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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:22 am

Mr Alltrac wrote:If you need tips on welding aluminum, send me a pm, I'll be glad to help out.


Thanks, that would be appreciated. :smokes: not sure if I will have a go myself or not, I would like to, but the cost of the welding sets puts me off a little at the moment.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:58 pm

Well after a very shit few months i have finally set foot back in the garage. My dad was diagnosed with cancer in september, on 28th Oct i held his hand whilst he took his last breath and died. Needless to say that took the wind out of my sails a bit. But i have at last found the enthusiasm to crack on with the car build. Pictures in a few days as its just been rubbing down paintwork.

Anyway i just want to wish everyone a great christmas......and hopefully a much better new year for 2016.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby All-TracDreams » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:07 pm

Just read through the entire build thread thus far, and seeing this much care & attention to detail is nothing short of magnificent. I just wish we were able to get ST205s in the States...
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:50 pm

Thanks :D

So, back into the garage again, this time to do a bit of bodywork checking. i knocked the passenger side rear quarter so after making it smooth i decided i had better check it for symmetry.

I splashed out on a 30cm profile gauge

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not that expensive and well worth it.

First off i checked the drivers side,so i measured to get an exact location so i could replicate it on the other side.] and offered up the profile gauge

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I then moved over to the same spot on the passenger side.

As you can see there was a bit of a difference, at least 1mm out.

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So after alot of hammering (I found that a large rubber hammer was best) I managed to knock the wing back into shape.

Not perfect, still 0.002inch out but i can live with that, the primer might take some of that out :clap: :thumbsup:

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I checked over a large portion of the car and the rear quarter panel was the only one that showed any difference. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just the rear panel to rub down now, then onto the front wings, doors, bumpers and rear wing.....will it ever end :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby underscore » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:36 pm

Damn man, I would've been happy just being 1mm out haha.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:06 am

Returned to it after a small break

More rubbing down :lol: its taking a little longer than i first thought, but its not too bad, i am quite enjoying it :clap:

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I decided to go for smooth raiser blocks

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Toyota HiLux washer jets with a fan spray pattern.....a perfect fit. Dont know where the spray patern will hit though so i may have to find a different one as they dont look to have any adjustment, i guess i wont find out until the build is finished.

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And putting a new ceiling on the garage so when i start spraying it will be as clean an environment as possible

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:34 pm

A small update, a bit of preparation for spraying.

I decided to re-plumd the air system, i thoughht another water trap/filter wouldnt go amiss, i also made the whole system movable so its easy to move if i change the location of the compressor or move house.

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As you can see its work in progress,mstill waiting for the new filter to turn up. To anyone wanting to have a go at home spraying.....you can never have too many filters, you dont want any water in the air.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby MWP » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:05 am

Insanity-74 wrote:More rubbing down :lol: its taking a little longer than i first thought, but its not too bad, i am quite enjoying it :clap:


Enjoying it? You masochist! :twisted: :P
There is nothing i hate more working on cars wise than rubbing back paint & bog.

Nice work though :)
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:40 am

MWP wrote:
Insanity-74 wrote:More rubbing down :lol: its taking a little longer than i first thought, but its not too bad, i am quite enjoying it :clap:


Enjoying it? You masochist! :twisted: :P
There is nothing i hate more working on cars wise than rubbing back paint & bog.

Nice work though :)


I dont mind it, strangely the thing I hate the most is changing wheels, the amount of jobs i have put off doing on cars because i have to remove a wheel is ridiculous, yet such a simple task :shrug:
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby MWP » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:46 am

Hah, yeah thats very true.

Are you building rally style stand points into your sills?
Its the one chassis mod i would really like to do to mine at the moment. Jack stands are terrible.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:06 am

No i wont be. I thought about it and I agree jack stands are terrible, it took me a week to rebuild the crushed sill seams from previous years of abuse by careless mechanics. If i was building an all out rally car then it would definately be on the list.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:24 pm

Frustrating day #618.

After much sanding and sanding and sanding, i was finally ready to apply some epoxy mastic 421 undercoat, i carefully masked off the car, a task which in itself took a whole day. I launched my new Devilbiss GPi spray gun and merrily sprayed away, looking like a pale darth vader in all the spray gear, respirator etc in managed to scare the local cats away and spray toxic material without dieing..........the finished job looked okay for a beginner/amateur/novice but one of my neigbours decided that it would be a good time to "beat a rug", now thats not a metafor for anything rude, but who the hell beats a rug these days? Havnt they heard of a vacuun cleaner? Needless to say, the laws of "f?ck you Nial" came into play and all of the dust from the rug managed to drift directly into my garage, dont swirl around the neigbourhood at all giving me a chance, it was like someone had stuck a dust magnet in my car, the beautiful primer now looked like it had mange, either that or the shell suddenly reached puberty as i am sure theres a pubic hair or two gracing the roof. Luckily the primer had semi set so alot of it just blew off with the airgun, the rest, well it looks like i am back to sanding again, began wet sanding yesterday, finish it off today and maybe get a new coat of primer down......this time the garage door is staying well and truely shut until the primer is dry.

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I also managed to get hold of some projector headlights which after repairing two broken tabs look fabulous. Once i have managed to get this primer down, i will put all the panels on to make sure everything lines up okay before i apply any more paint....fingers crossed its not rug beating day again. Grrrrrrrrrrr
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:25 pm

UP YOURS you rug beating bar stewards.

Your dust creating ways can't defeat me.

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby awdmofo2 » Thu May 19, 2016 2:32 am

Following the build :notworthy: :notworthy: , making me more excited about my recent 1990 st185 purchase that needs some work as well :D .
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:11 pm

TRD strut brace finished and fitted with stainless domed nuts or acorn nuts.

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