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    Day #1

    It’s happening, long day skipped lunch, but happy with how it’s going.

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    Looking forward to watching this progress mate.  The bitch is dead, long live the ?????

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    all the early pics seem to have gone from the original thread . Now its all out did you happen to have a pic of how you actually mounted up the later model cluster to the vs?

     

    Keen to see how you fab everything with the new car. I think it will look better with the coupe profile as well

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    Looking forward to watching this progress mate. The bitch is dead, long live the ?????

    “The Schnitzengruben”  :yes:

    all the early pics seem to have gone from the original thread . Now its all out did you happen to have a pic of how you actually mounted up the later model cluster to the vs? Keen to see how you fab everything with the new car. I think it will look better with the coupe profile as well

    I’ll snap a pic, it’s just an adaptor and a couple of brackets..

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    Day #2

    Bit more done, ready to remove the drivetrain and suspension tomorrow.

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    all the early pics seem to have gone from the original thread . Now its all out did you happen to have a pic of how you actually mounted up the later model cluster to the vs?

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    Trip to town and to collect parcels, back when I built the Fat Bitch I didn’t want to drop $1000’s on a set of Coilovers so I welded sleeves to stock bodies and put Koni inserts in that I had modified to suit..

    All well and good but they lacked height adjustment so when I corner weight the car I have to live with it uneven and a bit Mong..

    I looked into making mine adjustable but it was going to run me around $500 and a lot of hours at the Lathe and Mill… Had a thought and looked on eBay for a cheap set of Chinese Coilovers, $356 delivered for 4, I’ll gut em and put my Koni’s in!

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    Day #3

    Too hot to continue..

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    Day #4

    Ready to go to it’s new home.

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    Thanks for the pics mate.

     

    Whats the new owner planning on doing with it?

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    Very welcome Sands, if you want the brackets send me some $ and I’ll post them to you, he lives in Wodonga and runs a few track cars, so is interested in it for that..

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    he lives in Wodonga and runs a few track cars, so is interested in it for that..

    Be ironic if he fits a BMW drive train :wacko:

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    LoL nah he has an Adventra drivetrain for it  B-)

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    Ready to go!

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    Day #5

    Well that was an interesting exercise, decided to have the weekend off as I’m waiting on parts and have done enough for now!

    Figured I’d gather some data while the 2 shells are in the same state, bit of a surprise the E36 is only 73.6kg lighter, this tells me a couple of things, the weight reduction on the Lexcen worked and the smaller BMW should be a far stiffer shell and the weight distribution is already much better.

    Lexcen front 171kg rear 216kg total 387kg

    E36 front 115.6kg rear 197.8kg total 313.4kg

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    That is interesting, the VR was actually a relatively light car though.  So is there any weight to take out of the BM shell?  Can you get f/g bonnet/boot/doors etc?

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    VR’s were a Tin can at best…  :yes:

    There’s some to come out, not a lot though.

    428mm shorter overall. 84mm narrower, 31mm shorter in the wheelbase and 84mm narrower track.

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    So looks like its mainly the overhangs that are less?  Is the weight including the cage, I assume there a bit of weight in that?

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    Yes the lack of overhang was one of the reasons I wanted to go to the E36, the fuel tank is actually under the floor where the rear seats are so all of its weight is in the middle of the car, with any luck it’ll have perfect weight distribution.

    No that’s both shells in the same state Gary, the Lexcen has anything that can be removed from the structure gone, it still has the internal bracing I made in it so it’s probably close to stock weight as it sits.

     

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    VR’s were a Tin can at best… There’s some to come out, not a lot though. 428mm shorter overall. 84mm narrower, 31mm shorter in the wheelbase and 84mm narrower track.

    Lose the attitude up or I’ll send you on a holiday

     

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    VR’s were a Tin can at best… There’s some to come out, not a lot though. 428mm shorter overall. 84mm narrower, 31mm shorter in the wheelbase and 84mm narrower track.

    Lose the attitude up or I’ll send you on a holiday

    some one have a bad Friday :cry:

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