The front wings and front panel on my car in the pics are the club GRP bits. They are a very good fit, the wings especially need next to no fettling. The front panel is a little less simple but still no problem to anyone with some experience. I "screwed and glued" mine on with Tiger seal and those tapping bolts that drill their own holes. And there is NO filler whatsoever on my front end. The club also supply the "eyebrow" panel in GRP. This is the bit that sits above the headlight and curves round the outside to meet the valance. Rimmer Bros do a not very accurate steel replica at £117 a side! TBH I left them out on my car altogether as I fitted a new steel inner front panel complete. The car doesn't seem to have suffered from the lack! All this work was done in 2012 and the panels and fitting has stood up well to near constant use (and a small impact with a large dog, the dog refused treatment and left the scene) I got a couple of very small cracks and a bit of crazing in the gel coat at the front of the n/s wing from the collision! But it's a driving car, stuff like this happens!
Thanks to this thing taking over my life for the past few weeks, progress has been a little stunted. However, I have put the hours away from home to good use tracking down some cheap bits for the project.
First up is a pair of fibreglass front wings and a front panel. Not going to end up a show car with these bits, but for £150 all in it will tidy things up and save a bit of weight and a lot of time over repairing the rusty current bits.
Next up is a set of coilovers. Think the rears are MX5 ones tweaked,and the front Dolly ones. Either way they came from a slammed dolly that was getting an upgrade, so are an easy way to some stance. £200 all in, isn't as cheap as i could have done it, but is more than worth it for the hours saved.
They give this stance, that'll work!
Thankfully work should calm down a but now, so should be getting back down the unit a couple of times a week so things will hopefully start to move forward again.
Total so far = £1680 this sounds pricy to me! Better see what more I can sell...
That black un looks like Dan Browns car, now sporting an S13 turbo lump. I'm assuming the coilovers you got are adjustable for ride height? Fixed ones for a Sprint will sit too high on a 2 door, go on, ask me how I know!
You have to be very careful lowering a Dolomite/Toledo, Dans car (or mine) are pretty much on the limit of what is practical. More drop than that and you'll be grounding the subframe and exhaust on every little bump and ripping the sump off. I get the odd unavoidable but painful graunch from time to time even so. As I said, on the limit! I actually replaced my hex nut sump plug with a recessed Torx one to save a few more mm and lessen the risk of a grounding ripping it out! A mate with a similar Carlton sump on his Redtop powered Sprint did actually succeed in ripping the plug out, which has made me rather paranoid about it!
PS, those wings are by Honeybourne mouldings. They aren't as thick as club ones, or quite such a good fit! But you got all 3 bits for the price of a new club front panel and beggars can't be choosers!