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Offline physicsfool

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2014, 02:05:04 am »
i think he means honed not rebored!

What Pete said, plus they will source all the bearings for me! 1272 is plenty enough for me! Plus if i spend any more on the car I may have to declare bankruptcy

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2014, 12:07:40 pm »
Fair enough. Rebuilt engine and full respray. Sounds awesome :) - cant wait to see the respray!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2014, 02:20:41 pm »
So been getting the motor rolling again to my parents amazement, think they may be sick of loooking at a shell

Firstly rebuilding the front legs with all new/resprayed parts (apart from some pikey apex springs)


and the car as she stood at the beginning of the weekend


One PPP stage 2 fitted, not an easy job but worth it. one of the chassis legs was slightly twisted




And voilllla


So with it rolling i took it to my mates for the sills to be welded and engine bay where it had cracked.
one pallet and a forklift later:


Pretty jealous of the workshop he has on his farm.


Poor photo but the work is good.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 02:30:13 pm by physicsfool »

Offline z3i

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2014, 03:49:54 pm »
Going to be one very nice g40 mate :)

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2014, 04:12:53 pm »
Looks great Martin! Sills look much nicer than mine :)

Come a long way since you came up to sheff in it!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2014, 12:13:11 pm »
So the time has come, its off for a paint job, i have sourced new wings and drivers door, passenger door was courtesy of Steve lea and its a beaut. Plus when i picked it up i got to have a good perv at his L reg G which has focused me on getting mine finished and back on the road.



Pikey number plate



of course the sun was shining and so with cardboard in my windows i set off for stevenage



Most of the engine rebuild parts are on order now, so July is the month of the engine rebuild

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2014, 04:20:51 pm »
So today is a dark day in the world of G40's, however this spot had some monstrous cranes, car weighed in at 240kg with all panels minus the wings




The engine lives on, but sadly we are down one more tornado red G40.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2014, 04:27:09 pm »
Dang, horrible pictures laddo :(

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2014, 04:59:27 pm »
A sad end to a G40  :(

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2014, 05:00:44 pm »
That's sucks, not a nice sight to see  :'(

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2014, 06:40:12 pm »
It burns my eyes!!! Take it down!!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2014, 09:56:35 pm »
is that a normal part of the painting process at Taylor's workshop?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2014, 09:59:00 pm »
is that a normal part of the painting process at Taylor's workshop?

Hahaha!! Yeah standard rust removal procedure :P

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2014, 08:15:43 pm »
I can remember scrapping my old shell, was a sorry sight made even worse by the £30 I got scrap value for it

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2014, 02:01:16 pm »
Yeah 240kg got me £24