Had a few hours this afternoon, got all the welding done in the RHF arch, there was a patch that was gonna be awkward as hell to replace and still look good so I cut it all out and will just use the whole to run a cold air feed. Best of a bad situation.
Got that corner stitched and in primer.
I wouldn't ever say I was a good welder, it never usually looks pretty. But will do the job.
I got brave and cut rout a huge section of floor, took a grinder to it until I got back to good metal and then cut out around 2" further to ensure I really had got it all.
Made a neat little template out of an old coke box.
Transferred it across to steel.
Like a glove!
At this point the bloody welder ran out of gas just as I was on a roll which was unfortunate, so I made a brew and decided I should attack my bumper as that was easy and free.
Some neat go faster holes anyways and kept me occupied whilst I had no gas.
Still an an absolute boat load of welding to do but I'm pretty confident I can turn this into a solid shell. Thanks for reading.
Ammo crate arrived from H-tune today, can't fault their service at all!
Huge pile of parts waiting to be fitted once this bloody welding is done. Actually put together a list of what I have the other day so I can keep adding to it and see what I have...
- Hardrace rear camber arms
- Hardrace rear toe arms
- Koyo wheel bearings
- MB6 VTI hub conversion
- Yellowspeed pro dynamic coilovers
- Skunk2 front camber arms
- Energy suspension lower wishbones polybushes
- Buddy Club centre roll adjusters
- Energy suspension RTA bushes
- Skunk2 LCAs
- ASR subframe brace
- Beaks tie bar
- Mishimoto Integra full length radiator and slimline fan
- Sparco steering wheel
More welding to do tomorrow now I have some more gas. Been thinking about wheel and tyre specs over the last few days. Those new R888Rs look awesome. £670 a set though. Not sure wether to just play it safe with R888s.
Also getting a bit ahead of myself today and started dreaming how/what colour I'm going to paint it haha
Boring day really. Front brakes on the daily. Got some more stitch welding done on the front of the civic. Sean welded the subframe and then had a fire. Also, eventually figured out why my welding was so poor. Must have had **** quality batch of gas because half way through the subframe today I swapped bottles and half of it is **** welding, and the other side it so much better. Not bad results for someone who only started welding like 2 months ago self taught haha
Good to see you're welding the seams to stiffen it up, fully seam welded and all the usual bars and braces (or even a cage?) and that will probably be on par or better than ek9's! Should be mad when it's finished
Love this build, serious restoration. Credit to you mate. In a few years time I think there will be a fairly good market for restoring old honda shells to this level. I know a few people who make a living out of restoring old minis.
Keep up the good work man and keep the thread updated. I will be keen to see this finished.