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My Zetec +2 project update

PostPost by: Netec99 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:51 pm

I started posting my Zetec project under the name " my modified early spyder chassis". The project has moved on since and I finally drove the car out of the garage today. :D
Here are a few pictures of the car so far
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Rear End
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Front End
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Rolling Chassis
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Roll Cage & alloy tank
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Carbon Fibre effect dash
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Engine Bay
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Near side rear
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From the front
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:54 am

Looks terrific; a lot of thought & hard work gone into that for sure.
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PostPost by: [email protected] » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Fantastic results so far.
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PostPost by: Netec99 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:07 pm

Here are a few more pictures of my project car. Passed MOT this weekend :D
Just got to sort a few teething issues to sort out before giving it some good run outs.
So hopefully on the road in the next week
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PostPost by: PeterK » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:02 am

Looking good Rob :)
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:10 am

You appear to have got the ride height around original (or perhaps even lower) compared to many plus 2 Zetecs that are jacked up for ground clearance under the sump and exhaust. What have you done to achieve that?

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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:36 pm

Fantastic job! Not only beautifully accomplished but your timeline is amazing to one who is moving at a much slower pace. You inspire me!

Your pictures answer my question, "Can painted bumpers be made to look good on a +2?" They sure can. I also like the de-chromed look of your grill opening and, as stated above, you've nailed the ride height. Very well done. :D
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PostPost by: Netec99 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:57 pm

PeterK wrote:Looking good Rob :)

Thanks Peter.
How is your project coming along. ?
Sorry, lost your contact details, send them over again and I must come over and have a look at your car.
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PostPost by: Netec99 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:02 pm

rgh0 wrote:You appear to have got the ride height around original (or perhaps even lower) compared to many plus 2 Zetecs that are jacked up for ground clearance under the sump and exhaust. What have you done to achieve that?

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Hi Rohan,
Because I'm using an original modified Spyder chassis, I have been able to use fully adjustable shocks front and rear.
The ground clearance is OK, but I do need to be very careful over some speed bumps. I could raise it higher, but I think it will spoil the look.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:57 pm

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PostPost by: Netec99 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:00 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:What you need is...

http://www.rideanddrop.com/Web/Super%20 ... 20kit.html

John :wink:

Thanks John,
When I want to pimp my ride, I know who to contact 8)
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PostPost by: ElanSeries2 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:43 pm

How have you dealt with the sump and exhaust manifold? These are the two things that usually stop +2 Zetecs from being able to sit at that ride height! I see you used an Escort Zetec sump, and you mention modifying it - what did you end up with? Grinding a bit of the ally away, and also dropping the ARB?

Your car does look the business, though - congratulations, you must be delighted!
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Rob

I am also embarking on an early Spyder chassis rebuild just as yours. Very interested in your Gaz adjustable upgrade. Can you post make and model of those for me ?

Netec99 wrote:
rgh0 wrote:You appear to have got the ride height around original (or perhaps even lower) compared to many plus 2 Zetecs that are jacked up for ground clearance under the sump and exhaust. What have you done to achieve that?

Thanks

L

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Hi Rohan,
Because I'm using an original modified Spyder chassis, I have been able to use fully adjustable shocks front and rear.
The ground clearance is OK, but I do need to be very careful over some speed bumps. I could raise it higher, but I think it will spoil the look.
regards
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PostPost by: MrB » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi where did you get your cage and side impact bars?i have spoken to spyder ans safety devices and the both say they dont do one for the plus 2 130s cheers
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PostPost by: cal44 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:14 am

I'm not easily impressed....................But....... I'm impressed.
Sweet Ride..............


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