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Grahams81-Leon 4wd, Big Turbo - Back in the saddle :-)

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by grahams81, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    I never liked extra spoilers on the leon. This can be nice when finished though.
    As allready pointed out, it looks a little odd the way it sits now. Maybe if you lined up the rear of the spoiler (not the tips) with the hatch, adjusting the angle at the same time? :)
     
  2. gdjohny

    gdjohny Crazy Mechanical Engineer

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    Even dough I am still fun of Fast and Furious styled car I dont like the spoiler. Graham why did you redone the original spoiler so it seats flat ?
     
  3. grahams81

    grahams81 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the comments guys, kinda along the lines i thought .....i knew it wouldn't be too everyone's taste :whistle:

    It's hard to imagine what the finished car will look like as i'm so far away.. still sporting 16" etc etc..... but once its on Chunky motorsport wheels with the flared arches it'll look sweet.

    I only pushed the mounting bracket up somewhere near and cabled tied the spoiler on...... it's by no way the finished article.
    Hopefully tomorrow i'll be trying to square up the mounting bracket up and try and move it back towards the window.
     
  4. gdjohny

    gdjohny Crazy Mechanical Engineer

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    I would love to make my cupra TDI AWD :)
    Keep up the good work mate. I really want to see the finished car :)
     
  5. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    I think the spolier will look ok in the end, just need to look at the bigger picture
    Keep it up and welcome to the slow progress club too
     
  6. Looks awesome Graham. Been keeping a very close eye on this and cannot wait too see the end result!

    Congrats on the baby mate!
     
  7. Phillc

    Phillc Love is....Yellow

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    I quite like the look of the spoiler.....didn't think i would but i do, well done again on the effort to avoid the perspex screen.
     
  8. grahams81

    grahams81 Active Member

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    Thanks.... i can't wait myself :D

    Cheers Mate, hope it looks ok - but I'm sure it will good with the theme I'm looking for.

    Thanks for the kind words :D

    Cheers Phil, Thanks for the comments.

    Smallish update ---------------

    So just finished for the day, far too cold to be working outside all day.

    So i wanted to angle the spoiler mount closer to the back window so i set about altering the angle of the mount.

    I started by cutting the mount just where it came through the boot opening - i then bent it towards the back window until the angle looked better ( i was after a angle nearly vertical with the boot)
    Took several attempts to get it looking right.

    After that i decided to remove the main uprights from the mounting horizontal pieces, i did this so i could ensure the angle was exactly the same between the two uprights.

    Once i was happy the angles were the same i welded up the cuts i just made and the cut outs where the horizontal brace was -

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    I then ground all the welds flat and remounted the lower horizontal brace back on by tack welding it -

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    I am going to weld up the holes where the uprights come through the boot, just need to get some metal ordered.

    Tried it on and it looks instantly better -

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    Bolted in using the lower brace -

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    So i bolted the top brace into place then had a measure up and made some plates to join the upper brace to the mount.

    All tacked up and bolted back in -

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    So after that i decided to see what the spoiler would sit like a bit closer to the window (more like the original Supercopa)

    Just cabled tied on again - Obviously the angle of the spoiler will be set properly when i make the brackets for the top.

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    Shots from up high -

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    Think it definitely looks better not sitting as far back :D

    After that i decided to start fitting the clips to hold on the side skirts.... i haven't ordered enough of the clips so could only put 4 on. I just drilled and self tapered the brackets on -

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    Called it a day after that, i'm frozen to the bone..... gonna have a snooze and then set off to drive down south 400 miles !!!!

    Keep the comments coming, thanks and so long for now :D
     
  9. blueleon

    blueleon Active Member

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    coming along nicely, really enjoy reading your progress. The car will be amazing when out on the road. Just imagine the look on any ones face if they try and race you ha ha ( all show and even more go!) I think your styling choice really works well. Thanks for all the up dates you keep posting
     
  10. tom t

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    great work m8! Wouldnt usually like the spoiler but i think its gana look good when the motor is finished
    Think alot of people which see the car will think baorry boy lol. As id never heard of or seen a supercopa before coming on this website. The angle of it seems strange but i suppouse thats how its meant to be.

    Keep cracking on bud
     
  11. underpressure

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    looks good pal
    are you putting side perspec windows in and keeping the rear glass or are you keeping them all glass

    i agree with you though it should look really smart when its done. a lot like a touring car IMO
     
  13. ShizTheBiz

    ShizTheBiz Active Member

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    i reckon this would look lambo orange or kwasaki green !
     
  14. ShizTheBiz

    ShizTheBiz Active Member

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    or even white
     
  15. grahams81

    grahams81 Active Member

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    Cheers bud, yeh i can't wait to upset some expensive metal.... Show and go :D

    Cheers Tom, i havn't set the angle of it yet i've got to make some brackets up yet. It needs tilting down more.

    Why thank you :D

    Just gonna keep the glass windows for now, gonna be using it on the road mostly so its got to retain some good manners.:)

    Really struggling on the whole paint front, i've been spending loads on the car recently and i need to get it under control.....

    I have got a oil free compresor with a tasty sata spray gun / all the bits and bobs so i was toying with the idea of giving it a lick of paint myself - mainly just so i could get it on the road, and maybe save up for a proper job later on.

    I fitted a tyga bodykit to the wifes VFR400 and painted it in repsol colours -

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    Really enjoyed the painting but the prep was boring so i was looking on the internet and matt black paint obviously requires no lacquer, that'll make it a bit easier.....

    So i'm thinking of painting the car myself in matt black, subject to change.....:blink:
     
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  16. Murdered LCR

    Murdered LCR Wide mouthed mofo

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    I wanted mine Matt black because I was going down the route of murdering it body shop said no tho lol and now glad mines been painted black as the shine I get off mine once waxed is like a mirror , I think it will only work if you keep all the car /wheels black or a dark colour
     
  17. deansutherland

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    I'd love to see one in Matt black go for it it will be diffrent
     
  18. 8bit

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    Matt black will look awesome, I say go for it :)

    That bike looks great too, I've always had a soft spot for VFR Hondas.
     
  19. cupra.al

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    could you not go for a matt colour rather than it being matt black as much as i think matt black would be cool a matt colour would make it look that bit better could be wrong though the colour its in currently is well nice.
     
  20. Blanco92

    Blanco92 www.racedriversinc.com

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    I've seen matte black cars about, including a Bentley Continental GT :blink: and I've got to be honest I think they look awful!

    I'd like to see you do it in Repsol Orange :lol:
     

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