Version 5 to S5 WRC bodykit

Discussion in 'Projects, modifications & how to guides' started by Godspeed, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Godspeed

    Godspeed V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Bridgend
    Hi
    Made a start on my Type R friday , if you've seen Jamie's thread on the amazing job he's done on making the Carbon Fibre bodykit , I decided to take the plunge and go for one , quite a daunting job stripping down a perfectly good Type R , especially as the rear quarters need cutting off !

    First job was to take the new wheels off , and fit them on the RA so the bodyshop doesn't mark them in anyway , really suits it

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    Then the type R was stripped down -

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    Made a start offering up the new wings , drilling and fitting them in place , taking my time making sure I don't drill any holes in the wrong place !

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    Plenty to do this week , having the glass out wednesday , hopefully have it ready to go to the bodyshop in the next week or 2 so they can remove the quarter panels , fit the new ones , along with extending the rear tubs to suit , then get it painted

    I'll add to the thread the more pic I take along the way , it's going to be awesome when it's finished

    Cheers Ian
     
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  2. Doctay

    Doctay Type RA Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    This is going to look awesome....
     
  3. Subscribed :)
     
  4. Subscribed :)
     
  5. 3 times it seems ???
     
  6. Bloomers

    Bloomers V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Looking forward to the progress reports :)
     
  7. bang

    bang Type RA Member

    Location:
    Italy
    good , i'm waiting other pics :thumb
     
  8. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Looking good Ian... It will be nice to see one of my kits on a finished car... at the rate I'm going it'll be years before my own build is done ;)
     
  9. Godspeed

    Godspeed V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Bridgend
    Done a bit more to the car this week , been very busy so didn't have enough spare time to do as much as I wanted.

    Fitting the wings and lights on

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    Cut the hole for the sidelight wiring
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    Next was drilling the holes for the headlight bolts and locating pins
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    Figured the best way of doing this was to use the standard wing as a template , didn't want to get this wrong and the lights being out of level , and then having to make the holes larger to fix it , put some masking tape over the standard wing and marked the holes out , as I already had 2 bolts holding the wing on , I just put the masking tape on the CF wing , lined up the 2 marked holes with the bolts , and drilled through the rest , fitted perfect first time

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    Had to modify the sidelight to fit into the CF wing , as there is not sharp edge for the light to fit into , I cut the plastic away and drilled a hole for it to fit into

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    Had to take a little material away under the wing to get the sidelight in place , to be fair though , that is the only modification I have made to the panels so far , the fit is very good.

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    Sidelight and headlight fitted

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    New bumper bar on

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    Bumper placed on , it again is a perfect fit , everything is where is should be

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    Job today is take the wings of , and re-route the wiring so its higher than the wing , I'm going to be fitting wheel arch covers , the wiring is lower than where they will be , so needs lifting

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    Out in the daylight it's looking better

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    Had the glass taken out

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    Driver seat is left in loose to get it on and off the trailer going to the body shop , i'll remove it up there and get the seat cleaned up and stored until the car comes back

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    Got some new side repeaters and rear number plate lights from Import car parts yesterday , so will be cutting out the holes in the front wings and rear bumper today , got new bumper indicators as well , will get those fitted as well so everything on the front end will be ready to paint , the bodyshop shouldn't have to do any modifications on the front.

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    Couldn't wait so fitted one of the Speedline WRC replica's on the front , as the standard wheels look a bit lost in the arches !
    Look's a lot better , just need to work out the thickness of spacers I need to make to fill them out WRC style now.

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    It will be fitted with coilovers to drop it to the height I want , and it going to have something different brake wise

    That's about it to date , will update further the more I do

    Cheers Ian
     
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  10. Fatharrydog

    Fatharrydog MY98 WRX Type R V-Limited 176/1000

    Location:
    Southwell, Notts
    Looking great. Are you going to fit the standard inner wheel arch plastic guards?
     

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