SRX8 2012/13 Project

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Kruizer, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Kruizer

    Kruizer Active Member

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    Thanks mint, taking time but getting there...

    So got the finger out and finished off the vents, one or two bits to pick in but happy enough with how it turned out, must reinforce the frame underneath next, the pressed rotary shape has added strength to the skin and with the fibreglass vents flex should be minimal...
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  2. Dunit4

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    Bonnet looks really good!!
     
  3. Kruizer

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    Thanks fella...

    Lining it up...
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    Getting the angle right...
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    Masked up with cardboard and filled with expanding foam...
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    Should be ready for shaping tomorrow...
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    And a shot of the new BC Coilovers from Japanese Performance...
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  4. Kruizer

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    Arty shot thanks to pedro ;)
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    And a sneak peak of what to see later on in the week, should have more updates the weekend :p
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  5. Dedman

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    That bonnet looks like its an off the shelf part. Its making me want to take an angle grinder to my 350!

    Can't wait to see what else you fab up. Subscribed!
     
  6. Tim200s13

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    Awesome project m8, keeping my eye on this one........
     
  7. sky910

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    wow.........rx8 with sr20 is quiet rare setup
    is it budget main issue?
     
  8. bybs

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    Sr20 in rx8 this is a good idea
     
  9. Sexy Pudding

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    like the idea, but I'm still skeptical so I'll just shut up & wish you good luck with this. Can't wait to see the end result
     
  10. Mitch

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    Nice work. Looking forward to the updates :smokin:
     
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    srx8

    Hey dude was looking at this conversion, ive tried finding info on the front subframe fab work as ive heard the steering rack is in the way of the sump, how are you finding the fitment?? cheers
     
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    Proper inspirational project man cause it seems so clean and professional! And it's different! Just hope it all goes to plan!

    Nice job! Keep it up! :)
     
  13. Kruizer

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    Thanks very much mate, big compliment there :)

    Thanks dude :)

    Nope, just want a cheap and cheerful heart that can be easily replaced if needs be...

    Got it from the SR20 Altezza I had previously :)

    Me too, its all trial and error mate but I've never been afraid to try something different...

    Thanks Mitch :)

    Awful problems with the rack even though I switch to an FD3S rack but thankfully its sorted now and some extra lock has been looked after too ;)

    Thanks Jord, me too, she will be on a go slow soon though as I'll be getting back to my KP61 project :)

    Hope to have some updates soon but for the latest info on the build you can like my FB page Team Chihuahua :

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    Just started on the Brides last night, have the mounting plates on the bottom and head bar bolted on now... Wrapped the rear bar in red tape just to freshen it up a bit, should look well in the car :)

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  15. Kruizer

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    The front bumper and sideskirts arrived today from EP Racing, very well wrapped. Looking forward to cutting them up and making it wider :)

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  16. Dedman

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    Where are you going to make the cuts in the front bumper?
     
  17. Kruizer

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    On either side mate but that will be determined by the arches once I sort them...
     
  18. magicmat

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    Great project ! SR Rx8 is what i've been wanting to do for ages. Will definately keep coming back for the updates :)
     
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    Quick update :

    So the engine and gearbox are in, mounts all made up, work has started on the v-mount setup and the pedal box has been fitted. Next up is running the lines and fittings, piping for the intercooler and rad and a few more little touches before the fabrication portion is done...

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  20. magicmat

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    are you totally solid mounting the engine? not running hockey pucks or any other type of engine mounts?
     

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