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Old 11-09-16, 09:45 PM   #191
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Is the battery going behind the seat again or in the boot?
If it is the boot the cable can go under the car.

When I moved my battery I ran a new lead from the under bonnet fusebox to the starter.
I then sniped out the cut out next to the bolt in the fusebox that holds this lead.
I used this to add the lead to the battery.
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Old 02-10-16, 04:26 PM   #192
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Battery is behind the passenger seat, cables all sorted.

Looked at the bodywork today and got brutal! Long given up on the BTCC kit that was being mooted a few years back. I have decided to try the hotrod route, this is something I used well over 25 years ago when building oval racers. As this is just the track car and not an everyday or show car I don't mind doing this. I want it to look different and a little aggressive





Take a steel trailer arch, (arch radius to suit wheel arch to be modified) cut in half and offer to wing to be modified. The rest is a leap of faith, cutting disc and MIG welder!

I am still finding my feet with the new welder so this is just a temporary fit until I am happy with the position and clearance. Still need practice! It'll take a few attempts until I am happy and can then detail the final fit and then cut the arch and bond this to the bumper so it can still be removed. This is going to be a long process as having to do this outside.
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Old 02-10-16, 06:29 PM   #193
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Better results than I got with my first use of my mig, are you using gasless because that looks like a lack of gas shield (listen to me, I sound like I think I'm an expert).
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Old 03-10-16, 07:50 AM   #194
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Better results than I got with my first use of my mig, are you using gasless because that looks like a lack of gas shield (listen to me, I sound like I think I'm an expert).
My last welder was a Snap-On 130 turbo and was easy to use and set up, this latest one has more controls so I need to find the right settings and log them. So I will be using my spare sheet steel to find the right settings etc. I really need to get a decent gas set up as currently using a throwaway bottle and not good quality. My biggest problem is getting back into it as not done any welding for probably 20 years!
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Old 03-10-16, 09:34 AM   #195
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Oh Mick ....

Am I the only one thinking - My God ! What have you done .... !!!! ????

Hope you can get it all done to your high standards and sure it'll work out well in the end .....
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Old 03-10-16, 09:37 AM   #196
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Old 03-10-16, 11:11 AM   #197
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Am I the only one thinking - My God ! What have you done .... !!!! ????

Hope you can get it all done to your high standards and sure it'll work out well in the end .....
I thought that too Dan!

I really wanted to do something different and seeing this is an old mk1 and not a show car as such I thought ****** it and do it!

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Nice work!!!
Hopefully when the work goes to plan. Re-positioned the arch again and looks better. Cut the nearside off and will be fettling that today (day off). The hard part will be bonding the rear section to the bumper before slitting the arch so they are separated.
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Old 03-10-16, 12:28 PM   #198
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i like it, cant wait to see the finished article.
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Old 12-11-16, 08:29 AM   #199
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Not much to report as been nursing a damaged back for the last 5 weeks from the karting accident. Plus the weather has kicked in and stopped me doing little things. Today was on the cards to do some more bodywork but it is pissing it down out there! I have started to remove the tar from the floor, doing it the old way, heat gun and scraper as no access to dry ice. Had my 5AS and fobs for several weeks now but not had a chance to test them yet. I have a list of things to work through in the hope it'll be ready for PoL but I will assess this nearer the time, no point in rushing it. It won't be perfect but it isn't a show car, it is one to get used!
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Old 13-11-16, 04:10 PM   #200
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Grabbed a couple of hours today before the light faded, painkillers got me through!





That's the rear two arches in position. Bonded Bighead fasteners to the rear bumper sections inside, I'll weld a couple of brackets to the rear arch section, screw these to the Bighead fasteners, Once set in position I can then slit the wheel arch free so they are now separated. Once done I can then remove the bumper and then glassfibre the arch section to the bumper then fill and blend in. Another little learning curve as I am not a panel beater or bodywork specialist! So doing it my way as an engineer probably would!

Oh I changed the welding wire to flux cored and went gasless as was welding outside and had much improved welds, so the gas was getting blown away, didn't think it would be that bad as hardly any wind but it certainly made a big difference.

Reinstalled 5AS and fobs didn't work, emailed Paul to find a solution or see if I can remove the immobiliser as it is a pita!
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