411/412 racecar pictures

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Lahti411
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Post by Lahti411 » Wed May 13, 2009 2:30 am

But you had already bought that neat looking Jaguar wheel arch. What happened to that one? I would have loved to see the result with that one installed as this is a typical rust spot on every type 4 car.

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Post by func412 » Wed May 13, 2009 12:08 pm

Lahti411 wrote:But you had already bought that neat looking Jaguar wheel arch. What happened to that one? I would have loved to see the result with that one installed as this is a typical rust spot on every type 4 car.
Oh that one. It´s ment for my wife´s car. It might be useful and look a bit like the 412 original with some extra work. Repairing would have been difficult, because it requires to change inner wheel arch also so I figured it was too expensive for this project.

Here you can see the profile of the X40 Jaguar edge:

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And my wife´s summercar (X300, fyi):

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Post by Lahti411 » Wed May 13, 2009 12:34 pm

Ok, i thought, when i saw you had bought that Jag part, that you had a great eye for body parts if you picked that part by browsing some catalogue...

By the way, i know one 411 here in Finland that had had it's rear wheel arches repaired with Volvo Amazon or 144 pattern parts (cannot remember which one it was). So if you want some repair arches for your racer you could try those.

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Post by func412 » Sat May 23, 2009 1:06 pm

Well I thought this through again and started welding like this.

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Post by ubercrap » Tue May 26, 2009 6:40 pm

Hey, that looks fine for the inner. Shouldn't be too had to find reasonable arches- MKI or MKII Golf maybe?

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Post by bradey bunch » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:34 pm

I know, I'm bringing this back from the dead (and func 412 hasnt been on since last year) but any updates?

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Post by func412 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:41 am

This project still remains in my carage. I bought an old house 3 years ago and since then my freetime has been used with hammer and nails. I'll be back with this hopefully within next year.

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Post by Hulken » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:37 pm

We're still waiting, this is a great tread with lot's of ideas. Hoping for a comeback soon!

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Post by Piledriver » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:57 pm

func412 wrote:This project still remains in my carage. I bought an old house 3 years ago and since then my freetime has been used with hammer and nails. I'll be back with this hopefully within next year.

At least you have been doing something constructive! (literally and figuratively)

I'm still looking the the other half of a set of BBC ARP2000 bolts to put in some 2L rods :lol:
I, for one, regularly embrace our new robot overlords, as I am the guy fixing the robots...

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Re: 411/412 racecar pictures

Post by raygreenwood » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:50 pm

Yes...im working slowly and steadily on mine as well. I have finished the 411 412 driveline alignment document. I posted last week in the samba and will be posting it here in the am.

More how to documents coming soon. Ray

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