftyDS SwiftyDS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 79
SwiftyDS is on a distinguished road
Default

I've just started to fit mine - using 24mm black Dzus fasteners as also decided to bolt clam down to start with (may hinge later). I've bonded / glasses a couple of angle brackets to clam so it can bolt to rear support bar from within engine bay so they are hidden.

For the screen itself I drilled a pilot hole first with 2mm drill at low speed (using a dremel) and then drilled it out with 6mm drill again at low speed. Halfway through the holes and touch wood all OK so far !

I've read conflicting views of whether to use sharp or used drill bit. Both bits were relatively new
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 17th September 2017, 19:36
Nostromo Nostromo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 75
Nostromo is on a distinguished road
Default

I wasn't sure what to use to hold it down but they seem like a good idea. I was looking at some phillips headed screws with massive flat heads o get a decent surface area for them to hold on to then gluing a nut underneath for it to screw into.

With regard to the clam, I've also gone for fixed for now and used bonnet pins front and rear then will nut and bolt/quick release the sides where the clam meets the side skirt to hold it all in place.

Thanks for the info on drilling the screen. Yeah, some people have said you'll not crack lexan, just go slow. And others have said about using a really blunt drillbit. I'll give it a go and see what happens.

How have you got on with your doors? I've not attempted straightening them up yet but its on the list.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 17th September 2017, 19:40
molleur molleur is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 521
molleur is on a distinguished road
Default

I use the 60 degree drill bits here:

http://www.eplastics.com/plexiglass_...tic_drill_bits

I'm sure you can source them locally. Works a treat.
Please read the entire advertisement.
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 27th October 2017, 19:49
Nostromo Nostromo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 75
Nostromo is on a distinguished road
Default

Been quite busy with the car just recently and managed at least an hour each day outside having a fettle.

Have done some work on getting everything aligned and closing in the shut lines. It's quite slow work and the driver's side seems to be much better than the passengers but it'll get there. Doors are now in just about the right place and have made up some brackets to go inside to push them out to the right place to meet the side skirts. Have also made up brackets to hold the skirts in place and now started on some more for the front bumper.

I've also sprayed up a couple of bits in the engine bay, hinged the bonnet and strapped it so it doesn't open too far. Pictures of stuff below.

I've gone back to looking into hinging the rear end although it'll be a little less elaborate and a little more wobbly (when open) than Wozzys frame that he's made. The main issue is the crash bar is too deep so you'd need to remove some of the clam to clear it. My plan is to get hold of some thinner box section and make up my own shortened less deep crash bar because I just don't want to cut the clam about. It may work, it may not...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20171006_172008.jpg (86.0 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg 20171018_151010.jpg (81.7 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg 20171018_151223.jpg (84.5 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg 20171027_152958.jpg (86.2 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg 20171027_153022.jpg (88.9 KB, 40 views)

Last edited by Nostromo; 28th October 2017 at 12:41..
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 27th October 2017, 21:41
wozzy wozzy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 53
wozzy is on a distinguished road
Default

Looking good, keep up the good work mate.
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 27th October 2017, 21:54
wozzy wozzy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 53
wozzy is on a distinguished road
Default

How are the top of the doors against the roof?
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 27th October 2017, 23:44
Nostromo Nostromo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 75
Nostromo is on a distinguished road
Default

They're actually pretty good but more through luck than anything else. It's not that easy to explain (I'd take a photo but I'm at work) so at the rear edge of the door, I've managed to trim the door skin so that the top half of the mr2 door is inside the door skin, and the bottom half is outside of it which pushes the bottom of the skin outward and the top of the skin in then I've bent some brackets to space the bottom of the mr2 door out a touch more to meet the side skirt. I hope that the addition of bit of rubber door seal at the top will give it some extra rigidity as it'll push the top of the door out a bit more.

I'll take a photo this weekend.

Last edited by Nostromo; 28th October 2017 at 06:29..
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 28th October 2017, 09:05
SwiftyDS SwiftyDS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 79
SwiftyDS is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks good and great to see you making progress. I’m having to do the same with spacing the bottoms of the door skins out of push them flush. Tops of mine are ok and it helped me with alignment to cut the roof panel off from the rear clam. As for the tops of the doors against the hardtop/ MR2 door jam I know Retro200 used some rubber stops in the top corner here which I was planning to copy.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 28th October 2017, 14:15
wozzy wozzy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 53
wozzy is on a distinguished road
Default

I ended up cutting the tops of the doors off and refitting them get them to sit better.
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 16th November 2017, 20:55
Nostromo Nostromo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 75
Nostromo is on a distinguished road
Default

Have done a lot of work on the door skins to get them to sit better onto the doors. They're finally starting to come good. The rear edge of both doors are impacting upon the clam so will trim them back once the doors are fitted. Overall quite happy with how they're comin along.



Made a new exhaust out of the old one and a new muffler



Fitted (although it needs a bigger exit)


Last edited by Nostromo; 17th November 2017 at 08:13..
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 17th November 2017, 13:36
wozzy wozzy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 53
wozzy is on a distinguished road
Default

Looking good, what's the noise like on the new silencer?
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 17th November 2017, 14:24
Nostromo Nostromo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 75
Nostromo is on a distinguished road
Default

Little bit noisier than standard on tickover but its peppered with air leaks at the moment so could get a tiny bit louder. I've not sealed it up yet. It could be the noisiest thing in the world when I get to drive it but the plan for now is to have two exhausts. One like this (for MOTs and things), then another deleting the cat for when I feel like being obnoxious... which will probably be most of the time.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 19:21.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2014
terms and conditions | privacy policy