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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Thank you all 8)

Spent the evening spraying on stone guard, it's kinda slow and very messy, lots of masking off needed, I don't particularly like the finish, but I will have to live with it as I know it's protecting the car as much as possible. Hopefully I won't lose this GT4 to rust :shoots:
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:45 pm

Well, after a lot of research and long hours of looking, I have finally found an exhaust for my project.

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:34 am

Well today has been a turning point, firstly, it's nice painting brand new things, the susperstrut parts have been given two coats of POR15 to help protect them, they are now nice and shiny :)

I have also been getting to grips with my new spray gun, top feed guns are sooooo much better, hardly any waste at all, the Max Meyer paint is a pleasure to use, the two pack filler primer has gone on great, the stone guard has gone on, although I need a couple more litres to finish it to the standard I want., not the ultra smooth finish I was wanting. But I am happy knowing it has the added protection, started spraying the inside and the engine bay, will finish underneithe once the extra stone guard turns up....the. It's onto colour and putting stuff back on, if I get the interior, underside and engine bay done I can start putting it all back together, get the wiring done, interior fitted, suspension text on, tank refitted, brakes etc all sorted out, that leaves just the engine and exterior to do which will be up to someone else as I will get pros to do those parts.

Bearing press should turn up Wednesday so I can get the wheels on, just need to be quick so I can get this bit of painting done before the weather turns and it's too cold to paint........it's going to be a long winter if I don't do it in time :(
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:37 pm

Not really much to show, but it keeps record of my progress.

Under the front arches, nice and thick stone guard, but not too thick :D

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The engine bay nicely primered,

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you can just make out the line where the stone guard stops.

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The bulkhead primered, but needs more work to get it right, and about a million threaded holes need the threads cleaning too, which is going to be a fun job one day.

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Guess what tonight's job is :thumbsup:

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And done...........

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:03 pm

Some colour at last :)

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Only one coat, needs a couple more to get a nice even finish. A bit more work for the engine bay before I spray that.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby toybota » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:05 pm

I don't know if anyone mentioned this to you. But in the future if you burn a hole welding something(like the hatch) you can hold a piece of copper behind the hole and fill it in (A piece bigger than the hole). The steel will not fuse with copper. This also works for filling big gaps. Generally use a vice grip on the piece of copper and hold the vice grip because copper, being the magnificent conductor it is, gets very hot, very quickly. :)

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:32 pm

Yea I heard about the copper thing, all be it too late :lol: but hey you live and learn, trouble is a replacement hatch is probably cheaper and easier to source that a block of copper. Should I ever plan to do anymore welding I will certainly invest though, might save me some grief :shrug: 8)
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby ___Scott___ » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:24 pm

I use a block of aluminum, it works well for me and I happen to have some laying around... unlike copper.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:19 pm

Today is a good day.

Definitely a great day.

At last I have put colour to car and I must say it looks f'in brilliant, I so love the colour. It goes on very well, is very forgiving and is the perfect colour, love it, very happy bunny today. Well chuffed.......and it's only the engine bay, imagine how happy I cam going to be when I paint the topside :D I will be smiling so much the top of my head will fall off :)

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Only the first layer, a small amount of flating to do, then more colour.
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:08 pm

A small bit of progress today.

Fitting the front coilovers

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Took a bit of fettling but its all sorted now

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rear coilovers fitted

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as you can see, i dont have much space to work in...need to build myself a bigger garage.

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:33 pm

Awesome progress. It's always looked beautiful but you can really start to see all your detail oriented work pay off. :notworthy:
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:28 pm

Well, its on its own wheel at last (the other three i had to borrow :) )

Its alot lower than i remember it :lol:

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its alos alot easier to move around :thumbsup:

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interior next....oh joy, not looking forward to the next lot of work at all, maybe i will take a break for a while
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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:53 pm

A whole lot of fun today, i still hate fibreglassing things. Whos daft idea was it to install a roll cage???? :lol: :lol: the top half of the plastics that frames the window will get flocked, the lower half, after a lot more work will get painted a high gloss black, along with the front door lower sections and the bottom half of the dash, dash inserts will get painted a silver.

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Re: Insanity-74s ST205 Rally Hybrid build

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:52 pm

A small bit of progress tonight.

Inspired by someone on 6gc.net I figured its was a good idea to remove the casting marks from the rear lights.

You can see the casting marks.....the dam things always get gunked up with wax polish.

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after a rub down with 600 grit wet n dry.

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Test fitted to the car along with the rear bumper to check its new duct clears the crash bar

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