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Title: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 18, 2018, 10:44:23 PM
Hello all.

This will now be the home of the offical DADS360 Build Thread. I have been posting on a number of threads! (My Mistake!)

All new pictures of my build will be here on this thread. And this thread only. Sorry for the confusion!



Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 18, 2018, 10:53:36 PM
Here are some of the latest images of the front end build. These show the new front sub-frame coming to shape.




Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 18, 2018, 11:08:20 PM
Here are some images of the front bumper air intakes I have made and the front radiators they will be feeding!


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 18, 2018, 11:13:56 PM
Here are some images of the card templates I made to create the inner wings in sheet steel.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 19, 2018, 08:21:14 AM
Coming along nicely now Steve , looking forward to updates , jd


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 23, 2018, 05:59:05 PM
shots of the drive train installed in chassis


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 23, 2018, 06:04:32 PM
more photos of the drive train


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 26, 2018, 05:45:04 PM
Recent photo of front end work.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 26, 2018, 05:47:58 PM
Additonal front end photo.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: Mickey_London on January 26, 2018, 08:42:14 PM
Great skills
Looking forward to more updates
Mick


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on January 28, 2018, 07:58:06 PM
As you will have noticed I working on the front at the moment, but I have done a fair bit of work at the back . Photos of the exhaust mounted on the transaxle etc.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on March 07, 2018, 10:17:05 PM
Here are few images of the OE Ferrari Screen Washer Tank mounted in its final position.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on March 15, 2018, 12:11:10 PM
Front closing panel fitted along with screen wash bottle.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 16, 2018, 01:02:08 PM
Wow.. very nice build :-)  love the attention to detail and the metal fabrication.  Is it a complete space frame or is it still a 406 underneath?


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dangerrous on March 16, 2018, 05:15:38 PM
Just curious, I've followed this build since it was a posted in the old days, is it still the dad building with the son doing all the media work, has the scope of the car development changed as I haven't seen any pictures or video of DAD working on the car?
D


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on March 16, 2018, 11:38:41 PM
Hi, everybody. Yes it's dad doing the fabrication and now dad trying to do the madia work. Ben my son has started his own fabrication business and this takes up most of his time. Google "iron octopus " to get an idea of the work he does.
The build itself has turned into a massive project, the basis is a Lotus V8 chassis powered by a 5.7 litre Chevrolet V8 engine. on top of the chassis sits the passenger compartment of the 406 with a space frame at the rear and a space frame at the front.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 09, 2018, 12:47:42 PM
Hi Steve this is the details for Bradleys liquid paint cheers jd


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on April 09, 2018, 12:49:19 PM
Hi John, as ever your a star.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on April 09, 2018, 12:56:44 PM
The text that went with seat pictures seems to have been lost on the ether. I stripped the seat down so I could lift it into the car to see what was needed to bolt them in. The subframe with the elctric motors in is heavy with a capitol H.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on April 19, 2018, 08:35:39 PM
Latest work on the front compartment. Using the well tried CAD [cardboard aided design] method I made up a panel to close the gap at the nearside rear.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on April 24, 2018, 08:00:04 PM
Done a bit more today. Got the drives side infil plate made, same process as the passenger side. Next job is to fabricate the luggage compartment rear bulkhead. Then stip it all down and get the lot powder coated.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: Mickey_London on April 24, 2018, 08:30:32 PM
Not sure you should be blatantly advertising Diet Coke like you are  ;D haha

Anyway, great work and skills
This is going to be a fantastic car when finished
Mick


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on May 21, 2018, 06:54:47 PM
Couple of photo's of the air intakes back from galvanising and powder coating.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on May 29, 2018, 06:39:14 PM
More hours on the computer setting up the CAD for the cover over the wiper motor. Bits of card board actually.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 07, 2018, 08:19:31 PM
Photo's of the plastic coated wiper motor cover and the front panel I made to mount the screen wash filler and to support the front compartment seals


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: Mickey_London on June 07, 2018, 09:44:13 PM
Amazing skills
Have you set a time for when you want to be paint ready
Mick


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 10, 2018, 07:38:21 PM
Hi Mick, thanks for the kind words. I am aiming to be ready for paint spring time next year. Trying to get the front compartment done at the moment, then on to moving the nearside B post and finish off the door cap in steel etc etc etc.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 29, 2018, 01:10:13 PM
I thought I would have a break from sheet metal work so made up the power steering hoses just to be doing something different.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 29, 2018, 06:31:52 PM
Looking fab Steve , great work as allways  :)
Iv had a look for my recipe for my wheels buddy  and can't find it  sorry ,jd


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 30, 2018, 11:55:22 AM
Hi John, thanks for the positive comments, keeps my mojo going. Cheers for the update on the wheels.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 30, 2018, 12:03:19 PM
Managed to get the front compartment finished.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on June 30, 2018, 12:06:22 PM
Couple of shots of the interior .


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on July 17, 2018, 05:29:03 PM
Restarted work on the drivers door. Fitted the OE door handle, and mounted the internal collision bar on the outer skin on the door [photo to follow]. 


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on July 24, 2018, 08:19:20 PM
Photo's of the door bar taken from the inside of the Peugeot door, this has been modified and will be bonded and bolted to the ouside of the door under the Ectreme door skin. Also a couple of shots of the door handles which work by cable to the lock itself.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on July 25, 2018, 08:48:58 PM
I got around to organising the gear lever gate to go on the centre console only to realise the gear lever I made years ago was the wrong diameter 12mm should have been 10mm and was also too short. So had to make another this time 10mm 304 stainless steel along with an o/e knob. It's all part of the learning curve.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on July 31, 2018, 07:49:18 PM
Thought I would share a couple of photo's of the fuel system. I have isolated the ferrari intank high pressure fuel pump and pressure regulator. They run @ 65 PSI far to high when feeding the holley carb I will be running when the car is first running. I have installed in the tanks fuel pumps from a 7 litre Buick Riviera feeding a Holley fuel pressure regulator set @ 4 PSI.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: 360brian on August 01, 2018, 11:22:56 AM
Thought I would share a couple of photo's of the fuel system. I have isolated the ferrari intank high pressure fuel pump and pressure regulator. They run @ 65 PSI far to high when feeding the holley carb I will be running when the car is first running. I have installed in the tanks fuel pumps from a 7 litre Buick Riviera feeding a Holley fuel pressure regulator set @ 4 PSI.

this is a epic build, great to follow. Are you in the UK? would be great to see this coming together and compare notes (nb, I don't work for Ferrari or their connected companies).


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: peggyontherun on August 01, 2018, 06:11:06 PM
Would you sell the gear lever that your not going to use email me on peggy390521@gmail.com as I don't have pm on here if admin can confirm why ?? Cheers


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on August 05, 2018, 06:25:40 PM
Hi brian 355, I am base in the UK up in West Yorkshire.
Peggyintherun I have sent you a pm.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on August 07, 2018, 01:00:14 PM
shots of the door bar in place, the nearside fuel tank and air intake trunkingalong with the interior panels to go inside the rear quarter light glass.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: peggyontherun on August 08, 2018, 11:05:50 AM
Email sent


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on August 15, 2018, 12:11:23 AM
Update on the drivers door. Photos of the end cap in place. Couple of shots of the B post, I ended up cutting the fibre glass return off the quarter panel, it was so thick that the door rubber would not go over it.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 15, 2018, 06:00:52 PM
Great work as allways Steve , she is coming together slowly but surely  :)


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on August 15, 2018, 06:06:47 PM
Hi John, thanks for the comments, now the weather has cooled down I am back at it. Would it be possible for you to send me a PM ?.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: zxrjohn14 on August 15, 2018, 09:35:54 PM
Beautiful project. Some excellent ideas and work.
Loving the idea of the extra metal for the quarter panel on the B post.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on August 22, 2018, 12:25:59 PM
Further news on the drivers door. Photo's of the Ferrari door handle mounted on the Peugeot door skin on the mounting bracket I made. This was not without it's challenge since I had to work out the shape with the outer extreme skin in place. The handle and mount are fitted from the outside, I have done it this way so should the handle ever need replacing the outer fibre glass skin does not need to be removed. The door actuator extends into the Peugeot door so cable replacement would not require the skin to be removed either. 


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: 360brian on August 22, 2018, 03:00:08 PM
its a pleasure to see such great engineering!


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dman1409 on November 06, 2018, 01:56:07 AM
looks great to see you use oem levers... i have them also, along with motors inner door levers etc... are you going to use them also?


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on November 06, 2018, 01:38:26 PM
Hi, I have only used the OE outer handle, linked by cable to the Pug door lock. I will be posting some photo's soon.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: 4u2nv on November 21, 2018, 08:35:26 PM
Wow this is epic work . Looks stunning .

Got some real skill there :)


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on November 21, 2018, 08:38:51 PM
Shots of the door card, inner and outer. The inner shot shows the two additional towers made to locate the attachment pins. The location of the operating servo is shown on the shot of the inside of the metal door panel . The photo of the Audi window lift gear box shows the Peugeot gear drive modded and mounted .


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: zxrjohn14 on November 21, 2018, 09:50:17 PM
What have you used as the spline adaptor?


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on November 22, 2018, 10:39:15 AM
Hi ZXRJohn,
The mod to the lift mechanism is really simple, no adapters required. The drive gear from the Peugeot lift motor is removed, it looks like two gears one on top of the other. Carefully grind down the teeth on a bench grinder the larger gear off the two. Although the spline count is different , the Peugeot is coarse, the Audi fine. Keep carefully grinding until the gear starts to engage in the Audi splines. Now come the the magic, the Audi housing has a 6mm hole in the back of the housing .Put a 6mm bolt in the vice that is long enough to pass through the Audi housing and the Peugeot drive gear and space for a nut. Then get the gear red hot, drop it on to the bolt quickly put on the nut and then tighten the nut with a fully charged powerful cordless drill. Once fully seated cool the gear with water.
I know it sounds long winded but it worked for me.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: zxrjohn14 on November 22, 2018, 06:33:22 PM
Thank you for that.
It makes perfect sense and I'll give it a go.
I've already robbed one of your ideas and put angle iron behind the front of the rear quarters  :)


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: 4u2nv on November 22, 2018, 09:41:01 PM
Hi ya I love this build , can ask what's rad are you using ? Also are you also running a separate water pump at the front also ?

Cheers
Chris


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: dads360 on November 23, 2018, 01:23:52 PM
Hi 4u2nv, the rad I am using is from a lotus esprit V8. See photo. The water pump is  gear driven Chevrolet high volume unit, the engine has idled for several hours without over heating. the car has consumed ten gallons of fuel and not moved an inch !.


Title: Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
Post by: 4u2nv on November 23, 2018, 09:40:58 PM
That's great :)  thanks for the info .

Love this build.  Really top notch .