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Nice work! I've thought the VR6 would benefit from some bonnet vents to let some of that hot air out (I know yours isn't a VR)

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10 hours ago, fla said:

Is there anything car-related you cant do, Graham?

ha ha, thanks, just need to do it quicker

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8 hours ago, oneohtwo said:

Nice work! I've thought the VR6 would benefit from some bonnet vents to let some of that hot air out (I know yours isn't a VR)

These are more for show although they will help a bit with cooing, 

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Few updates

 

Bought a facia for the centre gauges to make it look better, its 3d printed

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Glued the LCD mount to the back

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Filling the face to make it smoother

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Click on picture below to se the video

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Sprayed the bonnet, needs some flatting now

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Then fitted this centre visor

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and today, the screen got fitted

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Still waiting for the DVLA to update my V5, only been 9 weeks so far, when I called they said it may take another 3 weeks which is a shame as I wanted to take it to VW Whitenoise 😞

 

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5 minutes ago, tonedef said:

I’m loving this Corrado, great work, makes me very jealous!!!

Thanks, appreciate the good words

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Any chance of a walkaround clip? Did you use the standard windscreen trim? Looks much smoother

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The LCD screen is a god damn work of Art. How have you done that. 

As usual it all looks great. What a shame a typical government department is inefficient at what they are paid to do......

Good luck with it though 👍

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8 hours ago, Cressa said:

The LCD screen is a god damn work of Art. How have you done that. 

As usual it all looks great. What a shame a typical government department is inefficient at what they are paid to do......

Good luck with it though 👍

Got to agree with this, once again taking it to the next level. Absolutely hats off to you Graham. 👍

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14 hours ago, fla said:

Any chance of a walkaround clip? Did you use the standard windscreen trim? Looks much smoother

The rubber was bought from ebay many years ago, but it has been laid flat for about a year rather than leaving it in the tube folded up, I was warned that they can look bad if the rubber is out of shape from being folded

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13 hours ago, Cressa said:

The LCD screen is a god damn work of Art. How have you done that. 

 

The screen is capable of alot more and will be used to show other stuff as well, its a GEMS screen that I had from an old steering wheel project we used for work many years ago

https://gems.co.uk/products/displays/lds4/

The same LCD and software is used by McLaren Applied for the PCU 8D in the current F1 cars

The graphics are not great, and this is an old version so there have been improvements but its not my main screen so it will do

 

 

I also have a McLaren PCU 6D that I had seriously thought about having put into the top of the steering wheel, but I have the shift lights on the MoTeC dash already so its just sat in the garage at the moment

https://www.mclarenelectronics.com/Content/Products/PCU-6D/PCU-6D.pdf

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Clever stuff going on here - wouldn't know where to start. 

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And just because I can, I roughly fitted and wired in the light and rain sensor, that will be for the auto lights and wipers

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I thought this would be ok but I think I need to get the proper screen bracket and have a surround 3D printed

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This weekends fun,

setup the ride height as it was to low at the front and high at the rear, now sits more level, also set the camber with one of those bubble gauge tools so the fronts are now at  Neg 1.25° but the rears are at Neg 2.25°

And after going to an F3 team the other week and watching them set their tracking using rods and string I set the tracking, not to hard as it needed to be 0 which was quite easy to work out 🙂

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Also did some more flatting of the paint on the wing, had to get rid of the runs that were staring at me while doing the suspension

 

Then thought I'd have a go at some carbon skinning of the rear plate plinth, started with this

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Because I have removed the lock for an electric boot pop. I filled the lock hole

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My goal was to get something with a finish like this 

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but what I ended up with was this 😞 wasn't good

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Luckily my work has a carbon shop and I sent the pic to one of the guys who has taken pity on me and will do it for me next week 🙂

Fitted the wipers to be sure they fit and work ok and cut up the SWG scuttle so it fits the larger mk5 Golf wiper motor

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Then, rather than waste all that carbon, I did use some of it to stick back together the scuttle panel

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And to finish up the weekend, I started the gearshift surround. It needs to sit higher due to the size of the DSG shifter.

Now have the height about right so need to glass the 2 parts together and make them look nice

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Getting a little peed off with the DVLA now, sent the V5 to them on 27th May and it still has not been updated 😡

 

They have received it and apparently they started looking at it on 21st July and it can take 6 weeks from that point.

 

They better not send it back not updated with a problem 

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1 hour ago, GrahamU said:

Getting a little peed off with the DVLA now, sent the V5 to them on 27th May and it still has not been updated 😡

 

They have received it and apparently they started looking at it on 21st July and it can take 6 weeks from that point.

 

They better not send it back not updated with a problem 

Bloody government departments..... can't be that difficult to sort as I'm sure they've done it before 🙄

It wont be long before you get to take her out. Good luck with it 🤞

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V5 has finally arrived, yay 🙂 so now on a push to get it ready for an MOT

Not much left to do for the MOT, so started finishing and putting the interior in

 

Alarm and separate immobiliser are fitted, 

Rear seats and rear cards all in

Due to the electric handbrake I dont need the old lever so there is a large hole in the centre consul, well not anymore, all filled and changed to be a recess for inductive phone charging

The gear select surround had to be raised to accommodate the DSG selector

Had to cover the whole lot so now matches the roof lining and pillars

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Yes, thats the wifes phone to demo, that why there is a photo of my son on it

 

Needed to make a small flap that lifts up for access to the fixing screw

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Moved the leccy window switch

Not 100% happy with the handbrake button, will most likely put a surround round it for now

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Good consideration of ergonomics there Graham.  I wish my centre tunnel would sit as neatly as yours, theres always a gap between the front and rear sections..

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Thanks to Seanl82 for the links, I have refreshed the roof strips, couple of poor quality before and after pics

 

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Annoyingly, during their storage, I have managed to break the front of one of the strips so will be looking for another at some point but no rush

 

Added the side repeaters to the mirrors

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Stripping and rebuilding the mirrors was quite simple using a peice of 6mm stud and a couple of nuts with built in washers

 

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