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AshG 2nd August 2009 10:32 PM

Productive Weekend
Had a pretty productive weekend. managed to bond and rivet the floor on and one of the side pannels.

only thing that has held me up is the twot next door. we have only lived in our new house for 2weeks and all he does is moan about noise. if its not the dog that hes moaning about, its me working on the car. i must have been banging for no more than 30mins today around 3:30pm putting the side pannels on when he sitcks his head over the fence and moans about my banging. basically i told him it has to be done and carried on. winds me up when his little 5 year old is screaching in the garden and winding my dog up through the fence.

rant over

here are the picts

AshG 2nd August 2009 10:34 PM

AshG 2nd August 2009 10:35 PM

Tilly819 2nd August 2009 10:47 PM

that looks great ash, just one thing i think you might regret putting that side panel on, i now that when i was doing all my engine and pipe work i found it very usefull to be able to put my arms threw the sides of the chassis, (might beworth leaving the other side off) not a crytisisum just a thought.

looks awsome though


AshG 2nd August 2009 11:02 PM

have already put the engine in and made up all the pipes prior to fitting the side pannels :D i know it will be a bit more difficult getting it all back in but the side pannles were getting in the way all the time.

davidimurray 2nd August 2009 11:07 PM

Looking good Ash - seems everyone on the forum is making great progress at the moment!

HandyAndy 2nd August 2009 11:27 PM

nice one Ash, your car looks fantastic, wow :cool:
really like the drivers side rear wheel, are you saving up for the other 3 ?????:D :D

just pulling your leg, looks really smart.

as for your neighbour .....i,d personally have a chat with him & suggest that he accepts that he has new neighbours & that you working on your car at that time of the day is perfectly acceptable,,,,,, if he doesn,t accept then i,d be inclined to work in the garage up until 10pm at night & say that to him, he,s probably jealous of your car.

well done mate, looks brill,


AshG 2nd August 2009 11:42 PM

cheers for the comments guys. i do have the rest of the alloys i was just seeing how they go with the arches :D

i dont like upsetting people you know im not that kind of person. the bloke has a little 5 year old and in the week i try not to make a noise after 7pm which i know is his bed time. so if i can't make noise in the week or the weekend then when can i make it?

if he moans again then im just gonna tell him to get stuffed. i have tried considerate and he moans so i may as well just not bother being considerate as he is still going to moan what ever i do.

HandyAndy 2nd August 2009 11:51 PM

i know you have all the other wheels ;) pulling your leg, lol.

and yes i DO know you, i know that you would do your best to be considerate to your neighbours but some folk just expect too much, basically say to him what you just said in your last post & ask him WHEN would it be ok?
if he doesn,t take the hint that you are trying to be neighbourly then tell him where to go. ;)

where i,m building my car, at the start i actually went & spoke to the 4 neighbours that are closest & promised them i wouldn,t do any work on the car before 10am or after 7pm, it seemed to get them on my side & they are now actually quite interested in my build, but also they had the info that i was being considerate & hoped they would see it, which they did thankfully.

as for your car , words fail me... apart from stunning :cool: :cool:


flyerncle 3rd August 2009 07:53 PM

Nice one Ash looks the dogs dangly's, pity about moaning bass drinker next door sounds a right PITA.

Tell him the lads on the forum said FOF.

Good luck.

aaronbassett 3rd August 2009 09:23 PM

were abouts in rochester do u live ash i know the area well

Bonzo 3rd August 2009 09:24 PM

Well done Ash
Fantastic progress there Ash.

A bit of high quality work going on there, looking brilliant :cool: :)

My neighbours call my workshop " Frankensteins lab " what with all of the ark welding flashes that can be seen from the skylights :D

Lucky with all my neighbours, none of them seem to object to the noise I make.

On the bright side, you must be nearing the end of the noisy stuff.

If you want to wind him up, tell him " I am being quiet, just wait until I start tuning the engine " :D

deezee 3rd August 2009 09:25 PM

That looks awesome. First time I noticed the rear modifications. I know what a royal pain it is to try and fit a fuel tank in between those rear rails. It makes so much more sense doing it your way..... I need to pay more attention.

I've got the same clio rad off ebay as you, so I'll probably just make my mounts the same.

The car just looks brilliant. Thats tremendous progress. Only shame is when I buy the mag now, I already know how far you've got :D

Beardy_John 3rd August 2009 09:31 PM

Excellent work Ash! Wish I had the luxury of using the back garden like that, been sweating my balls off in the garage in all this hot weather! Also shows me I need to pull my finger out :)

squbti 16th August 2009 08:28 PM

hey looking good there ash , nice one & dont worry too much about the guy next door i think everyone has one of those :D just emagine how hes going to feel when you fire it up:D

londonsean69 17th August 2009 08:35 AM

Nice work.

Out of interest (and I don't have the book here with me) what size of ally panel did you need for the floor? And how much ally did you order?

As for the noise - I have had to put up with an entire weekend of reggae on speakers that befit the Notting Hill Carnival - so I moved all my grinding OUT of the garage and into the garden.


AshG 17th August 2009 08:57 AM

i managed to get two side pannels the longer passengerside transmission tunnel pannel and a little top pannel out of one sheet of 8x4.

i ordered 3 sheets of ali is its enough to do all the ali panels and may stretch to a fuel tank if your lucky.

the floor pannel used just over half a sheet of 8x4

londonsean69 17th August 2009 10:03 AM

Cheers Ash.

I intend on the chequerplate stuff for the floor.
3 sheets is what I vaguely remember working it out to.

As for a fuel tank, I think I will buy one ready made. I am not good enough welding ally with the MIG, and at 1k+ for an AC/DC TIG it makes sense to just have one made. I could always make it out of steel, but I like shiny ally:D


AshG 17th August 2009 10:34 AM

im lucky enough to have an ac/dc tig so will make my own if i have enough ali left over.

raceral 18th August 2009 04:56 AM

Very impressive work Ash.

axle 16th September 2009 03:34 PM

The same from me Ash, boosted my enthusiasm. so when is the dead line?

Never mind the neighbours they do make some noise when they cut their grass!

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