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Old 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM   #101
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One more paint photo before it is finished

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Old 02-28-2015, 07:46 AM   #102
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Buff and blackout time

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Blackout on Sill and top of door

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Tomorrow we will have completed pictures of paint as well as homeward bound photos

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Old 03-01-2015, 01:58 AM   #103
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Today is the day we bought her back home to start reassembly. Very happy with results of paintwork.

Once we got it home we took a hose, bucket and spounge and we washed down the car completely top to bottom and inside out to get rid of the body shop dust. Chamois dry as well as air blow out and the car has been set aside to dry out this week and we will do final cleaning and detailing as we go about the reassembly process.

Here is the car on the trailer for the journey home.







Here is most of the black trim painted ready for reassembly. Mirrors, Wiper arms and side windows will be picked up this week.



A Rear shot after wash and prior to reassembly. We will get rid of old stickers on reassembly and we have a reprint large sticker to go on thanks to Dave Barton. We will touch up black bits behind bar as we tackle each part as well.



Here it is after wash and wheels removed awaiting final assembly.


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Old 03-02-2015, 07:32 AM   #104
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Reassembly has begun. Don't worry spotlights will be aligned once grill is in. Along the way we found a set of new old stock headlight covers. We have also been fortunate in that one of the donor cars still had the wind deflectors that fit to headlight frames at back to ensure air goes to radiator. These have been put in place on reassembly. Cold air intake still to be zip tied up to centre in pictures




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Old 03-03-2015, 07:30 AM   #105
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Bought a spare reconditioned fuel distributor today from a local supplier for the spares kit. Took us ages to find someone to do the originals and we paid far more than what I found today. Very reasonable price I thought $325 AUD for fuel distributor with exchange and $175AUD for the WUR with exchange. He has been doing it for over 15 years and his biggest customer base is Porsche Kjet customers back into Germany. With the USD and the Euro buying so much AUD might be worth checking out if you are in the market for a Kjet remanufactured fuel part. Check out WWW.K-Jet.biz or email info@k-jet.biz. Searched the world and for a change found the part within an hour of home. Normally waiting weeks for parts to arrive from overseas.

Today we sorted out fabricator for replica drop tank and to beef up the dry break mounting. All sticker sizing and source formatting sorted. Supplier is going to fit all the stickers (decals) and the factory stripe kit. Hoping to have it all on within 2 weeks

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Old 03-06-2015, 11:57 AM   #106
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A late Friday night in the shed. We have been trying to get to car all week but life keeps getting in the way. Anyway here's the results of 6 hours effort. The objective was to get all the black trim on car and tail lights in as we have the stickers (decals) being made up and he is due to fit it all next week including factory stripe kit. We also have the fabricator making up the dummy tank and improving our dry brake mounts. This too should be back next week.

New body tabs in place - They are fun to get all tabs in - Not



Thank you Dave Barton. New inserts in original badges. Great to be able to access such items. We also replaced the triangle stickers on the doors. Also fitted the new outside window scrapers from same source. Piece of cake to do.



Various pictures with body trim and other items in place.

Boot rubber still to be fitted which will bring up boot to line up with sides



We have to do some work on broken mounting tabs on front bar rubber. We will be checking the donor cars to see if we can get one with more tabs in place especially the ones on side near front guards







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Old 03-07-2015, 09:02 PM   #107
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Had a couple of hours to do some work yesterday afternoon. Applied a poly urethane rust protection coat to underside from the rear of the car to the pan hard hanger prior to us getting the dummy alloy drop tank and fitting it up. Should have paid heed to the instructions to wear gloves as I thought I would be able to clean up my hands afterwards. They are going to have black splashes on them for a couple of weeks.

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After steam clean as shown elsewhere on build but included again to best show results




Here are the results after painting






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Old 03-08-2015, 03:43 AM   #108
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The dry brake fitting and dummy drop tank came back early. Very happy with them

Here is a picture from 1979 for what we want to replicate in terms of Drop Tank



And here are pictures of what we have had created.



And here is the dry break mount made to be more like it may have looked. We have no photos to reference



The old and the new side by side


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Old 03-08-2015, 04:16 AM   #109
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Friend of ours was at Philip Island Classic motor racing meet this weekend and spotted this in the car park and was kind enough to shoot me some pictures. Absolute cracker of a car. Like the 282GT badge work on the boot which suggests a little more mumbo than ours is allowed.




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Old 03-08-2015, 09:09 AM   #110
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Love the build!

keep up the good work!
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:14 AM   #111
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That car has a 1UZ in it, he's spend years rebuilding it after initially building the car with the engine. It is very nice now!
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:18 AM   #112
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K had some time this afternoon and fitted up the Dummy drop tank and the dry break fitting. Here is a picture of the Tank in place.

Note we deliberately did not go as low as the original to reduce chances of catching on load up onto trailer and if we ever go off track which is a real opportunity. Trade off on practical verse as original and one we are comfortable with.


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Old 03-09-2015, 01:03 PM   #113
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What exactly is the "drop tank" for and what is the small rectangular section in the center?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #114
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Where the fuel cell would have been on the original build (old pictures). And the little box is probably a cut out for a fuel pick up. I take it they aren't running a fuel cell but want to replicate the look of the original specs.

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Old 03-10-2015, 05:22 AM   #115
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Spot on Spruill242. Could not have said it better myself. Thanks also for support.

Back in 1979 it had a 120litre fuel tank fitted below the rear floor level with a hole through boot floor to allow fuel filler access through boot lid for a dry break fuel filler setup. We don't need such a tank given our races are 5-10 laps and not a 1000km race so we have a 40 litre fuel cell in boot with foam etc. Cost verse benefit is the big driver on this point. Pictured below



Here is a picture from 1979 being refueled via dry break filler in boot which we are also replicating but it will be not operational.



Via our new fancy mount


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Old 03-10-2015, 06:35 AM   #116
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Pictures on how you will Mount the fuel cap plate?
Going to have the fuel cap in the trunk myself, but I still havent decided how to make the Mount for it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:47 AM   #117
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Not quite sure what you mean however buried in thread elsewhere here is old mount and how it is located which will be updated with upgraded one shown above. To fill fuel we will just open boot and fill fuel cell via its standard cap. Hope this helps


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Old 03-14-2015, 07:28 PM   #118
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Another late Friday night session. Only a couple of photos and not a lot appears to have been done nor has changed but a lot of hard yards. We had to pull down dash of one of the Donor cars and remove the heater for replacement in the car. We have modified the heater box by removing all air conditioner components and all vacuum controls and screwing it etc to blow on windscreen all the time which will be done by standard fan if needed. Other face vents etc will not be used so we have closed of these permanently. We are not running heater hoses from engine bay either. It will be a rare race meet to need any demisting in our climate.

We also bolted up the new dash pad and the panel to windscreen with speaker cover in it using all the best bits ready for fitment. Also sorted the Silver insert in bumpers front and rear (ours in 1979 did not have red insert in rear) and one of the donor cars yielded a perfect front bumper rubber with all the locating tangs in place which was extremely fortunate. This was put in place. Got wiper mechanism back in place to and rear tow hook sorted before we final fit the dummy drop tank for the last time.

Hoodlining is in and all front locators for trim piece inside at top of windscreen are in place awaiting fitment of the screens.

Sticker/decal guy is all ready to go for tomorrow and he is going to fit the factory stripe kit first and we will get some photos before we place the rest of the decals in place.

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:32 AM   #119
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Not ba. But why keep the factory fan and heater if its not connected?
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:47 PM   #120
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The fan will be connected so it will blow air onto screen in demist mode if turned on. Just will not be capable of directing air anywhere else. Will not blow any heat. Effectiveness of this is questionable but we will have rainex products on inside and outside of screen anyway and the air flow just may help (might not too and we wont know until conditions arise). The biggest issue we have found is race cars with little to no interior that leak in rain and with the heat generated through floors and water pooling on floors the inside fogs up very quickly. The group C cars run a full interior (some choose to remove carpet which is allowable under rules and optional) but we intend to run it for that factory look so should not have that extra green house effect to deal with. We have also made sure as best we can that we ensure it does not leak.

Here it is on the Ground Sticker/Decal day

Should have straightened or turned the front wheels towards camera for extra effect but ah well

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Old 03-16-2015, 03:00 AM   #121
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To refresh here is what it looked like in terms of stickers/decals back in 1979 and for which we were aiming to replicate with a little bit of poetic license (and for longevity too) such as keeping the large Uniroyal sticker on front guards off the body mold, factory stripe and coming so far into rear wheel arches.

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Here she is with original stripes on. We bought the stripe kit 3 years ago and as it turns out it was short approx 5 metres of orange tape. Absolutely lucked out in finding a local supplier that had some so the sticker guy was able to do the bonnet and the front spoiler. Had plenty of black. The shot below shows stripes missing off bonnet. This was prior to sorting the replacement tape issue out

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On now to finishing off interior and getting screens in

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:31 AM   #122
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Interior work has continued thanks to my partner in crime

Dash not in fully but you get the picture. Dash reconditioned by Roger P (thx) and with Rogers guidance we are also going to utilize the EGR light as the idiot light for the Oil Pressure and we will be running the gauge too. When racing idiot lights are worth their weight in gold.
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Screens going in over the next 2 days

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:08 AM   #123
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i really like this project, car with very interesting history.
btw what are your plans for engine and exhaust?
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:32 AM   #124
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Firstly thanks for support.

Engine at this stage will be standard Australian/Canadian B23E engine spec. We are very limited in what we can modify within the rules so we intend to run standard engine for some time until we get car sorted. Plenty of improvement to be made in getting setup right, driving right then we will have a good look at rules to see what we can legally do. Engines have to be sealed by an appropriate eligibility officer and they check Bore, stroke, injection etc etc.

As far as exhaust goes because it is not road registered we only have to abide by the differing track rules and this will be no issues with exhaust below. It has a nice note








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Old 03-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #125
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Going through the file tonight and found a couple of photos from road rally's in early 2000's




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