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Re: turbocab's T2R replica build

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:42 pm
by turbocab
thats right i have finally started to pull the city apart :shock:
ive been at it for about 9 hours so far and all ive got to remove is all the glass,the engine and the fuel tank then ile go to town with the mig :twisted:
ile update this thread as i go and add pictures as i see fit.
watch this space and wish me luck.

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:23 pm
by city_cabriolet
Good luck mate, keen to see the progress :)

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:57 pm
by Brendan
Good stuff, keep us updated with those piccies!

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:57 pm
by James
Awesome mate, make sure you keep the momentum up, its easy to let these things drag on :P Been repairing one corner of windscreen rust for like two months now :/ Granted it was in the worst place ever and needed like 11 patches in 5 layers but hey :P

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:16 pm
by rustyhornet
Hey Bigelboe, don't worry about turbocab's motivation!
I'm fairly sure that some healthy competition will help him along :lol:

Looking forward to seeing your progress mate!
I don't want to steal your thunder :P

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:35 pm
by turbocab
you got a massive headstart tho ginganuts! and i dont mind if you finish before me it isnt a race until we are on a track together :wink:
tried to call you about the rollcage the other week but couldnt get on to you number? enyway ile pm you with a few of my questions.
ps got some more stripping done today :oops:

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:39 pm
by turbocab
engine came out sunday night :roll:
thanks to a lend of pro'ts engine crane.
just got the dash out tonight,ended up smashing the plastic body of the wiper mechanism doh!
i honestly dont know how they got some of those wires in there when they built these things and ime sure they were never ever ment to be pulled apart with a view to putting them back together :evil:
decided to ditch the air con to save weight and the hassle of putting it all back in and regassing it.
i recently was informed that you cant have a rollcage of any sort in nsw and still have your car registered :cry: so no cage at this stage but ime going to have a minimal interior ie dash,door trims,and only front seats no carpet or roof liner or rear trims that way its no big deal to add a cage later if i decide to make it a dedicated race car and bar the rego.

problem is ive been hitting the home brew a bit hard while im working (i knew that fridge in the garage was a bad idea!)hehe

what is a good site to host my pictures on to post em up here or will someone else put em up for me if i email them to you??

a drunken matty says bye............

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:11 am
by Smithy
Turbocab have to say I'm pretty excited about your rebiuld! Cant wait to see the outcome with the widebody "Mooncraft" kit!
( Mooncraft were the makers of the original T2 racers right ?)

I hope its fairly clear of structural problems too... :D

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:33 pm
by turbocab
theres a few 20c coin size holes of rust around the engine bay and firewall but i should be able to fix it all fairly easily.
yes i believe mooncraft did make the original kit.

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:23 pm
by turbocab
while i have been slacking a bit ive also been making slow progress,ive started on one of the problem bits of rust repair the lip that supports the seal for the rear hatch so far ive replaced about 500mm of the 10 mm lip in various places and some patches near by where the rust has spread either side of the lip its slow tedious work though!
sorry no picks yet no time to upload them.

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 pm
by turbocab
got a fair bit done thesarvo but theres just no time any more! 19 days away from a trip overseas for 3 weeks,so mutch to do so little time :x
hey prot your sandblaster works ok but you need a lot of air to make it run for any length of time,i had it going with the big compressor from work plugged into the extensive pipeline beneth my house and the compressor still ran pretty mutch non stop!

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:53 pm
by turbocab
got back from new guinea on friday...awesome trip!
spent all day working on the car today but ive run out of sheetmetal :cry: so ime stalled until i can get some more.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:28 am
by turbocab

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:06 am
by James
Aww bro I feel for you, that rust looks nasty :/ I just replaced my whole slam panel because some of it looked like that underneath. Maybe you could find someone with a solid city e body or something that you could cut that part out of? Be a lot better than ffabricating a new one.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:14 pm
by turbocab
that bit has already been looks like crap but its all hidden behind the dash etc
the last pic of my next post shows how i patched it with a series of overlapping bits of steel.
theres also pics of the little tubs ive built into the rear guards.
just found a nice big rust hole inside the left rear guard...yay!