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Project Fast Frenchy

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16Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 7:00 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

Today's update.

The stains in the floor have been shifted with some white spirit as advised,
The metalwork across the dash that held the fusebox and dash up has been removed, making it harder to cable tie the instruments in place
A new bucket seat and harness has been installed. I hadn't planned to put one in but a guy was coming round to buy some of the old car carpets and had it for sale in the back of his car, so £30 and some car carpet later it was mine with the harness. It is not what I planned to get as its steel framed, has little cushioning and it is not the most comfy seat in the world but for £30 and some carpet I cant complain.


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17Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 7:57 pm

gtir.rich

gtir.rich

Tim is going in on his track car build no shit. Got the fever mate lol

18Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 8:07 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

got to lose every kg I can to beat your turbos. I'll be a skinny fucker next time you see me haha

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19Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 8:40 pm

joetheeskimo

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Lexan windows weigh 1/3 of glass. Buy some lexan sheets, use your glass as template to draw around, cut and rivet in.

20Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 8:57 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

joetheeskimo wrote:Lexan windows weigh 1/3 of glass. Buy some lexan  sheets, use your glass as template to draw around, cut and rivet in.

I was going to but I like my electric windows. I might do it for the rears. The plan is to keep the aircon and electric windows until they break then strip them out. But I'll see how my next track day goes, seen as I have gone from a normal clio 172 to the above after 1 trip to nurburg and a long weekend I think I will probably end up pulling anything not absolutely vital out to save weight (and to beat rich)Very Happy


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21Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 9:01 pm

nomad

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Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???


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22Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 9:07 pm

Trackslag172

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nomad wrote:Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???
Not sure, never fitted them before. I have just emailed a polycarb window specialist and asked. If they do I will probably get some Very Happy

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23Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 31st August 2015, 11:23 pm

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Good work Tim

Ideally you need to get some alluminium or lightweight stuff and make up little box sections to house ecu, stereo and cable tidies or similar to tidy up the wirin a little


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24Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 7:51 pm

Trackslag172

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Trackslag172 wrote:
nomad wrote:Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???
Not sure, never fitted them before. I have just emailed a polycarb window specialist and asked. If they do I will probably get some Very Happy


Got a reply back today, The polycarb windows are bolt in only. Will not work in auto or manual winders Sad Looks like I am waiting until they break then.

GTI-R US wrote:Good work Tim

Ideally you need to get some alluminium or lightweight stuff and make up little box sections to house ecu, stereo and cable tidies or similar to tidy up the wirin a little

I plan to eventually. Need to get something to put the radio in, I can reach it now i've got bucket seats lol.

http://www.drakeelectrical.co.uk

25Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 9:20 pm

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Its probably because they are not curved like the oe ones i guess ... im sure if they are the exact size it should work ...


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26Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 9:59 pm

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Trackslag172 wrote:
Trackslag172 wrote:
nomad wrote:Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???
Not sure, never fitted them before. I have just emailed a polycarb window specialist and asked. If they do I will probably get some Very Happy


Got a reply back today, The polycarb windows are bolt in only. Will not work in auto or manual winders  Sad   Looks like I am waiting until they break then.

GTI-R US wrote:Good work Tim

Ideally you need to get some alluminium or lightweight stuff and make up little box sections to house ecu, stereo and cable tidies or similar to tidy up the wirin a little

I plan to eventually. Need to get something to put the radio in, I can reach it now i've got bucket seats lol.  


once your cars stripped out do you think youll be able to hear the stereo

27Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 10:03 pm

Trackslag172

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robd wrote:
Trackslag172 wrote:
Trackslag172 wrote:
nomad wrote:Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???
Not sure, never fitted them before. I have just emailed a polycarb window specialist and asked. If they do I will probably get some Very Happy


Got a reply back today, The polycarb windows are bolt in only. Will not work in auto or manual winders  Sad   Looks like I am waiting until they break then.

GTI-R US wrote:Good work Tim

Ideally you need to get some alluminium or lightweight stuff and make up little box sections to house ecu, stereo and cable tidies or similar to tidy up the wirin a little

I plan to eventually. Need to get something to put the radio in, I can reach it now i've got bucket seats lol.  


once your cars stripped out do you think youll be able to hear the stereo


I can still hear the stereo if its loud enough and I have stripped out everything I can for now, I'm not sure how much I will hear once the Ktec Stealth exhaust with decat goes in Very Happy

http://www.drakeelectrical.co.uk

28Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 10:05 pm

Trackslag172

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nomad wrote:Its probably because they are not curved like the oe ones i guess ... im sure if they are the exact size it should work ...

That's my guess to, a change in material shouldn't make a difference, so it much be a change in dimensions. I will look into it more once the electric windows give out, or I tear them out in frustration IF Rich beats me on track Very Happy

http://www.drakeelectrical.co.uk

29Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 1st September 2015, 10:25 pm

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Trackslag172 wrote:
robd wrote:
Trackslag172 wrote:
Trackslag172 wrote:
nomad wrote:Wont the replacement windows just sit in the oe runners then ???
Not sure, never fitted them before. I have just emailed a polycarb window specialist and asked. If they do I will probably get some Very Happy


Got a reply back today, The polycarb windows are bolt in only. Will not work in auto or manual winders  Sad   Looks like I am waiting until they break then.

GTI-R US wrote:Good work Tim

Ideally you need to get some alluminium or lightweight stuff and make up little box sections to house ecu, stereo and cable tidies or similar to tidy up the wirin a little

I plan to eventually. Need to get something to put the radio in, I can reach it now i've got bucket seats lol.  


once your cars stripped out do you think youll be able to hear the stereo


I can still hear the stereo if its loud enough and I have stripped out everything I can for now, I'm not sure how much I will hear once the Ktec Stealth exhaust with decat goes in Very Happy

one of my cars is stripped out even if it did have a radio even on full im not sure id be able to hear it

30Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 2nd September 2015, 5:47 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

Today's minor update - New OMP 300mm Steering wheel
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31Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 8:53 pm

Trackslag172

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Update:
I sprayed the interior. Its far from a professional job but it does the trick. I realise the colour choice is unusual but at least you will see it coming!
I have never spray painted before, so this was all a learning curve. I learned that I should have removed the windows first, that I should be more careful around the edges and mainly that I will never be a professional sprayer. But its done now, and its does the job of removing all those different shades of the blue interior.

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32Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 9:12 pm

johnny gtir

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What did you use to spray it. Think of the money you saved and good on you for doing it yourself

33Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 9:15 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

Just some cheap tins from ebay (then autocare when I ran out). Its not great when you see it close up, but it does the job. Not sure about the resale value though Very Happy

http://www.drakeelectrical.co.uk

34Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 10:37 pm

GTI-R US

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Well done for having a crack at it Tim thumbsup

Only way to learn is to have a go


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35Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 11:12 pm

nomad

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Doesnt look that bad  so well done for having a go Wink


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36Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 6th September 2015, 11:44 pm

gtir_woody

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I like the colour, it's different Smile

37Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 11th September 2015, 9:07 pm

Trackslag172

Trackslag172

Quick update.

The car is at Bobs have some bits done that I am not capable of doing my self.
Another gearbox has gone in as mine was shot.
Track rod end replaced
Polybushes all round for some extra stiffness (everyone loves extra stiffness)
Janspeed exhaust and decat (I helped put on the exhaust, I am capable of some things Very Happy )
Wheel studs with 15" OZ supperleggera wheels (I put on those too)

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Hopefully tomorrow there will be a rollcage and racing battery as well

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38Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 11th September 2015, 9:10 pm

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You got a good charger?a normal type charger will fuck up a race battery on the first charge

39Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 11th September 2015, 9:13 pm

hreggtir

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looking good Tim


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40Project Fast Frenchy - Page 2 Empty Re: Project Fast Frenchy 11th September 2015, 9:25 pm

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Looks like its getting there ... well done .... Wink


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