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    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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    Are you a panel beater?
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    Nah,

    I am not a panelbeater myself

    I have about 10 of them that work for us in 3 shops in NSW (if that helps)

    Will put up some more pics of the bits that have arrived tonight

    Cheers

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    Why not buy ALCHO12A chassis and fix that?

    Would save you a heap of $$
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    808 Mock up hehehe

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    keen for this one.. this puppy is going straight into the 7sec zone!
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    I know Steve and ALCHO12A very well

    It's not that I don't have the balls for a small tyre car - I just have the brains to build a big tyre one !!!

    Steve will be heavily involved in this project, as will the boys at Castle Hill Exhaust / Performance and all those who helped Steve too

    Yes it's an 808 - I am not going to cut up a GEN RX3 for a drag car - may build a tasty street one later !!!

    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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    Was this car in Tasmania?

    What engine and drive line are you thinking of putting in it?

    No race cars

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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

    Motor wise - we will not be running a 12A - Steve and ALCHO will be back and I will just be embarassed

    Got pics of the diff and shocks coming this weekend (I hope)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wotmazda View Post
    Ooh. That chassis rail is a nice bit of work.
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    First mock up shots

    Damn he is making fast progress!!! :bounce3: :bounce3:





    Diff Housing and shocks have arrived - Just waiting on pics !!!
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    That jig is awesome!
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    Yeah Bigmuz - it looks pretty funny sitting on those tyres

    Car has actually been on a jig since and was found to be twisted following the hack job done by the last Guy

    Been pulled straight and now the rails and bits are starting to go in

    Pretty easy to twist a Mazda when only the roof is hodling it together
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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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    Are they Rod Andrews rails?

    Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.

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    Lookin sweet there Chris. I might have to hurry up with the engine at this rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoonBoy View Post
    Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.
    When did 100mm to the sills become "high" for a purpose built drag car ??

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    Last time I looked most were about 40mm off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoonBoy View Post
    Last time I looked most were about 40mm off the ground.
    40mm you say, got some pics.

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    100mm or 4 inches is about the average for a purpose built car

    You still need clearance for a sump and bounce from wheels up on a launch

    I havn't seen a single 1/2 or 3/4 chassis car with much less ground clearance that what we are aiming for

    Its less than a can of coke off the ground !!!!
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    Am bloody impressed with the bends they put into those chassis rails with fairly minimal deformation.
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    Looking good.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoonBoy View Post

    Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.
    I slightly remember reading something about a andra rule that 100mm is the lowest you could go, but that may have been for the front nose/wing.

    No race cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotmazda View Post
    100mm or 4 inches is about the average for a purpose built car

    You still need clearance for a sump and bounce from wheels up on a launch

    I havn't seen a single 1/2 or 3/4 chassis car with much less ground clearance that what we are aiming for

    Its less than a can of coke off the ground !!!!
    Yeah I was thinking full chassis, not 1/2 3/4 cars.

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    Am bloody impressed with the bends they put into those chassis rails with fairly minimal deformation.
    +1, hence wanting to know who made them!

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    Looking good.



    I slightly remember reading something about a andra rule that 100mm is the lowest you could go, but that may have been for the front nose/wing.
    Maybe super street or one of the lower classes, but the quick end has bugger all clearance. Try to drive over a coke can with a pro stocker.

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    The rails came from the States

    Well check with the Anthony (chassis guy) if he is happy for me to let you know from where

    They are a higher strength steel than the normal blue boxed tube used for chassis, and as there are no welds the structural integrity is much higher

    They are also bent up prior to being shipped and arrive as you see them !!!
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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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    Looking unreal there Chris. Love the Chrissie pressie's.

    Mmmmmm Mike Turbo.

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    Nice work, diff housing is a nice piece of work hey. I was almost going for a Track 9 until they released those.
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    Turbo's HERE !!!

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    is this turbo the 82/80???

    you still have the 80/80?
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