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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:09 am

Looks excellent: what colour then? ;)

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:44 am

Rob Bell wrote:Looks excellent: what colour then? ;)


Kawasaki zx green :D

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:16 pm

Of course :D :cool:

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Stage 1 of the bonnet respray done. Just waiting on the lqw turning up.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:00 pm

I like!

Reminding me a lot of the TF 500 concept:

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:09 pm

That's the inspiration :D

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:55 pm

First stage of bumper painting done, also trimmed the slats off the upper intake.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:39 pm

That is looking good! I guess you don't need wheel arch extensions, but it would go with the "look" :)

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:23 pm

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby big angus » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:38 pm

Looking good

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Mikeadman » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:50 pm

Superb :thumbsu: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

Cheers

Mike 8-)

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:16 pm

Wow - quite something :thumbsu:

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:22 pm

After more hours than I care to think about I have redone the oil cooler pipe work in 13mm O/D aluminium tube.

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I've also fitted a lip spoiler to the boot lid, part painted in LQW, then when I do the green on the boot lid/bumper the middle will match.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:39 pm

An now my inevitable question: where did that lip spoiler come from? It looks like one of the universal spoilers on eBay? Looks good to me, and should do the job. Although, as you have the same racing hard top as I do, I don't know what the airflow down to the boot lid surface is like. I've been meaning to undertake some ticker-tape experiments to find out... :)

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:24 pm

I got the spoiler off amazon, but yes it's a generic pu one. Just trying to change where the air breaks away from the boot.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Mon May 29, 2017 6:55 pm

Some more progress this weekend. Finished welding the spare wheel well bracing and added an additional tube where the remainder of the front section of the wheel well was. Painted the inside of the rad ducting, ran brake cooling ducting in, just need to buy 2 90 degree elbows to get the air from the intake area to the ducting.

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At the backend made the new mounting for the header tank move to the boot.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby flyingbanana » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:54 am

Why does everything take so long, 4 hrs work has got the rear hardtop fixings and mounting point fabricated and fitted - still need to be painted and the exhaust tail pipe fabricated from 90 and 45 degree tube cut and welded together.

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Need to trim the bumper a little bit more, then get the hangers made and welded/fitted.

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Re: TF Race Car Build

Postby Rob Bell » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:37 pm

I know - the little things always take 5-10x longer than you think...


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