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

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

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Props from me! A seriously well pulled off effort. And in that garage? I had a nasty time building cars in my 24' x 24' garage. Well met.

    john
     
  2. GreatOldOne

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    Yep. About the same as ocean liner... I think the steering angles are delibertly shallow to avoid fowling the wings and wheels on the chassis. My three point turns will certainly get better with all the practice! ;)

    Mostly me, getting used to where the clutch bite point was, and the fact that I was sat on a cordless drill case that was sliding a little on the cockpit floor.

    I don't think the mic on the camera was coping very well either, with the wind and the camerawoman... :lol:

    Thanks! :thumb:
     
  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Nice work! Cars looking great - can't wait to see the finished paint job. :D

    We'll just keep quiet about the lack of plates / insurance / tax for driving on the road yet! :p
     
  4. GreatOldOne

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    :worried: :)

    TBH, compared to what I see some of the kids go up and down our road in or on, the Sportster is more than road legal.

    Amongst other things, I wasn't doing Warp 3, like most of the locals. And my brakes work, unlike the unfortunate who hit a lampost round the corner not so long ago. :lol:

    Its its one and only run before I take her for her MOT pre IVA - it'll only be on the drive from now on. :thumb:
     
  5. GreatOldOne

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    Nice! You'll soon be finished at this rate! :)
     
  7. GreatOldOne

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    Oooooo...

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    Shiney!

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    Update coming at the weekend! :thumb:
     
  8. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Fuse panel wiring is top notch. The modders will yell "Cable Management" :D Very nice start and the two indicators taped to the dash? is a good down home touch.

    john
     
  9. GreatOldOne

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    Where is the PC and 7" touchscreen going?
     
  11. GreatOldOne

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    :lol:

    Nowhere. The only tech going in the car will probably be an amp for running an ipod off, and a 12v outlet for charging a sat nav.

    Besides, a PC? Moi? Hmmmm ;)
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Good work again GOO. Are you going to be heatshrinking some of the more visible cables?

    Classy idea with the screen demister.
     
  13. GreatOldOne

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    All of the cables will be loom taped together at some point, and those that are currently visble will get hidden under boot lining / carpet etc.
     
  14. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Have you considered a burgundy flock finish for the dash instead of vinyl? I'm just thinking incase of glare...
     
  15. GreatOldOne

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    No, not really... I hadn't really considered it. One of the other builders has a cream vinyl dash, and it doesn't cause him any problems, so I didn't really think a darker colour would be any worse...

    I guess I won't really know until the windscreen is in after the IVA test how much of an issue it may be.
     
  16. Guest-16

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    Fantastic Goo!!

    Most epic build-mod ever!! :rock:
     
  17. Red 5

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    Do you mind saying how much the tail-light trim rings were? I'm curious as to what small custom jobs like that cost.

    By the way, nice work.
     
  18. GreatOldOne

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    Not at all - £15 quid for the two of them, as - ahem - 'one of the lads did it in his lunch break' :)
     
  19. Red 5

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    Hmm, not bad at all. I was fearing something extortionate. Thanks, it's a good reference point.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    You'd be surprised what you can coax folks into if you just ask nicely. :)
     

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