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Thread: Project Berg Stormer (mk1 not caddy)

  1. #41
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    Looks great nice work

  2. #42
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    I love this general look and style of this car

    But I'm not so keen on the randomness of the graphics/stickers........ the stripes definately don't do it for me!

    Just my opinion

    BBB

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    I just read your thread on E38. I really like this the only bit I'd like different if it was mine would be the engine. I'd want a proper screaming engine on carbs.

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    Love the graphics, I'd be quite happy enough with the engine choice as well.

    fanflippinbloomin'mazin!

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    Wow... I have no words, what an awesome beast!!!!! Amazing skills man.. Can't wait for more updates!

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    I love the gulf stripes, it's looking tough.
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    How do you find the pedal box when driving generally. Really fancy a floor mounted one for my caddy but don't know if it'll make the driving position weird? Bearing in mind I have cosy seats on mk1 runners and I'm 6"2

    Car is freaking awesome btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    and I'm 6"2
    In heels maybe

  9. #49
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    The pedals are in about the same position as the pedal box is sunk into the bulkhead.

    I think it would be a squeeze in a caddy if you are tall though.

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    Love this...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    And animal was spot on with his guess.
    I always thought this was particularly sexy - RE Hurricane


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    This now means I am on the hunt for a new rolling shell to build a berg car from scratch with seam welded shell, weld in cage and lots of carbon!

    Watch this space

    Amit
    Any plans for 4wd on the next one? Or sticking with an lsd set up?

    Insane golf. Not usually a huge fan of mk1 golf's but this looks mental

  13. #53
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    So guys.. time for an update

    The First big show of the season for me was the APEX Festival where I was going to be a track demo car, and I wanted to make some major improvements to the interior.

    Most of the dash didnt work after the 20v conversion. No speedo, no tacho. I didnt like how the CAE shifter was mounted, the floors looked shabby, the doors looked shabby so decided the focus for this year would be interior.. but we didnt stop there.. it would only be fair to make some performance improvements too.

    So on with the story.

    A reminder of how the dash and shifter looked. The CAE shifter I had was designed for a corrado so had to mount it on an ugly plinth to get the right height, and the dash was just the standard mk1 dash. not very race car.. so I stripped out the lot.




    I purchased the proper mk1 CAE shifter and installed it which looks a thousand times better. I also got rid of the hydraulic hand brake as we never used it.



    Then got to start making a new dash panel. I decided to use a Koso RX1n motor cylcle gauge as the main instrument. It has every thing I need. RPM up to 10k with shift light, speed, oil temp, water temp, indicator leds etc pretty much everything you would find in the mk1 dash

    I bought a sheet of 2mm ally and made a panel that would fit perfectly into the mk1 binnacle



    and gave it a nice brushed finish using a scotch bright pad.



    I then test fitted the gauge, and wired it up to see how it looked.



    Lovely

    Next job was to hit up the wiring.. now this was a LONG process mapping all the wiring, figuring out the mk1 bits, the 20v bits etc. but got there in the end.

    I spliced in new connectors to the existing wiring in case the original dash needs to go back in for what ever reason



    and got a bit OCD with the soldering iron and heatshrink



    end result



    and a couple of vids

    showing new starting procedure



    and the wired partially working gauge



    Chuffed to bits.. of I set to apex festival.

    20mins from arrival, this happened.



    If you can figure out what going on, thats me broken down on the M25.. As I was driving, I lost all power and couldnt restart the car. Oh well got some great pics out of it



    Lovely MR RAC gave me a lift home



    It transpired that my grasp of autoelectronics wasnt as good as I first thought. When I swapped the dash panel out, I didnt connect the alt warning light wire because the new gauge didnt have an alt warning light. Not connecting this wire meant the alternator wasnt energised and my piddly race battery went flat after about an hour of driving.

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    Gutted that something so simple can ruin your day, time for some R&D (Road Driving) before the next show

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    love that dash!

  16. #56
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    Back to the story..

    With Apex out of the way, it was time to get ready for players and continue on the interior improvements.

    Now that I had a new dash panel, I no longer need the little atv gauge that showed me water temp. That gave me great space to relocate the kill switch that used to live in base of the shifter tower.

    I remade the whole panel because I wasnt happy with the previous USB charging ports



    and fitted it in the ash try position



    I also revisited the dash panel and cleaned up some of my hasty work from before

    Adding some nice detail around the cut out



    Up till now, I had never had a working speedo in the car. Always relying on GPS app on my phone.
    My car has a 20v conversion so the first thing I tried was using the VSS signal straight out the gearbox sender into the new gauge, but it was the wrong voltage so didnt work.

    Decided it would be best to use the hall sender that came with the gauge. I installed it to pick up the heads off the drive shaft bolts which worked a treat!



    With the dash side of things complete, it was time to move onto the floors

    I bought some 2mm ally sheet and decided to make a fitted navigator foot rest and rally floor plate.

    I got to work with my crappy bench folder.





    and all riveted together as I dont have a tig



    before finally fitting it to the car, I punched some holes and added some grip tape



    and then made something similar for the drivers side



    More tomorrow

  17. #57
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    Update time.


    The next area to tackle was the clutch. It had started to slip so we pulled to box and made a few other improvements while we were at it.

    First up, a 6spd Quaife Dog box, new brakes, and new coilovers



    Then it was time for a road test..

    Boy was that epic! Check out the vid here. The sound of the dog box is incredible.



    We also decided to give the engine bay a bit of love as it was looking a bit tired.

    Powder coated the cam cover, new rad, powder coated top mounts, new fluid res, re did the boost plumbing, and the list goes on

    Finished result


    Powder coated the cam cover, new rad, powder coated top mounts, new fluid res, re did the boost plumbing, and the list goes on


    Next up was the exhaust


    The current system was hashed together using off the shelf bends and clamped together. It hung down low and we were constantly catching it and ripping it off..

    After smashing it one last time, enough was enough so I took the car down to Style Dynamix to have a custom tucked exhaust made.

    The boys did a great job.







    And that was us sorted for players.

    And as far as I could tell, the car was a hit.












    Thanks to Jack Lindley and MFA for some great pics.

  18. #58
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    Some cool features on this. looks such a weapon

  19. #59
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    superb! great pics mate!

  20. #60
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    God I love the full on berg cup look of this

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