Citroen Saxo Hill Climb Project

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5 years 5 months ago #178603 by lewys
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Right haven't had an update on here for a while, haven't exactly done much since the last update because of time restraints but here we go anyway ....

fited my christmas pressie, omp steering wheel!



Also had some red tint spray lying around, so sprayed the rear lights - didnt work as well as I expected (just look like 106 lights) but it will do!



Bought my polycarbonate windows - 4mm thick to meet regs



Bought some DTM mirrors (lighter and better aerodynamically than standard) - sprayed them up (you will probably notice 1 is missing, it got damaged so is being repaired)



Biggest thing I have started doing is smoothing some of the bodywork. Took the aerial out and smoothed that over, and just used primer to cover it for now. Roof will be wrapped gloss black (purchased).



Other thing I decided to do was remove the bodykit off the front doors. Reason being you need large white vinyl squares for numbers, and I hate the look you get when the squares and numbers go over different levels/gradients. This left some holes so I have started to smooth those over as well just like the roof, sprayed some areas with primer (where it had gone down to bare metal). The plan is to use gloss black vinyl to match up on the door where the bodykit was. The rest of the bodykit on the car is going to be sprayed gloss black. This way it will keep the look of the kit, without it being there, so the white vinyl and numbers can be flat.





Had a play with the morettes, lacquered the casing and used yellow tint vinyl on the lights.



Cut the rear bumper in half, needs tidying up and spraying black but it will help reduce drag and reduce weight MASSIVELY (ahem). Spare wheel has now been removed, and I am going to look at a striaghter and more suitable exhaust system.



Finally, my valentines day present was a pink (at my request) harness! Here it is thoroughly being tested by the daughter!



So next plans are:

- Carry on with smoothing body work
- Spray bodykit gloss black
- put gloss black vinyl on roof and doors
- put white vinyl squares on doors
- fit windows
- fit seat, and harness

Then it is going to be purchase of fibreglass boot and bonnet, and roll cage!

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5 years 5 months ago #178609 by Chris CW
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More good stuff, nicely done, gonna be a beast!

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5 years 5 months ago #178615 by sal
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just had a quick read. seems to be getting there very nicely!

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5 years 4 months ago #178625 by Vlad
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Very nice! Pink harnesses will suit ur gay face perfectly :D

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5 years 4 months ago #178626 by lewys
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Vlad wrote: Very nice! Pink harnesses will suit ur gay face perfectly :D


Can anyone understand what this Russian Kalichni fuck is saying?? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

Anyway managed to get hold of a fibreglass bonnt for £50! It's not my first choice (it has no grill :( ) but a saving of £100 will do me! I am going to look at either cutting out a grill or drilling large round holes.

Picture of the bonnet (not my car!)

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5 years 4 months ago #178634 by Vlad
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lewys wrote:

Vlad wrote: Very nice! Pink harnesses will suit ur gay face perfectly :D


Can anyone understand what this Russian Kalichni f**k is saying?? :


I can <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

2005 350Z Nismo|HSD Coilovers|Scorpion Exhaust|Roll Cage|Sparco Seats|C/F Bonnet|Carbon Bits|Engine Dressing
Vortech V3 Supercharger|10.7psi|422.6hp@hubs|335.6lbft|725cc Injectors|FRS|Walbro 255 pump|AFR/Oil Temp/Boost gauges|Oil Cooler

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5 years 4 months ago #178648 by sal
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it don't look too bad at all! would bonnet lifts work for the same effect?

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5 years 4 months ago #178661 by lewys
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sal wrote: it don't look too bad at all! would bonnet lifts work for the same effect?


Well after some reading, it appears it is a bit of a debatable subject. Some believe it is better smoothed for aerodynamic purposes, some believe it is better to have a grille for cooling purposes. Most lean towards the aerodynamic route, however (like myself) most dont like the look of no grille.

So I am kind of leaning towards the "aerodynamic" route and leaving it as it is. Will drill holes in the bumper to help with cooling (the bumper has closer access to the fan/rad anyway). If it becomes an issue I can always drill holes in the bonnet!

Below is a picture of it on my car (not fitted, just placed on top)

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5 years 4 months ago #178684 by sal
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Defo get a cooling system going there.. Espicially if it would involve hill climbs I would of thought.. You just need to let the heat escape somewhere.. And I still think the best way in my opinion is to get some bonnet lifts to raise the back of the bonnet..


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5 years 4 months ago #178687 by lewys
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sal wrote: Defo get a cooling system going there.. Espicially if it would involve hill climbs I would of thought.. You just need to let the heat escape somewhere.. And I still think the best way in my opinion is to get some bonnet lifts to raise the back of the bonnet..


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Well I am looking at possibly "widemouthing" the bumper. The bonnet grille gives no access to the rad anyway realistically. Lifting the bonnet would help cooling slightly, but not enough to warrant me doing it to be honest because it defeats the object of leaving the grille closed for better aerodynamics. Cooling is only an issue when you are sitting still. So uprating the fan and rad is a better option IMO.

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