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Frank the Ramshackle Omega (Read 12728 times)
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Reply #150 - 02. Sep 2011 at 08:37
 
Great thread  Cheesy
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Reply #151 - 02. Sep 2011 at 13:56
 
come on matt, get the finger out, we want to see more pics of frank!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!
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Reply #152 - 06. Sep 2011 at 22:01
 
Right then folks, update time.

Firstly, Opie Oils have once again offered us oil and a filter which is a great show.

I have also fitted the head unit, CB/Tannoy system and rather cunningly gaffa taped an extension lead off of the inverter that ran the smoke machine last year to the dash to make something of a "mobile phone and Ipod charging station"  Grin

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This is all very nice of course but I know what you want... DECOR  Thumbs Up!

So, on with the wooden frame...

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And on with the first row of chicken wire..

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more..

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Grin next up is to shape it up and start with the fibreglass, then on with the legs and making up the head...

9 days to go, we'll be there  Cool
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Reply #153 - 09. Sep 2011 at 23:38
 
Bit more progress tonight!

Start off with some stickers i'm sure you'll like... A bit of a thankyou from us for the parts and advice this forum has offered to date,

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On with the leg construction...

Pete gets on with cutting some old hydraulic hose to provide some rigidity for some ducting...

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Then we realised he didn't have safety goggles on. What to do?

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Sorted   Grin

So, with the hse within the ducting we started to attach the legs..

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This is our secondary washer bottle from a Vectra which came into Petes firestation for cutting up..

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This will be fitted inside the elephant and feed water to the trunk...

Time for some sustinance...

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And that was it for the evening..

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There will be ALOT of progress this weekend including making the head and covering the basic structure in resin.


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Reply #154 - 10. Sep 2011 at 18:25
 
More today!

First things first, out with the completeley knackered front seats... 104K, I think not  Grin

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Frank then got his annual hoovering and in went the kindly donated 50K mile seats, much much more comfortable  Thumbs Up!

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We then fixed the spare wheel to the bonnet for that "safari" look

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With that done we started to cover the chicken wire in Gaffa tape to provide a good base for the glass fibre which will be going on tomorrow

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A tail and head were then formed with chicken wire..

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We then covered the new parts with gaffa..

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It was then time to fit up the spare washer bottle and pump for the trunk..

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And that was about that for the day. Frank currently looks like this..

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Fibreglass tomorrow!!

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Re: Frank the Ramshackle Omega
Reply #155 - 10. Sep 2011 at 18:50
 
Definately starting to take shape now!  Thumbs Up!

Any Omega bits you are short of, or have you got it all covered now?

Oh and Matt... You still haven't painted the bloody side skirts!!  Grin Roll Eyes Thumbs Up!
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Reply #156 - 10. Sep 2011 at 18:57
 
twiglet wrote on 10. Sep 2011 at 18:50:
Definately starting to take shape now!  Thumbs Up!

Any Omega bits you are short of, or have you got it all covered now?

Oh and Matt... You still haven't painted the bloody side skirts!!  Grin Roll Eyes Thumbs Up!


Thanks mate, I think we've got it covered now (luckily one of the team is a fireman and a 2.0 Ecotec Vectra came in for cutting up practice. Needless to say, there's not much left to cut up now  Grin )

Next year, i'm painting the sideskirts just for you  Thumbs Up!
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Reply #157 - 10. Sep 2011 at 21:50
 
Looking good  Thumbs Up!
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Reply #158 - 11. Sep 2011 at 23:44
 
mattg wrote on 10. Sep 2011 at 18:57:
twiglet wrote on 10. Sep 2011 at 18:50:
Definately starting to take shape now!  Thumbs Up!

Any Omega bits you are short of, or have you got it all covered now?

Oh and Matt... You still haven't painted the bloody side skirts!!  Grin Roll Eyes Thumbs Up!


Thanks mate, I think we've got it covered now (luckily one of the team is a fireman and a 2.0 Ecotec Vectra came in for cutting up practice. Needless to say, there's not much left to cut up now  Grin )

Next year, i'm painting the sideskirts just for you  Thumbs Up!


I'm gonna hold you to that, and I get to choose the colour!!  Cheesy Grin Tongue
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Reply #159 - 13. Sep 2011 at 22:01
 
Thanks Chaps, lots of progress has been happening!

Firs up 'glassing the elephant! This made a right mess which we've finally got off the windows and now need to do some repainting on the body.

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Then Rick got busy with the electrics! We've now got the inverter properly wired in, both sets of spots and the rear amber lights wired up neatly to switches near the handbrake along with the trunk spray!...


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Resulting in much..

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Then tonight we started to paint the elephant..

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That's all for tonight! Push for the finish tomorrow before leaving on Thurs

So we need to repaint some of the green, hoover it out, attach the elehant ears, paint the elephant face, apply the graphics and off we go!

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Reply #160 - 14. Sep 2011 at 07:51
 
Good luck guys, looking great!
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Re: Frank the Ramshackle Omega
Reply #161 - 14. Sep 2011 at 19:01
 
Great to see the progress with the mig.  Thumbs Up!
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Reply #162 - 14. Sep 2011 at 21:37
 
Well guys, Frank is complete. It's all come together very well at the end and we are chuffed to bits with the new look.

Last pics before the off tomorrow morning  Thumbs Up!
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Reply #163 - 15. Sep 2011 at 08:04
 
Right then chaps, we're off!

Here is Frank as he stands..

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Back in a week or so with the full report!
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Reply #164 - 15. Sep 2011 at 08:24
 
Tremendous!
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