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Old 04-02-2013, 08:36   #1 (permalink)
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Dreadnought ZR190 Trophy car

Hello all!

I'm currently building a new ZR190 for the MG Trophy Championship and thought it might interest some people on here. The car will be built and running by mid March, which hopefully gives us enough time

I'll start posting pics ASAP.

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So, here's how it all began. I purchased a shell from a fellow competitor in the championship. Luckily, this shell has never been made into a car. In fact, its never been painted or had the seam sealer treatment. Basically, its perfect for a race car build.

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The first job is seam welding. This will not only strengthen the shell in the event of a crash, but stiffens the shell tremendously, improving handling. If the shell doesn't flex, the suspension works properly and allows for fine damper adjustment.
This can be a time consuming job, but due to there being no seam sealer on this shell, it was made a lot easier.







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The next job is fitting the cage mounts. We have to use the bolt in safety devices cage (as per regs).
It's an easy job. The cage is built up inside the shell and bolted to the mounts. The mounts are then tacked into place, the cage is removed and the mounts are welded in properly.





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Next up is the air jacks. Now, you don't need to have air jacks, but due to how handy they are, and that the car will still need lead fitted to get up to the minimum weight, it would be silly not to use them.

Get a BIG hole saw, make three holes, tack the tubes in place (make sure they are the correct height off the ground). Once you're happy, weld properly. I then made some support brackets for each tube.



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Seat mount bars next. To do this I used Eibach hollow anti roll bar tubing and welded on a triangle plate at each end for the seat mounts to bolt onto. Believe it or not, this is the trickiest bit so far. It's a bit fiddly lining up everything as you tack it together.





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To build this car I needed a donor. I managed to buy a yellow MK2 ZR120 from a relative. The blue MK2 ZR160 is for spares.



The yellow ZR comes in for stripping.



Interior nearly all removed.



The poor car starting to look sorry for itself.

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Most of the bits I need, ready to be sent to the paint shop.

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The dashboard has been sent to Banbury flocking services. It's due to arrive back this week. Hopefully it'll look great. I've asked for the dash to be flocked in colours matching the dash's original colours, so fingers crossed.

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