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 Post subject: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Thought I'd better start a build diary so here goes

It all started when a local mechanic came in to the workshop with a seven type car for some welding, a very nice looking car, vauxhall red top built by QED big shiney exuast all very sporty but turned out to be a bit of a "wonder bra car" very nice to look at but a bit disapointing underneath,the chassis look like it had been welded using a warm spoon on the point of being dangerous,and other various parts held on with rip ties the thought occured to me "I could do better than that" .

So begins the story: I WISH I'D TAKEN UP GOLF

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Doner car 1990 cosworth granada

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steel

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big bad engine

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start of build

will add more pics when my photobucket acc unfreezes

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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:09 pm 
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That Cossie donor will make a great donor for your build, LSD too. 8-)

Looks as if you have access to some top quality tools, that will make life easier for your chassis construction. :)

If you are needing suitable mushroom adapters for those Grandad uprights, I believe our very own Talon on here makes them. ;)

Look forward to following your build.

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Hi Fatrich

This reminds me of a VW GTi I drove recently . Put the pedal to the metal coming out of a 30 limit-nothing happened for a while- then I realised the wheels were spinning :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Hi I am a bit further on than these pics show will try to post some more in the order of progress, I have bought the mushrooms from talon top notch fit and finish.

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chassis on build table(sort of)

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engine out

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super seven a handy purchase at £250
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made myself a tube notcher work pretty good, buckets frozen up again will post more soon

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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:30 pm 
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is liking this muchly :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Hi all back again with some more pics

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tube notcher result not to bad a fit

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rear lower wish bone in jig a bit different to book

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finished and cleaned up a bit, any feed back welcome on my change good or bad I dont mind

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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Nice work Fatrich :)

Got to say, I love that lower rear wishbone design.
In my humble view, that's the way they should have been made. ;)

I think you have just inspired me to add a new section to the forum, there must be some great mods out there. :)

Watching your build with great interest.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Cheers Ronnie I have allso nocked up some of these

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they are mock poly bush spacers so you can fit wish bones on the chassis without having to use real ones till final fit

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Some nice stuff going on here :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fatrich's Build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:49 pm 
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I think you have just inspired me to add a new section to the forum
Jizzin hell Rich :D Ronnie never mind a section, if Rich is going to keep posting things like that up your going to need one of those little cubicles with a peep hole and a packet of wipes on the side :shock: (I've only ever been told about them mind :lol: :lol: )

Rich, they look fantastic and while I'm no structural engineer its obvious its a huge improvement strength wise. Also it looks as though it would actually be easier to both cut and set the tubes ready for welding.

Liking the mock up bush inserts as well, must make life much easier and as people are getting fancy coloured bushes the last thing you want to be doing is mucking up with the real thing :roll:

Hmm thinks you might be getting a few requests :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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