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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power hoodedreeper's Avatar
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    After what seemed a life time waiting for delivery, the next segment of the build had arrived and was ready to be fitted.

    The first being a Sparco Sprint L seat and OMP 4 point harness. A friend modified the stock seat runner to allow the Sparco seat to be mounted. Its a really nice and simple design and he tilted the back up so the seat is level. We noticed the stock seat runner tilts back when bolted to the floor so he raised the rear up so I sit level.



    From previous experience, a harness with 2" webbing cut into my shoulders so I made sure to order a 3" version. I was abit dubious with the colour choice but I think it works

    The last upgrade is very noticable in the previous photo, a 4 point half cage from Caged Laser. What should have been a reasonably straight forward fit turned out to be quite a head ache.



    The brackets aren't exactly a 'direct fit' in particular the rear legs. The cage isn't quite wide enough for the brackets to butt up against the rear wheel tubs. A piece of steel plate had to be sandwiched inbetween to fill the gap. Not the end of the world but abit annoying when neither the supplier or Caged Laser mentioned it when I rang them.





    I painted the brackets in red hammerite, but it looked awful so ended up painting the rest of the rear floor to match.



    The front hoop obstructs the factory seat belts so the passenger seat has been removed for now. I may leave it out permanently, because (slow) racecar lol

    Next job at some point is to remove the front sound deadening and paint the floor to match

    I also took a visit to H&S Performance for a wheel alignment. I hadn't had it checked since lowering and replacing the bottom arms (naughty, I know)


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    Its been a busy couple of days

    The wings were removed to be repaired and rust treated. I'm by no means experienced with body work/filler so this isn't gonna be a fantastic job lol











    With the filler sanded and the Kurust dry, I gave the treated areas a coat of zinc primer.

    With the rest of the panels keyed and cleaned it was time for painting. I wanted to keep costs down so decided to paint the car in Montana Code Red graffiti paint, purchased from Graffcity.

















    Its not perfect, its rough and patchy as hell but its all one colour which is the main thing. I'm sure it'll need redoing again at some point but I'll cross that bridge when it happens.

    Now I need to get this rear arch replaced, get the bootlid holes welded up and the rest of the car can be painted

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Looks so awesome man!!

    PS: Love the OMP Harness! I am the sales coordinator for OMP America.

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    First part of this update is some good news, I've booked my first track day of the year woohoo! I'll be heading to Snetterton in July with a small group of friends so its gonna be a fun day.

    When the Gizfab manifold was fitted it made the exhaust quite loud and raspy, which isn't ideal for a track day. So I purchased a stainless centre section with 2 resonators from Gizfab to help sort it. It still has a low end grunt but WOT it's certainly alot quieter than before



    One of the jobs that needed doing before the rest of the car got sprayed, was to have the bootlid welded up. I removed the rear wiper shortly after purchasing the car and had used an ebay blank. The wiper hole along with the holes for the original boot handle were welded by a friend and I done the filler work.



    The corners need some more sanding but overall its come out pretty well IMO





    The other job I've recently carried out is the removal of the sound deadening and painting the floor.

    I used a freeze spray and hammer to remove the majority of it, followed by a Makita multi tool to remove the pieces stuck by the factory seam sealer. Unfortunately I didn't weigh what I removed, but reading on the forum its approx 9-10kg



    The holes were abit scabby around the edges so I cleaned them up with a drill wire brush attachment and gave it a coating of rust treatment.



    Once that was dry I applied seam sealer to cover the holes to prevent water getting in



    Next was to paint the floor. I used smooth red Hammerite so it matched the rear half of the interior (although that was aerosol and this was brush on)











    This weekend the rear arch should hopefully be sorted,removal of the graphics and door boards and any dings/dents filled

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    Nothing exciting to report at the moment. I've owned the car for a year now, here are some comparison photos



















    Went to a local meet so snapped a few photos




















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