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mickrick

3,011 posts

59 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
Nice model smile

I spent the afternoon in the paintshop. 3 layers of Orange and 5 layers of clear. Too early to say if it is good or not but at least it is ORANGE!
When puting on the orange I realised that I actualy does not have enough light. Some of the areas are paintet without actually seeing the details.
One good thing was the plastic coversheets. These are static charged and actually draws the spray dust.

Ready to go!


It is Orange. Not orange-ish or touch of orange, but god dame orange!



Farlig

190 posts

38 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
Good work Knut - you certainly don't hang around!

mickrick

3,011 posts

59 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
Yep, that's orange! Like it. cool

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
With 3 kids, bussy jobb and 3 other projects waiting I have no time to hang arround. Spring is almost here so I need to keep going.

In the daylight I got the opportunity to inspect the paint job. The base color is realy good, but I was too eager with the clear. 4 realy bad cases of running paint. Needs to be sanded down one way or another. Hopefully I dont have to put on another coat of clear. Part from that the paint is realy good. I will give myself 6 out of 10 for the job.

Over the weekend I will assemble the car and put it outside so I can fix my oldest sons brakepipes.
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Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Needd to remove some orange peel as well with 1200 paper. Guess It will be quite good after that.

Has started to assembl the car again.

mickrick

3,011 posts

59 months

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Monday 12th March 2012 quote quote all
Looking all new and shiny! cool
What's the white stuff on the road outside? I thought Ice was that stuff you put in your Gin & Tonic. tongue outbiggrin

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
The stuff on the ground should definetly be in a glas, not on the ground biggrin

Has put the car togheter and roled it outside. The paint is not as good as i thought so I have to do a lot of wet sanding. I have 5 layers of clear so it should be ok in the end.

Tried to fire the car up, but a lot of smoke came out of the dash. Fried at least one lead. I will have to do a new harness at some stage. Main objective now is to get it ready for MOT before Easter.

Some pics:




Question:
I will either make a new rollbar or have the one I have modified to race standard. Does anyone know if there is a roll bar that fits of the shelf? I saw a pic of an S4 with a Safety Device rollbar, but it is not listed on their homepage. Any caterham model which fit?

7s4whatelse

114 posts

54 months

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Saturday 7th April 2012 quote quote all
Hi Knut - did you manage to "MOT" the S4?
Happy Easter weekend to the thread followers...
Hajo

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Unfortunately it did not pass its MOT, I got 1(!) fault and that was the handbrake not beeing firm enough. Since it is now a diskbrake setup, I have to look over how i did the wires one more time.
Should be easy stuff, and the car is comming together nicely.

One thing that puzzles me is that the car has quite good ground clerance. It is actually much higher than my Porsche. Might want to lower the car some day...

Pic with freshly painted wheels.




pipnjones

111 posts

35 months

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Monday 9th April 2012 quote quote all
Interesting. I remember the posts that went back and forth about the change of the front wings. You can see the "ghosts" hanging around on the side of the car body. Does that stay or do you have a plan to blend the lines out in some way?

Also, do you have a grand plan for a new grille on the front of the car?

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Tuesday 10th April 2012 quote quote all
The "ghost" will stay. I have seen some cars which have blended them in, but I think it is too much work. Besides, it makes the conversion ireversible. I like to keep it simple.
I have also seen some which has highlighted the edge, but I didnt like that either. So for now I just keep it like that.

I have painted the the original grille same colour as the wheels and will put that in as a starter. I also have some other options if it doesnt work out.



Edited by Kghaas on Tuesday 10th April 23:02

Eugene7

480 posts

80 months

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Wednesday 11th April 2012 quote quote all
A very personal view, but I am a fan of the S4, but I really can't get to like the cycle wings...

Much prefer the clams biggrin

But still a great restoration. Well done!

Farlig

190 posts

38 months

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Hey Knut - maybe the handbrake failure is due to the whole rear setup being new...? Put some red plates on for three days & get the rears properly bedded in & see if that makes it better...?

Have to agree with the post above though that my personal pref would be with the clams... I'm a little biased though wink

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Car is now on the road and working realy well. The sound of the xflow is realy nice with lot of pufs and bangs when you let go of the throtle smile

There is still a lot of work to do, including wide track, coilovers, rollbar, and engine. Still not decided on BEC or zetec. I won't update this thread on a regular basis anymore since there seems to be little interest in the S4.

Some shots as it is today.

Wet sanding the clear coat:


Posing:





Dieter7S4

183 posts

80 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
little interest in the S4? i think not - keep posting, looks good.

Mike

Eugene7

480 posts

80 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
Nice build, but I am struggling with the cycle wings...

Would be good to see with the full wings in place - did you refurb' them too?

mickrick

3,011 posts

59 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
Yes Please keep posting! yes
Just because we don't comment, doesn't mean we're not watching.

7s4whatelse

114 posts

54 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
Hi Knut, if you really stop posting, our community will visit you and put "Caterham" stickers on your seven - be warned, time to rethink your plan!

Kghaas

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148 posts

37 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
Ok then, I'll keep posting but then i need some help:

I would like to test the car at a track an would like to mess around with the camber. Is it possible to adjust? I doesn't look like it is adjustable without changing hardware. Any tips?

Since I need to overhaule the front suspension I would like to go wide track. Can someone point me in the right direction? Is there any wishbones that fit? Any pics of how they are attached?

I am afraid it is a cut and weld job, and I am not sure I want to do that....


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