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  1. #1
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    Default Panelcorp racing - new rx3 project

    As a few of you know,

    I have recently joined a group of panelshops / smash repairers here in Sydney

    I have always been a Mazda fan and a keen follower / supporter / racer of the 1/4 mile of black stuff

    I had already started a project prior to this change, which I was trying to run a 10 for $10k and was making pretty good progress

    Here was the car

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    And I thought I was doing pretty well until I had a chassis bloke look at her - who showed me all of this





    So after a bit of thought - we decided to throw the budget out the window and do this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Will post updates of the nice new parts coming from the states and progress as we go

    If the Mighty ALCHO12A can run a 8.1

    Hopefully the PANELCORP RX3 can go quicker (with Steve, Dale, Dave, Chris, Rob and a heap of other guys support)

    STAY TUNED
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    OK,

    Here are the start of the nice new expensive bits to get this revised project underway

    I won't be cutting any corners on this build - given the time cards we are chasing



    Will post some other pics as the parts arrive

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    Much nicer start /are those the rails Rod Andrews brings in ? hey that pic of roll cage bend doesn't look good was that tube bent with exhaust bender (compression style bender) good luck with project sounds like you have got some good advice.
    Cheers Big Kev

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    Best photo I have so far !!!



    Not going to be much room for anything behind the Driver's seat

    Wheel tubs will be above parcel shelf height

    Whole roll cage has been binned and a new "proper" cage is being installed

    Car is virtually empty with every part of the old set up cut out and thrown away

    Got pics of the diff and shocks coming this weekend (I hope)

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    fuck yer man, looks good, wat motor u running??
    i smoke tyres, not cigarettes!!!

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    First mock up shots

    Damn he is making fast progress!!!





    Diff Housing and shocks have arrived - Just waiting on pics !!!

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    looking good man tubs just look so tuff keep us uptdated

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    gunna look tough as guts mate.
    Who is ya chassis guy anyway??? and man he dont muck around does he.

    Keep us posted on ya progress.

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    First real weekly update today

    Another round of mock up shots



    Ride height is going to be approx 100mm from the ground to the sill



    Going to look DAMN TOUGH from behind (go the tassie plate!!)



    Hopefully will have some bits welded in and the new fabricated diff housing to show you guys next week !!

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    Great pics , keep them and the info coming

    Cheers
    SLY
    440ci LSX VE F3 Ute...........

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    Good to see someone passionate enough to spend their hard earnt in their dream good luck with project starting to look much better than previous start ?

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    Well Santa arrived a little bit early for me this year with my diff and shocks arriving this week (a little late - but who cares) and the Guys at CONCEPT PAINTS have offered to sponsor the car for all the paintwork and consumables require to get this little beast looking race ready

    Matt at CONCEPT PAINTS was very keen to help out and all I can say is Thanks !!

    NEW Currie F9 Custom Housing - Put together by Altra9 up in QLD

    Dammn Sexy piece of Gear !!





    NEW Strange Engineering Coil Overs & Custom Springs



    New Turbo & Gate have been ordered from Mike Turbo in the US and will hopefully arrive early in the New Year !!
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    Turbo's HERE !!!

    BOOOOOSSSSTTTTTTEEEYYYYYYY

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    Little bit of an update

    Some goodies finally arrived from MIKE TURBO in the US

    Damn I love the current exchange rates

    BRAND NEW – Borg Warner S400 80MM Turbo to suit my application

    Still in the wrapping (mandatory beer can for size reference)



    Unwrapped – It’s a big F*@ker



    Front on view of the Turbo (makes my can of NEW look like a snack size)






    Impeller Wheel – DAMN BIG



    BRAND NEW – Tial 60MM RACEGATE (in shiny silver)



    Next to the same Beer Can (no I wasn’t spending that much time taking photos)



    Motor details are almost finalized and I will post another update next week

    Hopefully will have seen more from the Chassis shop by then as well

    Welcome to 2010 !!!!

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    Looking good mate!

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