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Read September 13, 2011, 10:10:31 PM #0
phils99

Phils F430 build diary

Hi all,

I just can't wait to get started on my build, but as I am still waiting for things, I thought I would start my build diary!

Story so far:

I have placed the order for my F430 kit and it's scheduled for delivery around the 22nd Sept, I have ordered the following:
1 x F430 kit, 1 x glass kit, 1 x fake engine and 2 seated kit, 1 x fake calipers/discs kit

I have struck a deal with a guy from Doncaster for a donor car, it's a pug 406 coupe 3.0L V6, the later "d9 210bhp version" 2001 with 88k on the clock and has full leather heater/power seats, cruise, sat nav, premium sound system and all the gizmos!

So now I just need to sell my BMW 330 convertible to help finance the deal, it's on eBay here if you are interested...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130575036998&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Can't wait to get started and share the build with you guys....watch this space...

Phil

« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 07:20:26 PM by phils99 »

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Read September 14, 2011, 07:41:04 AM #1
ferrari360jd

Re: Phils F430 build diary

gud luck with your build phil i have been realy buisy with work but hope to put some photos off my 360 progress on soon
 
Read September 16, 2011, 04:29:20 PM #2
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Let it begin!!

Here are the pics of my donor car, I will need to keep it running for a few weeks whilst I sell my BMW and then get a "runner" so I can get on with the build...

Seems too nice to chop!  Grin

From the front:


From the side:


From the back:


Inside:


Regards
Phil
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 04:40:00 PM by phils99 »

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Read October 23, 2011, 12:24:36 PM #3
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

And so it begins!!!

I pick up my 430 kit on Friday from Extreme and so I have now started the 406 stripdown!

here are some pics....

To remove front bumper, you need to remove these plates from bothe sides..



Removed!!



Now remove these securing bars from both sides, a nut at each end..



Remove these 3 nuts from the front of the car...mine were rusty and very hard to get off!



Bumper off!!



Remove the headlights.....this nut was a pig, again..all rusty..



Bumper, cross bar and headlights all off...



Start on the wings, rmove the mud shields from the inner wings on both sides, this reveals 3 nuts that hold the wings on..



unbolt and remove..very easy!!



..and the other side



Front end stripped!!



Start on the back..remove boot lid



Remove rear inner wing mud guards



Remove rear seats to allow removal of the boot carpeting...



Remove rear lenses..



Rear bumper off!!



Still more to do, this took me 8.5 hours to get to this stage, that was doing things very steadily with no rushing.

More to come when I get a "day 2" !!


I wish I was rich!!
 
Read October 23, 2011, 12:39:59 PM #4
Extreme Sportscars

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Looks like your ready to take out the glass. We get national windscreens to take the windscreen out. Costs £40 which is alot cheaper then buying a new windscreen though they can't garantee it would come out in one piece. They got ours out though without a hitch.


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Read October 27, 2011, 07:52:49 PM #5
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Grabbed another 2 hours the other night, managed the following:

remove the panel next to the accelerator



next, remove the inner sill cover



removed...



I keep the screws with the plastic so I know where they came from



Remove the door seal



Remove the rear panel by removing this screw



another screw is hidden behine this plug



its hard to see, but you need to remove it with the screwdriver at this angle!!



One more small screw holding it on in the sill



loosen the rear quarter window seal (cant remove until window catch is removed...



Rear panel can now be removed, this is what that awkward screw looks like



Remove the rear window catch by unscrewing the 3 screw holding it on, you can then remove the window seal



I removed this part hanging down under the rear bumper on the drivers side - anyone know what it is?



...More next time i get some more garage time!!


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Read October 27, 2011, 09:16:09 PM #6
Extreme Sportscars

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Quote
I removed this part hanging down under the rear bumper on the drivers side - anyone know what it is?


This is the alarm


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Read October 28, 2011, 10:08:19 AM #7
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Ahha!!

Excellent...thx Kevin.....


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Read October 30, 2011, 07:13:32 PM #8
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Today I plan to remove the rear quarter windows, door
cards, door windows and headlining.

Firstly, remove the seat belt securing nut. to do this
just pull off the adjuster handle with a tug....



This reveals the screw that secures the plastic cover



Plastic cover removed, the seat belt can now be
unbolted



Now remove the adjuster slider metal by removing the 2 bolts.



This now reveals the 2 bolts that hold the rear quarter window on...



Remove these using a magnet to catch them, after this, the windows just comes off when the catch is removed



Door cards next..Remove this bolt



Then pull off the door handle surround



Remove this plug....



then remove this bolt...



and this one, then "pop" the door card off, then remove the inner rain shield from the door



You need to remove this bolt to remove the outer door trim, this then reveals a hole so that you can now remove the two glass rear securing bolts, after that remove the two glass front securing bolts from inside the door, you can now remove the glass.



Then remove the passenger handle, coat hooks, interior lights and then the sun visors. A big tip, the two connectors on the left are for the visors, if you unplug these you will then be able to remove the sun visors without cutting the wires like I did :-(



Then remove the headlining....



I also then removed all the wiring and wire securing clips from the A pillars and the roof.

Thought I would just hang the door on like everyone does!! :-)



Thats it for today......


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Read October 30, 2011, 07:44:02 PM #9
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Me picking up my kit from Extreme!!













« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 08:04:07 PM by phils99 »

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Read October 30, 2011, 10:20:10 PM #10
Extreme Sportscars

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Glad to see you've picked up your kit. We're all here for you mate to help you along the way.


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Read October 31, 2011, 09:24:33 AM #11
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

cheers for the support Kevin...I will get up to see you soon!!

You there on weekends?

I went to see Steve at Pontefract last weekend as we were up that way...he has built an Extreme 355 and now does the DNA 430 kits...very interesting guy!!

Got a great garage with all the tools and bits AND an inspection pit!!

Catch you soon

Regards
Phil


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Read October 31, 2011, 10:00:45 AM #12
Extreme Sportscars

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Just give us a ring when you want to come down.


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Read November 02, 2011, 08:01:09 PM #13
phils99

Re: Phils F430 build diary

Day 4...Cutting car...

Turned the accelerator brackets upside down to lower the Accelerator..is this right? I could

only get 1 of the bolts in?



Preparing the inside for when I smash the rear window!





Smashed! glass everywhere!!



All cleaned up....



Marking up the rear quarters for the big cut!!



Marking up the spare wheel well.....



All cut and removed!!



..trimmed off the edges



..and this side



Now I have removed the parcel shelf



Marking the roof 1 inch in all the way round ready to cut



Roof removed....



Marking the C pillars ready to cut...



Outside edge cut...I decided to cut the inside like this, as I couldnt get my grinder in....



I then trimed off the excess part when I had removed the back of the roof



Roof not lowered yet, but I had to try the frame!! this is the new version that bolts to the

rear seatbelt restraints.....



Then I thought I would hang the rear bumper on just for a feel good factor!!



More next time!!




« Last Edit: November 03, 2011, 12:43:18 PM by Drew355 »

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Read November 04, 2011, 05:35:38 PM #14
mag

Re: Phils F430 build diary

hi phil you will have to cut more off your rear wings (old car) to get the new rear quarters to sit down. and the sub frame leg that holds up the rear quarters wont fit in the inner and outer skins.
on this photo the sub frame is in the place where extreme say to put it,
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 05:37:46 PM by mag »

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