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

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

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Awesome work GOO.
     
  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Sweeeeeeeet.

    What a great day. The 2009 British GP, a new series of Top Gear and an update on this blog... sweet. :D
     
  4. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Wasn't the result I was hoping for, But Seb winning was nice (especially as he is my #2 driver in the work F1 sweepstakes).

    Anyhoo - After watching the GP, I decided to start fitting the bonnets - cutting everything by hand to ensure accuracy sounded such a good idea at the begining - I mean, it's only aluminium - how hard can it be? :)

    Took me all afternoon just to do one side, and I was completely wiped out afterwards. :lol:
     
  5. Gunter

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    Great job man, nice tires.
     
  6. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    I really must stop giving you these sneak peeks. You'll start expecting them. ;)

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  7. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    very nice and impressive

    I haven't followed your project much, but have you decided on a color yet ?
     
  8. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    I had thought black, but I'm now thinking British Racing Green.
     
  9. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    .... But... just like the batmobile, the goomobile needs to be black too!
     
  10. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Either british racing green or black would be nice :thumb: especially if it's metallic :rock:
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Peninsula (Brewster) Green would be pretty neat :)
     
  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I thought you were going for white when I first saw the panels but then I realized thet weren't finished GOO ;) White is the new black for cars this year you know ^^

    This is looking more and more impressive every time you post something new. My hat's off to you for this, it's truly the best car build log I have ever seen, and looks like it is going to be an absolutely stunning machine when it is done (Which doesn't seem that far off from where I'm sitting... what else have you got to do?)

    +rep for a truly epic thread on an awesome car! :thumb:
     
  13. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Thanks. :)

    Lots.

    Other side of the bonnet,
    rear wings,
    front wings,
    All the indicators,
    Headlights,
    Dashboard,
    Finish the wiring loom,
    Interior trim,
    Door cappings,
    Fit Seats,
    etc,
    etc,
    etc,
    ...
    ..
    .


    And that's not an exhaustive list! :lol:
     
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  14. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    You want more bolts? I've got more bolts! :lol:

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    How many of them are there? 39 on each side - so 78 in total... overkill yes, but it looks cool. Just imagine them all polished along with the hinge (as they're all stainless so they'll take a nice shine) against nice dark BRG paint.
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    I just wish Marlin would hurry up and send my bonnet catches - I don't think the masking tape does the car justice. :)
     
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  15. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Needs more supercharger.
     
  16. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Fixed that for you.

    Good work GOO

    john
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Looking good again GOO. It's getting to look like it's ready for the road soon! :D
     
  18. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Thanks guys. I fitted the fuel filler cap over the weekend, so the tank is sealed properly. I'm toying with the idea of fitting the wheels back on, bunging some cusions in the drivers side so I don't slide backwards along the floor and taking a pootle round the block - just to make sure everythings working, of course... :worried: :hehe:
     
  19. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Goo had the day off today. Goo went shopping....

    Ummm. New Rubber! :)

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    I also finished off painting the wingstays, the stay mounting plates, the A pillar mounting plates, the door spacers, some nut plates I made that will be used to mount the rear wings, and the headlight brackets I made earlier in the week.

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    Its going to be a busy weekend! :D
     
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  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Nice. :D

    How much did the rubber set you back? I'm guessing about £60/corner + VAT + fitting? Can't quite tell what wheel size you have though. :p
     

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