Track Project Gloria

5th Generation (1992-1995) vehicle added by C7Ewan, Sunday 5th Apr, 2015

  1. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    No pictures to share with us on this project ? :Sobbing:
     
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  3. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hello Everyone I just noticed that my garage automatically open this thread.

    so here are some pics of my Gloria

    The day she arrived (march 2015)
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    So first job was to strip her out and see what im working with.

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    Now the Fun Can begin....
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    So started out Stitch welding along her seems to give her a bit more strength until the cage gets fitted.
    I was teaching myself to weld in the process

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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good stuff @C7Ewan.

    Some of your welds look "cold" (so the weld is sat on the metal, as opposed to melding into the target surface).
    Looks like MIG welds, so try to decrease the rate of the feed wire. If you can apply a bit more power on the MIG settings, that would also help penetrate more.
    Also move in zip zag pattern across the seams.
     
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  5. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Cheers for the tips. I had never picked up a welder before this.

    Ewan
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    An auto darkening helmet is a huge help too. A normal helmet you can't see anything at all until you start welding which make it tricky to know exactly where to place the go to get going. Where as with an auto darkening helmet you can see clearly and when you start welding the helmet darkens up and you only see the weld pool.

    Another tip is thoroughly grind/clean the surface that you will be welding and to clamp on bare metal, all this will help get clean welds that penetrate well.
     
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  7. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Testing fitting the Seats

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    Then got her back on the ground ready to sort the arch clearance
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    Well the Donor car arrived..
    She is mechanically sound and still got over 6 months MOT on her but the shell is badly rotten in some places and has had a front end bump so the plan is to strip her out and use the engine and parts
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  8. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    The Civic is away to the body shop for final body work and paint (one of the few parts im not doing myself)

    here are a few teasing pics......


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  9. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Few up date pics of where the Civic is just now.

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  10. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    A Picture Say a Thousand Words....

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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What's the perspex for ?
     
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  12. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I have made the side windows and Rear out of Lexan to save weight. also fitted a Heated windscreen so that i don't have to re install the heater unit, matrix, fans and piping.


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    Also treated myself to a Skunk2 inlet manifold which im currently cleaning up

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    So now the only components i am missing to get he running is Coilovers and a Fuel System (Tank, Swirl pot, Pumps, Lines, Fittings, Etc)

    Ewan
     
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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Anymore progress on your project @C7Ewan
     
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  14. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Scotland Ewan Dundee
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    Things have been slow lately due to getting a new flat with my Girlfriend and Son and taking up Drifting in my Lexus is200

    So slight change goal now. My Civic is no longer going to be a full blown race car but a road legal track toy so that me and my GF can share the Civic and lexus and enjoy both....
    we have ordered a few of the little bits we needed

    Wheels bearings
    Ball Joints
    Brakelines
    etc

    pictures will follow soon


    Ewan
     
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  15. C7Ewan Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Scotland Ewan Dundee
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    Hello Everyone how are you ?

    Its been a while since i have posted and its bad news im afraid...

    MY project is for sale.....
    Im selling her as i have just got a flat and i have started Drifting and just bought a 1JZ-GTE for my Drift car so running out of space time and money.


    I know this isnt a sale post but i will post up the pics i have of her so you can see my progress anyway


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    Hope you enjoyed the pics

    Ewan
     
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  16. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    First of all .. that is one good looking beast. love the attention to detail and the wide arches.. reminds me of Civics from first F&F movie..
    But sorry to hear that you have to let go of the car. But sometimes we all have to do the unthinkable. Hope it all works out for you.

    Best of luck
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Sorry to hear that you are having to sell your Project Car, GLWS.

    Would love to see a thread on your drift car :Smile:
     
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