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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #105 on: April 28, 2020, 01:10:58 PM »
OK, i said the next job to do was the gutter at the drivers side. Well that's just boring so instead I made the mounting bracket for the gear selector gate.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2020, 02:30:54 PM »
Shots of  the mounting made to support the gear change gate to the o/e centre console.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2020, 07:56:43 PM »
Another piece of the engine bay puzzle purchased.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #108 on: May 03, 2020, 06:19:12 PM »
Done come work on the drivers side gutter. First photo show the hole, second the infill piece I made, third show it fitted and finally a shot of the profile piece needed to blend into the screen side pillar. 

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2020, 07:53:47 PM »
Thought I would clean and paint the front bulkhead today, but then noticed I have not made the recess panel for the drivers side bonnet hinge. Some shots of gap to be filled and the template to make in steel. ( photo of the passenger side for reference ).  Once done I can then paint the bulkhead.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #110 on: May 05, 2020, 08:20:12 PM »
The cardboard has been turned into metal and fitted to the front bulkhead. Applied a couple of coats of satin black.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #111 on: May 08, 2020, 03:59:06 PM »
The parts are back from powder coat, a fantastic job done by the boys. Shot of the drivers side wing support installed, and a shot of the "hole" that needs to be filled.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #112 on: May 10, 2020, 01:54:36 PM »
Made the infill piece for the drivers side wing to A post, only a skim of filler needed. Shot attached. Will post more when its in place.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #113 on: May 12, 2020, 08:33:09 PM »
The infill plate is now attached. Made from 50mm X 25MM ERW box section. This is ideal since it provides the smooth radius curves needed.

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« Reply #114 on: May 15, 2020, 06:50:19 PM »
Couple of shots with the front wing installed to give an idea of the completed fit. Some shots of a little bracket made to align/secure the bottom of the front wing. It never seemed to line up with the door/sill, the bottom of the wing pointed out .This bracket boned to the wing will do the trick.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2020, 09:01:30 PM »
When cruising the web I found an interesting article on brake balance. Applying the maths to my project I determined  I was well over braked on the front. The set up was front a BMW M5 with rotors @ 375 mm diameter . So following advice from Colin Chapman AKA Mr Lotus ( my chassis is Lotus V8]  I have followed their lead and converted to the big brake set up used on the last of the GT3 Esprits .

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« Reply #116 on: May 23, 2020, 05:03:23 PM »
Fitting the alternative brake rotors requires new mounting plates for the calipers.Photo of the new plates along with two mounting bolts made out of two Peugeot rear subframe mounting bolts. these are for mock up, I have four 12 mm x 1.5 10.9 tensile strength on order. The spacers are bits of tube from a kids garden swing capped with two washers, awaiting the return of four customer spacers from the machine shop.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2020, 09:07:56 PM »
Update , wipers and servo cleaned and painted. Bolts arrived for the calipers. Started to assemble the powder coated frame work.

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2020, 10:44:52 PM »
Hi,
That's all looking impressive.
How long do you reckon you have left on the build until paint?
Given your obvious skills, will you paint this yourself or go to a bodyshop?

Have you joined the DNA and Extreme Owners Kit Car Group on facebook? There is more activity on there of recent, I've been posting on both.

Cheers
Rich
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 10:59:51 PM by AIG1355 »

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Re: DADS360 - THE Build diary!
« Reply #119 on: May 27, 2020, 11:02:31 AM »
Hi Rich, I don't have the facilities ,[or enough skill] to do the paintwork. But I have contacts who are up for doing the body prep and paint. I am a member on the Extreme and DNA Facebook site but have not as yet posted anything, I will have to give it a whirl. Thanks for the positive comments , they keep me going.

 

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