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Title: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2014, 02:52:40 PM
Decided it was time for me to build a kit-car or replica
Trawled the internet to find something I liked, and would enjoy building
Found The eXtreme 360 and fell in love with it

And so it began. . . . . . . .

March 23rd 2014

Joined The Extreme Owners Club

March 26th 2014

Travelled up to Peterborough to purchase a W reg V6 D9, with electric everything, cruise control and only 78000 miles on the clock. She flew home. I was impressed with the performance.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/V6-600_zps4000fa5e.jpg~original)

April 5th 2014

I renewed the Cam belt and tensioners.

Fixed the passenger electric seat. Would not move back or forwards, a wire had broken off of one of the micro switches, I just stripped it back and soldered it back on. Bingo  ;D

I removed the exhaust, had to get the reciprocating saw to it as I could not undo all of the nuts. Anyway, I cut the exhaust off, removed the two cat’s that are not monitored, welded in some new stainless pipes and then welded up the exhaust where I had to cut it to remove it.
Went back sweet as and no blows, that was a relief
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/OneCat-600_zps8b04c183.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/NoCat-600_zpsb70e9828.jpg~original)
Spent the next few weeks reading lots of build diaries, looking at the pictures and having many nights dreaming of being in my garage

May 6th 2014

Took a trip to Hull, with the wife, had to make her feel part of it, as she will not see me for months when I get the kit  ;)
Met the eXtreme boys, spent about 5 hours there talking about what plans they had for the future, how my kit will be made, how to do certain aspects of the build.
Very passionate about their work, great couple of blokes
Put down the deposit, yeah the game is on

Bought 19” wheels and tyres, wing badges, bonnet badge, indicator lights, side lights, oh and a nice new key ring  ;D



June 15th 2014

Made a start on the project, front bumper, headlights and both front wings
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture1-600_zps92b25ffe.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture1-600_zps92b25ffe.jpg.html)

Cut and welded up near side sill for the new door to open into, this was measured 5” from the front of the sill and 7.5”
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture2-600_zpsb7fe5cc0.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture2-600_zpsb7fe5cc0.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture3-600_zpsa34838d8.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture3-600_zpsa34838d8.jpg.html)

June 20th 2014

Stripped the back end and marked out the rear wings and spare wheel  well for cutting
Using my trusty Angle Grinder went at it like a man possessed  :P
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture4-600_zps9731ef46.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture4-600_zps9731ef46.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture5-600_zps03767b4a.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture5-600_zps03767b4a.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture6-600_zps52f42921.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/Mickey-London/media/eXtreme%20F360/Picture6-600_zps52f42921.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture7-600_zps393289df.jpg~original)

Removed the bonnet, wiper arms, windscreen rubber and windscreen scuttle panel.
Stripped out the wiper motor ready to mark and cut out the top of the bulk head.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture8-600_zpsfd0e5e93.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture9-600_zpsefda8461.jpg~original)

June 22nd 2014

Removed (smashed) the rear screen, covered the whole inside of the screen with gaffer tape, cut away the screen rubber and the popped it with an automatic centre punch. Then covered the whole of the outside of the screen with gaffer tape, and removed the screen without getting too much glass everywhere. Taped up the remains of the glass that is bonded, just so not to cut my little pinkies  :o
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture10-600_zps94a03651.jpg~original)

June  24th 2014

Removed the parcel shelf, roof skin and C’ Posts.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture11-600_zpsc61dbb50.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture12-600_zps83c19011.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture13-600_zps70315a73.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture16-600_zpsf167e0b3.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture17-600_zpsdd1c06f0.jpg~original)

June 27th 2014

Tool arrived to remove the Windscreen, got all the way round perfect, then about  7” away from the bottom Near Side corner CRACK— bo&^#x.
I didn’t see the two little upstands on the scuttle panel. This kicked up the tool and you now know the rest.
Oh well must crack on ( boom boom ), removed screen,  marked out for the cuts on the A’Posts, the B’Posts and the two brace panels running across the roof.
Checked all of the measurement umpteen times, then made all the cuts.
Once all the cuts were done, I got my ratchet straps and pulled down the B’Post to the correct position. Welded up and did the other side the exact same way.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture18-600_zps00602123.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture19-600_zpsc253813a.jpg~original)


June 29th 2014

Finished of the welding round the two B’Posts, cut the excess off of the brace panels and welded them up as well
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture20-600_zps5e737896.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture21-600_zpsa12eb869.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture22-600_zps54050bca.jpg~original)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 30, 2014, 07:09:30 PM
Hey mickey Great start great job so far  brings back memories lol ,nice to show these as It will give anyone interested an idea of what's to do before fitting the panels ,good welding  keep up the gud work and keep the pics coming cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: phils99 on July 01, 2014, 08:50:57 AM
wow! fantastic progress mate!

Looking very professional and clean on those cuts and welds!

Just need to get that big box section frame in.

Dont know if the Extreme boys showed you or mentioned it, but, when they did my welding for me, they also welded in some brackets at the rear of the box section frame to take a Ferraris exhaust system...not sure if you are going that way...


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 01, 2014, 08:40:15 PM
Cheers guys
Not going to go down the root of a genuine exhaust. Was going to make one up like xpert360's


Back to it..........

July 1st 2014

Started on the sills today, so that my new wheels will fit.
I have got 19” wheels with 225x35 tyres on the fronts and 285x35 on the backs

Cut back from the front of the outer sill around 30mm, then cut the inner sill so that they were roughly level, made up some plates and welded them in. Gave them a lick of primer. Will seam seal all the welds once all the welding is complete
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture23-600_zps210e2058.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture24-600_zps8e893244.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture25-600_zps9ba7b2ca.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture26-600_zps811b5356.jpg~original)

I also started to cut, knock back and weld the seams of the inner wings for more clearance, do I need to go higher than where I am pointing to ?

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture27-600_zpscde86ba5.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture28-600_zps54a1e58c.jpg~original)

And Off Side

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture29-600_zps6bfb9cfc.jpg~original)

Once both sides were completed I then cut out the bulkhead for the wiper motor. Will trim it all to size once I have the brackets

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Picture30-600_zps28c7d8c7.jpg~original)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: DB5F360 on July 05, 2014, 08:13:25 PM
Some good progress being made Mate well done keep the pics coming



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 06, 2014, 09:24:59 AM
Hey Mickey, by the looks of this build so far you will end up with an awesome car ,the standard of welding the fact that you are priming everything great job , as for the wheel arch it will depend on how low you go, on mine I cut it back quite a bit more the best thing to do is wait till you get your suspension on and wheels then check to see how much clearance you hav ,cheers jd  ps, like dan says keep the pics coming


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 06, 2014, 10:28:18 AM
Thanks for the positive comments
As for the inner wheel arch I think I will wait until I get the suspension set up to see how much more needs to be removed.
JD will you be going to Donington for the Kitcar show, if so, will your car be ready  :P
I can't really do much more until I receive the kit, hopefully it will be ready near the end of this month. I will be on annual leave then so should be able to crack on
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 13, 2014, 09:02:48 AM
Hi mickey ,I'm pushing hard to get it ready for donnington show but realy busy at work and I hav 2 weeks holls before then but that's my target, I will be going to the show with or with out the car tho  cheers jd
 Any word on a date for your kit yet .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 13, 2014, 01:31:04 PM
No word on a date for my kit, hopefully soon.
Bought a new clutch kit, so at least I have something to get on with on my next days off.
Not sure if I should leave the driveshafts out after as I will need them extended.
Do extreme extend them while you wait :-)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 17, 2014, 08:10:55 PM
Over the last couple of days, I have managed to get my gearbox out, so I can change the clutch.

3 things to remember :-

1. Dont do this on the hottest days of the year in direct sunlight. I think I have lost half my body weight in perspiration  ::)
2. The subframe is heavier then expected.
3. Always make sure your thumbs are out of the way when removing heavy bits  :'(


Anyway whilst I have the gearbox out I have renewed the oil seals on the diff, the gearbox front oil seal  + clutch bearing guide tube.
And as I have the subframe removed I may as well renew the rubber boots that sit on the top and bottom of the mounting points. That's if they can be bought. A trip to the main dealer I expect.

Oooooh shiney shiney
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Clutch-600_zps36cc1779.jpg~original)

Now all I have to do is put it all back together............. Tomorrow
To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Paul79 on July 17, 2014, 10:05:46 PM
Well it is gonna be over 30 degrees C tomorrow in London Mick, so I hope you've got plenty of towels! LOL

Seriously - great build and good work. Been following it for a while and look forward to your updates.

I've just finished a DNA 430 and look forward to seeing your car one day.

Good luck

Paul


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 18, 2014, 04:43:32 PM
Thanks Paul
Too hot today, will pop out this evening when it's cooled down, even if I just get the box back on and bolted up.
Do you have a build diary, if so send me the link please so I can have a read.
Cheers
Mick
Ps I'm in Kent,  London is my nickname at work, because I was Stationed in London before I transferred to Kent  8)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Paul79 on July 19, 2014, 07:58:01 AM
There you go Mick - enjoy!

http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php/topic,3496.0.html


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 21, 2014, 12:03:43 AM
Hey Mick, great photos and detail. Looking forward to the next update.

Steve


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 31, 2014, 04:32:16 PM
A little update today

Got a little present from the postman today
 (http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/RearLights-600_zps7ca3bef4.jpg~original)

Fingers crossed should get another one from him tomorrow  ;D

Oh... gearbox all back in and all working fine
Great build diary there Paul, read it over 3 days, you have a beaut of a car Matey, nice detailing
Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Paul79 on July 31, 2014, 11:11:48 PM
Cheers Mick. Glad you liked it. I plan to be at the donnington show with it on the Saturday.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 01, 2014, 07:14:03 PM
I am on duty the weekend of the Donington Show, but I am trying to get the time off. Fingers crossed I will

Took a drive down to Bournemouth today and came back with this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Exhaust-600_zps8ec09f61.jpg~original)

I was originally going to make up the exhaust but this made more sense  ;D
Will have to scan the build threads to see how builders have mounted theirs
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Paul79 on August 01, 2014, 07:37:21 PM
Nice. That looks great. Hope you can make Donnington.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 07, 2014, 10:55:20 AM
Nice purchase on the  lights and the exhaust mick will sound great now, at least that will give you something to do while you are waiting for your panels ,you can sit and polish it   :) cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 07, 2014, 11:06:26 AM
Nice one JD. The wife wanted to get involved ;D haha


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 07, 2014, 11:15:20 AM
Hey what a great way for her to start mick lol,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 16, 2014, 12:31:29 PM
Got a nice e.mail from eXtreme last night
Some of my panels pulled from the moulds

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2014-08-15095349-600_zpsf196ed14.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2014-08-15101813-600_zps82ce597e.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2014-08-15095734-600_zpsd95d025a.jpg~original)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2014-08-15095749-600_zps803ccdbc.jpg~original)

And my glass kit

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2014-08-15095710-600_zps8b8a3d4c.jpg~original)

Thanks eXtreme. You're the tops  :)

I feel like a kid, days away from Christmas Day. Is it normal for a grown up not being able to sleep because of excitement haha
Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 16, 2014, 06:42:29 PM
Hey mick not long now mate ,and yes I felt the same way lol ,boys and there toys,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: DB5F360 on August 16, 2014, 08:29:46 PM
Hey Mick
Congrat's Mate not long to wait now before your putting it together. and u have alot of work done so far. a great start.

as u said like xmas mate.  but when ur finished it and driving it around it will be like all your christmas's have come at once.



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 14, 2014, 11:13:04 AM
Hey Mick
Congrat's Mate not long to wait now before your putting it together. and u have alot of work done so far. a great start.

as u said like xmas mate.  but when ur finished it and driving it around it will be like all your christmas's have come at once.


Hey Mick,
Any update on your kit arriving?

Alex


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 14, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
Hi Alex
Hopefully very soon  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 30, 2014, 09:18:55 PM
Hi mickey,

Have you bought the courtesy door lights yet? £10 from china, have a look at jd's latest post, they look great :)

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 30, 2014, 10:36:42 PM
Hi Alex
Yes I have seen the lights, someone else posted these a while back, but can't for the life of me remember who it was. Look good  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 04, 2014, 06:44:25 PM
October 4th 2014

Received an e.mail from eXtreme today, saying from when I can pick my kit up :-) yippeee. Sorry must contain myself
Anyway.......

Had a couple of hours to kill so stripped down my passanger door, measured and cut out the handle
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSDoorHandle_zpsc531df11.jpg)

Then made a start on the rear wheel arches in preparation for my wheels
Will slit, fold and weld the inner arch tomorrow if I get time :-)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSWheelArch_zpsd09a7fd2.png)

To be continued...........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 04, 2014, 08:41:25 PM
October 4th 2014

Received an e.mail from eXtreme today, saying from when I can pick my kit up :-) yippeee. Sorry must contain myself
Anyway.......

Had a couple of hours to kill so stripped down my passanger door, measured and cut out the handle


Then made a start on the rear wheel arches in preparation for my wheels


Will slit, fold and weld the inner arch tomorrow if I get time :-)


To be continued...........


Hi mickey,
If it's in about three weeks you, me and JD can meet up there

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 04, 2014, 08:49:30 PM
If all goes to plan I'll be travelling up on the 19th  ;D
Be good to put a face to a username


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 13, 2014, 02:19:31 PM
6 more sleeps  ;D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 13, 2014, 05:06:10 PM
One more.....if you are an insomniac, and five til Christmas :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 14, 2014, 02:28:30 PM
Tick toc , not long now mickey   ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 14, 2014, 04:13:35 PM
Tick toc , not long now mickey   ;)

Is it not ?
I've not really been counting down the days ( Bullshit alert ! )
Haha  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 21, 2014, 10:24:09 PM
UPDATE

Took the road trip to Hull on Sunday.
Came home with my brand spanking new 360 kit  ;D
Not had much time to be able to do anything, but managed to get the rear frame in all square
Hopefully gonna sort out the Near Side door tomorrow
Will post some photos tomorrow
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 22, 2014, 08:20:24 AM
Hey Mickey thought we mite of had an update before now ,you must of been drooling over them since Sunday lol, great news mate can't wait to see updates and plenty pics ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 22, 2014, 06:49:54 PM
Before I start I have not yet welded in the frames and only screwed the panels on
When I am happy with all the shut lines and fitment I will then weld in the frames and start bonding on what panels need it
The Front Bumper and Wings will be bonded together and will be able to be removed as one panel


21st October 2014

Welded the brackets to both hinges for the bonnet, then I cut off the excess metal.
Also cut and drilled the near side door lock panel for the lock
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NearSideHinge-600_zps941fa8c4.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OffSideHinge-600_zps96d7fc7c.jpg)


22nd October 2014

Spent all day on her today
Fitted the bonnet, made sure it was square to the car by measuring it off of the same places on both sides.
Thought this would help with the fitment of the wings
Had to lay the badge down for cosmetic reasons  ;)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/BonnetWithBadge-600_zpsb8d8875d.jpg)

Made up the Near Side door, I then fitted the inner wing and Near Side wing. I have welded in the wing strap to the front frame and suspension tower.
Next I fitted the rear wing. Not a bad fit but still need to tweak it here and there. It only has one screw at the bottom into the original wing, and two at the top into the roof.
There seems to be a bit of tension, where it touches the leg of the frame that goes in between the original rear wing and boot inner panel. Is this normal?
The frame is into the roof inner skin as low as it can possibly go.
This leg isn’t touching anything on the car. It has a 2mm gap, ready to be welded up.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/SideProfile-600_zps5456f771.jpg)

I then temporary fitted the rear light panel and rear bumper, because I could  ;D
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/RearProfile-600_zps6ef043af.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 23, 2014, 08:53:28 AM
Great start mickey at this pace you will hav it ready for paint for Christmas ,would be great to see yours and Alex's and tekki at some shows next year ,hope your up for some ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 23, 2014, 10:56:52 AM
Hi Mickey,

Is the rear quarter intake clear on the inside against the original rear quarter, sometimes you have to bash (I mean carefully adjust), to allow the quarter to sit properly. Also, I see that you cut out the quarter window, as it fouls on there as well.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 23, 2014, 12:07:06 PM
Hi Guys
Yes the original rear wing has been carefully adjusted ????
It is definitely the smaller leg of the rear frame that is causing the tension.
As I have not yet welded it, I am going to pull it down to see if it is any better.
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 24, 2014, 06:52:04 AM
Ok Mickey,
The small leg, is this the one that goes onto the fixing points where the boot lid used to go?
The framework for the rear of the car, is not always spot on. I had to bend the bottom right bumper mounting plate up, for it to sit straight, so it is possible that the part you mentioned could be out of true.
Also found that I had to move the engine cover mount plates onto other side of box section which negated the need for spacers.
Post a pic as it is a thousand words mate

Cheers ????
Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on October 24, 2014, 09:25:58 AM
Hi Alex, The brackets for the volvo hinges need to be on the back of the box section (side closest to front of car). The volvo hinges need to be modified. In the kit you get 2 bars of steel with a small slot for bolting to the tailgate. The volvo hinge is cut down near the hinge pin and the new bar welded on. This is to eliminate the old problem of the when the tailgate is opened it folds into the roof and takes work to get it so it just misses. Changing the hinge point means when the tailgate opens it moves away from the roof. Hope this is understandable lol. We're out of stock of these but have got some on order of which we will send mick some aswell. We'll have some in for when you pick your suspension kit up. 

Many Thanks

Extreme


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 24, 2014, 09:40:29 AM
Hi Alex
It is the outside leg that is not bolted into the original boot fixings.
I have opened up the gap some more, pulled it down using a ratchet strap and put a couple of tack welds. The rear wing still sits on this leg and fits a lot better now, needs a little more tweaking though before I move onto the next side ;)
Will sort it all out once I get the plates for adapting the Volvo hinges from the eXtreme guys  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 25, 2014, 07:20:40 PM
Spent all day tweaking the rear wing.
Pulling it here, pushing it there. Getting the door shuts right.
Wow what a complete pain in the beeeeeeep  ;)

Any how, it is now where I want it. Yay.... thought I was never gonna get it right haha.
Will hopefully make a start on the Off Side door in a couple of days.
Then I can sort out the Off side rear wing  :(


Also have a question for any 360 builders out there.
Could you please measure the distance from the top rear frame, where the catch will be fitted, down to the boot floor for me.
I have the build DVD, but I have been informed it is mostly for a 430, and the distance it says on the DVD is 440mm.
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 26, 2014, 06:38:16 PM
Not had much time to do anything today.
But managed to bond the Off Side Door Handle on.
Will lay some Fibreglass Matting over the inside tomorrow, to give it more strength.

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OSDoorHandle-600_zpsfe7825ee.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OSDoorHandleInside-600_zps84b64e4d.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 27, 2014, 06:40:09 PM
Managed to weld the door opening panels on the Near Side today
Also welded in the the original door handle and fitted the door end panel with lock

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/DoorClosingPanels-600_zps459701d1.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/WeldedDoorHandle-600_zps28acd546.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/DoorEndPanel-600_zps2b514441.jpg)

Then gave the inside a good clean out  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 27, 2014, 06:43:13 PM
Wow, you cracked on well today, I better get a move on.........

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 27, 2014, 06:50:03 PM
Wow, you cracked on well today, I better get a move on.........

Alex360

Haha.. Time is something I have at the moment :-)
Back to work Saturday though :(
Unless we are still going ahead with our Strike action >:(


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 28, 2014, 06:28:04 PM
Another day welding
Decided to concentrate on the roof and windscreen side panels today
Prepared the metal and clamped in the plate that allows the windscreen to be dropped by 4"
Weldded that up, divided it up and cut some slits in, then hit it like a man posessed with a big hammer so that it touches the lip on the underneath of the new roof panel.
Not as easy as it looks. It takes some hitting  :o
Once that was good to go I then welded up the slits and then ground the welds flush, so that the roof panel sits down correctly

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof1-600_zps1cfc84e6.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof2-600_zps19dfa9df.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof3-600_zps0b62e2b5.jpg)

Once finished I then proceeded to weld in the little plates down the sides of the A' Posts
Again, prepared the metal, clamped in the plates and welded them in.
Then flushed them off with a flap disc in my angle grinder

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Frame1-600_zps31e651d9.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Frame2-600_zpsb76db09a.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof-600_zpsf7ab9e93.jpg)


Thought it best to get all these jobs out of the way before concentrating on the body panels  ;)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 28, 2014, 07:00:10 PM
WOW!!!!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 29, 2014, 10:28:45 PM
Only had time to fit the rear lights into the light panel today
Still, as Tesco would say, every little helps  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSRearLights-600_zps454efac2.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OSRearLights-600_zps427eccf4.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 30, 2014, 05:41:00 PM
Looking gud mickey ,not be long before its panelled and looking like a ferrari  great work jd.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: DB5F360 on October 30, 2014, 06:36:26 PM
Well done on your progress Mick will you fill in the front part below the bonnet when you star the body work or leave as is,
I take it you didn't lose to much skin with all the hammering yet


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 30, 2014, 06:50:34 PM
Cheers Guys  :)
What do you mean by fill in the front part below the bonnet. If you mean the panel between the wings then it is only just laying in there for now. I will fit it correctly when I do the off side wing, as that is also just held on by a couple of straps for now. I will then make it one piece, so it can be removed as a clam, if need be.
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 30, 2014, 07:30:19 PM
Fitted my OEM exhaust today.
Originally was going to use some MG Midget Gearbox mounts, but damaged one, what a clumsy clot  >:(

So popped to Halfords and bought 3 Exhaust bobbins, wanted four but out of stock. These are used to mount the exhaust on a Classic Mini.
Will pick up the fourth one sometime tomorrow

First off, I put a couple of racthet straps around the frame and exhaust, jacked it up into position, held it in position with the straps then set about making some brackets out of 3mm steel flat bar, drilled a hole in each one and then bent them into shape to fit the frame.
Then I bolted the bobbin into the bottom hole of the exhaust mount, bolted the newly made brackets onto the other end of the bobbins and welded the bracket to the frame,

This is not sufficient to hold the exhaust up so I removed the exhaust valve thingys, by unbolting the 3 nuts and prising the ball and socket joints. Then fitted the 3rd exhaust bobbin to the top of the bracket that held the Valve.
I then made up another bracket out of 3mm flat bar, just a basic L shape with a hole drilled in it for the other end of the bobbin, attached it and then welded the other end to the inside of the rear wing.
Will do the other side tomorrow when I get the other Exhaust Bobbin

Here is a pic, because we all like pics, but I will take some more tomorrow of how it all fits, just in case my explanation is hard to follow

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Exhaust-600_zps484e0455.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 31, 2014, 06:37:47 PM
Here are some more pics of how I have fitted the exhaust silencer

The first picture is of the off side rear bracket bracket
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OSRear-600_zps1b23ea56.jpg)

The second is of the near side rear bracket
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSRear-600_zpsc570a3a2.jpg)

The third is of one of the front brackets I made
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/FrontBracket-600_zps77828b04.jpg)

And lastly how it looks in relation to the rear bumper
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/FittedExhaust-600_zpsdfd44167.jpg)

Hope this helps any future builders  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Paul79 on November 01, 2014, 09:06:28 AM
Looks good Mick. Those tailpipes are sitting just lovely in the bumper cut out holes.  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 01, 2014, 04:06:53 PM
Thanks Paul  :)

Sorted out the clocks today
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Dash1-600_zps1b3c8b90.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Dash2-600_zps6ce97f29.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Dash3-600_zps2f7a3bb1.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Dash4-600_zps88b2a8f4.jpg)

And finally fitted back in the car

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Dash6-600_zps2b1b6e3a.jpg)

Took about 45 mins from start to finish, and I think it looks great  8)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 14, 2014, 06:50:31 PM
A little update

Fitted my Near Side Door Lock barrel today
Are these fitted just for looks or do most of you hook them up to work with your key

Here is the inside
Just bonded a couple of 6mm bolts into the back of the panel, use a nut underneath to get the fit in the hole and then lock it off with the top nut
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSDoorLockInside-600_zpsb9015191.jpg)

And this is how it looks in the door
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSDoorLockOutside-600_zps1da49422.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 20, 2014, 02:14:52 PM
Bonded the Near Side door skin on today
Prepared the edge of the door and the skin by cleaning all the paint off, and then put some grooves in to give it something to bite to.
Before I bonded them together I painted around the original door handle to try to hold back the dreaded tin worm

Door prepared
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSReadyforskin-600_zps410d10be.jpg)

Door bonded
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NSBondedanddrying-600_zps2f02bcb2.jpg)

I mixed up some paste, spread it all round the inside lip of the door skin and then clamped together
Once it was all put together, and clamped up, I then went round the edge and back filled with the bonding paste
Will leave this now to go off, probably until tomorrow
Give me time to get the stuff off of my fingers, note to self --- put some bloody gloves on

I now have a working door that I can lock and unlock by the key  ;)
To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 20, 2014, 07:17:18 PM
Looking gud mick ,it's so important  to grind them up and grinds some groves into the doors to ensure good adhesion for the paste great job as always,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 22, 2014, 06:27:59 PM
Cheers Jd  :)

Spent some more time on my Near Side door today
Filled all around where the new skin meets the old and rubbed it all down
Also filled in where the new end panel meets the new door skin, I had a good fit here, only about 1/4" gap all the way down

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/EndPanel-600_zpse634b020.jpg)

I do have another question though
In the picture below, do I extend the edge arrowed in Red to meet the edge arrowed in Yellow.
This will still leave the slot for the door rubber, but at the moment the rubber sits below the new skin

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/edge-600_zps65c8ed71.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 23, 2014, 09:10:05 PM
Hi everyone
I have looked through the build diaries and can't find the answer to this question
What I would like to know is what have you done to finish off this area within the yellow box

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_1533-600_zps3490d5b7.jpg)

I was going to give it a layer of fibre glass and a skim of filler, but what have you done to finish off the top of the hockey stick. I take it that I will need to weld
in a piece from hockey stick to the original door, as at the moment, it can be squeezed in here
If you have any photos of what you have done here I would appreciate it
Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 24, 2014, 08:27:46 AM
Hi Mickey you need to fit the door seal back on and see how much clearance you have when the door is closed  if it's a big gap fibre glass it up then fill till its a snug fit against the seal ,you don't want any wind noise through it ,it's one of the jobs to do once you hav the quarter bonded on and the door lined up ,hope this helps cheers jd. Ps I think there's a pick of my door on my build thread


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 24, 2014, 01:53:19 PM
Thanks for the reply JD
It is more what to do with the top of that part
At the moment I have tacked a bolt it to keep the gap the same all along the window slot
If I remove the bolt I can easily squeeze the two parts together and close this gap
What have you done to prevent this
Much appreciated
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 24, 2014, 02:12:20 PM
Hi mick once I new where it needed to be I welded a piece on the side at 90 degrees and pop rivited though the fibre glass end panel into it hope  that makes sence lol  jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 24, 2014, 04:24:32 PM
Thanks Matey
That makes perfect sense  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 01, 2014, 01:55:46 PM
Hi Guys
Sorted out modifying the engine cover hinges

First off I cut through here
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge1-600_zpsf5d35c28.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge2-600_zps1486ea83.jpg)

Then aligned up the new plate and welded it on
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge3-600_zps5f5d3910.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge4-600_zps11c14086.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge5-600_zps2415ae58.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge6-600_zpsee52d38c.jpg)

Then did exactly the same to the other one
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hinge7-600_zps296999d1.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 03, 2015, 08:07:47 PM
Hi everyone
I have looked through the build diaries and can't find the answer to this question
What I would like to know is what have you done to finish off this area within the yellow box

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_1533-600_zps3490d5b7.jpg)

I was going to give it a layer of fibre glass and a skim of filler, but what have you done to finish off the top of the hockey stick. I take it that I will need to weld
in a piece from hockey stick to the original door, as at the moment, it can be squeezed in here
If you have any photos of what you have done here I would appreciate it

Hi mick,

I finally got the 360 only dvd, and they did it exactly as per your picture mate ????

Alex360
Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 03, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
Thanks Alex
Hopefully will get a few dry days to get cracking on it  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: DB5F360 on January 07, 2015, 09:10:54 PM
well done Mick really making great progress and its really starting to take shape for you mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 14, 2015, 06:23:13 PM
Hey Mick,

Any pics of your door skins and rear quarter panels coming?
Interested to see how "out", they were, and how you have got on with them

My driver side door was 10mm lower than my rear qtr panel, but the lines and the bottom lined up perfectly, go figure!!!

Cheers

Alex


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 14, 2015, 07:06:16 PM
No not yet
Back at work at the moment and not had the weather :(
As soon as it dries up I'll be back on it like a man possessed though
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 15, 2015, 08:31:51 AM
Looking forward to some updates mickey, hopefully we will hav a mild and quick winter and a red hot Summer  fingers crossed ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 17, 2015, 08:04:43 PM
Just a little update
I spent half hour in my garage tonight and cut the holes out for my headlight

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OSHeadlight-600_zpsd2034e59.jpg)

As usual I have a couple of questions
The little raised bump above the side light prevent my lens from sitting properly, what have you done to rectify this.
Have you rubbed it down and used a different light then what eXtreme recommend

Also, if you do use the same lights recommended by eXtreme do you remove the metal collar from the light

I was recommended these
http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/6408-side-repeater-amber/ (http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/6408-side-repeater-amber/)

Thanks for any replies
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 18, 2015, 10:57:53 AM
Hi mickey ,as regards the light shel yes I had to rub down the little hump to get the lense to fit,then I had to file the hole for the indicator and fill it to make it fit however those indicators you show are not the same as the ones I got ,mine were longer and did not hav the metal ring on them( supplied by first extreme guys ) they do look the same pattern on the lense tho so I would use them without the metal ring ,hope this helps cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 18, 2015, 11:42:19 AM
Cheers JD  :)
I'll see what I can do with a dremel a flap disk and filler
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 19, 2015, 02:23:46 PM
Ok an update on my side light problem
I decided to remove the bulge in the headlight panel, fit my side light and make the panel fit the lights I have.

What I did was firstly removed the bulge, cover my side light with masking tape and the taped it in position.
I then covered it with UPol to get the right shape
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight-600_zpse25e1c12.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight1-600_zps15690d31.jpg)

Once that went off I removed the light, rubbed it down and then finished off the hole with a socket covered in masking tape.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight5-600_zpsbf8ac045.jpg)

I then let that go off and removed the socket ( the socket had a diameter of approximately 26mm )

Then rubbed it down and used some filler to give it a better finish
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight6-600_zpsc523db36.jpg)

Now I can use my light with the metal ring on it, and it fits nicely inside the newly made hole
Also, the headlight lense fits nicely on top, without touching the new sidelight bulge ( no sniggering at the word bulge please, we are all grown ups here )  ;D
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight8-600_zps4e39d819.jpg)

A little tidy up, some primer and a side profile of the bulge
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlight9-600_zps7ade5fbb.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 24, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
Had the rest of my headlights delivered yesterday, thanks eXtreme  ;D
So today made a start at building them up
I used a Dremel with a cone shaped stone to do all the cuts, I find I have good hand control using this, plus I don't have anything else suitable haha

First off I cut the holes out for the back box for the Off Side Light
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up-600_zpsvl9sbkta.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%201-600_zpsdi69ff4x.jpg)

Once happy with that I then marked up, as per DVD, and cut the holes out for the lights, spray painted it matt black and then prepared it for bonding in the original Peugeot Lamp
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%202-600_zpscwqjablg.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%203-600_zpswgnxfo0d.jpg)

Don't want this to fall out so used probably more then needed, but better safe then sorry
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%204-600_zpsqdy3ckm1.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%205-600_zpszdszqsou.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%206-600_zpsqtshqehu.jpg)

And a picture of the Halfords Driving lamp ready to be bonded in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%207-600_zpsuzt7xkjo.jpg)

And now bonded in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%208-600_zps9vdimfyc.jpg)

To be continued..........
 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 25, 2015, 08:21:55 AM
Very nice mate.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 25, 2015, 10:41:22 AM
Looking gud mick, not long before you will hav a pair of complete headlights to look at ,hope then the weather has got better so you can crack on with the car ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 26, 2015, 06:22:49 PM
Thanks Guys, means alot and drives you on  ;)
Anyway, bonded in the adjusters today. Isn't it messy this bonding lark !!!!

Pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%209-600_zpse2xlwo6f.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%2010-600_zpskgv0ixto.jpg)

And this is how it looks held in the light panel
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Build%20Up%2011-600_zpsti10sux2.jpg)

Will make a start on the Near Side light tomorrow
To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 07, 2015, 03:11:06 PM
Managed to spend a couple of hours on her today.
Thought I would tweak the door, front wing, rear wing and dry fit the sill
This is how it looks now

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Sill-600_zps8bncx9sh.jpg)

But can not get this gap to close up any better
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Sill%202-600_zpsz0g8ofbg.jpg)

So I took it back off and put a straight edge along the rear wing, where it meets the sill, and it touches both ends, but there is a gap of about 10mm in the middle
I did the same to the sill, again it touches the ends but there is a gap in the middle

So what I will do is follow the line of the door with tape across the rear wing, and build the edge up, trial fit the sill, and if no good, start building up the edge of the sill to fit
I know what I mean, just can't explain very well  :o

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 08, 2015, 05:42:42 PM
Looking gud mickey, lines and gaps all look good enough for body working ,as for the side skirt I think they all need a little tweak ,mine wasn't so bad but I still had to put some fibre glass in it and cut the line back in ,cheers jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 08, 2015, 07:24:59 PM
Thanks for the reply JD
Nice to know it isn't me making the problem, if you know what I mean.

I think it may be the angle the two have to fit together.
I have offered up the Off Side panels together and they fit perfect, but I suspect when I offer them up on the car I wont be able to get the correct angle.
It's as if the Ferrari sill needs trimming right along the bottom edge so that the bottom goes in further up against the Peugeot sill
Again I find it hard to explain  :o

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 08, 2015, 08:16:00 PM
This is how the Off Side fits together perfectly
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Wing-600_zpsvjbffujx.jpg)

And this is the angle I'm talking about
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Angle-600_zpsmbd7fgbf.jpg)

Any thoughts  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 11, 2015, 04:13:40 PM
Managed to play with the sill to rear wing problem today.
I trimmed about 10mm off the lip along the sill, the fits up under the door and fixes to the original sill, I also removed the screws that fix at the bottom of the rear wing into the original rear wing. Where you have to hit the rear wing with a hammer to push it in further. I must of hit it too hard and pushed it back too far.
This gave me movement on the Ferrari Sill up and down and on the Ferrari rear wing in and out.
I could then get the gap better on the sill the rear wing
I don't see it getting it better than this, but with a bit of filler  ;)
In fact the photo makes it look worse then it really is

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Sill%205-600_zpsl78tk9sh.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 11, 2015, 06:20:42 PM
I had to cut the fibreglass bracket down between the rear quarter and the Peugeot body, to allow my quarter to sit properly, maybe that could be part of your problem?

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 11, 2015, 07:20:34 PM
Hi Alex
Thanks for the reply
Is there any chance you could take a photo to show me exactly what you mean
Thanks Matey
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 12, 2015, 05:50:01 PM
Will do matey. Probably tomorrow

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 12, 2015, 06:00:33 PM
Thanks Matey Mate  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 15, 2015, 03:29:02 PM
 Hello matey, when I looked at my near side rear quarter, it was not sitting right, I found that the fibreglass mount bracket was too long, so cut a line down it and it dropped into place nicely, so will just fibrefill/bond it back in new position.
Just in case this applies to your build......


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 15, 2015, 06:08:05 PM
Ah yes I see what you mean. When I'm off duty I will get out and have a look at mine again.
Thanks for the reply Matey
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 17, 2015, 04:13:36 PM
The weather has been great here in the South East
So I managed a few hours on her today....... and the car boom boom

Stripped down the Off Side door and dry fitted the new door skin. Looks good and lines up great
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Fitment-600_zpsixash6bm.jpg)

There is a bigger gap, then what I had on the other side, between the original skin and the new one. But I'm sure this isn't going to cause any problems.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%20Gap%202-600_zpsakdfprye.jpg)

And
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%20Gap%201-600_zpsvdficj9v.jpg)

Then cut out the holes for the headlights, whilst the neighbours cat kept me company  :)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Lights-600_zpsqd4dogte.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 18, 2015, 08:30:43 AM
Hey mickey great to see you hav gud weather and you are making progress, it's coming together nicely.jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 19, 2015, 03:16:54 PM
Hello Mickey,

Cracking on well.
Have you checked offside quarter panel lines up with the door, before you bond the door on?
Just that i fitted all my front, then doors, then rear quarters, and found that i had to start again, fitting rear quarters first, as the front was slightly out.
Just something to bear in mind before you bond mate.

Cheers

AL360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 19, 2015, 04:25:25 PM
Hi Alex
Going to dry fit all the Off Side panels before I bond the door skin on.
Looked at my Near side rear wing to sill and can't get it any better so will use a little filler.
It looks worse in the photo
No one will ever know once it is done :-)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 24, 2015, 04:40:46 PM
Managed a few more hours on the car today
Got the Off Side door cut down to size and cut out the door lock
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door-600_zpsfy4a8vyj.jpg)

I then fitted the lock to the end panel, welded on the hockey stick and then fitted the end panel to the door
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%201-600_zpsshuelrcm.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%202-600_zpsjdw6jxfr.jpg)

Once that was done I set about sorting the door handle, I fitted the little metal plate to the end of the handle.
I drilled the holes and used bolts with Nyloc nuts, and also put a splodge of silicon on them to make sure they wont come undone.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%203-600_zpscrh8bzqf.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%204-600_zpsrujkqhnz.jpg)

Once that was done I made a start on the new door slam panel and catch
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%205-600_zps4cdgm3b3.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%206-600_zps2kfsahyw.jpg)

I was running out of gas for my welder so only put a few welds on. Will get another bottle tomorrow and finish of the slam panel, weather permitting  ;)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 24, 2015, 06:04:11 PM
Looking great Mickey, keep up the good work, reckon we will finish about the same time buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 25, 2015, 07:15:08 PM
Cheers Alex
Had another nice day today
Got the door slam panel welded in and then took my time and lined up both wings, bonnet and the panel in front of the bonnet.
Bonnet now shuts down properly without having to remove the Cam Belt Cover
All the shut lines look about the same size and the front end is where it needs to be. All ready for bonding

Some pics

Slam panel fitted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Slam%20Panel-600_zpss6eodd0r.jpg)

Door Shut line
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Shuts-600_zpsougjbhus.jpg)

Some of the bonnet lines
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bonnet%20Shuts%20Top-600_zps5jdghcgq.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bonnet%20Shuts-600_zpshuscafx5.jpg)

To be continued..........

PS What happened to the site, had to go nearly 24 hours without getting my forum fix  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 25, 2015, 09:46:30 PM
Great job mickey lines and gaps look fab,it's fairly taking shape now, not long before your bonding it all together.

Ps I missed my fix to  lol ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 04, 2015, 08:33:23 PM
Thanks JD
Managed to get the Off Side rear wing and sill fitted yesterday
Was a lot better fit then the near side, so will have another look at that side before I start stripping and bonding
Now all I have to do is mark all the panels up for refitting, weld in the rear frame and then refit and bond the panels.
Will sort out the original wheel arches before bonding on the rear wings

Anyway here are the pics  :)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Rear-600_zps5cqvi441.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20End%201-600_zpsxfebsual.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20End-600_zpskdqrlilu.jpg)

Now she is looking more like a car again  ;D

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 05, 2015, 09:01:59 PM
Another nice day today  8)

I removed the bars on the rear frame, that prevent the inner rear lights to be fitted, and re-welded them to the rear inner wing for strength.
The guys from eXtreme say that this is what you are meant to do  ;)
The frame is now solid as a rock
I then fiddled about with the engine cover to get a better fit down both wings

Here is a picture
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Lights-600_zpsjrscmsci.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 05, 2015, 11:06:25 PM
Great work mickey another step closer.jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 06, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
Thanks JD
Just a little update today

Decided to weld in the boot floor, mainly to stop my 2 cats from getting in there and taking shelter. Bloody cats  >:(
Anyway I cleaned up where the panel was going to be placed, then cut slits in the little raised parts and hammered them flat
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Boot%20Floor-600_zpstc7vaejw.jpg)

I then welded up the slits
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Boot%20Floor%202-600_zps6fhegyjv.jpg)

Then placed the panel and welded that in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Boot%20Floor%203-600_zpswpm9q2oo.jpg)

I have another piece to make a bulkhead and will do that another day.

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 06, 2015, 06:28:09 PM
Nice job mickey ,don't forget to prime it lol, jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 06, 2015, 07:53:08 PM
Haha  ;D
Will weld in the bulkhead next week, as I'm back to work tomorrow.
Once that is in I will use seam sealer, to seal the welds, and then prime it all up.

I have a question for all builders
What have you done to strengthen up the bottom of the rear bumper. The bit you can see in the first two pics above. It is quite flexible.

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 10, 2015, 04:31:12 PM
Got the rest of the bulkhead in today
Firstly I made up a cardboard template and then transfered it to the 3mm plate I had, didnt have enough to do it in one piece so had to do it in 3 pieces

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead%201-600_zpsw3fflf5r.jpg)

Once that was a good fit I then made another one up for the other side. Then cut a piece for the middle and welded it all in.
Not good for the back though, I can hardly stand up straight now :(

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead%202-600_zpsxjlri6ko.jpg)

Then I welded in a nice piece of box section to strengthen it all up nicely

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead%203-600_zpspfm8a1d4.jpg)

Was going to seal and paint it but have got no brushes, so thats a job for tomorrow

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 12, 2015, 05:17:01 PM
Another nice day on the car
Sorted out the original wheel arch, cut it out folded the inner arch over and then welded it all up.
Then got the OS Rear wing all bonded on.

Couldn't resist  ;D
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Misc-600_zpswvp0apd0.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 12, 2015, 09:30:20 PM
Looking good buddy  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 13, 2015, 10:42:31 AM
I no I'm on holls but couldn't resist lol, great job mickey it's an awesome feeling once you start to bond the panels on ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 14, 2015, 05:32:53 PM
Thanks Guys  :)

Decided to relocate the battery to the back today.

I modified the battery tray you get in the kit. All I did was to weld a lug on each end of the battery tray to be able to bolt the tray into the back.
Then positioned the battery in the middle.
I will make up a box to fit the full width of the boot, partition it into 3, so as to have some storage space either side of the battery, and then fit a hinged lid.
I will then cover it with a carpet of some sort  ;)

This is how it looks now.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Battery%20Re-Location-600_zpskibg2a2z.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 28, 2015, 03:21:23 PM
Looking good buddy, what have you been doing on her lately?

Cheers
Al360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 28, 2015, 03:58:19 PM
Hi Alex
I'm off duty tomorrow and Monday so hopefully get the exhaust sorted. Got all the bits to do it, just need a nice dry day. Will post as soon as I've done it. Fingers crossed I will get the sound I'm after
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 30, 2015, 04:09:16 PM
Managed to make up the link pipe for the exhaust today
Got it all fitting nicely

This is what it sounds like ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGl0275-X0&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGl0275-X0&feature=youtu.be)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 01, 2015, 08:48:41 PM
Sounds sweet mate, did you put anything in line with it, or just straight to the Ferrari back box?

Cheers
Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 02, 2015, 05:27:48 PM
Hi Alex, thanks for the comment
If you look on page one of this build thread you will see that I removed two of the four cats.
The exhaust then goes from two pipes into one, it then has a small silencer and then straight into the Ferrari back box
The complete original exhaust was made from stainless steel, front to back, from a company in Glasgow somewhere. I forget the name but have a receipt
It actually sounds better in the flesh, a lot more raspy  :P
I made the link pipe from Stainless Steel tubing, bends and a 'Y' piece. I will take a pic when I'm not at work
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 09, 2015, 08:08:10 PM
 :o I'm sure there were more posts than this
Haha


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 13, 2015, 08:56:54 PM
Popped up to see Alex360 yesterday.
Gave me an inspirational push to sort out my engine cover, to look more like the Challenge Stradale
Here are a couple of pics so far, as I ran out of time

Got half of it cleaned up ready for the new top
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/CS%20Engine%20Cover-600_zpsgujapbna.jpg)

And with the top just laid in to see how it looks so far
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/CS%20Engine%20Cover%202-600_zpshnsbkbfb.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 13, 2015, 09:13:49 PM
Looking good buddy, remember my problem where it kicks up on the join line, you may be able to avoid it at this stage

Cheers
Al360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 13, 2015, 11:02:54 PM
Gud start mickey ,I luv the fact you and Alex are spurring each other on you both mite just make the next show with me ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 19, 2015, 08:53:37 AM
Hi Mickey,
Just been going through jd's build, and you are correct, it seems the best way to mount the headlights is off the car body, rather than onto the wing
JD build diary page 10, (or should I say build bible lol)

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 19, 2015, 07:20:25 PM
Yeah. I'd rather make up some sort of bracket rather then bond the headlights in
 ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 26, 2015, 07:17:47 PM
Finally got round to sorting out behind the Near Side wing yesterday
Welded up the original wheel arch mod, finished off welding in the rear frame and gave it all a good coating of Red Oxide
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Inner%20Wing-600_zpsg4opp1bd.jpg)

Then made a start on fitting the fuel filler cover
I bonded in the Mondeo filler using Sikaflex
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Fuel%20Flap%201-600_zpsysdbvkfk.jpg)

Then today, I sanded it back and bonded the cover to the original Mondeo cover, again using Sikaflex
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Fuel%20Flap%203-600_zpscn7qnbae.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Fuel%20Flap%202-600_zpsfbzxowyr.jpg)

The hole is round, it is the Sikaflex that makes it look wrong  ;)

And also got my Filler Neck back from having the vent tube welded onto the side
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filler%20Neck-600_zps8yzsqecd.jpg)

Now, question time again  :o
I have never seen a real F360 up close but the profile of the filler cover, when I look down the wing, seems to be a little different to the wing
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Fuel%20Flap%204-600_zpszdxww3hn.jpg)

Is this normal, I have tried to look at real F360 pictures, and to tell the truth, I don't think the fit is that great on them

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 27, 2015, 05:25:40 PM
I see what you mean, will you get away with sanding the top and bottom down a bit?
Just to get a uniform level, and maybe a touch of filler on the sides?

Cheers

Al360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 27, 2015, 08:37:49 PM
Yeah I'm sure I can make it look better  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 29, 2015, 07:06:09 PM
Poxy weather here today so made a start on getting the fuel flap to fit to the wing profile better
First off I sanded down the edges that were sticking above the wing
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Petrol%20Flap-600_zpszg2ahfkc.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Petrol%20Flap%202-600_zpsiyuhbtju.jpg)

Then, with a little filling and sanding down, I managed to get the lower parts of the cover to match the wing profile
Painted it with a bit of Primer Filler, just because I had a little bit in an old can knocking about
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Petrol%20Flap%203-600_zpsccqsze0p.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Petrol%20Flap%204-600_zpsnvrmmc3i.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Petrol%20Flap%205-600_zpsdyqugit4.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 30, 2015, 05:40:56 PM
Had a blitz of a day on her today
Got the front end all aligned properly and bonded onto the front bumper
First thing was to sort out the bolting down of the wings to the wing supports
I used Riv Nuts for this, but as I don't have the tool for them I just welded them in  ;)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Wing%20Rail-600_zpsv0uy8fkm.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Wing%20Rail-600_zps7rlvev7q.jpg)

When that was done I then bolted the wings on and the sorted out bonding on the little inner wings
They were already screwed to the inside of the eXtreme wings, so all I did was drill where the Riv Nuts were going to be welded down the inside of the Peugeot
Took the wings back off, welded in 3 Riv Nuts per side, and then bonded on the little inner wings to the eXtreme wings
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Inner%20Wing%202-600_zpsdrd4ektl.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Inner%20Wing%202-600_zpslbeyf81c.jpg)

After that had gone off I then bolted both wings back onto the car, lined up the bumper and then bonded the little panel between the wings
Filled in the edges and sanded it back

Next was to bond the wings and little front panel to the bumper.
I used about 15 metal straps screwed into the wings, front panel and bumper, I did not want that thing to move haha
After double checking all measurements, I mixed up some bonding paste and bonded the wings and front panel to the bumper
When that had gone off, I removed all the screws and straps and filled in all the little screw holes and sanded them back

End result I now have a front bumper and wings that can be removed, if need be, as one part  ;)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20End%201-600_zpsy2smbiks.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20End%202-600_zpsr0l2sgdv.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20End%205-600_zpsaeozchsj.jpg)

Oh yeah
I also measured, drilled and trial fitted the side indicators  :P
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20End%203-600_zps4gxeo0ap.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20End%204-600_zpswcrtihdy.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 30, 2015, 06:25:03 PM
WOW buddy,

You really are on a mission, well done and looking more like a Ferrari now

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: beamerdave2001 on April 30, 2015, 06:27:48 PM
Nice work that's a good idea bonding front end together so it can be removed as one I might steel that idea


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 30, 2015, 07:01:14 PM
Thanks guys
Steal away Dave, I stole the idea from someone else haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 07, 2015, 07:38:15 AM
I like that idea, it strengthens the whole front up, and when removing, there is less stress on the centre filler panel, which could crack otherwise.
Will defo be giving this idea some serious thought....  8)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 07, 2015, 08:14:51 AM
Looking the business buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 07, 2015, 08:47:09 AM
Looking gud mickey ,looking more like a ferrari every day, jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 09, 2015, 08:52:04 PM
Got my Off Side door sorted today
First of all I sorted out the lock, got that all working, then prepared the door and new panel for bonding
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%20prepared-600_zpstda0upmx.jpg)

After that had gone off, I spent a couple of hours filling and sanding all round the door, then fitted it back onto the car.
Once that was on I then found a hinge bolt in the drivers footwell. Christ knows how I forgot to put it in, there are only four to fit, must be losing the plot
Oh well it can stay out now, will put it somewhere safe. The doors will be coming off again when it gets painted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20fitted-600_zpscru98fht.jpg)

Then cut out the hole for my Engine Cover release
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20cover%20release-600_zpsa4sbanno.jpg)

Will bond in some sort of bracket tomorrow, so I can then bolt it to it
Then sort out the OS sill panel, and that will just leave the near side rear wing, near side sill and roof left to bond
Yaaaaaa  ;D

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 09, 2015, 09:03:15 PM
Great job buddy, looking good.
Where did you get your engine cover release and cable from please?

Cheers
Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 09, 2015, 09:32:10 PM
Looking really good buddy :)

Well done :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 09, 2015, 09:40:11 PM
Cheers Guys  ;)

Alex I got the release handle from Prosport Conversion
Here is their web site Matey
http://www.prosport-ferrari.com/ (http://www.prosport-ferrari.com/)

I paid about £35 in total for it
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2015, 09:31:41 AM
Looking good mickey, as for the door bolts a little tip I shortened mine down made them easier to get in and out with the door on ,luv the tailgate release looks mint I welded a bracket on the new b post behind the quarter panel so it just screwed into that ,cheers jd 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 18, 2015, 07:50:17 PM
Hey Mickey,

You get anything done on her at the weekend?

Cheers
Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 18, 2015, 07:59:50 PM
Hi Alex
All I have done is to bond the OS sill on, all the way along the top, and made up and bonded in a bracket for the engine cover release
Had to crack on and decorate the nursary, only 7 weeks to go  :o
So got to get the car all bonded up before then  ;)
Hopefully my suspension kit will be ready soon, then I can get the measurement for the wheel spacers/adaptors and see what she looks like sitting properly on nice wheels  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 24, 2015, 02:43:21 PM
Hi Alex
All I have done is to bond the OS sill on, all the way along the top, and made up and bonded in a bracket for the engine cover release
Had to crack on and decorate the nursary, only 7 weeks to go  :o
So got to get the car all bonded up before then  ;)
Hopefully my suspension kit will be ready soon, then I can get the measurement for the wheel spacers/adaptors and see what she looks like sitting properly on nice wheels  :P
Mick

Hi mate,

Have you got your wheels yet?
Any news on your suspension?


Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 24, 2015, 03:49:48 PM
Hi Alex
Bought my wheels last year
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wheels-600_zpstmtg1wya.jpg)

eXtreme are chasing up my suspension

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 24, 2015, 04:22:37 PM
Very nice mick ,bet you can't wait till she's sat on them ,jd. ps congrats on the other soon to be addition to the family.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 24, 2015, 05:23:07 PM
Thank you JD
No, I can't wait to see her sat down on the wheels :P
But not as much as her indoors, as they are taking up room in the hallway haha

Also looking forward to those nice sleepless nights again, only trouble is I'm 20 years older now  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 25, 2015, 07:55:14 AM
Very nice wheels, rubber band tyres too.
Do you know if your having a boy or a girl?
If a boy, ask the missus to deliver him in the extreme..... What a story to tell him later in life  ;D

Will have to catch up and wet the baby's head, once you are sorted mate, now get that nursery finished lol

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 25, 2015, 06:50:54 PM
Hi Alex
The tyres are not too bad with the profile
They are 225/35 19's on the front and 285/35 19's on the back. I think the angle of the photo makes them look a lot thinner

Don't know if it is a boy or a girl. Would of been nice to of had the car done to pick them up in
I'm sure I could of strapped a Moses basket down in the back somehow haha

Nursery is all finished so can crack on with my other baby  ;)

I have managed to sort out the fuel filler pipe but again have a question
On the tank I have the filler and looks like two vents
The vent right next to the filler pipe will be going straight up the the filler neck ( see pic )
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filler%20Neck-600_zps8yzsqecd.jpg)

The other vent is more on the top of the tank and looks like it connects up to the cannister under the front off side wheel
What have all you builders done with this vent and cannister

Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 25, 2015, 07:05:47 PM
Are you talking about the fuel breather pipe that runs up and over the roofline to the canister?
I took the canister out completely and joined the pipe through. I think it is just a condensation trap type thing.
 :-\

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 25, 2015, 07:07:26 PM
Hi Alex
Just looked at the manual and it is called the fuel vapour collection pipe

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dangerrous on May 25, 2015, 07:26:48 PM
The small second pipe that runs alongside the main filler is a 'fill vent' breather, this allows the air to escape from the fuel tank as you fill it with petrol. Forecourt nozzles have a vapour recovery system which minimises fuel vapour escaping to the atmosphere. The fuel tank main breather system uses a carbon foam filled canister that catches fuel vapour, the ecu is programmed to estimate when the cannister needs emptying, a valve then opens to the intake of the manifold this draws air through the cannister taking captured fuel with it purging the cannister of all fuel. This process is repeated over and over again.
I used to refurbish and rebuild forecourt fuel pumps at gilbarco, the vapour recovery system is strictly adhered to and is a critical part of the pump due to goverment regulations.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on May 25, 2015, 08:57:34 PM
What have all you builders done with this vent and cannister

I fibreglassed some brackets to the top underside of the F360 wing and attached it up there, there's just enough room to fit it in and hide it behind the wheel arch lining.

Alex, as Dangerrous mentioned, the EVAP canister is part of the part of the emissions system for your car and is monitored by the OBDII. It uses a purge flow sensor to monitor its activity. Without it your emissions can sky rocket and trigger countless fault codes - usually in the range of P0440 to P0457.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 25, 2015, 10:05:02 PM
Looks like I will be relocating it  :D
Much appreciated for the replies
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 26, 2015, 06:43:01 AM
Looks like I will be relocating it  :D
Much appreciated for the replies
Mick

Looks like I am skip diving lol.
It is in there somewhere.

Cheers guys
Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 26, 2015, 11:03:21 AM
Oh no  :-\
There are a few people on eBay breaking 406 Coupe's
Maybe they will still have them. Wouldn't of thought they were in demand
Well not until people on here read what Dangerrous and Lacie have put  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on May 26, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
The EVAP canisters are supposed to last the life of the vehicle so its not really a high demand item. They're not that expensive to purchase direct from Peugeot if it comes to it.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 26, 2015, 02:50:32 PM
Hi Lacie hav you not got a build thread for us all to look at, we all love following  each other's builds ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on May 29, 2015, 01:34:58 PM
Hi Lacie hav you not got a build thread for us all to look at, we all love following  each other's builds ,jd

Not really. I do have a record of the modifications and major parts of the build but its mostly in paper format for the IVA and registering on DVLA's BUIR.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 09, 2015, 07:10:28 PM
A little update
Finally got some parts to be able to fit the fuel filller and vent
Here's a pic but not really much to see
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Fuel%20Filler-600_zps9jr4mbet.jpg)

It looks as though the small vent pipe is kinked shut but air flows through nicely

A little quiz for all you eagle eyed, or sensible ones that labled their wiring
Can anyone tell me what these connectors are for, I can't remember what these two are off
They are all at the back of the car
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wires%201-600_zpsjr1wzhel.jpg)

And the Black connector in this picture, the white one is for the original Peugeot 3rd brake light
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wires%202-600_zpsdc4ox5v0.jpg)

Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 09, 2015, 10:46:15 PM
Hi Mick, just a reminder..... Don't forget to earth your fuel neck, failure to do this could end up with a build up of static and a bang at the petrol station. :-)



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 09, 2015, 10:58:48 PM
Hi Mick, just a reminder..... Don't forget to earth your fuel neck, failure to do this could end up with a build up of static and a bang at the petrol station. :-)



Thanks Matey for the heads up
Already sorted. I had a note on the filler cap to remind me
Didn't want embarrassing episode at the petrol station  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 09, 2015, 11:19:03 PM
Great to see a bit more progress mickey, all the little bits are just as important even when it looks like you havnt done much ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 10, 2015, 09:17:13 AM
Great to see a bit more progress mickey, all the little bits are just as important even when it looks like you havnt done much ,jd
Cheers Matey  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 10, 2015, 09:20:08 PM
Hi matey mate, I am assuming one is for the centre interior roof light?
One of the rear ones for the boot central locking mechanism?

Cheers
Alex360

(In the absence of any other helpful answers lol)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 11, 2015, 11:22:08 AM
Hi matey mate, I am assuming one is for the centre interior roof light?

You maybe right with that
I will investigate further  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 21, 2015, 08:18:04 PM
Had time today to finish off the Near Side Rear wing.
Got it all fitted and bonded on.

Then made a start on the Near Side Sill panel, was dreading this as I could never get it to fit right.
But when I prepared it for the bonding paste and fitted it, it went in exactly where it should. Figure that one out  :o

I was so pleased with it, I went and bought 10 litres of Esso's finest Unleaded, other petrol stations are available, and then started her up  ;)

Anyway, a couple of pics
Rear wing and sill bonded
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/NS%20Wing%20Bonded-600_zpscaupqcaz.jpg)

And one of the fuel filler
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Petrol%20Filler%20Pipe-600_zpswxghtlyb.jpg)


To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 21, 2015, 10:57:18 PM
Great job mickey she's really taking shape now ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 22, 2015, 05:21:41 PM
Soon be all bonded on mate,mand then you have the fun of prepping......YAY!!!

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 23, 2015, 07:38:35 PM
Had a cracking day on her today
Managed to bond the roof and the two A' Post panels
All I need to do is to go round the inside, stuffing bonding paste between the fibreglass panel and the metal. That should help prevent the dreaded cracking
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bonded%20Up-600_zpsoe0nqr5q.jpg)

That's the panels all bonded on now  ;D ;D ;D
Now it's all the prep work for painting
But first things first, I have my suspension to put on and get her sitting down correctly. That's a job for tomorrow  :P

As usual I have a couple of questions
In the box for the front struts there is, what looks like, an adjuster. But I can't see where it will go
Here is a picture of it
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Adjuster-600_zpssiiydyny.jpg)

Secondly, I still have to weld in the rear guttering.
Does the wide panel, that runs along the top of the engine bay, get welded to the underneath of the frame
It is panel A in this picture ( I have borrowed this picture from another web site, hope he doesn't mind )
(http://www.kitcarz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/extreme-360-drainage-problem.jpg)

Anyway, to be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 23, 2015, 09:27:57 PM
Hi Mickey,
The top bit, you put on the small adjuster nut at the top of your shock and then use the correct spanner to turn/adjust the suspension. It is just an adaptor.

I welded panel A underneath the box section, but make sure it angles down in line with the joining box section, otherwise your boot rubber will sit too high (like mine did  >:( ) and you won't have any room to adjust it lower.

Oh, and for the corners, you just cut a bit of exhaust up into halves, to join the rubber mounting plates together, if u no wot I mean lol

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 24, 2015, 08:52:58 PM
Decided not to do the suspension just yet, so blended the roof and A' post on the Near Side.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof%201-600_zpso36jpspj.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof-600_zpsgkmdgvjg.jpg)

Also, going back to the rear rain gutter, I found this photo from another build diary, and it looks as though the large panel is welded to the top of the rear frame and not the underneath.
This would allow the rain to run out as it should, and not be a problem like Rick at Kitcarz has mentioned.
Can anyone see any forseeable problems if I weld it like this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Gutter%20Top_zpst0f9jafu.jpg)

Thanks

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 24, 2015, 09:15:41 PM
Hi Mickey ,

Looks fine to me buddy. Great job on the fillering mate
Not sure, but think we have to lose the recessed line at the top of the drop windows

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 24, 2015, 09:52:57 PM
Cheers Alex
The recessed line is so you can fit the original trim
But to tell the truth I am debating on smoothing it out and not having trim there, and just having a bit of rubber trim round the rear quarter window
In my head it looks ok but not sure what it will look like for real
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 25, 2015, 08:55:17 AM
Looking great mickey ,as for the rear drip rail  iv just checked mine the only thing to watch if you fit the plate at the top is to make sure the hinges clear it ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 25, 2015, 08:15:11 PM
Cheers JD, will trial fit with screws first before making the plunge

Another cracking day today, a little too hot for me but shouldn't really complain
Bit the bullet and filled in the Off Side A' post, but I also filled in where the original Peugeot trim goes. I know it's not original but it does give a nice smoother look.
And I like it so ( Mick pokes his tongue out )  ;)

Here are the pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20A%20Post-600_zpsrl1hnuzj.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20A%20Post%202-600_zpsqcrrulfr.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20A%20Post%203-600_zps5ifcnwak.jpg)

Once that was sorted I then went on to clean up the Off Side sill step
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Sill%20Step-600_zpsz4gsohjb.jpg)

And then cut the original sill cover down to size
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Sill%20Step%202-600_zpskqjcvijt.jpg)

Re-fitted the door and turned her round, just to have a little drive  :P
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Bonded-600_zpsxhsmdw9s.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 25, 2015, 09:17:16 PM
Wow you must be happy with that the last pic looks like she's almost finished ,I no how i felt when I eventually got all my panels bonded on and she actually started to look like a ferrari ,well done mickey ,jd
alex hes catching up lol .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 26, 2015, 10:21:45 AM
Thanks JD
Not much to do bodywise, just a little filling and sanding to get the gaps spot on and then it will be ready for painting.
The other stuff to do before it goes off for painting is the suspension, measure up for the wheel adaptors, get the door windows trial fitted and weld in the rain gutter.

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 26, 2015, 07:34:54 PM
Just a small update today
Managed to fit the rear suspension
She certainly looks better from the back, now she is not sitting in the clouds haha
I can now have a measure up and get some wheel adaptors made

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Suspension-600_zps3wf7qqmy.jpg)

What is the height most people run their cars at ?
Thanks

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 26, 2015, 09:35:32 PM
Nice job buddy, I plan to run mine at around 100mm clearance when finished.
Looks like we will be finished about the same time  ;D :D ;D

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 27, 2015, 07:38:35 PM
Hi mickey, iv got roughly 3 1/2 to  4 inchs from the ground to the original pug main chassis rails under the car ,which gives me about an inch and a half from rear arch to tyre on rear and about an inch on front , jd
Ps great job .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 27, 2015, 08:13:34 PM
Wow you must be happy with that the last pic looks like she's almost finished ,I no how i felt when I eventually got all my panels bonded on and she actually started to look like a ferrari ,well done mickey ,jd
alex hes catching up lol .

Mickeys actually ahead on the bodywork, I haven't even touched my a pillars yet!!

Mickey, are you gonna do the squared sills like mine? (Will put you behind a bit then hee hee)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 27, 2015, 09:02:53 PM
Cheers Guys for the measurements :-)
Yes I will be squaring off the sills Matey, need to take a trip to the body panel shop and get some sheet metal for them, I'm sure they will bend it up for me if I ask nicely  ;D

I started on the front suspension today. What a poxy job that was

Started to strip down the Off Side first. Jacked up the car, removed the wheel.......fine
Removed the 3 Torx screws holding the top of the strut......fine
Removed all the bolts holding the wishbone on......fine
Started the remove the strut pinch bolt.......sheared it (shit), as it sheared my ratched slipped, hand hit the brake pipe going into the caliper and snapped that (double shit), now got brake fluid dripping everywhere  >:(
So I got a pair of mole grips, bent the flexy pipe in half and pinched with the grips, stops dripping now
Undone the track rod end from the hub.....fine
Tried to undo the rod end from the steering rack, this is in there as if it has been welded in. Took me 2 1/2 hours to get this out using heat, WD a pair of grips and an adjustable spanner. I'm now thinking why am I bothering, then remembered seeing JD's beauty and though I wont one of those. Anyway the thread is knackered on the one that came out, and not too good on the inside. So I messaged Alex360, to confirm that the new extension screws all the way in, I had to cut the new external thread down to a length of about 1 1/2", to be able to screw it in, I will weld this up aswell
Now the drop link bar, do you know what, I got new ones, where's my grinder.....fine
Bottom ball joint ( I got new ones )took another half hour of WD, heat a drift and a big hammer.....not too bad

Marked up and cut the drive shaft in situ, wacked my welder's power up, not too much though as it trips out the house, welded in the new extension piece.....fine
If it vibrates, which it probably will, I will get new drive shafts made up to the correct length, but at least it gets me back on the road for now

Putting back together was fine apart from the hole in the strut bracket, that holds the top of the drop link is too small, will need to drill it out, no problem
Will need to get some new brake lines, which I was going to anyway, and a couple of new pinch bolts from Peugeot dealer
Anyway, roll on tomorrow for the other side, can't wait for that one haha
Here's a couple of pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drive%20Shaft-600_zpsmpxko67v.jpg)

And back on the ground, the front panel is just sitting on it, not bolted down
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Front%20Sus-600_zps8zr9agnl.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 27, 2015, 09:50:15 PM
Starting to see the beautiful lines on her now mate.
As for the suspension, keep up the good work, it'll be worth it in the end buddy.
Once you have the other side on, then have a look at steering clearances matey.
Once you have bashed the living hell out of the wheel arches, check your roof filler, as the hammering shocks up the a pillar, and can cause cracks.
Hope this helps, or at least points you in the right direction

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 28, 2015, 10:30:46 AM
She's getting there now mickey , and remember it took me 4 years to get my baby ready ,your flying you should get her ready for this summer at this rate ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on June 28, 2015, 06:24:42 PM
Great build i have just taken on the part built project car that was for sale last week. Looking about it seems some move the front shocks forward and modify the wishbones. I havent seen it mentioned here is it something you have not had to do? Or have i missed something?

Cheers
Mat


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 28, 2015, 06:35:03 PM
Hi Mat
Welcome to the forum
I bought the suspension kit that already have the modified wishbones
These move the front wheels back to the correct wheel base
Get some pictures up of your part build Matey, there are plenty of helpful builders on here if you run into any problems
Where are you from ?
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on June 28, 2015, 06:48:17 PM
Cheers mate when i get to grips with uploading photos i will start a build thread, i am in shropshire west midlands.

Keep up the good work!

Mat


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2015, 08:12:46 PM
Decided to look at moving the Carbon Canister thingy today. Thought about repositioning it to somewhere here
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Carbon%20Canister-600_zpsxilmfwum.jpg)

So I moved the tubing into this part of the wing and connected it to the canister using the off cut of hose from the radiator expansion tank
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Carbon%201-600_zps8nghxh1g.jpg)

Closed it back up and prepared it for welding
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Carbon%202-600_zpsttzsy09c.jpg)

Then welded it all back up. I have poorly arrowed the the off cut of hose, from the expansion tank, that now connects to the carbon canister
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Carbon%203-600_zpsfv4orb1p.jpg)

Expansion tank now reposistion and extended the wiring. I also completely removed the hose from the expansion tank, that goes round the back of the engine. This is not necessary, but would of bugged the hell out of me.

I welded in a piece to bolt the ECU to, only to find that, when I refitted the front end it will be in the the way of the headlight unit. Oh well, will have to move it  :-[
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/ECU-600_zpso0r4aufq.jpg)

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 03, 2015, 10:45:21 PM
Looking good fella, just keep at it :-) wont be long until it's on the road now.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on July 03, 2015, 11:47:07 PM
I was also playing around in the engine bay today, thought about where you said but isnt that space needed for the back of the headlight?

Ended up using the oem rubber clamp around the front bolt on frame in the end and think it should be ok there...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/mhs3/205637E2-9D67-4F3F-B892-15B41D4A548C.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mhs3/media/205637E2-9D67-4F3F-B892-15B41D4A548C.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 04, 2015, 10:07:07 AM
Thanks for the comments CdRsKuLL  :)

Hi Mat
In the first picture I have shown, the canister is just laying there and can be pushed back quite a bit. I think this will give me the space for the headlight.
When I'm off duty, I will have another look and report back.
Where you are looking at placing it looks perfect but, I'm not sure if it needs to be at an angle to be able to drain, as it is originally placed at an angle and has that pipe coming out of the bottom. Hopefully someone that does know will come along and tell us  :)
My ECU definitely needs repositioning though


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on July 04, 2015, 10:31:49 AM
Yeah will be interested to find out!

Is there a need to mess with the washer bottle filler neck as i think that may also foul the headlight?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 04, 2015, 11:23:11 AM
Yes Matey the washer neck will need modifying
If you look in some if the older build threads you will see what some have done
I think xpert's build threads show
Some have used some rubber tubing and one has used plumbing bits from B&Q
Will not be a difficult job  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 09, 2015, 10:07:32 PM
Micky

I look at all your updates and pics , and like all the comments before me , I think your making a really good job mate, can't wait to see her on the road :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 10, 2015, 09:50:14 AM
Micky

I look at all your updates and pics , and like all the comments before me , I think your making a really good job mate, can't wait to see her on the road :)

Thanks Matey, I really appreciate that
Have you managed to do much more on your 430
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 10, 2015, 06:15:55 PM
Just really messin about , playing around with bits and bobs , ordering stuff buying doner cars for bits , but all the ground work is done so hopefully will be just a case of putting together once space framing is done , then get the new engine and box dropped in :) I keep going to car and putting the pannels on :) big kid


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 11, 2015, 10:55:51 AM
Haha I think we are all big kids when it comes to these cars.
It was all I could think off when I was waiting to collect my kit, and now when I am at work or out ( out out ), all I think about is what next I'm going to do to my car
Christ knows what I will do when I have finished it, suppose I will have to spend more time with the wife


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 11, 2015, 09:00:13 PM
Hahahaaha yeah , I know what you mean , think when mine is done I'd like to build a replica mansion ;) lol with a replica mans room , and replica pool :) lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 11, 2015, 11:00:48 PM
Haha, like the way you're thinking

I have just had a rough measure up for the spacers and was wondering what other builders spacer measurements where
The tyres I have are 285's
I know different wheels and tyres will produce different measurements, but my rear spacer measurement comes out at 45mm, and I thought that sounds a bit small
This will give me a 20mm gap from the side of the tyre to the inside lip of the rear wheel arch

I will double check all my measurements again tomorrow though, just to make sure

Thanks for any replies
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 12, 2015, 10:41:48 AM
Alex is running same spacers I think !!! His sits and looks sweet :) sure he will get his tape out :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 12, 2015, 11:18:45 AM
I have rechecked the measurements this morning, and the rear spacers will need to be 70mm, which to me seems more like it
But.......

The fronts work out to be that no spacers are needed...... What the  :-X
How the hell am I going to fit the wheels, the actual hub and disc brake will need to be altered to the correct PCD
Is this possible

The car was jacked up on the suspension to replicate it sitting on wheels
Rear measurements:-

Rear hub face to rear wing lip --------------------  225mm
Rear wheel hub face to outside of tyre -----------  135mm  
Gap between tyre and wing lip -------------------    20mm
Subtract 20 + 135 from 225 will give a spacer size of 70mm
                                                                      

Front measurements :-
Front hub face to front wing lip ------------------ 150mm
Front wheel hub face to outside of tyre ---------- 120mm
Gap between tyre and wing lip -------------------  30mm
Again 150-120-30 = a big fat 0

Is this the time to start panicking  :o

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on July 12, 2015, 11:46:02 AM
Now you have me panicking lol
These are the ones the guy that started the project had made...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/mhs3/6C277373-256A-41C1-9896-01F639417CDC.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mhs3/media/6C277373-256A-41C1-9896-01F639417CDC.jpg.html)

11cm 8.5cm seem massive really built with q7 wheels in mind 10j all round (scrapped that idea) hoping to strike lucky with porsche wheels (same pcd as audi) iv not measured anything yet and dont really want to fork out for different spacers hoping to make these work...


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on July 12, 2015, 12:21:43 PM
Hi Mick, Have you put the wheels in the position you would like them with the suspension under load and measured the gap between the hub mounting face and the mounting face of the wheel. This will give rough size on the spacers. Do you know the offset and width of the wheels as i can do some working out to compare you measurements with. The spacers on alex's car for the genuine 360 wheels where supplied by us. They are a two piece spacer to adapt from the 4 stud to 5 stud. The first part is steel and the second parts is aluminium with steel inserts pressed in from the back which are drilled and tapped. This means you are always bolting into steel and not alloy threads which are not sufficient enough for wheel spacers.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on July 12, 2015, 02:00:31 PM
This means you are always bolting into steel and not alloy threads which are not sufficient enough for wheel spacers.

I'd say that aluminium is perfectly sufficient for 2-part spacers provided its machined correctly. There are plenty of high performance track cars that have employed 2-part aluminium spacers (100mm) that have never had an issue.

We need to bear in mind that a wheel does not generate downforce and the wheel studs/first plate spacer do not actually support the weight of the vehicle. In fact, even the wheel bearings are not placed under any additional stress with spacers, its a change in the wheels ET that results in additional stress. In that event, with hub centric spacers we’re only really concerned with the torsional stresses applied which on a vehicle are not excessive and even generic aluminium can provide well above the required 60% of yield for both axial/torsional forces provided its threaded to 1.5x to 2x of the thread diameter.  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 12, 2015, 05:46:41 PM
Thanks for all the information eXtreme and Lacie, I do appreciate it
As for my wheels, I have had a quick measure up and it is as follows

Front wheel rim width is 240
Divide that by 2 = 120
The hub face to the rear of the wheel rim is 140
Subtract 140 from 120 gives -20
So that makes a positive ET20
 
Is that correct ???
Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on July 12, 2015, 06:41:03 PM
Hi Mick, it depends on where you taking the measurement from on for the width of the wheel. Remember the width of the wheel is not the total width of the wheel but the measurement of the section between the tyre mounting flanges. See diagram below which explains wheel width and offsets. It should be marked on the back of the wheel the offset and also the wheel width which is measured in inches and will be marked down as 8.5j for example. Like i said its best to get the wheel physically in place where you think it sits best according to the wheel arch and measure the gap between the hub and the mounting face of the wheel. We have the sizes of the spacers needed for genuine wheels to get them in the right place so if you can get us the details on the wheels i should be able to work it out for you.

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/Auto_Transformations/j.jpg) (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/Auto_Transformations/media/j.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 12, 2015, 07:15:50 PM
Hi Guys

I have just found my receipt and they are 8.5 x 19 with an ET20

There is some writing on the back of the wheel but it is impossible to read due to being painted over
I took the measurement by laying the wheel down, placed a straight edge across the top and measured from floor to straight edge
I can't measure the inside of the rim as I have tyres fitted
The tyres do not stick out further than the rims on the front wheels, so when I measured from the floor it was the actual rim sitting flush on the floor
I will see if I jack car back up again on the suspension tomorrow, and see if there is space for an adaptor
Thanks again for your help

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on July 12, 2015, 08:20:51 PM
Thats great mick, I will do some working out and then we can compare measurements.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 12, 2015, 09:04:19 PM
Cheers Guys
Hopefully I've made a mistake with my measuring somewhere  :-\
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 12, 2015, 10:03:38 PM
Nice 1 Extreme good to see the after car :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 13, 2015, 02:13:09 PM
Right..... Day 2 of the adaptor saga
I have jacked up the car and removed the Peugeot wheel
I have settled the car down on the wishbone, so the suspension is under compression
I tried to put the new wheel roughly where it should go but was a mare to keep it in position
So I had to remove the caliper and pushed the wheel up flush with the hub face and took some measurements

I now make it that a 30mm adaptor/spacer should be right, and this will allow the wheel to clear the caliper

Kev that sound about right  :-\

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 15, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
Ok, had some time to look at the car again today
Took the rear wheels off, dropped the car down on the suspension onto wooden blocks and put the wheels in to where they will be.
Took the measurements, and it came out that I will need 65mm spacer/adaptors at the back

So that's 65mm for the rears and 30mm for the fronts

Here is a pic
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Wheel-600_zpsvlpwgzst.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 15, 2015, 07:50:26 PM
Well done Micky :)

Cars looking Phat 2 m8. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 15, 2015, 07:57:12 PM
Cheers Matey
Still a bit anxious about the front spacers, being 30mm is there enough material there to make the 4 to 5 bolt adaptor
All the builds on here seem to have around 60mm+ adaptors  ???
 
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 15, 2015, 08:06:32 PM
Ummm if your using the same set up as Alex , can't you just get him to messure up the 1s he got from Extreme.. Then u know your bang on !!! Or pop down and see him ? Or get the Extreme ? I was a little lost the other day when old matty was banging on about the spacers on your tread. :)


Falling that use t5 hubs and do away with spacers ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 15, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
But sure you will sort either way mate , as doing a great job ,,

I've just got half a chassis sitting in my barn/shed lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 16, 2015, 08:09:44 AM
Hi mate,
I will have a measure up today for you. She looks really sweet in that pic you just posted. Like Chris said, it may be simpler to bring the wheel over and try it in mine. Was it 5 x 108 pcd?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 16, 2015, 11:26:11 AM
Cheers Matey
My PCD is 5x120. They are BMW E39, so different to your PCD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 16, 2015, 06:13:24 PM
Cheers Matey
My PCD is 5x120. They are BMW E39, so different to your PCD
Mick

Sorry mate,
Been really busy today, promise I will do it tomorrow (scouts honour)  :D

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 16, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
No problem Matey, when you have a few minutes.
If anyone else has change the suspension, with the ready made kit, if you have a few minutes would you be able to measure from your front hub, horizontally out to the inner lip of the Ferrari wing
Just so I have few measurements from other builds
I used a plumb line taped to the inside of the wing and measured out to that
Thanks in advance
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 16, 2015, 09:15:19 PM
Mick can you pm me please if pos ??? Thanks mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 16, 2015, 09:25:38 PM
PM sent


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 17, 2015, 06:54:31 PM
No problem Matey, when you have a few minutes.
If anyone else has change the suspension, with the ready made kit, if you have a few minutes would you be able to measure from your front hub, horizontally out to the inner lip of the Ferrari wing
Just so I have few measurements from other builds
I used a plumb line taped to the inside of the wing and measured out to that
Thanks in advance
Mick
Don't forget, the measurement I gave you was to the outside edge of the wing buddy, that should add 15-20mm on.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 17, 2015, 07:22:47 PM
Cheers Matey
With the measurement you have given I take it your Offset would be more of a negative then a positive

I have emailed a company to see if I can have 30mm adaptors made up without it being a 2 piece adaptor
Just waiting on a reply
Thanks again
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 17, 2015, 08:02:59 PM
Something like this hopefully
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/adapter-600_zpsous4zpna.jpg)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 24, 2015, 01:30:12 PM
Just a little update

Had to put the Ferrari build on hold for the last couple of days
My wife finally gave birth to our little daughter Izzabella  at 12:41 yesterday, 15 days late  :o
I was beginning to think she had the gestation period of an Elephant haha
We now have a 7lb 4oz poo machine haha

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on July 24, 2015, 02:00:39 PM
congratulations mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: beamerdave2001 on July 24, 2015, 05:29:39 PM
congratulations  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 24, 2015, 06:00:50 PM
Hahaha great stuff Micky :) congrats buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 24, 2015, 07:14:26 PM
Congrats on your new baby girl mate jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ian2mm on July 24, 2015, 07:32:57 PM
Congratulations ;D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 24, 2015, 08:00:25 PM
Great news Mick.. Congrates to you and Mrs London ;-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 24, 2015, 08:58:31 PM
Congrats to you both.

Love the fact you are only taking 2 days off your build lol

Shhhh.....don't tell the missus

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 24, 2015, 09:52:25 PM

Love the fact you are only taking 2 days off your build lol


Well a man has priorities haha

Thanks Guys for the comments
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 24, 2015, 10:00:56 PM
Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehhehe :) :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 25, 2015, 05:06:44 PM
Got another nice delivery today
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Spacers-600_zpsap6jx5vr.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Spacers2-600_zpswlvq4t6d.jpg)

My spacers. 30mm fronts and 65mm rears

Now lets see if my measurements were right for the fronts
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Front%20Wheel%20Fitted-600_zpscnel51q8.jpg)

Phew. Looks good to me, got lots of space between tyre and inside wheel arch, so no rubbing when the wheels are turned on full lock  ;D
I honestly though I was going to have problems with the fronts being so small

Will probably lower her by another inch, but will see what she drives like first

I had them made up by TT Tools as I needed the fronts to be only 30mm thick, and the few companies I contacted said it couldn't be done
They did this making, what they called, a floating bolt. This bolts to the hub, you then turn it to make the correct PCD. you can see them in the above pics. Works well

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ian2mm on July 25, 2015, 07:30:35 PM
Wheels look great :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 25, 2015, 07:57:51 PM
Pukka Mick nice 1 :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 26, 2015, 10:55:31 AM
Looks so good with the wheels on mick , another step closer , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on July 28, 2015, 10:14:25 PM
Looks amazing , those front adaptors are a smart idea! Looking forward to more pics!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 29, 2015, 07:09:40 AM
Very nice matey


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 30, 2015, 08:02:28 PM
Cheers Guys for the comments

Here is a little pic of the whole side with the wheels on
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wheels%20On-600_zpswfxts5v9.jpg)

I have now taken them off and put them away for when she is all painted  ;)

Anyway
Spent  a little bit of time today sorting out the rear light panel
I never liked the way it fits onto the frame so I have cut the hanging points off of the frame and fabricated some nice new ones
I can now remove the light panel with ease, as the original holes never lined up  ???
Will post a pic tomorrow as I forgot to take one

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 30, 2015, 08:12:17 PM
Looks great Mick :) 

Well done on the lights buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 30, 2015, 09:26:33 PM
Not so much a knackered Peugeot on the drive now matey!

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 30, 2015, 09:39:27 PM
:) :) :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 31, 2015, 09:04:52 AM
Looks sweet mickey, she looks finished sat there ,like alex said no sign of a Peugeot now great work , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 31, 2015, 08:01:59 PM
Cheers Guys
Still a little bit more to do JB, I've still got the rear rain channel to do, the wiper motor bracket and a few little welding jobs before I'm at Alex's stage
Also got to make a couple of brackets to push the rear bumper corners out to meet the rear wings

Anyway here is my rear light panel mount
I bought the flat bar from B&Q
Now I can use small washers, as opposed to the dustbin lid sizes I had to use haha

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Panel%20Frame-600_zpsjs2ndafq.jpg)

And with a lick of Hammerite

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Panel%20Frame%202-600_zpsgrciytsb.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 01, 2015, 07:49:16 PM
Another little update today

Ordered my Mondeo Taligate rubber seal, so thought I would sort out filling and sanding the Stradale rear wing
Once I have the rubber seal I can then weld in all the rain channels and sort out the gaps of the engine cover

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Cover-600_zpsvyhfkult.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 01, 2015, 08:02:46 PM
Again getting board of keep saying this mate :) great work :) lol


You and Alex are really banging them together sharpish won't be long till your both out and about , really can't wait to see the cars on the road :) hopefully I'll be there this time next year :).


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: beamerdave2001 on August 02, 2015, 08:58:05 AM
Nice looks good  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 03, 2015, 06:00:43 PM
Hi Mickey,

Can you post a photo of the rear end (of your car), so I can see your spoiler line?
Looks good so far buddy
 :) :) :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 03, 2015, 07:02:36 PM
Here you go Matey
I did have to build up the rear wing corners to meet the engine cover, and then cut in the shut line
I still have to build up the bottom edge of the engine cover, as I cut it a little short

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2308-600_zpsvycu1bty.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2309-600_zpsy4svvjk7.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2310-600_zps7weelveh.jpg)

Hope this helps, if not I can easily take more pics
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 03, 2015, 07:22:12 PM
Here's a few more  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2319-600_zpspfpcrnzd.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2320-600_zpszidtxbls.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2316-600_zpsrzfyvvdb.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2317-600_zpszcwfxuk5.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/IMG_2318-600_zpsypm4nxrm.jpg)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mat_1 on August 03, 2015, 09:50:17 PM
Lines Look great mick, may i ask how you created the challenge bootlid? Was it a ready made fibreglass add on you purchased or did you build it up yourself with fibreglass? Cheers


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 03, 2015, 09:58:32 PM
Hi Mat
Thanks for the comment. It is actually the bottom part of the engine cover off of the F430
It's not quite a Challenge Stradale but close enough for me
It came in my kit
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 04, 2015, 06:56:01 AM
Well done matey, it's surprising how much work has to go into the engine cover anyway, before we add on the stradale alteration.
Looks good  ;D

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 05, 2015, 07:59:10 PM
Started getting the gap right across the top of the Engine Cover and Roof line
Had to make up a piece as the gap was about 10mm too big, so got a piece of 16swg angle and cut it to size
Then slotted it and bent it to match the roof line, then welded up the slots, drilled some holes in the roof and bonded it up under the roof skin
Filled and sanded

A couple of pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof%20Line-600_zpseriffx8w.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof%20Line%202-600_zps5iszi0yo.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof%20Line%204-600_zps3qcsxeex.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Roof%20Line%203-600_zpskbpvwj1a.jpg)

Next job, the rain channel, then I can tidy it all up  ;)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 05, 2015, 08:59:00 PM
Rarer I wanna do some on mine !!!  Again looking good Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 06, 2015, 07:18:32 AM
That is a great way to solve your problem matey. Also, there doesn't seem to be as much curve on the rear of the roof like mine, so that will make your life easier when fitting the Perspex window.
#Jealous

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 07, 2015, 01:32:07 PM
#Jealous that made me laugh out. Or should I say lol
Haha
 Has anyone seen these
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/321826186227 (http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/321826186227)

Was thinking they may be good for the rear brakes to make them look a bit better
All comments, good or bad, welcome
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 07, 2015, 05:45:15 PM
I like them mate. Great price, easy fit, but I want brake discs nearer to the wheel to fill the view, so will probably still get the fake brake kit later  :), or maybe these and home made discs?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 07, 2015, 06:32:38 PM
Good point Alex
I never noticed how far back my rear calipers and disks where, when I fitted my wheels
Will look silly if they are too far back
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 07, 2015, 09:44:42 PM
Mick I looked at the extreme set before I was doing what I'm now doing , and tbh I thought a bit pricy so looked about , and there bang on same as extreme sell and if you have a good look you can find fake disks so all you do is put at front of spacer, and extend clips; for fake calipers I'll have a such and see where I found them :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 08, 2015, 04:50:40 PM
Can't find disks but will keep looking as found them before , but again on ebay check the price out :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 08, 2015, 07:12:41 PM
Haha for less then a fiver it must be worth a look


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 08, 2015, 07:23:24 PM
Did some more work on my rain channel today
As I have fitted an original exhaust my rear bulkhead is sat further back into boot area
So for the rubber to work, that also has to be set further back, otherwise I will get fumes in the car
So cut a bit of plate and welded it to the top of the bulkhead

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Rubber-600_zpsvjl9q6ew.jpg)

This is it all welded in and ground flush
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Rubber%202-600_zpsvdqxotnw.jpg)

And this is the upstand for the rubber seal to sit on
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Rubber%203-600_zpsqvlhi6ac.jpg)

Now the rubber sits nicely across the underneath of the engine cover
Because of the shape of the engine cover bottom, there are a couple of small places where I need to build the engine cover out, to make a good seal. But minimal work  ;)
Oh and I need to sort out the corners
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 08, 2015, 07:46:41 PM
Nice Job Mick and the welding looks spot on :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 08, 2015, 07:57:34 PM
Nice job buddy, chop a bit of exhaust pipe up for you corners

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 08, 2015, 08:15:16 PM
Nice job buddy, chop a bit of exhaust pipe up for you corners

Cheers

Alex360

I got some 3" pipe knocking about in my garage  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 09, 2015, 10:52:55 PM
Good job mick ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on August 17, 2015, 08:59:07 AM
Hi Mickey its looking good nice job mate , looking at your pics I think i have got the same wheels are they zito`s by any chance ? if so was wondering how you got on with your spacers
as i am about to order some, we thought 65 and 35 but i see you went for 30 on the front.
cheers colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 17, 2015, 10:43:53 AM
Hi Colin
Thanks for the comment, as for the wheels are I don't know what make they are, got them from a shop on eBay. 19" Black Mesh 802 Alloy Wheels
Anyway back to the spacers
I got them from a TT Tools http://www.tttoolsltd.co.uk/ (http://www.tttoolsltd.co.uk/)

I spoke to them on the phone and then ordered the following by email

                                                   From                      To

Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) :         4x108mm                  5x120mm
      Wheel Hub Centre Bore :         65.1mm                   74.1mm
             Wheel Fittings :         Bolts 12x1.25mm        Bolts 12x1.5mm
               Hub diameter :              150mm                    150mm


2 for the front wheels at 30mm thick, one piece adapters
2 for the rear wheels at 65mm thick, two piece adapters

They arrived within 4 days, well happy
BUT........... When I went to trial fit I found out that the Centre Bore on the rear wheels were smaller than the fronts  :o
The fronts fit perfectly
I couldn't fit the rear because the adaptor was made with a centre bore of  74.1 and I needed 72.6
This was completely my fault for assuming the fronts and rears would be the same
Anyway no biggy, I was a Lathe turner in my previous job, I have a friend with a Lathe, so just went to his place and turned them down myself to the correct size.
Perfect fit all round, well happy with the adaptors and highly recommend TT Tools
They cost me £528 all in

Hope this helps you
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on August 17, 2015, 01:02:34 PM
Thanks for that Mickey I was just a bit concerned because the 30 or 35 mm sound less than what others have done


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 17, 2015, 07:44:15 PM
When I first measured mine, and it came out at 30mm, I thought I had done something seriously wrong  :o
It is all to do with the off set of the wheels you have and whether you have the eXtreme suspension kit

I tried a few places for my spacers, to be told that it couldn't be done without making a two piece adaptor
Then I found and spoke to TT Tools Ltd  :D

Our wheels must be very similar as to have the same spacers needed. Give or take a few mm's
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 17, 2015, 08:04:07 PM
Thought I would try and make a Bulkhead today
I got some measurements for the window aperture off of Alex360, thanks again for that, got my rule, pencil and a nice new peice of Plywood

First of I welded in a very very basic frame to take the bulkhead
I will weld in some more to give the bulkead something to screw and bond to

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead%20Frame-600_zps0xedkzva.jpg)

Then measured and marked out the bulkhead and cut it all out with my Jigsaw
Had to cut it straight down the middle to be able to fit it in the car though, only because I couldn't be arsed to remove my seats
I will cover this in carpet

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead_2-600_zpspnqf5l68.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead-600_zpsvgjedbpy.jpg)

Then set about making the corners  :D
These will be covered in faux leather or leather

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bulkhead%20Corners-600_zpsbrfuxnha.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 17, 2015, 08:08:02 PM
Wow great work Mick nice 1 mate :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 17, 2015, 08:09:57 PM
Also thought all the brake places were to pricy for what they do so to them to young lad down the rd , coming on nicly ;) lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 17, 2015, 10:02:50 PM
Nice work on the bulkhead buddy

Looking good  8)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 18, 2015, 08:30:56 AM
Hey mickey the bulk looks great mate well done ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 18, 2015, 05:30:39 PM
Mick are you going to get gen glass ? Or get some cut ?? :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 18, 2015, 06:12:10 PM
Thanks for the comments guys
That Caliper is nearly as big as the kid haha
Start them off young though ;)
I'm just going to get some Perspex for the bulkhead glass
And may give is a light tint  :)
I already have the window kit from eXtreme, for the rest of the car
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 18, 2015, 08:55:14 PM
Ha yeah they big mate :)

Yeah your doin a great job buddy :)

Rarer cool I've gotta get some sorted out , hoping to get some made as I can't find any :) .


Where abouts r u Mick ? Kent ?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 18, 2015, 09:10:49 PM
Pm sent Matey  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 19, 2015, 07:25:58 PM
Managed a couple of hours working on the car today

Made the rear Parcel Shelf out of the rest of the Plywood I had
This will be carpeted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Parcel%20Shelf-600_zps98vdzygc.jpg)

And trial fitted in the car
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Parcel%20Shelf%202-600_zpssp4eobog.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 19, 2015, 07:51:01 PM
Looks good mate, have you jumped in the seat to check you can still fit comfortably?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 19, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
Yes Matey
The seat is set for me and there is still room to move it back without touching the shelf  :)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on August 19, 2015, 09:34:43 PM
Good stuff. My bulkhead is just temporary, so I can remove easily and have all 4 seats available. Was wondering about extra cross bracing, your basic frame would do that really well if you fitted welded in diagonals. Notice youve done quite a bit more since then though

Thought I would try and make a Bulkhead today
I got some measurements for the window aperture off of Alex360, thanks again for that, got my rule, pencil and a nice new peice of Plywood

First of I welded in a very very basic frame to take the bulkhead
I will weld in some more to give the bulkead something to screw and bond to


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 19, 2015, 09:45:49 PM
Bang on Micky :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 19, 2015, 10:45:19 PM
Thanks for the nice comments Guys

I will be putting a couple of diagonals in, just to give it some more strength, but the frame is only really there so the Plywood has something to screw/bond to.

Mick

Ps 355Brian your car looks great. I do love the colour. Whenever I think about what colour to go, it is always a toss up between Red or Yellow


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 20, 2015, 08:24:24 AM
Looking great mickey, them pics so take me back it doesn't seem that long ago I was at that stage  and now she's finished ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 25, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
That bulkhead looks great mate, is that all from my wonderful measurements on a bit of cardboard lol?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 26, 2015, 08:34:19 AM
Cheers Matey
Yes, once I had the measurements you gave me, I could then work out where the window would be and then work out the rest  ;D
Thanks again
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 11, 2015, 09:32:46 PM
Hey Micky any updates !!!    :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 11, 2015, 10:34:02 PM
None I'm afraid.
Not had anytime for myself
Off work now till next Saturday, so will be on it soon. Got a few little fiddly jobs to do on her, then concentrate getting the panels prept

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 13, 2015, 04:53:04 PM
Does that mean you might be around this Friday, missus is looking at a new Beamer in your area, so could pop in

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 14, 2015, 10:19:38 AM
Yes I will be at home
Are you going to the Big Motoring World
It is a massive BMW car sales not far from me
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 14, 2015, 02:10:04 PM
yes mate  :D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 17, 2015, 08:30:25 AM
We will pop in after, around lunchtime, if ok?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 17, 2015, 09:08:27 AM
That is not a problem Matey
I'll get the kettle on. Good luck with the car buying  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 17, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
His standards are high now Mick he will want them French cake things and bacon butties ????????????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 18, 2015, 07:10:42 AM
His standards are high now Mick he will want them French cake things and bacon butties ????????????????

Croissants Rodney, croissants lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 18, 2015, 07:56:59 AM
And choc oh pain ( that's the chocolate ones Chris lol) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 18, 2015, 06:02:45 PM
Lol lol , yeah them 2 :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 19, 2015, 02:29:21 PM
Bloody typical.
I'm back to work and the sun is shining  >:(


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 23, 2015, 04:33:51 PM
Yippeee  :D :D :D
Managed a couple of hours again today so thought I would just sort out the gap and bring the rear wing up to meet the engine panel
The engine panel was sitting too high, so with a little filler and sanding I got it to where I like it
Hopefully be able to do the other side tomorrow
Piccie time

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Rear-600_zpsicerevpw.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Rear%202-600_zps6fpbhfxl.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: GTOpower on September 23, 2015, 06:16:22 PM
Just a heads up, I found that the rear deck changed shape once the screen was bonded in. It stretched out the sides and sat more flush.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 23, 2015, 08:11:17 PM
Nice one matey  ;)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 23, 2015, 08:27:49 PM
Well done buddy ????

GTO.  What rear deck buddy ???


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: GTOpower on September 23, 2015, 09:33:39 PM
Well done buddy ????

GTO.  What rear deck buddy ???

I mean the engine cover, where you bond the rear windscreen.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 23, 2015, 09:39:31 PM
Just a heads up, I found that the rear deck changed shape once the screen was bonded in. It stretched out the sides and sat more flush.

Cheers Matey for the heads up. Will look out for that
Thanks guys for the comments
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2015, 11:08:25 PM
Looking good buddy ,also noticed some interior bulk pictures I must of missed great work  ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 25, 2015, 09:06:55 PM
Thanks JD, that means a lot coming from you  :)

Was allowed some more car time today, so did some more filling and sanding
To get the door to make a decent seal around the rubber meant that the door skin to rear quarter didn't line up that great
So started with that first
The worst part was up near the door handle and the line that runs through the side of the car
The line was slightly off, so with a straight edge and a sharpie pen I drew a new one to fill up to
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%201-600_zpsca9dhmm7.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%202-600_zpsjgj4xbth.jpg)

And sanded down

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%203-600_zpskxa7mlso.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%204-600_zpsj8hvzens.jpg)

Then when I was happy with that I set about filling and sanding the rear wing, as the engine cover was sitting a little proud. Did the same on the off side the other day
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%205-600_zpsjionvy4l.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Filling%20NS%206-600_zpsjmajvj0w.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 25, 2015, 09:15:23 PM
Great work Mick , really top work fella :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 25, 2015, 09:38:13 PM
Nice job buddy  :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 26, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
Looking fab mate  :)  jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 27, 2015, 08:37:05 PM
Thanks for letting me pop over today buddy, really enjoyed chatting with you.
Thank Mrs London for the cuppas

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 27, 2015, 10:55:04 PM
You're welcome Matey Mate
Nice to meet up again
Anytime
Mick and 'er in doors  ;D
Oh and little Izzabella  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 14, 2015, 01:47:31 PM
Been a few weeks with out doing a thing to my girl  >:(
But....... Don't tell the Wife, look what I bought to cheer me up

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/mirrors-600_zps54gstxgi.jpg)

Hehe
Merry Christmas to me

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on November 14, 2015, 02:09:39 PM
Wow, where did you get them from?
Was it a good price and do they have any more?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on November 14, 2015, 04:10:02 PM
Cripes alive!

Well done. yes tell us how you came by these and what they cost!!!!

Amazing


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 14, 2015, 04:13:35 PM
Hi Alex
They were on eBay from a private seller
Cost £300 but will tell Emma £50  :-X
I'm always looking for goodies like this on there.
Just got to get the rest of the car done now

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on November 14, 2015, 05:17:45 PM
Hahaha nice 1 Micky :) and everything I buy is £50 ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 14, 2015, 08:57:07 PM
Haha, if they knew the truth
They are NGT mirrors. similar look to the Stradale Mirrors without the extortionate pricew tag
Although, to get these new are about £650  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 14, 2015, 10:49:39 PM
Great buy on the mirrors mick ,I did spot them then give my head a slap lol.jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 16, 2015, 06:06:59 PM
Haha at the head slapping. Hopefully I will get them to fit nicely and have no regrets  ???
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on November 17, 2015, 08:28:41 PM
They will look the nuts mate :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 22, 2015, 05:10:26 PM
Had some free time today, and as it was dry I had a go at fitting the Near side mirror
Making them fit did mean a bit of cutting and fibre glassing the actual mirror though. I was crapping myself for some reason when I attacked it with a dremel  :(

First of all I had to trim the little piece you get from eXtreme, and drill the holes
Then for the front hole I decided to encapsulate a nut for ease of fitting, the other two holes are for bolts

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/1-600_zpsig5ytwtw.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/2-600_zpsngvyrgy3.jpg)

Then bonded in the two bolts and prepared the piece for bonding onto the wing mirror

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/4-600_zpsx2zgybil.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/3-600_zpszs5nqvag.jpg)

Next was to cut the wing mirror ready for the eXtreme piece

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/5-600_zpsybnglgni.jpg)

And prepare it for bonding

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/6-600_zpsdnyv7iwb.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/7-600_zpsaehrk3xi.jpg)

Bonded in

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/8-600_zpskehzqpuf.jpg)

And trial fitted to the car

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/9-600_zpspcp40x2a.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/10-600_zpsi6pn0gbn.jpg)

The mirror base doesn't quite follow the A' post, as expected, so will be altering the wing mirror base to match. May sound a little drastic, because of the price I paid for them, but it will look right...... I hope  :o

To be continued...........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on November 22, 2015, 05:40:35 PM
Nice job matey,
Are they carbon fibre, or carbon fibre dipped?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 22, 2015, 06:02:34 PM
Hi Alex
The listing said Genuine Carbon Fibre mirrors, and judgung by the weight I would say they are Carbon Fibre
I think I have doubled the weight though by bonding in the little back piece

Mick

PS any updates from JD on your beauty Matey Mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on November 22, 2015, 07:07:13 PM
He is cracking on with her now.
I am probably due another trip up there soon to drop Perspex, lights etc off to him.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on November 22, 2015, 08:24:46 PM
Nice 1 Micky well done buddy :) look the nuts mate :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 22, 2015, 11:42:13 PM
Mick.. nice job on the mirrors they look awesome :-)  Are you going to drill three little holes in the middle so you can access your bolts to the stalks, although I doubt they will need to come off really.

Top job.. keep it up, looking forward to the updates.

Steve


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 23, 2015, 07:59:41 AM
Great job mick they look fab jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 23, 2015, 10:28:08 AM
Cheers Guys

Steve, I'm not going to bother drilling holes to get to the screws. There is no point really, plus I have put so much bonding paste in there, if I do clip a mirror it will pull the door off before breaking the stalk off haha

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 04, 2015, 01:48:59 PM
Hi Mickey,

Have you got any picture updates?

Just want to see how you are doing

Cheers


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 04, 2015, 05:24:42 PM
Hi Alex
Nothing major as it is only little jobs to do now  ;D
Got the other mirror fitted. Now to finish them I need to reshape the base of the mirrors, to follow the line of the A' post
Shouldn't be difficult, I will then cut and piece in some of the extreme mirror base and bond it, that way it will fill the peugeot mirror to door rubber

A couple of pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/12-600_zps715djqzj.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/13-600_zpsxkvjode1.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 04, 2015, 05:47:55 PM
Have you got plans/date for paint job and prep buddy?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 04, 2015, 08:27:37 PM
No plans just yet Matey. I am hoping to be ready for a paint shop by March. I will leave all the prep for whoever paints it. They are better than me  :)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 04, 2015, 08:50:11 PM
Getting there buddy looking great :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 05, 2015, 08:14:09 PM
No plans just yet Matey. I am hoping to be ready for a paint shop by March. I will leave all the prep for whoever paints it. They are better than me  :)

Mick

No worries, will you have all the fitting and mechanical, (and maybe an interior?) in before March?
You might possibly make Stoneleigh buddy!!

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 05, 2015, 09:03:49 PM
Very nice Mick, it would be great if you could get to Stoneleigh in her!

I've done mine a bit back to front to be honest. All these jobs I'm doing now on my lambo should of been done before paint. Every time I go in the garage I risk marking JD's workmanship.  Thankfully I'm been lucky so far with falling screwdrivers, jack handles but it wont be long... lol SO,  I would try and do as much as you can before. .. I lost interest in mine so the white has now spurred me on. 

As for those mirrors.... they look great :-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 09, 2015, 03:58:13 PM
I would love to be ready for Stoneleigh but need some nice days to finish her off

Anyway, a nice but cold day today, so thought I would finish off the Off Side mirror
Needed to get the eXtreme mirror base to fit the mirrors, which meant butchering my recently bought mirrors  :o

After measuring what needed to be removed, I set about my mirrors with my untrustworthy Dremel, I've had to exchange 4 of these poxy tools in the last 9 months

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base-600_zps01cn75zm.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%201-600_zpsnr8bcf8b.jpg)

Then cut the base supplied by eXtreme

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%202-600_zpsfys5pchi.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%203-600_zpsr6pludfo.jpg)

Then bonded the pieces together

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%204-600_zpsyrabg5ol.jpg)

Offered up again to make sure all ok

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%205-600_zpsp23esqno.jpg)

A little bit of filler and rubbing down

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%206-600_zps8yiawiz1.jpg)

And tada !!!

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Wing%20Mirror%20Base%207-600_zpsgmq1ljro.jpg)

The bases will be gloss black and the mirrors will be re laquered so that the carbon fibre can still be seen
Now where is that near side mirror  ;)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 09, 2015, 05:45:36 PM
Excellent job matey, I think I will do that on the carbon fibre passenger side mirror I aquired lol

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 09, 2015, 08:25:31 PM
Good job mickey they will look class once they are painted ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 09, 2015, 10:40:01 PM
Well done buddy , looking good :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 21, 2015, 02:22:44 PM
Well I've had a week off work and the weather has been effing miserable  >:(
Back to work Wednesday  ::)

So the only thing I have been able to do is to copy what Alex360 has done, and sort out my steering wheel
I bought the xbox wheel off of eBay for £18, and that included them driving up from Folkestone and handing it to me. Result  ;D

Again, I took my dremel and cut away like a man posessed, just waiting for it to pack up like the other dremels I've had.
Anyway it didn't and this is the result so far

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Steering%20Wheel-600_zpsfy3zvxal.jpg)

Thanks for the inspiration Alex  ;)
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 21, 2015, 04:19:16 PM
That looks mint mick  great job , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 21, 2015, 06:11:55 PM
I really like that mate, well done :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 21, 2015, 06:41:58 PM
Cheers Guys
Where did you get your Steering Wheel Boss kit Alex
Also, I have never changed a steering wheel before so do I need a specific boss kit for a Peugeot 406 Coupe or do all boss kits fit
Cheers for any help on the matter
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 21, 2015, 07:22:13 PM
Hi Mickey,

I had a chat with JD, and also tried fitting my 106/206/306 boss kit on Chris 4u2nv's steering column, it didn't fit. JD has said that it will probably be simpler to cut the boss off the original steering wheel and bond/weld onto our boss kit.

Hope this helps

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 21, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
Looks great Mick I brought a boss kit universal 1 and it doesn't fit mine :( so I really not sure what I'm going to do there , but like the suggestion Alex said JD made !!! Or take it to engineering company and cut it to fit your colum :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 21, 2015, 10:24:08 PM
 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Oh well looks like I'll be buying another Peugeot steering wheel and butchering it for the boss
I'll get it tig welded together
Better keep my original wheel just in case
Mick  ::)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 22, 2015, 09:28:25 PM
Sure it will be ok mate :) what did brain from Ireland do ???


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 22, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
Sure it will be ok mate :) what did brain from Ireland do ???

.?????? Brian?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 23, 2015, 01:39:11 PM
Lol yes him with the yellow 360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 23, 2015, 03:52:33 PM
Yes 355Brian, I'll give him a shout

HEY BRIAN, TELLS US WHAT YOU DID PLEASE

Hopefully he heard that haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on December 23, 2015, 05:40:44 PM
Hahaha I hope so :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 30, 2015, 08:15:19 PM
Well Santa has been and gone, soon be Christmas again

Managed a little bit of time on my car today. As the weather wasn't great I sorted out the base of the Near Side mirror
Basically did the same as the Off Side one  ;)

First I chopped it about, along with the eXtreme mirror base, and bonded then together
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/20151230_140259-600_zpspd1ifndj.jpg)

Then rubbed it down and coated it in filler
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/20151230_163648-600_zpsr4dtcb6d.jpg)

Then rubbed that down
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/20151230_173316-600_zpslwdiywry.jpg)

Now I have two mirrors ready for the experts to make perfect, paint the base and re-laquer the mirror housings

Mick

To be continued..........

PS Hope you all have a great New Year


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on December 30, 2015, 08:19:03 PM
And you matey, going to look good o nice painted.
P.S. Making notes for when I do mine :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 30, 2015, 08:33:52 PM
Good job mickey ,they will look great once painted ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on December 30, 2015, 09:38:41 PM
hey sorry guys, just spotted this a bit late.

Well I've done my second F430 thrustmaster steering wheel mod, and found a really good wheel for it. managed to get the start button to work well on it, and plan to use the manetto switch to activate a solenoid switch on the vacuum line for a vacuum actuated exhaust bypass valve (which opens a stubby exhaust near the downpipe, completely bypassing the cat and silencers), worked a treat with my 3L V6 MR2 engine swap- and got a decent Ferrari sound.

I was lucky with the 360, when I bought it, it already had an aftermarket steering wheel and boss. A momo wheel, yellow, which I didn't like much. So all I needed to do was locate a steering wheel which the 430 Thrustmaster middle would fit well. then just do the nuts and bolts up.

Here's the steering wheel I purchased from an online store here in Ireland, a momo copy in leather (they also do the boss kits), quite cheap €80 (just £60 new, if you're in UK GBP land):
http://www.redpowermotorsport.ie/p/7457666/momo-style-leather-steering-wheel.html (http://www.redpowermotorsport.ie/p/7457666/momo-style-leather-steering-wheel.html)

You'll see it on my youtube channel and via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnk8i5vfjL0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnk8i5vfjL0)

I wish I could be of more help. I'd love to have the top arc of the wheel carbon transfer dipped, but this will have to do for now.


I LOVE THOSE 360 CS Door Mirrors!!! want some asap!!- great job

Yes 355Brian, I'll give him a shout

HEY BRIAN, TELLS US WHAT YOU DID PLEASE

Hopefully he heard that haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 30, 2015, 10:18:25 PM
Cheers Guys for the comments

Brian, I have put the site you have posted in my favourites for later.
Love the working start button you have.
Thanks for getting back to us
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 04, 2016, 09:39:29 PM
Are you going to drill three little holes in the middle so you can access your bolts to the stalks, although I doubt they will need to come off really.

Top job.. keep it up, looking forward to the updates.

Steve

I wasn't going to but I changed my mind as it has been eating away at me haha

Truthfully, I drove to Laddingford Engineering today. they are going to bend some sheet metal up for me. for my Alex Style Stradale Sills  ;)
On the way there I passed this company
http://kentcustomdipping.co.uk/ (http://kentcustomdipping.co.uk/)

When I go and collect my metal on Thursday, I will pop into Kent Dipping to see what they can do with the mirror bases so.......
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/20160104_210409-600_zpsgwkreji3.jpg)

Now that was easier then expected
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 05, 2016, 08:52:01 PM
Nice 1 Mickky

Yes the sills are a nice touch :) keep up the good work buddy .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 06, 2016, 02:55:30 PM
Good job mickey ,you will hav to let me no what you think of the dipping as I'm thinking of getting my rear light panel  Carbon dipped cheers Jd.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 07, 2016, 06:30:11 PM
Just another little update today

Went and collected my metal and popped into the Hydro-dipping place
I showed him my mirror bases and he is happy to do them for me when I have them ready. £35 each to do

JD whilst I was there he showed me a genuine F360 light panel he has, and it looked the dogs. I asked him how much to do and he said £250.
That is to prepare, base coat, dip then laquer and polish.
You should easily find somewhere cheaper as you can prepare, base coat and laquer yourself.


Anyway, when I got home I quickly removed the Off Side mirror, so that I could drill out the base, to be able to get to the screws
Just cleaning up the last hole and my poxy Dremel 3000 died. That is now the 4th one I've had in 10 months  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Luckily B&Q just exchange with no quibbles. Although I have all the receipts from the day I bought it.
If you are thinking of getting one of these don't. Look for another make

A couple of pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Base2-600_zpszzrljpe4.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Base3-600_zpsvu5yiwbm.jpg)

And this is a pic of the light panel, which doesn't do it justice. I have taken this pic from their site, as I didn't have my phone on me to take a photo
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Hydrodipped-600_zps0z8mgnhv.jpg)

Mick


To be continued..........




Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 07, 2016, 07:10:52 PM
Cheers for that mickey and yes the fact that I can base and lacquer my panel mite help me if I can find someone up here , it does look awesome tho so I think that's on my wish list before the first show , that's not a bad price for your mirror bits tho they should look mint  when done ,cheers again jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 07, 2016, 07:40:49 PM
Can't wait to see the results Mick.. Great idea about drilling holes to reach your fixing bolts ;-)

I think it's about time you got some photos on of your whole car.. I'm missing my mickey fix!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 07, 2016, 09:29:49 PM
Yep 2nd what Steve said mate .

And mirrors going to look amazing :) and good price :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 08, 2016, 03:23:53 PM
Thanks guys for all the positive comments.
Can't wait to be able to give you all a Mickey fix, but what with the Great British weather, she is all rapped up under a tarpaulin  :(
As soon as I get a nice day off work, she is booked in for some Mickey time haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 08, 2016, 05:47:51 PM
Some Mickey luuuuuvvvv lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 14, 2016, 03:55:10 PM
Managed to get some done on my build today.
In between the showers, and how cold was it today  :o

Anyway, sorted out closing in the rear of the roof up by the engine cover hinges
This bit
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Hinge-600_zpsig7uc1ab.jpg)

First of I made up 3 plates for the job and tack welded them in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Hinge%201-600_zpsgnonpoh1.jpg)

The outside ones where similar but curves out at one end to match the roof and sides of the rear wings. Forgot to take a photo, but no biggie

Once they were welded in I then smoothered in filler
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Hinge%202-600_zpszcqozhdt.jpg)

And sanded down it now looks like this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Hinge%203-600_zps30k7ljdz.jpg)

I have ordered some Gorilla Expanding Foam to squirt into the void now made by closing this part off.
Will probably drill some holes in the roof to do this, then refill them with the bonding filler

Just the top corners for the rubber to weld in and then job done for the rear opening  :)
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 14, 2016, 04:08:53 PM
Looks like a great job mickey ,also looks like you hav finished the rear bulkhead hav I missed some pics or did you not put any on jd ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 14, 2016, 04:28:10 PM
Thanks JD
The bulkhead is not finished. Needs tidying at the back and triming at the front.
It also needs fixing in properly as it is just sitting there at the moment.
Then I need to get some perspex for the window  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 14, 2016, 06:14:18 PM
Nice work mick,
I would recommend that you chuck some curved flat bar inside up against your roof, to stop any possible sinking when they paint/bake it.
Look forward to some pics of your wing mirrors mounted on the motor mate.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 14, 2016, 06:30:39 PM
Thanks for the heads up Alex
As for the mirrors, they are at the Hydro-Dippers.
Should get them back in a couple of weeks  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 15, 2016, 05:41:16 PM
Nice 1 Micky :) great work givin the conditions buddy :)

Don't know if this would interest you mate , but was working at London Bridge hospital today and , one of those dent vans turned up , then I was amazed as he was doing a car in car park , he wrapped what I thought was a sheet over the car then plugged it into the back of his van and it blew up into a heated waterproof dome , which was massive .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 15, 2016, 05:45:31 PM
Like this , I thought very cool


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 15, 2016, 06:03:23 PM
Don't think it would last long as I still have a couple of small welding jobs to do on her
I bet they are not cheap  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 15, 2016, 07:36:04 PM
Just a thought :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 15, 2016, 08:01:23 PM
I know Matey
I am sooooo close to finishing, apart from the prep and paint, will leave that to the professionals.

I think a good week to 10 days on her and she will be ready for the painter
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 15, 2016, 08:08:59 PM
Wow that's great :) did you get your steel ? For sills ??


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 15, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
That IS great news Mickey, you are on course for the Stoneleigh show.
It doesn't matter if interior isn't finished, we'll put a note "under construction " on it :) :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 15, 2016, 09:32:46 PM
woot woot.. another one for Stoneleigh :-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 15, 2016, 09:43:27 PM
I got the steel for my sills Chris ;)
Alex if my interior is not finished I'll just white wash my windows to prevent people looking in haha
I hope I can get her ready for Stoneleigh
If not I'll still be there to see the cars  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 20, 2016, 05:58:44 PM
Today I decided to write a list of what I need to do, to get my car ready for a bodyshop to take over
Once that was done, took all of 5 minutes, I set about making some brackets for the rear bumper to rear wing

After looking at 100's of pictures of real F360's I have noticed that some of the shut lines look large
So to get the same on the rear bumper to wing shut I made up these. I will call these PART A
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%201-600_zpsmlmzynnn.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%202-600_zpsyaacsb7q.jpg)

And these PART B
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%203-600_zpsvogezcdr.jpg)

PART A are bonded to the wing and then slide into PART B bolted to the rear wing
This allows me to adjust the wing ends up and down, by the nuts on PART B
And in and out by adjusting the nuts on PART A

This is the bumper fitted and adjusted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%204-600_zpsylxxhxpf.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%205-600_zps0uj9blpw.jpg)

And this is a real F360
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Bumper%20Shut%206-600_zpsmasutlzh.jpg)

Now where is that job list
Rear bumper brackets

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 20, 2016, 06:52:31 PM
That looks spot on Micky its looks Spot on mate :)

Nice one with the sills :) keep the pics coming mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 20, 2016, 07:07:29 PM
Nice work Mickey,

Been trawling net for mirrors similar to yours, can you find a part number or specific model number I can search under?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on January 20, 2016, 07:51:02 PM
Nice work mickey looks spot on ????
Alex John used Yamaha R6 motorbike ones for his he spyied them on me bike & said they looked perfect ????

Lee


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 20, 2016, 08:25:15 PM
Cheers Guys

The only thing I know about the mirrors is that they are Carbon Fibre NGT mirrors
Similar to these by the looks of it
http://www.supertweaks.com/ferrari/ferrari-bodyparts/ferrari-360-bodyparts/ferrari-360-mirrors/ferrari-360-carbon-fibre-challenge-side-mirrors-lhd-or-rhd (http://www.supertweaks.com/ferrari/ferrari-bodyparts/ferrari-360-bodyparts/ferrari-360-mirrors/ferrari-360-carbon-fibre-challenge-side-mirrors-lhd-or-rhd)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-F360-Modena-F1-OEM-Carbon-Fibre-Side-Mirror-/262243666244?hash=item3d0ef0c944:m:m8Xj1vFMHCBc1IZwuKdfiuw (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-F360-Modena-F1-OEM-Carbon-Fibre-Side-Mirror-/262243666244?hash=item3d0ef0c944:m:m8Xj1vFMHCBc1IZwuKdfiuw)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on January 21, 2016, 09:56:56 AM
nice work on rear bumper mickey looks like its working fine think i might adopt your idea (if that`s ok )
cheers colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 21, 2016, 11:27:49 AM
nice work on rear bumper mickey looks like its working fine think i might adopt your idea (if that`s ok )
cheers colin

Thanks Colin but all credit goes to JD as I see it on his build thread  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 21, 2016, 05:13:39 PM
Just a little update, but another job ticked off the list

Bought these today to sort out the drainage on the rain channel
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drain%201-600_zpsypm99o2m.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drain%202-600_zpsr1q5zqwa.jpg)

Drilled a hole in each corner, at the lowest point and close to where the water will collect
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drain%203-600_zpsej4gbwi9.jpg)

Pushed in the fitting and put some sikaflex up underneath to seal it and to hold them in place
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drain%204-600_zps6cffvdka.jpg)

When the sikaflex has set I can then sand down the top lip so it is level with the channel. Allowing the water to flush away as soon as

Then I can fit some pipe to this end and direct it out of the car
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Drain%205-600_zpsoqmznjnt.jpg)

Rain channel drainage

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 21, 2016, 08:03:55 PM
Clever bugger! Lol

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 21, 2016, 09:50:19 PM
Nice 1 mate good work :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 21, 2016, 09:56:28 PM
Top job mickey ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on January 22, 2016, 10:07:31 AM
will be nice and tidy, nice work mickey.
colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 22, 2016, 06:40:58 PM
Cheers Guys, appreciated as always

No update today as the weather was, well lets say, undesirable

Anyway, my soon to be, head mechanics overalls were delivered today
One small problem, is that I have bought them about 4 years too early
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Ferrari%20Izzie-600_zpszu6mbrmw.jpg)

Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 22, 2016, 09:09:04 PM
Hahahaha nice 1 Micky :) may have to get Alfie a set :)

You still coming down on Sunday ?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 22, 2016, 09:23:07 PM
Yes Matey.
Will leave here about 10 AM and should get to Alex's in about 90 minutes
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 22, 2016, 10:05:23 PM
They look class mickey ,plenty growing room lol ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 24, 2016, 06:17:23 PM
Great to meet you today Micky :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 24, 2016, 06:23:32 PM
Likewise Chris  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 26, 2016, 09:11:31 PM
Another little update.

Got up this morning with all intensions of fitting my Off Side Door Window today
So uncovered the car and set about repositioning the runners
Marked and drilled the rear one 1 inch in from the original hole

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Door%203-600_zpsmrlemyi3.jpg)

And on the other one again 1 inch down from the original
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Door%204-600_zpsuzqkpery.jpg)

Then the bottom of the rear runner is pushed as far into the rear corner as possible
I have yet to bond or bolt this as I want to make sure everything works first
Also you can see I have marked, with black pen, an area i may need to remove, as the running part fails this as it moves down. Not sure yet if the window needs to open as far as this but that is an option for me.
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20Runner%201-600_zpsnmchdrlb.jpg)

Now as I was trialling the window I noticed that the remaining part of the impact bar was hampering the fitting, so I now need to remove this. Not an easy task now that the Ferrari door skin is fitted  :)
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Impact%20Bar%201-600_zpsoi7g4yho.jpg)

The only option for me was to remove the door and put a slit across here
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Impact%20Bar%203-600_zps5peiiryr.jpg)

And down here
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Impact%20Bar%204-600_zps2lcd8fr3.jpg)

Remove the impact bar and re-weld the slits
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Impact%20Bar%202-600_zpskce4kg2a.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Impact%20Bar%205-600_zpsqterwebe.jpg)

Job done  :)

Now, whilst engrossed in my little project, I didn't notice the change of weather outside.
I was tipping down and blowing like what not
MY CAR !!!!!
It was uncovered and no door on. So I must of looked a right plonker figthing with the cover to get it back on.

S*@t. How can I do my window now. Need to fit the door, plug in the electrics do be able to finish the job

So whilst I had the door off I made good where you weld in the Hockey sticks
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Door-600_zpsl5qusj8t.jpg)

And along the top of the door near where the rubber will sit
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Door%202-600_zpshoch6iri.jpg)

So now I have this in doors with me, waiting to be fitted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Door%205-600_zpsqxssnmjh.jpg)

Wonder what the weather is tomorrow
Typical. P***ing down again  >:(

Mick

To be continued..........




Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 26, 2016, 09:20:43 PM
Well done mate looks like a lot of ag but you seem to of Sussed it and made great work of it :)


And yeah it's meant to be really bad weather tommo :(


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 26, 2016, 09:23:01 PM
Great start mick ,hope the whether forecast is wrong and you can crack on tomoro,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 26, 2016, 10:22:49 PM
Really glad you are doing your windows matey, am watching with great interest. Best of luck

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 27, 2016, 05:52:22 PM
Cheers Guys

Weather, as predicted, was very wet and very windy  >:(

So today I messed about again with the door, in my garage, and cut out the section where the window runner was fouling. Not sure if this is needed as it may be that the window, when fitted, will not go down as far as this.
But better cut it out now, before it has a nice paint job.

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%20Rear%20Channel-600_zps54lucwol.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Door%20Rear%20Channel%202-600_zpsqotin0ba.jpg)

Basically started to tidy up the garage after doing this, as I couldn't think what I could do, then remembered that I need to weld some nuts onto the headlight adjusters.
So welded 6 nuts on, tidied up all the threads, gave them all a squirt of WD40 and they now all work perfectly
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Off%20Side%20Light%20Adjusters-600_zpsirq9bjot.jpg)

Then started to think of how to mount the headlights onto the car.
I want to be able to remove the front end, if need be, but leave the lights in situ.
So started to make up a bracket, but limited to what I can do, because I need to work from the car

This is what I'm going to do, sorry for my crude drawing
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Light%20Bracket-600_zpsjhsfvgho.jpg)

The light can be adjusted left, right, back and forwards on the two bolts going through the light unit and through the top plate
And can also be adjusted up and down on the threaded bar, welded to the box section and the tubing welded to the top bracket
The box section will be welded to the car


So made a small start
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Near%20Side%20Light%20Bracket-600_zpsekscqdni.jpg)

All credit for the idea, goes to Rick, over at kitcarz.co.uk

Oh well back to work tomorrow, fingers crossed for better weather on Sunday.
Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 27, 2016, 06:09:47 PM
Well done mate :)

Looking good


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 27, 2016, 07:58:35 PM
I feel left out not having a 360/430...  But it looks good whatever it is :-)

Keep up the mysterious work !


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 27, 2016, 08:40:57 PM
Great job mate, can you let me know how you got on with your door glass? Did it tell you to move it an inch out on the DVD?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 27, 2016, 08:54:39 PM
Cheers Guys
Alex on the Dvd it says about moving the top hole in an inch and the bottom hole down an inch
Steve, not sure if you are being serious or not, but if you are it is part of the headlight for a 360  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on January 28, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
good work Mickey.
colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on January 30, 2016, 08:13:00 AM
Great work mickey looking forward to seeing it up jd's ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 30, 2016, 09:53:13 AM
Hey mickey this could be an early birthday pressy from your amazing wife ???????????????? lol. Would look the muts  nuts on the Ferrari tho , Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 30, 2016, 10:12:27 AM
It's my Birthday in March.
Might drop her a few hints and send her the link haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on January 30, 2016, 07:55:47 PM
Mick just buy it now mate , deal with the grieve later , you will never find a better 1 that that !!

Any way it's only £60 Right ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 30, 2016, 08:34:04 PM
Mick just buy it now mate , deal with the grieve later , you will never find a better 1 that that !!

Any way it's only £60 Right ;)

I agree with Chris, for a private plate that's a good price mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 30, 2016, 09:28:45 PM
I'm not that brave  :o
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 30, 2016, 10:42:28 PM
I paid 1k for mine.. lol get it bought it finishes the car off :-)  ( but check with her first.. lol )


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 30, 2016, 10:59:11 PM
I'm a poor Fireman
If I bought a personalised plate I think I would be a waking up with a team of doctors around me.
She would not be happy at all


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on January 31, 2016, 08:06:45 AM
I'm a poor Fireman
If I bought a personalised plate I think I would be a waking up with a team of doctors around me.
She would not be happy at all

Fair comment buddy, there's always later :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on January 31, 2016, 08:35:56 PM
These door windows are not as straight forward as I thought.
Could not get the window to fit properly
Think I may have put the rear runner in slightly twisted so have removed it and will try again tomorrow. Also got a few light scratches on the window  :-[
And I have ordered some M5x70 countersunk screws to do this mod by Xpert360
http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php?topic=1914.msg14881#msg14881 (http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php?topic=1914.msg14881#msg14881)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 05, 2016, 06:58:42 PM
Update time
Whilst I am waiting for the screws to sort out my door windows, I decided to start on the CS style door sills yesterday

Because the metal I have is 2mm thick I am having to do each side in 4 parts, so it follows the shape of the original eXtreme sills.
Being 2mm thick it is hard to bend to the shape and looks quite flat
So to start of I ground out some of the fibreglass panel and bonded on the rear and front parts that make up the face of the sill
Sorry no pics of this as I was in the zone and forgot  ;D
Anyway that was left overnight to go off
Today I set about measuring and welding on the bottom part of the sill
Again this was in 2 parts.
I offered up the rear part and scribed it into the original Peugeot sill, cut it to the line and then welded it on
Fully welded along the original sill and fully welded along the front face of the CS style sill

Now when I had finished this part I had an ' Og F**k ' moment
The heat from welding the bottom part to the front CS face radiated up and made the bonding come unstuck and it had slipped  >:(

So i got my new Dremel out, ground out as best I could the bonding paste, reapplied some more and screwed it back up
I then did the same to the front part of the sill, but this time I made sure the radiated heat was to a minimal and fingers crossed it worked
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/CS%20NS%20Sill-600_zpsjvdxwpjf.jpg)

One of the jobs I have to get done is to sort out the cross member, on which my radiators sits
It has been pushed up, it was like it when I bought the car, but completly forgot about it, until today

You can see it in this picture
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Cross%20Member%201-600_zps4kwhh886.jpg)

So I set about removing the radiator, need a new one anyway.
Then once the radiator was out I could see that my Air-con condensor was it a sorry state, so that is going to be replaced along with the radiator.

This is where I had visions in my head of going mad with a hammer. The fans and surround will not come out with out a bit of trimming, losing skin on your hands and a lot of swearing
I am lucky at the moment that my car is yet to be painted, so I was a bit rough with it
Anyway I removed it, calmed myself down and with a big bit of wood and a big hammer I straightend out the cross member  :)
This is how it looks now
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Cross%20Member%202-600_zpstcxahmqb.jpg)

And whilst I was laying down taking the pic I thought this made a nice picture, especially when she is painted
What a nice sight for someone if they were ever run over by one of these cars  ;D
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Cross%20Member%203-600_zpsefojudpg.jpg)


And my soon to be replaced parts
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Radiators-600_zpsof6qn0wo.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 05, 2016, 07:05:26 PM
Good work mate ,I see you hav also put a nice curv on the ends of the side skirts top job ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 05, 2016, 07:45:26 PM
Thanks JD
They are only roughly shaped
Waiting to be shaped to perfection, by someone who lives Up North  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 06, 2016, 09:34:02 AM
Nice job mate, thanks for the chat yesterday, will let you know how I get on with windows this weekend

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 06, 2016, 10:43:22 AM
Anytime  ;)
Will keep my fingers crossed you sort the windows out
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 06, 2016, 09:42:13 PM
Top work Mickky looks great :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 09, 2016, 06:24:49 PM
QUESTION TIME  :)

I had a hour today so thought I would get my wiper motor sorted before she goes away for paint
Anyway what i would like to know is if the bracket for the wiper motor, the one that is welded somewhere near the Off Side Bonnet hinge, is necessary
If it is necessary then has anyone got any pictures of this bracket welded on
I never got one in the kit, which is no hardship has I have lots of metal to make one

The wipers seem to be stable with just the other two brackets
So any answers would be greatfull
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 09, 2016, 07:47:46 PM
QUESTION TIME  :)

I had a hour today so thought I would get my wiper motor sorted before she goes away for paint
Anyway what i would like to know is if the bracket for the wiper motor, the one that is welded somewhere near the Off Side Bonnet hinge, is necessary
If it is necessary then has anyone got any pictures of this bracket welded on
I never got one in the kit, which is no hardship has I have lots of metal to make one

The wipers seem to be stable with just the other two brackets
So any answers would be greatfull
Thanks

Hi Mickey,

The bar supplied with the kit, was supposed to be welded onto the suspension turret , but they forgot that the hinge gets in the way, I cut mine down and welded it to the pivot point on my hinge, just makes it less wobbly :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 09, 2016, 09:54:58 PM
Hey mick , I think it defo needs the extra brace bar to be safe , what Alex has said is Wright  they forgot about the hinge , I just used a bit of flat bar to brace it here's a pic hope it's clear to see ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 09, 2016, 10:21:57 PM
Cheers Guys
Will sort it tomorrow now I know  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on February 10, 2016, 01:17:29 PM
looking good Mickey keep up the good work good idea to get the rads sorted before paint
cheers Colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 10, 2016, 06:04:48 PM
Thanks Colin  :)

Todays update

I made a start on the Off Side CS style sill today
Again first of all I marked out, cut and prepared the eXtreme sill
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20CS%20Sill%201-600_zpsuhra7rdh.jpg)

Then mixed up some U-Pol and bonded on the front faces of the sill
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20CS%20Sill%202-600_zpsvgvvsacg.jpg)

I then did the same for the front part and then sanded them down ready for the bottom plates to be welded on
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20CS%20Sill%203-600_zpsw591ysuz.jpg)

Not a very good picture, as it looks as thought the front part of the sill is running up, it is just the angle I took it  ;)

I will give the bonding 24 hours before I weld up the bottom.
Hopefully I will get enough time tomorrow to make another start on my door windows  :o

Also got my wiper motor in and working, along with the bracket that I welded to the hinge pivot pin ( Thanks Alex )
A bit more stable now  :)



Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 11, 2016, 07:24:25 PM
What a ncie day we had in the South East today
Not quite shorts and tee shirt but jeans and tee shirt  8)

Anyway got my sills all completed and I must say it really changes the look of these cars  :)
Here is a picture
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/OS%20Sill%20Completed-600_zpstdgiyzls.jpg)

And whilst I was doing that the delivery man turned up with these
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Condensor-600_zpszh2luldm.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Radiator-600_zpsslq5vbup.jpg)

So finished off the day fitting them and bleeding the coolant system
Car is now purring like a furry thing that purrs again.
Back to work tomorrow so no work on the car, but got 8 days off from Tuesday, so will be back on it to finish off the little jobs before her trip up North  ;D

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 11, 2016, 09:37:21 PM
Looking great mate :) well done buddy :) and yes weather great today :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on February 11, 2016, 10:59:03 PM
I have to agree that those new cills on both yours and Alex's look well smart.

JD, I have another job for you. Lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 12, 2016, 08:40:34 AM
Nice job Mickey, if you are looking for a transporter, I used "wemoveyourcar.com"
Tell them Alex clark recommended them to you :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 12, 2016, 12:27:42 PM
Thanks guys
Alex I'm waiting on one of my neighbours to get back to me. If not then I will try wemoveyourcar.com
Thanks for the heads up
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 16, 2016, 06:09:15 PM
A little update

I had half a dozen little jobs to do before she is ready for JD to take over and perform his magic on her  :)

All I have left, that I can thick of, is to finish of bonding the inside of the roof, about 12 inches left to do. And make up a couple of brackets to hold the power steering pipes up, at the front of the car.

I would of had these done today, but as always, I am easily distracted. I remembered I had some Ali flat bar, so I made these
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Brace%20Bars-600_zpsj0tdaj6i.jpg)

And here is just a side profile with the rear wheels on
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Side%20Profile%20A-600_zps1sg6rs2c.jpg)

Weather permitting I will get the rest finished tomorrow  :)
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 16, 2016, 07:14:47 PM
Nice job mate, how did you make the cross bars?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 16, 2016, 07:55:14 PM
Nice job mate, how did you make the cross bars?

Cheers

Alex360

Cheers Matey

All I did was use 30mm x 5mm Aluminium bar, and made up some brackets out of 1.6mm sheet metal
Once I had made up the brackets I then bolted these into place, using 5mm riv-nuts.
Cut the Ali bar to size, marked out where the brackets will fit to the bar, ground down the Ali, so that the brackets will be flush, and then bonded them on
Just need a skim of filler and painted  ;)

Here are the sizes I used for the brackets
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Brace%20Bar%20Brackets_zpsk9bgictz.jpg)

Don't know the sizes for the real brace bars but these look pretty close
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 16, 2016, 08:26:39 PM
Great work Micky :) is it wrong that I'm drawn to your car in white !!! :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 16, 2016, 08:39:31 PM
Looks like you have drawn a pair of underpants Mick!  Please remember this is a family friendly forum.. No naughty pictures please..

Hehe



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on February 16, 2016, 08:49:53 PM
Those wheels and the stance look good, (nice underpants by the way ;-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 16, 2016, 08:50:11 PM
Not a fan of white Chris  :(
Steve, I have underpants like that but in rubber  ;)
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 16, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
Oh behave...  (Austin Powers)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 16, 2016, 09:43:40 PM
But they kept melting (he's a fireman) lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 16, 2016, 09:45:26 PM
Nice job mate, how did you make the cross bars?

Cheers

Alex360

Cheers Matey

All I did was use 30mm x 5mm Aluminium bar, and made up some brackets out of 1.6mm sheet metal
Once I had made up the brackets I then bolted these into place, using 5mm riv-nuts.
Cut the Ali bar to size, marked out where the brackets will fit to the bar, ground down the Ali, so that the brackets will be flush, and then bonded them on
Just need a skim of filler and painted  ;)

Here are the sizes I used for the brackets

Don't know the sizes for the real brace bars but these look pretty close
Mick


Thanks mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 16, 2016, 10:38:24 PM
Thanks Brian  :)
Chris I can't wear them on duty. It sounds like someone rubbing balloons when I walk haha
No problem Alex  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 17, 2016, 08:19:40 AM
Great job on the stradale window bars Mick , like Brian said the  cars looks and stance are mint ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on February 17, 2016, 11:10:55 AM
looking great mickey good work are you painting her red ? at first I was painting it white and have similar black wheels now I went red  the jury is out
on black or silver wheels will post some pics soon
cheers Colin   


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 17, 2016, 04:20:35 PM
Cheers guys


looking great mickey good work are you painting her red ? at first I was painting it white and have similar black wheels now I went red  the jury is out
on black or silver wheels will post some pics soon
cheers Colin  

Yes I am going for red, this is what I am hoping for Matey
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/real%20deal_zpsaugsmxgg.jpg)

Another little update today
Got the brackets welded on to hold up the power steering pipes up out of the way
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/pipe%20brackets-600_zps89lhtl0y.jpg)

And fitted
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/pipe%20brackets%202-600_zpsxazrs7xe.jpg)

Then raised the front up by about half inch on the suspension strut, because the underneath was ridiculously low.
And put on the front wheels
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/wheels%20on-600_zpsqvw3exxd.jpg)

Red car Black wheels is the way to go Colin
The only dilemma I have is whether to have a normal Stradale strip or this one
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/novitec-f360-spider-940x705-600_zpskagadx64.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 17, 2016, 07:51:43 PM
Hey mick ,I love the challenge stripe I fitted on mine but the black one's looks cool also and would be different , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 17, 2016, 07:55:29 PM
Ditto


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2016, 08:28:15 PM
I think I would go for the white strip.. just looks right :-) plus you would be like the three musketeers then :-) and I would feel proper left out!... lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 17, 2016, 09:17:57 PM
The black stripe looks great with the black/red wheel combo, but think same as me and JD if you want to be true to the stradale look buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 17, 2016, 09:18:39 PM
The last word went to the Missus and she likes the white stripe.
As that is what I originally wanted mine to look like then the white stripe it is
Now, I must stop looking at cars on Google images
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 17, 2016, 10:27:07 PM
Stick to what you want buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 18, 2016, 08:39:43 AM
The 3 musketeers will ride again lol, Steve you can be  our dartanian ,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 18, 2016, 04:16:13 PM
One for all and ...
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 21, 2016, 08:05:39 PM
Just a small update today

Managed to run new pull cables for the bonnet, engine cover and fuel flap.
Then had another look at trial fitting the head lining panel.
What a poxy fit that is  :o
Will need to cut the sides off of it and extend then bond it all back together
Oh well, a job for when it comes back  ::)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 21, 2016, 08:13:42 PM
Well done buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 21, 2016, 09:44:12 PM
Every bits a step closer mickey, as for the headliner I had to do the same to mine ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 22, 2016, 10:49:41 AM
........ as for the headliner I had to do the same to mine ,jd

Thanks for that. I thought I had done something wrong  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 25, 2016, 06:09:25 PM
My neighbour brought his transporter round yesterday, to see if the car would get on it
Car is too low  :-\  :-\  :-\
Oh no !!!!!
I have, today, raised my front suspension right up. It has given me about a 2 inch lift.
Will sort out the rear on Saturday and hopefully it will be enough   :(
If not does anyone have a forklift haha  ???
Will keep you informed JD

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 25, 2016, 07:57:38 PM
Drive it up on boards ??


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 25, 2016, 09:11:44 PM
No probs mickey,if you need more time I'm easy ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 26, 2016, 10:25:43 AM
I had to put half a house under mine to get it on a transporter.. Long boards / short boards took JD and myself about 2 hours to load it on for its home trip.



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 26, 2016, 08:08:11 PM
Well, where do I start
My neighbour is now unable to help me with getting my car up to JD.
So today I have been at work trying to source transport at short notice.
Talk about stressful
Anyway.... through some friends I have managed to get a low trailer for transporting cars and a car suitable to tow it
So far it is still on for Sunday JD  ;D
Will let you know when I leave here to get to you

If I wake up tomorrow with all my hair left on my pillow, I will be putting it down to today

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 26, 2016, 08:17:37 PM
Pleased you got sorted mickey, hope to see you Sunday then ,kettle will be on mate ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 26, 2016, 08:33:28 PM
I know how you feel Mick.. I did the same. First I was using my own car to tow, then found out I would of been greatly overweight. Then I tried to book one that fell through.. I then tried to fit too much into one day... lol

Was worth it in the end mind.. ;-)   You could always buy a wig. .lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 26, 2016, 09:50:25 PM
well done buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on February 27, 2016, 10:43:39 AM
Good luck for tomorrow Mick,

Looking forward to seeing yours done too!
Did you get your windows sorted?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 27, 2016, 10:54:53 AM
Cheers Matey
Didn't sort out the door windows. Will be the first job when I get her back
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 28, 2016, 08:00:54 PM
My baby is now in JD's skillful hands
Looking forward to any updates
Thanks Matey
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on February 28, 2016, 08:07:56 PM
Can't wait for the updates and see this 1 also done :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on February 29, 2016, 09:06:42 AM
Nearly there Mickey I bet your looking forward to JD`s transformation
Colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 10, 2016, 06:42:14 PM
I've been a little naughty, so don't tell the wife

Had this rather large box turn up today
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Box-600_zpsdfrwz4yk.jpg)

Opened it and this was inside
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Box%20and%20Badge-600_zpstgywwpyq.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Badge-600_zps0si0pciv.jpg)


Overall length is 202mm
Depth of the capital 'C' and 'S' is 17mm
Depth of the 'g' is 13mm

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 10, 2016, 09:46:56 PM
Very nice buddy ????, will look great on the rear light panel ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 10, 2016, 10:19:18 PM
tut tut Mick.. you will get caught out one day :-)

love these little final touches..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on March 11, 2016, 07:38:14 PM
Nice 1 buddy , all the little bits make it great :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 12, 2016, 03:43:45 PM
tut tut Mick.. you will get caught out one day :-)

love these little final touches..

It's OK I treated her by extending the chain from the kitchen sink. We can now watch the telly together. You should see her little face. She loves me to bits
Haha

Truthfully I wouldn't dare just buy something like that. I always run it by her. I'm not that brave  :-[


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on March 12, 2016, 08:52:15 PM
:)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 16, 2016, 03:25:08 PM
Just a little update

Managed a couple of hours out in my garage today
Was going to have a bit of as tidy up but then see my door card panels from eXtreme  :D

So after a little bit of marking out, cutting, drilling and inserting some rivnuts I now have this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Card2-600_zpsn5adufu8.jpg)

This will be painted silver, if someone could tell me the shade of silver used I would appreciate it  ;)
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on March 16, 2016, 05:49:27 PM
Great work Micky

Looks fab


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 16, 2016, 06:10:47 PM
Hey buddy I think I used fiat Grigio grey I will check tomorrow for you as I'm at paint shop , I matched it up off my oem console , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 16, 2016, 09:04:20 PM
wow, great work Micky !!  looking good. Still got my cards to do yet.. You having a go at painting them yourself?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 16, 2016, 09:35:43 PM
Cheers Guys
Yes will paint these myself.
Needs to warm up mind before I get the rattle cans out  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 17, 2016, 06:25:26 PM
Another little update

Nothing much but managed to sort out the other door card panel today
Here it is
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Cards-600_zpsijmzxshh.jpg)

To get a better finish along the inside edge, I decided to lay masking tape onto the Peugeot door card, and then mix up some P40 to lay in the gap
When set, I then pulled it from the door card and rubbed it down, tidying it up
This made the eXtreme panel fit exactly to the door cards profile
All these little jobs add up  ;)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 18, 2016, 01:47:28 PM
I wasn't go to but am seriously thinking of getting a genuine centre console.
What is involved in fitting one of these
Would I also need to get a genuine hand brake
Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on March 18, 2016, 02:54:25 PM
nice job on door cards mick another job ticked off
cheers colin


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 18, 2016, 06:09:30 PM
Hi mick, a genuine console will finish it off nicely ,as for the handbrake I'm sure you will be able to  use the pug one but it will hav to be repositioned to fit the console correctly, or chop the Oem  console  which I couldn't bring myself to do,  I'll hav a look in the morning to make sure moving the handbrake won't interfere with exhaust etc , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 18, 2016, 07:02:47 PM
Nice job on the door cards buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 18, 2016, 07:52:52 PM
Cheers Guys for the comments

Right......
I have just been on eBay and bought this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Centre%20Console-600_zpshgbhz13w.jpg)

It will need a tidy up, rub down and re-paint
It cost £160 but comes with the gaiter and switches, don't care if they work or not as they fill a hole  ;D

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 18, 2016, 08:30:00 PM
Nice one buddy , ???? Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 18, 2016, 09:27:14 PM
Had to be done.
Talking to Chris today made me do it. All his fault haha
Have you managed to fit your new style rear light panel yet JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 19, 2016, 07:55:17 AM
Where's it coming from, mine came from bloody Oorstrarlia!!! Lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 19, 2016, 08:48:18 AM
Where's it coming from, mine came from bloody Oorstrarlia!!! Lol

Not quite as far as that......... Lancashire  ;D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 19, 2016, 09:55:21 AM
Would that be Chorley by any chance? :-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 19, 2016, 09:58:24 AM
Would that be Chorley by any chance? :-)

Removed Street Address
Coppull

Where ever that is
Mick

Is it you by any chance


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 19, 2016, 10:08:01 AM
Yep, I know the place.. :-)  about 30 minutes from me.  Nope, not me.. lol  I would of given it you for free just to make Alex jealous.. lol

Right, time to go and do a bit.. can't be sat around all day looking for things I don't need on eBay!  Just been searching for 430 interiors!!  f'knows why.. lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 19, 2016, 10:49:25 AM
I'm glad you have put a smilie face after saying you know the place
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on March 19, 2016, 11:47:04 PM
Steve did you find any 430 seats
Sorry mick didn't mean to hijack ya post , and don't blame me for anything !!! We are all responsible for our own actions ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 20, 2016, 08:54:24 AM
Steve did you find any 430 seats
Sorry mick didn't mean to hijack ya post

I dont think that at all Matey. I will also look out for F430 seats for you

As for blaming you, I don't.... but my wife on the other hand  :o
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on March 20, 2016, 02:13:29 PM
Hahaha just remember , it was only £50 love ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 20, 2016, 06:01:39 PM
Haha
Oh yes  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 25, 2016, 05:27:19 PM
Update

Decided to clean up my centre console today
It had quite a bit of Aluminium Oxide on it, that had blown the paint. So set about stripping it down and then attacked it with some sand paper
Cleaned up all the switches, as these were minging and re-fitted them, so not to lose them
The switches will not be wired in, just for show
I may remove the wing mirror switch, and install a engine start button there though

Anyway here are some pictures
Not much to see but still pictures  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Console%201-600_zpsit5fqgw9.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Console%202-600_zpslqnvjpjc.jpg)

Oh nearly forgot
I made a little carpeted shelf for in here as well
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Console%203-600_zpsylwqze6k.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 25, 2016, 06:08:03 PM
Hi mick ,I checked and it was fiat Grigio grey  I used on mine ,but I guess as long as you use the same colour on the console and door bits it will all  match , ps good start on the console ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 25, 2016, 06:14:39 PM
Cheers JD
I will get this all fitted first, then remove it and get it painted
Like you say, so long as it matches the door panels  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 26, 2016, 07:44:12 AM
Hi Mick,
Every bit helps, when getting the silver for mine I went to my paint supplier, pointed at his calculator and said "that colour please", and he mixed me up a couple of cans, used it on door cards and will use it on centre console.
Just messing with console now to get it to fit, before cleaning it up and painting.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 26, 2016, 10:28:27 AM
Cheers Alex
Will be watching your build closely, as always, for tips on fitting the centre console  8)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on March 26, 2016, 04:41:48 PM
Console looks great mate ????.
Lee


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 02, 2016, 09:07:37 PM
Has anybody got a piccie of the parts you get in the fake engine kit
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 03, 2016, 07:54:19 AM
Has anybody got a piccie of the parts you get in the fake engine kit
Thanks
Mick

I will send you a pic of what I have mate

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 03, 2016, 10:09:51 AM
Cheers Matey
I know you get the subframe and the inside engine panels.
It is more what engine parts do you get
Plenums, Airboxes and what else if anything
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 24, 2016, 05:11:31 PM
Took a road trip to South Wales today to meet Mark430
And also to come back with these
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/F360%20Seats-600_zpsxbry23jm.jpg)

A pair of fully working electric seats
Thanks Mark

Was nice meeting you  :)
Hopefully you can make Stoneleigh

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 24, 2016, 07:49:42 PM
Very nice mate ,they will look fab with the genuine console ????,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 24, 2016, 08:02:55 PM
Cheers Matey
I know you get the subframe and the inside engine panels.
It is more what engine parts do you get
Plenums, Airboxes and what else if anything
Mick

Sorry mate, just seen this, you get the plenum chamber, air boxes, subframe and side panels. That's it.

Nice seats matey :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on April 24, 2016, 08:06:55 PM
Seats look well mate bet you can't wait now mate


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 24, 2016, 08:10:43 PM
Buying the seats had to be done. It was eating away at me

Alex you had already answered after I put that up haha
Thanks though  :D



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 24, 2016, 08:18:18 PM
Buying the seats had to be done. It was eating away at me

Alex you had already answered after I put that up haha
Thanks though  :D



Goldfish memory mate :/


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on April 24, 2016, 09:20:26 PM
Very nice Mick , good find buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 07, 2016, 09:15:37 PM
A little update

Finished tidying up my Steering Wheel today
Over the last couple of days, when I had some spare time, I finished of the ends where the xbox piece meets the wheel
So with a bit of filler and some Satin Black it has gone from this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Steering%20Wheel-600_zpsfy3zvxal.jpg)

To this
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/S%20Wheel-600_zpsy0bfjnoy.jpg)

Also painted the xbox button black and installed a horn push  ;)
Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 07, 2016, 10:16:23 PM
Looks great Mick top work buddy
????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on May 07, 2016, 10:21:26 PM
Top job mick looks great  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 08, 2016, 07:58:50 AM
Nice job buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 12, 2016, 09:32:44 PM
Hi mick ,guys , now lees car is just about finished its time to get cracking , I'm going to get all the little jobs  out the way first before starting the bodywork, so iv made a start on fitting the centre console and gear lever , the gear lever is now welded in place ,just need to cut it to the correct length once the console is fitted ,  just got to move and sort the wiring then fit the genuine hand brake lever , here's a pic  cheers Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 12, 2016, 10:00:44 PM
I am sooooooo excited  ;D
Thanks JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 12, 2016, 11:01:01 PM
Super more pics of a build , my fix is running dry :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 23, 2016, 06:40:38 PM
Hi mickey , guys, well after rerouting the wiring iv now finalised the position for the centre console and trimmed the gear lever,  you can select all the gears ok with the h gate  ,next is to fit the genuine ferrari hand brake , here's a little pic cheers Jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 23, 2016, 08:51:57 PM
Looking great guys.
Mickey, what seats are you using? JD, do you think the bradleys paint would stick to the pug leather seats and look ok?
Just a thought really.....

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 23, 2016, 09:33:48 PM
Looking good JD  :D
Is the H gate fixed to the console. I was going to bond that plate to the underneath of the console, skim over the top with filler so that it was level and then drill and bolt the H gate down. Don't know if that was the right way or not haha

Alex, I have a pair of OEM F360 seats to go in  ;)

Thanks again JD, will never be able to thank you enough
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on May 23, 2016, 10:36:45 PM
Who is selling those H gates?? I still need one..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 24, 2016, 08:24:06 AM
Hi mick ,the h gate is just resting on the top at the minute once the h /brake is fitted and I double check everything the h gate can be bonded in like you said from underneath, :) Jd

Alex ,I can't see why the bradleys leather paint wouldn't work on the standard seats ,my door cards show no sign of ware at all allthough I'm not sat on them lol . Like mick said for his he has acquired a pair of genuine Ferrari seats.   Cheers Jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 24, 2016, 02:25:54 PM
I can't believe how excited I am at just seeing the centre console fitted. Christ knows what I'll be like when I see the car finished haha.

Dman
I got my H Gate with my kit, don't know if Kevin can still get them made though. Might be worth you contacting him.
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 24, 2016, 08:45:04 PM
Any More updates Jd :)



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on May 24, 2016, 11:12:08 PM
I can't believe how excited I am at just seeing the centre console fitted. Christ knows what I'll be like when I see the car finished haha.

Dman
I got my H Gate with my kit, don't know if Kevin can still get them made though. Might be worth you contacting him.
Mick

I dont have an extreme kit.. So they wont help me mate.. Are you able to make a paper trace of the h-gate and send it to me?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 25, 2016, 07:07:29 AM
Great idea dman, JD, can you post a pic of h gate with a ruler across it please, still got to make mine.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 25, 2016, 07:15:59 PM

I dont have an extreme kit.. So they wont help me mate.. Are you able to make a paper trace of the h-gate and send it to me?


Sorry Dman my car is 290 miles away from me, getting that special JD loving  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 25, 2016, 07:18:08 PM
A little update

This should keep me out of trouble all the time my car is away  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Kit-600_zpsyyzwps9o.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 25, 2016, 08:42:44 PM
At least your horse emblem is the right way round :(

Lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on May 26, 2016, 02:02:32 AM

I dont have an extreme kit.. So they wont help me mate.. Are you able to make a paper trace of the h-gate and send it to me?


Sorry Dman my car is 290 miles away from me, getting that special JD loving  ;)

Mick

Aaah that is only good news! I will be in the uk soon! I'll be there friday the 17th till sunday the 19th. To see how the beer tastes on the other side of the pond!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 26, 2016, 06:39:19 PM
At least your horse emblem is the right way round :(

Lol

It has come as a seperate piece Matey  ;)


Another little update
Was able to mess about with my engine kit today
Laid it into the frame to see how it looked.
I have fixed the bottom of the air filters to the frame and the piece for the coolant tank to be fixed to
I have also fixed the oil filler tank to the frame
Then I sat the plenums, throttle bodies and MAF sensors in to see how it looks

Here are some pics
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Fit%20Up-600_zpstip2u80e.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Fit%20Up%202-600_zpsygqwgbg7.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Fit%20Up%203-600_zpsrixw8bxf.jpg)

I'm going to fit it all up and then have it so I just unbolt the frame to take it out
These OEM frames are light as a feather, so with it all fitted up it aint going to weigh much  ;)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 26, 2016, 08:47:53 PM
Wow looking sweet mate, you  got a Oem frame, ,did you keep that quiet or did I miss that lol , nice ,jd
 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on May 26, 2016, 08:52:03 PM
That's gunna look the mutts nuts mate ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on May 26, 2016, 09:03:06 PM
He kept that £50 VERY quiet lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 26, 2016, 09:16:24 PM
Cheers Guys  :D
I only got it last week

Haha Alex  :)
It was on eBay for £90 I offered him £70 + free delivery and he accepted  ;D
I can't believe it myself as there is another one on there now for £600

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on May 27, 2016, 02:33:42 AM
Cheers Guys  :D
I only got it last week

Haha Alex  :)
It was on eBay for £90 I offered him £70 + free delivery and he accepted  ;D
I can't believe it myself as there is another one on there now for £600

Mick


That's what's half the fun in building these cars!! I got an oem 430 steering wheel for just 250 euro of some weird italian local advertisement site!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on May 28, 2016, 09:23:42 PM
Wow top job buddy looks super :) , top work :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 01, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
Hi mick, guys , well I had a good day yesterday on her ,firstly I needed to remove the heat shield from underneath the car to be able to relocate the new Oem handbrake but before I could I had to remove the lovely stainless steel exhaust, once the exhaust was removed I also removed the silencer as it was to quiet lol , don't worry mick if it's to loud I can weld it back in .
Next job was to weld the hole left from the pug h / brake then  weld some new studs for the Ferrari h/ brake,  job done . Will be connecting the cable back up today ,here's a few pics so far cheers Jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 01, 2016, 09:01:31 AM
And a couple more ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 01, 2016, 09:31:42 AM
I couldn't sleep last night, as I knew there was going to be an update, but it was worth it
You're work is first class JD  :P
Great skills
Thank you
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 01, 2016, 09:50:22 PM
Another little update

Decided to change the way the end of the plenums look, the intake end
They come moulded like this

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%201-600_zpsavn7re0t.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%202-600_zpsmh5i0sjf.jpg)

Not the right shape but probably like that as to get them back out of the moulds




So I decided to cut them about so I could then reshape them with trusty Upol B

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%203-600_zpsieepgibj.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%204-600_zpsotyxzb9e.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%205-600_zpsoobjedkw.jpg)

Only managed to cut one side because my 4th poxy Dremel died on me  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
So another trip to B&Q tomorrow to exchange it again

Once I have done both sides I will give it a skim of filler  :)

Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 01, 2016, 09:52:27 PM
Hi mick ,guys ,another good day I managed to remove the bottom part of the pug h/brake lever that holds the cable and bolt this back on underneath so the cable fit perfectly  back in place allowing the inner cable to then just fit in to the Ferrari h/brake lever with the normal nut , then it was time to seal and paint everything before fitting the console back in along with the Oem leather gatter, then i refitted the heat shield back on the car , just the exhaust to fit back on tomorrow once I weld it back together ,and see how she sounds , here's a couple of pics cheers Jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 01, 2016, 10:11:32 PM
I just see you had replied thinking it was because I have just updated my thread and see this
I now have a working Ferrari handbrake in a real Ferrari centre console  :P  :P
I feel like a kid in a toy shop haha
Thanks JD
You the man
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 01, 2016, 11:01:27 PM
Love the Great attention to detail on the plenums mick ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on June 03, 2016, 08:03:09 AM
Mick I was up Jd's  having a listen to your car yesterday it sound awesome mate better than Jd's haha ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 03, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
Morning Lee
JD sent me a video of it yesterday and it sounds great. Can't wait to hear it for real and not through phone speakers.
Now tell him not to use all my petrol up, it is expensive stuff down here haha  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 03, 2016, 07:18:54 PM
Took my knackered Dremel back to B & Q and was told that they don't sell them anymore
Oh well give me my money back then  ;D ;D ;D
So with my money refunded I went to Halfrauds and bought a little cheapy one that so far works ok  :)
Only need it to work for a few little jobs then it can do what it likes haha

When I got home I spent a little time playing with my Plenums ( ooh err Missus )

When I got my kit it came with an extra piece because the Prancing Horse was round the wrong way
So I cut it out of the extra piece then put it up to the Plenums, drew round it, cut it out and the pieced it in
Thats better  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Prancing%20Horse-600_zpsjo9fgfzq.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Prancing%20Horse%201-600_zpsqkiz3fdz.jpg)

Once that was done I set about shaping the other intake end

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%206-600_zpsxlyim0ne.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%207-600_zpsetapyese.jpg)

I can now put it up somewhere safe until we get some decent weather in the South East, then I can paint it  :P

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 04, 2016, 09:19:36 AM
Great job mick ,are you going to use the proper crackle red finish on it it will finish it off perfectly ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 04, 2016, 10:40:00 AM
Yes Matey, bought a tin weeks ago  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 06, 2016, 06:26:36 PM
Hi mick ,guys,  just a little update I finished making and fitting the new tow eye today , first I welded the long threaded nut into the new tube then  lined this up so I could get a good weld on the extreme framework and also the original pug chassis then added some bracing and triangulation to make it totally secure  here's  a couple of pics  cheers Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 06, 2016, 06:27:27 PM
Update

Managed a few hours today on my replica engine
Got the Plenums bonded to the bottom halves and then, with RivNuts, bolted them to the Ali bars under the frame
Also had some Silicon Tubing delivered so was able to fit the MAF sensors and throttle bodies, but didn't have enough so now waiting on another delivery
Starting to look a bit like an engine now  :D

Once everything is fitted and correct I will then remove the Plenums and paint them
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Engine%20Fit%20Up%204-600_zpssqziiz7f.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........



Just seen your post JD
Nice work Matey
Hopefully will never need to use it  ;)
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 06, 2016, 06:32:54 PM
Looking sweet buddy ????????????jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 06, 2016, 07:50:49 PM
Nice work guys, Mickey, what is the estimated bhp when it's finished?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 06, 2016, 08:30:03 PM
Cheers Guys

Nice work guys, Mickey, what is the estimated bhp when it's finished?

Haha
Not sure I will want to start it with this overheating problem everyone is having  :-\
Mick ;)  :D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 12, 2016, 08:20:44 PM
Update

Had some time on my engine today
Am trying to make the Plenums look more realistic by bonding some Poly Pipe underneath to look like the intakes

So I cut the pipe to size, scored up the outside so paint will hopefully take to them and then using Sikaflex stuck them in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Intake%20Manifold%202-600_zpsbuqiklbt.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Intake%20Manifold%205-600_zpsdszfo0sy.jpg)

Got three more to make then hopefully be painted by the end of the week

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 15, 2016, 09:12:05 PM
Update

Had some more time to myself today, so tinkered with my Plenums again  :o
Got them in primer

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%208-600_zpsjihp2h9b.jpg)

Then painted the Manifold cover

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%209-600_zpsu3n8t1nf.jpg)

And then a little later, with a shakey hand

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Plenum%2010-600_zps4aofhncx.jpg)

Not too bad I suppose

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 16, 2016, 07:01:27 AM
Very good buddy, may I suggest before you go too far, that you drill 4 holes in cover and bond Allen bolts in on each corner, then final coat it

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 16, 2016, 08:22:01 AM
Nice job buddy ,yes like Alex said 4 Allen bolts 1 in either corner of the Ferrari logo would finish it off perfectly ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 16, 2016, 07:19:04 PM
Cheers for the comments Guys
Was going to sort out the bolts today anyway  ;)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2011-600_zpsqmaahlrb.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on June 16, 2016, 07:44:25 PM
They look the mutts mick will look great on the car ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on June 16, 2016, 08:00:23 PM
Nice work! great fun too, especially when you've done it that good, damn realistic. Enjoy painting it.

For me, the engine on display at the back is what makes me love the 360 and 430, I remember drooling when I first got up close to one at an Airport on the BOTB stand, and yes I bought a ticket, lol..

Its the icing on the cake!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 17, 2016, 07:46:32 PM
Hi mick ,the engine cover is looking really good,????????
Ok guys just a little update finishing up the last little detail jobs before starting on the bodywork , the main thing was to adjust the rear suspension arms, when dropping these cars as much as you hav to it produces to much negative camber at the rear ,now this doesn't look to bad with the bumper on but with the bumper off it stands out a mile ,
For anyone who wants to do it it's a case of elongating the holes in the rear frame where the rear inner arms are attached ,you need to hav the car on level ground we use a professional caster camber gauge  to measure it ,when we did Alex's car it was 3 degrees ,micks  shows 2 and a half degrees ,we adjusted it to 1 degree, here's a few pics ,cheers Jd ,
Ps, we also tried my wheel and tyre combo on the front to make sure they don't catch as for me the 35 profile tyre doesn't fill the arch enough, also we checked a space saver spare wheel ,this needs an additional spacer to clear the caliper  which is ok as long as it's only used as a get me home device ,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 17, 2016, 07:51:56 PM
A few more off it finished


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 17, 2016, 07:59:23 PM
Here's a pic of the space saver and the spacer needed to clear the Calipers along with some longer wheel studs , cheers Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 17, 2016, 08:29:22 PM
Thank you very very very much JD  ;D
I pick my space saver wheel up on Tuesday
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on June 18, 2016, 03:50:56 PM
After the holes were elongated, did you weld up the side of the hole not needed (if you know what I mean)?  Interesting stuff


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 18, 2016, 07:18:21 PM
Hi Brian
If you look at the hanger in the pictures it looks as though he has cleaned them up in readiness for welding.
I'm sure he will be on here later and will let you know
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 20, 2016, 08:32:26 AM
Hi Brian the answer to your question about the holes is iv left the holes elongated, but I placed a larger washer on the bolt and put a strong tack weld on that to keep it in place, although it's not really nessassary if the bolts tight it shouldn't go anywhere that way if any further adjustments are needed then it's just a case of grinding the tack weld off ,cheers Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 21, 2016, 06:44:53 PM
A little update

Finished painting my Plenums today
Flatted them off with some 800 grit wet n dry and the cleaned them up with lots of water
Then put on 3 nice thick coats of paint
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2012-600_zpsklhsm7gn.jpg)

Let the sun do the magic
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2013-600_zpsxel2ysev.jpg)

Then after a few hours removed the masking tape
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2014-600_zpsovkzibd2.jpg)

Fitted back and carefully scraped the lettering
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2015-600_zpsgsk602l9.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Plenum%2016-600_zps8hunnhuh.jpg)

Mick

PS whilst I was waiting for it to dry I went and collected my spare wheel for the car
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Mobile%20Uploads/Spare%20Wheel-600_zps1wuoj7iz.jpg)

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on June 21, 2016, 07:35:25 PM
Is that the "crackle" finish paint? What exactly is it called?
Nice finish :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 21, 2016, 08:09:42 PM
Hi Alex
It is called VHT SP204 Wrinkle Plus Red
Cost about a tenner for a can
One is all you need  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 22, 2016, 08:33:41 AM
Hey mick that looks fantastic, defo looks like the real thing  :) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: colin on June 28, 2016, 11:31:02 AM
Hi Mickey your engine looks spot on bet your looking forward to getting car back , should have my engine soon, can you tell me what you got the throttle bodies and tanks off, i had a walk around scrap yard and could not see
anything suitable .
cheers Colin   


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 28, 2016, 05:22:27 PM
Thanks guys for the positive comments, means a lot  ;)

Colin the throttle bodies are off of a Peugeot 307 1.6 litre petrol, a little small but look the part
The MAF sensors are off of a MK4 Golf
The Oil filler is the power steering bottle off of a BMW
The Coolant tank is a OEM Ferrari 360 and also the frame

The Air boxes and the Plenums are what I got in the engine kit

Hope this helps out Matey

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on June 28, 2016, 11:00:11 PM
Absolute cracking job on the engine.

Those plenums look mint.

Tone


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 29, 2016, 03:49:24 PM
Thanks Tone

After looking at literally hundreds of photos I have noticed that the Challenge Stradale coolant tank is silver
So I have spent the last couple of days stripping the paint of my Coolant Tank to paint it silver, and then put a new sticker on it  :P

Here is the end result
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Coolant%20Tank-600_zpst88oig1l.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Coolant%20Tank%202-600_zpsfvpohkax.jpg)

Mick


To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 05, 2016, 07:26:44 PM
Hey mickey, guys time for a progress report  on the bodywork, iv started on the rear quarter and I'm working my way forward on the pasenger side ,first of all I filled all the obvious bits then blocked them out then put a guide coat on to see some of the low points ,also reworked the end of the new side skirt and fibreglassed that up, she's now filled up ready to block out again ,  here's a few pics for now cheers Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 05, 2016, 07:32:40 PM
A couple more , :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 05, 2016, 08:02:20 PM
I feel all funny inside now haha
Thanks JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on July 05, 2016, 11:39:44 PM
Man o man... Your rooflines always look sooooo immaculate!!! Perfect flowing curve from the quarter into the roof..  What is your secret?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 06, 2016, 07:02:28 AM
Looking good JD, great job as always :)

Mickey, did you do the A3 window conversion? I can't remember?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 06, 2016, 08:43:34 AM
Morning Alex
Not done the A3 conversion. Was too involved for me  :o
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 09, 2016, 08:02:17 PM
Uterus nice work on the engine cover Micky , really looks the nuts mate , great work .. Great to see Jd cracking on as well :) all go :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 09, 2016, 10:01:58 PM
Either you are being posh and calling me a name or your spell checker is on hahaha
Thanks Chris
Not seen you on here for a while
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on July 10, 2016, 08:02:32 PM
Haha spell check mate ,, no been all go this end , and wife has had me working like a slave at home ;)

But I'm back :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 27, 2016, 01:04:36 AM
Hi mickey ,guys time for another update,I'm just about there with the main bulk of bodywork ,a couple more days on the o/s door and quarter panel and the whole car will be in its first coat of primer filler ,here's a few pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 27, 2016, 01:11:31 AM
A couple more


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 27, 2016, 01:20:00 AM
Last 2 with first coat of primer filler on ????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 27, 2016, 09:24:55 AM
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Giggity_zps5gsrff5s.jpg)

I tried to contain my excitement but think I failed haha
Thanks JD
You the man  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on August 27, 2016, 08:45:32 PM
Nice, very nice Mick.

What a difference that primer makes. JD impresses again.

Tone


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on August 27, 2016, 11:59:01 PM
It's not my car and I have wee !!! Great work JD ,, ????????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lee355 on August 28, 2016, 08:35:32 AM
There's some nice xmas pressys coming this year if Jd gets his finger out lol looks really good in real life mickey ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 28, 2016, 09:01:36 AM
Hey Mick,
Not long now mate, have you got a date for collection?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 28, 2016, 03:22:13 PM
Hey Mick,
Not long now mate, have you got a date for collection?

Cheers

Alex360

Hello Stranger. How's things all good I hope
No date, I am happy to collect when she is ready. I know what the end finish is like and happy she is getting JD's love and attention  ;D

Now how about some updates on your diary. You must have some new pics by now  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on August 28, 2016, 10:59:31 PM
jD's TLC shop!! Yeah buddy!!!


Looks amazing!!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on August 29, 2016, 09:00:20 AM
When are you picking her up Mickey? Cant wait to see what JD's done with her since I was last at his workshop!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2016, 10:04:04 PM
Hi mickey ,guys here's a little update ,the drivers side is already to prime the engine cover is all done , just got  to collect the windscreen trims as the guy didn't get time to drop them off ,then check the windscreen pillars before putting the primer on , once primed it will,get a  guide coat  then blocked off to check everything is ok then a final coat of primer then colour , hers a few pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2016, 10:09:14 PM
I can only upload 2 pics at a time as it says they are to big lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2016, 10:14:03 PM
Last 2 for now


Title: topRe: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 24, 2016, 09:30:10 AM
Top work JD
Soon be all shiney shiney  :P
I will have to start making a new list, for what i need to do to finish her  ;D
Thanks sooooooo much
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 24, 2016, 05:58:13 PM
I know it's not a Ferrari Replica but I needed to install the last piece of glass into my VW T5 today
So as it was a nice day I set about it

First of all here is the panel that I needed to cut the hole in
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_01-600_zpsjr988ykb.jpg)

From inside I cut holes in the corners of where the glass was going to fit
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_02-600_zpsv1ptplpu.jpg)

Then using my trusty angle grinder I joined up the holes
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_03-600_zpsndetul41.jpg)

With the glass holder in place I then snipped the corners and pulled the panel away from the van, then cleaned up the edge with a flap disc
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_04-600_zpszwn5duyh.jpg)

Now, if you look at the second picture you will see that were the panel is, it has a frame for strength. This was flexi welded and I needed to remove the sealant.
The reason is so that I can close up the gap between the two faces, re-seal it with Sikaflex 221, and then fit some edge trim
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_05-600_zpshbdevvl9.jpg)

Next step was to clean, prep and prime the glass and panel face. To do this I used some thinners to clean the faces, and then used the activator Dinitrol 520 and primed using Dinitrol 530
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_06-600_zpsgsdf52o6.jpg)

The primer takes about 15 minutes to dry, once that was ready I used Dinitrol 500 to put a nice bead all the way round, using the edge trim as a guide
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_07-600_zpspantxhuu.jpg)

Pressed the glass up and made sure it was fully sealed all the way round
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/VW%20T5/T5_08-600_zpslkjwqsjq.jpg)

This stuff grabs like hell, but I wedged the bottom with a little cardboard and taped the top to prevent any movement
You are meant to be able to drive away after 90 minutes, but will wait until tomorrow

That's it, my panel van now has tinted glass both sides and in the rear doors, and hopefully, with fingers crossed, it is watertight  :o

Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 25, 2016, 10:33:22 AM
Cracking job mickey , ideal family motor  and the ferrari just for you lol . Jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 29, 2016, 09:21:00 PM
I was able to get hold of some door windows, from a friend of mine that was scrapping an Audi A3
He acquired the car for the engine and gearbox, and told me I could have whatever I wanted off of it
So 20 minutes later
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Audi%20A3-600_zpskfidhctd.jpg)

So with these in the back of my car I set off up North as fast as I could to meet up with JD again  ;)
He told me I was making the right move and it will be worth it

So after a few hours of tea, bacon butties and talking about our cars I set off back home, knowing that my car is in the best hands
The next day I was sent these
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Window%2001_zpscxq8xuvr.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Window%2002_zpsq6m6ohsg.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Door%20Window%2003_zpsqkvejilf.jpg)

The man works like a Trojan haha

Anyway, whilst up there, all the way home, and after sleeping bad because I couldn't stop stewing on it, I text JD and asked a couple of questions about quarter light glass

You are very persuasive JD  ;D ;D ;D ;)

These were delivered to him the very next day
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Quarter%20Lights%2001_zpskiehrvh0.jpg)

Bring on that IVA process haha

Mick







Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on September 30, 2016, 12:21:23 AM
Yeahhhhh thats the way to go! Looks great jd!!!



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 05, 2016, 08:59:19 PM
Hi mickey ,guys heres a little  update, as you will know now I just got the car on its final stage ready for Paint and I get a text saying iv got the chance of some Audi Windows what do you think I should do ,well it was a no brainier had to be done, but if you are going for it go the whole hog I said and fit the quarter glass the rest is history lol,
Anyway iv had a flat out week and managed to finish the drivers side here's a few pics and a video if it will uploads cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 05, 2016, 09:04:53 PM
The first 2 pics show cutting the correct shape for the new Ferrari quarter glass and making a new rebate. Also thinned down the b post and added a piece of 26mm o/d CDs tube inside for strength . Here's a few more


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 05, 2016, 09:08:48 PM
Last 2 then I will try the video


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 05, 2016, 10:23:49 PM
Is that really my car  :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
It looks so much better
You are the man JD
Thank you so so so so so so much

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 06, 2016, 10:59:18 PM
Hi mickey ,guys heres a little  update, as you will know now I just got the car on its final stage ready for Paint and I get a text saying iv got the chance of some Audi Windows what do you think I should do ,well it was a no brainier had to be done, but if you are going for it go the whole hog I said and fit the quarter glass the rest is history lol,
Anyway iv had a flat out week and managed to finish the drivers side here's a few pics and a video if it will uploads cheers jd

Wooooooooo jaw dropping result!!! It makes it look soooooo much better! He does it again!
How did u marry up that large panel gap? I have to do the same to my rear buttress... Have got some pics of that proces? Or can you make some when you are doing the other side?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 06, 2016, 11:06:15 PM
Mickey, are you going for rear glass also? You should go all the way now mate!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 07, 2016, 09:39:44 AM
Mickey, are you going for rear glass also? You should go all the way now mate!

If one turns up at the right price I will consider it, as it will be just a straight swap that i could do.
I have also seen this site http://www.plastics4performance.com/ferrari-360-lexan-rear-screen.html (http://www.plastics4performance.com/ferrari-360-lexan-rear-screen.html)
So there are options  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on October 07, 2016, 12:15:43 PM
Great work JD , getting there now Mick you must be stoked :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 09, 2016, 08:35:28 PM
getting there now Mick you must be stoked :)

A little bit haha  ;D

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 09, 2016, 08:42:05 PM
Mmmmm, how much is this Audi window conversion gonna cost me???


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on October 09, 2016, 08:47:07 PM
Wow that looks good, really need  a smooth trim line around my windows like that


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on October 09, 2016, 11:18:25 PM
Mmmmm, how much is this Audi window conversion gonna cost me???




Shit loads Alex ????????????????????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 12, 2016, 10:51:34 PM
Mmmmm, how much is this Audi window conversion gonna cost me???

I got a complete audi window system laying in my garage... You can have it for free if u want mate...


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on October 12, 2016, 11:57:43 PM
top man :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2016, 10:17:20 AM
Hi mickey , guys  here's a little update for this week , iv made a good start on the pasenger side windows , the door window is all lined up and bolted in place ,and iv made a start on the quarter window it's also all cut out and in place, iv finished the bottom rebate and put the first layer of fibreglass in place for the top rebate ,iv also cut and lined up the new roof trim and made a start on filling the gap to the roof ,here's a few pics ,Cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2016, 10:25:40 AM
Hi guys the second pic above shows once the door window is in the correct position and the new inner top lip is welded in place with the rubber in place this is the gap you will hav before welding the new outer lip , the next pics show the new outer lip,welded in place  ,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2016, 10:33:12 AM
Finally the last pics show with the new roof trim in place lined up with the Oem quarter glass , also you can see the reason to trim back the b pillar rather than hav a thick boarder on the glass , then the last pic is with the gap glassed up ready to start bodywork , cheers guys , ps hope this helps any one considering having a go fitting the Audi glass themselves jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 15, 2016, 10:34:37 AM
Great work JD as always..  Can't wait until Stoneleigh this year.. even I 'might' be there.. lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 15, 2016, 01:43:34 PM
Yes yes yes  :P :P :P :P
Love it
Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 15, 2016, 01:45:05 PM
Mmmmm, how much is this Audi window conversion gonna cost me???

I got a complete audi window system laying in my garage... You can have it for free if u want mate...

No excuse now Alex
You know it makes sense  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on October 16, 2016, 11:59:06 PM
Yeah Alex ,,,,

Hehehe happy Mick ,, I wanna smile , and wee for my car ????????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 24, 2016, 06:30:30 PM
Hi mickey ,guys here's an update on the pasenger side windows , the b pillar is now all trimmed down strengthened and welded back up , the rebate for the quarter window is finished and it's looking pretty sweet , a good day on it tomorrow should see all the filler finished  ready for a coat of primer , here's a couple of pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 24, 2016, 07:10:17 PM
That roof line looks perfect  :P :P :P
Thank you
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 24, 2016, 10:46:58 PM
Simply stunning work mate!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on October 25, 2016, 09:41:08 PM
How good does that look !


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 27, 2016, 01:22:05 AM
Man... I cant stop looking at these pics! In about 2 to 3 weeks i'll finally got time to get back at my build!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on October 28, 2016, 06:18:42 AM
Wow nice job JD, can't wait for mine to be done. Looks good.
Cheers.
Brillo.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 28, 2016, 05:55:34 PM
Hi Mickey , guys , well I got a coat of primer filler on the roof what a difference to see it all in one colour again  looks sweet , that will dry nicely over the weekend, then off with the doors , bonnet and engine cover next week so I can get all them primed on the inside and the door checks , then a final coat of primer and she will be ready for paint  :) here's a pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 28, 2016, 07:08:42 PM
Just looked on here, as you do, and see this update  :P
I still can't believe that she is mine haha
Thanks JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 29, 2016, 11:32:09 AM
Getting near Christmas again
Already got nice little parcels through the post haha

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Ashtray-600_zps3tfb4ep5.jpg)

Shhhh don't tell the Missus  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 29, 2016, 12:56:41 PM
Nice find buddy that will finish the centre console off lovely, you're car is going to look so good and Oem when finished , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on October 31, 2016, 03:27:14 PM
Mickey, did i mention i have an oem 360 center console sitting in my garage?! U can have it cheap


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 31, 2016, 03:31:07 PM
Thank you for your kind offer DMAN, but JD has already fitted one into my car
Put it up on the forum Matey, you may get someone interested
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on October 31, 2016, 07:06:29 PM
Man... I cant stop looking at these pics! In about 2 to 3 weeks i'll finally got time to get back at my build!

Hey Dman,

Thank you very much, I will take you up on that offer, next time we meet up buddy.

Mick,
Really starting to look something now mate, not far now!!

JD,
I will be booking in 360 number 2 with the Audi conversion next year after Chris's is done :)

Cheers guys

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 02, 2016, 03:07:25 PM
Hi Mickey , guys , well I've started the final stages , I've removed the bonnet the engine cover and rear bumper,  iv finished all the prep on the inside of these along with cutting holes in the rear bumper for the no plate lights so they are ready for primer tonight , then tomorrow I'll be removing the doors finishing the door checks and all being well il give the whole car its final coat of primer  then it's paint to time  ???????? here's a few pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 02, 2016, 03:08:32 PM
A couple more pics


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 02, 2016, 04:49:59 PM
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/images-600_zpslzsadml6.jpg)



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 02, 2016, 04:52:11 PM
My little Izzie has something she wants to share

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Big%20Sister%20Izzie-600_zps69uoktlt.jpg)


They will have to fight over the passenger seat
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 02, 2016, 09:33:36 PM
WOOT.. Congrats fella..  Dam, now we know what you've been up to whilst JD's had your car!  You have a finish date now then.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on November 02, 2016, 10:58:04 PM

Congrats buddy :) happy days 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 03, 2016, 10:45:32 AM
Dam, now we know what you've been up to whilst JD's had your car!

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Shame_zpsfhhezjdh.jpg)


Haha

Thanks guys
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 05, 2016, 10:19:28 AM
Just a little update
The Ashtray I bought was a little tatty so tidied it up

Here it is when I bought it
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/s-l1600-600_zps6j6azvok.jpg)

After stripping it down, preparing it and painting with Satin Black
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Ashtray%20Prep-600_zpsdc0agfcj.jpg)

And then all back together
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Ashtray%20Fin-600_zpsg6fopksu.jpg)

That looks a bit better  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 05, 2016, 11:19:27 AM
Nice one matey  :)
Here's a little update  from me , I finished priming the inside of the bonnet, engine cover and the rear bumper , also I've welded a metal strip on the top of both doors to take the new door rubber trim , and finished up the windscreen apertures and the corners of the front wings so the new windscreen trims fit perfect , finally I put a coat of primer filler on them , now it's a ready to flat off and start laying some paint down , here's a couple of pics  for now  .
Ok guys I'm off on my final Holliday for the year will be back at it in a week cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 05, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
That looks soooooo good Matey Mate  :P
The rounded off corners to the windscreen look top notch
Have a well earned rest and the best time ever on Holiday  ;)

Thank you  ;D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 24, 2016, 08:47:55 AM
Hi mickey , guys ,time for a little update ,iv spent time sorting the final details on the door checks ,first I made and welded a couple of brackets on the door to secure the door card then  i made 2 new door cards up (which I will use on Tony's car ) to check that everything was OK, just as well as I found the door rubber was not quite sealing on the bottom corner of the door so I welded a new piece in the b post to extend it so the rubber now seals , next was the inner top part of the door ,once the door card was fitted there was a large gap , so I filled this and again altered the b post to match the contour of this , managed to get them all primed  yesterday.
The outside of the car had its final coat of primer on before my holls so that will be well and truly cured , iv put guide coat on the whole car and I'm on blocking that down now ready for paint ,???? Here's a few pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 24, 2016, 08:52:35 AM
A couple more ,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 24, 2016, 08:57:40 AM
Last one , next ones will be paint  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 24, 2016, 11:05:25 AM
Wow wow wow  :P
She is looking so good.
Thank you so much JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on November 26, 2016, 08:25:54 AM
This is the stage where you have to go for a wee, BEFORE you read his next update :)

Cheers

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on November 26, 2016, 09:10:57 AM
Wow It's really taking shape now.
Like your work JD.
Brillo.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 02, 2016, 05:11:42 PM
Hi mickey , guys ,well here is the start of what I'm sure you hav been waiting to see , the start of some paint been layed down , underside of bonnet and engine cover done in semi gloss black  :), it will look a little less shiny once it's dry lol .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 02, 2016, 07:23:44 PM
Oh yes  :P :P :P :P
Just got in from work and see this
Let the colouring begin haha
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 05, 2016, 07:37:35 PM
Hi Mickey , guys , here's some more progress pics , finished up painting all the inner lips and the roof side trims black , cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 05, 2016, 07:38:34 PM
And a couple more


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 05, 2016, 08:04:51 PM
I've noticed in the last picture that all the crosswords and Suduko's are completed
Was that whilst the paint was drying haha

Top work Matey Mate as always
Still can't believe that is my car  :P :P :P :P

Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 05, 2016, 08:42:03 PM
I better start looking for a decent All weather cover for her
Can anybody recommend one
I have found these so far

http://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fMT%2ehtml (http://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fMT%2ehtml)

http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/Fully-tailored-Ferrari-covers.asp (http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/Fully-tailored-Ferrari-covers.asp)

Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 05, 2016, 09:22:58 PM
Hi mickey , I get the news paper off my dad he does all the crosswords lol shame not to make use of them  :).

As for the car cover get the best you can and make sure it is breathable,  iv seen cars that start to micro blister under covers the are not ,and we don't want any damage to the new paint when you get her back  :) the other option would be a carcoon which is like a bubble cover but not sure if your good lady would be happy seeing it on the drive , or you could tidy the garage out and get a new shed for the junk lol, probably cheaper than a cover  :), jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 06, 2016, 11:27:30 AM
Hi JD
Even if I cleared out the garage, the car would fit but I wouldn't be able to get out of it. And because of the ramp up into the garage I would struggle pushing the car in  :(
the cover I get will be breathable and also fleece lined.
If you click the last link I posted and then scroll right down to the bottom you will see a nice close fitting cover that sounds good
Mick  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 06, 2016, 01:02:47 PM
Would that be such a bad thing not being able to get out ,you could get waitress service  and I'm sure there's room in there for a duvet lol, or I can fit a sun roof  :)
That cover looks mint, maybe just ask if it is a good all weather staying outside cover , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 06, 2016, 05:20:05 PM
I know you would do a cracking job of it but please please please no sunroof  :o  ;D
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 06, 2016, 06:24:41 PM
Lol mickey , a bit more black done today  :),here's a couple of pics ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 06, 2016, 07:19:55 PM
I have a question
Why do Ferrari paint the doors and hinge panels black ?

She is looking great
Getting really excited now  ;D
Must contain it though haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: AIG1355 on December 06, 2016, 11:01:38 PM
Hi JD
Even if I cleared out the garage, the car would fit but I wouldn't be able to get out of it. And because of the ramp up into the garage I would struggle pushing the car in  :(
the cover I get will be breathable and also fleece lined.
If you click the last link I posted and then scroll right down to the bottom you will see a nice close fitting cover that sounds good
Mick  :)

Hi, I have an expensive breathable cover for mine. But I will never use it again outdoors. The car will sweat. Winters are too wet to get away with it. Mine resulted in a full respray. A few years ago now but the horror when taking the cover off to find the car covered in micro blisters. I now have a garage. At the time I did not and when I had the car repainted I sourced secure storage, wasn't too expensive.

Rich.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 07, 2016, 12:18:48 PM
Thanks for that Rich
I will have another think about it
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 07, 2016, 12:49:48 PM
Sunroof lol , only kidding on a serious note tho the last thing you want to do is damage the new paint work  mickey

Is there not enough room to just squeeze out the door if you put a bit of carpet on the wall to stop the car door hitting it , or is the garage defo out of the running, jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 07, 2016, 04:03:31 PM
Is there not enough room to just squeeze out the door if you put a bit of carpet on the wall to stop the car door hitting it , or is the garage defo out of the running, jd

I will have another measure up, but there are pillars inside the garage that are right where the car doors open
Might invest in a nice big shed for all my stuff ( crap ) if the car will fit in the garage ????
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 09, 2016, 06:48:23 PM
Hi mickey , guys , well I'm sure this Is the pic you hav been waiting for ,   We hav red  :) the first pic is the body with 2 coats of tintable sealer on her  followed by the finished paint on the body , all ready to give a flat and a polish next week ,then doors and bonnet etc next , enjoy ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on December 09, 2016, 07:20:53 PM
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/drooling-smiley_zpspfrw10up.png)

Says it all haha
That looks beautiful, first class skills JD
Thank you so so so so so much
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on December 09, 2016, 07:47:56 PM
Nice. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on December 12, 2016, 09:54:25 PM
Had the privilege of seeing Mickeys build in JD's paint shop over the week-end .....it looks stunning even though the paint job isn't finished - awesome job JD !! 

Saw Tony's too, coming on nicely!





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on December 26, 2016, 03:57:30 PM
Looks perfect mate!!! Merry x mas!!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 01, 2017, 07:48:02 AM
Hi mickey ,guys he's a little update all the rest of the panels are now painted , polished and fitted  so the car looks like a car again  :), just on with the rear light panel and a few finishing touches not be too long now, here's a couple of pics from last week  soon as the weather is better I will post one with the car outside , cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 01, 2017, 07:50:22 AM
And one with the genuine quarter Windows bonded in .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 01, 2017, 11:36:37 AM
Wow wow wow  :P
Even at that stage she is looking the mutts
Thank you sooooooo much JD
A very happy Mickey


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on February 01, 2017, 03:35:40 PM
What a beauty,

when the paint goes on you know it won't be long before you are showing her off with a big cheesy grin. lol

Tone


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on February 01, 2017, 05:54:34 PM
Looks well nice. Jealous. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on February 02, 2017, 09:48:44 PM
Looking awesome Mickey!! Nice one JD!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 15, 2017, 04:00:56 PM
High Mickey, guys just a little update , the fitting up is well on its way now, iv painted inside rear quarters where the grills go and fitted the top and bottom grills ,  also fitted the rear bumper grills and fitted the rear bumper   Fitted the badges and wing repeaters  all the door and engine cover rubbers are cleaned and fitted , I'm now on with the rear light panel and headlight assembly  so not to long now,  if the weather holds up I'll get her pulled out for a good pic on Friday , cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 15, 2017, 04:15:10 PM
Here's a couple of pics


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 15, 2017, 04:17:24 PM
I can only post 1 at a time lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 15, 2017, 06:09:57 PM
Your work is faultless
I'm so lucky to have a JD in my life haha
Can't thank you enough
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on February 15, 2017, 06:15:28 PM
Ooh look at the shine on that paintwork.  8)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on February 15, 2017, 11:11:30 PM
Sheer class.
Tone


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 17, 2017, 12:22:44 PM
.......  if the weather holds up I'll get her pulled out for a good pic on Friday , cheers jd

Is the sun out  :P
Haha  
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 20, 2017, 07:58:00 PM
Hi mickey , guys , well the sun was out so I pulled her out and took a couple of pics ,here you go enjoy ,


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 20, 2017, 08:00:47 PM
It will only let me post one at a time and it's taking forever , here's another one cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 20, 2017, 08:23:09 PM
That is flipping ( kept it clean haha ) fandabbydozy <----- I'm older then I look  ;D

I can't believe that is my car  :P

Thanks JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on February 20, 2017, 09:58:19 PM
Wow, that's outstanding!

JD, I may have ask you to do the OEM F360 quarter windows and rubber channel to mine, will PM you for quote and plan a time slot (after acquiring the bits required, plus the door glass mod and gubbins). I only want the best job, and looms like you're the man,

B


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on February 20, 2017, 10:28:25 PM
Looking good. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on February 21, 2017, 11:50:07 AM
Looks Stunning !!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 23, 2017, 07:55:28 AM
Hi mickey ,here's a sneak preview of your light panel  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on February 23, 2017, 09:39:33 AM
That is how Ferrari should of designed that panel.
Looks the nuts Matey  :P
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on February 23, 2017, 05:59:31 PM
Nice. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 02, 2017, 07:48:09 AM
Hi mick , another step closer  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 02, 2017, 09:15:38 AM
Your workmanship is impeccable  :P
I am like a 5 year old waiting for Christmas, with all these updates
Brilliant
Thank you
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 04, 2017, 01:22:31 PM
outstanding JD.. :-) that will look well on my car.. ;-p


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 04, 2017, 04:18:23 PM
lol Steve ,  soon as you get the Lambo done you can get a 360   :D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 04, 2017, 04:22:02 PM
Hi Mickey  , guys another little update. Rear defusers well on the way , ready for alloy welding on Monday


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 04, 2017, 07:22:02 PM
outstanding JD.. :-) that will look well on my car.. ;-p

Haha nice try Steve  ;D

You the man JD  ;)
A very excited Mickey haha


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 05, 2017, 07:34:04 AM
pffs.. 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: DB5F360 on March 07, 2017, 12:12:37 PM
Some excellent work as always john
that rear light panel looks savage mate

bet you can't wait to get your hands on the finished product Mickey


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 14, 2017, 08:10:34 AM
Hi mickey ,guys here's another little update , firstly I got the rear defusers back from alloy welding iv now prepped primed and painted them , next up on the list was the headlights they are both prepped primed and painted and I'm on assembling them ,the first thing I had to alter was the side light holder as it was if I bonded this in the back of the headlight it would need to be cut back off to change a bulb so I removed the lense and glued this on to another holder which allows you to remove the bulb, I also fitted a tiny breather pipe at the front of the headlights to hopefully stop them from misting up  . Also I had my windscreen guys in and fitted the front and rear screens, So Not too much left on my list to finish now ???? .
I can only post 1 pic at a time at the min and my internet is s-it so here's a couple of pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 14, 2017, 08:19:08 AM
Wow it let me post 2 pics lol , here's a couple of the rear defusers


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 14, 2017, 08:24:22 AM
At this rate it will take me all day lol , so here's the last 2  cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 14, 2017, 09:21:23 AM
I've also noticed the door mirrors are fitted  ;D
Excellent work JD, I'm so grateful
Looks like another road trip to the North soon  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on March 14, 2017, 06:41:36 PM
Jealous. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on March 16, 2017, 09:50:34 AM
Sorry not been on guys, but hectic busy.

Mick,
She is looking awesome mate, great work JD!!!!

Cheers

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 16, 2017, 11:35:23 AM
Jealous. :)

Haha, your one will have just the same treatment  ;)




Mick,
She is looking awesome mate, great work JD!!!!


He is getting good at this body work lark haha  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on March 16, 2017, 07:39:48 PM
I'm a bit worried JD is taking off all the bits from mine and putting them on yours.    ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 16, 2017, 08:14:13 PM
I'm a bit worried JD is taking off all the bits from mine and putting them on yours.    ;)

Your loss is my gain haha  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: wunderzwelch on March 17, 2017, 01:20:03 PM
I'm now just ready reading all 50 pages. Have been 2 nice hours.

Looks like very good work, and your style of reporting the build is super. I think i can learn a lot of your thread. Thank you therefore.

I really like your 360, cant wait to get a kit!

Keep going mick n JD
cheers, the austrian guy


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 17, 2017, 07:40:48 PM
Thank you Austrian Guy  ;)
There are quite a few good build diaries on this forum
Plenty of people to help with questions
Hopefully you will get your kit soon, look forward to reading your build diary
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 21, 2017, 02:03:24 PM
Hi Mickey , guys here's a nice shot of a sexy rear lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 21, 2017, 02:45:00 PM
It's my birthday today and that is the best present so far  ;)
Thank you JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on March 21, 2017, 07:02:09 PM
That looks a bit special, you must be well pleased with that Mick.
Nice work JD. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: mag on March 21, 2017, 07:48:34 PM
It's my birthday today and that is the best present so far  ;)
Thank you JD
Mick

O M G ........ Its mine today as well... Happy Bithday Mate. Thats why i moved my car down on the weekend. wish i could have my car at that stage for my bithday presant ..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on March 21, 2017, 07:57:02 PM
Hi Brillo
She is special  ;) could not be anymore pleased with what has been done

Happy Birthday Mag, all the best people are born on this day  ;)
You now have another year to get your 430 to this stage  :)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 21, 2017, 08:06:19 PM
Happy birthday mate  :) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 01, 2017, 09:12:26 AM
Hi Mickey,  guys  here's the latest little update,  I'm on with the windscreen scuttle panel,  over the last few years Iv had lots of people ask me how these are done so here's a few pics , firstly you need the original Peugeot lower windscreen trim then it's a case of joining the new fibreglass piece to it so it fits nicely under the bonnet ,I make a join in them to make it much easier to fit,  I also attach 2 brackets underneath to secure it to the bodywork  then fibreglass it and smooth it out , while this was drying I fitted the rest of the badges , then fitted the new windscreen trims , here's a few pics cheers jd .


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 01, 2017, 09:15:04 AM
 Another 2


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 01, 2017, 10:11:39 AM
She is looking the dogs
I better dig out the list of things I got to do when she is back
Although I did order the material for the headlining panel yesterday  ;D
Thanks so much JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: mag on April 03, 2017, 06:44:03 AM
Wow your the man JD, looks fantastic.  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 360 modena on April 05, 2017, 10:48:11 PM
Hi Mick  / JD / anyone that can help

I am in search of some one that can give my 360 modena spider [mr2] some TLC.   

Left hand wing mirror was snapped off.
The door handle was forced   :'( and does not open the door.
I think i have a parasitic drain.
I would love to re spray the whole car.
I would love to upgrade the donor mr2 to breath some life into it.   :'( :'(

I am looking for some help on this. one or all the jobs is fine. 

Regards,


phil.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 06, 2017, 10:25:41 AM
Hi Phil
Might be worth starting a new topic with pictures of all the damage
That way people can see exactly what is needed to be done
There are some forum members on here that have or have had DNA cars, they may be able to help out
Mick

PS we all like lots of pics  ;D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on April 20, 2017, 08:26:29 AM
Hi Mickey,

When are you planning to pick her up?
Will you be coming to Stoneleigh this year?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on April 20, 2017, 10:11:15 AM
Hi Alex
Not arranged a date with JD just yet
Our new baby is due on the 8th May. If it can stay in, and not make an early show, then I will be coming to Stoneleigh  ;D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 05, 2017, 08:02:48 AM
Hi mickey , guys here's a little update ,I'm on with the last finishing touches ,I finished up the windscreen scuttle panel got that primed and painted and fitted ,then moved onto building the headlights up,  the next job was to fit them ,first I had to remove some more of the original pug inner wing then move the petrol canister down behind the front bumper on the o/ s ,then made some brackets to attach to the brackets already on the headlight and job done ,next up was to make the front bumper grills they are now painted ready to fit ,so only a couple of jobs left on the list now
1 fit bumper grills
2 get stripe fitted ( that's getting done next week )
3 full polish
4 make  new gear gate
Finished ????
Here's a couple of pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 05, 2017, 08:06:22 AM
2 more


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 05, 2017, 08:55:23 AM
She looks better with her eyes fitted  ;D
First class as always
Thanks Matey
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on May 05, 2017, 12:34:24 PM
Looking awesome now Mick - great job JD.   Hurry up and pick it up now Mick, after Stoneleigh I'm getting all excited about mine again lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on May 05, 2017, 06:18:11 PM
Looking good, the scuttle looks superb. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 05, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
Bloody hell JD, that bonnet doesnt fit very good at the front, I could get my ... in that gap!   ;-p










Another outstanding job again!   


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 06, 2017, 08:31:29 AM
Lol Steve ???? That's so it can gobble up any haters???? , obviously it's not closed properly ???? . Hey now you hav appeared on here I hope this means your fired up and going to get your car finished once and for all ???????? jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 06, 2017, 10:07:13 AM
Bloody hell JD, that bonnet doesnt fit very good at the front, I could get my ... in that gap!   ;-p



Another outstanding job again!   

Haha
If I have the overheating problem I may have to leave the bonnet slightly open like that  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on May 09, 2017, 10:08:14 PM
Saw your 360 at JD's place last Saturday Mickey, its even better in person, wait till you see it! I'm impressed.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 10, 2017, 08:35:07 AM
Thanks Brian
From what others and JD have said, she is a stunner
Can't wait to see her in the flesh  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2017, 09:26:51 AM
Hi Mickey , it's nice and sunny today so thought I would take a few pics for you,   headlights finished, bumper grills fitted. Just a wash and polish once the stripe is fitted on Friday  enjoy ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2017, 09:33:49 AM
I can only post 1 at a time lol


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2017, 09:34:38 AM
More


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2017, 09:35:35 AM
Another


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 10, 2017, 09:36:23 AM
Last one


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 10, 2017, 09:45:40 AM
That looks the nuts. I can't beleive that car is mine
Tyres are dirty though haha
Seriously JD I can't thank you enough
Mick ( with the biggest grin ever )  ;D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 10, 2017, 10:09:51 AM
Yeah.. doesn't look that bad really for a Ferrari ;-)  

JD's only gone and done it again!   Looks the nuts as Mick has already said to be honest...  

I might have to get saving!





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: dman1409 on May 10, 2017, 04:44:17 PM
A-friggn-mazing!!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on May 10, 2017, 07:11:23 PM
Nice. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 12, 2017, 05:30:33 PM
Hi Mickey here's a sneak preview  I'll pull her out and give her a wash in the morning and take a better pic , cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 12, 2017, 05:44:46 PM
What a transformation with just a simple stripe.
Perfect
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on May 13, 2017, 12:25:42 PM
Love it !


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 13, 2017, 06:56:23 PM
To celebrate having such a nice car I've treated her, the car not the Misses, to a little present
Hehe

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Alarm%20Fob%20Pouch-600_zpso1crdljg.jpg)

Something to put the key fob in  ;D

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 13, 2017, 09:58:24 PM
Oh..  here's me thinking it was something you put the blue tablet in... because of all the 'ladies' it's going to attract!

Love the bit of bling :-)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: AIG1355 on May 13, 2017, 10:19:45 PM
Oh..  here's me thinking it was something you put the blue tablet in... because of all the 'ladies' it's going to attract!

Love the bit of bling :-)

You need to add a like button!

That made me chuckle.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 13, 2017, 10:35:18 PM
Well the last two comments just kicked my self confidence into touch haha
If/when I need the little blue wonder pills then I'm sure there will be room in the pouch  ;D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 15, 2017, 10:09:54 AM
In the early hours of this morning my wife gave birth to our 8lb 4oz baby boy, Oliver.
Another little helper in the garage  :D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on May 15, 2017, 01:25:18 PM
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Mickey. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 15, 2017, 02:28:08 PM
Congrats on your new bundle of joy hope mummy and baby are doing ok  from me and Di x
Ps last little job today  and your other baby will be ready ????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 15, 2017, 02:29:45 PM
Ready to polish up


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on May 15, 2017, 04:07:02 PM
Ooh that looks nice, could I have one please JD, before you put the drill away.  :D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 15, 2017, 05:50:53 PM
Is there no end to your skills JD  :P
Thank you so much for doing what you have done for me
Looking forward to the trip back
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 15, 2017, 07:17:35 PM
Hi mickey I know your probably to busy changing nappies to look on here , but here's today's update , l managed to get the console preped  primed and painted , also polished up the h gate,  so just to fit them back in tomorrow, then give her a final wash and polish including wheels and tyres lol???? And she is ready ????Here's a few pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 15, 2017, 07:29:05 PM
A couple more


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 15, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
I can always make time to read the forums  :P
JD I have sent you a PM
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on May 15, 2017, 10:31:04 PM
Congrats on the new arrival Mick !


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on May 15, 2017, 10:39:46 PM
Congratulations Mickey.

Now back to the boys toys, thats lookng good. So few Extreme 360s have a decent H gate. You've the console too. Need to do this on mine..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 16, 2017, 10:01:19 AM
Thanks Guys, but if we have another night like last night then he will be going back  ???
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on May 16, 2017, 06:08:17 PM
Boys spend 9 months trying to get out and the rest of their lives trying to get back in.  :D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 16, 2017, 08:36:35 PM
Haha nice one  ;D
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 16, 2017, 09:20:11 PM
Hi mickey , guys , Oem centre console finished and fitted , but it's been raining all day so next nice day I will give her a wash and take a few pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 16, 2017, 10:34:37 PM
That looks a lot better then it was when I posted it up to you  :P
Thanks JD
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on May 17, 2017, 12:13:05 AM
Hi mickey , guys , Oem centre console finished and fitted , but it's been raining all day so next nice day I will give her a wash and take a few pics cheers jd
Wow, that looks seriously good, and authentic looking! superb work.  Is that a new gear stick shaft welded on? the H gate is spot on too. I need mine done just like that, don't need much done to my car- but that work looks top notch!!!

If you have a free slot in the next 10 months, can I book mine in for this (pm me), thanks


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Sparx01 on May 18, 2017, 08:25:51 PM
Congrats Mick on the family addition.

Car is looking mint, how long do think it will take to sort the interior once you get it back?

Tone


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 18, 2017, 10:22:46 PM
Thanks Tone
I havent got that much to do, interior wise.
Just seats, headlining and carpeting.
I have a company making the rear bulkhead screen out of Lexan and safety marking it for the IVA.
From what I can see the Challenge Stradale is very basic inside, but I am hoping to have a bit more luxurious look when finished. Probably all black with the headlinig a dark grey suede. I've seen an Audi like this and it looked the nuts
My fake engine is just about ready to go in. Just make up a bracket.
I am also going to redo my fuel filler pipe work. I have it going down the inner wheel arch, on the outside. I don't like it and think it is unsafe, so going to re-route it inside with some metal pipework
I think a good month, if that, and it should be ready for booking up the IVA
When I get it back I will be able to see what else, but there isn't that much
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on May 18, 2017, 11:41:02 PM

I think a good month, if that, and it should be ready for booking up the IVA

Mick

IVA??


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 19, 2017, 08:45:17 AM

I think a good month, if that, and it should be ready for booking up the IVA

Mick

IVA??

Is that a ' what's an IVA ' or ' why are you having an IVA '
Mick  ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 355brian on May 19, 2017, 08:21:25 PM

I think a good month, if that, and it should be ready for booking up the IVA

Mick

IVA??
Is that a ' what's an IVA ' or ' why are you having an IVA '
Mick  ;)


Its a "why, rather than a "what".  In Ireland there was no such thing, so I obtained a full engineers report (needed for modified cars). I've now imported my 360 to the UK. From what I read about IVA and SVA (assume that to be the earlier version), they can be a mine field.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: mag on May 19, 2017, 08:46:54 PM
i didn't think you needed an SVA/IVA for the 360 or 430  :(

Did you get one for yours JD


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 19, 2017, 09:49:11 PM
As far as I know, only the forum member Lacie has put his car through the IVA. It passed  ;D
I don't like the idea of having my car seized because it is incorrectly registered.
I have read the IVA manual. From what I can make out its not that bad if you have built your car with safety in mind, used the correct materials, safety etched glass/lexan. Little things like tethered fuel caps
I will make sure the measurements are correct when I fit my seats. Adjustable headlights

The thing I will worry about will be the exhaust dB, mine is pretty loud

If Lacie comes on he maybe able to add to this
Forgot to ask Lacie, did you get another reg after it passed or a Q plate
As I have also read if it is a radically altered vehicle it will need an IVA and will be issued a Q
Or was it classed as a kit conversion and issued an age related reg
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on May 19, 2017, 11:45:26 PM
Forgot to ask Lacie, did you get another reg after it passed or a Q plate
As I have also read if it is a radically altered vehicle it will need an IVA and will be issued a Q
Or was it classed as a kit conversion and issued an age related reg
Mick

RAV and Kit Conversions/Kit Cars can be issued with age related plates or Q plates depending on the vehicle. Q plates are issued if the DVLA can’t properly ascertain the age or identity of the vehicle. This isn’t really a problem with the Extreme 360 and 430 kits (provided you have photos and receipts etc - its why I have the build diary, it helps immensely). Once you have the IVA certificate, you have to submit that to the DVLA along with a built up vehicle report, any photos of the build and as many receipts as you can muster.

The DVLA work on a points system so the more parts from the original car you keep, the higher the points and the more likely you’ll be issued with an age related plate. Points are awarded for unmodified Chassis, Axles, Transmission, Steering, Suspension and Engine. If the chassis remains unmodified you can apply to keep the original registration but because we modify the monocoque you have to apply for an age related plate instead.

Since the extreme cars retain the original Axle, Transmission, Steering, Suspension (we do change the suspension but we don’t alter it) and Engine you have more than enough points for an age related plate - provided you can provide receipts, pictures etc. You’ll only receive a Q plate if they feel something is “off”, in that they can’t verify the identity of the original vehicle or too much has been changed that it doesn't have enough points (remember to get a VIN plate stamped and attach it under the bonnet before your IVA!). I received an age related plate from the DVLA with a new V5 but I’ve since changed it over to my personal plate.

As for the exhaust, if its too loud then I’d weld a silencer into the mid pipe. Once its passed the IVA, just replace the mid pipe…  ;)

As for the IVA itself, all of the Extreme kits require an IVA with the exception perhaps of the 355 - I’m not sure how the original car is modified for that kit.

The monocoque chassis is considered by the DVLA to contain the true identity of the vehicle. If you modify the monocoque, the vehicle looses its identity and must go through an IVA to be given a new identity. Years ago, it used to be that you could modify fore or aft of the suspension points without requiring one but its changed to include “modifying the chassis either in between the standard suspension points or fore and aft of these”

I admit its a complete ballache with the paperwork, it costs stupid money for the IVA, you have to get your car transported to and from the centre, and then you have to deal with the DVLA who seem to struggle with anything beyond simple requests. But its nowhere near as bad as it sounds because most of the original car is still in place so a lot of the IVA doesn’t really count. Its just small things like exhaust, windows, lights etc. Its worth it because if the vehicle is not correctly registered “the owner commits an offence every time the vehicle is used on the road” and can have the vehicle seized or the V5 withdrawn.

I know the above from personal experience - I was involved in an accident in a modified vehicle years ago. What started as a smallish bump spiralled completely out of control. It ended up in magistrates court and I was charged with driving without insurance, driving without an MOT and dangerous driving (driving knowing that the vehicle had no SVA (the old IVA) so I was “driving with total disregard for the safety of myself and other road users”). I should add that my car did have a valid MOT and was insured but because the vehicle had no SVA, they are considered null and void. I ended up with a £1,200 fine, 13 points, banned for 12 months and my car was seized and destroyed.

I admit, I was young and full of attitude, and I have a lot of tattoos so I probably didn’t give the best impression to the magistrate.  ;D

Someone else might never get pulled, might be in an accident and everything is fine. Its a lottery and its up to you if you want to play or not. I’ve spent around 15k building my car so far and I just didn’t want to risk anything.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 20, 2017, 10:55:24 AM
Thanks for all that info Lacie
When I get closer to it being booked I'm sure I will have more questions  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 30, 2017, 06:06:58 PM
1 more sleep  ;D
Hehe


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 31, 2017, 11:30:11 AM
OMG, I better get up there before you..  cough, err..  no rush Mickey! 


Make sure you take plenty of photos! 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 31, 2017, 02:28:13 PM
All ready and waiting for Mickey to collect ????????


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on May 31, 2017, 08:58:19 PM
I can't believe I only took one photo
Back from a long day on the road haha
But well worth it
I keep saying it but thank you so much JD

JD does it again  ;D
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Finished-600_zps0gudjc44.jpg)

Now to get cracking on the rest
Watch this space  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 01, 2017, 06:55:33 PM
I'm still grinning from ear to ear  ;D

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Rear%20End-600_zps1ggxj7pg.jpg)

I had a bloke come up to me as I was working on the car. He said he is part of a kitcar scene ( I can't remember what one though )

Anyway......

He said that his friend had a Ferrari replica, and that 2 Italian blokes in suits turned up at his door, saying they were tipped off that he had a counterfeit Ferrari, and they were there to seize it.
His friend basically told them to come back with a court order, which they did a few days later.
But by the time they came back he moved his car, out of his garage, to another friends house. He then sold it on to someone else.
I don't know what model of Ferrari replica he had, or even if it is true but......

There is a small meeting near me in July and he said he and his friend will be there and to come along. If I'm off I will go and ask some more questions.
He also said that his friend is now doing another Ferrari Rep and by the way he described it, it is going to be a DNA 250

I have read about this happening in other countries but not here. Surely, if this is true, if it is correctly registered as a Ferrari Replica then it is within the laws is it not ??????

Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 02, 2017, 08:36:50 AM
Sounds like a load of crap to me mickey , maybe a bit of the green eyed monster , firstly I don't think they would send someone in Italian suits  it would more than likely be English representatives  , they were stories you herd years ago ,
When I asked the underwriters  in person from Adrian flux they said they had never heard of such things happening for real .
 
Ps awesome pic buddy she looks fantastic in the sunshine  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 02, 2017, 04:05:37 PM
It does sound a bit far fetched to me but there is always a little worry in the back of my mind
I have read about companies being seized, as they were making them and selling them as the real cars. One was in Spain I think. But not someone building one for his own pleasure.

Anyway.......
Engine in  ;D

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/engine%20fit%201-600_zpszeoyobmn.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/engine%20fit%202-600_zps0wchluxh.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........




Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on June 02, 2017, 07:23:30 PM
Hey Mick they weren't eating a bowl of spaghetti and on their way to buy a cornetto, were they?
Car looks great. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: simonc64 on June 03, 2017, 08:27:47 AM
Looks amazing Mickey!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 04, 2017, 07:37:34 PM
Cheers Guys  ;D

I have a question for JD
On your picture below, did you weld the plate on the right, so that the top was level with the cross member on the left
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/level%20seats-600_zpsjooetma6.jpg)

Cheers Matey
Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 04, 2017, 09:11:12 PM
Hi mickey ,it was a while ago but Im sure I did , looking at the pic you can see I cut down the original mounts then welded a piece of angle across the back ones , its really all about how much height you need mickey the best thing would be to try the new Oem seat in to make sure you hav enough head clearance ,there's nothing stoping you from making the front and the rear mounts lower , hope this helps mickey  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 06, 2017, 08:18:02 PM
Cheers JD
Didn't get much time on her, but engine is now in where it should be, with brackets all made and welded in. I have made it so it hinges up. That way I can carry a spare wheel, jack and a small tool set.

Anyway, because I am back to work for a couple of days I have made my key and fob
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/20170605_192138-600_zpsns57enxf.jpg)

Mick
To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 08, 2017, 08:31:20 AM
Hey mickey ,that engine set up looks well impressive Anyone looking through the engine cover would defo think the car is real  unlike some you see  :) and I love the key fob pouch I think I will hav to treat myself to one , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 08, 2017, 09:25:18 PM
Thanks Matey

Managed to weld in some supports for my passenger seat today, got it all bolted down and working, but in my excitement of having it in there I've not taken any photos  ::)
Will hopefully get my drivers seat in tomorrow, and will take some then

But here is a nice front view
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/Front%20View%201-600_zpso9axojmh.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 08, 2017, 10:12:24 PM
 v.nice, glad you're looking after my car for me ;-p


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 09, 2017, 06:33:55 PM
Nice try Steve haha

Anyway, managed to get the drivers seat in, in between the rain showers  ???
Not really much for photos but this is what I used for the supports
This is the rear support

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Seat%20Support-600_zps58n88gek.jpg)

As you can see, I cut off the top of the existing supports and then welded in the bar. Then capped off the holes, which gave it more strength.
The support for the front of the seats was easier, as there are no supports in the way. No picture for this though  ::)

This is how she is now, with both seats in. Got to run some power to the drivers seat, so I can adjust it up for me Steve :P

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Seats%20In-600_zpsawuoabcm.jpg)

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 12, 2017, 08:15:52 PM
Here is a question for the clever ones out there.
Since replacing my seats, I am now getting a warning light up on the dash. Seat airbags. What can I do to overcome this problem
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 12, 2017, 08:22:48 PM
You may need to put a resistor in between two wires to cancel the light out.  maybe do a search for that?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 12, 2017, 08:53:05 PM
Oh no. This is under the drivers seat. Where do I start with finding the correct wires :o

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Under%20Seat%20Wires-600_zpslxfzlwxf.jpg)

Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on June 13, 2017, 10:32:59 AM
Its the two orange wires in the orange connector block, cut these off and wire 2 10 ohm resistors in parallel between them (or it was with mine anyway).


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 13, 2017, 07:54:04 PM
Hi Lacie
Thanks for the reply but I don't have any orange wires in the orange connector block :o
But I did find this whilst mouching around in google

Blue connector is for the side air bags in the seat and the Brown connector of similar dimensions is for the seat belt pre tensioner. Both these connectors from the seat side, have thin, 2 core orange cable going to them.
Red connector with just one wire in it, that's the earth for the side air bag unit and can also trigger a fault light during self test.

So I have ordered some 2.7 and 3.3 ohm resistors and will give it ago.
Will I need to plug all the Srs ECU's back in. I had one under my centre console and one next to each front seat
And should I just earth out the Red connector wire
Cheers
Mick


Anyway
Managed to wire in the rest of the lights today and painted all the welds, from fitting the seats, in black hammerite
Got some new rear brake shoes, pads and discs for the rear coming tomorrow, the handbrake is sticking on a little, so just renew it all
Once I have it jacked up I will look at re-routing my fuel filler pipe
Took a picture from outside my bedroom window. Neighbours must think I'm a right T*@t haha

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Top%20View_zpsihklya6x.jpg)

Not much more to do ;D

Mick
To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Lacie on June 13, 2017, 08:27:35 PM
Will I need to plug all the Srs ECU's back in. I had one under my centre console and one next to each front seat
And should I just earth out the Red connector wire
Cheers
Mick

Its definitely the thin orange wires you need to put resistors across. I had to reconnect the SRS ECU's before the light would go off but I didn't earth any other wires so I'd probably leave the red and see if it works. If not, then earth the red.

Be careful with it though because even something as simple as running a multimeter across an SRS can trigger airbags. I'd strongly recommend disconnecting the battery the night before and only reconnect it after you've made the edits and reattached the SRS modules ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 13, 2017, 09:22:29 PM
Thanks Lacie
Will definitely disconnect the battery for couple of hours, my friend was messing with a seat from a Mazda once.
He had the seat on a workmate whilst trying to find the wires for the electric motors. Anyway there was an almighty explosion, he was knocked backwards off his chair, and suffered some facial lacerations. It was deafening. Unbeknown to him, he had touched the side airbag wires. I laugh because apart from the small cuts to his face he was ok
Anyway the neighbour from over the road came running over shouting ' have you been shot, have you been shot ? '

Haha I wet myself laughing haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 15, 2017, 07:22:12 PM
Right had a go at sorting out my Seat Airbag warning light today

My 3.3 ohm resistors turned up in the post so set about sorting it out
My battery had been disconnected all night so no worries there ( fingers crossed haha )

I bent up the legs of the resistors and push it down the terminal holes of the plugs, the tapped them up nice and tight
Here is the Seat Pretensioner plug
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Seat%20Pretensioner-600_zpswv72t6od.jpg)

And here is the Seat Side Airbag plug
(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Seat%20Side%20Airbag-600_zpsl56nchjf.jpg)

Didn't bother earthing the green wires.
I had already put the ignition key in and had it switched to on. If the steering wheel airbag was to go off when I connected the battery back up, I didn't want to be in the way.
Anyway, no big bangs and dust everywhere
Started the car up and the light went out. Yaaaayyyyyy  ;D
Tidied the wires away and gave her a wash

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Top%20View%202-600_zpsgqczdrx1.jpg)


Back on duty tomorrow so no love and attention for a few days, but sorting out the fuel filler pipe when I'm next off  ;)
Mick
 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 16, 2017, 04:21:42 PM
great photo and glad you got the airbag light sorted :-) 

look how shiny my car looks ...


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 17, 2017, 04:32:11 PM
Haha Steve

Before I begin, let me explain

At work we work a self roster shift. Basically we have a piece of paper with the days of the month on it, and we have to choose when we would like to work. At the end of it we should have 4 people working each day of the month. If it turns out to be more than 4 people then we have to sort it out between ourselves then if not our Watch Manager sorts it.

It is then up to us to make sure we know when we are working
I went into work yesterday and I was 2 days early. I planked myself haha

So skipped home a happy bunny because I still had two days off haha
What can I do with them days ????
I know, I'll sort out my headlining panel  ;D

Knowing that it didn't fit, because it was not wide enough, I cut it in to 3 pieces. Fitted each piece into the car and with some straps I screwed each piece together and then Sikaflexed them so that they didn't move when I removed the panel

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlining%20Panel%20fit%201-600_zpsxoo6mcgk.jpg)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlining%20Panel%20fit%202-600_zpsemmgb7qm.jpg)

I left that to set and then today I removed it as one piece and bridged the gaps with some UPOL

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlining%20Panel%20fit%203-600_zpstkiuifec.jpg)

Flipped it over, rubbed it down and then a skim of filler

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlining%20Panel%20fit%204-600_zpskfcxsvot.jpg)

Then made sure it still all fits

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y520/Mickey-London/eXtreme%20F360/Headlining%20Panel%20fit%205-600_zps2qsrjmly.jpg)

Now it is ready to be trimmed and then can be fitted for good

Anyway back to work tomorrow, I think haha  ::)
Mick

To be continued..........










Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 17, 2017, 06:07:04 PM
Great work as always Mickey and great idea to make the headlining in 3 bits , she's coming together nicely now mate jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on June 18, 2017, 01:39:12 PM
What's happened to the original headlining, am I missing something?


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 18, 2017, 08:21:58 PM
Hi Brillo
I got the headlining panel in the kit. Some people have been able to reuse their original headlining though, I think Alex has ????
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on June 18, 2017, 09:18:43 PM
Oh ok Mick.
I have  the original one in mine at least I assume it is. It's like a black velour.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 23, 2017, 07:49:47 PM
Had a good day on her today
Re-routed the fuel filler, originally I had it running under the car, but didn't think it safe

So today I cut a new hole in the inner wing ---- Photo 1

The top hole is where the pipe is attached to the filler

Then attached it to the stainless pipe I made up ---- Photo 2

I welded some pipe hangers to the floor to keep the pipe up safe from knocks and to also give it flow ---- Photo 3

Then through the floor and attached directly to the tank  ---- Photo 4

That's that sorted  ;)

Because it was a lovely cooler day today, I also made my engine side panels fit  ---- Photo 5

They can now be sent of for painting  ;D

Mick

To be continued..........






 


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 24, 2017, 01:36:40 PM
Good job on the petrol filler mate , and the engine bay is looking fab  :) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2017, 11:02:44 AM
Panels are now away for painting
But... my side airbag light has come back on again. I have now changed the resistors to 10ohms and it still wont go out  :(
New handbrake on and sorted
Just got to sort out the airbag light and plumb in some windscreen washer jets and it can then be MOT'd
Any ideas why my light is on
Cheers
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 30, 2017, 11:49:11 AM
Woot.. do you have a ODB reader you can plug in?  It will give you an idea which connection it might be, might help locate the problem.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2017, 12:15:49 PM
Hi Steve
 I do have an OBDII scanner but it is cheap and very basic, so doesn't throw up the problem I'm having
Might just buy this
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181981201345 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181981201345)

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 30, 2017, 01:01:30 PM
Hi Mickey if you haven't already done it you might hav to plug the air bag module back in, it used to bolt on the transmission tunnel under the console it will be in the box of bits it has an orange conector if I remember , jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2017, 01:19:23 PM
I plugged that in when I got the car home Matey Mate  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on June 30, 2017, 06:52:16 PM
Gave in and bought an iCarsoft i970 Car Diagnostic Scanner for Peugeot/Citroen
It says it can detect airbag problems and switch off the light when sorted
Will also tell me what ABS sensor has gone, as I have cleaned them all up and still shows ABS problem
Fingers crossed haha
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 07, 2017, 09:08:34 PM
My scanner came so I plugged it in and it came up with an open circuit on the Passenger and drivers seat
So I bought some 2.2 ohm resistors and did the resistor trick again. Now the light has gone
I think the two sizes I tried before (3.3 and then 10ohms) were too large for the system to see a resistance

My scanner also showed that my LH rear ABS sensor was knackered, so I have that on order
I ordered two plus 2 new rear hubs with reluctor rings, might as well sort it all out with new parts

Got my windscreen wipers fitted and working correcty. I originally turned the mechanism through 180 degrees. DON'T DO IT. It doesn't work properly
I had the passenger wiper out of sync with the drivers wiper. It didn't end well
So I took the motor back out and put the mechanism back to original, made some small adjustments up near the strut mount and hey presto working wipers

Fitted my windscreen washers and plumbed them in, another tick off the list

All I need to do now is the rear ABS stuff and then she can be MOT'd

Mick

To be continued..........


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 08, 2017, 07:44:31 AM
Well done buddy not be long now  :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on July 09, 2017, 09:43:03 AM
Nice work mate, good to see you cracking on with her, don't forget to visit me one weekend when she is on the road!!!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 09, 2017, 02:50:10 PM
Nice work mate, good to see you cracking on with her, don't forget to visit me one weekend when she is on the road!!!

Will do Matey  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 14, 2017, 10:03:46 AM
A little update from yesterday
Here she is, after a 25 mile trouble free trip, at the MOT Station
Passed with flying colours, and then a drive back home with the biggest grin ever recorded haha

Mick

Still have some interior to finish so.....
To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 14, 2017, 10:19:34 AM
Bear with me with all my photos, Photobucket now want $400 from me so that I can then have 3rd party hosting
Well they can get ****ed
Will sort all my pics in this build diary and get them back up
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 14, 2017, 01:25:42 PM
Great News mate on passing the Mot , I still get a grin driving mine after all this time , enjoy her mate you deserve it after all the hard work you hav put in  :) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on July 14, 2017, 07:04:35 PM
Well done Mick, she looks great. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 15, 2017, 04:00:05 PM
Cheers Guys

Forgot to say about my ABS fault
After renewing both rear sensors and both hubs with bearings and reluctor rings, it was still showing ABS FAULT
Traced it back to a broken wire between pin 8, on the ABS Module, and the connector at the rear under the car
Just run another wire, soldered both ends, heat shrinked and bingo, bye bye fault

Anyway another little update
Painted the front inner wheel arches black today, tidied it up no end  ;)
Also raised it a little as it has settled down and was too low

Then fitted my newly painted engine side panels


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on July 16, 2017, 10:33:53 AM
That engine bay looks great Mick, hope I get mine as good as that.
Is the engine fixed down or can you lift it up to get to the boot, that's what I'd like to do to mine.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 16, 2017, 02:56:28 PM
That engine bay looks great Mick, hope I get mine as good as that.
Is the engine fixed down or can you lift it up to get to the boot, that's what I'd like to do to mine.
Cheers.

Cheers Matey
Excuse the makeshift stay, I will be fitting some gas struts but do you mean like this  ;D




Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on July 16, 2017, 05:10:30 PM
That's exactly what I mean.
My car will be my every day vehicle so I would like to make It as practical as possible.
Keeping the boot is a must for me. Is it hinged and are you going to fit gas struts on the fake engine as well.
I would be interested in seeing how you do it if you are and I would like do the same.
Cheers Mick.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 16, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
I used some Mk 3 Ford Mondeo rear door bottom hinges. I just cut them to shape, slide it up the back of the frame and bolted it in
I made up some support brackets for the front of the engine, the back of the car, welded them in and just use a M8 bolt at each end. Undo these and lift up the frame with engine

I intend to fabricate some brackets for some gas struts, so when i undo the M8 bolts the frame will go up and stay
If and when I do it I will take plenty of piccies for you
Mick


Little update

Can't really see much in the photo but trimmed the rear bulkhead today
Not much to do now  ;D


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on July 16, 2017, 06:59:51 PM
That would be great Mick if you could take some photos for me of fitting the gas struts to the fake engine.
The hinge sounds a bit tricky for me but maybe I could use some sort of piano hinge for mine.
Cheers Mick.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 17, 2017, 07:25:00 PM
Hi Brillo
It was easy-peasy with the Mondeo Hinges
Here are a couple of pics for you
Hope it helps
Mick





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 17, 2017, 07:27:03 PM
Little update time

Managed to fit the Bulkhead window today
Not great pics but hey we all like a pic haha

Pic 1 from in the engine compartment
Pic 2 from inside the car

Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on July 18, 2017, 06:06:31 AM
Thanks Mick for the pics mate.
I can see your framework around your fake engine is actual box section steel where as mine is just fibre glass, so my engine would have to be fixed onto a sheet of ply.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 20, 2017, 10:17:29 PM
Took the car to iMEX Autosport today, just at the back of Brands Hatch Race Circuit
They sorted out my suspension and now she drives like a different car. Not that it was bad but now it is perfect. Chuffed to bits
Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 20, 2017, 10:23:32 PM
Forgot to mention but does anyone know what this pipe is ( arrowed in Red )

A quick look, because I needed to go somewhere, it seems to go up beneath the throttle body
Unbeknown to me, it was being rubbed by the auxiliary belt pulley, and is now in two parts

Looks like an easy fix, just wondered what it is exactly
Cheers
Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: trabicar on July 21, 2017, 09:56:01 AM
The valve on the left is the tank venting valve
The line goes to the intake (throttle)
regards


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 21, 2017, 03:40:58 PM
Cheers Matey
All fixed this morning
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 29, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
Another little update

Managed to trim my A'Post panels today and fit the sensor cover
The covering is black stretchy carpet, very easy to apply and is the same as the rear bulkhead

Question time
How are people actually fixing these panels
Thanks
Mick

To be continued..........





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 29, 2017, 04:21:56 PM
I'm going to be using a 'shitload' of sikaflex I think.. if it has to come off then I'll cross that bridge later.. lol



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 29, 2017, 04:24:20 PM
Haha

I was thinking that but, as there are wires running down I thought best not.
Just in case I need to get to them  :-\

Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: AIG1355 on July 29, 2017, 11:24:27 PM
Velcro? You can get some beefy stuff.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on July 30, 2017, 04:02:00 PM
Cheers guys for the ideas
After a night of pondering I decided to cut the original A'Post covers about
Marked them up against the new covers and fixing holes in the A Post
And then with lots of Sikaflex I ended up with these  ;D

Mick

To be continued..........





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 08, 2017, 04:27:41 PM
Great idea Mick!  I bet you never have to remove them now ;-) 

I might even do a bit on mine 'soon'  .. I have been thinking about it for a couple of weeks now!


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on August 13, 2017, 07:54:19 AM
Cracking on well mate, should get my engine back in today and new exhaust next weekend, the. We will have to meet up for a cruise ;)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on August 14, 2017, 02:20:44 PM
Definitely Alex
There is a show down my way on the 10th Sept. I am going to try and get there with mine
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 04, 2017, 02:40:37 PM
Another little update
Had some fake brakes made up for the rear wheels, and were delivered today
Makes the car look so much better at the rear wheels now

Fronts to come  ;)

Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on September 04, 2017, 05:57:33 PM
Hey Mick they look good.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 05, 2017, 08:24:37 AM
They look well good mate  :) jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 05, 2017, 04:14:04 PM
stunning Mickky , looks great mate ..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 11, 2017, 03:44:40 PM
Cheers Guys  ;D

Another update

Managed to get my headlining panel covered today. Looks so much better now

To be continued..........





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 11, 2017, 03:45:46 PM
Nice 1 Micky looking the dogs now mate :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 11, 2017, 03:46:44 PM
And a little arty photo because I had a David Bailey moment haha
This is my view in the rear view mirror :P

Mick





Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 11, 2017, 03:47:46 PM
Thanks Chris
Going to try and get up to you and Alex soon
Will arrange a date
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 14, 2017, 04:48:37 PM
Hi Mickky

yes mate that would be great to see you buddy :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 22, 2017, 01:40:59 PM
Hi Guys
Got a question for anyone that has fitted the wheel arch liners from eXtreme
Where do the go haha
I think the big one on the left goes under the front wheel arch at the front but want to make sure where they all fit
Thanks for any info
Mick



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on September 22, 2017, 04:20:06 PM
message Alex mate sure he has them ..


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on September 22, 2017, 06:11:24 PM
Ask JD, It's like asking Jeeves but better. :)


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Alex360 on September 23, 2017, 04:38:27 PM
message Alex mate sure he has them ..

Going to be fitting mine back on shortly mate, will messenger you pics as I go

Al


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on September 23, 2017, 09:34:27 PM
Cheers guys
Thanks Alex ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 19, 2017, 04:48:42 PM
Hi Guys
Got a little problem
Went to open my drivers door today, and the door handle came off in my hand. Nothing is broken, it just came unstuck ( it is the teardrop piece, not the hinged part )
What do you suggest to stick it back
Do I grind out the back and pack it with Upol or Sikaflex
I used Upol in the first place, so edging towards Sikaflex
Thanks
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: 4u2nv on October 19, 2017, 09:32:09 PM
Noooo.  Hope you get sorted mate . Unfortunately I wouldn't know :(


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 20, 2017, 07:07:04 PM
Hi mickey , I would defo use fibreglass paste just make sure you grind  some deep groves in the back of the handle and on the metal piece  it should not ever come off ,jd


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on October 23, 2017, 10:02:03 AM
Hi mickey , I would defo use fibreglass paste just make sure you grind  some deep groves in the back of the handle and on the metal piece  it should not ever come off ,jd

Cheers Matey Mate  ;D
An easy fix, was just a little heavy handed  >:(
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 04, 2017, 10:16:58 AM
A little update, especially for Brillo
Made my rear calipers a more permanent fit, as I had just welded a little bracket to the disc rear cover. This was just a temporary fix until I had time to make a couple of sturdy brackets

In picture 1 you will see that I welded the bracket to the rear wishbone
In picture 2 you can see that I bonded a 2 lengths of about 8.5" 10mm studding to the back of the calipers
I then bolted this to the bracket, picture 3
And in picture 4, with the wheels on and back on the ground

Now the thing to note is that the wheel pivots on the wishbone, when cornering and/or over uneven ground, so when the wheel is back on the ground, you need to have a gap of about 10mm between the fake disc and the closest part of the caliper
I have this amount of gap and have been driving over all types of uneven roads and at no point are they making contact
Hope this is of help
Mick

To be continued..........



Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on November 05, 2017, 09:44:54 AM
Hey Mick thanks for the photos of the callipers.
That is one sturdy set up you have there, that's not going to come off in a hurry.
What will happen at your next mot. Will you leave this set up in place and if you do dismantle it, isn't the examiner not going to wonder what the strange new welded brackets are for
Just wondering.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Mickey_London on November 05, 2017, 08:15:49 PM
If the bracket isn't hanging down lower than the rest of the underneath, and not causing any rubbing issues with other parts then I wouldn't of thought the MOT examiner would worry about it.
Can't see any safety issues to worry about Matey
Mick


Title: Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary
Post by: Brillo on November 06, 2017, 09:31:50 AM
Fair enough Mick I was just curious. :)