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by qwakers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

back to the rx8, i have a fairly long list of snags to get through. one of which is the seals on the driver side rear caliper no longer seal, so a new seal kit ordered. the wheel arch liner is falling off, so that needs dealing with, the undertray needs remaking in aluminium, (plastic is so last sea...
by qwakers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

it was always possible, i dont actually get beached and could probably get away with it. but im not a fan of scraping my sills along the floor :)
by qwakers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

test loaded the 8 today, i have a new issue, the new issue was similar to my old issue.  i miscalculated when i did the beavertail and ended up cutting too much out, so the angle (of about 5*!) is still too much for the near zero groundclearence my car has. this wasn't particularly surprising, and i...
by qwakers
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

todays job was to unload and sort through this lot...

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took a while :D
by qwakers
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

its FINISHED! well, mostly :mrgreen: rear marker lights added, now i can actually see where the ass of the lorry ends (how are these not a legal requirement?) https://i.imgur.com/hOkutpk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TN4pQUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9nhqtci.jpg generator wiring added https://i.imgur.com/PX...
by qwakers
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

its FINISHED! well, mostly :mrgreen: rear marker lights added, now i can actually see where the ass of the lorry ends (how are these not a legal requirement?) https://i.imgur.com/hOkutpk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TN4pQUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9nhqtci.jpg generator wiring added https://i.imgur.com/PX...
by qwakers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

list of things done today include.. work lights https://i.imgur.com/GL6a4wx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zGtcIAz.jpg gene box moved and braced. https://i.imgur.com/yqGujHo.jpg clips for the ramps https://i.imgur.com/JRZiJPK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ruQUWpx.jpg a hole to stop the ramps sliding out when dri...
by qwakers
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

debit card refund..
by qwakers
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

yesterday my ipad battery went flat hence no post. i finished all the fab work. and painted the new panels https://i.imgur.com/1BXdM5v.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Bb497mX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TGCtCzK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WE2N1Jc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PWY5nH0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bTdOnn6.jpg h...
by qwakers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Dern's 2015 GT86 Aero Edition
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Dern's 2015 GT86 Aero Edition

which just makes a even more twichy r1 :D

i never thought id say this, bit, it is possible to have too much power!
by qwakers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 919
Views: 54902

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

and put it on full slicks..... r8 here we come!
by qwakers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

and without mains electricity either! (well, 100m of extension so i can run a grinder but any big tools not so much...)
by qwakers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 919
Views: 54902

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

nice evasive action there clive :D
by qwakers
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

i was planning on finishing the fab work and painting the unpainted parts today, until at about 1pm i got a call from my parents, who had gone to a farm machinery auction and bought a quad and trailer (drove there in the merc slk) and then wondered how they where going to get home. so most of the af...
by qwakers
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

ramps shortened, hinges swapped to the top so they fold the other way, rear panel fitted and braced to the chassis.

nearly done!

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by qwakers
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

ramp frames completed, just gotta shorten the ramps and fit the end panels and lights...



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by qwakers
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

got started on the ramp slides/runners/storage today.

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a lot of fabrication work goes into stuff like this, so im not ever half way on one side, predominately because it was raining all day...
by qwakers
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

god im tired! multiple jobs completed today, worked on the lorry all day then home and fitted a new turbo to the laguna... first thing i did was build the corners of the column up. then i fabricated (fancy word for cut a bit of 2mm sheet up and drilled some holes) a body capping to cover the transit...
by qwakers
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21238
Views: 765746

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

luke murdoch is mobile. and travels the entire country.
by qwakers
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21238
Views: 765746

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

i would ask a specialist to either recover the car and repair it or ask one of the mobile rx8 specialists to come to you to fix it, whilst in theory any garage can do it, i wouldnt trust just anyone...
by qwakers
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

20! .... 20! ....

its 11 :mrgreen:
by qwakers
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

floors in.... https://i.imgur.com/eebX7uQ.jpg which might turn out to be a mistake, i think ive just made my life far harder than it has to be sorting the ramps... but it was raining so i did what i could in the dry :D also dismantled and added a section to the door. https://i.imgur.com/2SMTIsA.jpg ...
by qwakers
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

also worth noting, except where i started and stopped, no filler rod was needed for the entire weld.
by qwakers
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

yeah the corner part was hard to get the torch height constant. hence the porosity. ill work on that :D
by qwakers
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 711
Views: 24224

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

ive got the next two weeks off to finish the lorry, seems a bit excessive now, considering its nearly done ! side profiles have now been cut, fiberglassed and gelcoated (grey, cos i had it left over from my garage roof, 4 years ago!) and glued in: https://i.imgur.com/K0FMn3h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/...

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