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DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« on: July 03, 2016, 12:47:47 AM »
Hey guys!

After many years of lurking on varoious forums and gathering (oem) parts i bougt a donor car to finally start my 430 build! She's a '97 406 coupe with 300200 km on it... I give here fresh engine with just 90.000 km that i have luckally found several years ago.
I have been searching for a '97 donor quite some time because having a '98 model or younger requires a more heavy inspection in the Netherlands adding serious cost and above all, lots of exta hastle...

This is what i am going to do:

- oem glass all around (as for the windshield i might considder a chrysler sebring windshield that i will mill into the correct shape, if oem wont fit).
- no use of wheel spacers. I stribe to use a wish bone construction front and back.
- big break setup (maybe i'll go for oem)
- full oem interior (or exact replica, i have 3d models of the interior)
- engin tuning on a fresh engine with just 90.000 km on it. (Cam shafts with a more agressive profile and maybe a lighter flywheel etc etc to get more grunt, horsepower and zippy reving).
- Race clutch and gearbox refurb.
- oem exhaust system with valves operated from the manetino button.
- completely solve the engine heat issue(!) which might mean placing (custom) radiator(s) at the rear end of the car.
- I am considdering doing a vlog on youtube also as that gives an extra dimension to the build.

Before I start this build I would like to thank all you guys on this forum for the treasure of information you have created and being a great inspiration till this day!


Below are some pics of my donor. I cant wait to get the grinder in!
I hope u guys enjoy this build!

For more pics check out my photo bucket: http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/Dman1409/library/








« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 03:01:27 AM by dman1409 »

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 02:45:36 AM »
Today i just got a nice basic 150 amp mig welder .... I also got 2 speedglass welding  masks (one with ventilation) and a ventilated face protector for just 100 euro!! It was a very lucky find as it all still works perfect with a new battery and filter in the belt!



I just couldnt resist!!  ;D




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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 08:25:00 AM »
May the force be with you dman, good luck with your build, will be watching with interest

Cheers

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 03:16:37 PM »
Good luck with your build
Look forward to the progress and lots of pics
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 05:21:22 PM »
Hey dman at last the dream becomes a reality ,looking forward to another build ,jd
Ps see in in a couple of weeks for your fix lol

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 06:33:53 PM »
Aaah thanx a lot Guys!! Can't wait to see what you guys have made with my own eyes!!  


Today i'm cleaning out the garage and get all tools cleaned and sorted... In the past days i have been working on my side mirrors hinging system.... Below are some pics of that..





I'll give more explainatiom of what i'm doing here this week when i get the part done... I will do a short video of how to make these parts ...
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 10:13:17 PM by dman1409 »

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2016, 07:28:33 PM »
Had a few hours on my side mirrors today. I am making a swivel system with 2 5mm alu plates... It was quite a tough job to get all the holes aligned properly... The centerbolt is just temporarily for allignment... That bolt will be replaced with a hollow bush in order to run the cables through... I will have the bush made by a the local blacksmith. He will press the bush in with a special machine.. I explain more about this tomorrow when the part is done..

If anyone needs a template of the holes leave me a message here..

Cheers!



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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2016, 07:54:37 PM »
Good skills dman
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 12:40:06 PM »
Great work dman ,these little jobs can take so much time but worth it in the end  :) jd

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 11:27:40 PM »
Thanx mickey! Doing my best!

Jd: yeah it took me so much time to make the klick system... But when done it works like oem...
Here inspection requires folding mirrors..

Tomorrow i start ripping the pug appart!

Cheers!

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 02:48:12 AM »
Good night my lovely brothers! I have had a veeeeery good day today!!! Please see below....














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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2016, 08:08:36 AM »
Looks sweet dman is that a new purchase or hav you had it a while ,only thing I can see wrong is the steering wheel is on the wrong side lol  :) jd

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2016, 07:33:27 PM »
Looks sweet dman is that a new purchase or hav you had it a while ,only thing I can see wrong is the steering wheel is on the wrong side lol  :) jd

Yeah i got it yesterday!! Got it amazingly cheap!! (Because the steeringwheel was on the wrong side...lol) just 500 euro! I am well happy with it!! I also got some other parts like booth cable, 3rd breaklight, bulkhead bucket thingie (dunno the english word) a 360 center console ( i didnt even know i bought it.. It was wrapped inside the tunnel in plastic) there where some nice switches in there Also...

Ps: if anyone needs a 360 console (pic 1) send me a pm... I sell it cheap...












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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2016, 07:40:42 PM »
Well done buddy will be a great build when all done :)

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2016, 08:50:54 PM »
For this part of my build I wanna give a big shout out and many, many, many thanks to Phills99!! You are a legend!! He did a very detailed thread in how to prep the pug!!!! It saved me sooooooooooo much time!!! Thanx phill!!!!

Here is the link to his thread: http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/build-diaries/14865-phils99-extreme-430-build-thread.html

Had a good day on the car today in 30 degrees sunshine!! (Was sweating like a friggn pedofile in a kindergarten though) I really get the butterflys in the belly now!! It is really happening!! Pretty standard stuff but here are some pics below...

Front bumper off




Rear bumper off



Great sewage pipe construction from the previous owner!!


Rotten area.. I seen the blisters when i bought it.. Didnt think it was that bad. However, that area needs to be bashed inwards anyway so i'll weld in new plating thats folded inward for the air scoops in the side later on..





« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 02:03:48 AM by dman1409 »

 

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