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1141  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Ferrari 360 JD Build diary on: July 03, 2014, 02:59:47 PM
I think there are a few people on here that can't wait to see this car on the road  Wink
1142  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Ferrari 360 JD Build diary on: July 02, 2014, 12:53:58 PM
Love the clocks. Have you got a digi-gear in there  Tongue
1143  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Mickey_London's Build Diary on: July 01, 2014, 08:40:15 PM
Cheers guys
Not going to go down the root of a genuine exhaust. Was going to make one up like xpert360's

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

July 1st 2014

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

Cut back from the front of the outer sill around 30mm, then cut the inner sill so that they were roughly level, made up some plates and welded them in. Gave them a lick of primer. Will seam seal all the welds once all the welding is complete

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

And Off Side

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

To be continued..........
1144  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Mickey_London's Build Diary on: June 30, 2014, 02:52:40 PM
Decided it was time for me to build a kit-car or replica
Trawled the internet to find something I liked, and would enjoy building
Found The eXtreme 360 and fell in love with it

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

March 23rd 2014

Joined The Extreme Owners Club

March 26th 2014

Travelled up to Peterborough to purchase a W reg V6 D9, with electric everything, cruise control and only 78000 miles on the clock. She flew home. I was impressed with the performance.

April 5th 2014

I renewed the Cam belt and tensioners.

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

I removed the exhaust, had to get the reciprocating saw to it as I could not undo all of the nuts. Anyway, I cut the exhaust off, removed the two cat’s that are not monitored, welded in some new stainless pipes and then welded up the exhaust where I had to cut it to remove it.
Went back sweet as and no blows, that was a relief

Spent the next few weeks reading lots of build diaries, looking at the pictures and having many nights dreaming of being in my garage

May 6th 2014

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

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

June 15th 2014

Made a start on the project, front bumper, headlights and both front wings

Cut and welded up near side sill for the new door to open into, this was measured 5” from the front of the sill and 7.5”

June 20th 2014

Stripped the back end and marked out the rear wings and spare wheel  well for cutting
Using my trusty Angle Grinder went at it like a man possessed  Tongue

Removed the bonnet, wiper arms, windscreen rubber and windscreen scuttle panel.
Stripped out the wiper motor ready to mark and cut out the top of the bulk head.

June 22nd 2014

Removed (smashed) the rear screen, covered the whole inside of the screen with gaffer tape, cut away the screen rubber and the popped it with an automatic centre punch. Then covered the whole of the outside of the screen with gaffer tape, and removed the screen without getting too much glass everywhere. Taped up the remains of the glass that is bonded, just so not to cut my little pinkies  Shocked

June  24th 2014

Removed the parcel shelf, roof skin and C’ Posts.

June 27th 2014

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

June 29th 2014

Finished of the welding round the two B’Posts, cut the excess off of the brace panels and welded them up as well

To be continued..........
1145  Extreme Kits / Extreme 360 / Re: B' Posts on: June 26, 2014, 11:12:48 AM
Nice one  Cheesy
Thank you
1146  Extreme Kits / Extreme 360 / B' Posts on: June 25, 2014, 10:01:42 PM
Hi everyone
 I am in the process of stripping and cutting the car in readiness for the arrival of my kit .
I have the build DVD and it says to measure 4cm from the bottom of the B' Post at the front and 5cm on the back.
When I do this  it will then make my B' Post 310mm and not 300mm.
What I would like to know is, should I just measure  300mm down, cut and ignore this part of the DVD
Or am I missing the point somewhere
1147  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Airbags on: June 14, 2014, 09:16:15 AM
Cheers Matey
Will look into that  Wink
1148  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Re: Airbags on: June 13, 2014, 10:15:52 AM
 Thanks for the reply. Did the steering wheel fit directly or did you have to use some sort if adapter. Also what model of alfa was it from. I was looking a the Mazda RX8 one
1149  Off Topic / General Chitchat / Airbags on: June 12, 2014, 04:36:51 PM
 Is it possible to use a steering wheel and airbag from another make and model, or would the airbag be a problem. Not sure if different cars have a different voltage for their airbags or are they all the same
1150  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: are eXtream still active ??!? on: June 05, 2014, 03:10:57 PM
They are very much active. I popped up to see them on the 6th May and ordered my kit.
If you do go and see them, don't keep them talking. The more time you keep them talking
The less time they are making my panels :-)
Seriously, you won't meet a nicer pair of blokes. Very knowledgable and helpful.
Go for it, you know it makes sense :-)
1151  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Ferrari 360 JD Build diary on: June 01, 2014, 01:53:22 PM
If anybody else says to me that replicas never look right, I'm going to load up this build diary and push their face through my monitor.
Top class workmanship there. You need to sit back, crack open a cold one and admire what you have achieved
Hope mine will turn out at least half as nice as this

1152  Extreme Kits / Extreme 360 / Re: 360 Challenge on: May 27, 2014, 08:33:17 PM
You could try here for the lights
I think extreme are looking at doing a light package
Good luck with your build :-)
1153  Extreme Kits / Extreme 360 / Re: Plexiglass on: May 24, 2014, 02:31:40 PM
From what I have read up on this, I think that some builders would prefer to have real glass as apposed to plexi
I don't think there is any real problem with plexi.
Hopefully someone with experience will confirm
1154  Extreme Forums / Build Threads / Re: Ferrari 360 JD Build diary on: May 21, 2014, 01:48:15 PM
Wow. That is top quality welding there
Excellent stuff
This car is certainly going to be the mutt's nuts, not that it already isn't  Wink
1155  Extreme Kits / Extreme 430 / Re: 430 project on: May 19, 2014, 09:54:57 PM
I would be to. She is going to look stunning when finished
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