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Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

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The aluminium parts for the heater came in so it was time for a test fit before powder coating. After removing the AC I was left with an issue of how to get the air from the outlet in the crash structure to the heater. With the evaporator removed the route to the heater was compromised. There is also no recirculation now. Anyway in a similar fashion to the plastic housing I removed on clean up I drew a two part housing that sits behind the heater, actually the heater clamps it in once attached properly. It's shape gives me the room to accommodate the battery. Some ducting is attached which runs to an aluminium clamp which I will Velcro to the outlet (on the plastic housing) in the crash structure, it's a tight fit already, perfect in fact. The second part to securing the housing behind the heater involves the washer bottle bracket, this sits snugly next to it once bolted into place. There is also a riv-nut I can use behind the top part of the housing, so absolutely no movement whatsoever.

 

The battery bracket courtesy of George, I had to slightly reengineer but that too once attached to the washer bottle bracket will not move at all. Not shown is how I've modified the washer bottle bracket further, you'll have to wait for the finished image :-)

 

 

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Back out again and off for powder coating. I will draft exclude inside the housing before properly installing btw and will post the finished images up later. Worked out well though hey....

And some more bits you may recognise.

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This thread is spot on Jonny, great to see the car getting a new lease of life....

 

Should be well in the Chatsworth deadline at this rate.

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Thanks fellas, hope so Kieran but there could be a snag..... ;-)

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Back from the powder coaters. Three riv-nuts in the top of the battery clamp, a couple of cushion pads, a very small amount of Velcro and bolted in securing everything in place. Nothing is moving. I am very please with the quality of the job, it is first rate.  For now it can stay put until I replace the battery  

 

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And look what else arrived!  

 


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This is true, however I wanted them all black when I ordered but then only the Elise sized ones came in all black.

I prefer all black, but they are Jons so he can have what he likes. I was just making a tongue in cheek remark. :)

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Well you shouldn't :-) Actually there is a picture of my car/Marks car with that Dakota and the Rimstocks look like they have a chrome rim, I really liked it. Ironically I'm not a massive fan of Chrome Orange....but in that picture I quite like it. I'll pop and find it, edit in a mo.

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Sold X5 EGE last month, COM 11T is going on :-)

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