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#361 User is offline   volcomstone411 

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:22 PM

lol, that's exactly the same line of tub i put into the frp LOL. But i did mine out of fibreglass, cos its easier than my welding skills LOL.

Looking good though, loads of travel there.

Stefan said the works beam and fuel tank were in the wrong place on the works car and it made for a lot of oversteer. Worth bearing in mind when it comes ot weight distribution...
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#362 User is offline   SWRTpaddy 

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:22 PM

Excellent build thread, got my cos 4x4 getting delivered this weekend, just gotta find a puma and play some barry white for em both to mate!

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#363 User is offline   Dave2302 

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:09 AM

View PostSWRTpaddy, on 19 August 2010 - 10:22 PM, said:

Excellent build thread, got my cos 4x4 getting delivered this weekend, just gotta find a puma and play some barry white for em both to mate!


LOL nice one :)

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Really good thread mate useful stuff hopefully putting the S1600 wide kit on my puma soon so its handy thread to read mate this is gana be a beast when its finished

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#365 User is offline   Dave2302 

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:16 PM

Cheers RR,

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

Made such progress, great to catch up :)
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#367 User is offline   Dave2302 

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:18 AM

Cheers HK,

Hopefully back on it Sunday :)

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#368 User is offline   volcomstone411 

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:44 AM

cheers for help today, those small metal shims or whatever they are lol, they are on the fifth gear side arn't they, i've got those safe.
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

View Postvolcomstone411, on 21 August 2010 - 10:44 AM, said:

cheers for help today, those small metal shims or whatever they are lol, they are on the fifth gear side arn't they, i've got those safe.


No probs Harry,

There should be conical shims, (bellville washers), 0n the main diff bearings, and 'C' looking shims / clips for the main and layshaft bearings retention on the 5th gear side.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:58 PM

cheers, sorted now, fiddley as anything. Just hope diff doesn't need tightening up
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

I managed to get a few hours on the Puma again today, Puma time seems to be getting scarce, more bloody relatives coming up for a free holiday and to eat and drink us out of house and home this week....Only just got rid of the last lot !!

Thank god I can choose my friends ;)

Also the naffing ski boat has done a head gasket, (V8), it's getting water in no4 cylinder. As I'm still busy with the waterski school, I need to get it done before this Friday :(

And it's Mels Birthday tommoz and a mates funeral.....so sod all gonna get done on the car now 'til at least Saturday PM :(

But.....apart from a coating of stonechip paint underneath where the 1/4 panel fits on I have toally finished on the N/S/R now, have welded in around the petrol filler box.....

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and down inside the rear bumper arch piece.....

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Also a bit of thought in advance.....

Stage Rally regs require the use of hefty mudflaps to prevent flying gravel, and my experience of mudflaps is they fall off, so I have welded in a 3mm thick flat bar to hang them from.....

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Coffee and Hamlet break ;)

Finally, on the N/S I need to protect the fuel filler and tank breather pipes from flying gravel, so I cut up one of the old Scorpio plastic wheelarch liners to make a nice protective panel. This will be easy to remove if needs be, so will fix it with a few rivets. It's even got the ford logo on it :).....

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and a test fit.....

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And finally, suspension past full bump (no bump stop ATM).....

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Tons of room here even with the 16" Tarmac wheels on :)

Like I said, apart from protective paint, the N/S 1/4 panel is now ready for final fixing. I will leave this for now though, until the welding in of inner wheelarch tub etc is done on the O/S, which should be easier than the N/S as theres no fuel filler to worry about. Then I can paint both sides and fix both the rear 1/4 panels on properly together.

More soon,

Cheers Dave

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

i was actually going to ask you what tarmac wheels you were going to use!

I'm going to go down to 16", i don't think 17s warrant the car tbh.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:02 PM

View Postvolcomstone411, on 23 August 2010 - 06:43 PM, said:

i was actually going to ask you what tarmac wheels you were going to use!

I'm going to go down to 16", i don't think 17s warrant the car tbh.


Harry yes 16's for Tarmac and probably 15's Gravel, got to look at the gravel tyres yet lol !!

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:48 AM

Great respect from Holland: a hell of a job, but stunning results!


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:03 PM

Thanks Otto,

Yeah heck of a lot of bodyshell specific mods, very time consuming !!

So I gotta be careful not to wrap it round a tree first time out lol, but it's sure going to be a quick special stage car :)

May well start to build a spare bodyshell, "just in case", once the car is all done and entering events ;)

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:34 PM

Dave, bloody hell are you sponsoring Hamlets Matey, even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang didnt get built this quick.

Oh and if you want a spare shell, you can have the one ive got for FREE if you put our stickers on your car, the same ones that will be used for the Track Rod Rally.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:00 AM

View Postbouncy, on 24 August 2010 - 06:34 PM, said:

Dave, bloody hell are you sponsoring Hamlets Matey, even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang didnt get built this quick.

Oh and if you want a spare shell, you can have the one ive got for FREE if you put our stickers on your car, the same ones that will be used for the Track Rod Rally.



Hi Bouncy,

TBH it would be done or very near it by now, if it wasn't for all the unplanned relative visits, boat breakdown, van breakdown, mates dead Land Rover, domestic jobs etc etc lol.
At the moment I'm lucky if I'm getting 10 hrs a week on the Puma.

Re the shell, sounds like a plan, only thing is I won't have room to take it until late this year, gotta get rid of a few other dead cars first, (thats a G/F thing), they don't like the grounds looking like a breakers yard ;)

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#378 User is offline   Ade B 

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:24 PM

Nice project!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

View PostDave2302, on 17 August 2010 - 06:17 PM, said:

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Dave,

Are you sure that those are S1600 panels...... look a bit small to me, and dont want you to get arch rage when you see mine....

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:05 PM

it looks like an frp kit and not s1600,but great work mate!!

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