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My widearch build :) ****UPDATE 24/2/21******


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Yeah it had gone alot quieter the last time I'd logged in to be fair! Shame really there's alot of knowledge amongst these forums and its usually the same old questions you see getting posted in the Facebook groups!

Thanks man hopefully be some good updates over the next few weeks/months

4 minutes ago, burty said:

Still some of us around nowhere near how it used to be helpful bunch all the same it's the build threads that kept me around so il keep an eye on this one 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, enots said:

Yeah it had gone alot quieter the last time I'd logged in to be fair! Shame really there's alot of knowledge amongst these forums and its usually the same old questions you see getting posted in the Facebook groups!

Thanks man hopefully be some good updates over the next few weeks/months

 

Agree facebook has its place but the depth of the forums beats it hands down so there will always be a place for them shame more FB users don't contribute, in the last year been some good build threads pop up in the ep91 NA section aswell as the glanzas worth a look if it's been a while 

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1 minute ago, burty said:

Agree facebook has its place but the depth of the forums beats it hands down so there will always be a place for them shame more FB users don't contribute, in the last year been some good build threads pop up in the ep91 NA section aswell as the glanzas worth a look if it's been a while 

Yeah no doubt! I logged onto tgtt for the first time in years the other day too and its the same there sadly!

Yeah ill be making my way through alot of these build threads over the next few days for sure!

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10 hours ago, Sam44 said:

i do love a wideboy build. .

i had a jdm st185 wide boy. 

 

 

Amazing cars i owned the earlier 185 gt4(slimmer one) for a couple of years great fun!

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6 minutes ago, enots said:

Amazing cars i owned the earlier 185 gt4(slimmer one) for a couple of years great fun!

certainly are, it took me years to save up for it. they held there high price value for many many years. i do miss that car, but not the fuel cost. please keep us all updated with your gt build it really looks very well styled. 

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Realised half the photos of the build had disappeared due to stupid photobucket links so I've just spent the last hour re uploading them all 😂

Anyway.. 

 

** UPDATE 7/2/21**

One of my quadlights has always had a broken bracket, never really bothered me but it was never bolted on securely and this time round I've told myself I'm doing it all to a bit of a better standard. So I picked up a spare headlight but it needs the glass swapping, haven't got round to that bit yet but had it all bolted back up today and have fitted some better quick release bumper clips. Probably the first time in a good few years that its had all its panels/bumpers/lights on at once so I pulled it out of the unit for a little spin around the yard and to grab some photos. Rear bumper is needing some repair work due to a boost pipe popping off not long after I originally built it and destroying the bumper so excuse the scabby back end but though I'd update with some recent pics.20210207_161657.thumb.jpg.6cf00aff843d7296133f264e22d549a8.jpg

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Anyway. Plan is to find some smaller wheels and shift these ones. The 16s have never worked properly due to the tire size etc and I don't particularly want to run a big stretch. So I'm looking to drop to a 15" and see how it goes from there as I can also drop it on its arse then too!

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13 minutes ago, maerijn said:

that looks awesome!

no way, i think the wheels look great, what type are they?

Thanks man! Its definitely nice to see it all in one piece again! The wheels do suit it very well but there's a few issues with them.

1 they're basically a fancy banded steel so the weight on them is ridiculous😂

2 because of the size of them and the fact the wide arches aren't just a hollow thin arch they scrub really badly on the front unless I run it at the height it is in those photos. Which is pretty high on the coilover settings, which brings me to my last point

3 it handles awfully on them 😂 i dont know if its the weight of them in general or a mixture of it being so high on the coilovers but it never felt planted when it was driven.

So I'm basically looking to drop to a lighter weight 15" still with some nice dish of some sort though or at least that's the plan 

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**UPDATE 24/02/21**

So even though the shell has had arches welded on to it the bodyshop that did it decided rather than cut the original outer arch away and leave alot of clearance in the rear arches, they would instead just fill it with filler/fibreglass 🙄

As I've decided to do it properly this time round i spent the weekend cutting said arches to pieces to increase the amount of clearance I have in them. Its basically going to be a very basic arch tub of sorts but will mean I gain at least an inch and a half of tyre clearance so I keep the 8j on the rear at a zero offset.

Really glad I actually did it as suprise suprise just like the sills they had "fixed" they had just fillered over a rotten driver side arch as you can in some of the photos the different layers of rusty metal I was  finding!

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This is how the arches have always been... you can see the huge lip on the left of the photo and then the original arch has been pushed out to meet the metal over arches.

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And thats how I left it off for the weekend, still needs tidying up but you can see the extra room/clearance ill now have once its all back together.

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Drivers side was the same but uncovered all the rotten arch once I started cutting into it.

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