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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #840 on: November 05, 2019, 07:04:53 AM »
Nothing like a motivational kick up the hind end from ya loved one.

That’s some pretty artistic stuff there, like Xbox hand controller lol


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #841 on: November 05, 2019, 07:41:57 AM »
Our cake lady is damn good

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #842 on: November 05, 2019, 08:13:40 AM »
Our cake lady is damn good

Yep, Damn good  :happybirthday3:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #843 on: November 05, 2019, 02:18:39 PM »
Nothing like a motivational kick up the hind end from ya loved one.

Projects can be tough going.
The RX-4 looked like this for maybe a year and it was Lisa who said to me to try and get it back together as the guys at Rotarystock would love to see the car finished.  Gave me the kick I needed  :13:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #844 on: November 05, 2019, 03:53:08 PM »
a year?

In the words of George Formby......

...... turned out nice mother !
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #845 on: November 05, 2019, 03:56:06 PM »
Yep stick at it Jamie,  judging by your other projects its gonna epic.

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #846 on: November 05, 2019, 04:07:04 PM »
Cheers Jon,

I hope so  :icon_thumleft:

Apart from my RD400 project of turning pistons, barrels, carbs and exhausts back to front........ this has been the most technically challenging.

Looking at what I want to build next, this now seems quite basic.

Always pushing the boundaries of what a "shed built car" can be eh?
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #847 on: November 05, 2019, 07:17:21 PM »
So butter up the edges with gel coat, bolt the mould together and pour in the foam.....

Lets hope it comes apart in 1 piece tomorrow

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #848 on: November 07, 2019, 11:32:53 AM »
Yeah, we've all been there Jamie. I'm finding it hard to find the time and motivation to get on with KIMI 1. Every now and again I manage to do a small piece of work and thoroughly enjoy it, but it's tough keeping going with so many other demands on my time - and I'm retired, so goodness knows how you manage to do so well! Keep it up, looks great progress from my perspective  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #849 on: November 07, 2019, 07:59:19 PM »
Well, thats a success! .....

Sand all the flashing off around the sides. General once over sanding.

I was expecting some repairs to do, but all thats wrong is its missing a bit of gel goat and you can see the resin. Its all smooth on the surface

Wasnt a easy demoulding, slow n steady wins the race! (Clives thinking does it hell! lol)

Happy with that....

Ill post more more when its mounted on the car
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #850 on: November 07, 2019, 08:00:42 PM »
Yeah, we've all been there Jamie. I'm finding it hard to find the time and motivation to get on with KIMI 1. Every now and again I manage to do a small piece of work and thoroughly enjoy it, but it's tough keeping going with so many other demands on my time - and I'm retired, so goodness knows how you manage to do so well! Keep it up, looks great progress from my perspective  :icon_thumleft:

Thanks Malcolm.....

You could always sell KIMI 1 to me lol
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #851 on: November 09, 2019, 02:42:39 PM »
Well its on!

Im actually happy! shock horror........

Little fettling required..... even put a grommet in for the wiring for that professional touch lol.

Nice equal gaps, fitted some rivnuts and bolts so I can play around with different height gurney flaps on the top of the spoiler and theres a little ledge moulded in so the flaps are flush with the face of the spoiler when fitted.
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #852 on: November 09, 2019, 03:45:16 PM »
Love it!

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #853 on: November 09, 2019, 06:29:57 PM »
Getting there  :wee_hee: Getting there  :wee_hee: Getting there  :wee_hee:
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #854 on: November 10, 2019, 07:13:17 PM »
Looks superb  :icon_thumleft:
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