GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

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GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Bought the car as a donor car, had all the bits I needed to finish off my 3.0, front and rear windsceens, 3.0 spoiler (brand new tucked away on the rear seats), the rest would be used to restore my White 2.5 that had been standing for 17 years. Well as things turned out, the white 2.5 became the donor car and this one survived. PowerMods did the power train transplant, then the car went to TNT for the roll cage. I've had it for a month or so, coated the rollcage tied up some loose ends and started working on the electrics as the wiring was a pretty mess. A long story short, the car landed up at PowerMods to get the wiring sorted. I went to collect the car on Saturday 30 March, one discussion led to another :idea: and before I knew it together with them (or ... let me recall.. oh yes ... they supervised and I did the work :evil: ) by the 1st April, the rust was cut out new plates welded in, car was stripped (glass, beadings, panels, bumpers only the front windscreen is still in, but not for long) and the car is ready to go in to be resprayed. Will post pics shortly, although its a bugger as they have to be less than 250k, pics on my phone are 1mb size.
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by kevin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:14 pm

You can download an App called Photoforge2 . Then you can resize pics and transfer back to photo album . I wil send you email .
What colour is car gonna be ?
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm keeping it RED, leaving the bumpers grey. Keeping original15" 2.5 rims, however the 7J might be too narrow. want to try and get 205 - 235 tyres on.
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Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:35 am

Here are some pictures. Kevin thanks for the tip on resizing photos on iPhone, I found and app called iResize and works well for me.
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Aircleaner box and odds and ends in the boot.
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Surprise, the 3.0 front spoiler, brand new found inside the car.
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Interior was totally stripped, notice the "long dash" used in the 3.0
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Car had 2.5 carb motor in, fuel ijected motor sump was knocked off completely and motor was stored under the windmill.
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:54 am

Got the car home did some odd and ends on it, then it was off to PowerMods for the Engine and drive train transplant.
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Waiting to be loaded onto car trailer
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Ready to be loaded onto car trailer
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Don't even ask what the holes / vents in the engine bay is for, I bought the car with these specialised features, one on each side I might add.
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More engine pics
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Engine installed and looking good after Warren designer painting on the covers.
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by Joemart » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:29 am

wow.... i like...
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:18 am

Here some pics of the rollcage.
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Driver side footwell....where am I going to remount the computer box?
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back panel near the petrol tank. how they did this without taking the tank out or blowing the roof off i don't know....also don't want to know..
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Bracing at shock mounts and back panel near the petrol tank, closer view.
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Back bracing
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Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:48 am

Car stripped down, rust spots treated and ready to be resprayed.
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Rear wheel arch, surface rust was taken off. Will need to cut it out and weld a plate in.
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"PAUL'S DOOR" damaged when we rolled the car off the trailer.....somebody omitted to close the door. The specimen you see here is after our attempt to repair it, note the "POST OFFICE RED" color where it was repaired.
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Front passenger side sill, the entire section was rusted, a plate was welded in, flattened and filled in. Used Post Office red Aerosol paint to cover the "workmanship". Autobody shop will address this.
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Rear valance under the reat bumper. Plate will be welded in to cover the hole.
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Rear boot lid glass out and rust treated
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:03 pm

More pics of bodywork
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Ready for the Autobody Shop for a make over, donor door, bonnet and spoiler (on the roof)
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Strpped and ready, surface rust on passenger side rear tail light body area was takken off, will need to fill in the pin head size holes.
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by kevin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:01 pm

You have done a lot of work , this might be to nice to race unless you get Paul to do the loading and offloading :wall:
You should try rolling the lip in the rear arch for more clearance when you lower it with 7jrims and then fill the inside lip with silicone otherwise its traps water and dirt which leads to rust .
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Post by PowerMods911 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Thanks, good idea rolling the lip on the rear wheel arches,especially if I go for an 8j rim ala the 15" 3.0 split compomotives. I also have a set of 17" 8J, if you recall the rims that came on the 3.0 I bought.
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by kevin » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:54 am

Try take exhaust out the side . Saves the cv boot , no heat into caliper and also reduces heat onto gearbox . Not to mention the extra power you gain if you keep design simple . If you do go out side use 2x 50mm for clearance ( or flatten a 74mm) and make sure they come out 150mm from jacking point as you won't be able to put car on that four post lift .
Any specs on that motor ? Or is that the secret weapon ? Maybe a close up of that injector rail .
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by PowerMods911 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:30 am

Kevin, I'm going to keep it as stock as possible. Idea is to use it as a fun street car, so want exhaust noise levels as low a possible. Also want it to keep the look as close to original as possible, no need to alert our traffic officers. Want to be able to drive the car to the club track days and events.

For racing I have the GTV 2.8 TT. That's the idea anyway, lets see how it all pans out and if I stick to my plan.

Car scheduled to go into the Autobody shop on Monday and they say it'll take them 2 weeks to prep and respray. During this time I'll finish off the suspension on my race car. Then probably another 2 weeks for me to assemble the car, in all likely hood I'll probably only start after the Kyalami race.
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Post by PowerMods911 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 am

Car has been at the Autobody shop for 1 week, they have done a great job in preparing it and getting it ready to be resprayed.

All indications are that they'll have it completed by Friday 20th April :D really looking forward to seeing it roll out the spry booth. Then we'll start assembling it. Big decisions and choices to be made :? do i work in getting the suspension finished on the race car or do I assemble this one over the week end
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Re: GTV6 2.5 -Street Legal Track Car

Post by Joemart » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:17 pm

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