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Thought some people might be interested in one of my projects that has just began. Its a joint project with my best mate (Djw Dave on CS) and heres the posts from there copy and pasted over.
For years we've talked about doing a track car project and sort of have done by using our road cars/ a share of another track car on track last year. We'll continue to do so this year whilst we build this up but when the opportunity came to buy it we just couldn't say no. Especially as we have so many parts lying about from both of our previous cars we could rebuild it relatively quickly for people with full time jobs and families.
Some of you may recognise it as the 182 Adam. bought last year and has been advertising for a while after stripping it down a few months ago. The main draw for us is the full welded in Oreca 'race' cage. Bit much for a daily, perfect for this.
So first job of the day was to pick it up from Adams Dads house, us being us, Dave borrowed this from his work
along with this
And we quickly got it on a pallet with timbers and a strap round it
Nearly good to go
Why we've bought it
When we got to our borrowed garage the entry was just a bit tight. So faced with going big or going home Dave naturally went big!
And its temporary home until we get it on its wheels
Plenty to more to come, sorting out lists just now and will move things down to it soon, possibly even tomorrow morning, going to be a little while till we can really get our teeth stuck into it as we both have lots of other things going on but you know us by now!
Dave & John
We had a spare hour and half this morning (well not really spare, we did this instead of s**t we should be doing) and took some of the body panels, axle and more assorted random bits down. So we decided to see just how much work we'd need to make our stuff fit. So the front end is just kinda balanced on, the sideskirts clipped but not bolted, the rear bumper loosely bolted on and the spoiler actually fitted. But not wired! Everything will be coming off again anyway.
Our temporary home
We're sure it wont be a surprise to any of you to see that we're ph1'ing it
And I've broken a toe already. No pics unless you like horrible looking feet.
Time for the s**ttest update ever on any project thread on the whole of the internetz.
So far this week we've had 1 free evening, which was last night and we had to swap front and rear shocks off Daves iceberg as he had sold the cups and eibachs. I got a flyer from work and nipped down to the garage tonight before it got too dark. Only aim was to get the car off the pallet and up onto the stands, it was a bit of a faff but obviously not bad at all. Also gave the garage a bit of a sweep out. Next thing on the shopping list has to be some floodlights so that we can open up more time to work on it, already its far too dark.
Promise thats the worst update that will happen in this thread!
Well, had a very car day today, up at the crack of around 7 and only just in the door this minute. Unfortunately Djw Dave couldn't get the day off work at such short notice so I took my actual wife with me.
Started with a couple of trains and despite living 10 miles from it I went over the Forth Bridge for the first time in my life!
And stayed on it until we got to Inverness where we had a bit of lunch and then picked up this
As you can see, thanks to a weird combination of man maths and partners that seem to have the patience of someone stalking a coma victim we've bought another ph1. Well, we needed a wiper linkage and an interior mirror so it seemed the right thing to do.
Couple of pics halfway home
And finally got home
We're pretty sure you can all work out the next bit of the plan......
With the insurance running out at 1415 today we really needed to get it down to the garage and off the road. As you may have noticed its a double garage with 2 doors so it should be a piece of cake right? Wrong. The other door is very much shut, and would take a while to 'unlock' it and 'relock' again. So the only choice was to move the caged shell over by enough to get the PB in.
Got it back onto the pallet and timbers, strapped it all back down and pushed it over. Unfortunately Dave works for a living so it was a solo effort, knackered now! Had enough time to get it back up nice and high on the stands at least. Hopefully next time we move it it'll have wheels!
So finally there was the space to park the PB, thought I should take a couple of pics of how it stands for one last time
I think anyone who hasn't seen where this is going will do now!
So at this point I called my wife to come and collect me to save lugging the tools back up the road and thought I'd take a quick look at the godawful front bumper
3 bolts and 4 cable ties later
Spot the fog light wire
Yup, house flex
And this one brings us up to date.
We started the day in the snow working on my 1.2 and Gaz85s stripped Cup, think he'll do a thread soon. We stopped around lunch and after we'd eaten we decided to nip down the garage to get the turbines off and chuck my track wheels on as we've run out of axle stands due to too many projects!
So with the aim of removing and changing the wheels I'm sure you're not at all amazed to see what the car looked like a hour later.
A few bits that will be for sale soon
And what is currently causing a headache
Once we get the alarm completely removed and the car starting again we'll be able to get the engine etc out.
And a nice bonus we found today was the the arb is already polybushed!!
ETA- Had a brainwave, nipped down the garage and it runs!!
Thats some good sparky work on thoses fogs John
I recognise the black ph1..was going about my area for ages now.
Knows Jamie, got a pic somewhere of the number plate light as well, its even worse!
Yeah bought it from a guy who works at Renault Chris, he bought it from a mate. Think it was in Aberdeenshire until the end of 2011. TBH its been bodged together in various places but its ideal for what we need.
Sounds a bit like my williams haha. Always a shame to break a ph1, but i'm sure the one getting bulit will be a peach
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