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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 08:56 AM Reply With Quote
PRO-BLADE-TURBO-COMP. RE-BUILD

This will be a start of my re-build diary, im not good with words but will take lots and lots of pictures .

First up is how this car started life as i once knew and how it once looked, some of you might know the car already as it was once for a short period owned by a fellow member on here, ive pinched this description of the car from a post and theres a picture of it too.

Procomp LA Gold

Life started out for this car as a 2002 car that's been road-registered, but used predominantly for sprinting.

2.0 16v Vauxhall XE engine
QED 420 Cams
Up-rated Con-Rod Bolts
Twin Webber 45's
MBE Programmable Ignition
Tony Law Exhaust
Modified sump
Custom Ali Flywheel
5˝" Twin Plate Alcon Clutch

Circa 210bhp

TranX Close-Ratio Straight-Cut Clubman Box
4.4:1 Diff

4-pot Alloy Alcon F3 Front Calipers
2-pot Alloy Alcon Rear Calipers
Floating Discs All-Round

Fully Caged




This is a picture of the erm car after it was delivered. The rest of the car was in boxes , it did not however come with an engine as i had already had one from a previous build.








All comments most welcome good or bad as i go along.

[Edited on 10/7/12 by welderman]





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scootz

posted on 10/7/12 at 09:09 AM Reply With Quote
Not sure it suits those new yellow wheels Joe... you may have to lengthen the wheelbase a little too!





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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 09:24 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by scootz
Not sure it suits those new yellow wheels Joe... you may have to lengthen the wheelbase a little too!



rear wheel steering too





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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 09:36 AM Reply With Quote
Now sat in its home for the build.
Bear frame
Bear frame


Now time to find where was best to fit the engine, Honda Fireblade 919, with turbo.

Engine position ???
Engine position ???

Make shift prop


Engine position ??
Engine position ??


After a bit of moving around and a few blocks to get it right i proceded to make up a frame for it and re welded some bottom mounts to the frame.









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locoR1

posted on 10/7/12 at 10:35 AM Reply With Quote
Subscribed keep the pictures coming Joe

Will this be a trackday toy or is it going back on the road?





Description
Description
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imp paul

posted on 10/7/12 at 10:55 AM Reply With Quote
awesome joe it looks cool mate
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BigLee

posted on 10/7/12 at 11:11 AM Reply With Quote
That cage isn't high enough for me
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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 11:33 AM Reply With Quote
Will this be a trackday toy or is it going back on the road?

Trackday toy, but will get it an MOT too



Lee you could fit in it, but your head might pop up OVER the cage





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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
Dinner time so bit more update

engine sent to Andy Bates as back in the day i killed the gearbox , only had 1st, 5th and 6th left lol.
Scrounged a few old gearboxes to try and keep cost down but ended up having another fitted by Andy as it made more sense.

While the engine was on holiday, spun the frame round and started on the bottom, hammered the original ally floor back into shape, filled in some holes in the ally floor and a few in the frame and made a start with the rivits and sikaflex.

Welded ally floor
Welded ally floor






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D Beddows

posted on 10/7/12 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
Been looking forward to this
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Dangle_kt

posted on 10/7/12 at 12:21 PM Reply With Quote
looking good joe!Keep up the good work!
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Proby

posted on 10/7/12 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
This will be interesting, make sure you post pleny of pictures! I'm subscribed!
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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
Floor fitted and made a start on the front and rear wishbones, fitted all new bushes purchased from Matt at Procomp .

ally floor on frame
ally floor on frame


Also fitted the massive huge Alcon callipers and disc’s.

offside front.dsic and caliper
offside front.dsic and caliper


Slotted the diff in but this was going to come out at some point as i wanted a 3.54 ratio.





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 10/7/12 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good Joe, love the Alcon brakes, I will be watching the rest of the build with interest now
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welderman

posted on 10/7/12 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Paul, they are mahooosive those things


quick brew so a few more pictures


Well a bit more bashing later !, managed to flatten all the inside and outside ally panels read to re fix into place.
Made a start on the brake lines too &#61514;

Couple of pictures of the footwell’s
driver footwell cylinders
driver footwell cylinders


drivers and passenger footwell
drivers and passenger footwell


passenger footwell
passenger footwell




Tack welded a small bracket to the frame so i could put a “T” in for the brake switch. I must not forget to weld it up !!!!!!!!

cylinder and T
cylinder and T






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Steve Hignett

posted on 10/7/12 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
Lookin great so far BJ, but what's with all the gay Ali?
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welderman

posted on 11/7/12 at 07:12 AM Reply With Quote
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Lookin great so far BJ, but what's with all the gay Ali?



Gay Ali hmm, im having to use it to keep costs down and use up as many old parts of the car i possibly can





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welderman

posted on 11/7/12 at 07:18 AM Reply With Quote
As the original nose cone is quite a bit battered looking ive opted to fit another one instead.

Just trial fitted for now, dont want to cut it just yet








oh go on, and another





hows that Mr H





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Steve Hignett

posted on 11/7/12 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
looks alllrrriiiiiiighttttt............
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welderman

posted on 11/7/12 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote
Staying on with the carbon theme just for a while, i managed to get hold of some carbon fiber sheets and set about panelling the sides of the car, using the old ally ones as templates as there are 100’s of holes in each one.



















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Steve Hignett

posted on 11/7/12 at 12:39 PM Reply With Quote
Lookin good matey
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PAUL FISHER

posted on 11/7/12 at 12:42 PM Reply With Quote
Ooh all that carbon fibre, your just showing off now
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welderman

posted on 12/7/12 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all your comments so far, there will be a 2 week break now, im off on holiday





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posted on 24/7/12 at 05:54 PM Reply With Quote
looks fantastic!
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welderman

posted on 3/8/12 at 09:56 AM Reply With Quote
Back from holiday :(

Righty, ive been back from my holidays for a week &#61516;
Its so hard trying to get back into working, i need to win the lottery .

As you can see i have a bit of a carbon fettish, could be something to do with hanging around with a mate of mine, you know who you are.

Any how, back onto the build, after trawling the tinternet for what seemed ages i found a live axle 3.54 crown and pinion.

I stuck a bid on it and hay ho won it on ebay .

So then set about collecting it from Sheffield. Gave TommyP a ring and we set off with the my kids and on our merry way we traveled, nice drive over the Woodhead and back .




sheffield trip for diff
sheffield trip for diff



After a few days i decided to take the live axle appart !, first time for everything.
Then noticed i needed some new parts, bugger.
Ordered a spacer tube and some new bearings and waited.
After a bit of looking around i down loaded some destructions and managed to strip the diff and rebuild it after a few hours.


Diff rebuild.........
Diff rebuild.........



Diff rebuild......
Diff rebuild......



Diff rebuild....
Diff rebuild....



Diff rebuild...
Diff rebuild...



Diff rebuild...
Diff rebuild...


I only have myself to blame if it breaks





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