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Magic Beans
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

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Nice work Mr beans. [thumleft]

Mine currently has screw mounted plates front and back, but on the current project, they'll be stuck on. Loads cleaner.

I've taken my bumper off and put it back on a few times. More annoying that tinting T bar glass.... [Laughing]


Agreed. I'd quite enjoy doing the tinting, as I reckon I'd find it quite soothing [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Time to remove the bumper again then I guess [Anxious]



One of the things I want to do as part of the undertray work is to address the flare of the bumper at the outer edges. A standard it looks like this



This is it pulled in 25mm, which I think looks about right. Thoughts? [Think]





Off with the wide-arches then. Here's a comparison of the two together (one off and one on)



The car's done barely any miles, only been driven in the dry and cleaned a LOT, yet still there's crap build-up?! [Eh?]



This is how much arch is cut out to accomodate the wider wheels and arches. The flaps which remain will be perfect for riveting the custom liners to I reckon [Think]



Sidelights out



Rub strips off



These are a swine to remove the first time around, so I replaced them last time around with something a little less seasoned



And it's off, again [Laughing]





The first job will be mounting the plate holder, then making a template for the undertray. I've also got the remainder of the original pant for the car from Scott, so the little bits can be touched up ahead of Le Mans and the season ahead [Smile]
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

It's supposed to going together for lemans not taking it apart [Wink]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Speculate to accumulate [Wink]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

It's coming along nicely its a horrible job taking the bumper off isn't it , I managed my front end (bumper,both wings) in about 1 1/2 hrs [Smile]

What chargecooler are you currently running is it the rouge radtech kit [Think]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I don't mind doing it to be honest, as it's much easier given the lights, new bolts and Border bumper. Stock bumpers which have never been off on the other hand... [Anxious]

Yep, it's the Rogue Radtec kit. Works really well and is well built [thumleft]

Tonight's job was fitting the license plate holder while the bumper off. I wanted to keep the holes nice and clean and to avoid having to use fixings which might come loose, or some other dramas. So I thought it made sense to use the existing threaded holes in the holder, which the plate normally screws into, however reversed. Before that I glued the threads in place, just in case they decide to come loose and spin once it's mounted.



The holder then get thoroughly cleaned, ready for mounting. Let's hope this goes well...



Measurements taken five times the first hole was drilled. No going back now [Anxious]



Second hole drilled.



It's on and centred to a tolerance of <0.5mm, which is my allowed limit on things [Laughing]



Mock-up of the finished article, however without Mule v1's plate of course [Wink]



Silicone sealant around the bolt heads and any holes, to avoid a build up of dirt/rust in the future. Hopefully [Think]





I've also ordered the aly sheet for the undertray, which should be with me in the next few days. It's partially cut to size, meaning the outer edge will be a true line and I don't have to worry about cutting as straight [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

nice work there phil. plate holder looks neat.
is that the size plate your going for or a smaller one?
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah. I took me ordering the wrong size as a sign to go with my gut and get an import sized plate. There's actually plenty of clearance for air around it, so I'm not worried about starving the CC rad at all. [Smile]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Lucky I'd say - import plate looks mint mounted there. Fantastic job [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

You're probably right [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Good job dude, looks spot on, and the best location for the plate.

But then, I'm slightly biased. [Mr. Green]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Good job sir

Look forward to seeing it back on the car
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'll post this here too, as I'm keen to get some wisdom on this...

Ordered the aly sheeting for the undertray, I opted for 2mm, to reduce flex. The sheet is being partially cut to shape before shipping, so it will be the right width and length, leaving just the contours to cut into it once it arrives

The edge which meets the tyres is intentionally being left longer, as I plan to create a 50mm (ish) flaps which will be folded down to act as a speed flap. However I'm unclear as to what angles it should be at and what the aerodynamic principles/aims are for these flaps

Would the ideal configuration be the flap running perfectly vertical and running perfectly in line with the outer edge of the tyre, or would toeing it in or out have some benefit? I'm not sure if their purpose is simply to create a vertical surface for the air to hit, or whether they channel the air in a specific direction (out of the arches etc)?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Most are vertical ( 90deg to the under tray) so id go for that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

That's seems to be the way to go. I'm wondering if there needs to be any flex in them though, to react differently at various speeds [Think] Or I could be massively over-analysing the whole thing as usual [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

New plates arrived today. I've only fitted the rear for now, as I've got the undertray work to do on the front bumper.



The old tatty plate



Et voila





The aly sheeting is due to be delivered tomorrow, so I've got some serious fabrication work ahead of me [Anxious]
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Much better! [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Looks really good! Hooray for sticky pads [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Also, I think you need a wider garage [Think]
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

It's about 50cm out but it is fairly tight in there. Maybe around 40cm each side [Neutral] That's why the walls are covered in insulation for the most part and carpet (left over from when we had the house redone) on the parts where the doors open.
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