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Thread: 1990 UK Vauxhall Nova SR20DET Space Framed Trackcar

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    Yeah c20xe twin webber 45s omp straight though spax coilovers etc been 3 years since a had it. Had the itch ever since ha. Its a bmw colour platinum bronze was available on the e60 5 series

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    So spent this afternoon undoing what I did last weekend! Had a long hard think and wasn't happy with the 1st design so have gone with this now...






    By doing this it will be easier to make the bulkhead and I will put another horizontal in in the old position too and link it up to it further, following the profile of the a-pillers. And if my guesserments are correct the new horizontal will also be in a good spot for gearbox clearance and the tunnel opening. Obviously still needs the sides of the tunnel.
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    Last time I was on PNG you where just working on the RWD xe setup lol i missed a lot by the looks of it.

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    lol yeah, I got bored again! ha

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    Small update from this afternoons work.

    Started by making the 2 diagonals that tie the bulkhead into the chassis rails, mounting just before the subframe mounts...




    I then drilled out the top subframe mount holes in order to insert some crush tubes, this will be welded in later...




    Next up was to start making my turret tops. Sadly my 86mm hole saw has seen better days so had to stop but plan on sourcing a new one tomorrow! So got all the subframe and jig all mounted up ready to go...





    More soon hopefully! Really want the front end done now.
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    Been cracking on with the turret tops the last couple of evenings.

    Finished off cutting the centre 86mm holes with my new bit then tested them for fitment...




    The holes all lined up so then I trimmed them into circles...




    Then added skirts...




    And two tacked up turret tops...




    They now need welding all the way round and cleaning up but ran out of time tonight. Also to be honest I'm not 100% happy with them as they're not perfect circles. Thinking of remaking them but we'll see!

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by The Simps; 06-17-2019 at 06:27 AM.

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    Even if they do work, you will always think about it. I would do it again, circle being perfect, cause I would always think about it, and it would bother me. Psycho, I know but, Oh well

    Keep it up


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    You are completely correct and I will be remaking them

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    where did the s14 go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo sentra View Post
    where did the s14 go?
    How do you mean? The donor shell? I still have it completely intact.

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    This project is awesome. Subbed.

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    Lol thanks mate! Hopefully some decent progress will be made over the next 6 wks.

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    This is pretty damn cool. Looking forward to updates


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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeyBabes View Post
    This is pretty damn cool. Looking forward to updates
    thank you

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    Nova coupes/Saloons are amazing! his build is really cool.

    Good work so far!

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    While I wait for my new strut tops to be made I've been cracking on with some more tubing. Getting there slowly...




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    Top work fella! Ur one crazy chap haha, i couldnt do this for the life of me even tho id love to try it haha. How did u learn how to work with metal like this mate? did u go to school for it? simply amazing mate!
    "Dont let the opinions of the average man sway you.
    Dream, and he thinks your crazy.
    Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky.
    Aquire wealth, and he thinks your greedy.
    Pay no attention. He simply does'nt understand"

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie@stance View Post
    Top work fella! Ur one crazy chap haha, i couldnt do this for the life of me even tho id love to try it haha. How did u learn how to work with metal like this mate? did u go to school for it? simply amazing mate!

    Quite honestly i have no experience! I just bought the nova shell for very little money, few hundred on some tubing and gave it a go! Took my time, done plenty of reading up, consulted lots of people etc. ive deliberately done it without parting with lots of money. All the uprated parts i wont buy until the chassis is built & rolling, just incase my circumstances change and it doesnt get done. I've already got my next project in mibd after this one that is even more adventurous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Simps View Post
    Quite honestly i have no experience! I just bought the nova shell for very little money, few hundred on some tubing and gave it a go! Took my time, done plenty of reading up, consulted lots of people etc. ive deliberately done it without parting with lots of money. All the uprated parts i wont buy until the chassis is built & rolling, just incase my circumstances change and it doesnt get done. I've already got my next project in mibd after this one that is even more adventurous!
    Well mate, for a lad with no experience, thats damn impressive and im sure alot of people here would agree! Its like watching a beautiful piece of art being created haha. How long have u been welding? What are u reading? What welder are u using (specs and stuff) And what forums do u be on mate that u have learned so much haha cuz i want in! I really from the bottom of me heart mate, wanna do something like this!
    "Dont let the opinions of the average man sway you.
    Dream, and he thinks your crazy.
    Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky.
    Aquire wealth, and he thinks your greedy.
    Pay no attention. He simply does'nt understand"

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    Just to update this...

    While I'm waiting on my new turret tops to be finished, I trimmed down the rear box lengths (which aren't needed but are a reference point for level) so that I can put the rear end into rough position...




    Currently got it sat at the height I estimate it to be. Need to get the engine and gearbox in once turret tops are done to then look at shaft angle. Definitely going to need some decent arch flairs! lol




    Starting to look a bit more car like...




    Oh and this turned up




    More updates over the festive break!
    Last edited by The Simps; 06-17-2019 at 06:28 AM.

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    This has gotta be one of the best projects I've ever seen great work!!!

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    Kind words, thank you but maybe you're not looking hard enough - some awesome projects on this forum alone. But thanks again. Just hope I can get it finished and rolling!

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    So been doing a lot of head scratching and measuring over the last week to work out why a certain part wasn't quite working out as planned! Turns out my a pillars are not square with each other and thus my bulkhead is not square. Its not by a lot but enough I noticed it! Its not something I can rectify at this stage but it also isn't going to effect anything else. When I put the main parts of the cage into the car it was before I had the current plans so not as much care was taken :doh:

    However! The box rails ARE square in the car/shell and line up square with the b pillars (so at least I put those in right! lol). All it meant was that I had to do a bit of working out and measuring to figure out where the turrets needed to be sat etc as I couldn't take measurements off of my dash bar as originally intended. This did slow me up over the xmas break but there has finally been progress today....







    After my next session up there I can hopefully remove the strut jig and thus get the engine back in!

    Last edited by The Simps; 06-17-2019 at 06:28 AM.

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    Well Done. Always watching your progress. Well done


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    Cheers! Hopefully get some time on it again at the weekend

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