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What Ive been doing for the last 17 weeks

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rocko, May 5, 2008.

  1. Rocko
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    Rocko A5 TSFI

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    Ok basically we were approached by the BBC to make a modified car for them for Fintona to compete against another team who were also building a car. Ill post up a better description of what went on, but I havent slept for more than 4 hours since Wednesday so Im pretty fecked. Oh, and we didnt win. We won the professional vote (Mag editors), lost the public vote (voting slip) then a rather uninterested Miss Northern Ireland voted for the other car as it was "younger". Ah well. Time for bed.

    The birth of the Caligra (Cali Style Tigra)
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    And the finished article at Fintona today.
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    There will be more pics of the finished car when we get them.
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    That looks awesome, i've worked in a bodyshop for 7 years now and that looks like a big old job. Great filler work in the rear arch's and bed..bet that took some time to do?? We do alot of custom work and bodykits etc etc but nothing on that scale.. although we are currently re-spraying and air brushing Andy Robinsons world championship winning drag race car at the minute which is a proper bit of kit... 0-180mph in 4 seconds flat!! Crazy! Could post some pics if anyone's interested??
    Anyway, supperb job. Well done
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    Rocko A5 TSFI

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    Not bad for 1 bodyshop owner, 2 civil servants, an sales accountant (me), an insurance salesman and an architect!

    Took us just over 4 months.
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Not bad at all then! Look forward to seeing some more pics.
    Look out for the drag car pics i'll be posting when the car is done in a week or so
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    Rocko A5 TSFI

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    Will do chum.
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    [May 7, 2008]
    That looks quite funky. Nice work.
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    Finally someone has done something cool with a Tigra that did not involve a car crusher!!

    Cheers,
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    [May 7, 2008]
    looks good! I was pleasantly suprised as I scrolled further down the post, tastefully done dude
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    [May 7, 2008]
    Nice Pick-up. :cool:
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    Interesting concept. Just so I'm sure, what is the point of the rear tub? Is it a place to put the wet suits after a days surfing?
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    Techimike New Member VCDS Map User

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    Well done mate that really looks quite good and you should win some trophy's for that I expect. I like to see something a bit different and tastefully done
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    Rocko A5 TSFI

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    Yeah its to put the wetsuits in.

    Or alternatively, fill with ice and beer.
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