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Going to build a race 1m

Manic172

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Right ... managed to get to my workshop for a couple of hours this evening. So I primered the underside and wheel arches .
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Saves it from going rusty. Still got some welding to do. Plug up some holes where I drilled threw when doing the spot welds.
Then will grind them flat and re-prime over them spots . Then it's down to putting some colour on the thing. Well the underside,wheel arches engine bay and inside is gonna all be one colour. Then the out side is going to be another. But these colours are still stumping me on what to do
 

Manic172

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Right made to my work shop today... done a quick line up and bonded the rear arch to the car
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Then finished sanding the door and gave that a quick coat of high build primer to help fill the pin holes in the fibreglass. I have now ordered some stuff called stopper that will fill the holes in the primer be for I wet sand it be for paint... sill unsure on colour. May just go for a brilliant white then it can be wrapped or stickers to suit
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It's sort of comming together in my head now.
Because this is just a race car I think I might just go white or black for the colour.
Come on give me some suggestions
 
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MATT RILEY

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If you are tracking it best to keep to lighter colours so any damage you may get will show up better. Keep up the good work fella!
 
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mcspook

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You will put vinyls anyway so whatever paint you prefer painting with. Personally I get eyes fatigue when painting with white.
 
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Manic172

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Spent the day grinding and welding. All the areas I drilled off brackets and stuff that isn't needed in some places I drilled threw so tap it flat with hammer and Dolly. Then weld up the holes and grind it flat.
Next up is the reprime the areas and flatten.
Also going to cut back the rear arch lips and then roll them to make sure the tyres can't hit them as I will be running 18 x 9.75 xxr wheels
 

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Sorry for the delay. Right been welding up some holes where I drilled threw when drilling out some spot welds. Bit of just general tidying up in the work shop.
On a parts note lol. The bells for the fro t discs have turned up now waiting for the caliper brackets. Then wack it together for some photos then at that point I can start to design and make the brake ducting and bits from carbon fibre.
 

Manic172

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Evening all. Sorry for the lack of progress but doing 14-16 hours a day 6-7 days a week. It's killing me lol. Any way popped yo the work shop to grab some bits as I am slowly building the brakes at work. And just placed the bonnet vents on the bonnet.. I am not sure if I like them or it's the positioning I not happy with. What's peoples thoughts
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mcspook

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It seems that they are backwards, they need to exhaust the hot air from the engine bay. You are sure it fits the curve of the bonnet? maybe you need to put them at a flat(ish) spot. If you're putting them just for style, no need. Just put a quick release. The vent on the Seat leon 1m Supercopa 's bonnet seems to be for the cabin air intake??..
 

Manic172

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Yeah on the mk1 super copa it's a naka duct. And it's just an air feed for the cabin. I realise they round the wrong way lol I just dropped them on the bonnet and didn't realise I am just so tired at the moment lol been about 4 months of 3-4hours sleep .... And no time to work on the car either ... It's cr4p.... lol
 

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Had an afternoon off of work. So went to the work shop. Gave the wheel arches. Under side and engine bay a good scotchbrite over then sprayed them with 2k paint. To me I know it's just paint but it's a bigish leap forward. Next up is to prepaid the inside and then paint that the same colour. Its RAL7024. Dark graphite. Then the out side is going white. I am going to find out on the ral code what is the most pure white there is. As for today's spray job... 5 out of 10... or even a 3 lol but then it's just a race car and it's the underside too
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Manic172

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Afternoon all. Nice sunny saturday. As it was my boys birthday during the week him being 21 was all good but made me feel old.. very old... I remember being 21. And all you youths can bugger off... you will all be 40 one day lol..
Right on to all thing happy and car orientated lol. I have cut about and made the near side quarter panel trim fit and then on these as they made for the toledo I have to cut them down and shape them .
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So I lined it up and using self tappers I screwed in to position after a few attempts to get it lined up with the door shut and about the same hight to the rear light. I do t have any pics of them new as I cut off so much as they where designed for the s2000 touring car body shape.
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Then cut it so it is to the rough shape I want and remove the unwanted material
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Then using a flap disc on the grinder I removed the gel coat and down to the fibreglass 2 reasons why. 1st is to give it a rough surface to stick to. And 2nd is to lower the hight in effect make a hole so I fill it back up to level with the new fibreglass.

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Then mix up the resin and then paint a covering over the area then place ripped sections of the fibreglass. Then paint resin over the top. Then layer it again . I have done it to its just proud of the original high then I can sand it back
 

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Then let it dry. Hopefully Monday I may get back to the workshop and then remove the arch off the car. Sand all around the panel to help blend it in to the car.
 

Manic172

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Still light out so might as well do some more... after some basic marking out and some squinty eye lining up I have marked out with masking tape and permanent pen where to cut holes for the bonnet vents... wish me luck
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