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Title: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 07, 2009, 03:31:38 PM
Well thought it was about time I started a new build thread since my last one went bye bye..

I will try and get some pic's tonight when I go.. but they have started bonding the panels on !!!!!!

fantastic news :-)

I celebrated today by buying my front grilles and some mirror glass.. £268.92 delivered to my door. Really looking forward to seeing my car tonight and some pink stuff :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: choppey on April 07, 2009, 04:56:18 PM
sorry never read it right i thought you got rid of your smart

sorry hope the Murcielago build is going good cant wait to see some pics


dave


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 07, 2009, 10:10:43 PM
Nope still got the smart.. will do some work on it over the hols :-)

Finished the door wiring tonight :-) tested it all.. windows up and down / doors locking / mirrors moving. so very happy.

Evans motorsports have now started bonding my car :-) its looking really good. below are a couple of pic's I sneaked out :-)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/bond1.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/bond2.jpg)

should move quite fast now :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 29, 2009, 10:13:12 AM
here is a pic of one of the lights... Jon's been very busy. He is now a official lambo anorak ! Counting the dots on the lambo lights.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on August 11, 2009, 10:39:43 PM
progress updates/pics are getting a bit rare, hows the build coming along?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 24, 2010, 09:47:34 PM
not posted for ages but I intend to get things moving on this now..

now I've sold my smartie I decided to buy a double din stereo. This one's got a rear view cam input which was my main reason for getting it. I've just spent a hour or so getting it upgraded to the latest firmware, fixing a usb wire.. job done :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on February 25, 2010, 10:08:04 AM
you really are a clever clogs with the front wall papers. How the hell do you do that?? Does it just let you load what ever from usb or card??



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on February 25, 2010, 04:33:52 PM
Ooooooo. More shiny bits! What will that head unit do & what sort of price would i be looking at for similar? I have been looking at the samsung Q1 ultra to work as a car pc in the murci. Do you think its any good?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 25, 2010, 06:19:50 PM
it's a Pioneer F900BT.. I got it for £350 off ebay and just finished upgrading the firmware on it :-) the splash screen is just a jpg you can set on bootup :-).

They have a F910BT out I think but there aint much difference from what I can see.

They do two models F700BT and F900BT the 900 has a DVDRom / 700 has a cd, but I think thats ths only difference. It does your normal radio / cd / dvd / video / divx / bluetooth for phone / Satnav + all the rest you can mod as it's running on winCE.

It's running Igo 8.3 satnav but I think you can mod tomtom onto it :-) might have a go at this.

I got fed up of my car pc.. this is a all in one solution that should work all the time :-) O and it's got rear cam add on which was the main reason for buying it.


Re - murci build.

I have my rear boot / spoiler here. I've added some hinge's to it so it now moves up and down. I'm waiting on a bit from work so I can then add some brackets for the actuator.. will get a vid of it going up and down when it's done :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on March 02, 2010, 11:28:25 AM
Thank christ for that, some updates! lets see some more pics/videos etc to keep this build thread exciting.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 02, 2010, 11:58:06 AM
:-) might even get a little video as my palm pre's just been updated..

I am hoping to get down tomorrow all being well. I should have my spoiler going up and down by then. Just waiting for a bit of metal from work I'm getting cut. It's nothing special, just three hinges from B&Q.. should do the job I hope.

I'm looking at getting some door cards from lambolambo when he's done. The one's I bought from IRK from Mad mechanics forum just need far to much work to get them to fit.. unsure what I'm going to be doing with them.

O.. and here are some pictures.. very old ones mind..

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/1.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/2.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/a1.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/a3.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/a5.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/chop7-640.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/f1.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/t2.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/w2-600.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/w4-600.jpg)

:-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on March 02, 2010, 02:55:09 PM
great, please do couple of videos to make up for no updates in ages! is the exhaust on an engine running? if so lets hear it revving once warmed up?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 02, 2010, 09:12:00 PM
well here are a couple of pic's. I've decided to have a go at making my rear spoiler go up and down..

The actuator is 12v and will work off a little box I am making.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/spoiler1.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/spoiler4.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/spoiler3.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/spoiler2.jpg)

I'm hoping to get down to do my car tomorrow for the first time in ages.. that's if Jon's about. :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 02, 2010, 09:13:00 PM
great, please do couple of videos to make up for no updates in ages! is the exhaust on an engine running? if so lets hear it revving once warmed up?

I have the exhaust but its not on at the mo. I have been told the engine runs, but i havent heard it myself yet.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on March 03, 2010, 09:46:18 AM
Very nice job CdRsKuLL  :o :o............


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 03, 2010, 12:14:41 PM
Looking goood!!!!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: String on March 06, 2010, 11:58:31 AM
Hi , cdr,

I must post some pics of my spoiler some time , I went for 36v actuators - might sound a bit odd , but it reduces the speed to about 1mm per second of travel - which is all you need with the fairly aggressive leverage angles it operates from.
Making a support panel first , the rear panel is far to flimsy without one.
Cheers , Neil


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 06, 2010, 12:51:31 PM
yeah please post away m8.. all ideas help. :-)

I'm hoping to have it working next week in some form or another .. we shall see.

I am also installing LED indicator resister's and I will start on my headlights again after this.

Should have some pic's next week I hope.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 11, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
OMG an update.... lol

Well another thing is ticked off..

Got my actuator all fitted and working. It's running off a programmed arduino but the power unit is only 0.5 amp so its running  alittle slow in the video, it will be a bit quicker when on the car battery. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryLO1Pz9zs4

Attached below is the little Arduino..



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on March 12, 2010, 11:33:51 AM
Woooow nice worked Cdr ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 16, 2010, 10:03:10 PM
I heard on the grapevine that one of my doors got bonded today ;-) ;-)

really looking forward to going down on Thursday .. big step me think's to getting it finished !

Pictures to come without a doubt !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 17, 2010, 09:08:53 AM
Grrr, damn, wish I was coming now!!

Its looking good just from the photos/videos, looking forward to seeing it in person.

Any chance you could take pics of the other door before bonding (unless that is bonded by then too!) so I can see how you did the lip around the outside for bonding. Did you/Jon thin yours out to allow the door to be bonded on or did you cut the lip off and rebond it inside the door?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 17, 2010, 09:59:22 AM
This the lip round the front wheel arch ? if so it was trimmed off and moved back as in the build DVD. Jon's thinned the door down LOTS.. but has reinforced it with some small box tube bent to the shape of the door I believe. I don't really know much more than that to be honest as I haven't been about for this bit. defo worth talking to Jon about all this Andy.. O.. and Happy Birthday for tomorrow.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on March 17, 2010, 08:25:18 PM
We cut the lip off the door frame ,much as ashley suggests,then bonded this back into the frame as a landing/bonding point for the  outer  skin .The  build up and bonding  of the doors is  quite involved as there are a lot of factors to consider with line ups /building door handle pre loads,window channel alignment /bonding
and setting up window regulators within the inner frame to allow correct positioning of the glass within the door both vertically,horizontally and also centrally to close up to the top underframe.The set up on the glass is difficult because the original doors are aluminium ,consisting of a relatively thin inner and outer skin with built in glass channels whereas the copy doors have a much thicker inner and outer skin/frame due to their fibreglass construction  and  two steel  glass runners that have to be bonded in to position.Due to forementioned reasons ,the copy doors end up "thicker" from the outside of the outer skin  to the  outside of
the inner doorskin.All this means really is that in reality the outer doorskin lines up as per original murcielago
but the door frame sits in to the  "A" post , "B" post  and sill area the extra thickness of the fibreglass and steel glass guides so probably about 8mm  hence the need for the thinner overall door seal.To get the final look right involves thinning the visible (mainly "A" POST ) sections of the  door when bonded  to look similar to
an OEM skinned flange.Hope this helps everyone .If you want to come down ,have a look andrew you`re very welcome,cheers,Paul,Pete and John ....EVMO LIVERPOOL


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 18, 2010, 12:47:15 PM
Yep that makes sense, I hadnt really understood fully what the thinning process was referring to, but that makes sense now cheers. I will definetly be coming down soon, much appreciate the offer.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on March 18, 2010, 05:12:07 PM
cool


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on March 18, 2010, 10:05:45 PM
jesus John, hats off to you fella. Steve cant say enough about you and your work. Well done mate and cant wait to see the end result which Im sure will be one of the best around.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 02, 2010, 09:50:59 AM
Right.. going to get moving on this build...

ok here are some pictures of where it's at.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/nb1.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/nb2.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/nb3.jpg)

Done so far (quick recap).

All main panels bonded
Doors bonded (Huzzah)
Doors have been beefed up with lots of glass on the inside after bonding as one split on the car near the hinge, might be worth doing this yourselves to the build before paint.
Bumpers and cills have been made removable and have been primed ready for paint
Petrol hose / cap secured to the car
All door seams have been joined and prepared set for the right angle / weather strip

LOT and LOTs of work has already been done and I'm on the final push now to try and get it ready for the summer.. THIS SUMMER.. lol

So.. here is a list which will no doubt grow but it should give me something to aim for...

Doors need finishing.
Door panels ordering from LamboLambo
Door handle prep / MR2 Control panel fitting in handle
Speakers buying
Speakers fitting up
Door card makeup piece to dash needs making
Door cards covering
Seatbelt holder needs tapping
Seatbelts fixing to holder
Seatbelt hold needs fitting to the car
Rear window needs making
Closer rear window panel making / adjusting
Wheel spacers need returning to Imagewheels for adjustment
Wheel false calipers need buying / painting fixing
Alarm wiring finishing
Bat wing / spoiler electrics finishing
front side indicator holes drilling
Front grilles fixtures doing
Air filter fitting to engine
New carpet needs cutting
Gearstick metal surround needs making
New trackrod end extenders need making.. dont trust the extreme ones (been bored to deep)
Stereo needs fitting
Headlight covers still waiting for
Headlight main light surround needs making
Front indicator (right) needs making
Headlights brackets making
Rearview mirror needs finding
sunvisors finding / buying
Front wheel arch plastics waiting for

I'm sure there's lots more and I will add to it as I think of them..

I will hopefully be bringing stuff home to work on and I've now paid all my money to evans motorsports so things should get moving on it now.


Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: davecymru on April 02, 2010, 11:41:48 AM


So.. here is a list which will no doubt grow but it should give me something to aim for...

This summer you say!  good luck. ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 02, 2010, 03:01:27 PM


So.. here is a list which will no doubt grow but it should give me something to aim for...

It's quite far along on the build, alot of things have been fitted and removed ready for the final fit up. It should all start to come together quite soon I hope :-)

This summer you say!  good luck. ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on April 02, 2010, 06:09:37 PM
common steve get over there and put some hrs in. At this rate Ill have finished two before you.  ;D ;D ;D

Just kiddin fella


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on April 02, 2010, 08:01:46 PM
This summer should be no problem at all.  ;D  It may not initially look like its that far on to some, but like steve said, all the big jobs and hard work has been done.

Ready for paint soon!!!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 02, 2010, 08:16:53 PM
:-)

Well just been spending a bit of money on the following things....

CCD small reverse camera £50 from ebay.. this will go just above my reg plate

LED Side repeaters.. just need to drill a tiny hole now to get them into position, unsure what these will look like, will let you know.

BMW Sunvisors off an M3 Cab £40 including light &  holder bit off ebay.. will let you know if they fit.

Side lights next....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 04, 2010, 09:11:31 AM
Thinking about getting these dials.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOYOTA-MR2-TURBO-180MPH-GLOW-WHITE-DIAL-KIT-TY-508D_W0QQitemZ250597421281QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item3a58c530e1

They glow at night. I'm not happy having the turbo dial so was either thinking about just getting a blank with a lambo logo on it or seeing if a reversing sense gauge would fit in it's place.

hmm will have a think.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 04, 2010, 07:41:18 PM
I can't really afford to do a copy dash at the moment. I do know the guy at lockwood very well but they dont do the lightup dials I'm after.. maybe once I've saved up a little it will be an option I can go for.. but for now I will be keeping the original MR2 dash.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 08, 2010, 01:08:15 PM
Just bought some door speakers to match my Pioneer head unit :-)

(http://www.pioneer.eu/images/products/carspeakers/pioneer/ts-a170ci_detailpage.jpg)

got to love eBay :-)


Should be down tonight to do a little bit of work.. so expect some pictures later. My sun visors have appeared also.. will try them out see how far off they are tonight.. although one end seems a bit floppy.. (not opened the package yet)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on April 08, 2010, 01:13:36 PM
ooooo components Nice. I opted for Vibe in mine with a 1kw 4 way amp. Cant wait. Not bought a head unit yet tho.
Cant wait to see the pics


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on April 08, 2010, 01:47:02 PM
cant wait for plenty of photos of the murcie, whilst am at it, xpert, yourbuild seems have gone very quiet. I really think both of you will produce the finest example/quality of a 360 and murcie.

Im trying to keep an eye out for a low mileage 320 manual to do a supercharged dtm conversion aswell as lowered as much as possible and tinted windows.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on April 08, 2010, 10:04:41 PM
its because Im building a second one for Alien1


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 09, 2010, 10:41:11 AM
Well I went down last night and did a few bits.....

The side indicator lenses came so I checked to see if these fitted. The murcie front wing where they fit has a slight curve to it so I needed to put a bit of heat onto the indicator which then allowed me to bend it slightly... however I managed to crack one as it wasn't warm enough. So I've now ordered a new smoked set off ebay.

Jon spent an hour playing with one of the head lights and its now getting to the point where it just all needs building up.. all the components have been sourced and it just needs testing.

Below are afew pictures.. The Cills and rear bumper have now been painted in primer and are looking good. Evans motorsports have made the cills / front and rear bumper detachable so these can be painted off the car.

Because I've got kids he has also beefed up the inner cills and made it so the internal closer panel is no longer needed for strength. Pics below..

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev1.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev2.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev3.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev4.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev5.jpg)

more to come :-)

Headlights and dials this week I hope.


Steve



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on April 10, 2010, 05:55:51 PM
very nice i like it man :D     I hope my murcielago is finish from painting soon


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: alien1 on April 10, 2010, 06:03:15 PM
i must admit i do love the murci, one day!!! ;) ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 10, 2010, 06:04:38 PM
I bet you cant wait.. make sure you post some pictures.........

I bought a steering wheel today :-).. just wondering if lambolambo is going to mould the center so I can see if I can make it fit :-)

My smoked black led indicators arrived today.. very happy with these ones, the silver ones didn't look right I thought

Just waiting to get my clock facia swapped over from a 180 to 160mph as I got the wrong ones.. but he isnt answering my emails at the moment.

Steve



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on April 10, 2010, 07:43:48 PM
I decided to mould the Airbag cover with fibreglass.
Cover only.
Means its good from the outside and fibres at it's back.

At first, i thought i can mould it inside-out with silicone.
But, I don't think any best on earth resin will work that out.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 11, 2010, 08:20:47 AM
I decided to mould the Airbag cover with fibreglass.
Cover only.
Means its good from the outside and fibres at it's back.

At first, i thought i can mould it inside-out with silicone.
But, I don't think any best on earth resin will work that out.

Well.. my first idea was to just make a simple Lamborghini badge and stick it in the middle of this wheel..

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ls1.jpg)


(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ls11.jpg)

Maybe I could fit your middle over it.. something like this maybe ??

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ls2.jpg)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on April 11, 2010, 10:16:54 AM
Maybe I could fit your middle over it.. something like this maybe ??

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ls2.jpg)

Yeah! that's the idea for making this in fibreglass.
So u can modify the cover to fit and align with all 3 of the steering wheel's spoke.
And then trim it with steering wheels type of leather which is thin and soft.

If the mould come off good, i will blank the ring's drain so
u can make a ring to fit onto it to make it even more real instead of paint the ring silver.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 14, 2010, 10:19:37 PM
Well the postmans been busy....

I've now got my steering wheel, quite impressed with the price of £40 including postage. The badge is 14mm x 48mm so I'm going to get something sorted for that.

My light up dials have arrived.. It says to use double sided tape to secure them. Also you do not need to remove the needles,. So I ordered some proper 3m tape and my kids have lost it.. so there now secured with tit tape.. job's a goodun :-)

My park sensors are here.. all 8 of them. I ordered white ones so they 'might' not need painting.

Anyway.. .will get some pic's soon.

O.... and I also ordered my doorcards off lambolambo HUZZAH.. can't wait !

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 15, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
It's Thurs night and I've just got back in from doing my car. :-)

Very very pleased.. what can I say ! it's now getting the Evans special touch.... All the lines are being done to perfection, it's this time now that makes it all worth the wait.

Anyway.... TONIGHT I didnt really do much, I cut a hole for the front indicator in the wing and built up a little hole to put an indicator into the front light.. I would say its about 40% done.

Evans motorsports however have done alot more :-)..

Here are a few pic's

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev10.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev11.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev12.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev13.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev14.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ev15.jpg)

I'm going to get a bigger steering wheel, the 32cm one just is a tad to small so that will go back on ebay someday.

This week I'm hoping to do a bit of work on my batwing controller.

more to come !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on April 16, 2010, 07:03:25 PM
I can get the OEM Murcie Steering's measurement if u want.
Let me know if u need them.  ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 28, 2010, 07:30:25 AM
My Lambolambo 'door cards' are nearly here :-)

27 Apr 2010    18:00:00    EG4    Customs Clearance In Progress.

Might be here by tomorrow night to take down to my car fingers x'd... really looking forward to them :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on April 28, 2010, 07:55:53 AM
fingers crossed steve ,will be good to see them arrive ,another step closer in the jigsaw...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on April 28, 2010, 09:09:32 AM
Begging for some Open box, progress, finished, and fit-ed picts for the door cards.
Please please please please!
I really can't wait to see them hook on the Extreme's Murcielago doors.

While do let me know if there's any mistakes.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 29, 2010, 10:17:21 PM
Another few hours spent down at the murcie den...

I spent a couple of hour's messing about with the indicator part of my light, got it just about in the right place now so I started boxing in the main beam.. pic's below

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/evv13.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/evv14.jpg)

Evans Motorsports have been grafting like a good'un this week, all the rear lines look fantastic.. the boot lid is being working on at the moment, both batwings look great and line up spot on :-)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/evv10.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/evv11.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/evv12.jpg)

My doorcards from Lambolambo should arrive tomorrow I hope, they have now been released from customs without any charge :-)

Lets hope someones in when they call.

more to come....

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: davecymru on April 30, 2010, 12:19:22 PM
looking good!
how are you fixing your lights in?  Are they going to be bonded in or adjustable in some way as so far I've heard of people doing both?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 30, 2010, 04:37:58 PM
The head lights are being built up from the following.

Side light - Glass test tube with a bulb in it.. (unsure not tried yet)
Indicator - Honda side repeater with 21w rated bulb
Dip beam - This HAS to be adjustable. The is a normal car  projector headlight (Vectra or similar) where the light housing is bonded to the back of the light. You can then use the adjusters built in to move the light where needed.
Main beam - just a spot light bonded in.

The only light that needs to be adjustable is your dip beam. My light will work differently to a proper murci in that I wont have a fog light. The fog light on mine will be the main beam. On a real murci the main and dip beam are the same light with a movable blind that pops up and down on a solenoid.

I did have a picture of the back somewhere, will post it when I find it or take one when I'm down next.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 01, 2010, 11:47:51 AM
door cards should be here next week.. there about 30 miles from me now ready to be delivered :-)

30 Apr 2010    05:47:48    Ramsbottom    Shipment Received At Destination Depot.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 20, 2010, 08:36:58 AM
update..

Well I managed to take a day off work yesterday :-) Yippeee.. Had a top time doing my car. I managed to piece my door cards back together but if I were to buy them off Lambolambo again I would most likely pay for the extra shipping to save a day.

I was trimming them last night but sadly ran out of time, the door I was doing started to look quite good :-) I need to cut a hole for the handle yet and work out some fixing places but all in all a nice job.

As for my murcie.. well the rear of the car is all done, lines match up spot on. One side is 'almost' done and I must say it does look fantastic.. the sills back on making sure all the lines run right.. and I did mean to get a picture but forgot.. spot on job without a doubt !

As for the headlight rings I got off Lambolambo, I have spent a bit of time sanding and painting them. I have got one set just about completed and painted a satin silver which I will get a picture off later tonight when I'm home. They do look good !

Thanks to Evans motorsports for yesterday.. had a good day and I wish I was there today. Thanks also to Lambolambo.. top quality products !

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 21, 2010, 12:35:18 PM
Here are some pic's.. :-) not looking to bad at all... Two down, two to do.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ring11.jpg)
(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/ring22.jpg)

:-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Scott on May 22, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
Looking really good, by the time you finish it you will have to convert it to electric ;)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 01, 2010, 08:36:44 PM
Well.. thought I would post up some pics... sorry been busy the last couple of weeks but I intend to get moving again :-)

Below are pictures of Lambolambo light rings. Very pleased how they have turned out. Fit spot on !

I'm ready to prep the light now for painting satin black.. cant wait till its done, should look amazing :-)

The lens cover isn't mine so I wont be bonding them together... I'm waiting for mine to be pressed, should be very soon I hope.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on June 02, 2010, 11:39:39 PM
yep Satin Black is the new Gloss!!!! ;D :D Excellent choice and taste you have.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn254/XPERT360/Photo410.jpg)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 04, 2010, 08:49:14 AM
running lights as well hey :-) .. I still can't decide if to have them or not.

---

I went down last night, spent a couple of hours more with a door card, deciding how its all going to be fitted together.

I ended up deciding to scrap the original MR2 door controller and opt for these instead...

(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx170/magnexed/Ebay%20items/DSC06087.jpg)

Only need three (two on drivers door) I will be putting a lock/unlock switch somewhere in the car but these seem like just the job. I am also going to try and use a mirror adjust off a mondeo as there nice and round. Cost of all switches £8 :-) Bargain.

O.. I fitted my Diablo door handle, these are all black compared to black/silver like the merci .. might try painting one. Think they are £18 each.

Pic attached. Cant be too far off from paint now :-).. lol


Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on June 04, 2010, 12:40:03 PM
ooo I like that plate. Did Ash have your FASTEST??. Mine is similar but says F4TSO. LOL Just kidding!!

do you know if you can do the color change the same time as the Number plate change with the DVLA????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on June 04, 2010, 01:07:59 PM
those ford window switches look good steve,plugs with them too  I see ,compact and as you say the ford mirror switch also very compact too.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 06, 2010, 07:45:15 AM
Well...

Satin black I don't think is right for the base. I had a bit of a play last night and the results were 'far too shiny'

I will be picking up some matt black paint today and having another go.. bit more prep work still needed mind. But I have something to work on now :-)

Will post pic's tonight of it in MATT black if I get chance today to paint it.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on June 06, 2010, 10:37:36 AM
a word of warning steve, satin and matt marks like buggery and a nightmare trying to build onto without finding your self having to blow over again with paint. just my experience with mine


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on June 07, 2010, 10:18:20 AM
Looking good!!

I had a play with my lights at weekend. Have you made the top piece with the indicator in removable? I was going to fix the indicator to that top piece rather than bonding it to the main light base, is there a reason you did it that way?

Sorry if you already know, but Satin or Matt arent defined finishes. You can get the paint shop to play with the mix & get the sheen you are after, they start with matt & add as much gloss as you want (cant remember what they added). When I did the grilles on the 308 they made me some matt/satin mix which I tried & then went back to get a little more gloss added for the look I was after.
If Johns painting it then he will know better than me.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on June 07, 2010, 10:47:16 AM
didnt know that. cheers drew. but is there something they can add to stop it scratching easily?? I suppose by adding more gloss which would defeat the object. ??? ???


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on June 07, 2010, 01:13:06 PM
Woooow , thats look very good  :d


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 08, 2010, 08:05:19 PM
Looking good!!

I had a play with my lights at weekend. Have you made the top piece with the indicator in removable? I was going to fix the indicator to that top piece rather than bonding it to the main light base, is there a reason you did it that way?

I think Jon did try the honda sidelight mounted directly into the eyebrow piece but it presented two problems.. one it stuck a little bit to far out and, two it was going to be tricky to seal the light and stop getting dust into it. This is why I crafted up a little pod for the indicator to sit in. Alot of messing and I might do it different next time.

Well.. one lights now painted up in matt black and looks fantastic !!! I'm just waiting on my postman to bring me a few things so I can finish them off. My plastic test tubes 16mm x 100mm with stoppers arrived today which I'm going to be using as the sidelight housing.. Think they look just right :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on June 09, 2010, 07:44:33 AM
Lookin real good there Steve,top work!!!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on June 09, 2010, 11:12:32 AM
Yep, now that loks good! I had wondered if the matt black wouldnt look right since the side window and batwing inlet area is gloss black, but with the plastic covers on, when looking at the car as a whole those lights will look gloss, but the inside wont reflect back at you.
Good choice  ;D

Do you have a list of the light units you used there

Indicator - Honda ???
Main - Vauxhall ????
Dip -
Side - Test tube 16mmx 100mm with ??? lights inside - purchased from ebay??


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 09, 2010, 12:25:48 PM
Indicator - Honda sidelight (just search on ebay - £15 a set ?)
Dip - Mitsu Delica (but Vectra projector should also work)
Side - 16mm x 100mm test tube with cap. Going to just solder a side led bulb and push it down, using the cap to seal. (got a 10 pack so have some spare if needed)
Main - unsure as yet, the 50mm projector (smaller one) I have will fit but I wont be able to swap the bulb if it goes as I cant get the end off (too long) So I'm currently looking for a replacement.

I'm waiting on a spot projector light to arrive and some good old stikaflex to put it all together.

hopefully wont be too long.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: XPERT360 on June 09, 2010, 01:21:43 PM
what I did is sika flex a washer at the end with the tails of the led through the hole. Make sure you have the right resistor tho, as I blew a few just by playing. You can also get let lights that take form as the spade push type bulbs, which the holder will fit inside the glass tube and again bond it on. just my 2p's worth


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 09, 2010, 01:25:07 PM
yep I did something similar on my dna360

(http://www.freedrive.co.uk/360/ld1.jpg)

(http://www.freedrive.co.uk/360/nb1.jpg)

:-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 10, 2010, 09:32:25 PM
evening all..

spent a little time fitting the new switches :-) very happy with them. I need to work out the wiring so have some here to sort out during the week. I need to alter the door cards near the speaker but thats for another week.

Pics below



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: davecymru on June 11, 2010, 10:53:41 AM
Nice!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on June 11, 2010, 05:53:33 PM
looks amazing CdRsKuLL ....... i hope 2 do the same with my lambo soon :D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 29, 2010, 09:49:24 PM
been a bit since I posted anything and to be honest I've not really done much.

I have however had a bit of time on one of my doorcards, sadly they need a bit of altering to get them to fit the extreme kit. You need to shorten the speaker bit and I've also started to build out the top bit so it fills the gap to the dash. Pic's below.

I should however complete my lights this week :-) at last lol

more to come...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on October 01, 2010, 12:43:30 PM
hey Steve, out of interest - what method did you use to build up the shape between the door card and the mr2 dash ?

I've used wire mesh with hot melt glue to hold the shape, then glassed over it BUT !!!! if you need to use power sander - the hot melt glue completely blocks the sanding discs / belts.  :(

Also - how are you attaching the door cards to the door ? I know of course the easiest is screws and screw caps but just wondering if you got a neat invisible solution ?

cheers Nick.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 01, 2010, 01:10:05 PM
Hi Nick,

I used some white protective foam stuff that you find in parcels :-) just stuck a load together with spray glue and used a hacksaw blade and some 80 to get it in to shape. I'm halfway through putting a coat of p40 on it to make it more solid now. Very easy to do and saved loads of time messing about with mesh / cardboard etc.

The door cards are going to have all hidden fixings. The whole door card as it's in a few pieces will screw together, its then hooked over the top of the door and hidden screws will be accessed behind the door speaker and through the door handle... that's the plan anyway :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 03, 2010, 03:24:16 PM
My reed switches have arrived for the doors :-) Got some magnets so will see if they work when I'm down next. The idea is to replace the normal spring door press switches with these reed ones and stick some strong magnets in the doors. This way you wont see anything and my interior light should work when the door pops up :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on October 04, 2010, 01:47:17 PM
hello dude, I see the interior of your Murcielago is getting better and better ............. I was wondering why you have not ordered the dashboard?? I see it is one for sale on ebay for 500 euros.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 04, 2010, 09:53:34 PM
I've not got much money left to be honest fella.. It may be something I do in the future however.. will just have to see what happens

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 22, 2011, 10:40:12 PM
Thought it was time to get to work again on the beastie..

Nearly completed my lights now. They should be finished in the next couple of days.. just waiting for the sikaflex to dry before the next step :-)

As soon as there done will post some more pic's up.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on January 23, 2011, 01:42:39 AM
Thought it was time to get to work again on the beastie..

Nearly completed my lights now. They should be finished in the next couple of days.. just waiting for the sikaflex to dry before the next step :-)

As soon as there done will post some more pic's up.

Steve

That's WOW!
Seems u cut and paste from another head light at the back to make the driving light
adjustable like the OEM.
That's a very neat & nice work u did.
What headlight u are using?
And the big projector are from the same headlight?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: EVANS MOTORSPORTS on January 23, 2011, 08:35:34 AM
lookin good there steve ......bit cleaner there than the murci dust den over here.......LOL


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mr O- mer on January 23, 2011, 08:51:02 AM
Amazing........  ::)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 24, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
Lambo..

The indicator light is off a Honda.. used as a sidelight. I built a holder for it which sets it back slightly. Powered by a very bright led bulb. (resistors fitted also so it flashes at the correct rate)

The sidelight is a plastic testtube.. inside this is again a very bright LED sidelight which has had it's wires extended and a push fit sidelight connector soldered to it.

The diplight as you say is one taken from a Mitsubishi Delica.. Jon from Evans I can thank for finding this one. It's been bonded to the back of the light but retains all the adjusters so is very easy to set up.

The main beam is the little projector light. This was a fog light which I've stripped down and removed the blind inside to make it a normal driving light. I've just bonded this in as is, non adjustable but doesn't need to be as it's not part of the mot.

The fog light has been dropped and the main beam fitted in it's place. As you know the dip beam on a genuine light also works as the main beam.. it has a blind which is operated via a solenoid. I believe Extreme now have a source for these but didnt at the time for me.

Both lenses have now been secured. I just need to do a final seal test to make sure there all air tight, paint the back of one and I'm all done :-) Now thinking about how they will be removable from the car as I don't just want to bond them in.

Thanks

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on January 24, 2011, 05:11:45 PM
That's hundreds of hours u put in there!
Great OEM looking lights u made.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 23, 2012, 06:42:27 AM
tap tap... this thing on ?

ok,  it's been awhile without a doubt since I posted an update to my build. Anyway, due to circumstances I wont go into my Murcie is coming home 'nearly' finished but not quite. It will be dropped back off at my house on Saturday and I will hopefully be posting some updates in here as I go along. Alot of the bodywork has been done with only the frontend / door left to do.

My idea being for the first week or so id to just build it all up and see what's left to do.

Will post some pictures as I go, but expect this thread to be a bit more lively.

O.. and I now also own a BAD 355 if anyone wants to purchase a 90% complete 355.. .let me know, will be cheap.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 23, 2012, 08:21:24 AM
That's hundreds of hours u put in there!
Great OEM looking lights u made.

Thanks to your rings :-) O and don't forget I still owe u a bat / spoiler controller


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lambolambo on February 23, 2012, 11:39:36 AM
That's hundreds of hours u put in there!
Great OEM looking lights u made.

Thanks to your rings :-) O and don't forget I still owe u a bat / spoiler controller

 ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 24, 2012, 09:50:02 PM
Coming home tomorrow :-) Bumpers removed / sides removed ready for going on the trailer.

Car hadn't been started for over 2 years.... bit of a battery charge, bit of fuel and bingo.. brum brum.

Exhaust sounds awesome.. well if you can call it that. lol



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on February 25, 2012, 08:08:26 AM
You did measure your gagrage didn't you! Hehe! Good to see its on its way, hopefully shouldn't be long now. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 25, 2012, 06:42:19 PM
Well.. been a hell of a day!

Got two cars now, so catching up to you!... I have about 13mm each side when my murci goes in, yep that close.

I've now placed lights / grilles on the back and I'm going to build it up over the next week or so ready for paint.

The 355 was cleaned out this afternoon. Tomorrow I'm going stick the right wheels on it, flat one of the doors and have a look at fitting the rear bumper / exhaust.

As soon as the 355 is built up then it will be up forsale el'cheap or even cheaper if someone wants to come and get it tomorrow !



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 26, 2012, 09:18:25 PM
Fingers sore.. not used to this work.. lol

Well, I've decided to leave the 355 for a couple of weeks until I get all the bits for it. Plus it gives me chance to build up the Murcie.. see what needs doing then send it away to be painted. This will free up the garage for 4 or so weeks whilst me Lambos away. Hopefully this will give me a window to get the 355 sold.. fingers crossed.

So, today I went and bought some nuts / bolts / washers etc and some P40 and made a start with it. Rear boot cover all alighed / Batwings all done but I want to build these up alittle where the arm connects to them underneth to remove and flex. Rear grill on but I need to align that all up. Ran out of light at the back and the cars massive.. so I only have about 10 inchs room. So tonight I fitted my front lights.. just need to get them wired up and then start blending in the wings to the body. Will make a start on that tomorrow.

Anyway couple of pics below.. A F40 spoiler.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 26, 2012, 10:21:07 PM
Just got my dials working :-)

I can't afford a full murci dash so these little small changes will have to do for now :-)

more to come ...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2012, 09:42:17 AM
Didn't do much last night as my lad had football. But.... I did a bit of blending in on two front wings to the original body and vac'd out the front bin as it was full of filler dust. Main aim tonight is to make sure all my front lights are wired up right working.

I'm waiting on a couple of new batteries coming and some stikaflex. I'm also waiting on a quote back for some textured black plastic I will be using for closure panels etc. These will all be trial fitted before paint. All this prefit work is slow but when I get the car back painted it will be a superfast build up with less chance of causing any damage to the paintwork, that's the idea anyway.

Will post some picture's after tonight.. maybe even with lights on :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
Huzzah result... Getting some black 3mm textured one side abs 8'  x 4' sheet @ £35 Should be enough to get bits of the car done. :-) I've also ordered some of the plastic fasteners off ebay. 8mm hole, 20mm head ones so it should look half decent.

 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2012, 03:37:50 PM
Printed for my sunvisor


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on February 28, 2012, 04:31:12 PM
Looking good there Steve :). One thing i've noticed though, It looks like you've filled and blended in the roof to the quarter panel where there should be a deep groove to carry on the line from the door onto the bat wing.

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/Auto_Transformations/car11.jpg)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2012, 04:45:51 PM
Well spotted sir :-) The shallow line will be put back in before paint and then painted black after. Extreme panels meet along this line and it was glassed under / over and then flatted out to make sure it was spot on. 

Hoping to get the front built up tonight :-) will have to see if my battery as turned up.

What cars are you building at the mo ?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on February 28, 2012, 07:53:41 PM
Savage build keep the pictures coming


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 29, 2012, 10:28:04 AM
Head light wiring now sorted :-) just got the other side to do.

I started her up and let it tick over for 10 mins slowly rising the temp. I noticed my boost gauge goes to full straightaway and was wondering if anyone had come across this. The turbo seems to be spooling up fine but just this boost gauge. Everything else seems to be ok :-)

Plan tonight is to finish of the headlight wiring and stikaflex the wings, this is just a covering to go over the P40 bonding paste, give it a manufactured look.

When the lights are done I will put the front bumper on and then it's just the front wiper I need to confirm fits and that's the front done :-)  O.. I need to check my front grilles fit also.... and cut the undertrays..

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 01, 2012, 10:40:07 AM
Nice one! Where did you get the 3mm abs stuff from? I need some maybe a bit thinner for the wheel arch liners on a 360. Anyone any recommendations?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 01, 2012, 10:47:23 AM
Guys called Mike... I thought the 2mm might be a bit thin so went for 3mm. You can use a heatgun to get the shape you need :-)

Unit L, Mount Pleasant Trading Estate
Mount Pleasant Street
Ashton-Under-Lyne
Lancashire
OL6 9HX
Tel: 0161 343 1113
Fax: 0161 339 5557

We use them at work for bits and bobs so unsure if he gave me mates rates but I can pick a sheet or two up for you if you want. I'm waiting on a job being done and then I will be going over collected my bits at the same time. ;-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 01, 2012, 10:56:40 AM
My head lights are all wired up now and sorta working. I've misplaced one of my ballests somewhere on route back. It might still be over in Liverpool so will look on Saturday when I'm over. I just need to blend the wings in tonight and slap the front bumper back on and the front will be done :-)

This weekend I will flip the car round and get working on the backend.. not much to do really depending how I go I might start on the doors as well.. then it will be paint time :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 02, 2012, 09:22:35 AM
Front nearly done :-)

I've got the grilles to stick on but that's after painting. Still got a couple of things left but its getting there now :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on March 04, 2012, 03:49:57 PM
Well spotted sir :-) The shallow line will be put back in before paint and then painted black after. Extreme panels meet along this line and it was glassed under / over and then flatted out to make sure it was spot on. 

Hoping to get the front built up tonight :-) will have to see if my battery as turned up.

What cars are you building at the mo ?

Thought that was the case. I've seen one painted where they've filled and blended it and it's surprising how odd it looks. We're doing a 430 and a lambo at the moment as well as other projects that are not kit cars. We're all also extending the workshop and building our own paintshop facilities.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 04, 2012, 11:13:58 PM
didn't manage to do an awful lot this weekend.. had a slight hang over (opps)

Fronts 90% done now, just need to repair the skuttle panel and spend a day or so getting it upto my standard. I flipped the car around this afternoon and I've made a start on the back tonight. :-)

It's coming on slow but sure.. Rear center grille all straight now and screws on great. Got lights / side grilles to do next.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 04, 2012, 11:32:22 PM
jezz... forgot to say, if you've never seen a Murci before in real life.. you just can't believe how big they are.. just a massive massive car !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 08, 2012, 10:45:54 PM
been spending the last few days slowly building up the back.. an hour here and there. I've made sure it all just screws together, no messing about :-) so it should take less than an hour  when it's done to completely rebuild.... well that's the idea anyway.

So the rear lights / all three grilles just screw on. I'm working on the boot cover at the moment making sure all the lines are correct. Tonight I fabricated up a couple of brackets and have two more to do tomorrow night which I will be able to adjust the height alittle.

Anyway below are some pic's, should have the backend completed tomorrow night, lights works etc :-) then the plan is to glass in the rear arches.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 08, 2012, 10:49:47 PM
O.. and a pic of the back :-)

soooo.. the plan is

Tomorrow finish off the rear end (lights / boot etc)

Then I need to do the two rear arches. (glass to the car / sikaflex to the fiberglass body)

Then.. the doors.

Then.... paint :-)


woot



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 11, 2012, 03:48:52 PM
Well the backend is all but done, just a couple of brackets left now on that :-)

I thought I would have a little change and get one of the doors mounted up. This is nearly done, just needs a final position and then it won't be coming off again, not worth the hassle of moving it. It will be painted on.

attached are a couple of pic's


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: rotor on March 11, 2012, 09:14:21 PM
Nice build. Love it! :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 12, 2012, 08:10:57 AM
coming along great looks fantastic,u hoping to be on the road for the summer .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 12, 2012, 09:50:10 AM
Hopefully :-) should be going for paint in the next couple of weeks. I've got the door to realign (repair as I dropped it on the corner opps) the other door to play with and the arch liners to fit at the rear. I will mess with all the doorcards etc when it's back from paint.

It will be on the road in a few months... can't wait

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 21, 2012, 10:19:34 PM
Managed to do a bit tonight :-)

I've been playing with a door or two.. but it's hard work in a tiny garage. So I decided to have a little break and play with the bat wings. Now these were sitting spot on when they were down but catching on the rear deck when only half up. So to fix this I ended up moving the pivot point on the hinges. Very happy now how they have turned out. Both seem to work well.

Here is a tiny youtube video. They do seem a little fast in the motion so need to look into slowing this down alittle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFvx1vflq0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFvx1vflq0)

Below is a picture of the hinges bent to get the wings to sit just right when open as well as closed.

More to come :-) although not tomorrow as my new TV's coming .. shhh don't tell the wife.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Rhausted on March 21, 2012, 11:25:36 PM
luuuuv it! :)
Have you mounted extra air intake in the wings or are they just for show?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on March 22, 2012, 08:42:44 AM
Love the functional batwings, good job!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 23, 2012, 03:27:47 PM
luuuuv it! :)
Have you mounted extra air intake in the wings or are they just for show?

They just go straight out the back..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 23, 2012, 10:01:03 PM
Another couple of hours spent. Happy to say the backend is all built up and all the gaps are good :-)

Below are a couple of pics for you to look at. I still have a few things yet to do before it's ready for going to paint to it's one step closer.

O.. and below also is a little video of her starting up. brum brum.. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-c-HOlOIc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-c-HOlOIc)

Bit of smoke but it's not been run for 4 years.. and that's most likely a bit of water. (fingers x'd.. lol)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: GazDavies on March 24, 2012, 07:37:16 AM
Its looking very good, I am hopefull that my Murci will be at the same stage in the next week or two (being built by Extreme). Sound nice too, are you running the standard MR2 egine in there?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 24, 2012, 09:34:04 AM
Hi Gaz,

It's the standard MR2 2.0 Turbo GTE model :-) should have 250 bhp + a little more ;-)

I'm still thinking about mounting some speakers in the boot and running a v12 sounder thingy which I've bought. It reads the engine rev's and adjusts the sounds to suit. I have all the stuff subs etc.. just need to decided if it's going to happen or not.

Got one of the doors 99% done, just need to mount it for the final time and get the glass working up and down.. then the other to do. After that I have the rear wheel arch liners to fix in, then...... it's going for paint. Maybe ready for that in a week or so.

Steve



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on March 24, 2012, 05:14:30 PM
Looking good Steve its nearly there now  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 04, 2012, 09:03:41 AM
On with my mirrors now :-)

I'm having to make these fold in rather than just bolting / bonding them together.

Just need to invent a clicking action. I'm also bonding in the original mirror electrics :-)

The picture below was from a couple of days ago.. got them both swivelling nice now


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 18, 2012, 09:12:29 AM
Still on with my mirrors.. I ordered a electric belt sander (only £36 from eBay).. 15 days later and it's still not arrived.. I was going to use this on my mirrors, plus I've always wanted one for other things.... So last night I chopped up one of my rear arch liners and tonight I'm going to bond it in :-) It's sitting there ready for some glass now.

I will then have the other door / rear wheel arch and the mirrors to do before it goes for paint.

NOT LONG NOW :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on April 18, 2012, 04:42:56 PM
Looking good Steve the mirrors are a pain in the ass i think i spent 3 months on mine i moulded my mirrors into a one piece mirror which suits me, keep up the good work


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 19, 2012, 10:56:22 PM
thanks fella. :-) yours too !

Well I've half bonded in one of my arches and I bonded some bolts into the mirrors and managed to fit one onto the door. Seems to fit quite well. A bit of a hot air gun and job will be a good'un :-)

slow but sure....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on April 22, 2012, 08:40:07 PM
build looking good, i remember following your 360 build and admired your attention to detail so liking this build. Chosen a colour to paint it yet?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 22, 2012, 09:58:01 PM
Hi fella,

It's going to be white I think as I fancy doing weddings or prom hire in it. Plus it's a easy colour if you need to get rid of a few stone chips etc..

I've done a little more work on it tonight.. just an hour but an hours an hour!!

Been finishing off the mirrors. I'm still waiting on my belt sander to put the mirror inners in but I'm about 90% done on one.. fitted and working. I've ordered some springs and 10mm ball bearings which I'm hoping to get a type of clicking action when moving the mirror in and out. If it works I will sell these springs / ball bearings for £2 a kit inc postage which is what they cost me.. I had to order afew thats all.

Anyway.. couple of pictures below. The hot air gun was used to heat up part of the mirror which was g clamped in shape. Now cooled it keeps it's new shape :-) nice little tip that.

more to come.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: YATES1980 on August 02, 2012, 06:25:46 PM
Any updates? this looks to be the best build i've seen in terms of panel fit..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2013, 09:57:10 AM
Well, I've had a bit of a break over the winter months.. but recently after looking over the forums I'm getting inspired to do some more :-)

I've never been happy to be honest with my mirrors and the single bolt holding them together. If I didn't need them folding then I would just bond them straight and be done with it but sadly like that the car wont fit in my garage. SO I'm on the look out for some power folding mirrors I can rip apart to bond into the murci housings. I've got the original MR2 ones, but these are too tall to suit :-(

So, if anyone knows of some cheap 'slim' folding mirrors then let me know. I have seen one or two but don't want to spend more than £20 incase it doesn't work!

Woot.. winter is nearly past... warming up ready for a summer finish I hope ;-)


Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: dangerrous on February 17, 2013, 03:51:49 PM
Steve I have a general question regarding your build, with all the things going on at extreme are you in a position to finish your car or are you having to use your own initiative on some aspects of the final assembly, just curious as you were one of the early boys for this kit, of which there seem to be a number of finished cars, the Demo being one of them, I thought it was a beautiful example.
D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2013, 05:30:48 PM
Hiya fella,

As you said I was one of the first to get this kit. The things I'm missing are the sill plates and the engine side covers. Everything else I have I think. These were not finished when I got my kit so don't think they were included at the time. I did buy some nice sill plates but sadly they got damaged where my car was so will need to but some more. Other than the. Two things I think I'm all good. These bits won't stop me getting it on the road :-)

How are you getting on with yours?

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Extreme Sportscars on February 17, 2013, 06:40:46 PM
Hi Steve, Didn't realize you needed parts. Please drop us an email of what you require and we can supply the parts. Just to make it clear to everyone, Extreme sportscars are still manufacturing kits, Parts and are in development work of new parts for our existing kits. It is Extreme build solutions, a company set up to build customer cars, which is no longer trading.If anybody requires parts, full kits or help on any matter then please email or ring us.

Many Thanks

Extreme Sportscars


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2013, 07:17:31 PM
Hiya,

I don't think I am missing anything from the kit as these bits hadn't even been done at the time. Will drop you a mail . Thanks

.............

Been looking at mirrors and I've bought a pair of Laguna ones.. seem quite slim on the bit that hinges, only £30 for both including postage so not a great deal to lose if they don't work. Failing getting them folding via electric I will use the mounts. I did have a go at using some little springs and ball bearings that clicked into little holes but I don't think they would last long enough really. Glad its getting a little warmer now :-)  time to get moving again on it!

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: dangerrous on February 17, 2013, 07:52:58 PM
Thanks for the reply, I think you'll finish your Lambo before I finish my 430, we may have the two longest builds of the two manufacturers  :D
Same idea regarding folding mirrors, I'll take a look at the laguna ones. Nice find if it works


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2013, 09:43:13 PM
lol.. I doubt know about that :-)  I've just done a bit for the first time in months !!! started to glass my rear arches in. I should have at least one side done by the end of the week :-) then my aim is to do the other side next week.

I had done one, but then when I put the wheel back on I hadn't done it straight so I've re-cut it and moved it a bit. Heyho.. I think that was the reason I stopped as I was proper pee'd and had enough..  back on it now fingers crossed, see how long I last this time.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 17, 2013, 10:00:26 PM
Whilst I've been away I've been playing with one of these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvZwBylmz5M

:-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on February 18, 2013, 10:34:27 AM
Looking good Steve keep it up it does want to make you give up but just think of the finished product


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 19, 2013, 06:16:51 PM
Yep.. back on it now. :-) I should finish one of the rear arches tomorrow night and then I will move the car over and start the other. Hopefully my electric laguna mirrors will turn up tomorrow so I will see if they will work too.

I'll have to push it out this weekend and give it a good clean out and take a couple of photos. I still need to sort my brakes out as air must of got in somewhere sadly over the 4 year span. They did work.. lol

So once I've done the rear arches and the mirrors, O and finished off one of the doors it will be ready for paint :-) might do a bit of the interior first mind!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 23, 2013, 04:23:27 PM
well my laguna mirrors have arrived. After a quick strip down of one I think it will be possible to make them fit. It's not going to be easy by any means but I think it might be possible. It will be close and my mirrors might have a little bump on them but you wont notice It I don't think.

Lots of fibreglass removal needed so will be time to get my little grinder out!! Will post some pictures once I've made a start.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 24, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
Nice to c u back on it can't wait to c some picks  the forum has been quiet lately ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 25, 2013, 01:26:52 PM
Yep defo back, but unsure for how long..lol

I'm 'nearly' there with one mirror base now.  Just got a bit of P40 filling to do round it but will get some pic's tonight for you. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 25, 2013, 11:47:08 PM
ok, a little update for you.

Because the Murci is sooooo wide, to get it in my garage I would need to get out and fold each mirror in by hand. Now I had a go at doing it the way purposed by extreme which works well but I wanted something better :-) The motors etc are off a laguna and they do fit 'just'. The motor part sticks out a little but this is still inside where the mirror swings so you dont really see it. :-)

Very early stage this.. a few more nights are required to get it finished but I'm happy to say it folds very nice!

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror1.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror2.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror3.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror4.jpg)

Also the knock bit works so I can fold them in by hand and they click back into place... Result!

Photo of the original mirror.. this one needs cutting up next :-)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror5.jpg)

I know it looks a bit of a state at the moment but it should look oem when finished :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on February 27, 2013, 06:20:44 PM
Nice touch with the mirrors, I presume the last picture is the OEM Laguna one, and you have cut out just the pivot / motor section and grafted that as in the previous pictures ?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 27, 2013, 08:51:33 PM
Hi Nick,

Yes.. just pinched the motor and shaft bits from it.  I've nearly finished one now so will get a few pic's later if I get chance. I think I'm going to be using a little micro controller as at the moment the laguna mirrors fold more than is needed and it would end folding into the side glass :-(.  I've already wrote the code for the controller so just a case of wiring it up now. I will be using the same controller to read the pulse (speed) from behind the dash to control my spoiler and bat wings.

Just waiting on some P40 to go solid before I can carry on!

Is your 355 finished now? .. Also are you the same guy I met at Newark kitcar show about 5 years ago? I had my DNA360 then and do remember talking to someone who had a 355.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 27, 2013, 11:05:00 PM
OK.. couple more nights and I think we shall have one finished :-)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror8.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror9.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror11.jpg)

I need to sink the nuts / bolts into the top of the mirror housing yet and p40 over them.. but that wont take long.

Might finish one tomorrow night.. who knows :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on February 27, 2013, 11:39:51 PM
Hi Nick,

Yes.. just pinched the motor and shaft bits from it.  I've nearly finished one now so will get a few pic's later if I get chance. I think I'm going to be using a little micro controller as at the moment the laguna mirrors fold more than is needed and it would end folding into the side glass :-(.  I've already wrote the code for the controller so just a case of wiring it up now. I will be using the same controller to read the pulse (speed) from behind the dash to control my spoiler and bat wings.

Just waiting on some P40 to go solid before I can carry on!

Is your 355 finished now? .. Also are you the same guy I met at Newark kitcar show about 5 years ago? I had my DNA360 then and do remember talking to someone who had a 355.

Steve

Hia Steve, yes you have a good memory ! Yes it was Newark, was it 5 years ago ??!!!
I think i was about a year through then, so roll on another 4 years and I finished it. You`ll appreciate the electronics in the interior, I made a 355 interior then used OEM guages\switches etc ... So speedo / rev counter /fuel guage etc ... All work off the mr2 signals.
I keep meaning to take and put some pics up, just need some better weather !

So with your mirrors, you say the standard arc is too much - does it rely on a timed pulse to set the arc ? I just wondered if it might be like a windscreen wiper motor with an integral PCB track it follows ?

Interested to see how yours work out, think its a use full feature on a wide car !

Nick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
Hi Nick,

Would love to see some photos of your car.. get em posted !!!

The motor on the mirror is just a plain DC motor with a worm drive. The limit setting is a boss inside the drive unit. So it can go from 0 deg to say 90 deg.. I think the laguna just powers the motors for say 4 seconds. In this time the motor should of moved the mirror and it will be up against the stop. This movement however is to much for me. So.. I can either do it three ways I think. The first would just be a timed power.. ie 2 seconds. This is the simplistic way I think. The more technical way I'm thinking is to put a reed switch in and a bypass diode for return.. so it autocuts the motor power when it's in the correct position and then just do a timed second movement back to its stops. The last way is I was wondering is if you could read the current load on the motor and then add my own stop inside the mirror..

need to decide which way to go :-) If I use the reed switch I might even be able to use the original MR2 wiring.. need to have a look at that.

Will do a bit more on it tonight and see how far I get..

Dont forget... get some pic's up :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
Well, after a bit of reading it seems the MR2 uses 4 wires for the motors with a relay.. :-( So I might have to go with plan R now..

below is a wiring diagram.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on February 28, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
I can't remember off hand what technique the mr2 uses  ?? but I have a feeling you need mechanical limit stops whichever technique is used. A timed partial sweep ( without end stops ) might vary with temperature,

Current sensing would be nice if something got in the way, but initial movement would be current hungry although not as much on end stops.

Quite an interesting challenge !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2013, 06:41:33 PM
Yep, I think they must have stops somewhere in the mirror. The reed switch seems an easy solution.. just need to find a nice small normally closed one that can take enough amps for the motor... It's only a tiny motor.. I will measure the current and see what's needed later.

It would be a case of wiring it up like below.. so when the magnet opens the switch (mirror in folded position) it would then cut the power to it. However since the diode is there you can then return the mirror to its open position by running the motor the other way for the time it takes +  a couple of seconds to make sure it's fully out.

What do you think?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: dangerrous on February 28, 2013, 08:40:35 PM
Looks like you may be over thinking, just put in open/closed stops and two 5amp timed dual pole relays (forward/reverse control), if you want to use a plc, I can see the advantage of a one step switch and tying it into the on off ignition etc.
We use 24v electronic load detectors in our automation systems, a right pain in the backside.
Love the work on the mirrors, may be the 430 will get electric mirrors afterall  ;D
D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ChristiaanN on February 28, 2013, 10:04:49 PM
Nick, please post pics of the 355


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2013, 10:31:06 PM
Looks like you may be over thinking, just put in open/closed stops and two 5amp timed dual pole relays (forward/reverse control), if you want to use a plc, I can see the advantage of a one step switch and tying it into the on off ignition etc.
We use 24v electronic load detectors in our automation systems, a right pain in the backside.
Love the work on the mirrors, may be the 430 will get electric mirrors afterall  ;D
D

Defo recommend them :-) I had thought about using relays but unsure how you put them in a state of nothing if you know what I mean. I'm only getting a couple of hours on them a night so it's slow going. I might try the reed switch first as that seems the easiest way for me. I've already got a arduino controlling my spoiler and batwings so it's only a couple lines of code to do the mirrors as well.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror12.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror13.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror14.jpg)

The last one is of the underneath and the nut that's used to hold them all together.. the tiny hole on the right 'should' of been a drain hole for the motor incase water gets in.. sadly I didn't realise how thin I had made it making room for the motor.. no worries, bit of P40 will fix that!

that will do for tonight, tomorrow it's finishing this one off.. well until my reed switches come.

O.. and I might have a murcie dash coming (fibre glass.. not real! )

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 01, 2013, 07:57:44 PM
been doing a little research tonight. I bought some original murci mirror glass @ £40 each. I thought for the extra few quid there is nothing like using proper stuff.. They are blue tinted and also comes with a heat pad on the back. This I'm going to tie into the rear demister button since I don't have one of these anymore :-)

I'm also going to use the mirror position motors out of the laguna rather than the mr2 onesl and just wire them to the MR2 plug. Going to smash the laguna mirror and then use the back plastic to stick to. That's the idea anyway.

So tonight I will try and finish off the folding action other than fitting the 6mm reed switches I've ordered and play with these mirror motors.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 01, 2013, 08:48:52 PM
Here's an interesting find !!!!!

When I ordered my lambo mirrors I received two mirrors and a single backing plate. I wasn't going to use the backing plate and haven't looked at it for a year or so. I dug out my mirrors and found the laguna mirror motor FITS!! I would never of guessed that Lambo use the same motor as on the Laguna.. but there you go :-)

This will allow me to get the motor set in the perfect place.. how good is that :-) might have  beer to celebrate. woot

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror15.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror16.jpg)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 02, 2013, 09:18:08 AM
shhh.. don't tell the wife!  I'm going to pick up something next week.. will make my interior and engine bay very nice :-)

I will post pic's next week of what I've bought.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: nick355 on March 02, 2013, 03:36:37 PM
Yep, I think they must have stops somewhere in the mirror. The reed switch seems an easy solution.. just need to find a nice small normally closed one that can take enough amps for the motor... It's only a tiny motor.. I will measure the current and see what's needed later.

It would be a case of wiring it up like below.. so when the magnet opens the switch (mirror in folded position) it would then cut the power to it. However since the diode is there you can then return the mirror to its open position by running the motor the other way for the time it takes +  a couple of seconds to make sure it's fully out.

What do you think?




I think it will work and its a neat idea, but ....... I'm not sure how long the reed switch will last, since you will be breaking the motor current with it, and the motor being an inductive load will cause a nice spike across the switch. 

What's the spec on the reed switch you've got ?

PS lucky about the mirror fittings !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 03, 2013, 09:09:29 AM
Hi Nick,

I ended up getting these... http://www.evale.co.uk/reed-sensor-plastic-barrel-6mm-nc.html If I find they wont break due to the current I do have the option of having the switches read by the arduino. The MR2 did use 4 wires for the mirrors and I'm only using 2 so have 2 spare :-) I was going to use these for the heat mat but moving mirrors are more important.

The will come Mon / Tue so will give them a test then. I need more stuff before I can carry on.. trip to the shops today is needed.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 05, 2013, 11:16:28 PM
I've been doing a bit more on one of the mirrors. About 20 hours in total on a single mirror !! But it's nearly finished now. It's fully working / folding. I've just got one more night on it I think to finish it off nice.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror17.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror18.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror19.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror20.jpg)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror21.jpg)

Motor back is all bonded in and the mirror adjusts on the motor great. Might even get chance to start the other one tomorrow... who know :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 06, 2013, 08:49:11 AM
Nice one, looking good! It's stuff like this that non kit people just don't realise how much effort goes into building. Only bad thing is, I can't just use a nut and bolt now I've seen how you have done it! Hehe!
Top job, now what's all this about a murci dash?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 06, 2013, 10:43:50 AM
Murci dash and engine being collected tomorrow night :-) can't reveal the source cough cough..

The engine cover is missing the lines and lambo script off the top but I have a plan for that and a 3d printer :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 06, 2013, 04:07:57 PM
Now where have I seen that dash before! Could do with a new clock pod maybe  ;)

Oh! Oh!  That engine is exactly what I need!  ;D Be prepared for a grilling about sources when I come over to get those bits we talked about!  ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 06, 2013, 09:47:56 PM
Just give me a bell :-)

Here is a quick video of my mirrors so far...

http://youtu.be/ErdjG6buYfI

Ignore all the crap.

I tried the reed switch but it couldn't break on the current so I'm just using a timed event to stop the mirror movement. I'm using a little arduino with a motor shield. This will operate both mirrors the batwings and my spoiler :-) If anyone wants a hand and more details then let me know.

The arduino remembers the position of the mirror so it should always work correctly :-) that's the plan anyway.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 13, 2013, 10:15:59 PM
Well.. I've slowed down a little, didn't do much over the weekend to be honest. I'm happy to say however that I've 99% completed one of the mirrors now :-) Just made a start on the second, taken me two hours with the dremel to cut out the second ready for bonding the motor case in.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/mirror22.jpg)

Get it bonded in tomorrow if I get chance. I'm hoping this one won't take over 2 weeks like the last one!

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 14, 2013, 10:16:05 AM
re- Grilles...

I'm a bit of a tight arse to be honest.. lol I've bought the front and rear grilles but can't bring myself to put my hand in my pocket again for the sill and rear quarter ones. SO, I built a 3d printer not long back and have decided to give it a go printing some. No idea how this will turn out but we shall see :-) I will be doing them in black PLA plastic. The print bed size I have is about 180mm x 180mm so I will need to do them in sections.

I've quickly drawn up the hex pattern on google sketchup but I might make the whole part and then just print it out in parts.. we will have to see how it goes. I might even make them an easy push on fit!

couple of pic's

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/3dprinter.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/grille.jpg)

Will get a sample print off tonight when I get home.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 14, 2013, 01:09:20 PM
Cool! I just priced these grilles up too and was looking at alternative options. I will defo buy a set off you if you start making them to sell.

The other grilles are a bit more complex in shape and even at eurospares prices aren't too bad.

Does the finished printed piece need sanding to remove the layer marks or are they fine enough not to be seen?

The rear badges are at silly prices at the moment, fancy a go at those too? Hehe! Have you tried painting the plastic once its printed?

  


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 15, 2013, 09:07:05 AM
Managed to get the motor bonded into my other mirror last night :-) Should have the base completed over the weekend at least.

I also had a little play on my 3d printer. The small hex grille I printed out is slightly on the small size compared to the original grilles.. I've done it with 11mm hex so will go for 12.5mm with a 2.5mm wall..

I'm quite pleased however with the quality and strength of it. I did it 4mm thick so will up that to 6mm.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/grille1.jpg)

Might do a slightly bigger one tonight.. the above one took 30 mins to print.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Ire on March 15, 2013, 06:20:34 PM
Hi, you keep amazing me every time I read this forum. Keep up the good work. Once again thank you to opening the build thread.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 15, 2013, 07:56:03 PM
Looks great!  ;D

How hard is it to covert the .skp file to a printing file?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 15, 2013, 08:09:25 PM
Thanks Ire :-)

Drew... very easy, you can get a stl plugin for it and you just save it as that. :-)

I've just started to print a 130 x 130mm mesh... says 6 hours :-( .. was an hour in and the pla snapped so had to strip the hotend down!

hopefully have some pics tomorrow for you.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 16, 2013, 12:17:47 PM
Well it tooks just over 6 hours to print but I'm quite happy with the result :-)

I will need to do about 4 of each for each sill but the other 3 will be a bi smaller then glue them together.

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/grille3.jpg)

Just printing another one out at the moment.. 2 hours left........


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 16, 2013, 12:47:25 PM
Looks excellent mate! Well impressed.

You have to stop posting about your gadgets and toys though, cos I have to have them!

Are you around on next week for a visit and to pick up those bits maybe Monday?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on March 17, 2013, 10:58:51 AM
Great work Steve stick me down for a set  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 17, 2013, 03:33:38 PM
Hehe, you have customers and you aren't actually selling anything yet! Those 3d printers are meant to pay for themselves by making versions of themselves, yours will have paid for itself making lmborghini parts!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 17, 2013, 10:00:10 PM
unsure if I will be selling them.. take too long to print out really.

The fake engine I purchased doesn't have the lambo markings on the top so I just printed out one to see if it would look ok and guessimate on the size. It's too thick looking at the proper ones, but I think it's about the right size :-)

(http://www.extremeoc.co.uk/build/covere1.jpg)

Will have another go tomorrow....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 19, 2013, 10:36:39 PM
Well slow but sure,

Did I bit more on my mirrors tonight. I'm hoping to have them completed by this weekend :-)

But whilst all that P40 goes hard I've been playing with google sketchup. My fake engine covers came plain so I intend to print my own lambo script and lines.. stick em on top then spray it silver.. then paint the whole thing textured black.. Then.. lol lightly sand the black off the top to reveal the silver underneath.. hopefully getting the effect I'm after.

Anyway, just about finished the top now.. what do you think ?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 19, 2013, 11:17:24 PM
Should look mint r u going to do the centre bit carbon fibre wrap that would Finnish it off nicely ,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 20, 2013, 08:32:01 AM
Looking good! Painting the silver on after the black is time consuming and close up doesn't look great. It's going to be hard sanding evenly and not going through the silver paint too though.
Maybe try to get some silver or aluminium colour plastic to 3d mould with. That way you can skip the silver paint step and don't have to be as accurate with the sanding. Just a thought?

Are you going to acetone vapour smooth the edges oR do they come out smooth enough?

Btw I think sketchup is great, I use it for testing ideas etc and I'm designing a custom motorbike on it too!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 20, 2013, 12:44:33 PM
U mite b better off using some lineing tape , paint the silver cover it with lineing tape then do the black remove tape no flating needed then u can even lacquer it ,that's the way I would do it cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 28, 2014, 10:56:32 PM
Well it's just been over a year since I last posted. thought it was about time to get moving on it again :-)

It will be going to paint very soon so I decided to start getting all the things together, making sure nothing missing.. I've got stuff all over !!!

I did start her again tonight and I even put the clocks in so I could see if they still worked. They do.. well sort off. My turbo gauge doesn't work but that's because the cars a bit of a mis-match and it wasnt originally a turbo car so I'm just going to blank the gauge off with a lambo badge or something.  After seeing JD's dash I keep looking at mine now.. lol. I did buy a dash for mine but it might be easier and far cheaper to just cut it up and stick it onto my current dash. More the grab handle / round vents but we shall see.

I might even post a couple of photos this week..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 29, 2014, 08:10:52 PM
oww. what dash parts have you?  I've been wiring up my clocks today (plasma blue ones) and putting my dash back together.  Just found my car isn't very horny at all !!! all I had is a click, so I've ordered some new ones and will bolt them on mid-week when they arrive.

Put some fresh petrol in it this morning and had it ticking over for about 20 mins, it heated up nicely so happy so far.

Going to wire up the batwings tonight / tomorrow to a switch for now, might even do the rear spoiler.

might post some pics soon. :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 29, 2014, 10:56:24 PM
Come on Steve put some pics up ,you no we all love pictures,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 30, 2014, 07:46:50 PM
Well.. had a good morning on her. Managed to get the rear high level brake light working. Although a couple of the tiny bulbs seems to have gone in it I thought they were LED but their not.  Interior light wires are done and I also wired up one of the doors. Front grilles are in and they finish of the front nice :-)  I also vac'd up 5 years of dust and crap from the inside so it must weigh loads less.. lol

Will see how much I can get done this next week.  Anyway, here are a couple of pic's

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/p1.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/p2.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/p3.jpg)

hopefully more to come..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 30, 2014, 07:54:24 PM
Looks like a gud days work there Steve, mirrors on as well ,it looks great .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on March 31, 2014, 01:36:46 PM
Looking damned good! I need to re read back through the thread about how you did your mirrors as I have 2 sets to do now! Would you do them the same again if you had to?
I keep forgetting you have a 355 too!

Are you getting the ally strips on the doors before it goes to paint as you have to tweak them and drill into the door to fix, which I wouldnt want to do after its all nice & shiny!

Still amazed how you get it through that garage door!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on March 31, 2014, 08:30:03 PM
Looking good Steve  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 31, 2014, 09:10:37 PM
Looking damned good! I need to re read back through the thread about how you did your mirrors as I have 2 sets to do now! Would you do them the same again if you had to?
I keep forgetting you have a 355 too!

Are you getting the ally strips on the doors before it goes to paint as you have to tweak them and drill into the door to fix, which I wouldnt want to do after its all nice & shiny!

Still amazed how you get it through that garage door!!


Drew.. I don't think I have any aluminum strips, I do remember having them but not since I got the car back :-(  I was going to get a local fab shop just to bend some up and get them powder coated gloss black, but now you have me thinking I should have these done before paint!

I'll have to have a look around, I know one side had them fitted at one point. dam

As for the mirrors, even if you dont go the motorised root I would defo transplant the clicking action into them. I did try the bolt option first but its a bit crap if I'm being honest. Plus.. with mirrors out you have zero chance at getting it in a normal sized garage.. lol


Sean, thanks for the comments.. do you still have your baby ?  and what are you up to now?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on April 01, 2014, 09:57:54 AM
Hi Steve,
             yip still have the lambo I was unveiled at a car show last September got great reaction its wrapped not painted and this wrap is flawless the biggest decision I made and i'm pleased with. I went a bit mad I put wide arches like the liberty Lambo in Japan and based the car around the GT1 world series. Your Murci is looking good cant wait till you get it painted what colour you going ??

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/41/mzo1.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/15mzo1j)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/600/ktec.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/goktecj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/819/njt5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mrnjt5j)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/823/mrgt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mvmrgtj)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 01, 2014, 09:08:34 PM
Very nice Sean.. do you use her much ?

tonight I removed the rear deck and started to tidy the wiring up a bit. Installed the reg plate lights although I've taken them out now to give them a good clean and ordered some white LED lghts as I don't like the yellowness.

Will be hard wiring the bat wing positive wire to the green starter relay constant live so I will be able to activate them from my alarm fob button for a bit of bling :-)  

anyway some pics...

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/p4.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/p5.jpg)

more to come..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 01, 2014, 10:28:09 PM
it's amazing what you find when you look.. :-)  I bought a reverse camera years ago.. decided now was the time to fit it. So rather than just sticking it under the rear grille I decided to be brave and cut a little section out and poke it through. Seems I even got it in the middle !

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/camera1.jpg)

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/camera2.jpg)

testing and it's working great.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 01, 2014, 10:32:15 PM
The one good thing I've found with lets say 'delaying my build' is that things are now available that didn't a couple of years ago! I've ordered some little relay boards for my arduino. These will control the mirror folding and rear spoiler without much fuss. .. will update when they arrive and I've wired them up. Tomorrow I'll finish off the rear end and make a start on my mirrors again.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on April 02, 2014, 10:57:56 AM
No don't get to use the lambo much its declared off the road as road tax over here is very high so I will just tax her for the summer months when the nice weather comes in. Your making great progress Steve keep them pictures coming


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 02, 2014, 06:56:34 PM
well they came and are very loud :-)

My car is now very horny ....

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/horny.jpg)

one step closer !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 03, 2014, 08:19:28 PM
half way through tonight.. Got a template cut out of a bit of corex which I'm going to draw up in inventor and and get my cnc to cut out when I get it up and running. I'll also add a lambo motif cnc'd out.

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/template.jpg)

Should look a lot better out of the 3mm abs black stuff I've got.

I also coded up the software that will read the pulse from the speedo and control the batwings and spoiler.. untested but this is it so far..

What the code does is...

Waiting 1 minute after starting and if the car is moving it does the following;

under 55mph puts the batwings up
over 65mph puts the batwings down
standing still for over 30 seconds puts the batwings down
under 30mph puts the spoiler down
over 50mph puts the spoiler up


Code:
int relayPin1 = 7;                 // Spoiler Up
int relayPin2 = 8;                 // Spoiler Down
int relayPin3 = 9;                 // Batwings

const int hardwareCounterPin = 5;  // input pin connect speedo pulse to this
const int ledPin = 13;
const int samplePeriod = 1000;     // the sample period in milliseconds
unsigned int count;
float mph;
unsigned int imph;
int roundedMph;
int previousMph;
unsigned long startTime;
unsigned long pastTime;

boolean batwing = false;
boolean spoiler = false;

void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(9600);              // So we can monitor whats going on via USB
  pinMode(ledPin,OUTPUT);          // Just for the LED
  // hardware counter setup (see ATmega data sheet for details)
  TCCR1A=0;                        // reset timer/counter control register A
 
  // Lets make sure that the spoiler and batwings are down
  pinMode(relayPin1, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin as output
  pinMode(relayPin2, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin as output
  pinMode(relayPin3, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin as output
  digitalWrite(relayPin3, LOW);    // disconnects negative from batwings to put them down
  spoilerdown();                   // sets spoiler down (just incase anything funny happend)
  startTime = millis();
  pastTime = millis();
}

void loop()
{
  digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
  // start the pulse counting for 1 seconds
  bitSet(TCCR1B ,CS12); // Counter Clock source is external pin
  bitSet(TCCR1B ,CS11); // Clock on rising edge
  delay(samplePeriod);
  digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
  // stop the counting
  TCCR1B = 0;
  count = TCNT1;
  TCNT1 = 0; // reset the hardware counter

  mph = (count/11.1)*10;
  imph = (unsigned int) mph;
  int x = imph / 10;
  int y = imph % 10;
  // Round to whole mile per hour 
  if(y >= 5){
    roundedMph = x + 1;
  }else{
    roundedMph = x;
  }

  if(x == 0){roundedMph = 0;} //anything below 1 mph show 0 mph
  if((roundedMph - previousMph) < 30){previousMph = roundedMph;} // just a little saftey.

//batwings
if (millis() > (startTime + 60000)){ //wait for a minute before operating the batwings after startup
  if (previousMph > 0){
    if (previousMph < 55){ if (batwing == false){digitalWrite(relayPin3, HIGH); Serial.println("Batwing UP"); batwing = true;}} // open batwings if less than 55mph
    if (previousMph > 65){ if (batwing == true){digitalWrite(relayPin3, LOW); Serial.println("Batwing DOWN"); batwing = false;)) // close batwings if more then 65mph so they dont blow off
    pastTime = millis();
  } else {
    if (millis() > (pastTime + 30000)){digitalWrite(relayPin3, LOW); Serial.println("Batwing DOWN"); batwing = false;} // close bat wings if stopped more than 30 seconds
  }
}
//spoiler
  if (previousMph < 30){ //Spoiler down at 30mph
      if (spoiler == true){spoilerdown();}
  }
  if (previousMph > 50){ //Spoiler up at 50mph
      if (spoiler == false){spoilerup();}
  }
  previousMph = roundedMph;
  Serial.println(roundedMph);
}

void spoilerup()
{
//make sure the relays are off
  digitalWrite(relayPin1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(relayPin2, LOW);
  delay(200);
  digitalWrite(relayPin1, HIGH);
  delay(4000); // spolier should now be up after 4 seconds
  digitalWrite(relayPin1, LOW);
  Serial.println("Spoiler UP");
  spoiler = true;
}

void spoilerdown()
{
//make sure the relays are off
  digitalWrite(relayPin1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(relayPin2, LOW);
  delay(200);
  digitalWrite(relayPin2, HIGH);
  delay(4500); // spolier should now be down after 4 seconds
  digitalWrite(relayPin2, LOW);
  Serial.println("Spoiler DOWN");
  spoiler = false;
}

Will load it up later and give it a test :-)

I've also finished off my rear grille by fitting some led bulbs and securing my rear camera :-)

still lots to do!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 03, 2014, 10:26:55 PM
hmm decisions..

Think I'm looking at the original MR2 interior light as it's the thinnest of the ones I have. I will still need to shave some plastic off the back but it will fit. The sun visors will need setting back a little in the recess.

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/roofin.jpg)

Just tried the roof interior and it fits :-) just need to work out the best way to fit it. I would prefer to make it removal.. I might hide some fixing behing the sun visors at the front securing into the crossbar.. anyone any ideas? it's either that or just stikaflex it in place.

done for the night.. feet up time.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 05, 2014, 04:49:39 PM
Well...

Just want to say a big

THANK YOU

to ferrari360jd as that's who's prep and painting my car as well as other bits and bobs.

I also managed to see his pride and joy and I've got to say ir's very.. very nice. The job he's done is brilliant, hat's off to you sir!!

So.. my car's gone on a little jolly and will hopefully returning in a shiny new coat. 

He's got a few jobs to do before mine so don't expect many updated until then.

Thanks

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 09, 2014, 07:59:23 PM
Well, since my car's gone awol I thought rather than just sitting twiddling my thumbs I'd crack on with some other bits. :-)

I've now mounted my sun visors and cut out and fitted the interior light, just need to secure it, pic's to follow. I've also made a start on my fake engine, got some paint today so thought I would give it a go. I'm going for a bit of a weathered look on the engine as the couple I've seen look false purely because they are too clean!.. lol

again, some pic's to follow and a trip to the scrap yard required for some engine bits maybe.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 09, 2014, 10:18:28 PM
well, this is what I've done so far :-) very happy with the weathered look.. I have however misplaced one of the grey / black things  ::)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 10, 2014, 12:35:39 PM
That's a great start Steve looking gud, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 17, 2014, 11:48:57 PM
Thanks fella appreciate it. I've not had a GOOD look for it yet as it will defo be somewhere in the house!  I've not done that much the last few days, been busy with the kids. I have however, bolted the three big bit's together to make a solid unit. I'm waiting for my cnc bits which should be tomorrow I hope so I can cut out the lettering / engine strips so I can then paint them.

I think I'll get some box section and feed it down the air intake tubes to secure it all. Will have to see.

cheers

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 21, 2014, 09:15:29 PM
that's really really nice Drew :-) Hope mine turns out the same. Should get my cnc bits tomorrow I hope so I can get cracking. First job is to build that back up and get it working.

I've not done much this last week (not good).. I'm still in two minds if to cut up my Lambo dash and mould it into the current one. After seeing JD's dash it certainly looks impressive.

I've got some engine management lights on which from reading points to the alternator, this could be simply a loose connection but will need it sorting out.

Going to be sending the centre piece to be carbon dipped next week I think, will post some pic's when I get it back.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Drew355 on April 30, 2014, 04:13:22 PM
Thanks mate, i was pretty pleased with the results.
If you need to try any bits off my turbo'd one to eliminate problems, just let me know. I think I need to restart my build thread to put my new pics in and stop hijacking yours sorry!

I will PM you now re the dash.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: aak1203 on April 30, 2014, 08:17:46 PM
what colour are you going for?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 01, 2014, 08:42:37 PM
hey fella.. looking at white at the moment :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 02, 2014, 04:38:30 PM
Hey Steve I thought you wanted it pink with yellow dots ,I've already got the paint lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 02, 2014, 07:17:22 PM
look... just because I look like Mr Blobby ;-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 16, 2014, 05:56:38 PM
Hi guys ,well Steve has trusted me to finish off his pride and joy and paint it ,I hav been really busy but managed to make a start . First off I started with the side skirts, I noticed that inside the scoop area of the side skirt it was still rough fibre glass, I no you don't really bend down and look inside them but I decided to smooth these out just incase ,then I sealed the whole inside of the side skirt with some rubberised paint  and primed them ,next job I will paint these all black on the inside before fitting them back on ,here's a few pics cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 16, 2014, 05:58:25 PM
Here's some pics .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 16, 2014, 08:04:42 PM
looking great :-) didnt even think of doing this! will look great when you look through the grilles now.

wow.. keep  em coming JD.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 21, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
A bit more done today 2nd side skirt sealed ,prepped and primed should get these both painted black inside tomoro here's a pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: DB5F360 on May 21, 2014, 10:23:09 PM
Pink with dots would look ok steve ;D ;D ;D ;D
Only messing looking good. and excellent job on getting Jd on board he'll do a fantastic job for you.

Bet you cant wait to have it back and finished


Think if not a bugatti or aston Martin for my next car it will be a lambo


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 28, 2014, 08:31:33 AM
Hi guys ,quick update, got both the side skirts finished and painted black inside ,starting the front bumper next then we will start on the body itself ,here's a pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 04, 2014, 07:03:30 PM
Thanks for the update JD, looking good :-) Been away for a week so loving all the photos.  Let me know when you need the screen and I'll bob over one weekend.

thanks,



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 25, 2014, 08:26:35 AM
Hi guys, here's a quick update got the front bumper all rubbed out on the inside ,sealed it and painted it black ,I'm on with the rear wheel arch liner now, then will start on  the drivers door ,here's a couple of pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 11, 2014, 08:07:36 AM
Hi guys sorry for the lack of updates lately been on with rubbing down all the metal frame work underneath the bodywork ,nearly ready to bare metal prime then I can get some black on this and start to fit the side skirts back on will post some pics soon cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 14, 2014, 08:43:48 PM
Hi guys well I finished rubbing down the drivers side steel work  put a coat of bare metal primer on that ,then iv sealed  all underneath the panels with some rubberised stone chip so that's all ready to paint black ,when I trial fitted the side skirt again I noticed that you could still see the original sill where it had been purswaded back with the hammer so I decided to cut a piece of aluminium plate and fit that over that area so it looked nice and smooth ,just got to finish rubbing that down then I can paint it all black and fit the side skirt back on ,here's a few pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 21, 2014, 12:00:15 AM
Looking really good fella :-) ... built to last, this one will out live me!  That last photo reminds me that I need to still extend my AC hose.  lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 08, 2014, 06:34:20 PM
Hey Steve ,guys quick update  I hav finished all the prep work on the old sill, primed and painted it satin black ,all ready to fit the side skirt next week ,then on to the other side ,here's a pic so far cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 08, 2014, 09:55:09 PM
looking all dark under there... very nice, built to last :-)  Really looking forward to seeing it again, it's become a distant dream. lol

 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 09, 2014, 08:50:16 AM
Hey Steve once I get all the boring but nessasary jobs out the way it will start to look like a car again ,then the bodywork will soon come together ,with a bit of luck I should hav mine painted by the time you pop up with the screen and to hav a look at progress cheers jd,ps she will be worth the wait  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 12, 2014, 06:47:31 PM
Hi Steve , guys,  had a gud day on her today got the drivers side ,side skirt all fitted bonded on and bolted up starting to take shape now here's a couple of pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 15, 2014, 10:28:46 AM
oww.. look, things that no longer fall off :-) looking good.  I'll need to bring some cardboard with me so I can make some templates of the grille openings. I'm going get them done on my cnc so hopefully they will just slot in nicely.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 15, 2014, 06:20:39 PM
Hi Steve ,guys ,now iv got the main bits on my ferrari out the way I can get back on with Steve's pride and joy ,
Got a gud start on the passenger side today finished rubbing all the steel work down and bare metal primed that ,also made and fitted the plate to cover the old sill , will get this skimmed up tomoro and primed .will put some pics on when it's all done ready to fit the side skirt ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 16, 2014, 01:30:42 PM
will soon be time for me to come over again :-) as I need to see the shinny red one..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 04, 2014, 05:37:49 PM
Hi CD,

Just wanted to say that I have just read your entire diary to catch up.
Well impressed with the amount of attention to detail you have put into it (not to mention the man hours on the mirrors!)
She is starting to come together now,hopefully the next few weeks will be very rewarding and exciting for you.

Cheers
Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 10, 2014, 02:45:47 PM
Hey fella, thanks for the comments :-)

I booted up my home made CNC last night and did a couple of Lambo scripts out of 3mm clear plastic. I rubbed one down and tried some silver paint on it and I'm more than happy at the result. These should go nicely now on my fake engine cover.

Attached are some pic's, will get the rest of the bits done and glued to the top and hopefully texture painted black this weekend.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 11, 2014, 10:14:00 AM
Wow they look fab Steve ,attention to detail is what sets a great car apart from the rest,  will hav some more progress reports next week cheers JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 12, 2014, 01:22:54 PM
Thanks JD, not quite the right size so I've spent this morning re-doing them. Just got to find the right glue now to stick them in place before paint :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 16, 2014, 08:24:10 AM
Hi guys ,Steve a little update finnished up the passenger side inner sill and got it all primed ,will hav it painted black before the weekend ready to fit the side skirt ,also started the repair to the corner of the door ,got this ground back and re fibreglassed ready for prep here's a couple of pics cheers jd

Wow the engine cover is looking sweet Steve .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 20, 2014, 11:10:13 PM
Hi guys quick update got the passenger side inner sill all painted black ,now we can fit the side skirt ,here's a little pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 21, 2014, 02:24:20 PM
Many thanks for the photos JD :-)  I best get cracking on my fake engine now....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 15, 2014, 12:20:03 PM
Hi guys had a gud week on the car just finalising the setting up and realigning the rear suspension before I fit the passenger side skirt so they look the same when viewed from the rear ,finished the repair to the passenger side door ,so will start to gap  the passenger door up and fit the side skirt next week  will post some pics soon cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 22, 2014, 12:16:09 AM
fantastic JD :-) so looking forward to seeing her again... defo due a trip over soon!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 26, 2014, 08:17:47 AM
Hi Steve ,guys, quick update, finished up fitting and bonding the pasenger side side skirt on today ,it's starting to look like a complete car again , just a few more jobs to finish and then on to the full bodywork  here's a couple of pics  jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 27, 2014, 06:24:02 AM
Woot, looks a right beast jacked up... Don't give me ideas :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 09, 2015, 10:47:13 AM
Sorry for the lack of updates Steve ,guys, it has been a hectic few months finishing the last few race cars and my own car,but we are just about there with all the little fiddly bits, iv been on gaping doors once i found a door rubber that fit perfect, will post some pics soon as I start the full body work cheers jd.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 23, 2015, 08:37:02 PM
Hi guys ,time for some Lambo luv , had a gud day on her today ,I started on the pasenger side rear inner arch this needed repositioning  as it was to close to the tyre ,so I cut it were I needed to and rebonded it in the correct place, plenty clearance now ,just ready to rub down and paint, then start the drivers side , here's a little pic cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 25, 2015, 07:35:35 PM
Looking good JD :-) Also have something to bond too as well now the sills are on. Thinking about coming over with my screen and bits soon for you to have a look at, let me know whens good.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 16, 2015, 09:09:21 AM
Thanks for the brew yesterday JD.. Well, thank the missis for making it. :-). The rear window looks superb, really looking forward to getting it back now.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 16, 2015, 09:26:05 AM
Hey Steve ,was great to see you again, pleased you are happy with the progress of your baby, she looks a different beast with the windscreen laid in thanks for fetching it up , and Di says your welcome for the coffee lol,

Hi guys a few more pics ,the rear suspension all realigned and sat down on all 4 wheels again ,both rear inner archs all bonded in and sealed and painted , and the rear cockpit window recess made for the new window, just finishing up inside the rear bulk head  then she's just about ready for bodywork ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 16, 2015, 11:18:22 AM
Looks even beter than I remembered :-)

I've had a look around the internet and it seems you have a relay that powers the fuel pump.

(http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/howto/images/pump2.jpg)

 It says these are mounted on the rear engine firewall, which is now under the spoiler / boot lid (although it doesnt lift up) on the left hand side next to the ECU.  I was playing with a 12v feed from this to power the bat wing blue controller box so it might be the case I didnt push the connector on fully.

You might be able to get to it once the rear bumper is off, but the rear deck comes off quite easy if the 4 folded brackets (with holes in) are removed at the front and the little allen key screws removed in the grille underneath. I can take a look next time I'm up, but it might not be the fuel pump. If you do remove the top rear desk, just make sure you count the washers that are used for spacers.. lol :-)

(http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/howto/images/pump4.JPG)





Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 16, 2015, 11:28:23 AM
If it is the relay that's at fault you can short pins 2 and 3.. this will make the fuel pump run at full speed all the time.

(http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/howto/images/pump1.jpg)
(http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/howto/images/pump3.JPG)
(http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/howto/images/pump5.JPG)

this is meant to give it an extra 5bhp.. but makes it run rich on idle.   apparently! 



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 16, 2015, 11:34:19 AM
Just been looking through the pic's and its not under the rear deck, you can see the relay and connector in this pic...

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=359.0;attach=2778;image)

Might be worth just checking it's plugged in.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on May 18, 2015, 07:43:17 PM
Its the out side one of the two together in that picture if its not plugged in properly wont work had the same problem when I done my engine re-build


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 15, 2015, 06:54:17 PM
Hi guys ,time for an update I no its been a while but some of the jobs iv completed were boring stuff and not worth taking pics of ,anyway last week i striped off the rear end cleaned all the rear frame up bare metal primed it all,and painted it all black looks so much better now ,once that was done i repeated the same work on the front end so that's all the frame work completed now ,I then repaired the pasenger side door lip where the door rubber fits as this had been snapped off , I then finished up inside the rear bulk inside the car another job off the list ,I'm now on with the winscreen scuttle panel area, that needs to go lower on the pasenger side ,will post pics of that when I finish it ,here's a few for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 15, 2015, 06:56:49 PM
Going to gav to post these one at a time as it says file is to large


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 15, 2015, 06:59:21 PM
More


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 15, 2015, 07:02:31 PM
Some more lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 15, 2015, 07:06:33 PM
Last ones for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 16, 2015, 07:33:34 AM
Fantastic.. I love it when you post on my thread :-)  so looking forward to seeing this again. ..  I might have to book another day off soon and have a drive over.

keep them pic's coming JD :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on June 16, 2015, 05:22:47 PM
Looking great guys  ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 01, 2015, 06:51:36 PM
Hi Steve, guys, time for an update ,now all the jobs are ticked off the list its bodywork time ,iv had a good couple of weeks on her and she's taking shape nicely, iv done all the repairs on the pasenger side ,gaped the doors and the bonnet, so  that side is ready for a coat of primer , iv just about finished the roof hope to get that done tomorrow then crack on with the drivers side ,not be long now and she will be ready for the final colour, here's a few pics for now cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 01, 2015, 09:28:47 PM
Fantastic...  soo looking forward to seeing a bit of colour on it.  Many thanks JD, I might have to stretch to a bag of donuts next time I'm up ;-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 04, 2015, 09:23:02 AM
Hi guys, Steve, just a little update ,I finished up the engine cover and bat wing on the pasenger side  and refitted these so I could put the grove back in the roof, it looks so much better with this line in , just the drivers side to start next week and then she will be ready for primer ,here's a couple of pics cheers

Hey Steve doughnuts sound good I'll hav the kettle on ready, and yes next time your up we can hav a ride out in the ferrari but you hav to be kind to her just cos she's not a Lambo lol,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on July 04, 2015, 10:12:59 AM
I think I've said this before but..... ' I love Lambos '
Looks like JD is giving her the attention to detail he gave to his Ferrari.
Can't wait to see her in paint. What colour are you thinking of
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 05, 2015, 10:12:11 AM
Great JD,  I defo made the right decision asking you to paint it!  Looking fantastic, can't thank you enough.

Mick, I'm thinking artic white at the moment like the Audi with black interior. I'm not one to make a statement with colour.. Lol. Although I did think about the orange at one point.  

Getting excited now... I'm going to have to pull my finger out and get my fake engine finished. Will upload some pics of where its at.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on July 05, 2015, 12:49:41 PM
I don't think there is a colour in the spectrum that wouldn't look good on Lamborghini's
Artic White and Black will look the nuts  :P


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on July 05, 2015, 07:09:18 PM
White defo you don't need a flash colour the car will have the impact just for being a lambo , White is the colour now anyway !!!

Like every body else can't wait to see it painted ,,,

Great work JD ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 05, 2015, 07:48:25 PM
I swear I spend more time looking for stuff that I've bought than I do spend on actually doing something.  I have a tin of textured black paint somewhere..... can I find it !! Been looking for an hour now, bloody thing and I've twated my head on the underneath of a table looking, not happy !

Going to order another one!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 06, 2015, 01:22:55 PM
Bit more texture needed.. But it's a start :-)  I'm thinking of hand painting the silver on the top, will have to see. I've also ordered some carbon wrap to do the centre bit.. if I make a mess of it then I'll send it to be dipped.

Still not found my textured paint !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 06, 2015, 04:31:02 PM
Looking good Steve, as for the silver you could always spray it on now then put some lining tape on the lines and mask up the script then do more black texture then remove the tape and job done ,( I no it's a pain to mask up but would be a better job than brushing it on ) that's just my 10 cents lol although I am a bit ocd  lol. Jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 07, 2015, 08:46:50 AM
Hi Steve ,got your pm as for maybe quietening  it down a bit this looks the best option I think, with out altering the way it is now we could just unbolt where it joins and weld this inside the pipe ,let me no what you think cheers jd .
Here's a pic


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 07, 2015, 09:51:46 AM
Looks just the job JD.  I can order it if you wish.. if you pm my your address I will get it delivered :-) 

Thanks for finding that, cheap at half the price.. .lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: stevewushu on July 07, 2015, 01:43:21 PM
@CdRsKuLL

Did you make that engine cover?
Looks awesome!

I'm looking for something similar (or the same!) to cover my RS4 V8 engine on my gallardo build (not hijacking an Extreme build with something else btw!)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: stevewushu on July 07, 2015, 01:46:54 PM
I do have the option of using the current sealed vented engine lid (as is on there atm), but I'd like to be cooler and go for the glass see through engine lid!  And of course I don't want an ugly audi V8 gorking back at the on-looker!  ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 07, 2015, 05:14:03 PM
Hey Steve, I got mine from eBay but they come without the script on the top. I cut some on my cnc out of plastic and stuck them on one. Quite pleased how it looks so will do the other one soon.  I know a member on here that might be able to help you out. I'll send him a pm.

On another note, although this is the Extreme owners forum I would love to see pic's and info on your build.  If you want to start a build thread on here that would be great. We have a really good set of members on here and I'm sure they would be very interested too.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 10, 2015, 09:03:14 AM
Hi Steve, guys another little update iv finished the roof and put the line in the drivers side of it ,iv also  finished up the drivers rear quarter panel and the front wing and rear top panel behind the engine cover so they are all ready to prime ,just on with the drivers door now, there's quite a bit to do on this both on the outside and inside once this is done I can get the whole car primed ,here's a pic for now cheers jd ,
Ps Steve the baffle arrived yesterday so once I get her running il fit this for you ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 10, 2015, 01:22:51 PM
Thanks for the update :-) Going to have to take a day off soon and have a drive up. I'll try and suss out why she's not starting for you.

Starting to get all giddy now.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: stevewushu on July 10, 2015, 05:01:18 PM
CdRsKuLL, is ferrari360jd building your car?

Just asking for no reason other than I might need a bodywork specialist for mine :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 10, 2015, 07:49:55 PM
CdRsKuLL, is ferrari360jd building your car?

Just asking for no reason other than I might need a bodywork specialist for mine :-)

JD is a very talented guy. He's finished off a list of jobs I would of struggled with and then painting it for me. There are not many people I would trust putting the finishing touches to my pride and joy .. I can't recommend him enough.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: stevewushu on July 10, 2015, 07:58:15 PM
Think I'll be in talk with Mr DJ then! ????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 21, 2015, 08:51:38 AM
Hi Steve ,guys just a little update ,iv been working on the drivers door for a bit now it was probably the most awkward bit so far, but I had a good day on it yesterday after a week off and it's just about there now ,another good day today and the outside of the car will be ready to prime ,get ready for some pics Steve ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 21, 2015, 09:19:41 AM
OMG.. sorry just had to get up off the floor

Ready for paint !   can't wait, I might tow my caravan up and sit outside waiting.... ;-) 

Fantastic work JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on July 21, 2015, 11:52:27 AM
Excellent!!!
Can't wait to see your Murci in her shiny new coat Steve.
We are all holding our breath for the photos JD  ;D ;D

Cheers

Al


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on July 22, 2015, 12:00:56 AM
Ditto ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 22, 2015, 10:43:21 PM
Do you think you do paint it this colour ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqODGA9QCIg


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on July 23, 2015, 05:30:07 PM
Do you think you do paint it this colour ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqODGA9QCIg

Excellent!!

How do they do that?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 23, 2015, 05:42:01 PM
It's awesome isn't it ,the only trouble is you will hav to take it out in the rain to get that effect lol, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on July 24, 2015, 08:16:49 AM
Hi Steve, guys, a little update ,I got the drivers door all finished and put a coat of primer filler on that as well as a few other bits, I will let this settle over the weekend then get the whole car flattened off and it's final coat of primer next week ,then while that settles iv only got the door checks to rub out and take the doors off and do a little bit of work on the inside of them ,and she's ready for paint  :) here's a pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on July 24, 2015, 01:13:56 PM
Very nice  :P
You're a lucky man Steve, just a little envious of you  :D
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on July 24, 2015, 06:10:25 PM
Yep what Mick said :)

And that colour you can buy on cloths to :) xx


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 24, 2015, 07:40:40 PM
I am Mick.. without a doubt  Will have to start a mass tidy up soon in my garage ready for it's home coming.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on July 24, 2015, 09:16:06 PM
Hi Steve,

Did you fit your batwing controllers yet?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 24, 2015, 09:45:21 PM
Nope, I was waiting until I got my car back. I've got all the bits to do it other then some wire but I will be altering my code I wrote a little to give me manual controller as well. I am expecting it to take a couple of months when I get it back to get it finally on the road. I would rather not rush it and take my time. The first thing will be routing some wire for them before getting all the interior done. :-)  Really looking forward to getting it back and having something to do at night other then printing and designing quadcopter.. lol

Heres my 3d printed quad website :-)  I do like copying stuff  http://diyrc.co.uk


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on July 24, 2015, 09:59:29 PM
Can't wait to see all these motors , hopefully on a meet :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on August 10, 2015, 04:53:03 PM
Hiya,

Have you got any closer to painting yet buddy?
(Still holding breath.....................................)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 10, 2015, 07:11:49 PM
Hi  Steve, guys ,update time, iv been finishing up some small repairs on both bumpers and inside the doors ,still a bit to do on the inside of the drivers door but should be done in the next couple of days ,the body has been primed  guide coated up and blocked off and is on its final coat of primer ready for paint , here's a few pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on August 10, 2015, 09:35:52 PM
GASP!!
Any news on final colour yet?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 10, 2015, 09:44:21 PM
Lucky man Steve :)

Great work JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on August 11, 2015, 02:06:51 PM
Looking good
Can't wait to see her in her final coat  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 11, 2015, 09:17:11 PM
Dam... I don't check the forums for a couple of days as it was my lads birthday and look what I bloody miss !!! 

Fantastic job JD.. guess what I'll be dreaming about tonight :-) ..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 11, 2015, 10:05:10 PM
No idea what will you be dreaming off ;) lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 11, 2015, 10:09:53 PM
So that's where I need to put the door stickers ;-)

JD, I have some photos which I'll email you, might help when painting....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: GTOpower on August 11, 2015, 10:15:56 PM
I cant see any door stickers


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on August 12, 2015, 07:02:29 AM
I can't see the lambo


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on August 12, 2015, 10:35:08 AM
That's the new Bike Rack
It should be fitted to the back of the car


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 12, 2015, 09:24:22 PM
Hahahaha nice 1 Mick ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 13, 2015, 09:12:36 AM
I need a bike rack like that for the ferrari lol ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 13, 2015, 06:53:12 PM
Found you a double rack just for you JD looks ok on the 360 :)

[EDITED]

Sorry had to remove that one. It looked like that one had been well used..

Please keep the racks less explicit

CdRsKuLL


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 13, 2015, 08:31:28 PM
Hahaha , soz , but don't hide behind that excuse , it's ok that you just wanted it for ya self ;) lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 16, 2015, 08:14:34 AM
Hey JD.. any news? I'm getting itchy fingers now :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 16, 2015, 06:31:45 PM
Hey Steve , guys iv just got a few little bits to finish on the inside of the drivers door and front bumper and she will be ready for some colour, not long now  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 16, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
Come on Steve ,,, can't we have a little clue on colour :)




Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on August 17, 2015, 10:47:10 AM
He said what colour he was thinking of, earlier on in this build diary

Artic White and Black  ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 17, 2015, 08:23:01 PM
Lol I thought he was joking !!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 17, 2015, 08:24:09 PM
But that would look awesome in sequence :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 20, 2015, 08:34:48 PM
Hi Steve, guys , just a little update iv finished prepping the bumpers and got them both primed ,both the door checks are prepped and primed so that's the outside of the car all ready for colour ,iv been and ordered the paint that Steve has chosen, but I'm off on Holliday tomorrow  so I'll leave you all in suspence until I get back lol ,cheers jd


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Post by: 4u2nv on August 20, 2015, 08:43:36 PM
Have great hols jd

I'm off in two weeks can't wait :)

And can't wait to see this lambo painted :)

Steve you must be vvvv itchy :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on August 20, 2015, 09:30:40 PM
Happy trail JD, we will just have to pester Steve about the colour ;D

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on August 21, 2015, 08:57:12 AM
Have a great holiday
Can't wait to see this beast in colour  :P

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 07, 2015, 08:08:40 AM
Hi guys ,after A fab  Holliday I'm back in the swing of it ,just a little update I spent last week getting her running and driving again ,then I fitted the new exhaust baffle which has toned the noise a little ,so back on to bodywork I will hav the last little bits finished today and primed so she will be in full colour by the weekend so watch this space cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 07, 2015, 10:19:37 PM
Fantastic.. Cant wait :-)

I'll look into hiring a transporter and will bring the 'other'  one up and do a swap if that's OK one weekend?

The seats that are in it you can keep as I have some covered already here and the 'other' one needs some. 

You did buy the pink paint didn't you?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 08, 2015, 08:08:12 AM
Hey Steve pink paint and yellow dots ordered lol ,
Little update ,I got the drivers door finished up and primed along with the exhaust cover  yesterday, so I'm on target to start laying some paint tomoro cheers jd .


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Post by: ferrari360jd on September 10, 2015, 08:55:16 PM
Hi Steve ,guys got the pink on the wheels today lol only kidding these were for an Astra ,

And so the painting begins ,I got the engine bay black done today , here's a pic cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 10, 2015, 09:27:41 PM
I had to look twice on them wheels !!   heart attack time nearly... lol

OMG.. we have colour, well sort of.  Can't wait for the updates :-)

Thanks JD.. shame you will only have a Ferrari to paint next, enjoy the lines whilst you can... ;-p


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 10, 2015, 10:02:47 PM
Oooh, you bitch lol
Just cos I can't drop her back to you Steve  ;D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 10, 2015, 10:11:17 PM
Lol..  Well I'll always have a soft spot for the 360.. After doing the dna I know the amount of time you just stand there looking at her.. Even when you're on the way out of the garage you turn around for the last look of the night.

In fact, I would love a 360!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 11, 2015, 10:35:26 AM
Lol Steve I thought that pic of the wheels might hav your heart in your mouth ,
 Will post some more updates tonight ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 12, 2015, 07:52:25 PM
Hi Steve ,guys another update got the body all painted ,first I put a  clear sealer on which I tinted white ,then once that was dry I put the base coat white on and then the lacquer ,it looks amazing unfortunately the pics don't do it justice , will try and post some more later in a better light ,here's some for now cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 12, 2015, 07:55:04 PM
The first two were of it ready for paint and the with the sealer on ,here's some painted ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on September 12, 2015, 08:45:09 PM
Great work Jd :)

Can't wait to see it all together :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 12, 2015, 09:04:24 PM
Stunning :-) so looking forward to getting her back for the final push.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 13, 2015, 09:28:35 AM
Looks sharp and clean, nice job JD.
Steve, you must be jumping up and down now, to get her home?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 13, 2015, 09:35:23 AM
Yep I am fella, first things first.. I need to prepare my garage for her home coming.. That in it's self is a project!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 13, 2015, 04:42:43 PM
Yep I am fella, first things first.. I need to prepare my garage for her home coming.. That in it's self is a project!

Haha, I know what you mean, just dug the footings to make mine bigger for when she comes back  :D

Cheers

Alex360


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 12:58:45 PM
It's the small things....

Well, I decided to 3D print some little LED holders for my interior light. They were just floppy around inside and didn't look very good. I think it's the little things like this that make the difference. Only took an hour or so for the design / print and finish.. lol



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 15, 2015, 04:01:18 PM
Nice neat little touch on the interior lights steve, like you said it's the little details that make the difference,
Cheers Jd.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 04:19:10 PM
Nice neat little touch on the interior lights steve, like you said it's the little details that make the difference,
Cheers Jd.

Yep, I don't want to rush the re-build as I think it's the most important part.  I'm going to be ordering some new carpet from round the corner (www.coverdaleuk.com) .. They already have the pattern and are happy to alter it for me to suit. Once I get it back I'll measure it up, will take about 3 weeks to come.

I will be concentrating on the exterior build up first. I've drawn some mesh up today so will have a go at putting it on my CNC this week. Not sure if it's good enough to cut it but it will take care of all sill and quarter grilles on the car.

Starting to get everything together now :-)


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 04:23:37 PM
By the way I have a 3D printer so if you need anything doing let me know :-) I use Autodesk Inventor so can model most things up.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on September 15, 2015, 06:50:22 PM
Great job fella ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 15, 2015, 08:20:30 PM
Just 2 little words Steve............challenge stradale?

Lol

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 08:47:09 PM
I forgot who asked for it.  I received the 1.5mm bit and did try but it snapped straightaway.. The second one did the same so I didn't try the third one.  I will see if reducing the speed will help at the weekend.  Fingers x'd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 08:48:08 PM
I could try and 3d print one maybe.. Let me start up inventor and see how it comes out for you.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 15, 2015, 11:17:29 PM
Well,

I had a go at 3D printing it. I think if I spent a couple of hours editing the original it might be somewhere close. Attached is my test print. This is printed in black PLA with a quick spray of silver then 400 sanded off on top to get the black back. The final one would be printed in ABS.. as it is I wouldnt stick it on my car.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 16, 2015, 07:10:06 AM
Don't spend hours on it mate, but if you can cnc them, I think quite a few guys will be buying them off you,

Cheers

Alex360

P.s. Not bad for a 3d printer tho  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 16, 2015, 07:43:31 AM
I'll have another play see if I can get it closer.. I would still keep a look out on eBay for one in the mean time.. lol


Look. I found a photo of my seats -)
(http://extremeoc.co.uk/build/seats.jpg)


Drew355 will be dropping off my doorcards he borrowed a bit a go so I will be able to start on them soon. I'm also moving the window switches hopefully to the center console.. plus I've ordered some buttons for my batwing / spoiler controller.

Might have a go at cutting some mesh today.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 16, 2015, 05:23:05 PM
Nice seats buddy  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 16, 2015, 07:04:40 PM
Thanks fella :-)

Tonight I've cut out the grille on my CNC.. It's not bad but needs a little tweaking and I think looking at it, the holes might be too big.  I also started to draw up my centre console.. the steps on the armrest are going to be P40 filled and the painted gloss black I think, will have to see how that goes.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 16, 2015, 07:29:41 PM
some photos of the mesh.. Placed a 50p so you can see the size. All my original grilles are at JD's so just going off memory.  lol which is never a good thing!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 16, 2015, 08:18:07 PM
So, theoretically, if some 360 builders wanted precision holes cut in their fibreglass rear light panel, could this machine do it?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 16, 2015, 08:25:34 PM
lol.. prob not. Doesn't the panel curve a little? Plus my bed is only good upto 1100mm and I think the panel is longer than that... it would all end up in a terrible mess.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 17, 2015, 07:42:27 AM
lol.. prob not. Doesn't the panel curve a little? Plus my bed is only good upto 1100mm and I think the panel is longer than that... it would all end up in a terrible mess.

Fairy nuff  ;)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 17, 2015, 08:21:15 AM
Hi Steve , I'll measure the holes in the grills today for you ,
Progress report ,iv started the mammoth task of flatening and machine polishing the body yesterday got the front wings done, got to say she is looking amazing, then I painted inside of the front bonnet so that's ready to paint the topside along with the doors next ,here's a pic of the wing ( got to say my phone pic doesn't do it justice lol ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 17, 2015, 06:03:56 PM
Amazing JD.  I'm going to have to wrap it in a shed load of bubble wrap for its trip home! When I first looked at it,. I just said   'wow'






Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on September 17, 2015, 08:55:55 PM
Great work on all the bits Steve looking mint , seats are amazing 2 ,

Yes
WOW  well done JD top work mate :)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 20, 2015, 02:47:27 PM
Bit more work on the centre console.. can't really do much more at the moment on this until I get my car home..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on September 20, 2015, 02:51:48 PM
Great work buddy :) looking the dogs. ,  can't wait to see it all together


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on September 22, 2015, 06:44:20 PM
Little sneak peeks of JD's work  :P


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2015, 02:58:35 PM
Hi Steve ,guys it's been a hectic few days but here's a couple more pics , ( especially for you mickey lol ) under bonnet painted ,and drivers rear quarter all flattened and machine polished ,just the drivers side skirt to polish then onto the passenger side ,in the mean time I should get the doors painted as well ,cheers jd

Hey Steve ,centre console looks awesome mate , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on September 23, 2015, 04:23:01 PM
Cracking job, as always
When it comes for me to have my girl painted I will be bribing you with a canny bag o' Tudors
Haha a blast from the past....... If you can remember

Mick


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Post by: GTOpower on September 23, 2015, 06:19:24 PM
looks stunning!


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Post by: 4u2nv on September 23, 2015, 07:50:33 PM
In the words of Steve



WOW !!!!!!


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Post by: Alex360 on September 23, 2015, 08:14:48 PM
DITTO!!!

WOW!!!

You wouldn't even contemplate that as being a fibreglass panel, great work JD.
Happy for you Steve, she is gonna be stunning when assembled.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 23, 2015, 09:02:25 PM
Dam you've even cleaned my wheel.. I hope that's not classed as an 'extra' ;-)  

Superb work there JD.. soooo looking forward to getting her back for the final push and on the road. I got my reg plate extended today, thought I had left it to late but they renewed it after nearly a 2 year break!!  F4 STO .. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 23, 2015, 11:04:53 PM
Hey Steve no extra charge for cleaning the wheels lol, great news on the plate, I no I was in the same boat with my plate  a couple of year ago it had lapsed  2 month but they let me put it back on retention but two year for you that was good , pleased you like what you see so far I can't wait to get it all back together and a final polish for you ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on September 28, 2015, 07:46:08 PM
Well, in an attempt to free up some space I'm thinking about building a mancave at the side of the house.. This space is currently wasted, doesn't get ANY sun at all and it a bit of a dumping ground for bins.. 355 rear bumpers etc.. ;-) 

So, I've never ever built anything like this before so tips etc would be greatly appreciated :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on September 30, 2015, 06:04:30 PM
Hey Steve every man needs a man cave ,   Jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on September 30, 2015, 08:59:47 PM
Hi Steve,

First things first, you need a footing dug at least 500mm deep x 500mm wide, to tie it into the original footings, drill holes into old footing and insert rebar in 300mm with 500mm into your new footing, this will stop independent moving and cracking.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 01, 2015, 08:13:08 AM
Hi Steve ,guys sorry for the lack of updates ,iv just been getting up to date with every day work ,anyway here's a little update ,got both doors painted inside ,the bonnet and boot cover and bat wings all painted yesterday along with the front bumper , I will hav the rest of the bits painted white today and the outside of the doors  then plan to get some more polishing done on the car itself , here's a few pics cheers jd. More tonight


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Post by: ferrari360jd on October 01, 2015, 08:16:54 AM
This pic of the bits is before I put the clear coat on I will take a pic of them cleared this morning  as it was late last night cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 01, 2015, 08:52:45 AM
And here's the pic of them with the clear coat on ( lacquer ) jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 01, 2015, 04:18:08 PM
Beautiful job :)


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 01, 2015, 08:53:01 PM
Woot.. Step closer  do you have a  finish date in mind so I can plan trailer hire etc.. Plus pre-warn the misses.. Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 01, 2015, 10:25:52 PM
Nice 1 JD top job mate :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 02, 2015, 07:10:25 PM
Hey Steve ,guys ,a little bit more done ,I managed to get all the panels I painted the other day all flattened off and polished, and the rest of the panels painted white today ,here's a couple of pics  cheers jd .


Steve ,I will let you no for sure next week ,I want to get all the panels polished and fitted back on before I commit to a date , but shouldn't be more than  2 - 3 weeks now ????, jd
Ps the Lambo says how's her new home coming along she wants a clean and tidy garage to come back to lol.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 02, 2015, 07:13:10 PM
And today's panels painted ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 02, 2015, 08:03:04 PM
Well that's looking allwhite ????????????????????????

Again top stuff JD ????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 03, 2015, 07:30:41 PM
What a beaut  :P I bet you can't wait for the day she arrives Steve
Great work JD

And with jokes like that Chris, stick to your day job Matey  ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 03, 2015, 11:25:56 PM
Haha ;) cheers Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 05, 2015, 07:55:13 PM
Hi steve, guys ,I had a good day today flatening and polishing the bits I painted last week ,just got one door to finish and that's them done ,then on to painting the black bits ,then final assembly ,will post some pics tomoro  cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 05, 2015, 08:00:41 PM
Fantastic JD :-) I'm trying to get ready for her and I think the best way would be to completely clear my garage but to do this I need to build my shed first.  I'm going order all the wood this week and plan on starting the base at the weekend.  :-). You should of seen my wife's face as I rolled a window I bought off eBay for a tenner on a skateboard past the kitchen window.  .. Not happy is an understatement.. Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 06, 2015, 08:20:37 AM
Lol Steve ,sounds like you could be in the dog house with her indoors ( or even the new shed ) flowers and a nice meal out  normally does the tric for me lol, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 12, 2015, 06:48:58 PM
Hi Steve , guys  well here's a little update ,I spent a couple of days last week and today polishing the rest of the body,then touched up the rear space frame black again ,so I then polished and fitted the rear lights along with the boot , I should get the rear bumper and grills fitted tomoro then it's on to the doors etc ,anyway here's a few pics for now cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 12, 2015, 06:51:07 PM
And a couple more


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 12, 2015, 06:52:51 PM
Last one for now


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 12, 2015, 06:59:07 PM
This one should of been with the first one instead of two the same lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 12, 2015, 07:25:36 PM
Brum brum... Looking great JD, I sadly had to give in to the wife and do some DIY so didn't even start my shed!  I have however made deal with her so I can spend all this coming weekend building it.. Well at least get the base done. Now orded all the wood and even a compound sliding mitre saw.. All ready for its home coming :-)

Looking forward to seeing them bumpers on!  Thanks again JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 13, 2015, 07:49:17 PM
Hi Steve ,guys , today's little update ,I got  the exhaust cover that fits in the rear  bumper painted black this morning then I trimmed up the door sill covers while that was drying , I didn't get a chance to build up the bumper as it's been non stop interruption form phone and customers popping in. Lol, anyway hope to get more done tomorrow ,here's a couple of pics cheers jd.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 13, 2015, 09:07:28 PM
Looks like its all coming together nicely :-)  very nice work JD.  If I didn't live so far away I would be over in a shot to help!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 13, 2015, 09:08:17 PM
Wow can't wait to see her all together :)

Again great work JD :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 13, 2015, 09:10:08 PM
Yeah JD think you should move ;)

Essex is good :) lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: colin on October 14, 2015, 02:24:16 PM
looks mint nice job again JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 14, 2015, 05:56:18 PM
Hi Steve , guys,  today's update ,I  polished then fitted the exhaust cover to the rear bumper,  fitted the rear bumper and rear grills then got some of panels ready for black paint tomoro, here's a pic of the rear end she's starting to come together now ,jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 14, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
That is a better looking rear end then Kelly Brook's
Ok ok not really, but still a very nice rear end ????
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 14, 2015, 07:09:11 PM
Wow that back end is phat ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 14, 2015, 07:10:49 PM
Well done JD

Can't wait ta see all done :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 14, 2015, 11:07:45 PM
It has a bumper :-) and a slightly skew reg plate by about 4mm down on the left...lol

Top job again, best photo yet.

I've manage to find a merci steering wheel centre  in fibreglass for a very reasonable price. Will post photos when it arrives. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2015, 08:39:40 AM
Cheers for the compliments guys ,I'm starting to like lambo's myself looking at this one coming together nearly as much as a ferrari  ( well not quite lol) Steve the no plate is just resting on with a tiny bit of tape for effect  but well spotted lol will put it on properly when I do the front one ,

Looking forward to seeing the new steering wheel boss Steve

Chris you find some mint photos lol, but it is a nice arse ( the Lambo that is lol)
Till tonight's pics jd 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2015, 08:54:05 PM
Hi Steve , guys ,today's little update ,I built up the p/ s door lock in the door and fitted the door to the car ,,then I polished the headlights and fitted both them then fitted the front bumper and grills , here's a pic cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 15, 2015, 09:06:03 PM
Wow, loving it JD

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 15, 2015, 09:18:52 PM
Now that's a straight reg plate ;-).



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 16, 2015, 08:02:01 AM
 Wow Steve you even straightened the picture up ,just as well I don't make my living as a photographer lol, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 16, 2015, 08:06:15 PM
Beautiful  :P
Top workmanship JD
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 16, 2015, 08:19:04 PM
We'll get board of keep saying ,wow great job , but it is !! Steve that just shouts class , lucky man :)

JD , glad you like my best pics from my  collection ;) lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 18, 2015, 11:19:23 PM
Well, I have sore hands and everything aches but... I've made a start on my man cave! :-). I have managed to get the base done and half done one stud wall.  It was dark when I decided to call it a night. Will get some photos tomorrow.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 19, 2015, 10:07:40 AM
Well done buddy :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 19, 2015, 10:30:03 AM
Well done mate....... most people call it a night when it gets dark though...................................................

cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 19, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
Here's a pic. lol   Hopefully will get all the timber cut tonight for the roof things, rafters or whatever there called. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 19, 2015, 06:49:21 PM
Hey Steve good job on the man cave ,keep up the good work as your baby will be back soon ,jd

Little update for today Steve, guys , I finished up the underside of the engine cover and got that painted, will post pics tomorrow ,here's a couple of some of the black done on both doors and some of the trims.  Cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 21, 2015, 08:25:02 AM
Hi Steve ,guys sorry if your getting board of the little bits , but all the little bits add up to a finished car, I finished up polishing all the black parts yesterday then I painted the engine cover topside , I hope to get the car fully assembled by the weekend  ready for a final machine  polish and wax,  then just the mirrors to finish up and the wiper cover panel and the little bits in front of the headlights ,here's a couple of pics cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 21, 2015, 10:00:34 AM
Not bored at all. Just shows us the quality of workmanship you put into these builds Matey.
Looking first class. I bet Steve is counting down the days.
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 21, 2015, 11:07:03 PM
How nice does that look :-). Could you leave those side bits loose please? I need to cut some grilles up first and fix them inside before final fix.

I should have my man cave fully complete within a couple of weeks. I did couple of hours on it tonight.. Should have a roof / window and door on it this weekend as long as the weathers good.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 23, 2015, 09:05:21 PM
Pukka pukka pukka work jd , all little pics are great keep them coming, going to look amazing :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 25, 2015, 08:17:16 PM
man cave making progress :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 25, 2015, 10:55:30 PM
Ha , nice 1 Steve looking great mate :) good work !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 26, 2015, 05:19:32 PM
Blimey Steve,
You got that done quick! What are you planning to use on your roof?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 26, 2015, 05:29:52 PM
Steve

You should GRP the roof , only need to do it once then instead of felt or rubber :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 26, 2015, 05:56:25 PM
Thanks guys, I'm going to look at some tile effect roofing sheet this week. It's what they use on static caravans so should be up for the job. Defo not using felt as it only lasts a couple of years.  Got home tonight and its already dark so I'm a bit fed up.. Do I risk working by a crappy light or wait until weekend?  I was hoping to have it all done this weekend inside and out. Don't think that's going to happen now.

I might venture out tonight.. See what happens


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 27, 2015, 08:29:16 AM
Spent last night finishing off oneside.. got the front to do tonight :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 27, 2015, 07:02:51 PM
Wow good job on the man cave Steve ,you will sharp hav it done at that rate ,

 Back to the Lambo ,progress report so far this week,first I fitted the third brake light and sealed this in with some clear sealer then  I bonded the cockpit window in ,  the little pieces that sit in front of the headlights were my next task as they Were not a very good fit ,one was to short the other one was to narrow so I refibreglassed  them then filled them to give a bit of body as they were just flat I got them both rubbed out and primed today then I moved on to the wiper panel this came in three pieces lol again I fefibreglased that and made it all one piece again ,that's filled up ready to rub out and prime tomoro, then on to the mirrors, here's a couple of pics more tomoro cheers jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 27, 2015, 08:50:22 PM
Wow JD above and beyond again :-) I can see I'm going to have to include a tip :-)

So.. As winter is coming, don't eat yellow snow! 

Seriously .. Can't thank you enough.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 27, 2015, 09:02:39 PM
Great work guys ????????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 28, 2015, 07:11:36 AM
Nice job JD, what is the clear sealer?
Or do you just mean mastic ;)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 28, 2015, 09:24:31 AM
Top work Matey  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 29, 2015, 08:55:42 AM
Hi Steve ,guys I managed to get the wiper panel primed yesterday and started work on the mirrors I  hope to get all these painted black before the weekend , I'm going to bond the side windows in today then give her a final polish , here's a couple of pics ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 29, 2015, 06:39:31 PM
Looking amazing :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 29, 2015, 08:05:59 PM
That looks the dogs JD :-) I just hope it fits in my garage!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 29, 2015, 08:12:16 PM
If not it would fit in mine ????????????????????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 29, 2015, 09:00:42 PM
Decent :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 29, 2015, 10:14:59 PM
Looking forward to seeing your car next to mine in a nice photo :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 30, 2015, 08:37:08 AM
Pure Class  :P
Beautiful looking car
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 30, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
Well whilst JD is making a master peace.. I'm busy trying to finish off my little workshop so I can get all the crap out of the garage ready for her coming home... 

That dam rain and darkness keeps getting in the way!!   I will finish off the wall cladding tonight and start inside building a workbench.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 30, 2015, 08:45:37 AM
If that was my car I'd be moving into the garage with it haha


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 30, 2015, 09:21:21 AM
Hi Steve ,guys well I managed to get the side windows bonded in yesterday and the rest  of the black painted  apart from the mirrors , so she's  not far away now???? , I remembered there was a trim that fits at the top of the door ,so I found that  and trimmed it and shaped it to fit a bit better, as there was only one trim I will try and source another one then paint these black along with the mirrors when they are done , here's a pic so far cheers jd .

Steve the new work shed looks great ,as for the Lambo fitting in the garage wow I think there was about 10 MM. Either side lol,

Alex the clear sealer I used was clear instant gasket.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 30, 2015, 09:28:18 AM
So that's where it is.. I spent an hour a couple of nights ago looking for it.. I also order 2x1500mm 15x15  2mm thick aluminium angle off eBay which should arrive today.. I forgot it might of been with the car. Didn't expect you to do these bits.. Not sure what thickness or size that one you have there is, so don't worry about them bits if you don't want, I think you have gone above and beyond already. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 30, 2015, 02:56:04 PM
Nice I again jd ,,,, can't wait to see this car all done , Steve 3k them seats for sale would set it off ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 30, 2015, 09:33:23 PM
Hi Steve ,guys  this weeks final update ,I painted the wiper panel black this afternoon ,finished the last polish on the engine cover and fitted that so all that's left now is the mirrors and a good polish on the rest of the car ,well I'm off on holls for a week tomoro so will finish this up when I get back then flat out on Alex's ferrari ,cheers jd  . Or here's a little pic to keep you all going lol .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 30, 2015, 09:51:05 PM
:) wow, that's looking soooo good , have great hols JD :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 01, 2015, 09:17:14 AM
Looking great JD, have a well deserved holiday fella and see you when you get back.

Thanks

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 01, 2015, 04:43:47 PM
Think I want a Lamborghini 2 !!!!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 11, 2015, 08:32:41 AM
Hi Steve guys ,here's the final push to finish this masterpiece  I worked late last night and finished up both mirrors I got them into primer ,hope to get then painted today ,will post pics later as my phone was flat last night ,cheers jd.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 11, 2015, 06:03:47 PM
Wicked :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 12, 2015, 08:32:43 AM
Hi Steve ,I went to put pics on last night ,my phone is linked to the I pad so pics I take with phone automatically download to the I pad ,but for some reason they are not coming on to I pad now, ,I tried photo stream but it's says photos are to big , the only thing I can think of is Di downloaded ios9 update on ipad but not my phone so I'm going to download ios9 on to my phone and see if that works , cheers jd ,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 12, 2015, 01:26:47 PM
no probs fella, let me know if I need to do anything my end or if I can help out at all :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 12, 2015, 06:11:15 PM
Hi Steve ,guys ,still haven't sorted yesterday's pics, but today saw the mirrors polished and fitted ,then I gave the whole car a  final machine polish and wax ,she looks awesome ,now it's down to you Steve ????,anyway I took a pic straight onto the iPad so hope this works cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 12, 2015, 08:13:12 PM
That is the 'Mutts Nuts'
Had to save the pic and rotate it through 180 degrees though, as it shows upside down on my PC
Can not wait to see her in the flesh
Enjoy her Steve  :P

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 12, 2015, 09:31:31 PM
Right.. I best look into getting a car transporter booked !!!

Omg it looks awesome, can't thank you enough JD !


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: beamerdave2001 on November 12, 2015, 10:06:22 PM
Very nice


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on November 12, 2015, 10:39:29 PM
Beautiful example Steve/JD :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 12, 2015, 10:50:02 PM
Wow.   JD

What great job , Steve you are are very lucky man :) now for all the interior pics !!

Looking for to seeing the next projects to come out of the land of JD :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: GTOpower on November 13, 2015, 11:07:13 AM
Fantastic, it looks perfect.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 13, 2015, 03:55:24 PM
woot... It's time to collect, hoping to get up next week. :-)

Now.. where to start?  I received my steering wheel centre, so tried it on the 355 in the garage as it's the same steering wheel as I have in the murci.. doesnt look bad.. shouldn't be a big job to finish that bit off with a working horn.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 13, 2015, 08:32:13 PM
Cool :)

Well if you get stuck hear this are good for getting the horn going mate ????????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 13, 2015, 09:41:46 PM
.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 13, 2015, 10:56:54 PM
He wont need them when he is driving her about  ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 14, 2015, 05:19:29 PM
Haha yeah definitely you know that mick :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 14, 2015, 10:51:58 PM
The wheel will look great Steve can't wait to see it with the seats in also ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 15, 2015, 05:44:36 PM
Indeed think this is going to be a amazing Lamborghini ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 19, 2015, 04:15:08 PM
Hi Steve ,guys the weather was pretty good here this afternoon so I took a few shots of cars before the Lambo goes tomoro ,cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 19, 2015, 04:16:26 PM
One more ,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 19, 2015, 04:24:03 PM
One together.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 19, 2015, 04:41:46 PM
Simply Stunning

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on November 19, 2015, 07:27:40 PM
You better look after her Steve...........
I know where you live lol :)
(Somewhere up north)

Cheers

Alex


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 19, 2015, 11:02:23 PM
I will try Alex :-) Got to say the last photo with both cars looks amazing. .. hopefully the first of many to come! 

Transporter booked for tomorrow, fingers crossed it all goes well.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Paul79 on November 20, 2015, 07:24:09 PM
Congrats Steve. Great work JD. Send my love to your family.

So Steve, surely your just taking it to woodsport down the road to plop the v6 in yeah? ????

Paulie x


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 20, 2015, 10:26:15 PM
I Eco what Micky said .

JD goes without saying mate , top work mate , truly stunning.

Steve I'm speechless , as the cool kids would say , well gel man ;)






Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 21, 2015, 11:33:49 AM
Well, what a day yesterday turned out to be!  Many thanks for all your help JD, couldn't of done it without you.

I managed to get home and the Lambo unloaded by about 8.30pm.. I finally got it in my garage at about 1:15am. This was after all the rain drops had frozen on the bodywork, it was cold.  And for those that are thinking about putting one of these lambos in a standard garage..THEY DONT FIT!!!   Lol...  Well they do but both rubber flaps that are about 8mm that seals the up and over door  both bent.. We are talking 2 millimetre clearance from the metal posts!   My main problem yesterday is that I didn't have a charged battery to move the thing so it just ended in a nightmare jacking it up here and pushing it there...   I'm aching all over!  No Lambo love from me today.. F'thing, was ready to burn it last night!  Lol

I will be getting my angle grinder out next and cutting sections out of the garage door runners just to have an extra 20mm to get her in and out..   Yes it really is that tight!

Right time to get 40 winks.. Was up again at 6 to return the transporter to Bradford.. No sleep makes me a grump man!  


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on November 21, 2015, 04:22:36 PM
Hi Steve,

Glad you made it back ok, and at least you didn't damage her, getting in the garage, then you would have cried!!

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 21, 2015, 07:39:26 PM
Great stuff Steve can't wait to see the updates :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 21, 2015, 08:12:29 PM
Glad you got her home in one piece
Now stop looking at her, and get the little jobs finished ready for us to drool at Stoneleigh  ;)

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 21, 2015, 11:21:34 PM
Hi Mick,  not done much today as I fell out big time with her last night keeping me up till after 1am!  I have a charging issue in that it doesn't. So I've had a check of the three fuses and they seem OK so the next stage seems is to check the wiring. I need a full battery for this and then need to measure the voltage on the three pin plug going into the alternator.  Hopefully it will be a wiring error .. Failing that I will need a new one.  I've also took a template of one of the sills ready to make acouple of grilles. Hopefully get that designed up tomorrow ready to CNC next week.

I have made a bit of a list of what I need to do. The car is in rear first at the moment so I plan on running the bat wing and spoiler wires.. The weathers turned now so its dam cold in there, need to buy a heater!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 22, 2015, 09:31:12 AM
Hey Steve nice  to see your talking to her again , with hindsight I should of lent you my spare battery ,anyway looking forward to seeing some updates at your end now ,ps go get that heater sorted jd.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 22, 2015, 12:15:16 PM
lol, no worries JD. I thought I had my caravan battery fully charged but my 'expensive' halfords all singing and dancing charger decided to go to heaven so it was flat. She's in the garage now so all good.

Design so far of the side grille below :-) Going to print it out and stick it on some cardboard before CNC'ing it to see if it fits.

JD - I've also doubled the size of the photos allowed to be attached on here for you so give it a go.

Thanks,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 22, 2015, 08:27:51 PM
Nice 1 Steve :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 22, 2015, 11:24:16 PM
Thanks Chris.. :-)

I decided to dive straight in and go for the throat of the electrical system.. namely the alternator!  

What a Tw@t !! that's all I can say..

So, too make the job easy (so I thought) I first removed the rear deck which includes the spoiler. Alex, word of advice, JD puts in extra fixings in so just look out for these ;-)  I needed to remove this to finish off the wiring for the bat wings / spoiler / rear camera so it needed doing anyway.

I then pulled the 3 pin plug off the alternator and measured the voltage of each pin. All were around 12v which is what this crappie battery was reading so I then knew that plug was good. After checking the main 12v wire which bolts directly to the alternator which also showed 12v I decided the alternator must be culprit. Not a problem, I had loads of room now as it's only a few bolts. What could go wrong?

After removing the tension bolt and freeing the alternator getting the belt out of the way I then progressed undoing the 14mm pivot bolt. This is when things went tits up and I said words to the same effect of 'Oh.. you have got to be kidding!'  The 14mm bolt wouldn't come out because the chassis was in the way..  'enter you own words here'

So.. after swearing a little and looking for that can of petrol to burn the 'f'in lot I decided to sit and have a think.  After my little paddy I ended up removing the engine mount bolt above which was a job in it's self, I then used a ratchet strap to pull the engine down on that side which enabled me to remove the bolt HUZZAH! ..  Then I needed to remove the strap, jack the engine back up to get the alternator out. .  Get it, well more Get out! Job done. :-)

So, I will phone a local company up tomorrow morning and hopefully go and drop it off to be refurbished at lunchtime.

Below are some photo's, as we all like photos don't we :-)

I can see this is going to be a love / hate relationship ...  

Lambo love = 25%
  


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 23, 2015, 08:04:04 AM
Hey Steve great job on getting  the alternater of it mite of been a chew but it will be worth it in the end ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 23, 2015, 10:31:05 AM
A pain in the arse at first but, now you know how, it will be a breeze if you ever have to change the alternator again

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 23, 2015, 09:47:41 PM
Well done mate , refitting should be a doddle :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 23, 2015, 10:39:08 PM
Thanks all, yes it should be alot easier to fit if I can get the engine mount bolt back in.. I remember this was a right pain to line up last time!

Well, I haven't done much on her tonight due to me building a cardboard tank with my lad for his school project. However I did solder up a few wires on the rear spoiler and bat wings ready to run it into the cabin. I also managed to drop off my alternator at lunchtime to get it refurbished. Was told it would only be a couple of days.

I've been looking at boost valves, I know I shouldn't but you can get one for just over a tenner!  I would need to fit a gauge somewhere even if its just temp to make sure I'm running at a nice psi. . question is to boost or not to boost?  Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 24, 2015, 09:51:40 AM
Hey Steve

Does any body else have the bat wings working ? Been looking though posts !!



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 24, 2015, 10:25:58 AM
Hey Chris, not sure to be honest. I know Extreme designed them to be used with the original head light motors. The blue box you see in the above photo is the controller for it. I stripped it from the front and moved it to the back. Just one wire activates them now. My spoiler will also go up and down, not seen any other extreme kit do this yet :-)

I'm out tonight so no Lambo luv sadly.  I've no finish date for her, just keep plodding on with the jobs making sure I do them all right... don't want to rush this final push.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 24, 2015, 11:06:20 AM
Great work mate :) can't wait to see it all up and running , but yes defo don't rush the last push, as it's all the little anal bits that will make her stand out from the rest :)


id be soooo tempted to get her out but you have to resist :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 25, 2015, 10:39:03 PM
Well not done much tonight really that you can see. I finished off running the bat wing / spoiler / fog / rear camera wires into the cabin and gave them a tidy up. I still need to add the fog light relay at the back which should come tomorrow, once added then that's all the additional wiring done at the back. I still need to sort out the fuel pump but JD fitted a temp one for me for now so at least it will run.  My alternator is ready for collection tomorrow, this cost £85+vat to refurbish which was cheaper than a new one. I'm hoping to have that back in and tested tomorrow night. Will see how it goes.

Just a single photo tonight, looking a bit better plus I've been securing all the connections make sure they don't knock against the body when moving.

More to come...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 25, 2015, 10:55:50 PM
Nice job Steve , on the fuel pump side of things you mite want to check the wiring for the pump first as I wasn't sure wether it had lost a live or if was the pump itself,  jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 25, 2015, 11:04:53 PM
Yep, good idea. I managed to find the electrics manual for the car online so should be able to see what's going on. I'm hoping it's just a faulty relay or bad connection maybe. That's the next job most likely after the alternator. Trying to get all the crappie jobs out of the way first.

Just going to keep at it for now.. Slow but sure :-). I will need to come up again in a week or two to collect the other bits and drop off the things I still have for you.

Thanks again

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 26, 2015, 08:31:03 PM
Well.. Good news and bad news!

First the good news....

My alternator is back all nice and shinny :-). I've just spent an hour putting it back in. I've not started the car to test it yet but the guy said my rectifier had burnt out so defo faulty.

Now the bad news...

My fuel pump is shot. I've tried powering it directly from the battery and it doesn't make a sound not even a hum.  So I've just ordered an uprated 340 one but I'm really not looking forward to fitting it. From reading its meant to a nightmare of a job :-(

I might do something else on her tonight in a bit ... Just knackered from work today.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 26, 2015, 11:29:55 PM
Hey Steve nice job on the alternator,as for the fuel pump I'd be tempted to just  make a bracket for the one I fitted and wire it in properly would save a lot of work removing tank  just a thought jd .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 27, 2015, 08:39:04 AM
Hi JD, yes that was going to be option 1 but after doing some reading the flow is fine on tick over but once you start getting the RPM up, the old non-working pump greatly restricts the needed rate. It says you end up starving the engine of fuel causing possible damage over long term.

So I've bitten the bullet and decided I might as well do it. It may take me a week to do not sure but it will be done and in the big picture an extra week on a 7 year build is just a blink of an eye.. lol

I started last night jacking the car up on stands which in a decent size garage would be a 10 minute job.. however in my little tight cramped one it was an hour of a job and I've still got to put the front up another notch on the stand!

Slow but sure that's the key.. lol Whilst the car is up in the air I'll do all the under cover trays which will be easier after I've finished the tank. Then that will be another job off the list :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on November 27, 2015, 02:10:21 PM
Hi Steve,

Well done on keeping the work rolling on her mate, it's all too easy to "leave it til tomorrow", now the weather has turned.
Keep up the good work, she'll be done in no time

:) :) ;)

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 28, 2015, 09:01:24 AM
Hey Steve  ,like Alex said good to see you cracking on even with limited space and the cold weather ,not be long before your on with the nice bits like fitting the seats  then finally on the road ???? Jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 28, 2015, 09:07:17 AM
Yep... Won't be long :-). Only managed to finish off the rear wiring last night but its now been ticked off the list :-). Aim this weekend is to get some little brackets to secure the rear arch liners to the back bumper and make a start on the dam fuel tank!

Will see how it goes might leave the fuel tank for a bit .. Plenty of other jobs I can do on her.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lamboswede on November 28, 2015, 09:37:02 AM
hi
ive done that tank job as i converted my gti to turbo. it isnt that hard to do really. i have a great link on how to do it an easy way. i followed it and it worked out fine.
http://www.lovehorsepower.com/MR2_Docs/mr2_fuel_pump_removal.htm
cheers Daniel


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Post by: 4u2nv on November 29, 2015, 10:43:49 AM
Well done  Steve , chin up mate all these little jobs are a pain in the butt ,but like you said what's another week :)




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Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 29, 2015, 05:45:49 PM
hi
ive done that tank job as i converted my gti to turbo. it isnt that hard to do really. i have a great link on how to do it an easy way. i followed it and it worked out fine.
http://www.lovehorsepower.com/MR2_Docs/mr2_fuel_pump_removal.htm
cheers Daniel

Hey Dan,  thanks for the link, I had found a similar one but yours had pictures !

My replacement pump has come so I might start the job tonight and see how far I get. I've been doing some painting in the house to keep the wife happy all day..  Hoping it won't take long.. Famous last words.. Lol


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Post by: Lamboswede on November 29, 2015, 07:36:50 PM
no worries M8
nice to see your progress. cant wait untill my extreme murci will be at your state.
Daniel


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 29, 2015, 10:07:58 PM
Just keep going Daniel..;-)

Well.. It's OUT :-)  I doubt it will go back in, lots of stuff dangling underneath my car...  But it is out.  Tomorrow I'll swap over my pump as I will need to do a little soldering as the replacement one isn't a direct swap.  Anyway, some pics below.


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Post by: ferrari360jd on November 29, 2015, 10:45:21 PM
Wow good job Steve, thought you mite of been tide up decorating for her indoors ,this Has got to be one of the biggest jobs to get out of the way, like you said what's another week tho ,you will be one happy man once it's back in and running again well done keep up the good work and the pics jd.


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 30, 2015, 08:56:26 PM
So tonight I swapped out my old fuel pump with the uprated one. I double heat shrink wrapped both cable joins and made sure everything is nice and secure. Last thing you want is a wire to go a drift inside the tank!  I then screwed it back inside the tank with the new filter attached. Tomorrow I'll have a go at getting it back in. :-\ 

I've also bought a new oil filter / plugs and oil which I'll do whilst the rear panel is off so I don't scratch it whilst doing the service.

Slow as a toitose!!  :-)


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Post by: 4u2nv on November 30, 2015, 11:39:27 PM
Well done mate getting there :) are you going post a vid once she is running ?? :)


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 01, 2015, 12:52:21 PM
Hey Steve good job , as regards the plugs I put a brand new set in just before you collected her I forgot to tell you lol , I think they were good bosh ones , you mite want to keep yours for next time cheers jd.


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 01, 2015, 10:32:27 PM
Did you? Right then, I'll need to sort you out for them then... That's another favour I owe you!   

I spent an hour tonight putting the tank back in. It's now all secure with all the fuel pipes connected. I also removed JDs temp fuel pump he fitted but the fumes got the better of me so I've come back in for the night now. I just need to finish up securing back all the pipework but that should be only 20 minutes of a job... Then that's it, fuel pump done, I hope it works.. :-\

Tomorrow I'll look at adding a few more brackets to the rear arch liners..  I'm trying to do at least something every night, even if its only 10 minutes it just keeps the momentum going.

Steve


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 01, 2015, 11:11:12 PM
Wow your fairly cracking on Steve  you will hav her ready in no time at this rate :) ,jd


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 02, 2015, 11:07:51 PM
Sadly I haven't touched her tonight... Was about to go in and finish off my tank when the wfe reminds me that my lads got to take his bike in to school tomorrow. So I've spent the last hour getting it road ready...  So tomorrow I will definitely get it sorted, watch this space!


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Post by: 4u2nv on December 03, 2015, 06:20:04 PM
Well the weekend will be here soon to work on here :)


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 03, 2015, 07:28:16 PM
Sod the weekend Chris..  Job's done :-) just spent an hour finishing off the tank.. Just need a bit of a battery charge and I can test her out.. Dam it's only 7:30.. time to do something else!!


So, for the rest of the night I intend to keep quite clean and try and tidy up a bit. I've got crap and tools everywhere and having to step over everything which isn't good. Will try and get my CNC up and running ready to cut some grilles out.

Steve



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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 03, 2015, 08:51:54 PM
So after a bit of a tidy up and hoping I can get some charge in my knackered battery.. After standing there for a bit just looking I think I'm going to purchase some radiator 14" fans to put behind the rear grilles. I think it's a big give away when you can't see them... I know the grille covers most of the back but you can still see through at the right angle. Might as well since I have the back end in bits..



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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 03, 2015, 09:04:21 PM
Hey Steve sounds like a great idea fitting the fans, I still can't believe you can work in that tiny space  but fair play you are cracking on ,looking forward to you getting her fired up again ,jd


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Post by: 4u2nv on December 03, 2015, 10:05:12 PM
Wow yeah as JD said well done for getting on in that space :)

Haha like ya style , why put it off :)


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Post by: Mickey_London on December 03, 2015, 10:42:23 PM
Jeez you must struggle getting a fag paper between the car and walls  :o
Mick


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 05, 2015, 01:48:56 PM
I have about a foot all the way round so I can shuffle around the car which isn't that bad really.

Well GOOD NEWS !!!!

I've just come back from the local post parcel place as my new car boost kit was waiting for me.  I opened it in the car as I couldn't wait to see it. Wow.. it's tiny, the main battery pack weighs only 380g... thats only a little bit more than a can of coke!  I thought no way is this tiny thing going to power my car. Also, the rating of 50800 is a load of crap. Unless it's full of some anti-gravity substance....  

So, I thought I would give it a test. I just can't beleive this little device would start a car.. but , well .. it does!  It turned my engine over like a jump jet and within a few seconds my car was running, no engine warning lights on my dash... this brought a massive smile to my face as it seems my alternator and my new fuel pump were both working. RESULT!

So, although this new emergency battery start is tiny, defo not the rated capacity it says it is. Well, it's just so worth £36.00 I paid. Really light, defo worth keeping for those moments and you can even charge a laptop / phone etc from it. From doing a bit of reading it will hold it's charge for well over a year and as long as you don't keep it fully charged say 80% should be good for about 10 years..  Defo recommend.


(http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2904.0;attach=5928;image)

So, on with the rest of the build now. Lambo love is at a all time high at the moment :-)


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 05, 2015, 03:27:57 PM
Hey Steve great news to here she's up and running again well done mate, jd


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 05, 2015, 03:45:15 PM
yep, well chuffed to be honest. It was getting me down not having a working car that would'nt just start. I guess that's what happens when things are left standing for over 8 years like this car has been.  Still, brand new alternator and uprated fuel pump can't be a bad thing. I might even run my turbo at 16psi now :-) BOOOOOST

I'll bring the temp pump back up to you when I visit again, thanks for doing it. 

Well, I've swapped out my rear tail / brake light build with some LED ones.. two reasons really. 1. They should last alot longer 2. I'm powering my rear fog relay with the feed so I can only activate the fog with the lights are on. This was causing the standard bulb to dim a little when the relay was charged.

I hope to cut some grilles tonight for the sills.

Slow but progress at least....


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Post by: Alex360 on December 05, 2015, 04:21:04 PM
Well done Steve, won't be long now buddy  :)


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Post by: Mickey_London on December 05, 2015, 05:09:08 PM
Great news she is up and running
Now a nice little video so we can hear her purr  ;)
Mick


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Post by: 4u2nv on December 05, 2015, 05:35:28 PM
Well done Steve nice 1 mate :)


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 05, 2015, 10:16:25 PM
Only had about an hour on her tonight, it's the weekend so spending time with the family.

I decided to add some brackets to hold the inner wheel arch to the rear bumper. So for 22p each I got some L brackets and used some Stick Like evostick white adhesive / sealant. First time I've used this stuff so we shall see. I roughed up the underside of the bracket and used a bit of acetone to wipe underneath where it sits, then smoothed it over with my finger. Only time will tell if this stuff is any good. Tomorrow I'll screw the inner arch to the brackets and paint the screws black so they dont stand out.

My 14" fans arrived too so I've fitted one and to be honest it's not bad at all. They are only for show in the end but I think it looks better with them.  Some photos below :-)

Tomorrow I will tighten everything back up and start building the backend up as that bit will be done :-)  Next will be the sill grilles.


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Post by: Alex360 on December 06, 2015, 08:11:55 AM
Bang on, that will look so right once the grills are on.
Is there no possible benefit from wiring them up? What do they do on the original?

Cheers

Alex360


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 06, 2015, 11:35:22 AM
Wow those fans will look spot on Steve good call ,jd


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Post by: 4u2nv on December 06, 2015, 05:04:17 PM
yes well done mate defo a nice touch with the fans , can't see that it would hurt , infact wouldn't it help to have them wired in ? Even if to a switch keep her cool within the engine bay ??

:)


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 06, 2015, 08:59:04 PM
Hey guys,  Alex on the original it has radiators either side. The cooling comes from the batwings over the rear wheel and out the back. To allow more air to flow through the batwings extend but since the MR2 has really good cooling and my engine is quite a distance and not really inline I doubt they would have any effect at all. I've just finished fitting them now, un-powered for now as it would only be something else to break.. lol

No photos as it doesn't look any different from above.. just both sides done and the small brackets painted and tightened up.

I've lost one of the brackets that hold the rear bumper to the frame (extra brackets) so will get one made up tomorrow at work.. once these two brackets are on then that's the backend completed. I will then flip the car around and work on the front. I have lights to finish off / washer bottle / top and bottom closing panel from memory.

I can finally start ticking things off the list :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 10, 2015, 10:19:19 PM
Not done much lately, been to busy with work and family. I fitted a couple of extra drop down bumper brackets tonight that I got made up at work as I lost my originals. I also went to fit my lambo script to the rear deck before refitting it. However, it was slightly bent so I tried to straighten it and it snapped.. Bugger!! So I've come back in tonight a bit grumpy.. lol

I'm not sure I can glue it to be honest so on the look out for another one now. Other than this badge the back end is now finished, I've set my CNC up ready to cut some grilles at the weekend. If I haven't got to much of a hangover this weekend (xmas do tomorrow night) I am aiming to get them cut and also the sill tray covers done. I can then drop the car back onto it's wheels then and flip it round to start on the front.

Some pic's for you..



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Post by: 4u2nv on December 10, 2015, 10:51:48 PM
That sucks mate :(

But looks good tho so sure next run will be ok :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 11, 2015, 08:11:47 AM
Looking forward to seeing the grills in Steve , and yes shame about the badge , I was going to fit that for you then I thought I'll let you hav the pleasure of fitting the Last badge ,wish I had fitted it now , jd


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 11, 2015, 11:43:35 AM
So.. been deciding if to fit the dash I bought or not. .. I'm going to have a go as it will make a massive difference to the inside of the car I think.  I was wondering if I'm better completely ripping out my mr2 dash and fitting this one or try and fit the one I have over the top?  I really don't want any knocks / squeaks etc but not sure which is the best approach.  Any ideas?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on December 11, 2015, 08:49:26 PM
Steve I think only you can make that choice, me I'm prob over the top and just go for it , has anybody else done 1 ? Tried it ?? Im sure what ever you do it will what is right for you and the car :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on December 11, 2015, 10:05:13 PM
If it was me then I would remove the MR2 dash. That way you will have more room and hopefully be an easier fit.
Surely having the other dash in there as well would make it more difficult.
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 15, 2015, 11:41:17 PM
Well after trying to CNC my grilles they didn't come out so clever... My 3mm end mill bit kept snapping (cheap bits!!) and the plastic kept melting and leaving deposits.. Plus, because I was using a 3mm bit to cut 10mm hex holes they came out near enough round.  SO, plan 2 is to 3d print 4 separate sections and glue them together. It takes about 2 hours each section so I will have one done tomorrow night for glueing. Will see what the results are tomorrow night. Printing in black ABS so should be quite strong, we shall see!  My aim is to get both bottom grilles in by the weekend!!!  I really need to get moving on this build now, had too many days off already!

Hopefully pictures tomorrow night of a grille fitted?  fingers crossed!


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 16, 2015, 08:20:35 AM
Looking forward to seeing the pics Steve ,ps it was great to catch up the other day  jd.


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 16, 2015, 10:26:17 PM
Well I feel this build is going no where fast :-(  .. My 3D printed grilles don't really bond together strong enough so that's another dead end ..   So.. after another eBay search I have come across something similar so ordered a sheet 1m x 700mm which should be plenty to do all the remaining 4 grilles. I don't think it will look that bad and is a similar shape(ish).  This will come next week now so I will be looking at the windows I think next.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 16, 2015, 10:42:19 PM
hey Steve ,they look okay it's a shame there not strong enough , at least you had a go ,hope the new stuff works out ok Jd,


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on December 16, 2015, 10:59:28 PM
They look the nuts , love the effect when you zoom in :)

But I hope you get them sorted' don't stress
)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 16, 2015, 11:13:25 PM
The photo is the one I've ordered, it's the closest I can find and only just over £20.00. 2mm thick plastic so should be ok.  I just really want to get the outside finished so I can move onto the interior and drop it back on it's wheels.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: peggyontherun on December 17, 2015, 08:55:25 AM
Steve you can get the grill from Lamborghini Manchester there not to expensive


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 17, 2015, 01:24:57 PM
Yeah I had a look and it's still seems a lot when I can do all four for £20.00.  Still that's plan D.. lol

So I've been looking over my dash the last few nights or so trying to decide the best way forward to approach it. I think this is the next big job and needs doing before my door cards.  After looking at a few photos the lambo's dash is kinda empty with not much on show. So, to hide the AC controls I've ordered a flip up cover out of a BMW for £7 delivered. It looks too wide but it's just the mechanism I'm after so will chop it in half and shrink it. Not sure how it will turn out.. but for £7 worth a go.

I've also bought a cheap air saw which was crap so I'm on the lookout for something a bit better at the moment too.

BMW flip cover photo below.. this will be bastardized.. :-) (is that even a word?)


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Post by: Mickey_London on December 17, 2015, 02:34:45 PM
I think this is the next big job and needs doing before my door cards.

Snigger snigger you said 'big job' !!!   ;D

Sorry couldn't resist
Mick


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 19, 2015, 08:55:08 AM
Lol Mick...  We are all kids at heart! 

Good news is I won a new airsaw on eBay which should come today for £29 which 'should' be better than the silver line one I bought. I can now cut some holes easy on the inside of my doors so I can get my hand in there to do the windows. Grilles should also come soon. ..

This is what I got http://www.teng.co.uk/ut5922lv-universal-low-vibration-saw.html


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Post by: ferrari360jd on December 19, 2015, 11:38:22 AM
Looking forward to seeing some more progress Steve , good buy on the saw handy tool , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 19, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
Wow...well my new air saw turned up and what a difference.. This one works great and made very short work cutting a hole in my door.. It fact I can see myself getting carried away with it :-))). Really chuffed with it. Just goes to show the difference in quality, old ones now on eBay for a tenner!

Hoping to crack on with a few things now.. Watch this space


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 23, 2015, 04:26:36 PM
Steve walking through the workshop at work today and someone has been tidying up found 6 sheets of this 2x1 mtr. I`ve been having trouble sourcing grills for a 670. On ebay a second hand set is over 3 grand from FGP and their attempt at reproducing them is laughable. I got your picture on my phone put a £2coin on the screen altered the zoom until they both matched. Then put phone under the mesh and compared the 2 mesh patterns they match in pitch perfectly had no other way of measuring. They are in CR4 steel and about 16 gauge just over one and a half mm if this any good let me know.
tony
PS sorry about picture quality was in a rush.


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 23, 2015, 08:02:49 PM
Hey fella,  I received the plastic grille in the post but the one I have is too flexible I think.. So I'm back to the drawing board at the moment.  Is that stuff you have quite stiff, I presume it is being steel?  If it is then I'll defo buy a sheet off you.  I'm trying to print some others right now with a step on that will hopefully glue a bit better but I'm not confident it will work.

You might of just made my Christmas :-)

That actual dims on my murcie grilles are 10mm across the flats on the hex.. But for the sills and vent grilles near the side windows I think the stuff you have looks great.

Let me know..   Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 23, 2015, 10:58:08 PM
Hi uploaded a reply and picture of a grill I think might be perfect but don't know where its gone tried a second time but site tells me I have already uploaded that reply?. Just tried to email picture but cant access your address to send picture the grill is about 4 foot by a foot on the back of a London transport bus. A "DENNIS" ENVIRO 400. if you google it it`s the model that you can see three fans for the aircon through it.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 23, 2015, 11:15:38 PM
Well going off that photo you posted it looks ideal and just what I'm after.  Would you be able to post a sheet up do you think?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 23, 2015, 11:26:18 PM
Hi a sheet is 2 x 1 mtrs.  6 foot 6 inchs x 3 foot 3 inchs  and weighs like 15 to 20 kgs. will have to ask the boss but cant see a problem really. Yes it is stiff like I said its made from CR4 low carbon steel. Im interested In the grill from the back of the bus for my 670 as I think the pattern is the right size wont know till I measure it but looks promising. Where abouts are you ?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 23, 2015, 11:35:53 PM
I'm near Bolton, Lancashire.. I'm guessing you're in London?  I've just had a quick look and Dennis have there parts HQ in Skelmersdale which isn't far from me.  Not sure if they would sell a bit of a bus but its worth a try? Please ask you're boss if you don't mind.. I would be happy to pay some money..  Do you want me to see if Dennis sells the rear grilles?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 23, 2015, 11:49:29 PM
yeah. If you could find out size of mesh and cost first though. how big a bit of this mesh do you need. ? skelmersdale any where near ekersley mill knowthe area a bit used to live in rain hill prescot just got back from there after visiting last week. I live in Essex just outside of Billericay I work in London as you guessed that picture was from the small truck I would have been pretty much level with it in the larger truck.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 24, 2015, 12:32:20 AM
I need two 350mm x 350mm for the sills and something like 100mm x 400mm for each side of the vents so not a whole sheet. I can get so e proper measurements tomorrow..

I'll let you know when and if Dennis replies.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 24, 2015, 09:54:20 AM
Tony, I've emailed you are the part number for the grille from the bus and some more info :-)

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 24, 2015, 04:01:10 PM
Ok that's only a fraction of a sheet even if I  put a couple of spares of each size. Have to do that after new year if that's ok. Still struggling with an injury that's why I haven't worked on car for a while. Took a picture of a sheet with phone will email that to you as its to large a file to upload on here. Mesh looks quite open from a distance. ok will have to check out what size mesh and how many I will need thanks. The earlier version of the bus uses the same rear lights as diablo.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 28, 2015, 10:39:25 AM
Well.. Had a little break over Christmas so trying to get a bit done this week.  So as I'm doing the outside and fingers crossed Tony has sorted the grilles I need :-) I decided to have a look at the windows last night. Mainly the door weather strips. I fitted the passenger window and made sure it goes up and down then looked at the gap I needed to fill between the outside door panel and the window. It's about 10mm but the glass is straight but my gap isn't!  To fix this and to have something good to bond the weather strip to out came so aluminium angle. This was measured and bonded with sikaflex 221 underneath the outer door skin. This gave me a nice straight face to bond the weather strip too. So I've now done the drivers side and will remove the glass today on the passenger side and do it all over again that side. The weather strip is from woolies and cost about £8 each I think.

Some pics


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 28, 2015, 01:27:52 PM
Looking good Steve,  all these little bits getting done she will soon  be ready ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 28, 2015, 03:02:18 PM
Yep.. Easy does it :-)

Well .. Had a couple of hours on her today as the wife went out ;-)

Today's task was to finish up one of my mirrors. So I stripped it down and extended the mirror motor wires and also my retract motor wires, poked them out where it attaches to the car and screwed it back together. Because I've used the retracts from a Laguna it also has a spring in the hinge that overrides the motor so if you clip the mirror it moves in. The spring wasnt getting compressed enough on this so It made the mirror to easy to move in. To solve this I 3d printed a little spacer so now the spring compresses more and stiffens it all up..  Last I stuck my Lamborghini mirror glass on.  Well happy with how this ones turned out. JD's paint job is superb :-) thanks again fella


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 28, 2015, 03:03:06 PM
Couple more


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 28, 2015, 03:29:45 PM
And one on the car :-)

JD.. Yes I did think about notching the weather strip but it was an inch too short. That was my idea so ordered 3 metres of it but they sent 3 x 1m strips!. So I'm going to get some enamel black gloss paint in a little tin and carry on the line so not to spoil the look. Will do this tomorrow.. Will look lots better I hope as it doesn't look right at the moment.

Now for the other side.....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on December 28, 2015, 04:26:10 PM
Looking nice Matey  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 28, 2015, 04:49:01 PM
Thanks Mick :-). Just need to find the dam motor for the other mirror now.. I must have put it in a safe place. Lol..

Oh.. Bargain of the day, Bosch screwdriver.. £19.99 on Amazon, got one for my Dads birthday present too. :-). And no I dont really need it, but its cheap. Hehe


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on December 29, 2015, 12:05:01 AM
Hehehe Steve I do that I brought a circular saw the other day cause it was cheap , never needed 1 in 38 years so far :) heheh

Cars looking good mate :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 29, 2015, 05:11:34 PM
Steve went into work and sorted out the grille today got it all packaged up. Just need address you can email me that and i`ll express it up to you .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on December 29, 2015, 08:23:56 PM
Hey Tony, nice to see you helping Steve out, hope the stuff is what you need Steve.
Have you got rough plans for your interior yet?
What have you accrued so far for it?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 29, 2015, 08:27:18 PM
You're a top man, its not true what they say ;-)

So.. Had a good day today. I first started by sticking the passenger side weather strip on then I made a start on the passenger mirror. Got the mirror motor glued in then fixed the mirror on and gave it a test.. Seems OK. I just need to extend the wires then this ones finished. I also bought a little tin of black enamel gloss paint. You know the ones.. You used to buy them when building air fix kits. Anyway, I masked the strips up and got painting with my little brush. I also painted the edge of the runner that holds the front of the window... All done just waiting for it to dry.

Tomorrow's job it to complete both windows / mirrors. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on December 29, 2015, 08:27:58 PM
P.S. Can't post on JD's build diary


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 29, 2015, 08:35:16 PM
Alex... Well..  That's a big question!

I have seats finished.. A Lambo dash that needs some alterations and we'll that's about it, oh and a steering wheel centre that needs a bit of work.  Just want to finish all the outside first before attempting this task.. I'm hoping I've over thought it all and it will be a breeze.. Lol. And I have some door cards that need altering too.. Forgot about them!

Just tried on JDs build and posted OK, what messgae are you getting?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 29, 2015, 09:02:25 PM
That looks sweet Steve  :)jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on December 29, 2015, 10:12:15 PM
Alex... Well..  That's a big question!

I have seats finished.. A Lambo dash that needs some alterations and we'll that's about it, oh and a steering wheel centre that needs a bit of work.  Just want to finish all the outside first before attempting this task.. I'm hoping I've over thought it all and it will be a breeze.. Lol. And I have some door cards that need altering too.. Forgot about them!

Just tried on JDs build and posted OK, what messgae are you getting?

Just the quote/post reply buttons were missing. They are there now....weird lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 30, 2015, 12:00:49 PM
That normally happens if you're not logged in. :-)

Well.. I knew there was a reason why I had kids!  Inside my door there is a solenoid that operates the door locking mechanism. Even with a biggish hole on the inside of my door I tried and tried to reach this little link arm to connect it back up to the lock. I was just about to cut a bigger hole when I had an idea.. I wonder if my 12 year olds arm would reach?  Well, 5 mins later and my lad was in the car clipping it on no problems.. Result :-)  might have to treat him now.

Not sure why there is a connector block in the middle of it , going to get my lad to wrap some sticky rubber round it so it doesn't make a noise.  Well happy :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 30, 2015, 12:33:07 PM
Sorry that tracking number is with parcel force.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 30, 2015, 11:27:21 PM
No probs Tony, thanks again bud.

Well I managed to get a bit done today. Fitted one window now with the weather strip fitted, also got the mirror wiring completed. Just need a bit of tweaking but I'm more than happy with the results. :-).

More to come...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 31, 2015, 08:28:45 AM
Looking good Steve ,the first ones the hardest the other side should be a doddle lol,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on December 31, 2015, 09:25:52 AM
Not familiar with the mr2, is that the original window, or the Perspex. Looks really good!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 31, 2015, 10:21:08 AM
Thanks JD, I've removed the mirror AGAIN as I wasn't happy with the fit and also you could see a tiny tiny bit of unpainted fibreglass on the rear lip, not sure if this would of been covered by the top trim or not (most likely would of been) but its now drying on the kitchen table. Not rushing this at all and doing each item to the best of my ability. Anything loose is being secured, that connection block on rod for the locking unit, I ended up stripping it down and removing the whole lock so I could get a screw in it to stop it rattling. Oh, by the way the bit of fibreglass on the mirror is what I put on after you had painted them.. Don't want you to think you had missed something because you didn't :-)

Alex, all the windows on the Murci are glass. They were part of the glass pack that extreme supplied. The actual side windows are about 5mm shorter in length from the real ones for some strange reason so I've left an extra 5mm play in my runners in case I ever need to change them for the real ones (breakage etc).

I still have the top seals to do but this involves attaching some bent aluminium which I've only got one off at the moment so not fitting it as it a template to make a mirrored one.

It will nearly be dash time...   (feeling worried.. lol)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on December 31, 2015, 03:30:21 PM
TONY.. you're a top man :-)  I'm well chuffed with the grilles you sent up. They are perfect and just what I was after!!

I'll get them cut up, painted and fitted next week. Well happy I will be able to tick these off the list soon.

Thanks again fella, let me know if you need anything.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on December 31, 2015, 03:58:46 PM
Happy I could help. I`ve been down workshop today been looking over things as that's about all I can do at the moment. Had to use 4 inch grinder one handed to cut grille 9 inch has a bit of a kick and needs 2 hands. I assume your going to put a small return all around the edge which will stiffen it up a lot more. and give you somewhere to attach the mounting lugs.
Have a good new year.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 02, 2016, 06:21:57 PM
Hi Tony,

I think the grille is stiff enough as it is to be honest. The bottom grilles are just going to be sikaflexed in, the top grilles I've ordered some rubber channel just to edge the side that you can see.. should come in afew days.

Well, I've nearly finished both my mirrors. I'm now happy with the position and just need anpther top channel making for the other door. I might try and get these powder coated gloss back, depends whats going through at the time.

I've also made a start on a template for the top grilles..

slow but sure :-) 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 02, 2016, 07:15:17 PM
Slow but sure and going to be a perfect example  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 02, 2016, 07:41:52 PM
Looking great Steve , even with the mirrors folded will she get out ? :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 02, 2016, 07:55:50 PM
Well done Steve, a pic of your grilles when fitted at front pretty please :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 04, 2016, 09:20:44 PM
Alex, the front grilles are proper pucker lambo ones, the grille that Tony sent up are for the sill grilles and the top air vents that are just behind the rear windows. I will get a pic for you however when I swap her around which won't be to long.. :-)

Tonight before the kids went to bed I made some templates and cut up my side grilles ready for paint and all but trimmed one.. sadly I ran out of time before bedtime so will finish them off tomorrow and paint them up ready for fitting on wednesday :-) Not sure yet how I'm going to attach the top vent pieces to the car yet.. need to have a little think.

Anyway, some photos below.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 04, 2016, 09:30:09 PM
Great stuff , looks great Steve :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 04, 2016, 09:44:27 PM
Looks the biz :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 05, 2016, 08:30:34 AM
They look great Steve ,will look awesome once painted ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 05, 2016, 09:14:34 AM
Have you got enough to cut them again, leaving some return tabs at the top that you can sikaflex in?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 05, 2016, 06:49:11 PM
Don't need tabs as they are behind the returns so I'm just going to sikaflex all the way up the edge. It should ooze round the grille and secure it in place nicely. The only return that's not there is at the bottom so I've got a flange all the way along. All this will be hidden when I cover the bottom.

I've painted the bottom ones now and will fit them tomorrow when they dry. Going to try and fix my drivers window in tonight... Once I find the rubber bits to hold the glass, I've put them in a safe place!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 05, 2016, 08:21:04 PM
Oh I see where you mean now Alex at the top. I think the metal is stiff enough to hold it's shape if I just stick it at the sides and bottom.. we shall see and yes, Tony sent a shed load of the stuff up so I have plenty left :-) just incase.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 06, 2016, 10:15:44 PM
Hey all,

Well, had an hour or two on her tonight and got all my grilles stuck in place :-) Sikaflex 221 is awesome, it's very sticky but can get bloody everywhere !!  My rubber channel arrived which I've used along the edge thats visible on the top grilles, this edge just rests against the body so wont be stuck. I will however be sticking some aluminium angle to the body which the vent panels will stick to.. ( I know what I mean, all will become clear in a couple of days.. lol

I will also be painting (close your eyes JD.. this bit isn't for you) I will be painting underneath where the side panels sit matt black to hide all the white and hopefully hide the petrol housing you might be able to see. Again, all will become clear (well black) in a couple of days once the grilles are dry so I can see where I need to paint.

Anyway.. some pictures attached. :-)

Still need to add my drivers side glass and secure all the wiring in both doors so it doesnt rattle about.

more to come...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 06, 2016, 11:10:22 PM
Well, Whilst the sikaflex is still a bit bendy.. (cant think of the correct word.. lol) I decided to drop them on the car to make sure they set at the correct angle.. more than happy with the results :-) The bit you can see through the grilles are what I will be painting matt black.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 07, 2016, 07:02:06 AM
I like that!

:)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 07, 2016, 08:04:01 AM
Wow Steve they look mint with the edging around them , and yes I can see what you mean about seeing some white behind the grills ,I'm sure you will make a good job of painting it black , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 07, 2016, 06:32:02 PM
Very nice. Didn't realize there was so many grills on these cars  :)
Will look better when you paint it black behind the grills

Hopefully see this beauty at Stoneleigh
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 07, 2016, 07:30:56 PM
I'm hoping you will see it too :-) , thanks for the kind comments guys.

Well, I'm done for the night now.. slow but steady.  I cut some aluminium angle and marked out where my panel goes with one of my kids washable felt tips so it will just wipe off. Then I went over the area with some 400 grit and ran some 80 over the angle so the sticky stuff has something to grip.  I've stuck them both on each side so tomorrow once they dry I'll do some painting :-) ready for sticking them on over the weekend.

These wont need to come off again so it will be another job off the list.. Only half a dozen things left now on the outside.. namely

Drivers window
Window top rubber aluminium strip both sides (getting some metal bent at the moment)
Washer bottle
Under bonnet cover
Rear badge (need to find one yet)
Fit rear bootlid back on with spoiler connection
All undertrays

Then it's onto the interior :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 08, 2016, 09:47:30 PM
dam it's cold in the garage tonight!  Tonight I've fixed the boot lid back and connected my rear spoiler up since I've not managed to find a badge yet. I also tested my spoiler and it still works after all these years.. well chuffed.. lol

Below is a photo of how it's operated via a 12 volt actuator.



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Post by: 4u2nv on January 08, 2016, 10:21:37 PM
That's cool :) can the bat wings run off of same thing ???


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 08, 2016, 10:43:30 PM
No, the bat wings work off the original head light motors that popped the lights up. However, these operate quite quickly and if I were to do it again I would swap them out for actuators to operate them at a slower speed.. more like the original. Might be a mod I do in the future.. who knows :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 08, 2016, 10:52:26 PM
Also.. forgot to say, my aluminium angle to stick the side vents to has gone hard and are proper stuck to the car.. result. I was a little concerned that they would just pull off but I've given them a good yank and they are rock solid... so tomorrow I'm going to drop the car finally back on the wheels so I can walk round it a bit easier and try and get some paint on it.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 09, 2016, 11:44:18 AM
Spent this morning building the rear back up .. tested the spoiler again :-) This is it in the up position..  I know the car needs a wash but I can't get it out for two reasons.. one there is a caravan in front of the doors and two.. I need to cut some of the front garage door pillers to get it out.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 09, 2016, 01:55:05 PM
So.. this afternoon I intend to get the underneath where both side vents painted. I've carefully removed one of the bat wings and masked the area out and given it a bit of paint. I'll let this dry for an hour then repeat..  Oh I also drilled a couple of drain holes as I noticed this filled up with water on my trip home from JD's :-) The paint is matt so should hide stuff well.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 09, 2016, 05:28:25 PM
Both sides are now painted, going to leave them over night and stick the panels on tomorrow :-)  That will be something else ticked off the list..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 09, 2016, 06:46:14 PM
Top job Steve ,your getting there now not be long till you start the interior ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 09, 2016, 07:30:05 PM
+1 with the top job
Another step closer to driving this beauty

Was it a Homer Doh moment about the garage, or did you know you would have alter it to get the car out
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 09, 2016, 08:22:04 PM
Mick, when it went to JD's it didn't have the sills on and had about 10mm each side.. When it came back I forgot to charge my spare battery so couldn't get it started. I had to man handle it and its now about 10mm to wide. I used raxhet straps to drag it into the garage and it rubbed against the rubber sealing strips on both sides of the door pillers getting her in!   I've order some 50mm draft excluders which I'm going to use and cut some of the piller away.. Hopefully give me about 20mm each side clearance.. :-)

I didn't get to bed until 1.30 in the morning.. It took me 5 hours pushing , pulling ,jacking it up here and there to line her up right..  Never again. Lol



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 09, 2016, 08:47:28 PM
Just dropped one of the panels on to see how it looed.. very happy, no white in sight :-)  The other panel is still drying at the moment as I painted the back of them too. Tomorrow I'll stick them on and refit my bat wings.. then no doubt stand and look at her for about an hour.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 09, 2016, 09:04:30 PM
I thought the problem with the garage was because you had fitted the mirrors. Sounds like you will get it sorted though  ;)

Look at her for about an hour. I would be sleeping in the garage if she was in my garage  ;D

I wonder if my significant other will allow me to get a Lambo after I've finished the 360  ;D
Probably not haha
Mick



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 09, 2016, 09:57:51 PM
Looking great Steve, is that a partial cream leather interior by the quarter light window I spy?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 10, 2016, 12:40:53 AM
I wish it was Alex.. No it's the colour of JDs primer.. :-) I'm going for a black interior with white stitching.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 10, 2016, 07:59:04 PM
Looking great Steve , all these little bits getting ticked off and another step closer :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: AIG1355 on January 10, 2016, 09:53:15 PM
Looking good, its these details that will set the car apart from the rest and make onlookers think is it..........


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on January 11, 2016, 09:14:09 PM
Your cars looking awesome Steve hope mine looks as good ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 15, 2016, 09:43:18 PM
Well I've not done much the last few days as it's bloody cold in there!!  I'm waiting on a tube a sikaflex to stick the side panels on. I did order two a few weeks ago, used one. Can I find the other one... can I F..  I must spend most of my time looking for stuff than actually working on the dam thing.. Seriously it really gets on my nerves the amount of time I waste..

This weekends plan is to add some door rubbers and play at bending metal for the top window surrounds. Hopefully then the doors will be completed and only the front bit to do. Hopefully I'l start the interior in a week. Already have a plan.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 16, 2016, 12:31:29 PM
Had an hour on her this morning.. Put in the drivers window and got that going up and down :-), then ive started hand bending a bit of folded aluminium as I've only got one window door surround so needed another one. Not sure how this will turn out but my hands are freezing in there .. So I've made a start at least. Good news is Mr postie came and brought me my sikaflex 221.. So I've just spent the last 10 minutes sticking my side vent panels on.. Well pleased with how these have turned out. :-)

Some photos but I'm on house duties now so that's all for today :-(

Oh.. And I've placed a bit of my v12 engine in to see if it will fit. Lol.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 16, 2016, 09:38:44 PM
Well as the wife's out I thought I would get 20 mins in the garage and have another go at painting my car..

After looking at photos of the real deal I noticed that the top little rubber on the top of the door carries on down the rear quarter panel. JD had put some lines back in before paint but I decided to spray these matt black to match the door seal.. Bit of a risk as this time my paint would be on show for all to see and not just behind some grilles.. What could go wrong!

I'm pleased to say I think it's turned out well :-) just got the other side to do tomorrow.

The doors sitting down about 1mm so will lift the door shut up in the morning.. But very happy with this side so far.


so before paint...

(http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=359.0;attach=6320;image)

And after :-) I think the black line brings it all together


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 16, 2016, 10:04:27 PM
You must have nerves of steel going at that paint work with a spray can/gun.
But it does look better with the black line
Nice one
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 16, 2016, 10:26:36 PM
Nice 1 buddy looking the dogs :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 17, 2016, 08:24:29 AM
Great job Steve, it's the little things that make it perfect, like I tell my missus ;)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 17, 2016, 08:41:05 AM
Good job Steve ,the Devils in the details ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on January 17, 2016, 10:41:50 AM
Looking great Steve can't wait to see it at the show ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: colin on January 18, 2016, 02:31:44 PM
spot on work coming together nicely Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 22, 2016, 09:06:14 PM
Hi peeps.. Thanks for all the comments, it does help loads.

Sadly I haven't done much lately.. 1 it' a bit cold in there and 2. I'm been a bit knackered of late. I've done a bit on it tonight and I'm about to fit one of my door seals but I have a question for you all. The sill plates I have are gel coated gloss black and they look good against all the other black on the car.. However, genuine basic ones ae matt black, textured plastic look.  I am thinking of keeping these gloss to be honest but wondered what you all thought?

Keep gloss to match the car or go matt black.. dry painted for texture?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 22, 2016, 09:21:19 PM
Very nice  :)
My personal opinion would be to keep the glossy ones.
They don't look out of place and the gloss matches the rest of the car.
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 22, 2016, 10:03:01 PM
Gloss black for me Steve ,buts its your car ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 24, 2016, 09:09:18 AM
Gloss it is.. So I stuck them on yesterday so they should be dry today. .. So not much left on the outside really. I have the two top door strips, side indicators, one light and the closing cover. I still have all the undertrays / front wheel arch to do but that's a job for when the cars outside.

Will send what I get done today.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 24, 2016, 06:46:33 PM
I think gloss , only cause I like shinny :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 24, 2016, 09:54:03 PM
Well, they are stuck on now so jobs done.. lol no changing my mind now.

I today started to look at what needs doing and in what order for the interior. First without doubt is the dash, then the roof and the side / rear pieces. Because JD has made such a good job of just behind my b posts I need to alter my side pieces to fit better. On the extreme DVD he tells you to paint inside of the bottom of the quarter window to hide the old mr2 metal and the interior pieces were made to match. So I've been looking and started to extend one just to get the feel of what I need to do.  Shouldn't be that hard to shape really... :-)

I've also made a start on my steering wheel.. I'll post photos of that later.

Oh, and the side I painted the black line on, I've removed it and added some 6mm black go faster tape. I was struggling getting a neat edge with masking tape so decided to try this route. Still looks good :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 24, 2016, 10:05:31 PM
Well done mate great stuff :) what are your plans for the dash ??!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 24, 2016, 10:16:26 PM
Well Chris..

The plan is to cut the one I have in the car up and hopefully glue the new one on top when its covered. Not sure how much I will need to cut away yet. The lambo dash I got looked ok apart from the crappie dash surround. So I've already chopped this off and will have a go at making something up from the mr2 / bit I chopped of and cross the fingers.. lol

I bought a fibreglass steering wheel centre which isnt bad but the logo / writing isnt the best but the actual surround piece should work. I've chopped bits off the edges so it now fits ok. .. still need to fashion I horn yet.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 25, 2016, 08:04:09 AM
Looking forward to seeing the interior coming together Steve , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 25, 2016, 08:20:56 PM
me too JD :-)

Well, I've only gone and bought a Lidl sewing machine for £70! I mean how hard can it be if women can do it!  lol....

I already have some material faux leather so need to order a rock hard needle and some thread.  I might have to join a sewing forum and groom a young seamstress to lend me a hand.. hmmm there's an idea!





Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 25, 2016, 08:32:35 PM
Well done Steve I take my hat of to you mate , as I would not have a clue how or where to start .

And dash looks great , can't wait for updates :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 25, 2016, 08:40:44 PM
Hey Chris.. I don't have a clue either so that's two of us.. lol  I watched couple of youtube videos last night.. I wonder if sky has a late night sewing channel?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 25, 2016, 08:58:34 PM
Hahahahaha I can't think of anything worse , but good on ya mate :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 26, 2016, 11:00:11 PM
Well I've done a little bit of sewing tonight.. lol something I thought I would never say..  Anyway, it seems the machine I got can sew two pieces of this faux leather I have so it's a start :-).  I've ordered 100/6 twin needle. This is a single shaft with 2 needles 6mm apart. Not sure if my foot will cope with this so also ordered a 90/4 (4mm) one too. Got some extra strong thread in white and black so once they arrive I will be all set I hope to try covering something.. watch this space.. lol

I'm also 3d printing some rollers as I'm trying to make something to shape my aluminium for the window tops. I really want to get the outside of the car complete before I start the inside and its only really these aluminium bits left.

Waiting on some MR2 closure panels for the back sides which cost me £4 each (eBay). Once I get them I can gauge the side pieces I need to alter and then cover. Once the side pieces are in then I will know how wide my new back panel will need to be.

Still not started on the dash.. it scares me.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 27, 2016, 07:20:07 AM
That looks really good Steve, I don't think you are going to have too much trouble with this leather sewing thing.
Good luck buddy :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 27, 2016, 07:37:37 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence.. Lol I've yet to create something worthwhile...  It could  quite easily go terrible wrong. 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 27, 2016, 06:13:34 PM
Alex is just haggling for a new gimp suit to be made ;) lol

But yeah looks like you have it all sewn up mate :) yes get the dash on the go :) 


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 27, 2016, 07:51:38 PM
Alex is just haggling for a new gimp suit to be made ;) lol

But yeah looks like you have it all sewn up mate :) yes get the dash on the go :) 

Hope you have some red leather Steve..........


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 27, 2016, 07:57:22 PM
Oww a gimp suit.. I do have a zipper foot and it seems the machine can do them.. No red at the moment .. Plenty of black and I might be able to get some meta! rings from work :-)

Might be a project for the future....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 27, 2016, 08:43:26 PM
Hang On!!,,
Didn't I see somewhere on here that a guy bought a premade leather cover for his MR2 dash,
Was it AP?

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 27, 2016, 08:50:29 PM
I can glue carpet but to actually cut and stitch material to make a new dash cover  :o
I take my hat off to you  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 27, 2016, 09:03:05 PM
Yeah it was Ap but that was for a standard mr2 dash I think !!!!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 27, 2016, 09:55:57 PM
Thanks guys but.. it's very early days at the moment. If it doesn't work out then at least I can say I had a go.. I decided along time ago I cant do bodywork, that's something I just can get my head around.. it might be the same case with this.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 28, 2016, 11:23:46 PM
Opps.. No turning back now!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 29, 2016, 07:00:55 AM
Oh no, what have you gone and done!!!

Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 29, 2016, 07:23:07 AM
Bloody tripped and fell with a 5 inch angle grinder and chopped a big bit off my dash didn't  I.

Might need to do a bit more falling tonight.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 29, 2016, 09:17:13 AM
The hard bits done now Steve, having the bottle to chop into it , now it's easy to bond the new bit in once you get it how you want it ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 29, 2016, 10:11:16 PM
Well, I've spent an hour trimming / testing / trimming...

It's still not in place as it needs to go in and down a bit but it's getting there!  I however have decided to come in as I started to get giddy with the grinder.. :)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 29, 2016, 10:21:33 PM
Looks fab Steve starting to take shape now ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on January 29, 2016, 10:25:11 PM
Certainly getting there mate, little trims at a time now, you can always chop more off, but you can't add it back on :) :) :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on January 29, 2016, 10:28:47 PM
Wow ,, looking the nuts buddy well done , can't wait to see it all done :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on January 29, 2016, 10:47:36 PM
Oh my God. Didn't realise you had to go at your original dash with an angle grinder. Thought it was a case of removing it and fitting the new one.
Going to look the biz when done
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on January 30, 2016, 08:09:17 AM
Does the new dash just bond over the original Steve ? Looking good though ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 30, 2016, 10:46:37 PM
Hi Guys,

Not sure if it's meant to be bonded on whats left of the old dash or a complete replacement!  BUT I decided to chop mine up first to see if I can retain at least something to bond to. Hopefully this way it will reduce a squeaky dash.

Had a day off today.. not even been in to look at her. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: String on January 31, 2016, 05:34:03 PM
Looks to me like you have created the front part of the dash which is seperate anyway and is the screen vent.

All you need to do is remove a strip of surface material to create a ledge , which you can bolt through with studs in the dash.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: String on January 31, 2016, 05:37:17 PM
Then , follow the profile with your dash edge ....  and bolt together to achieve that replica look...     :) :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 31, 2016, 08:45:53 PM
thanks String, top pictures them and help loads :-) I can see what size of dash pod I should be aiming for and I will make it two part now rather than a single one I was going for.

thanks again.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 02, 2016, 11:30:24 PM
So spent an hour or two tonight on the dash.. slowly getting there but I've had to cut a 20mm strip out above the middle air vents and move them up as my double din and the heater controls just wouldn't fit. So I've cut a section out and used some very stringy p40 to stick the piece back in... hopefully I've measured right.. lol

Still LOTS to do on the dash but it's slowly taking shape.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 03, 2016, 07:21:39 AM
Thought I would just give it a little try.. it's getting there.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 03, 2016, 08:18:11 AM
Wow looking good Steve ,what a transformation it will be once done ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on February 03, 2016, 03:33:58 PM
Every step taken, is a step nearer to your goal buddy :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on February 03, 2016, 05:53:18 PM
Once that is covered it will look the nuts  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 03, 2016, 11:06:22 PM
Thanks guys :-)

Well, keeping in the fashion of spending most of my time looking for stuff I had 5 minutes ago I sadly didn't do much tonight.....

However, once I had found my vernier gauge I did manage to design and print some stereo brackets. These bring it out to the correct level (well the ones I'm printing now will...) Once I have this and the heater panel above it fitted then I can re-start on the dash then getting it to all line up with everything..

more to come.. lol

Oh.. and a photo of what I'm trying to achieve...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on February 06, 2016, 10:45:31 AM
That is going to look sweet  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on February 06, 2016, 05:08:13 PM
Going to look amazing Steve , can't wait to see this all done :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 07, 2016, 09:39:31 PM
Well it looks nothing like that photo at the moment!  lol

So.. I've spent 4 days designing up some brackets for my heater. As I had to chop off the original fixings (The heater normally goes under the stereo). I had to strip the heater down and drill and secure some brackets inside it.. bit of a nightmare but managed it in the end... So after about 20 prints on my 3d printer I finally have it in place. :-)

So, now with that in place I can start on my dash again. Tonight I've cut some aluminium up to use as a guide.. put some masking tape on my dash bit underneath and stuck a load of P40 on it.. Not sure how it will turn out.. time will tell.

Some pic's



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 07, 2016, 10:34:14 PM
Couple more photos.. now I'm thinking about the center console..... lol not good, need to finish the Dash first.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 08, 2016, 08:31:19 AM
Good progress buddy ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on February 08, 2016, 08:54:42 PM
Looks great :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on February 09, 2016, 07:48:54 PM
Get the bloomin dash done!!!

Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on February 09, 2016, 08:06:20 PM
Dash coming along nicely there steve. Have you sourced the air vents as I was driving one of the small vans yesterday Nissan nv200 and noticed the air vents very similar to murci ones and the funny thing when you open them they have the they right sized honeycomb grill inside.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 09, 2016, 10:14:30 PM
Hi Tony, I've got two so far from a mazda 2 and they also have the honeycomb vent. :-) just need to find a couple more. Mine have a dull silver round them, not sure if I'll paint them all black yet.

Sadly I'm away with work for a few days (passing JD's tomorrow so I might give him a bell.. lol) so no work this week sadly :-(

I'm thinking about 3d printing a adapter for the inside once I have them fitted so push the air the right way. Hoping my dash will look more like a dash by the end of next week.. we shall see. But I'm missing my hour or two in the garage already!

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 09, 2016, 11:06:40 PM
Kettle will be on Steve ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 10, 2016, 10:44:36 PM
Thanks JD for the brew, it was good to see you have have a chat.  :-) not a bad cup of coffee either.. although I see Di was giving you instructions.   lol

When I get home I'll get that electric pulse sensor sent up for Lee.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 11, 2016, 08:36:01 AM
Hey Steve ,your welcome anytime mate as for the coffee we all need instruction some time lol, apparently my tea is ok tho , jd
Ps looking forward to some more updates when you get back ,and Lee says thanks very much .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 12, 2016, 09:48:45 PM
Woot finally back home and fired up to do a bit this weekend.

So far I've 3D printed some vent surrounds as I needed to angle these more so they don't catch the top of the heater when inserted. I'll graft these on top of the fibreglass dash before covering.

I've also decided to have a go at making a motorised flap to cover the heater. My BMW idea isn't going to work as the hinges are simply just to big... I'll grab a photo of my vent bit after but this is my flap so far. I'm going to control it by using a servo I think, well, thats the idea.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 12, 2016, 11:29:49 PM
this might just work.... Also, added a small bearing to it.. only £4 for 10 of them.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on February 13, 2016, 07:22:31 AM
That's really smart Steve, the only thing I would comment on, is would it be better for the servo to go the other way, then you won't have to worry about clearance at the top

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: AIG1355 on February 13, 2016, 04:17:09 PM
Very smart you ingenious bugger, hope it all works out as planned.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 13, 2016, 07:01:42 PM
I have lots of room Alex on that side.. (I hope), we shall see.. lol txs.  

So today I've spent measuring / drawing / cutting (repeat) After about 6 attempts I managed to get all the dimensions right so built up a stereo / heater surround. This will be covered in carbon fibre vinyl. Still need to make up a bit of fibreglass around but I think I've not done bad for a days work. :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on February 13, 2016, 07:38:54 PM
Wow , nice 1 Steve looking great mate. Can't wait to see this all done :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on February 13, 2016, 08:30:36 PM
Nice skills Matey  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 13, 2016, 10:14:46 PM
Looking good steve, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on February 14, 2016, 08:07:38 AM
The worlds first 3d printed murcielago!!! Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 14, 2016, 02:03:32 PM
Love my 3D printer Alex.. Although them bits were done on my CNC. The vents however below were done on my printer :-) Starting to come together now. Not sure how I'm going to do my dash pod yet.....



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 15, 2016, 09:36:50 PM
Well, it's bloody cold in there tonight. Only been in there 20 minutes and I can't feel my fingers. The small heater I have just isn't cutting it.. lol

So, bit more on my dash again tonight. and I've come back in to do some design work on my flap. Still waiting for bearings to come but it's near enough finished now.

Anyway, pic of my dash so far.. The more I look at it.. the more the original looks nothing like a Lambo dash.. Little things you notice after spending hours looking at them.

Need to order some filler and P40 now.. got none left!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on February 15, 2016, 09:58:23 PM

Looking  good Steve is that in the man cave ??


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: AIG1355 on February 16, 2016, 10:07:40 PM

When I get home I'll get that electric pulse sensor sent up for Lee.

Steve
Steve,
Have you sussed whats required to get the speedo & rev counter working?
Rich


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 18, 2016, 09:43:58 PM
Hi Rich,

Nope not had a look yet but I think Lee's looking into a couple of gadgets to alter the speedo and the rev's. Not had chance to have a chat with him yet.

Not much to update on mine. I'm still doing the dreaded dash! Still waiting for my mini bearings to arrive so I can see if my motorised flap works... Although I have cut up the old dash pod and it's looking like I will be using that of a fashion.

Feel like I'm running out of time for Stoneleigh.. not good!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on February 18, 2016, 10:44:31 PM
Hi Steve I'm going to be on with my clocks in the next few weeks so I'll let you know if I have it sorted fingers crossed lol yours should be ready for stoneleigh I'm hopeful to get mine there & ive got way more to do lol
????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 18, 2016, 11:31:20 PM
You have a dash, I have not.. lol  I'm up at JD's sometime tomorrow so will be dropping off the electric sender for you.  :-)  Hopefully will be an easy swap out for you. Has your bonnet arrived yet?


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 20, 2016, 04:22:21 PM
Well.. I thought I would post some photos of my dash pod work in progress.  I've sliced bonded etc.. the pod that was part of the dash and been slowly building up. I've also started to fill in the space on my dash so it should all look nice..  Anyway few photos.. still lots to do.

I intend first to get it near enough right and then I'm going to slice the front off it. This will be painted and the rear covered... Just waiting for some P40 to dry and then back to it.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on February 20, 2016, 06:10:52 PM
Looking good my friend!!

Happy filling buddy, once you have done the dash, how long do you think it would take to finish rest of interior?
Just want a rough idea of time for mine, to make sure it makes Stoneleigh:)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 20, 2016, 06:40:16 PM
No idea.. I still need to start the centre console yet!  I have been doing my sides whilst the p40 has been drying. I'm hoping to have both sides and the dash finished in 3 weeks time. Then 1 week for the rear and a couple of weeks on the console.  Leaves me 4 weeks then to cover and get it on the road!! That's the plan anyway.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on February 20, 2016, 06:59:29 PM
Great progress Matey
Fingers crossed for Stoneleigh  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 20, 2016, 09:35:16 PM
 Hey Steve ,Looking good mate , every bit is a step closer ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on February 20, 2016, 10:40:42 PM
Looks spot on buddy :) great work .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 28, 2016, 02:57:43 PM
Well, I've not done anything for a week, had man flu!  Starting to feel a little bit better now so will get back to the dash this week.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on February 28, 2016, 05:07:54 PM
About time mate we all waiting on updates never mind this man flu lol,  hope your feeling better mate ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 13, 2016, 11:01:05 PM
Well I've not posted for a bit as I just dont seem to be getting much done on the dash, I have done bits but it's really slow going and I HATE bodywork.. lol

SO..  I thought making a start on something else might spur me on a little and hopefully get me back on track for Stoneleigh which is slipping at the moment and not looking good.

This weekend I made a start on the rear interior. This is just mdf paneling that I will trim up. I'm struggling getting any original photos online of the rear section on a murci so I'm making it up as I go along really... hopefully wont be to far off..

Anyway, some photos below, just got afew more bits to do but I think I've made a decent start.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 13, 2016, 11:14:45 PM
Wow that looks great Steve ,is that the headlining in as well,    never mind not getting her ready for stoneliegh we counting on you ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 13, 2016, 11:47:40 PM
Yes, headlining is dusty as hell but just propped up at the moment for measurements.  Just trying to work out the best way of fixing the back and what to cover and what not to cover first..  but it does look lots better.

Sadly I'm all over the place this week, starting in Liverpool, Carlisle, Dundee, Fife, Luton and London so wont get much done :-( not passing your place sadly so can't even call in for a brew!

Hopefully get the back finished next weekend and move onto the sides and door cards.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 14, 2016, 10:35:31 PM
Bit more tonight done. Recut the window surround so it lines up a bit better. Finished off the side pieces so just need to cut the window sides bits and then the back is all done :-)  Well, besides having to cover it.

Couple of photos below.. got the sides to attack this weekend, either that or I might start on the centre console but I might leave that until after Stoneleigh.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 14, 2016, 11:30:32 PM
Wow your fairly cracking on now Steve keep this up and you will hav time to spare lol ,
Kettles allways on buddy  ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on March 15, 2016, 02:52:06 PM
Nice job Steve,
like you say, sometimes its good to do something else for a day, just to see some progress for yourself.
cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 15, 2016, 06:15:25 PM
Well I'm away tonight (Scotland) so no work tonight. I'm going to radius the edges I think as it looks to sharp at the moment. I've ordered some thin foam and I'm thinking about getting a roll of carpet underlay to use as sound deadening.

What's more dangerous is me on a laptop.. on eBay in a hotel room all night!!!   


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on March 15, 2016, 06:57:39 PM
Looking good buddy :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on March 15, 2016, 07:46:50 PM
This interior looks like it is getting the attention to detail the exterior got.
Gonna look the dogs  :P
When I see at the shows I'm going have my picture taken next to it and say it is mine haha
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on March 16, 2016, 05:50:52 PM
Hahaha good idea Micky , note to self bring man Kinney ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 16, 2016, 09:20:37 PM
:-) I'll be selling it for a fiver if it doesn't get finished soon...

So, I've not much time free tonight but managed to put a radius on the corners which makes it look alot less DIY I think.  

Sadly, nothing tomorrow night as I'm in London... back on it at the weekend... hopefully with a post saying I've finished the rear and on with the sides..



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 16, 2016, 10:51:04 PM
Nice job Steve ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 19, 2016, 01:01:26 PM
Well the back is now ready for covering near enough.. just got to get everything else finished around it before starting up my sewing machine.. lol

So, I'm now going to do alittle more on my dash.. well maybe 5 minutes before I get fed up!



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 19, 2016, 01:41:07 PM
Photo of the rear now ready for covering :-)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on March 19, 2016, 04:54:18 PM
VERY nice job Steve :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on March 19, 2016, 06:03:08 PM
+1 on that
Going to look the nuts when covered
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on March 19, 2016, 11:42:41 PM
Can't wait to see his all done mate looking good ;)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 20, 2016, 11:00:50 AM
Ditto buddy , also dash looks like it's coming along nicely  ,jd
Ps the  man cave is looking very  busy lol .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 21, 2016, 01:06:28 PM
Man cave is a proper mess at the moment.. lol Once the Murci is completed I'll be selling the CNC and having a proper tidy up.

Well, I've been doing some wheeling and dealing and got part of a center console molded off an original. Will need chopping and trimming a little but I'm going to start this tonight. My foam has turned up now so I will hopefully have the rear covered too by the end of the week. :-)

Might still be in with a chance of making Stoneleigh.. fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on March 21, 2016, 03:15:37 PM
Fingers crossed here
I think there are a few of us that want to see this beauty
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on March 21, 2016, 08:59:45 PM
Wicked nice 1 buddy , get the pics up :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 25, 2016, 02:02:18 PM
Not posted for a bit.. so here's a work in progress photo.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 25, 2016, 03:30:31 PM
Hey buddy ,looks like she's coming along nicely, jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on March 25, 2016, 05:34:43 PM
I am sooooooo looking forward to seeing this car in the flesh  :P
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on March 25, 2016, 06:53:12 PM
Looks great mate looking forward to seeing it at the shows ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on March 26, 2016, 07:46:55 AM
Cracking on Steve,

Be good to meet ya and have a beer :)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 28, 2016, 08:58:14 PM
I dont know about cracking on..  I'm hoping one day soon it will all come together.....

A photo of what ive been doing today.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on March 28, 2016, 10:04:07 PM
Well done buddy looks great :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 28, 2016, 10:18:53 PM
Nice work Steve ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 04, 2016, 10:40:10 PM
So.. I'm starting to realise my car wont be ready for Stoneleigh. Just got too much to do and I am not rushing it after this long..  

Saying that, I'll keep working over the next couple of weeks and see where we get too. Worst case is I'll come along for a day to meet everyone.


Tonight I cut some arm rest pieces out of mdf, bonded them together with some p40.. bolted them on to the centre armrest and bent them a little. Then covered them with P40 .. which I've sanded down ready for another coat.. :-)  not used this method before so we shall see.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on April 04, 2016, 10:50:35 PM
Don't rush it
It will be ready when it's ready
Good skills with the mdf and p40 though
Hopefully get to put a face to a username at Stoneleigh
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on April 04, 2016, 10:51:29 PM
Ditto Steve :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on April 05, 2016, 01:03:45 AM
Looking really good buddy , and agree this always next year don't rush and bodge it , not saying you are , rrrr I'll shut up but hope you know what I mean :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 05, 2016, 08:05:04 AM
Rome wasn't built in a day Steve , looking mint tho , it will be worth the wait mate ,Jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: dangerrous on April 05, 2016, 08:16:42 AM
We may both have a car next year, must admit the car does look pretty good, even at this point in the build
D


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on April 05, 2016, 06:47:34 PM
Please bring it anyway, then we can park in the "under construction" area together :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 05, 2016, 06:50:17 PM
Would love too, but my screen is the last thing to do.. So can't really drive it without one of them.. Lol

Still working on her so you never know.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 05, 2016, 08:58:24 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments guys.. much appreciated.

Been playing some more with my centre console.. slow but sure.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 05, 2016, 10:03:44 PM
Wow love the extension to detail your doing Steve  it will look the nuts when it's all covered in leather ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 10, 2016, 11:14:34 PM
O well... I wasn't expecting that !!.. not had a very productive weekend really.

Still, no one hurt (much) but it's never good being hit up the rear by a Volvo!



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on April 11, 2016, 07:24:40 AM
You can only thank god you weren't hurt, or worse still........in your murcielago ;)

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 11, 2016, 07:58:17 AM
Woo that's a candy shunt considering you hav a tow bar fitted , hope you ok mate , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on April 11, 2016, 08:04:16 AM
Glad to hear you are OK
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: colin on April 11, 2016, 09:34:59 AM
nasty one good to hear your ok
colin


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on April 11, 2016, 02:08:43 PM
,glad your ok , apart from that horrid whiplash ;)

Interior looking great buddy, good job :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on April 11, 2016, 05:03:11 PM
At least your ok. Your in the outside lane with the on ramp to your left and queuing traffic how much more off a clue do some drivers need they might need to apply the brakes at some point. Not to belittle this but driving in central London every day never ceases to amaze me how poor driving standard are.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on April 11, 2016, 08:13:02 PM
Pleased your all ok mate canny shunt that like ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 16, 2016, 08:14:47 AM
Thanks guys.. Well I wont be seeing that car again, not because it might / might not be written off but because I'm moving jobs !!  I got offered a new position and have handed my notice in, bit of a life change for me as I dont tend to move jobs ever!!

So, not touched my lambo for a week or two now, been busy with interviews etc.  I'm unsure if I will have a 'normal' car even on the weekend of Stoneleigh as that's the weekend I swap jobs.. Will have to see what happens but I will try my hardest to be there for at least one day (most likely Sunday) to say hello to everyone.

Just got to find a new company car now..

I'll get back on the lambo as soon as things settle down again. :-) I might even do a bit today when the wife goes out.. lol

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 16, 2016, 08:51:04 AM
Wow and wow Steve ,hope all goes well with the new job ,maybe you will still get to pop in for a cuppa with the new job lol , really hope you make it to the show mate , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on April 16, 2016, 11:28:00 AM
Ditto buddy, looking forward to meeting you. I am bringing some beer...........

:)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on April 26, 2016, 10:15:52 PM
Any updates buddy ??


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 27, 2016, 07:55:36 PM
Hey fella.. nope, not touched it the last couple of weeks. Been busy with life and interviews etc.. Still I'm going to get back to it very soon, I just didn't want to rush it for the show after all the years I've been doing it..



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 02, 2016, 09:33:24 PM
I'm having a go at making my own bending device for the window surrounds.  I've got some aluminium ready.. not sure it will work, but thought it was worth a go. 

I'm currently printing all the pieces out... but below is the design.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 04, 2016, 12:55:48 PM
They look mint Steve ,looking forward to seeing some more progress once your settled in the new job ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on May 04, 2016, 05:45:48 PM
Yep, good luck with your new job buddy

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 14, 2016, 06:33:19 AM
Well, I'm hoping things are going to return back to normal soon. It's been a very busy month what with writing my previous work car off.. getting a new job, selling our caravan and finally getting a new car.  Got to do a couple of jobs on the house first but then it's Lambo time.. -)

I'll try and get a photo later.. going to try and alter the garage door so I can pull her out easy as at the moment it's a tight fit.  

Anyway, here's a photo of my new motor... very chuffed with it. Volvo V60 D4 R-Design 8 speed Auto.. :-)  190 bhp.. brum brum..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on May 14, 2016, 07:32:01 AM
Great to see you back on target Steve can't wait to see the Lambo done ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on May 14, 2016, 08:29:39 AM
Steve,
Have you got a date/show that you are aiming for?
I am aiming to get mine finished for next Stoneleigh, so I don't have to rush the finer points now.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 14, 2016, 06:32:05 PM
Great to see your all sorted again Steve , love the new car ,looking forward to some updates on the Lambo ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: autopro on May 16, 2016, 11:04:47 PM
No probs Tony, thanks again bud.

Well I managed to get a bit done today. Fitted one window now with the weather strip fitted, also got the mirror wiring completed. Just need a bit of tweaking but I'm more than happy with the results. :-).

More to come...

Top job on the whole car Steve and that certainly is a beautiful Volvo you just got.

I've read through you whole thread a couple times now over time and I was wondering if you can tell me what seal will you be using at the top of the door for the window?  Also is the aluminum you are using for the door glass molding a flat piece or is it in an "L" shape?

Best,

Pedro


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on May 28, 2016, 05:11:03 PM
Hi Steve,

How's it going on your build?
Just found jdmspares on eBay, they are breaking an entire murci lp640. Thought you might be interested.

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 05, 2016, 05:41:50 PM
Evening all,

Sorry I've not been active very much, life has tended to get in the way!

Autopro,  the seal was from woolies trims and the L shaped aluminium was from B and Q . It was about 15mm each side. I used some sikaflex to stick that then the seal bit on.

Alex, no I hadn't seen it. I'll go and have a look but don't really need much now.

As for the build I've not done anything for a good few weeks now. But today, I decided to cut some bits off my garage door so I can safely get her out. I've stuck in some brush sides to stop the draft. It doesn't look that bad. Doing this has given me about 20mm clearance each side rather than 2mm.. lol

Then I decided it was time to give her a wash. She hadn't been out since coming back from JDs.

So couple pictures below, all washed and flipped round ready to do a bit more.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on June 05, 2016, 07:00:51 PM
Hi Steve good to see you back working on the car again .quick question how long are your  rear hub extensions .need  to start on the rear suspension move . I looked at the 640  its been on fire and if it's a 55 plate 06 it's not a 640  it's got early wheels and early rear lights pictures are not that good . Do you have to  fold your mirrors in to get it in and out of the garage .


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on June 05, 2016, 08:02:30 PM
Adapt & overcome lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 05, 2016, 09:10:28 PM
Tony,  90mm on the rear but I wouldn't go anymore..

I still need to add a few mm's for my false brakes and I'm not sure they will fit without pushing the tyre out to much.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 05, 2016, 09:14:13 PM
Just looked at that seller on eBay, sadly the dash is for a left hooker ..  

I'm fed up off all the dust.. I hate p40.. lol  I might have to call on JD yet!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on June 05, 2016, 11:34:46 PM
Ok thanks 90 mm if I make the hub adapters  30mm  just  have to move the suspension  out 60 mm.  How much clearance have you got  from tyre to shock ?  Cheers.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: dman1409 on June 06, 2016, 01:28:11 AM
Just looked at that seller on eBay, sadly the dash is for a left hooker ..  

I'm fed up off all the dust.. I hate p40.. lol  I might have to call on JD yet!


Yeah the dust is a thingie!! Grabed the leaf blower today to clean the garage.... Works like a charm! . That stuff crawls everywhere!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 06, 2016, 06:56:15 PM
Hi Tony,

Yes I need to fold my mirrors in which is why I spent so much time making the motorised. ^_^



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: tony.essex on June 06, 2016, 08:48:30 PM
I cheated there I bought oem ones . With original doors I think I saved a few months there . Been sitting in the workshop looking at how I want to do the suspension  ill move  it out 50mm and measure to see what size hub adapters ill need at a later date. I'm missing quite a bit of metalwork  but I'm  going to have remake a lot anyway but use what I have got as a basic pattern. I'll go into more detail on my build dairy.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 08, 2016, 08:24:33 AM
Sounds good, I'll measure the room behind the strut when I next pull her out of the garage for you. I don't think there's much to be honest.

I did a little bit of work on my dash last night.. did I mention I hate filler and all the dust? Lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on June 09, 2016, 10:52:24 AM
did a little bit last night..  Slow but sure!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on June 09, 2016, 08:33:49 PM
did a little bit last night..  Slow but sure!

You can't rush these builds if you want a 1st class finish
Keep up the good work Matey  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on June 11, 2016, 06:17:46 PM
Looking great buddy keep it going :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on June 11, 2016, 06:24:26 PM
Nice work Steve ,great to see you still chipping away at it ,I no some of these jobs are a pain but she will be worth it in the end she will probably the the best finished Lambo in the country ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on June 11, 2016, 08:52:42 PM
Nice one Steve :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on June 12, 2016, 01:32:39 PM
Looks good Steve ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: lp670mike on June 15, 2016, 02:27:13 PM
Steve,

You car is looking great.  I have been checking in on your progress often.
I am in states and building a 670. I too am using an MR2 as a donor chassis.
It seems that with the body installed the Front Master cylinder for the brake and clutch are not very accessible. Have you or anyone on here come up with any solutions for this?
Keep up the great work!

Thanks,
Mike


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on July 30, 2016, 09:18:52 PM
Any updates Steve  :)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 30, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
Hey Mick,

Currently on hols in a caravan with my kids. Now I've settled into my new job I should get some time to finish her off. I keep looking in on her still..

So.. you never know might get a bit of progress soon!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on July 31, 2016, 08:57:15 PM
Hope so :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on August 05, 2016, 01:56:13 PM
Looking forward to an update Steve , your so close to the finish line now ????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 05, 2016, 02:36:28 PM
TIME.. it's finding time and having the enthusiasm to get it finished.  I only have the door cards and the dash left to shape then get it all covered... but I hate all the dust and filler, that bits just not for me. .lol



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on August 05, 2016, 09:42:42 PM
Rrrrrr come Steve , we need updates , and I wanna see it all done buddy.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 11, 2016, 06:02:34 PM
OMG.. I've actually done a bit..

Well, I've cut a lambo script for the top of my engine.. lol BUT it's more than I've done in months!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on October 11, 2016, 08:25:50 PM
Nice one Steve, a little bit at a time lol
You don't want to overdo it mate :)

Says Alex360 lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 11, 2016, 08:30:43 PM
So.. I've gone and ordered some more fibreglass to finish off my interior.. HUZZAH.. lol

First will be the door cards so I can tick them off the list.  I've screwed one together and trimmed it a little so it hangs nice. However, due to the MR2 old door space lets call it, things dont fit nice at the front so I'm going to hopefully finish it off nice with the ordered fibre.

Some photos below, oh and I stuck my seats in to see if they fit.. the head rests need bending forward, in fact I've done the drivers side but I've obviously weakened something with my mighty strength..lol. luckly the back of the seat screws off so these will need to be welded back in place. It's not floppy but not good.



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 11, 2016, 08:31:18 PM
some more


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 11, 2016, 08:32:27 PM
You don't want to overdo it mate :)

Says Alex360 lol

Yep.. too right, I mean.. what would I do when it's finished....  ;-)  I suppose I could put a roof on my mancave.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 11, 2016, 09:21:45 PM
Wow that's got to fire you up Steve them seats look fab ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 12, 2016, 10:30:31 AM
That's it Steve
Dig in, your on the home straight now  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 14, 2016, 07:42:01 PM
Been spending a couple of hours each night this week on my door card.  It's now fully attached to the door with hidden fixings and the handle is now also bolted to the main door.  Next week my aim is to finish off this side, get the handle cable in and then start on the other.

Couple of pics...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 15, 2016, 10:43:37 AM
Great work Steve , however once the Lambo is finished  I can see a 360 in your future lol  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: AIG1355 on October 15, 2016, 11:38:52 AM
Nice. Very neat, not a screw in sight.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 15, 2016, 03:58:36 PM
Well... I've gone and ordered a orbital sander, hopefully a little less dust. It's from Amazon so will be here tomorrow so I can continue with my door card HUZZAH..

So, whilst being a little bored and wanting to do something I decided to give my engine a paint.. I now have two matching pairs :-)

They actually have a nice texture to them but you cant really see that in the photo.

I'll let them dry a bit now and after tea I will have a go at painting the logo silver... #NoBeerForMeTonight #SteadyHand

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 16, 2016, 10:24:13 PM
Painted the silver tonight, not come out to bad really.. need to get the middle carbon dipped next!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 16, 2016, 10:27:38 PM
Looking good mate , every job is a step closer buddy ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 16, 2016, 11:46:31 PM
Great work Steve , really coming together now glad you have put your pot back on the boil:)

Great work mate , can't wait to see it all done. ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 17, 2016, 08:26:56 PM
Well after about a weeks work I feel my drivers door card is getting there now :-)

Because it's on a MR2 the old door pillars get in the way so the 'proper' cards need serious modification...

Anyway, some photos...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 17, 2016, 11:55:48 PM
Nice 1 Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 18, 2016, 08:17:28 AM
cracking  job Steve  :) soon be there at this rate ,and no excuses for stoneliegh next year lol ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 18, 2016, 08:57:08 PM
not done much tonight.. other than cut my old MR2 mirror controller ready to mount but need to work out first if I can use it.  Oh, I did drop off the middle bit of my engine for carbon dipping :-) will get it back in a weeks time.  Going for a silver carbon..

so.. no photo's, see if I can crack on with something tomorrow.. I might even stick my interior roof in!!  now wouldn't that be good.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 19, 2016, 06:51:47 PM
So.. after doing lots of searching on the internet I've managed to find the wiring for the mirrors. So I've just spent 20 minutes working it through and I'm pleased to say the drivers side mirror is now fully adjustable and it also goes in the right direction.  :-)  Now, this is going from MR2 to Renault mirror motors.. What I need to decide is do I go with a cut down version of the mr2 and mount it in my door or do I go with the mk3 mondeo mirror switch which I think I could also get to work..   What do you think?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 19, 2016, 06:56:38 PM
My personal opinion is I would prefer the one on the left. It looks like it will sit flusher when fitted
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 19, 2016, 08:31:24 PM
I thought that.. so I've gone and cut the holes but I'm not so sure now! 



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 19, 2016, 08:31:55 PM
I might fill it in and go for the round one.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 19, 2016, 10:02:01 PM
Fit the round one in the other door card and then you can see what one looks the best  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on October 20, 2016, 12:24:35 AM
Good idea Micky , Steve what do the real car have there ???


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 20, 2016, 08:13:16 AM
Hi Steve  I think either one will look good,  the one you hav fitted flows nice with the door handle shape and looks like it was ment to be there ,the round one will flow with the speaker so it's down to you buddy , jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 20, 2016, 05:51:06 PM
Thanks JD for sitting on the fence ;-p  

Well, I ordered another switch this morning.. this one is a mix of both really so if I can suss out the wiring will go with this one.

I've lost one of my Diablo inner door handles.. Can't find it anyway.. gutted!

I've moved my windscreen back to the dining room and took out my roof lining in preparation in fitting it soon.  I've re-glued the back edge and will do a bit of prep work on it tonight ready for sticking it in tomorrow / weekend.

I need to try and finish off the drivers door this weekend.. then start on the other one. That's the plan anyway!

Oh, photo of the new switch


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 20, 2016, 08:19:17 PM
Headlining ready to install....


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 21, 2016, 08:07:00 PM
Bit more tonight...

I cut and shaped / filled / sanded (repeat) a cover for the door mirror. I've covered this in a black texture vinyl. I've also covered a little section of the door in the matching vinyl as space is really tight down there because of the mr2 piller.  It's got the same texture as the false leather I've got for the door so should look ok when completed.  I've also added a earth wire for the interior light. I'm looking at installed the inner roof this weekend if things go to plan!  Sikaflex at the ready!!!!

Some some photos... the mirror cover is being stuck on at the moment, hence the masking tape.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 22, 2016, 02:34:33 PM
Cracking job Steve it looks fab , I can't wait to see it with the head liner in that will totally finish it off  :),jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Lee355 on October 22, 2016, 09:46:38 PM
Wow Steve I haven't been on the site for a while you aren't half cracking on ???????? nearly there now mate final push then showtime ????????????????????????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 23, 2016, 04:28:55 PM
Hi Lee, thanks and I'm sill waiting for some photo's of yours for the front page.. I know it's not an extreme kit but I guess we can make exceptions (send a tenner in the post) ;-)

Well, chuffed to bits. I feel I've actually made some progress over the weekend. My roof is now IN and seems to have stuck well. I also refilled the square I cut out for the old MR2 mirror control and drilled / shaped a new hole for the new switch. I spent last night tracing the 7 wires on the new switch so this still needs to be linked up. Infact all the wiring needs doing yet, so thats a job for tonight.

Anyway, here are some photos. I think I made the right choice with this switch over the other two.

Got the other door to start sometime this week..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 23, 2016, 04:38:15 PM
Looking good
You're flying along now  ;D
Good call on the switch, it looks a lot neater and also looks the part in the door card
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 23, 2016, 09:56:40 PM
Hi Mick, not sure about flying but it's a step closer :-)

So.. I cracked on with the wiring tonight.  Just going through wire by wire, double checking before I cut.  Now as well as swapping out the mirror control for a different one I also swapped out the actual mirror motors. I'm pleased to say this is all done. Also, on the Lambo the window switches are in the center console so I've chopped / extended these and married them up to a ford transit window switch.   Lets just say I've been confused more than once tonight. Pleased to say that they work too. :-)

For the extra cable length I happened to have some mains cable from a old flymo.. just the job and nicely insulated!  lol

All in all a good night.. some pics below;


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 24, 2016, 01:14:42 PM
Hi Steve ,the headliner looks fantastic mate ,also I'm pleased you went with my choice of mirror switch defo the right one lol , it's amazing how much you hav got done in the last few weeks mate keep it up  :) :),jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 24, 2016, 08:58:42 PM
yep, went with your choice :-)  I'm amazed too, done a solid couple of weeks, even if its only a couple of hours a night.

So.. tonight I wired in my little red LED light in the door card. The original one has these but it also hides a fixing for the arm rest.  Made a problem moving the window power from the door, it seems it also powered the mirrors so I'll need to fix that. I've also made a start on the other door. shaping it round the speaker.. I love P40 lol

I coded up a arduino with a couple of buttons to control my spoiler / batwings, gave it a little try and it works great on the spoiler, bat wings aren't connected at the moment so couldnt try them.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 25, 2016, 11:09:44 AM
Love the light Steve nice touch . And your getting a dab hand with the p40 soon be an expert  :)  are you getting the door cards covered in black leather to match seats etc  JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 25, 2016, 11:13:52 AM
Hi JD,. Thanks and yes, going for black leather (false) look on the door cards. Hopefully with a white diamond stitched pattern. I really want to get this door card finished by the end of the weekend..  then I might have another got at the dash.

I actually sat in it for the first time with the drivers door card in place and the door shut. Felt really weird.. lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 25, 2016, 11:23:40 AM
You got to be feeling happy with the way it's looking now buddy  :) can't wait to see it all done ,  once the door cards done that should fire you up to finish the dash then you're on the way to the finishing line  :) jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 28, 2016, 12:32:50 PM
Well.. I've not done anything on the car this week.. been busy painting and building flat pack every night for my lads bedroom.

I did however pick up my engine centre bit. Really chuffed with the result.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 28, 2016, 12:49:17 PM
Wow that looks sweet Steve  :) it  will look the dogs once it's fitted in the car  jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 28, 2016, 01:14:16 PM
Thanks JD.. I've sent a message on LinkedIn to a highly recommend vinyl company you might know.... :-). Seeing if she can assist in an engine badge..


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on October 28, 2016, 01:57:30 PM
That looks the dogs b@*l@c[$
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 28, 2016, 02:01:51 PM
Ohh I'll check she got it Steve , I'm sure she has all the logos on file, cheers JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 28, 2016, 02:05:54 PM
It's the badge for the engine..I can design it up, just need to know the format to send over :-)

No rush.. be a couple of months yet..lol


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on October 28, 2016, 07:16:34 PM
Hi Steve , you will get hold of her better on email Rachael@rdultimategrafix.com cheers jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on October 28, 2016, 09:00:24 PM
Thanks fella, sent and email over.

Oh and thanks everyone for the comments.  I've added a couple of extra screws tonight.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 02, 2016, 09:15:35 PM
Well.. bad news and good news..

Bad news is my cars had a bump!!  Good news is it wasn't my Lambo.. lol

So, I've not managed to do much the last couple of days, been busy with life!  But I did do a little more tonight and I'm pleased to say the other door card is coming on now :-)  I just need to make a couple of brackets and fettle it up a bit.  However, I'll need to revisit the drivers side as when I add the inner post cover it catches so I'll need to reshape it a little.

Some photos below... Hoping to have both doors completed be the end of this week.. Woot!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: 4u2nv on November 02, 2016, 11:07:11 PM
Didn't u not long ago have a bump in the merc ?? Your not 1 of those whip lash claimers are you ????????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 03, 2016, 08:07:13 AM
Best to get all these crashes out the way now before you get the Lambo on the roads  :), hope you ok buddy , might see you tomorrow ,jd


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 03, 2016, 08:46:03 PM
Yep best had JD. Thanks for the coffee today and the chat :-) down at 360 central!

Chris, yep someone ran in to my last car and wrote it off. I've got a temp E class Merc at the moment.. very posh but a bit flap cap for me!

So, no photos tonight but I've done a bit more. Fitted the red LED light and made / fitted the brackets for the arm rest tonight. Tomorrow I might do a bit of wiring on the door being the wing mirror and window.. Then I'll finish both doors over the weekend :-)  Still on track for a 2025 finish..  hehe


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 04, 2016, 07:20:41 PM
Well, I've done a bit more. Got my passenger door wired up now, the mirror is working and folding. I reconnected my power wire to the drivers door so all the door wiring is now near enough complete. 

Tomorrow I'll fabricate a panel to cover up the mirror bolts and then Sunday I can spend finishing off both sides ready to fit my keyless entry start system next week!

no photos as you can't see much difference really, just a few less wires.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 04, 2016, 08:08:38 PM
Another job ticked off the list  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 06, 2016, 09:20:48 AM
Did a little bit more yesterday which mainly revolved around manufactuing the mirror cover panel. I've completed this now and even covered it in vinyl. I also finished off some code for the controller for the mirrors. Tested this and it's working but I think it needs more current as they move quite slowly.

Today I want to get this cover stuck on and do a little more. I doubt I will have time to finish both doors but I will be close!!  :-)

As for 'The List' Mick.. Yep and how did you know I had one?



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on November 06, 2016, 02:01:06 PM

As for 'The List' Mick.. Yep and how did you know I had one?

Don't we all have one  ;)
But to be fair my Wife's list of things for me to do is a hell of a lot longer then my list of things for me to do  ::)

Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 26, 2016, 07:13:44 AM
I ordered this a few weeks ago.. it finally came :-)

Now, I did have a proper lambo badge for the rear but I snapped it sadly trying to straighten it.  I've been looking for another but at £150+ it wasn't happening!

So, after lots of searching I found you could buy the one off the Hurricane for £25. It's plastic not metal and not as rounded but to be honest it's only the lambo police that will notice it's not the right one.. just need to fit it now :-)



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on November 26, 2016, 01:55:59 PM
Nice find at that price Steve , and like you say only the Lambo police would know the difference  :)


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on January 03, 2017, 04:32:16 PM
Well... the door rebuild can continue, these are proper pucker Murcie handles. Don't ever tell the wife how much these cost!

Needs must and all..... :-)

Sods law says I'll find the other diablo handle the moment I step into the garage that I've been looking months for.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on January 03, 2017, 04:49:35 PM
Mint Steve , looking forward to your progress now , stoneliegh here we all come ????????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Alex360 on April 11, 2017, 08:03:59 AM
Well... the door rebuild can continue, these are proper pucker Murcie handles. Don't ever tell the wife how much these cost!

Needs must and all..... :-)

Sods law says I'll find the other diablo handle the moment I step into the garage that I've been looking months for.

Sure you put it in the luggage compartment lol

Al


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on May 12, 2017, 12:08:54 PM
Has that list of things to do got any smaller  ;)
Surely the trip to Stoneleigh has spurred you on
Haha
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 12, 2017, 01:21:57 PM
I second that  , even if it's just to get the Lambo finished so you can sell it and get a 360  lol ????


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 13, 2017, 12:29:08 AM
All I've done is asked the local fab shop to cut me a piece of aluminium so I can sit it infront of the dash. Not been to collect it yet!  But will next week.. I'll jump back on it soon I promise. :-)

hmm 360, now stop it JD


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 14, 2018, 09:16:04 AM
So it's been a while since I last posted, summer and winter have passed and not a lot has been going on with the build :-(  Well, that was until this week!!

I've been doing some thinking over the last month, planning and wondering when the warmer weather would come so I could start again.

Not much to show other than I've added the center fiberglass murcie bit to a steering wheel. got the horn to work when you press down. The pucker one has a silver ring going round the outside so I've ordered a 120mm steel ring off eBay for £2. I think its to make a dream catcher or something, anyway once that comes I'll give it a coat of paint.

I know it's only small, but its progress.. lol  Might even start to finish off my door cards this week!


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: ferrari360jd on April 14, 2018, 12:14:49 PM
Great to see you back at it mate , wheel looks fab


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 14, 2018, 02:25:37 PM
Thanks JD.. :-)  You will have to PM me your number as the one I have went straight to answer phone. I'm passing you quite often at the moment as I've got work at Forthbanks Police station in Newcastle on, infact I'm there Monday!

Anyway, on with the door cards!  .. So not much left on this door now, I have the cable to run to the catch but other than that it's pretty much ready for trimming :-)

Hoping to have both door cards ready to cover by the end of next week.. that's the goal anyway.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on April 14, 2018, 03:28:02 PM
Nice to see you have the bug again
We need a Lambo at Stoneleigh, so get cracking  ;)
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 16, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
I doubt I will make Stoneleigh Mickey, well I might but the car won't, at least I'm doing a bit again. My aim is to get the doors and the dash ends finished ready for trimming this week. Just been and got some cable for the door handles, trying to get them working tonight so I can actually open the door from the inside, how good will that be :-)  Just 3D printing out some bits at the moment for it.

My target is 'sometime in the summer' ... so we shall see.  Will post some photos later...


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Sparx01 on April 16, 2018, 11:36:25 PM
Top class.

Been looking at 3D printers for a while but it's a bit of a minefield. Can I ask what make yours is and have you found any downsides with it?

Cheers, Tone


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 16, 2018, 11:54:06 PM
Hey Tone,

I have about 6 printers.... it's sort of another hobby really. A few were sent for me to review, I also repair them for a company called JG Aurora.. so have 4 of those. A Dremel 3d40 and a flashforge dreamer.  It all depends what you are after printing, what size.. how much messing you want to do and how much money you want to spend.  They all require a bit of messing, some more than others. At the moment the one I use most is a JG Aurora A5. I've added autolevel and better drivers so it's much quieter now. All have good and bad points really. Dremel are sending me there new 3D45 soon but that's about 1400 pou d's so it's not a cheap printer by any means.   Let me know your budget and I'll let you know my thoughts ..

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Sparx01 on April 17, 2018, 09:28:26 PM
Cheers Steve,

I don't have a specific budget, I just look to buy the one that is the best value for money.

Is there design/printing software that you prefer or find easier to use?

Do you have a 3d scanner or do you design from scratch?

Cheers, Tone


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 17, 2018, 09:41:53 PM
For software I use Autodesk Inventor but.. I would recommend Autodesk Fusion 360. It says it not free but it is for business that earn under 100k. So, for home users it’s free ????

I design everything from scratch, would love a scanner to try.

You are prob looking at 300 to 500 for a half decent printer.  I do like my A5 but I’ve done a few mods on it. .. some to look at are.. CR10 , anycube i3mega , A5 JGAurora or smaller A3s.  They all have a good support group. 

Let me know if you need out.

Steve


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Sparx01 on April 17, 2018, 09:57:54 PM
Cheers Steve,

Those prices aren't that bad. I will take a look at them all but probably get back to you before purchasing. I think I will check out the software first, to make sure its user friendly.

Tone


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 19, 2018, 07:55:39 PM
Yep, just let me know Tone :-)

Well, I've run out of P40!!!!   I missed Mr Amazon today so I can only potter tonight although I might have a go at wiring up my stereo thinking about it.

I was in London last night so decided to model up some bits for the fake engine to print.  I think its close enough.. will print it in abs, paint and then make a decision. Printing the bits off now, photo below so you can see what I'm trying to achieve.  As long as no Lambo police are about I guess it will pass as original.. lol



Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 22, 2018, 03:17:08 PM
So, been working on it for a few hours over the weekend and during the week.  Wife want's me to just get it finished so she's letting me work on it whenever I want :-)

I'm still on the doorcards but also the dash end closing panels, these cover the old MR2 door hinges etc.  I still need to sand back one little bit where its catching on the door frame but my door cards are now finished :-).  I just need to do the other dash end this week, and then maybe another week to get everything lines up properly.. and then onto the dash!

After the dash it will be then time to get everything trimmed. Once installed the windscreen will go in and then I need to complete a few jobs around the car like wire up the indicators at the front and the lights. (swapping to LED bulbs)..  Then, I need to do all the underside and the false disc breaks. So, lots still to do but it's a step closer :-)

My lads been helping me too. We now have both door locks connected on the inside. I couldn't reach to the link inside but my lad did a great job.


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Mickey_London on April 22, 2018, 03:51:45 PM
Keep it up. Always look forward to the progress  :D
Mick


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: Beemaman on April 22, 2018, 05:23:19 PM
Yes keep at it buddy it will come together :) looking good


Title: Re: Murcielago Build - CdRsKuLL
Post by: autopro on April 26, 2018, 05:13:23 PM
Great work on those engine pieces, if you decide to make an extra set I would take one  ;D

Your interior is coming together very nice and now that you have permission to work on it as much as you like it should get done quickly.