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  • Are you Bored enough to watch… Project DS911
  • Watty
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    You took an angle grinder to a thousand quid bonnet AND you’ve got a sauna? WCA, you go up in my estimation every episode 👍

    WorldClassAccident
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    The bonnet was much less than £1000 after being restyled by a DHL lorry.

    The sauna and hot tub is something I knocked up myself to help me medically. I knackered my ankle so struggle with walking and end up with tight and twisted muscles. Sitting in the tub and then the sauna most evenings relieves the tension allowing me to continue to arse about the next day.



    There is no way I could afford to get one built and installed by someone else.

    WorldClassAccident
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    If you watched the last episode then I think I mentioned that I am doing the bumper/airdam next.

    It needs to be quite deep to cover the 911 radiators and other bits so I got my friendly free AI image generator to produce some options. What do you reckon?

    I am currently thinking that I will mostly do the left hand one but with the bumper and spots fromt he right hand picture.

    Thoughts? Alternative images?

    singletrackmind
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    Datsun 240z front end was the first thing that popped into my head
    Could you not reverse the sweep so the lower air dam sits more vertical?
    Some black grills under the headlights could look purposeful

    WorldClassAccident
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    Good call. A quick google shows various options and the more vertical dam is a LOT easier to mold that the V in the pictures above which will probably cause mechanical grab when trying to free the part from the mold.

    I am now thinking the bumper from the right but the side lights and more angled corner on the air vent from the left. The dam then drops straight down with a little forward sweep and a small front splitter. Vents cut into the dam for the radiator feeds.

    WorldClassAccident
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    Following advice from this thread and the one about aero undertrays, the front air dam is almost complete and you can watch the thrilling build video here first : https://youtu.be/fo8EVqWc7Vg

    WorldClassAccident
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    Any feedback on these videos?

    Things have slowed a little as the weather is either too cold for glass/resin work I need to do, too rainy for the bonnet styling I want to do, or both. I was hoping to get the next episode out next weekend but it is looking unlikely.

    I am trying to decide whether it is best to finish the airdam plug, make a mold and pop out a panel that I can then use to align the rest against

    or

    finish the airdam plug and then crack on with the bonnet and wings before making any moulds and panels.

    To much time thinking and watching the rain I guess.

    WorldClassAccident
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    Woo Hoo! It has been a while but brace yourself for the most exciting video episode that I will release this morning!!!

    ernie
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    Nice work WCA! I’m enjoying this series far more than most things on TV.

    Watty
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    It’s certainly coming along 👍. I can’t help worry though that even a mild ‘bump’ to the front is going to undo all your hard work. WCA, is your red car (BMW?) a similar build?

    WorldClassAccident
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    Don’t forget that everything you see so far is just the plug over which I will make moulds and it is from these molds that I will take the panels. All this foam I am pissing about with is going to be junked. This will leave me with a number of strong carbon fibre body panels mounted securely to the car (in ways I have yet to discover) and should they get damaged in a smash, I will have the molds ready and waiting to make new ones.

    Yeas, the red cart (BMW Z300S Barchetta) is a similar construction, just in glass fibre instead of carbon fibre. It is for sale to pay for this project if you want it.

    Watty
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    I am a fool, I obviously have no idea how these things are done 🙄

    No thanks re the car, although it is very nice.

    WorldClassAccident
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    Watty – That is why I do these detailed and instructional video tutorials 😉

    Watty
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    Yeah, I’m obviously jumping the gun somewhat!

    WorldClassAccident
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    And here is the much anticipated Shaping the Bonnet release : https://youtu.be/bfflMVhgCH8

    Stay until the end tio see what has ruined my Easter weekend.

    Watty
    Full Member

    It will get better! 🌞

    WorldClassAccident
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    Yeah, I woke up this morning with the certain realisation that what was needed was an undertray that the airdam could bolt to. This would hold that in place and I could also then build a proper support structure for the front wings while I build the plug.

    The challenge with the under tray is calculating the aerodynamic loads and the cooling requirements with venting for the radiator exits while not impinging on the brake ducts. I have spent the entire time since waking doing the maths required and calculating the load spread based on a carbon Kevlar shell over a foam core shaped to create low pressure under the front axle.

    I think Version 0.073 is just about perfect. Now to order the materials

    WorldClassAccident
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    Friday was a write off as a day with weather.

    Saturday I was in London for a family birthday so no progress made.

    Sunday I just needed to fit a couple of Rivnuts so I had something to bolts the planned undertray to. Easy except that requires a 13mm metal bit and the largest I could find was 11mm. I was tempted to just wiggle it about i bit but decided not to as I wanted the rivnut to be held tight so popped down to Screwfix to get the 13mm bit. Then I remembered that every shop has to shut because a couple of millennium ago a supposedly dead bloke was found to have been less dead than expected so progress on the car.

    Monday I finally get the drill bit and make nice snug holes for the rivnuts and as I pull the tool tight on the first one…

    Well I think the picture shows why there was no progress on the car today.

    wzzzz
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    Why did you not fix the tool?

    Also, you can use an impact driver to pull the rivnut in

    WorldClassAccident
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    Why did you not fix the tool? It was a very cheap one I bought about many years ago and I preferred to replace it with a better one.

    Also, you can use an impact driver to pull the rivnut in I didn’t know that, but will remember if it the new one breaks

    WorldClassAccident
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    The bank Holiday weekend gave me time to p[rogress (a bit) https://youtu.be/DAPJyDRhfQ0

    All in with the carbon and Diolen next…

    WorldClassAccident
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    Here we go, the project if finished!!!!*

    *Obviously that is over excited YouTube clickbait but I do actually finish the first part that will be on the final car. Not only do I have a carbon fibre disaster but I make it even tougher with the careful inclusion of Diolen (cheap Kevlar)

    Enjoy, like and subscribe

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