R27 track car build

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Prototypetom, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Good progress mate, this is coming along nicely!
     

  2. Prototypetom

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    Prototypetom Paid Member

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    IMG_1166.JPG Come across a tank of my fq320 that I am going to re bracket n re plum and give it a test get rid of that god awful plastic tank. Be better once aircon is removed.
     
  4. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

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    Prototypetom Paid Member

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    Decided my tank is deffo sitting here

    IMG_1248.JPG So then had a little pkay striped bumper off ready for a quick latch setup so can be on quick release and fitted brake cooling ducts. Air con rad was on its last legs so all pipes been removed rad removed. So will be looking into pump removal next.

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  6. Prototypetom

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    Ignore the box while it's mocked up. Other place it might go is in place of air con pump some where.

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    Junk for the bin, although I might make a lightweight t45 dashbar up ?
     
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    So getting on with the fab work I have started on the shell. First off was the foot plates for the roll cage. I know it's not very neat but the pass of each weld is about 10mm long so every little movement is noticed when doing these small little plates


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    Rip #8 cup. Another batch coming from us.
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    So returned to the interior got the last bits off that I needed wiring loom is out just really windows left to take out at some point and send all the steel around the pedals to be powder coated or zinc plated.
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    Once that was done I popped it round to next doors unit got it up on the lift and removed the fuel tank.

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    There are a few spot welds to weld up as some of these spot welds are a odd size, very large I can now continue with seat fitment and I can sink the tank in for the fuel cell and start getting stuff tigged in place.
     
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    Prep for exhaust

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  9. Prototypetom

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    Happy with the outcome.

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  10. trackspec197

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    Work looks real good Tom
     
  11. Prototypetom

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    so as a bit of an update. This weekend I really need to get my subframe off and manifold off as it needs converting to vband. Then I can get the centre section of the exhaust made. I will be making two sections. One straight through, one with a sports cat and 500mm silencer.

    So this brings me on to silencer fabrication I have orderd end caps tube and bodies. I don't have the machinery to produce components myself but I will be putting them together, the system will run 3 silencers to keep the noise police happy.

    Chases wise all I have got left to do is cut more brackets out and build a new box for fuel cell and paint. I'm happy with my seat mount kit and the weight it is there isn't really any other route I'd take safety and ease of figment. Hopefully I can have it in paint in oct.
     
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