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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »
Hey guys! As you might know i have been on a kitkar road trip to the UK! It al started when i red a post by 4u2nv that he had a 430 tail gate glass laying around in which i was interested.. He told me he needed a center console and a steeringwheeel airbag cap.. So i made these for him in exchange... While making the parts i thought i might as well go pick up the glass myself and visit a couple of builders to learn more before i start my build! So i called one of my best mates and asked if he wanted to join me... Ofcourse he was down!!


So on July 28th i got on the boat at Ijmuiden (Netherlands) to Newcastle. Had great fun and loads and loads of beers and a big steak on the boat..








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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2016, 01:27:52 PM »
After a short night's sleep, my mate was snorring soooooooooooowwwww loud!!! I think i was better off sleeping in the engine room of that ship!! Next morning, after a shit, shave and shower accompanied with an itsy bitsy hangover we got off the boat on our way to JD who lives Durham! (First time driving left in mu life!!) in my opinion JD has built the the best peugeot 406 kit out there! He is a great inspiration for me on the this forum and i just had to see his build with my own eyes!!
Boy ow boy that vist was well worth the trip!! It was soow cool to finally meet like minded people to whom i've been talking on the forum for years!!  I'm the only nutcase in the Netherlands building a ferrari at the moment so it was very nice to talk to someone who actually understands where you are talking about. The amount of stuff that i've learned in one afternoon is amazing!

Below are some pics and videos of jd's build!:









https://youtu.be/d1cUZRcB88k

https://youtu.be/KIGuuYvl2bg

https://youtu.be/v8Lml2tWzvA

https://youtu.be/a2hRHuyPWrY
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2016, 01:30:11 PM »
Later on i continue writing about the trip... In the mean time there is a video update of what i have been doing...

Cheers

https://youtu.be/_A2v6lReH0c

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2016, 03:15:38 PM »
Cracking videos DMan  ;D
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2016, 04:01:13 PM »
Cracking videos DMan  ;D
Mick

Thanx mate! Seen your project at JD's!  Lots of love going in that one!

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2016, 11:42:51 PM »
Great thread buddy , can't wait to see the build coming together to :)

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2016, 12:17:52 AM »
Kitcar road trip:

After a grear afternoon ar JD's in Durham (one more vid below)we drove off down south to Dewsburry to buy some ferrari parts of a small scrapyard... (one rear light and a rear bumper grill) we had a tough negotiation with the dertemained Indian guy ... I ended up threatning him that i would rub my naked bum over the door knob of his office if i didn't get my parts for the price i wanted... The scary part was that he was actually still considdering keeping them before giving in!!
After loading the parts in the trunk, we got some beers and steaks at Frankie & Benny's....  The funny thing over there was that they had an Italian language course over the toilet speakers!!! ........ .........Both me and my buddy are fluent Italian speakers now..............

https://youtu.be/bqnsqaxL7Xs

After dinner we drove further south to Colcester, wich is about a 20 min drive from eurospares where whe where going to buy more Ferrari parts the next day.. The most important reason we went to Colchester was the fact that 4u2nv lives there. As mentioned before he had a 430 tail gate glass he wanted to give me in exchange for a 430 center console and airbag cap that  i replicated for him of Oem...
We arrived late around 00:30 am at the Hotel in Colchester, however 4u2nv (Chris) was there to welcome us! It was great to meet a forum member! Esspecially when he, litterly within the first 30 seconds we met, grabed my phone out of my hand to look up an escort site for us!!! We loved the guy allready!! (Except for the fact he looked up some old dirty grannys with an anger management problem).

After a good night sleep  (my mate finally stoped snorring after throwing like 24 pillows to his head) shit, shave, shower and english breakfast it was time to visit Eurospares!!

Me and my mate just walked in and told the man (turned out to be the boss)  behind the counter i was from Holland and i had a list of parts i needed... Lay back as he was he invited us to come over to the back and have a look... What an amazing company!!! It is like a frigg'n candystore!!! Soooooooow many parts!!! Below are some pics!







Pffffffff no words needed....



https://youtu.be/FKcQSdfATAE

To be continued!....
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2016, 01:54:18 PM »
Great start buddy your on the right wavelength ???? good look I'm always on the end of the phone cheers jd

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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2016, 02:35:00 PM »
Uk kitcar road trip:

After my vistit to euro spares we drove towards the east coast of the UK to visit Alex360 to look at his 360 and hear about his experiences during the build... The car looks stunning! He gave the side skirts and the tailgate the stradale look! He also used an original 360 exhaust... It is amazig how it makes the pug engine sound! He really took the extra mile there! That is what makes a build extra convincing imo!







We Had a geat afternoon there with some beers out in the sun!


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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2016, 03:11:05 PM »
Next was to drive back to Colchester to pick up the f430 rear glass at chris's place... I just came to realise we where so bussy talking cars and parts i did not take any pictures! After loading the glass and all the car parts we went out for dinner... After that it was time to find a hotel.... Unfortunately that was impossible! We called EVER hotel in the Collchester area and everything was booked! After driving and calling around for several hours, Chris became the hero of the nigh by asking his mum if we could stay overnight! That was one problem solved! Chris's mom is the sweetest women ever! She really made us feel welcome!
That same night Chris informed us that the ferry crossing in Dover was a mess... It took people 30 hours to cross due to safety checks by the French police, so we had to stay another night! So we gone clubbing in Collchester...we've seen the sun rising ... Lol... After a short night sleep i checked the news on Dover. The situation was still the same... Long, 6-hour, traffic jams and massive delay at the port so we desided to stay another day so we visited Lancaster Ferrari!



























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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2016, 03:25:27 PM »
After lancaster ferrari we got back into a hotel. After a nap we went out to Collchester again... Chriss told us about a good steak restaurant...



THE MAN WAS RIGHT!!!

The next morning, after a chat with chris at our hotel, it was time to head back to Dover. All traffic jams where solved finally!! Whe had no delay what so ever! And within 3 hours we arrived in France...








Many many thanks to JD, Alex, Chris and his mom for this unforgetable experience!!! I had one of the greatest weekends ever! Cars, beers,steak and new friends!

Cheers!!!




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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2016, 11:34:16 PM »
Below are some pics of the parts i got!








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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
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Re: DMAN's 430 BUILD!
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2016, 12:21:30 AM »
Ok guys... Now its time for some updates... Been doing a lot of grinding, chopping, puzzling and thinking on my test donor... I'm really happy havig the extra donor because i can work on it "with more guts"... A mistake isn't the end of the world. That gives more confidence and the ability to try different stuff...

Roof cut out


Prepping the B-pillar cut!


Made the cut tacked the b-pillar in place on one side an trial fitted the rear frame...


My plan is to create the original roof line using the oem rear quarter window and the side moulding strip...on the pic below you see what i mean... I explained my method in a video earlier in this thread. In the next post i'll try to explain the steps i'm taking to make it work..


 

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