Re: turbocab's T2R replica build

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Postby James » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:31 pm

All I can say is, F*CK yeah. Good choice 8)

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Postby rustyhornet » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:54 pm

Unique old style rims mate!

As for the rear hatch glass... :arrow: It just pops out when you push from the inside to out.
To reinstall the window, simply put the rubber seal back in place on the hatch.
Then put a long, & strong piece of string in the rubber/seal channel all the way around were the glass goes. But make sure you have some over hanging string to pull on later!
Finally, lay the glass on top edge of the seal (outside of hatch side). Then pull the string out, carefully allowing the rubber to peal over the edge of the glass all the way around. :o

This old trick worked for me, so why not give it a try.... Good luck

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Postby 3GCVC » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:21 pm

those are nice!!

makes me wish my SSRs i have for my city were wider.

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Postby turbocab » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:50 pm

yeah they will look good on the car i think.witch is lucky considering they were pretty mutch the only rims( apart from work equip 01s) that i could find in that size and offset.
the problem is i now have to wait atleast a month for the buggers to get here.
looks like ile be going for a set of 215 45 r15 tyres on them(against bigelboe's recomendation) because they are the only tyres i can get with a low enough od,that is if the guy in sydney still has a set :?:
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Postby rustyhornet » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:49 pm

Hey turbocab...
This might be of interest to you :o
I managed to source a set of Nankang 195/45/15 with the correct load rating for my Bullfrog Replica...
Only cost about $400 NEW from city discount tyres.
I think they are an OZ wide franchise :?
There a reasonably good wearing softer tyre, with a semi-sports tread pattern.
I also considered the wider tyres, but with my offset & the thought of cutting up the body kit to make them fit :x I decided against the idea :!:

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Postby turbocab » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:47 pm

hmmmm sounds interesting,the max rim width for those tyres is 6.5in it might be stretching it a bit on a 7in wide rim.ile talk to my uncle who owns a tyre shop again soon and see what he can come up with

fitted the first door pannel today,should have worn gloves that sika 252 sticks worse than shit to a blanket!
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Postby turbocab » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:43 am

picked up tyres today 215 45 15 toyo proxis tr1 $80 each bargan

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Postby James » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:36 pm

Farout thats cheap :O Good score. Will look awesome under the car and give good straight line traction.

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Postby turbocab » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:32 pm

yeah ime going to wait until i get the wheels on to see if they fit ok then if i can ile buy another set(or more)and keep them for later.
they wont be around forever the size has been discontinued.

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Postby city_cabriolet » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:37 pm

Good idea, especially at that price.

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Postby turbocab » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:37 pm

and some more picks for yaImage tyre comparision Image left hand side stuck on
Image seam weld prep
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right rear quarter stuck on

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Postby James » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:37 pm

Looking good man. Those tyres are a whole lot bigger in diameter than whatever they are next too, factory size?

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Postby turbocab » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:23 pm

i know :shock:
the old ones are 185 60 13s its going to be faaaarrrrkin close on the fit with these wheels and tyres.ime guessing that i wont even be able to drive the car until i get some stiffer suspension on it.
and chances are ile be cutting the edge of the bumper back to allow full lock turning.
just a little worried matt :?

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Postby turbocab » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:13 pm

some progress..
i fiberglassed the kit to the car today.Image
adjusted the duct in the front bumper to allow the intercooler to fit,and added another hole to allow more airflow,the new hole will have mesh behind it later down the track.Image

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Postby turbocab » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:41 am

more progress made yesterday and ime hoping to get a bit done today.
drivers side bogged up,looking pretty smooth but ive still got a few wavy bits here and there,i plan to use some sort of high build primer basically from the windows down then sand it all straight after that.
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bare metal
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mass bogImageImage
some seam welding already done in engine bay,bigelboe has inspired me to do more.Image
ime still waiting on my wheels and getting kinda anxious :?


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