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GerryTT

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #15 on: 21:28, Wed 30 January 2013 »
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Hi, I almost have the same inlet  manifold :mrgreen:


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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #16 on: 08:27, Mon 04 February 2013 »
Hi, looks very similar indeed. Is that self made also?

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #17 on: 19:08, Mon 04 February 2013 »
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Hi, looks very similar indeed. Is that self made also?

No, I had a company build it for me.
It did 200hp @1,1bar.
The whole system is for sale now as I'm building me a F7P turbo.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #18 on: 14:20, Sun 24 March 2013 »
Been really busy with other stuff but now I finally got the body mounting thing (what ever it's called in english...) ready and the car mounted to it.




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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #19 on: 19:55, Thu 25 April 2013 »
Time to update the project here. I have come to the conclusion that the worst invention in history is RUST!

Removed the front jacking point, or what was left of it.



New part installed.



Looks nice...





And the rear beam is fixed.



Made a new part.



Hopefully this weekend I'll get the new sidesills welded so I can move to the other side where the same work awaits...

timotei1980

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #20 on: 18:00, Mon 10 June 2013 »
That looks good.

Are you doing the body repairs yourself or is a bodyshop doing it?

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #21 on: 17:10, Tue 25 June 2013 »
Thanks! I'm doing it myself. The project is not really moving forward now because my company decided to send me to Germany for 6 months...

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #22 on: 15:09, Tue 06 May 2014 »
Hi all, I've been a bit lazy on updating this thread but the project itself has had some progress.
Some pictures about the progress:

The center tunnel seams streghtened.




Making the mock-up of the roll cage. I brought the mock-ups to a company that measured them and then bended the tubes from the correct material.



The roll cage is almost ready. Still missing the door tubes and one tube for the shoulder harnesses.



Finally all the rust work is done! The underneath of the car is now painted with epoxy, the seams sealed and the underbody protection sprayed on.









Got the biggest chassis components sand blasted and painted. The smaller parts I can sand blast and paint in my garage.





I decided to modify the rear wheel arches a bit to get a little more space for the tires. I used this wheel arch roller.



And here is the result:



Yesterday I took car down from the body stand so it's now on axle stands. I need to finish the roll cage and get the car ready for paint. I'll try to be a bit more active with updating this thread...