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#121 scw02102

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:26 PM

Not seen so many comments on it, but i like the dashboard option, looks a lot simpler.
Is there any weight saving with a GARW dash tablet instead of the standard dials?


The GARw dash is lighter but not much in it. Grams not kg

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:38 AM

GARW??

What’s that stand for?

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:04 AM

GARW??

What’s that stand for?

.org name, he makes digital dashes, there's a thread (or 2) here about his dashes and lack of support, they look nice though, saw one a few years ago.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:05 AM

There's a thread in general discussion about power drain, near the top

#125 MAXR

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:56 PM

Not a Productive day!

I’m starting to realise the complexities of trying to make a cohesive looking car.

So, I’ve finished the diffuser, so I thought, right, crack on with the lower corners and blend them in.

But, bugger! The wheel arches blend into them, so I had to do the rear wheel arches....

Then, bugger! The new side sills I bought, blend into the rear wheel arch, so I had to fit the new side skirts on.

Then, bugger! The way I had the old sills would look to narrow (pulled in) as they were. So, more faffing around and I’ve changed a lot of the lower door area again. But, I’m not happy with what I’ve come up with. It looks too boxy below the curved door. Too abrupt, square and sh1t.

I’ll have to have a cunning plan tomorrow.

Oh yeah, bugger, the sills go into the front wheel arch. Had to start to do that too.

And I haven’t got on to the rear lower corners!

Anyway, any ideas or comment would be appreciated.


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#126 MAXR

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:56 PM

Not a Productive day!

I’m starting to realise the complexities of trying to make a cohesive looking car.

So, I’ve finished the diffuser, so I thought, right, crack on with the lower corners and blend them in.

But, bugger! The wheel arches blend into them, so I had to do the rear wheel arches....

Then, bugger! The new side sills I bought, blend into the rear wheel arch, so I had to fit the new side skirts on.

Then, bugger! The way I had the old sills would look to narrow (pulled in) as they were. So, more faffing around and I’ve changed a lot of the lower door area again. But, I’m not happy with what I’ve come up with. It looks too boxy below the curved door. Too abrupt, square and sh1t.

I’ll have to have a cunning plan tomorrow.

Oh yeah, bugger, the sills go into the front wheel arch. Had to start to do that too.

And I haven’t got on to the rear lower corners!

Anyway, any ideas or comment would be appreciated.


https://photos.app.g...ivgXXExsTRkp6V6

#127 MAXR

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 10:17 AM

Little update of revised side sill with contoured surfaces for air flow.

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 09:09 PM

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:51 PM

Very nice. Are you going to make up moulds for everything and Make the panels in glasfiber?

 

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#130 MAXR

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:55 PM

Very nice. Are you going to make up moulds for everything and Make the panels in glasfiber?

Br, Per


Yes, I’ll be making high quality moulds. A company that makes Ferrari recreations will be making them.

Mine will be CF, but fibreglass ones can be made too.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 07:32 PM

So, precious little was done today apart from getting all the wheel arch edges fitted.

I also bought a Ford Fiesta mk3? display shroud on eBay for £12 inc delivery (bargain)

Then cut it up and tried it as a roof air intake for the engine. The air would come in and into a shallow flattish enclosed conduit under the roof but over my roll cage and into the engine bay.

Or, a rear high level brake light, as a gesture to the old VX’s.

I’m also looking for a sexy binnacle cowl, revised gear console and new switch gear for my new dash layout.

I’ve added fins to the rear diffuser, which now goes through the diffuser both above and below.

I was wondering whether I could use the fins above to help direct air out of the grills in the diffuser as there will be a lot of air entering from the side intakes and roof intake if I fit one. It will also help cool the gearbox and exhaust. It was just an idea, possibly stupid!


I also fitted one of my 17” rear wheels and It’s 235 tyre onto the front and then fitted the other 17” 235 Wheel and tyre on the rear passenger side but with a 15mm spacer. They both look gappy! So I will have to try and work out best wheel /tyre combo. Any ideas on the best way to do that is? Clearly, I don’t want to over stress the suspension or alter the wishbone distances too much in case it makes the handling worse.

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#132 MAXR

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:24 PM

The VX buttress has always looked awkward to me. After adding the coupe back, it looked too big. So I thought I’d reduce the mass of it by adding a sexy air vent and at the same time adding back a kink at the base, similar in many respects to factory VX.

I had two different variations of it and the FB group said this looked better, so That’s what I’ve done, even though I marginally preferred the other option, I decided that this had slightly better cohesion with the overall design.

Obviously, the area within the buttress cutout will be a black mesh, actually hexagonal perforated aluminium.

I also revised my roof edges to align better with my bodywork changes. I started to add the new high level brake light, which needs finishing. It won’t be a roof air vent after all!

I’m waiting for more bits I’ve ordered from eBay. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop at the moment!


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#133 MAXR

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Posted Yesterday, 06:52 PM

Productive day today, Managed to finish both doors including locks and I’ve added an additional crease and rather than have the handle hidden underneath, it’s now visible from a distance but not as you approach.

It all seems to look okay and the alignment is good.

I have also replaced my dashboard today. I thought it would be a tricky job and it was. But, only because of my roll cage legs which land on the dash. What a pain. It would have been very straightforward without!

Anyway, I’ve got quite a lot happening on the interior, it will look very different, hopefully in a good way?


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#134 MAXR

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Posted Yesterday, 08:31 PM

New Dashboard

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