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Started by Fefelarue, August 2, 2022, 13:28

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bobbe

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on September 21, 2022, 18:07The mechanism that the column rises in can be modified. The bottom of the wheel 20mm higher or so.

Interesting - is there any information online about this?

Gaz mr-s

Quote from: bobbe on September 22, 2022, 12:35Interesting - is there any information online about this?

Nope, I don't know of anyone else having done it. You need a drill & bits & a round file.
Take off the under dash plastics & view how the column is controlled. Open the slot out of the guide at the top.  A little achieves quite a lot.

bobbe

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on September 22, 2022, 15:48Nope, I don't know of anyone else having done it. You need a drill & bits & a round file.
Take off the under dash plastics & view how the column is controlled. Open the slot out of the guide at the top.  A little achieves quite a lot.

Okay, thanks!

Fefelarue

After 2 months of waiting, I finally have one of these:



So I booked my car into Powerflow in Mitcham for a full custom system. They had a slot 5 days away which I took, then realised there was a bit of work to do because I want a bumper-exit system.

So I borrowed my mother's garage for an evening:



took the bumper off:



Then realised it was a Sunday evening, and I hadn't brought a deep enough 15mm socket to remove the crash-bar. But I had a hacksaw and an adjustable wrench (and am planning on running crash-bar-less) so I made it work:



But on to the bumper: The plan was to have no rear grille, and to clean up the bumper a bit so it looks like it was like that from the factory. So here it is with the grille removed:



Then with the little clips cut off:



Then with the longer trims also cut off:



Then I stuck the plate back on and drove it home like this:



But wasn't happy with the plate positioning. It didn't really work with the "that could be OEM" look I want to go for.

So I went to my workshop, grabbed a hammer, and turned this 3mm stainless wire..



..into this:



Which goes on like this:





Then finally drove it to Powerflow last night, picked it up today, and it currently looks like this:









Thanks for reading!

Hammond

Quote from: Fefelarue on September 27, 2022, 20:10After 2 months of waiting, I finally have one of these:



So I booked my car into Powerflow in Mitcham for a full custom system. They had a slot 5 days away which I took, then realised there was a bit of work to do because I want a bumper-exit system.

So I borrowed my mother's garage for an evening:



took the bumper off:



Then realised it was a Sunday evening, and I hadn't brought a deep enough 15mm socket to remove the crash-bar. But I had a hacksaw and an adjustable wrench (and am planning on running crash-bar-less) so I made it work:



But on to the bumper: The plan was to have no rear grille, and to clean up the bumper a bit so it looks like it was like that from the factory. So here it is with the grille removed:



Then with the little clips cut off:



Then with the longer trims also cut off:



Then I stuck the plate back on and drove it home like this:



But wasn't happy with the plate positioning. It didn't really work with the "that could be OEM" look I want to go for.

So I went to my workshop, grabbed a hammer, and turned this 3mm stainless wire..



..into this:



Which goes on like this:





Then finally drove it to Powerflow last night, picked it up today, and it currently looks like this:









Thanks for reading!

Looking good so far! Is it sounding as you hoped?
05' silver

Ardent

Well played.

Just my personal preference, I would look to lose some of the excess yellow of the plate.

Topdownman

Impressive work. That hacksaw got a good workout! I thought you had some plastic grille to go in at first but in later photos I realised that was the floor mat!

Any chance of making up a smaller crash bar that wouldnt be visible but would add a bit of strength/ protection back?
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Fefelarue

Quote from: Hammond on September 27, 2022, 22:39Looking good so far! Is it sounding as you hoped?

Thank you! Honestly it's louder than I wanted, i'm taking it back today to ask for an additional resonator or silencer to be plumbed in.

Quote from: Ardent on September 27, 2022, 23:36Well played.

Just my personal preference, I would look to lose some of the excess yellow of the plate.


I hear you, but I honestly prefer it with the full plate, as it looks less 'modified'. I want the car to look like Toyota could have made it that way.

Quote from: Topdownman on September 28, 2022, 09:14Impressive work. That hacksaw got a good workout! I thought you had some plastic grille to go in at first but in later photos I realised that was the floor mat!

Any chance of making up a smaller crash bar that wouldnt be visible but would add a bit of strength/ protection back?

Thanks! It's something I'm trying to decide on at the moment. I'm less fussed about protection and more about trying to hide the ugly crash-bar mounting points. Maybe just a coat of matte black paint is in order.

Fefelarue

So a couple of small updates. Firstly I got myself a spacer for the steering wheel so I can actually use it without hitting the indicator stalks all the time:



Secondly, the exhaust was far too loud with the single box, so I took it back to powerflow, and they re-made the whole thing with a Y pipe, each side then going through it's own silencer. And I love it even more than the last one:













Yes I know the plate is wonky  ;D

puma2

 :)) wonky may be still nice job  8)  8)
looking good keep up with the good work :)  :)

Hammond

Coming together nicely now! Keep it up pal.
05' silver