Mini update

Well, the Sydney to London Marathon trip in the Falcon is now the Sydney to Perth trip – so I’ve got a little bit more time on my hands before I go, as I’ve got a lot less to organise now that I’m only away for two weeks…

Spent a couple of hours on Sunday relaxing…


Was really missing the smell of fibreglass resin – so thought I’d start making a mount to connect the stock S15 door mirror holder to my aftermarket mirrors.

I cut up the stock S15 mirror mount, and started making a section to match the mount on the mirrors.

Got that all sanded up and then painted on a coat of hi build filler.


While the paint on that was drying…

I started working on the doors.  As usual removing anything that wasn’t needed any more.  Due to the rules I can’t just cut out the whole inside of the door and install a Lexan window like I want to 😦 – So it was the less exciting task of removing the wiring for the electric mirrors, removing the central locking, sound deadening etc.

I’ve gotten all of the wiring in the door down to these two – for the windows (and they have to stay) – got to try out the new wire sheath material that I bought though!  I like it!

One small step towards it being ‘hollywood’.


Started sanding up the roof vent.  Then added some more bog to it.

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Then, while that was drying…


Started making up a frame so that I could build the wheel arch flares.  First step was to make a copy of the shape of the arch, so that I can use that, spaced out 50mm, to form the new arches.



With that spaced out and tack welded in place, layed some plastic strip on it.

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Stuck a peice of plastic to the side of the whole thing to keep the stuff in place, then unloaded a can of expanding foam…



This morning, this is what it looked like with the outside plastic removed, and lightly trimmed.

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Need to find my creative side now and start carving up the shape that I want.



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