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Offline Yoof

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #480 on: March 19, 2016, 06:05:51 pm »
Finished the off-side sill mounts now, there's 3' difference total between them, and a 1.5mm height difference. Only noticeable on a perfectly flat surface (assuming I can make the sill stands exactly the same height!)

Anyway, first job was to panel wipe the parts and etch prime inside the sill:

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I made a blank for the end of the female part, so no crud can get in:

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Slot her in the hole:

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Then weld it up:

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And etch prime:

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The interior section will be welded when I flip the car over:

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And some measuring to check my handy work:

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Height difference from sill face to underside of receiver is 1.5mm front to rear

Then check the car is level front to rear:

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And with a piece of L-section sitting on the top of both sill receivers:

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That'll do pig!

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I've left them long currently, as I've not made the side skirts yet, I expect to chop 40mm or so off them.

Just got to do the other side now, and make sure the heights are consistent.

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Pete




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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #481 on: April 06, 2016, 05:53:50 pm »
Any progress/updates soon?  ;) I have another question about your gearbox modification. Have you also considered the Salzmann conversion? Since he offers ready to weld in panel parts with TUV approval. If you did, why did you decide against it? Also, did you do calculations to your custom work, or is it a case of making it strong enough?

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #482 on: April 06, 2016, 09:50:53 pm »
TuV not applicable in the UK - so why pay £1k+ for something I can make myself  ;)

I also wanted to keep the original suspension mounting points, the Salzmann conversion does not.

Regarding calculations - experience and a best guess. My expertise doesn't lie in chassis FEA  :o

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #483 on: April 06, 2016, 10:11:37 pm »
TUV is not applicable in the Netherlands either, but it does mean that it should be a decent kit. Thanks for replying though, your thread has been really helpfull for me on deciding which way to go.

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #484 on: April 07, 2016, 08:03:50 am »
So, sill receivers are all complete, taken a fair old while, but should make working on the car easier, I'll build the stands in due course.

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Tubes capped off internally, and then etchprimed:

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Then etch prime the inner sill, plate, and everything else:

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Then time for welding:

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Whilst working on the rear of the car, the grinder caught the arch... which I duly found out was actually filler. Long story short, I'd tacked the arches together before sending it to the bodyshop (post Oulton) and asked them to finish tubbing them off an tidy it up. That got interpreted to stick filler in all the gaps and paint it.

No pictures of that as it looked utter gash, suffice to say its a long old job, but if it's worth doing, DIY!

Offside rear:

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Nearside rear before etch prime:

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I finished off last night by removing some crusty sections of the sill, and straightening it out. As its going to have a false floor, I’ll have to extend the jacking points through this so I don’t have to take the floor off for jacks/ramps.

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Also picked up a few bits for the update, EPAS column and some new rear brakes, nowt too exciting yet!

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Cheers

Pete

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #485 on: April 09, 2016, 10:25:32 pm »
Epas sounds like it would be a nice addition. Crackin!

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #486 on: April 10, 2016, 06:02:25 pm »
Underside now in primer :)

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #487 on: May 11, 2016, 03:27:20 pm »
So, the last few weeks I've not spent much time on the car, but have now finished removing the old harness mounting points, and fitting new ones.

Why? Well the old harness pickup points, weren't in line with the new manufacturers instructions (Schroth), and I wanted to lower the passenger seat rails and generally tidy things up.

So, better to do it on it's side when access is easy!

First up some measuring, and drawing out what I could achieve with my current driving position:

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I'm slightly out of Schroth's guidelines on the lap and crotch (by 2' and 3' respectively), but this is the best I can do with the space (short of cutting the tunnel up). My measurement error is probably that much anyway!

Ordered some ready made FIA spec plates 7/16th for the lap, ended up making my own for the crotch, as the floor is to thin, I made this plate larger than the sum of two individuals (6-point harness so 2 crotch points), also boxed the inner lap belt mounts in.

Usual process, bit of cardboard, cut the steel, tack together, etch prime the rear, weld it up, then paint:

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And you can see all 8 points here:

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That's about it for now, I've been tinkering with a few other bits, like getting some 2008 Seat Ibiza rear brakes to fit a 1991 Polo:

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And the new fuel tank:

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More on those, next time!

Cheers

Pete

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #488 on: May 12, 2016, 12:49:53 am »
Those rear brakes are they the 255mm ones?

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #489 on: May 12, 2016, 06:59:30 am »
232mm, with a solid disc.

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #490 on: May 16, 2016, 10:28:52 am »
Cut a hole for the ATL Cell, I'll add some steel angle to mount the aluminium box to, and then figure out the in-tank pump setup at a later date.

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Onto the exhaust, handbrake cables, and under-body next  ;D

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #491 on: May 16, 2016, 05:05:45 pm »
hi
peter, already follow your project a long time I can tell you a lot of work but every time this best like to see, 5 stars, congratulations.

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #492 on: May 17, 2016, 09:46:59 am »
Thanks Paulo!

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #493 on: May 20, 2016, 01:22:19 pm »
Everyone's favourite build thread

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Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Reply #494 on: May 20, 2016, 01:56:52 pm »
Attention to detail is spot on. Wish I could weld. Keep the updates coming