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Old 08-09-2015, 03:30 AM
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I have had to make the spacers differering thicknesses. i'm thinking that the reason for making them rubber is to easily take up the slight discrepancies between the body and chassis mounts.

body feels really solid now though.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:09 PM
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and this is what the rear panel I made looks like



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Old 08-12-2015, 04:30 PM
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Very neat, nice job.
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cheers. i'm not building it to be light.

i'm fitting Perspex windows to keep the centre of gravity low as it isn't going to be lowered silly amounts. One because I don't like overly lowered cars and Two because the engine will be hanging out the bottom of the car. it shouldn't hang out any lower than the exhaust box on a standard S800 but there will be a lot more of it. this will also keep the centre of gravity low. narrow cars with grippy tyres is a recipe for disaster.

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it has taken a whole day to get the transmission tunnel cover in and tidy. must have removed it 30 times to modify, trim and fit the poppers as you can't fit them all at once otherwise they wont align.

also fitted a LHD handbrake due to the RHD one is where your leg wants to rest and gets very uncomfortable after a while.




battery cover lid not trimmed yet as I need to make cut outs for the leads to pass through.

quite pleased with how it looks now though
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Rear window looks really purposeful! Great stuff... One item I've thought of - and it might suit your low CoG directive too - is to source a compatible length gas strut over the spring filled chrome monsters Coupe come with. Neko
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Holy hell that looks amazing! I can't wait to see this car running!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:04 AM
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One item I've thought of - and it might suit your low CoG directive too - is to source a compatible length gas strut over the spring filled chrome monsters Coupe come with. Neko
I quiet like the standard monster boot struts. I also like the fact that they can be locked in any position so you could drive around with the boot half open for more ventilation.
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Holy hell that looks amazing! I can't wait to see this car running!
that'll be the fun part. I know it all fits , I just have to make it work.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:14 PM
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I quiet like the standard monster boot struts. I also like the fact that they can be locked in any position so you could drive around with the boot half open for more ventilation.
Never thought of that! If you're going fast enough too no exhaust gas would be sucked in as well...

35C again today, so I might try it as you're right being able to lock the tailgate is pretty neat. Plus, gas struts have a limited life, whereas the spring monster looks like they will last forever.
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dash is in



gone for a little bit of colour coding. will get the dash cover trim strip painted body colour to see what it looks like. I pulled the cover off the dash as it was badly cracked. I thought about a new cover then decided to cover the top part in black moquette.



main reason was to try to stop reflection when the sun shines on it. will also not be using the mirror in the original position on the dash, it was too obtrusive so i'll fit one in the more normal position of high in the windscreen.
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Mouse fur dash! Love it!!! The instruments look spectacular, and have you documented their conversion to electronic? Interested to see how you did that...
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Looks fantastic!
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as you can see the numbers are so very close it'll be good enough. and the shift light is bolted to the screen but thats easy as it can have the wires lenghened and go somewhere out of the way

well this is the electronic analogue speedo i'm grafting into the S800 speedo



the position of the speed numbers exactly match the S800 speed numbers so that part is perfect. the odometer is in a slightly different position and no trip meter. doesn't matter though, it's close enough to fool at first glance

few holes and it bolted in very easily





the original trip reset **** is now just a dummy stuck into position. i used the original S800 pointers by making small adapters.

I kept the original speedo and rev counter, which are now in storage, and modified some from spares I had.
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Suppose they do an FSD at start-up and settle on zero too? Looks just fantastic...
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they don't sweep, just zero.

the edge of the moquette bugged me a bit so I glued in a length of ally welding rod



just need to carefully remove the excess glue. suits the style of the dash though
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Looks better with the strip, like it may have left the factory many years ago...nice touch!
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I put loads of sound deadening in the deepest parts so not a lot of shape needed.





and put a plate in to make using the throttle easier.



there is a lot of room around the pedals amazingly. there is nothing above them. usually I struggle as my toes usually catch things under the dash like the column, fuse box etc so building up the floor is not a problem. also the exhaust will run under there so need a bit of insulation as well. I shaped the clutch pedal so I can slide my foot under the clutch pedal to rest my leg.

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I noticed the highback seats in your recent picture. Very nice. What seats are they? I expect you may have grafted a highback onto the base of the original seat but am very curious. I have an S600 with a 4age transplant that I hillclimb and would like to have highback seats but they need to be as low as possible. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:32 AM
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they are this type of seat modified

I sunk the drivers one into the floor slightly as there is clearance between the chassis and body and removed one side support as it makes getting in very difficult and gives no elbow room between the door and seat.

they come in various widths. I went for 15 inch for the driver (quite tight for me) and 16 for the passenger(which was slightly too loose). too loose and they can be unconfortable so ideally you need to try one to get the correct width.

I also like the fact they are quite cheap as well.
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Epic build!
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got one side into position to see if my calculations work out. seems pretty good so far.

luckily my S800 came with thicker torsion bars(20mm instead of the standard 18mm)and a thicker antiroll bar. plan is though to use two antiroll bars. i'll make some simple brackets mounted to where the front bumper would normally be mounted then figure out how to connect the ends.

you can see from the photo the new shock absorber position. should work much better as its nearer the wheel. time will tell if I need stiffer springs as well, just went for 100lb coilover springs to start with
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Great looking set up there, which wheels are you going with...the ones you had on it, or something different? I have seen lots of wheels out there to go on these cars, but nothing that jumps out...to my taste anyway! Will keep looking I guess. Cheers, Paul.
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Looks tremendous! Really looking fwd to seeing how the brakes bolt up. Are you still using the torsion bars, or just the adjustable coil overs? Neko
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iv'e got three sets of wheels to chose from. the alloy wheels that came with the car, the Porsche wheels for track use and a standard set of wheels.

there is a chap in the UK selling Minilite style wheels ( link here ) but I don't need any more.

there are no rubber bushes on the suspension now. still using the uprated torsion bars so not all the loading is on the uprites. the coilovers are single adjustable. looking at old photos and watching
the wheels tuck under and there is a fair bit of lean so i'm going to make the front fairly stiff on roll.

brakes will be a while yet as iv'e got to purchase some better quality discs and rebuild another set of hubs as the ones I used for mocking are off a rolled car. they may be alright but as I have another set i'll keep these as spares.

rear axle will be fully rose jointed as well so I may need ear defenders?
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rear axle will be fully rose jointed as well so I may need ear defenders?
I would be getting an *** of iron before ear defenders...
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