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Old 29-04-17, 12:01 PM   #211
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Spent this morning sorting the rear arches. Fibre glassed the rear quarter arch sections to the bumper, quite pleased how they went, very rigid. I need to make up a small strap to connect the arch where it meets the shell or wing as cannot use the captive nut where the front edge of the bumper attaches to the wing. I have seen some sort of quick strap used but can't find them. Helps to remove quickly when required.
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Old 29-04-17, 12:05 PM   #212
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Will certainly be intrigued to see this when finished
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Old 29-04-17, 02:40 PM   #214
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Oh well, that's the heater matrix, unit and blower gone, wasn't in the plan but decided to bin it all. Will look to get a lightweight unit from the likes of Demon Tweeks or Europa probably.
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Old 29-04-17, 08:34 PM   #215
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Considered an electric heater instead, they are fitted to Audi cabs and I think you can get the same for race cars.

Also worth considering a heated front screen.
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Old 01-05-17, 07:45 AM   #216
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Here's a few photos so far.






Rear bumper quarter extensions cut and fibre glassed to reinforce, quite happy with how they went, nice and stiff after a couple of layers. Filling and sanding ahead. Front arches next to chop out and weld in.

The rusty discs have been flex-honed and look like new, painted the hub areas and carriers whilst at it.
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a couple of electric fans heaters will help keep the screen clear for a short while, assuming you've already layered up fogx etc.
If you had 3 pointing down from the upper roll bar and 3 pointing up from the dash you'd probably have an effective method of clearing the screen and keeping it clear.
Downside is, as track/race cars get hot inside regardless of the rain, the electric heaters also add to the heat.

There are versions that use engine coolant combined with a fan, but you may as well leave in the standard affair or bastardise it rather than remove it to fit a homebrew version.

whereas a heated screen will clear within minutes and stay clear for as long as its on, the rest of the car will be steamed up to the eyeballs once the fog-x has given up but the heated screen will not.
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.....whereas a heated screen will clear within minutes and stay clear for as long as its on, the rest of the car will be steamed up to the eyeballs once the fog-x has given up but the heated screen will not.
Keep the side windows open a fraction.
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Old 01-05-17, 01:25 PM   #219
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I have in mind the Demon Tweeks version that uses a smaller matrix that plumbs into the OE pipework and this has a 3 speed 5kW fan unit behind it, Windows will have sliders both sides plus the small vent in the top of the rears. The OE set-up takes up half the dash and most of the parts are redundant, may as well start from scratch tbh. Not sure if a previously fitted heated screen can be re-used successfully, T16 has one, could swap them
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you could use a used heated screen if the fitter could remove it without damaging it.
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