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    Project gripper

    Been a few years since Iv been on here and since selling my last 200 Iv wanted another. So I say to myself, why not build a budget track car. And that's were the thinking stopped and my over excitement took over. Budget blown out the water, and the project began.
    Full build thread coming but for now, this is were I'm at with the build. image.jpg

    A friend had started a build but gave up and needed shut of his mint solid shell, so for a crate of beer I happily took it off his hands
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    I started off thinking of building a drifter but the more time and money that went in I decided to go with what I knew, grip.
    So the inside was totally ripped out of any weight and the subframes and relevant arms stripped, painted and rebushedimage.jpgimage.jpg
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    Wow, need more pics
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    I can see your budgeting has not gone well!

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    I will get a build thread up today hopefully and lots of pictures to go with it. And I had good intentions with the budget, but then beer got involved and plans got bigger and well you get the idea

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    Looks great. Love the side skirts. Is that the type 2 over fenders on the rear.

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    There custom mate. Produced by RT-Autobodies. I very good friend of mine who is quite well known around here as craving impact for producing this image.jpgimage.jpg
    There around 100mm wider each side.

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    As said before more pics looks good so far.

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    That looks bad ass man

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    loving the look so far!

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    Looks the part.

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    Serious looking car dude, like that a lot

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    Cool car. Cant wait to see more.

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    Once all the sound deadening was stripped and cleaned it was time to test fit cage, cut dash and make the seat mounts on the floor


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    I wasn't happy with the upper door bar so I made a new bar


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    Subframes and arms refitted after underside undersealed


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    And then to Tremlin at RT-Autobodies for inside painting.
    Engine and running gear refitted



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    At this point I thought it would be a good idea to strip the loom down, how sorry I was going to be

    Had a few presents thanks to my girlfriend and Bren at apex so got to work fitting them

    And seen as the brakes were in I thought I may aswell get the lines in and a job ticked off



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    With the brakes fitted I needed wheels to clear the brakes and get it rolling again as I only had standard rims. So got the wheels ordered and rather a funky deal on some tyres
    265 all round should do it
    Wheels painted, tyres on and rolling again for first time in a long time

    I want the car fairly quiet so I have no issues with getting on tracks so an extra silencer in and also modified exhaust down pipe so it fits snug to the bottom of car as it's getting abit close



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    Didn't have any room for the wider track I was planning, so I chopped the rear arches up, it's abit rough I know but Iv never done it before, it was a jump in with both feet moment, I'd do it differently if I did it again

    Got onto getting the cage sprayed and fitted

    And then the dash came back from flocking so the dash and carbon panel were refitted

    Started looking like a nice place to sit eventually


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    that's the dash that was in the RT autobodies s14 wasnt it.

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