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Old 03-17-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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i have just spent too much time repairing my compact rally car after crashing it last october, we were entered for Bovington on the 4th and 5th march so the pressure was on to get it ready in time, it was a bit last minute at the end but just made it with the car working well and driving as it should with no repairs needed once home.
i thought i would be sick of being in the garage but after spending a few nights in front of the tv, i decided it was time to get the spanners out again.
last june i bought this compact for 50, it had a split in the inlet pipe but once replaced all was well it is one of the later ones and was lovely to drive, there are a few dents and scratches but still a bit of a shame to pull it apart. i spent last night threading the inner rack arms on a impreza steering rack so i could fit the bmw rod ends and use it on the compact so it would work as a quick rack
tonight i started pulling it apart. I got on quite well and have a van full of interior to take to the dump tomorrow. i cut one door bar out, removed the sunroof, struggled with the seats as they are so heavy, removed the seat belts and trim. i only spent a few hours on it
i have bought a 6 point cage, some extinguishers, isolator switch, plastic windows, 3.9 medium case lsd, seat rails and harness eyes. the plan is to make a basic rally car using the m44 engine, keeping it as light as possible without spending too much money or taking too long to finish. i will share the seats and harnesses from the other car to keep the cost down. i have my next quarry rally on the 22nd of april which is my target to complete the work. i am really busy with my day job and have to try to work on the car when i can.
i also picked up this 328i with full history and 67000 miles for 300. I'm really enjoying driving it as it is lovely to drive. i will see how i get on with the m44 and if i need more power i will go with the 328i engine, 325 inlet and endtune ecu.
i have spent 1500 so far including buying the 328i, there are going to be other bits i have to buy but hopefully not too many.
the reason i am doing this is because where we rally, it is alongside the sea, some of the puddles are salt water and the dust seems to get everywhere then set hard like concrete.
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after spending so much time and effort on my other car i am really pleased with how it goes and handles so want to keep it for tarmac events and use the blue one in the quarry and share drive it encouraging other drivers to see how much fun it is.
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the van was full of bmw
i have removed the other door bar, carpet, heater, dash, steering column and all the speakers etc
the boot is full again of stuff to dump
i will remove the fuel tank, so i can start fitting the cage, unfortunately the front legs have been made wrong so need new ones making, hopefully this won't take too long. there is still plenty to be getting on with and now the dash is out i might as well fit an electric corsa power steering column.
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the wiring is taking a bit of time. it had traction control, reversing sensors, 2 air bags and seat belt tensioners. still plenty to do

i pulled the dent out the rear corner as much as i can, a bit more filler and should be good to paint
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removing the wiring is taking ages, all the unnecessary wires have been removed from inside the car and i have started in the fuse box now. shouldn't take long to finish. one thing i found was after removing lots of wires the starter no longer worked so i had to join 2 wires on the ews box and the engine worked as it should, the rev counter is not working and the speedometer, rev counter, fuel gauge and water temp randomly go to full then slowly return to normal. i will look into that if it still happens when the wiring is finished.
next job is to remove the fuel tank, replace the diff and start cleaning up where the cage plates are going to be welded
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Love the documentation and progress pics! If you were here locally, I would have taken the blue interior off of you for one of the cars. Hadn't seen that blue panel before.

How much weight are you saving in stripping the wiring?

Any pic of the cage?

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all the wiring now done, it took ages to do but at least there is a weight saving and everything is a lot tidier now. the fuel tank and diff have been removed and i have now started fitting the cage. unfortunately the 2 front legs have come down wrong so the company who made them are making up some replacements and will send them out as soon as they can, hopefully it won't be too long. i can carry on with the main hoop, rear bars, diagonal and harness bars. i am not panicking yet, i have just over 4 weeks to get it finished.
the wiring removed was too much to fit in a decent sized carrier bag. it was loads of work and the bag of wire removed came to 11 lbs then there was quite a lot of wiring that went in the bin that i did not weigh along with the plastic cable supports, air bags and controller boxes.
this is the main hoop, i was going to make it a welded in cage as it would cost less and be lighter but i decided it better to make it bolt in so i can remove the door bars when not competing making it easier to get in and out and if i have a big crash and need to re shell i might be able to remove the cage and re use it. it is 45mm x 2.5mm this is the drawing that i sent to the tube bending company. it is the minimum requirements that our governing body will allow for rallying and i can always add more bars if required
it was a shame do dump the seats as they were in good condition.
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this is a box i made to raise the foot of the main hoop, if the foot was bolted directly to the floor i would have problems removing the rear half of the cage out of the car
trial fitting the main hoop
i bought a hole cutter for notching the tubes but found a good vid on youtube about notching the tubes with an angle grinder which works well, can't fit any more of the cage until i receive the front legs, can't fit the diff until i get the new diff mount, next job will be to weld in the seat rails, rail plates and harness eyes
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I'm held up waiting for the front cage legs. I have fitted the medium case lsd, collected the seats, rails and steel to weld the frames in and had a go at notching the tubes using an angle grinder, i am pretty impressed with the results (thank you youtube)

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