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Lupo 20v turbo, sounds like a good idea


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#151 OFFLINE   outlaw118

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:58 PM

+1 for the sleeper look here Chief, I took the T4 badges off my Volvo, so to the casual observer I was just a fat old man in a Labrador Carrier. 

Never got tugged once, despite some utterly foolish shenanigans.

 

"Moose" wasn't bright fecking yellow mind......


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#152 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:24 PM

So, sleeper look is the plan now.

I managed to shift the motorbike that was in the way so I can get in to fit the last driveshaft.

Moonwhile, I sourced the majority of the interior for £20 local. Managed to get ultimate poverty cloth too, and beneficially its a lot better condition than the original.

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Question to the floor.. carpet. Has anyone successfully fitted a non standard carpet? Shagpile or similar?

Maybe some Wilton?




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#153 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:37 PM

Not a lot of room to work under that bonnet now!
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:27 PM

So, sleeper look is the plan now.

I managed to shift the motorbike that was in the way so I can get in to fit the last driveshaft.

Moonwhile, I sourced the majority of the interior for £20 local. Managed to get ultimate poverty cloth too, and beneficially its a lot better condition than the original.

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Question to the floor.. carpet. Has anyone successfully fitted a non standard carpet? Shagpile or similar?

Maybe some Wilton?




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in 1984 i took all the off cuts from a mate whose parents were having the whole house recarpetted in beige axminster.

Over 2 days with a carpet needle and thick thread (more like string) i made it fit a spitfire.

It was erm mediocre. But free. The quality of the carpet over shadowed the naff installation. I also got high on carpet adhesive. Very high.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:06 PM

Can't you find a used carpet for not a lot? If you want to go down the minimalist lightweight route then you could use the really thin stretchy stuff that gets used in campers to trim exposed metalwork. You can just stick it down with spray glue and it'll conform to the shape of the floor. Not very hard wearing but I guess you won't be daily driving this with children and dogs in it?

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

If you like green I think Njgleeds might have some rolls of green carpet available

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#157 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:47 AM

Is cool have found one, £20 delivered. Not bad tbh really. Interior will be in soon and driveshaft will be fitted tonight. Might actually be able to move it soon.. excited as its only take like 19 months
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#158 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:02 PM

Running and driving and stopping!

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Only got a downpipe on at the moment but shit scared something is going to pop or set on fire. Got lots of jobs left before it’s roadworthy though.

Needs lowering a little, brakes sorted, boost gauge won’t work, oil light is on along with the bloody temp high alarm. Think it’s wiring as it’s flicking oil about properly and not too hot.

Interior half in too.


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#159 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:57 PM

Massive motivation increase now. Boost gauge plumbed in, swapped the alternator as it wasn’t charging and found somewhere to stow the fuse box.

Probably going to pull and remove the starter switch on the dash as there’s no real need for it.

Just still looking for a sodding carpet


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

Back to it, still dragging on this but managed to get the downpipe welded up and sorted today. Never welded really before this and certainly not stainless so I thought fuck it, throw on some stainless mig wire and give it a go. It’s not laying dimes tig quality but for something that’s gonna be out of sight and heat wrapped, who cares??

So I got a reel of stainless wire off eBay and with some research it seems it works fine with co2 just not ‘as good’ as Trimix. Well, fuck it.

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Stuck the trusty Clarke into settings for 2mm steel and spent two days mocking up whilst the car was on a jack stand (how does Arran Kaufman do it?) and managed to get my angles right and good clearance under the subframe. The top of the downpipe was originally off a polo conversion but was just to short.

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The fire extinguisher setup running a smooth 10lpm

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So welded up it looked alright. Just alright, not so bad it looked like birdshit but not that good I wanted to not grind it down. And the finished product isn’t that bad. I’ve even took closeups!

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So next is to fit the lambda and heat wrap it, then mate it up to the original system for now. The downpipe is 2.5” so I’d like to make it all the way through but I’m gonna have to fit a cat off something else to pass emissions.



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 03:29 PM

That brand MIG wire is what my local welding supply shop (Wellington Welding) sold me when I bought some. Should be good quality, otherwise the pros buying from the shop wouldn't buy it.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:06 PM

Looks like an excellent effort and I can't wait to see this finished !!!
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:58 PM

That brand MIG wire is what my local welding supply shop (Wellington Welding) sold me when I bought some. Should be good quality, otherwise the pros buying from the shop wouldn't buy it.


I’ve only bought it, but then to be honest I’ve only ever bought two rolls!

It was the cheapest on eBay. I was worried that welding stainless would be difficult or different but to be honest it was identical to normal mig work.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:58 PM

Quick update this afternoon, I’ll post my exhaust finish later too.

Finally got a bloody carpet that’s not knackered! One step closer to the granny Lupo look

Word to the wise, if you’re gonna strip a car for God’s sake keep all the bits for when you change your mind :/

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:04 PM

It's going to be great fun taking it for the MOT the first time with a full sleeper look - the guys at my local garage were most surprised and amused when I dropped off the Stellar!


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:26 PM

Paul UU m8....

Your Exhaust exploits are shaming me!

*bastard, for having a mig :(

Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

I forgot about this. Great effort!

Your welding will be put to the test when you run 180 horses through your welded drive shafts.
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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:48 AM

I forgot about this. Great effort!

Your welding will be put to the test when you run 180 horses through your welded drive shafts.


Only one needed welding in the end. Weird as but the other side was almost perfect fit with a mk2 golf inner cv.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:49 AM

Paul UU m8....

Your Exhaust exploits are shaming me!

*bastard, for having a mig :(


Hey if you’re local pop round with pies and I’ll weld what needs welding mate




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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:51 AM

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Needed new garage tunes and the Wurzels have won it hands down




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