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when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:39:52 PM »
so i thought i would annoy every one and do my projects buildssssss ill just start them today and add pics and stuff as i go along

so some may remember me buying my dream car a red 88 fc, turned out it wasnt as solid as it should be underneath so i bought another 2 :/

now i was just going to build one good one but then my little brother had his eye on one and my mrs wants one as well so looks like im going to be building all 3  :icon_thumright: #savethefc yay  :'(

well since i have enough on my plate any ways i thought well its not gonna get much worse ill just have to build them all bit by bit...

i will say this.. they all wont have original parts... maybe one will but the other two will be a miss match of different things.. so yes keep an eye out and hopefully i will have one done by the end of the year  :sign0085:

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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 06:05:40 PM »
im struggling to get one back on the road .. so good luck with 3 :D


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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 03:29:20 PM »
Mee too...

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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 07:19:52 PM »
That's quite a challenge! Good luck with the worthy cause, looking forward to hearing/seeing your progress  :13:
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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 08:31:45 AM »
so i thought i would annoy every one and do my projects buildssssss ill just start them today and add pics and stuff as i go along


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Dont panic, I annoy everyone on a daily basis with my updates!!

I have to be good at something lol

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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 07:51:48 PM »
 :13: so i started on my days off cutting and welding some bits learning to panel beat.   :violent1:

realised welding sucks but i am getting to it, bit by bit

i started a instagram = https://www.instagram.com/anthwilkes/

ill start putting more info on here also... i wish every one the best of luck

im pretty determined to get them done...
i seem to be more motivated to get them done than i have ever been before...

i dont have any one that helps me as i dont have friends or anything to help so im learning it all by my self... the first one im building is going to be on the road but its also going to be a fun toy in a sense roll cage is fitted and will be a 13 b na

the next should be a bit more of an experiment of a few ideas i have  :dontknow:

if you add me on instagram i will follow you back thanks and ill try get the pics on here too :D

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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 09:15:33 PM »
Some tips.......

Use thinner card for your templates.....

I'm not sure what welder you have, but if you're butt welding repair panels on the outside, use 0.6 or at the biggest 0.8 welding wire.

You'll need to keep the power low, don't weld continuously, do an inch here, then go on the other side, to spread the heat evenly or your panel will warp and go wrinkly like a witches tit.

Use a damp rag to cool it as you go, slow n steady wins the race. Try and leave a 0.5 mm ish gap to get some penetration because when you linishing it back you need to leave some meat on the panel.

You could joggle the one panel and do a slight overlap.

I would go on you tube if you're on a steep learning curve, because you can pick up some  tips on there. Don't be disheartened if it doesnt go well, you don't  learn this stuff over night.

Hope this helps

« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 04:46:37 AM by Jamie R »
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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 04:39:30 AM »
Some tips.......

Use thinner card for your templates.....

I'm not sure what welder you have, but if you're butt welding repair panels on the outside, use 0.6 or at the biggest 0.8 welding wire.

You'll need to keep the power low, don't weld continuously, do an inch here, then go on the other side, to spread the heat evenly or your panel will warp and go wrinkly like a witches tit.

Use a damp rag to cool it as you go, slow n steady wins the race. Try and leave a 0.5 mm ish gap to get some penetration because when you lining it back you need to lead some meat on the panel.

You could joggle the one panel and do a slight overlap.

I would go on you tube if you're on a steep learning curve, because you can pick up some  tips on there. Don't be disheartened if it doesnt go well, you don't  learn this stuff over night.

Hope this helps

man the witches tit comment got me soooo good  :)) yea i didnt think of the damp cloth thats a damn good idea.. using 0.8 wire ill get more pics up when i get some time at home.. yea i like learning, just dont like things not being perfect... thanks man appreciate the advice  :occasion14:


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Re: when 3 become 3 fc3ssssssssssssssssss
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 04:47:38 AM »
Sorry for the auto correct from my iPad.......

Ive changed words now so it makes sense
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