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Two images of a project which are more of a guide to assist fellow modders.
The interior is from a road car which is to be converted to a racer with stripped interior.
The first image is the interior which will be seen when the car is finished, with added roll cage and other bits.
The second image shows the back of the interior with detail on how the blank panel replaces the rear seats.
Those blue sections are printers plate which provide metal support to the panel, which needs to be at a diagonal to the floor.
The rear portion (parcel shelf) is from the original interior which contains useful mounting holes when refitting.
Once the roll cage is installed, this will provide extra strength to the modifications, ensuring a greater degree of stability.


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Although the late 70's version of the ETCC was not as exciting as before, there were some decent looking cars.
This will be a group 2 BMW 320 which ran in the up to 2 litre class, against Ford Escorts and Audi Coupes in various races.
Resin conversion parts - which are really nicely produced - are by Uli Nowak.

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I thought there was a thread for completed projects, rather than the catchall that this is - but I can't find it.
Solido Ford Sierra RS500 converted to represent the best finish that the car achieved during the 1988 season (Zolder - 3rd oa).
Zolder started out dry, with the threat of rain which fell heavily causing a degree of mayhem.
This car was being driven by Belgian former F2/F3000 driver Thierry Tassin and rally driver Jean-Claude Andruet.
As far as I can tell Andruet was in the car when the rain came down, and used his rally talents to choose the correct tyres and drive fast in the wet conditions.

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That looks like a nicely done conversion, great work!

There's a sub-forum for completed builds, but not a single thread, though you could probably use the pinned thread:
Thanks for the kind words, and the link to the completed projects thread.
I will check it out, and probably post something there soon....
 

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This is an image showing something of a problem with the conversion set I posted above.
The resin pieces seem to be designed for a different manufacturer of an E21 BMW.
The rear arches are a decent fit, but the image below shows how the front arches cause a problem lining up with the front spoiler/splitter.
The front of both resin pieces on the front arches has gaps which should be visible on the left of the image.
Resin doesn't bend like plastic, and I don't know of any product that would soften things to the point that they could be reshaped.
So does anyone with experience of resin know if this can be done, or will I need to go with filler and much sanding and elbow grease?
Note that this is an issue with the width of the spoiler, not it's position at the front of the model....

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Ignore my questions above.
Looking again at photos of the cars during this period it seems the front spoiler is not quite wide enough, and that the resin arches just need to be filled and sanded.
I will also have to add extra width to the sides of the spoiler.
I have a feeling the set was originally intended for a BMW 2002, such cars from this era had almost identical bodywork modifications.
 

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Ignore my questions above.
Looking again at photos of the cars during this period it seems the front spoiler is not quite wide enough, and that the resin arches just need to be filled and sanded.
I will also have to add extra width to the sides of the spoiler.
I have a feeling the set was originally intended for a BMW 2002, such cars from this era had almost identical bodywork modifications.
Maybe it is in an earlier post, but who is the source of the resin pieces?
 

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Maybe it is in an earlier post, but who is the source of the resin pieces?
Uli Nowak.
I have worked on such resin conversions since my 1/24th scale kit building days, and this issue is by no means unique....
Producing resin pieces in time honoured fashion often means a degree of shrinkage and warping as the moulds wear out.
I showed the issue not as a complaint, but to see the reaction of other builders.
Along with these parts came rubber like tyres and two different sets of resin wheel inserts, and these are excellent.
This issue is one that requires using the old grey cells as a problem solver, something I usually enjoy - and sometimes drives me nuts!
 

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Another issue recently discovered in relation to the BMW mods above - the front spoiler/splitter has different shape sides, meaning a rework to line things up!
Naturally I made the mistake again in thinking that this would be a relatively straightforward glue and paint project.
It seems I will never learn.... :(
 

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I hope the issues mentioned above can be seen in this image, crappy though it is.
The left hand side 'wing' is a different shape to the one on the right.
The white plastic backing is there to keep the rest in place and to make the correction easier to deal with.
It took more than a week looking at the parts before I realised this inaccuracy!
At first I thought it was an issue with the drivers side wheel arch extension, this shows I almost went in the wrong direction. :mad:

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Started process of remodelling one side of the above.
Among the most painful cuts are those when a junior hacksaw blade slips.
A combination of road rash and blood. :cry:
And yet I continue (will I ever get sense?). :unsure::D
My wife hates it when I come into the house from my workshop and call her name.

She immediately heads to the bathroom and pulls out the Bandaid box.
 

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My wife hates it when I come into the house from my workshop and call her name.

She immediately heads to the bathroom and pulls out the Bandaid box.
Have you ever had a cut that you didn't know you had until you noticed the drops of blood on the work area?
I also have numerous small cuts on my hands and arms at the moment as a result of pruning thorn equipped bushes.... :oops:
 

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Have you ever had a cut that you didn't know you had until you noticed the drops of blood on the work area?
I also have numerous small cuts on my hands and arms at the moment as a result of pruning thorn equipped bushes.... :oops:
More frequently than I would like to admit.

When your first clue is looking down and seeing blood on your shoes, you know you have a problem.

Or when the wife looks at you and her first comment is about where did I cut myself this time and I didn’t even know it.
 

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More frequently than I would like to admit.

When your first clue is looking down and seeing blood on your shoes, you know you have a problem.

Or when the wife looks at you and her first comment is about where did I cut myself this time and I didn’t even know it.
How about when you discover two of your fingers are stuck together, although you are not working with glue at that time? :p
 
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