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barnster
27-04-2014, 18:47
Hello im new to the site but thought id post up a thread of my f355 kit car build sp here we go.
So to start with i was a tight ass and brought rubbish mounds none of it matches lol so mass fibreglassing to do.
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Heres my donor car a 2.0 3sge gt
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/970510_815063971855836_3300952950874077426_n.jpg

Front end nice and easy to bolt on just needs lining up
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1471325_738318649530369_833755766_n.jpg

Few pics of how the back started out
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/996664_738320162863551_1753417211_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1457547_738320556196845_1568172713_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/999216_738320742863493_1475723924_n.jpg

Moulds were terrible had to dry fit them then cut them to bits and start again.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1455012_738321242863443_840919839_n.jpg

Using a ford seirra Petrol flat as there easy to adapt.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/529224_738322429529991_1511260950_n.jpg

Next problem the boot sits to high and to far back.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1891158_782706671758233_627699766_n.jpg

So guess what we had to cut it again.
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1503461_801141993248034_1096282721_n.jpg

Foam filled where needed then started the filling
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/970038_803125923049641_92473098_n.jpg
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1966884_806982099330690_1113282279_n.jpg
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10269508_819591088069791_2615536742318004249_n.jpg

Once finished with the filler work we fibreglass matted of the top and will scrap out the filler and do the same underneath.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10258531_823062397722660_7917368838948905276_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10154167_823062507722649_4405113904104128421_n.jpg

Got lucky with these they are custom made to fit replicas so you dont need spacers
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1477962_738322162863351_268232618_n.jpg

Then i got this and put on to you guys so here i am figured better get the right engine for her.
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10290631_821500107878889_5620389797018789163_n.jpg

My new dials
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10171024_823067977722102_8889554968244462625_n.jpg

My GEN F355 Back box
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10361036_837945659567667_9198741589770401445_n.jpg

New lightened fly wheel and cluch
https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10351168_837945642901002_6534490531257601853_n.jpg

Ill post up more as it happens :)

cdwood2010
27-04-2014, 20:02
I am quite impressed. Lots of work there, looks like you're getting well stuck in.

Keep the updates coming!

Chris.

barnster
27-04-2014, 21:37
Will do mate
Any chance in a price for the camry manifolds mate ? Sorry if u have already replied still getting used to forums :)

cdwood2010
27-04-2014, 21:53
PM sent! :)

snowtigger
27-04-2014, 22:10
Very interesting as Chris said keep the updates coming.

Torero
27-04-2014, 22:34
Looks great Barnster, people don't realise the work that goes into getting panels to fit but you've done good job there.

Also, one of my biggest moans about the conversion is that I'm dubious about the 40-50mm rear spacers (just my personal opinion) but those awesome wheels overcome that.You got well lucky there buddy :thumbsup:

barnster
28-04-2014, 08:01
Thanks guys
Been a labour of love wanted to do this build since I was a nipper so nice to be finally doing it, got a bladdy long way to go but nice to be getting the glass on at long last.

briweekes
28-04-2014, 23:23
love those wheels!

You'll find the 3VZ-FE swap I didn on my replica here http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?18717-Brian-s-swap

briweekes
29-04-2014, 23:11
hey Barnster. is your inbox full?

barnster
29-04-2014, 23:48
Shouldn't be mate it's hard doing any checks on my phone I'll check it out tomorrow on my computer defo interested in chatting to other guys with replicas real passion of mine :)