V6 Type R Project - S5 WRC Replica!

Discussion in 'Projects, modifications & how to guides' started by TYPERV6, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. 16vKarlos

    16vKarlos Type RA Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Where can I find more photos of this car please?
     
  2. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland


    Many thanks for the kind words... I've a niggling fear that it's not going to be ready in time to media blast... as I just committed today to produce another carbon WRC product, so I think I'm going to get pulled away from my own build just at a time when I'm making headway.

    Yep... Speedlines 2113's will be my first choice for my own car... although I do love the 18" Mag OZ's too... but they may just have to be a spare set if I ever come across a set. S5's and 2113's are an iconic perfect partnership!

    Number 8 is due to leave early next week after a delay with the buyer trying to decide how he wanted it shipped. Initially he had a contact collecting it... but it fell through and has been delayed. But, we are back on track and it'll be collected after the Easter weekend.
     
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  3. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
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  4. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Morning all...

    No real news or updates on my own car I'm afraid. Still tediously tipping away with seam welding the shell. When I've some more interesting images to take, I'll update.

    In the meantime, WRC Kit No. 7 that was supplied to a customer in Hungary just before Xmas, is making some great progress!

    They have meticulously re-tubbed the front inner flitches nearly exact to how Prodrive did them on the WRC cars...


    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811679977_f2b05bc7c5_b.jpg 56247924_281111752781541_2546374238785241088_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_47702484762_da9abcf0b6_b.jpg 56902429_281111746114875_7998343924043218944_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811679917_ef25cae59c_b.jpg 57284441_284363722456344_4446501301345320960_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_46838666195_0112cfdc71_b.jpg 56505501_281637179395665_5752608170388226048_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr


    Front wings fitted...


    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_46838666255_fd8c1c166d_b.jpg 56800815_284897522402964_3376222397806936064_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_47702484802_7159527d5f_b.jpg 56990420_284897592402957_4049345211627732992_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr


    The front bumper is now mounted...


    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811680037_93290a3d9f_b.jpg 57429734_288125722080144_5450959027913621504_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811680107_767059d26a_b.jpg 57267721_288125715413478_5118549239470751744_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_47702484942_7aeeb67e27_b.jpg 57297738_288125755413474_8682812675660447744_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr


    And finally, a left hand drive RA is also being used as a donor to convert the WRC replica to LHD...


    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811680197_c274ec722a_b.jpg 58570936_293021724923877_456173325526237184_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_46838666345_1fea67803d_b.jpg 58579354_295283451364371_5392913163383472128_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr

    alive.staticflickr.com_65535_32811680227_1bb94f339b_b.jpg 58749364_295283471364369_3840387429110382592_n by Jamie Flett, on Flickr
     
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  5. splitbox40

    splitbox40 V-Limited Member

    nice work
     
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  6. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    At last, after a long delay by Fedex, Kit No. 8 finally arrived in Arizona.

    The owner has just started a Youtube channel dedicated to his build, starting with a rather cool 'unboxing' vid...

     
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  7. bang

    bang Type RA Member

    Location:
    Italy
    :inlove: your body kit is very impressive , high quality !:bowthumb
    it's pity that you don't sell also in fiberglass at low cost .:cry:
    you could increase the number of sales and your income .
     
  8. bang

    bang Type RA Member

    Location:
    Italy
    subscribed at channel >:)
     
  9. TYPERV6

    TYPERV6 Owner at The Project

    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Many thanks!!

    Fiberglass is low cost for a reason though.... it is structurally not as strong and can be harder to work with/fit. So you will spend more in the long run getting it to fit right and you will also have to replace it or repair it further down the road as it will crack over time.

    GRP does not lend itself very well to being molded into the detail that we do our carbon panels. It's because the carbon is vacuum infused, you can get it very thin and detailed, whereas GRP is hand-laid and varies in thickness greatly. We'd never be able to reproduce the same quality or detailed panels just in GRP for cost purposes. That's why no on has ever done GRP panels as a complete panel, but instead as an extension piece. There are also many low cost GRP options out there for sale , so competition is high and you would take a long time to re-coup the development costs in re-tooling GRP specific molds.
     
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  10. Once upon a time,
    An Irish gentleman decided to make the best carbon fibre WRC bodykit the world had ever seen and the Subaru world was never the same again...


    the end.
     
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