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A BIG hello from a new member & Westfield S2000 Build :0)

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Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO
On 31/01/2019 at 12:30, Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary said:

Funny, it's actually those pockets that out me off it, though it looks great and is a good idea.

A bit late to this conversation but now I have a 3d printer it’s piqued my interest! You rarely use the buttons after the initial new-toy period. So the pocket idea isn’t as off putting as you’d expect. 

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Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO
1 minute ago, tc3nitro said:

If someone can print one of these AIM dash holders I’m willing to pay !

I’ll look into it for sure but move the discussion to the 3d print thread so as not to add too much drift here :yes:

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary
32 minutes ago, Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO said:

Hmm I can see a 3d print happening very soon - hope it’s not copyrighted :d

I think several will have had the same idea on that one!

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary
29 minutes ago, Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO said:

A bit late to this conversation but now I have a 3d printer it’s piqued my interest! You rarely use the buttons after the initial new-toy period. So the pocket idea isn’t as off putting as you’d expect. 

I don’t want to see the sides etc of mine, they’ll be completely hidden, and the remote buttons interface used to bing the functionality in.

In fact, the plan is to try and make it look completely integrated to the dashboard.

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Chrisn01

Evening fellas

Hope you all keeping well :0) Made a little more progress & got the 2nd most dreaded task out the way......the Aerocatches lol

Must say, alot more time consuming than I had originally intended, but happy with how thay turned out.

Must say a big thanks to Rich as well as he was a huge help & even made me up a jig.

First up marked where I wanted them to go and took Rich's advice & went a tad lower & a tad further forward so the catch would not conflict with the scuttle.

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Then used the jig which I held in position with double sided carpet tape, then onto my new toy... the router lol

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Then used the underside of a dremel disk to remove material from inside the bonnet so they sit flush.

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Then glued into position using VudoGlue from easy composites. Forgot to take a pic, but glue works great & looks rather neat.

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Then moved onto the brackets which I used a laser level to work out where the stricker engages.

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Then some of the boys playdo come in handy to work out where the Aerocatches conflict lol

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Fitted the easy side first.

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Then onto the harder side which was more awkward due to the pedal box cover. Wanted to keep the pedal area serviceable, so rather than bonding, rivnutted the pedal hox cover after I had trimed it & then delicately trimed it round the bracket.

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Geoffrey (Buttercup) - North Yorkshire AO

That looks really smart. :t-up:

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Adge Cutler Dorset AO

Neat work, good use of a laser level. Sure it's on your radar, but be useful to make sure water can't get in through the bracket bolt cutout in the pedal box cover. Water can collect against the scuttle if you're parked up and it rains! Can happen even with the best planning ;)

Keep up the good work

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Chrisn01

Thanks Ange and thanks for the heads up, will try my best to make it nice & water tight :0) Just need to think of a way to do it so its not permanent incase I have to remove it. 

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Hey guys, hope your all well :0) Not massive amounts of progress, but on & upwards never the less. Fitted the roll bar covers which didnt go to bad.

 

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Also fitted the rear diffuser which I attached using low profile stainless Probolts and some rubber edging which come out better than I expected :0) 

 

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Lastly got the interior side panels fitted which after a bit of cutting & fettling, was ready to fit. Was torn between using fixings or bonding, but since dont envisage having to ever remove them, went with bonding, plus was way easier lol

 

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That about sums up progress on the Westie for now, but did manage to get it booked into Simpsons for a manifold & exhaust on 6th of July which im looking forward to :0) 

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Hey guys....hope your all keeping well :0) Just a little update as to further progress. Well cars going in to Simpsons next week for a manifold & exhaust, so have been getting the car ready so that it can be trailored. 

 

Also fitted some Carbon NV arch protectors which fitted loverly & a nice easy job & then fitted some Mick made Sill protectors which I velcro'ed on.

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Then moved onto fitting my seats, so measured (several times lol) & marked up the drivers side ready to accept the runners

 

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Passenger side was alot easier as simply made up some blu-tac pancakes on the floor & with the bolts seated in the seat mounts, just positioned the seat where I wanted it & pushed down to mark the Blu-tac.20190620_153548-2268x3024.thumb.jpg.e76f361d1d15d4368e067e9aebd18907.jpg

 

And for the grand finale, bolted the seats in, fitted the harnesses & had took a seat. This made me realise two things, one that I need to loose a few pounds as they were VERY snug & almost couldnt get out again lol The second was that there is no dignified way of getting in or out as kinda fell in & almost pulled a muscle getting out lol 

 

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Once cars back from Simpsons, think my next task will be the dash wiring a installing free wheel system which should be intresting with my lack of electrical skills. I can feel an electrical S.O.S going out at some point lol

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CraigHew

The car is looking great....

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Tillett Car Seats

Looking good.  

Regards

David

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Thats the Westie dropped off to Simpsons for the week & even bumped into another Westfield owner & had a good natter :0) Feels very strange my garage being empty lol 

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Ian Kinder - Joint Peak District AO

Have you decided on bonnet or lower exit for the manifold?

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Chrisn01
4 minutes ago, IanK (Bagpuss) said:

Have you decided on bonnet or lower exit for the manifold?

Was a tough decision, but decided on Bonnet exit in the end & gave him the S2000 oem headers to copy parameters :0) 

 

Going to make me a decat pipe at same time to 

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