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      03-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #45
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Great job on the cage. Where did you attach the cage to the lower rear suspension? Subframe?
just posted a video at the top of page one hope this helps but if you need any more info just ask

also im going to get a friend to organize this post as its a mess i did say computers are not my strong point!

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      03-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #46
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will do and thank you to everyone for being so positive
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so cool, this car!

question about your vacuum forming box...did you make it yourself, or is it a commercially made one?

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      03-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #49
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So awesome!!!!
YET AGAIN MAY THANKS

DIDN'T EXPECTED SO MUCH POSITIVE INTEREST IN THIS CAR THAT'S DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE US AND UK
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      03-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #50
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so cool, this car!

question about your vacuum forming box...did you make it yourself, or is it a commercially made one?

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the mold was made in house with mdf , just make the shape you need lay the carbon cloth inside, add resin and vacuum bag we done the same for the foot rest which was a lot more work

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      03-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #51
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320si kerb weight

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not yet but ill let you know when i do
its around 1180kg ill have an exact figure soon

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Holy crap Batman!!!!!
:happy anim::thum sup:

This must be the most refreshing post I've come across in years. OLD SCHOOL!

No f'in JB4/Cobb (which I've used and are great)...
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YET AGAIN MAY THANKS

DIDN'T EXPECTED SO MUCH POSITIVE INTEREST IN THIS CAR THAT'S DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE US AND UK
You're doing what we all wish we could do.
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nice thread, keep up the good work
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its around 1180kg ill have an exact figure soon
Oooh damn!! It just shows that there is 1000lbs of crap in these machines to make them feel "luxurious".

This is a real BMW!!!!!

Good luck and you must let us know how the car handles on the ring!
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      03-03-2013, 02:17 AM   #56
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Great stuff! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your build. I love what I'm seeing.
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I'm jealous of the composite skills. I worked with it in college and came away with an appreciation for just how difficult it is to produce quality pieces. Yours look great.

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carbon work

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I'm jealous of the composite skills. I worked with it in college and came away with an appreciation for just how difficult it is to produce quality pieces. Yours look great.

Thanks it did take a few goes to get write.but i realized that the finish is not important when i pulled the foot rest from the mdf mold it removed some of the mdf with it didn't look good but many hours of sanding and it looked great.
i do recommend using the vacuum bagging method or even better vacuum infusion
it really helps with awkward mold shapes and removes any excess resin as well as adding strength

lots of good videos on youtube with tips from pros
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      03-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #60
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nearly all the cars in VLN take part in the Nurburgring 24hr . VLN is used for testing

here is a great video that most of you have probable seen



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amazing. i love how you have everything color coded, marked, and organized. Good prep an and organization leads to success. good luck with the races.
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I just have to say, this is one of the most interesting post I've ever read. Thx
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      03-22-2013, 09:43 AM   #65
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This post just keeps getting better...so BUMP!

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