Youth Group Drift Project

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by timsmr2, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Cades

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    Nice to see a project that'll keep kids interested :) shame we didn't have a lot of this when i was younger. Could try some fundraising at car shows?
    Look forward to the progress mate
     
  2. timsmr2

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    Thanks everyone.

    Especially Mike, have sent you a pm
     
  3. timsmr2

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    couple more bits arrived

    JOM coilovers
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    new rear top mounts
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  4. Momanatorz

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    Amazing. Hope they learn a lot and have the time of their lives!
     
  5. JZXFTW1

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    Nice to see this
     
  6. counteract

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    Great idea, looking forward to seeing updates and how everyone gets on driving the car :)
     
  7. driftaddict

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    This is a great project for young lads and ladies
    Gives them Real life skills working on cars and working in a team, none of this pointless
    Stuff like dance and drama in schools today
     
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    love what you're doing! I wish there was something like this around my area in Canada!
     
  9. nezzi21

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    What an awesome project, would have loved this when i was younger!!
     
  10. REZZOT

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    great idea if there was only more stuff like this happening to help kids/teens out
    keep it up
     
  11. timsmr2

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  12. Jizzle

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    This is really really good stuff mate, I wish you the bestest of luck with it all, the Kids are lucky to have this oppertunity and support.

    Both wheels look ideal, a friend recently bought the top example and it looks like good quality build.
     
  13. stevie-p

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    Drifting Steering Wheel Black Suede/Spars Race Dished 350mm Deep Dish Drift E36 | eBay

    I had one of these, excellent for the money, it wouldent bend, just flexed a little if i pushed real hard!
     
  14. tomski200

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    This is a superb idea, I wish you all the best with this. I've got no parts to donate! I'd get off my arse and do a sponsored fun run or something I guess.
    Love the fact the emphasis is on team work from build and beyond, when they get out there you could have a list of challenges / prizes, longest drift, biggest angle most spins etc..
     
  15. stuart.col

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    this is awesome i can ask a few of my mates that have had beemers if they still have anything lying about that could be donated to a good cause and get some kids into a team building experience, hope you get the support from local bussnies's that you want
     
  16. Ibiza125

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    This sounds like a great wee project! Keep it up!
     
  17. timsmr2

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    Quick update:

    First off I need to say a massive thank you to Mike ( Mike@TDSW ) for giving us a car full of spares and loads of good advice! Its very much appreciated!

    Also thank you to Jizzle and stevie-p for your advice on the steering wheel I have one on order now :cool:

    and thank you to everyone else for your kind comments!
     
  18. jamesg6r

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    Great to see this happening, hope they enjoy and have loads of fun
     
  19. Big Bear

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    This is such a great idea, totally jealous that there wasn't anything like this when I was younger, or even now!

    As previously said, real world knowledge and skills are being learned with this project and no doubt a love of cars.
     
  20. timsmr2

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    It’s been a while without an update (we’ve been closed for Easter). We have had some more bits arrive

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    We gave them a break from stripping sound deadening for their first solo project. They had to work out how to and fit the new steering wheel.

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    We have also been working on sponsorship side (if you are reading this and would like to sponsor us please get in touch :D). Our first effort will be to get the car to some local events, so far we have a couple of local fairs and Tesco generously have agreed to let us display the car there on a Saturday and collect donations. Also 2 Royal Welsh (Armoured Infantry) are going to help us transport the car so massive thanks to them.

    Today we are running a day session we are hoping to get coilovers fitted, and whatever else we have time for.
     

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