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Motors I'm building my own car... UPDATE - Stoneliegh 2013

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 8 Sep 2005.

  1. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Good news then GOO! I'm excited for you! :D
     
  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Picked up my bits this morning.

    Didn't think the rear tub was going to go in at first, but after several false starts and a lot of jiggling, we managed to get it in the Laguna, along with all the other fibreglass bits, exhaust system, windscreen, side panels and other sundry bits and bobs.

    I didn't get my wing stays, as apparently Marlin has redesigned them (they didn't elaborate as to how, but they did mention that they'd thrown all the old ones away), and they'll be sent up later, along with my bumpers.

    I also didn't get the silencers, as it looks as if the exhaust fabricators forgot to deliver them with the pipes - so Marlin is going to get them sent to me direct from the builder.

    No pics of the bits as yet, as it was mid afternoon by the time we arrived back from Devon, and once we'd unloaded I needed to get a hit of F1 as I was suffering from withdrawal sysmptoms - So I sat and watched Jense win his 3rd of the season. ;)

    I'll have to crack on and get her finished now. No excuses! :D
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That race was fun! :thumb:

    Waiting for the piccies now :)
     
  4. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Where are the photos :( lol.

    Cant wait, i really cant, can i come over and have a ride in it?
     
  5. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    I've just started to look through this thread. You are a man of fine taste, your choice of a BMW straight 6 cyl, one of the smoothest engines ever, it should sound amazing in your build.
     
  6. aevitas

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    Just read through all of the pages of this thread.

    Not much I can say, but AMAZING job! I would love to do something like this when I'm older (no phun intended) as I love building stuff in general (I own a Serpent Impulse Pro mode scale nitro car ^^)

    Keep it up, subbed this to not miss anything :rock:
     
  7. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Oh indeed it does!
    See Post #665 of this thread. :thumb:
     
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  8. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  9. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Woohoo!

    Looks like you should be well on your way to finishing soon GOO, i'm damn happy to see this day :D

    It doesn't look as there is that much left to-do, are you excited?
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    You sending the panels out to paint? Because there is going to be alot of sanding before they see paint, as the gelcoat needs evening i bet.
     
  11. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Hahahahahah! Not a lot to do. There's tons to do! :)

    Yep, it needs painting. It will all need rubbing down before then. But that's a way off yet.
     
  12. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    This has really caught my eye. I'm from the Colonies and we have very few early minis - wore them out racing I recon. While using your log as an inspiration I was googleling early minis and actually found a place that offers a whole new complete replacement body. Smacks of cheating to me. Your build has the human hands on touch.

    As an American motorhead since 1965, I approve.

    john
     
  13. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Oh man, I'm glad someone brought this thread to my attention... Possibly the most interesting non PC log thread that I've seen on bit-tech. I can't praise you enough for this GOO, the restoration you did on that Beamer engine alone had me drooling, you're doing one heck of a job with this project and I for one can't wait to see it finished!

    I'm also a motorhead John, my Dad's an ex mechanic and now a MV lecturer at our local college, so I've been servicing cars and tinkering with our own with him since I was bitin' ankles :p Did my first full MOT service on my own (with Dads supervision obviously!) when I was about 13 :thumb:
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    :) Me!
    If I could shout from the rooftops that someone, anyone, was building their own car, I would! :D

    GOO, updates?
     
  15. Unicorn

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    Yep, it was :D I owe ya, have spent most of my morning reading this :p
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    That might be "British Motor Heritage", a company which bought the moulds for making bodyshells for both Minis & MG Midgets/MGBs from the manufacturer when production ceased.
     
  17. GreatOldOne

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    I'll post an update later today - I've been busy at the Stoneliegh kit car show and fitting the exhaust over the last couple of days.
     
  18. GreatOldOne

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    Bah - Haven't had time to take photos today. Sorry - I'll do it tomorrow. Knackered at moment. :)
     
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  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Ooh, nice.

    Why is the bracket for the exhaust in the last pics so far away from the manifold?
     

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