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Read August 28, 2016, 08:53:41 AM #60
Alex360

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Hey alex! Thanx for the kind words!! How are you doing?? Enjoying the beach? Hows the steering wheel coming together??

Yes i am getting an oem windscreen in mate... Will be back in the UK soon to pick it up at eurospares with oem headlights, guage cluster, door cards etc. Wanna grab a beer when im back?? Haha


Yes buddy, always up for a beer Smiley







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Read August 29, 2016, 12:00:29 AM #61
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Hey dman, I can tell this is going to be another fine example just from this build diary.

Great road trip diary, looks like the lads over here were willing to offer some good old English hospitality (plenty of beer). I have relatives who own Ned Kelly's in Den Haag so I know what all night drinking can be like over there.

Looking forward to more of your build updates.

Tone

Hey Tone, thanx for the compliments mate!
The road trip was amazing!! Coming over to visit fellow builders was like a warm blanket falling over me... Hed one of the greatedt weekends ever! In holland there is only a very small kitcar comunity... So im a bit of a loner for that matter... Hahha

Cheers
 
Read August 29, 2016, 12:05:46 AM #62
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Update:

Earlier this week i rewelded the entire rear frame cause the welds on there did not look strong... I also gave it a good clean and sprayed primer on it...








All clean and ready for primer...


Fully primered:



 
Read August 29, 2016, 12:11:18 AM #63
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Welded in the "extra corner" on the lower front end of the door for the guide rail to sit in.. The welds arent to pretty but it is strong now...













Now i'm able to place the front guide rail in the correct postition... Next is to weld in a large massive steel spacer between the top door hinge and the top-front of the door, in order to allign the upper and lower hinge to allow the door to open smooth with no tention/stress in the hinges...when this is done it is time to cut up th blue donor!

The check strap was in the way so i had to remove it... The hole that is there i want to use for funning the cables



Cheers guys!



« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 12:47:07 AM by dman1409 »
 
Read August 29, 2016, 09:16:23 AM #64
ferrari360jd

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Great progress buddy , looking good jd
 
Read August 31, 2016, 01:53:51 AM #65
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Video update!

 
Read August 31, 2016, 08:52:54 AM #66
Mickey_London

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Excellent work there dman  Smiley
Mick
 
Read September 09, 2016, 12:18:05 AM #67
4u2nv

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Any updates dick , Huh?

Great work so far
 
Read September 10, 2016, 01:54:22 PM #68
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Been bussy working lately and cleaning out the garage... The new donor is in place now.. Ready for the grinder!!
 
Read April 20, 2017, 08:28:37 AM #69
Alex360

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Hey DMan!!!

How you getting on buddy?

Alex
 
Read April 29, 2017, 03:33:27 PM #70
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

In the coming month i get back ate her! Need the oem windshield first so i can propperly adjust the a pillars etc.. and i want to go rear engine like jd... but i still need to make sure i can get it registered i  the uk and then re register it back in the netherlands being rear engine...

SEE YOU GUYS AT STONELEIGH!!!
 
Read April 29, 2017, 03:54:04 PM #71
Mickey_London

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Nice to see you haven't lost interest
Look forward to the updates on this build
Mick  Smiley
 
Read November 12, 2018, 02:18:51 AM #72
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Hi guys! it has been a while sinse I posted here... been bussy with a new stratup which consumed all of my time... my hands started itching again and started "reading" back into my project again...

I was checking out gauge cluster options... an oem cluster costs around 2.5k and is hard to get functional/accurate. So I thought i'd go digital! i'm thinking about using a samsung galaxy tab S2 in combination with the app "Real Dash". It is a relatively cheap solution and gives the car a more modern look as most new cars have digital screens in their dash these days...

Some pics below:







I am going to mount it on a plate and make a surroud that exactly fits the dash... i think about using lead slabs to bend in the curves of where the cluster would go in etc. in order to create a plug for a fibreglass surround.

I am planing on puting some of the peugeot gauges/warning lights etc on the sides..

What do you guys think of this idea?
 
Read November 12, 2018, 07:54:45 AM #73
zxrjohn14

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Have you looked at the race technology dash2?
They have warning lights and you can programme the dash for warnings if you wanted.
I'd be interested to see a picture of the setup you mention.
 
Read November 12, 2018, 12:45:55 PM #74
dman1409

Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!

Have you looked at the race technology dash2?
They have warning lights and you can programme the dash for warnings if you wanted.
I'd be interested to see a picture of the setup you mention.

no not that one... is that also an app? Does it also have the ferrari look?

 
 
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