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Offline sleag40

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G40 Version 2
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:42:50 pm »
Back on the road

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 05:40:00 pm »
That looks immaculate! Not many on an L plate either.

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 06:30:10 pm »
Thanks! Restored it last summer after my first one .was written off by some asshole last May. Just getting my head round uploading pictures ( technology spaz ) so will get a build thread up to use all the pictures I took during a very busy 3 months last year.

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 07:00:37 pm »
A couple more from the other day while I'm on a roll.

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 05:32:36 pm »
After 6 years of ownership and many thousands of queenheads this is what became a write off on May 19th last year.

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 05:46:06 pm »
Bent Polo shots - check out the gap between door and roof. I think that without the PPP stage 3 frame this would have been much worse!

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 09:38:46 pm »
Old one looked nice (new one does too), what happened. Gutting to have had it that long and it end up like that.

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:57:00 pm »
Shame as the black one was mint- grey one looks sweet though dude, you out on track anytime this year?

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 07:21:30 am »
Some dopey woman pulled out from a side road on my left without looking. She then stopped, blocking my side of the road. There was no way I could stop in time so I tried to steer round whilst hard on the brakes. Sure enough she then moved off again - leaving me totally screwed! I was now locked up and slammed into her offside rear wheel giving it a good 30 degrees of camber. I was just out for a cheeky drive on a nice day. Arse.
Got a couple of other projects on the go so probably wont make any track days this year. I hope to get to the Pod a couple of times this year though.


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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 03:01:56 pm »
Let me know when and I'll hopefully be there, new house is 45min away  ;D

The subframe and suspension survive okay?

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 03:06:05 pm »
Spare room big enough for my manly physique?

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 03:58:02 pm »
Suspension fine. Changed top mounts before fitting to grey car though. I cleaned the paint off the frame to check the welds - all was in order - and it fitted the grey car like a finger up a bum! When I unbolted it from the black car the chassis leg sprang up a couple of inches off the frame and the screen broke! The car definately bent around the frame, even the nearside wing was overlapping the door.



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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 04:41:50 pm »
While off work with a ruined back and broken toes I started to look for another shell to put all my goodies in. Trawled Club G40 for a couple of hours and found this just 20 miles away in Chester. Was on my drive less than a week after the crash. Car was complete other than having nothing but some dirt under the bonnet. Looked pretty good other than a manky battery tray and o/s sill. Thanks for getting the ball rolling Rich.



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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 07:33:48 pm »
Suspension fine. Changed top mounts before fitting to grey car though. I cleaned the paint off the frame to check the welds - all was in order - and it fitted the grey car like a finger up a bum! When I unbolted it from the black car the chassis leg sprang up a couple of inches off the frame and the screen broke! The car definately bent around the frame, even the nearside wing was overlapping the door.




That's good to know if/when I bend the front end of mine!

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Re: G40 Version 2
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 04:25:37 pm »
Started stripping it down about 6 weeks later when I was in a less crippled state. It looked pretty good until delving a bit deeper! I already knew about the battery tray and sill but the to do list was about to get bigger. Both wings were scrapped as soon as the plastic trim was removed - no arches left. There was also a hole in the inner wing near the ARB mounting point. The offside rear arch was buggered too. I stripped all the rubber sealer off and got stuck in.