MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Steeda adjustable camber arms fitted:

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And camber adjusted:

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Pretty good. :D

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:48 pm

Wilwood hubs modified to get the ABS Reluctor rings on yesterday... :D

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:17 pm

Cage removed because it was basically... shit. A deathtrap more than a safety device. Welds worse than anything I've seen, open joints and unbelievably - seamed tubing!

Horrific. :shock:

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:49 pm

Using the much too short and sh1tty Mustang II 'bones that came with the car, we were able to mock up enough to get measurements for the new wishbones to give to.... Spanner Monkey!

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Irritating little inconvenience discovered here as the Baer bump steer adjusters have imperial threads and the 2016 steering rack ends are obviously metric.

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This is going to be interesting as the Monkey inhabits a secret lair in the Antipodes. But I know it's going to be worth the hassle as he knows his bananas and thanks to his opposable thumbs is quite a dab hand with the hammer and welder. He'll be building the upper and lower arms as well as the mounts. All fully adjustable. Once they're done, they'll be shipped back here for assembly. Careful measuring needed:

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Now we really have to start making decisions on shocks. :D

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:44 pm

Bit of fiddling going on:

1. Working out the platform that will support the Spanner Monkey™ inboard cantilever suspension system.
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2. Steel strip shows where floor will meet wheel tub and cross section of tub.
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3. Profile and position of the arches which will be fabbed out os steel and either bolted on or blended in. Still to be decided. They'll be bolted on anyway, so we can decide once we've seen them...
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4. All the steel tubing is in ready for the roll cage to be made.
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5. We were stoked to discover this fibreglass cast from an original '69 Boss at the back of the workshop. I love the shape of the 69 dash so am really happy that we can get this lightweight alternative in the cockpit, cut around the new roll cage.
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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Oh, and we spunked some cash on some bits today too. Most of the underside panels of Hellraiser is rotten, so most of the day and yesterday was spent on phone and internet tracking down bits and pieces of fresh repro '69 metal.

Classic stuff is a new area for me, but it appears that Magnum are the go-to guys for replacement body panels over here. So through various retailers of their product I tracked down a bulkhead/firewall and a complete floor.

Inner fender aprons were harder to find so I ended up getting Dynacorn (I'd heard of them!) items from CJ Pony Parts. Shipping cost more than the parts...

It's all pretty cheap though. :D

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby largelunchbox » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:07 pm

Looking good allbiet slow progress, can you give chip foose a call, he'd have it done in a week. :mrgreen:

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:18 pm

One of the things that has been holding us up, has been deciding which company to work with on the shocks. As one of the key components in the handling of the car, it has been important for us to get this right. So it is with great excitement, that we can announce new sponsors to the Hellraiser project – Nitron.

http://nitron.co.uk/index.php

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Nitron have been by far the most helpful, flexible and enthusiastic out of all the companies we've spoken to about our project . They have a really good range of products and have been very keen so far getting us to something we're convinced is going to work. We're currently looking at some 3 way adjustable shocks with remote reservoirs which will give us the range of adjustability we need for street and track use, as well as making refinements a doddle. Nitron are a UK company too which means speaking to them is easy.

So in line with the new sponsors, comes a new livery for Hellraiser:

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Re: MFUK Project car 'Hellraiser' - The build thread.

Postby badhand » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Gotta start somewhere. So whilst M was bending some metal for another car, he thought he'd kill two birds with one stone, and we get a nice snug fitting hoop for Hellraiser.

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