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Old 10-06-2009, 05:39 PM   #426
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I spent countless hours welding all of the holes and welding in plates. I know mine isn't going anywhere and will not crack. I tried to fill everything... It's scary though, as you are going along, you think youre done, then all of the sudden there are holes you missed...
Tell me about it! I want to re-do my whole bay now because there are little ones I missed. It's so hard to know what you will need/not need ahead of time.

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**** i hope mine doesnt crack, i guess if it does ill re do it... properly as it is to late now.
Do you have pics?
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #427
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tomorrow i will.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #428
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #429
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It looks a lot smaller because the timing belt cover blends in
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:55 PM   #430
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^^ Holy crap, someone knew what they were doing!
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:30 AM   #431
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^^ Holy crap, someone knew what they were doing!
That yellow bay, silver bay, and now the orange bay are all the same car. The person just re-did it a couple times and it got better and better. That car is in Australia though.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #432
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:40 AM   #433
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:45 PM   #434
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That yellow bay, silver bay, and now the orange bay are all the same car. The person just re-did it a couple times and it got better and better. That car is in Australia though.
Not Quite, it has never been orange but it was yellow and is now silver. A serious amount of work has gone into that car and has always been pretty tasteful. Its now a fully stripped race car with around 600hp. From Christchurch, New Zealand too not Australia
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #435
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I have no idea why I said orange. I meant from yellow to silver. The orange one is convertable from Australia and has soccer balls on it lol.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:31 AM   #436
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Why are their so many shaved engine bays from Australia/New Zealand? ...I'm not just saying that from the couple of cars posted in here, their are quite a few cars I've seen that are completely shaved and from Australia.
P.s. Brake Boosters kill me It sucks those hydraulic pedal sets cost mucho denero.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:31 AM   #437
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The Australians are huge fans of too much bling so they seem to do a lot of full shaves, not nessessarily nice cars though. The Osmans are reknown for it, a lot of over the top garish show cars but very professional work.

There arent a heap in NZ, Dans is by far the best (best anywhere in my opinion but D moneys is looking pretty well up there too) Ive just done mine too, not a full shave but a deloom, removed all the ugly bits and repainted.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #438
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Why are their so many shaved engine bays from Australia/New Zealand? ...I'm not just saying that from the couple of cars posted in here, their are quite a few cars I've seen that are completely shaved and from Australia.
P.s. Brake Boosters kill me It sucks those hydraulic pedal sets cost mucho denero.
I've only seen 1 from australia, and 1 from new zealand. The yellow to silver one, that car is a gc8 so not a gdb body style and that's from new zealand. The other one was yellow with lightning bolts and now it's bright orange with soccer balls. It's convertable pickup truck blob eye sti. It's really ricey, I wish I had pics of it at work but they're saved on my desktop at home. lol

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There arent a heap in NZ, Dans is by far the best (best anywhere in my opinion but D moneys is looking pretty well up there too) Ive just done mine too, not a full shave but a deloom, removed all the ugly bits and repainted.
I agree, that yellow-silver one is sick! I like the bay now they he did it silver, looks great.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #439
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:21 PM   #440
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:00 AM   #441
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Well this is my take 2 attempt this time done properly as we dont want any cracking. Full metal plates are going to be welded in. All holes will have plates so there shouldnt be any holes along the firewall.

Should be hopefully done in a couple of weeks..








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Old 11-03-2009, 04:38 AM   #442
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Nice work, lets a full sticky thread on your build tino!

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Old 11-03-2009, 06:03 PM   #443
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looks good tino, exactly what the body shop did with mine. Welding the big plates in on the side is ideal! What are you doing to do with all the recessed holes on the shock towers and fire wall? Are you going to make everything smooth like mine?
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:43 PM   #444
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D were going to be using minimal bog if any at all as I fear cracking in the longer term. The recessed strut towers were orignally going to be plated also but I think my strut brace won't fit for one and second the nuts will be pressing in onto the plate. This could affect how well the struts are secured imo. So were just seam welding them, won't be mirror smooth but my strut bar covers it all up.

As for the firewall we were going to weld plates over all the holes as none of them are being used. It won't be flush like the sides but you won't see most of it anyway. Or thinking of welded a plate over the firewall so that it will be smooth. I'll have a chat to them today about that.

Btw did u put a skim of filler over everything to make it all smooth?
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #445
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Haha ricey you would have to ask the mods to do that. Not sure they would oblige
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #446
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:10 AM   #447
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D were going to be using minimal bog if any at all as I fear cracking in the longer term. The recessed strut towers were orignally going to be plated also but I think my strut brace won't fit for one and second the nuts will be pressing in onto the plate. This could affect how well the struts are secured imo. So were just seam welding them, won't be mirror smooth but my strut bar covers it all up.

As for the firewall we were going to weld plates over all the holes as none of them are being used. It won't be flush like the sides but you won't see most of it anyway. Or thinking of welded a plate over the firewall so that it will be smooth. I'll have a chat to them today about that.

Btw did u put a skim of filler over everything to make it all smooth?

Tino, I wasn't talking about the shock towers where the strut bar bolts to. I smoothed mine out a tad, but also feared it cracking so only a little bit was done.

I was talking about the recessed holes on the fender wheels and the sides of the shock tower. You know where the fuse box mounted, holes for abs wires, brake proportioning valve, boost selonoid, etc.

Mine were all welded with metal and then smoohted out with high grade bondo. You're never going to get it smooth without body work and you can't just paint overtop of your metal work as it would be all wavy and show every single imperfection.

Also, what holes are you shaving on your fire wall? I only did the top cowl on mine. A year later after mine has been done I wish I knew what I did now, then. I would have shaved the heater core plugs, a/c plugs, two holes near the pitch stop, and the main harness hole. If you're really serious about making a false firewall, i've seen it done but OMG is that alot of work. My dad has it done on his hot rod and it looks INSANE! But then you need a tilton pedal assembly, all new lines, prop valve, resoviors etc which will run you about $5,000.
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Uh okay. I think we ate going to smooth them out a little, weld over the holes along the side at this stage. Yes there going to flush it with sone sort of polymer before painting the primer I think but that will be all the filler used really.

As for the firewall every hole will have a plate welded and smoothed out except for the heater core and fuel lines which I will still keep. But everything else will be rerouted along the fender well.

I'm keeping the booster and just painting it blue so it blends in. I am also getting a custom aluminum resivior made up for the brake and clutch fluids and getting rid of the plastic ones.

I think a false panel may work but it's not as if you can really see the firewall in any case so I may just plate the holes for now. Should still look good
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Sick, sounds good. I also painted my brake booster, against everyone elses's opinion and it turned out awesome. I bought new plastic resoviors, project mu brake and clutch caps, and powdercoated my master cylinders so they turned out pretty well, however i'd be interested to see your custom ones made!

Can't wait to see it finished! I really really really think you need to take the timing belt covers off and have them painted. No sense in having this sick ass engine bay and beat up parts on your motor. lol I know you got it in you tino!
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I've already got the clutch resivior made up. I'll post it in my thread. As for the can covers. There is just not enough time I think to get them painted. I want the car running plus all the belts ect are all installed onto the motor. You won't even see the front or side of the engine where the cam covers are due to the vmount and carbon shroud. I'd rather carbon it than paint it though. Haha
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