Marty's Stock Rod Build

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Starting this thread for those who may be interested and something a bit different.

Having raced on the oval for quite a few years and gave up a few years back after racing Lightning Rods , Mondeo Rods and stock cars decided I missed the hobby so have decided to build myself a car I have built oval racing cars in the past.

The formula I'm going into is Stock Rods these are a stripped out de-skinned hatch back vehicle running 1400cc Race engines.

For those who don't know what stock rods are it's these



So for that I'll need a vehicle and my choice is a Vauxhall Corsa C it's got to be fully stripped and caged ECT the engine that's show in the pictures below will be removed as it's no good for me at all. I had a few hours on the car tonight and the pics below will show where I'm upto and where I started.

My boy is also getting involved in the build and once he has grown a bit more I'll build him a Junior Rod it's basically the same cage ECT apart from they only run a 1000cc none tuned engine.

I hope you enjoy this log it will take a while to build as there is a lot to do

These pictures will give you and idea what the cage is going to be like and the last picture will hopefully be my end goal all be it sign writing/sponsors will be different but will look basically the same.

Let's hope this log goes smoother then my marine log haha !!!!!





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Reply #1

awesome :) Good laugh watching it  :grin: ( and grass track )

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Got on with the stock rod today and it was put on a diet !!! Made good progress the de-skinning is only rough cut and will all be tidied up so nice and neat here is a few pictures showing how the day went also got the fuel tank removed and a lot of the inside work continues tomorrow.......



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Another day on the stock rod started of like this





And by the end of today it was like this

Engine removed as not running that



Finished of the stripping inside and removing sound denting some still left to do



The bonnet also needed to go on a diet so that got de-skinned still got the boot to do






All in all not a bad weekend on it and it's just about ready for me to start caging it after a few more bits are removed :)

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Not much happened today but a few items have arrived for the build

Sabelt 6 point harness

Pop of steering wheel boss


Steering wheel


Starting and accessory pannel for main ignition , fan , fuel pump and guage illumination



New ignition system wiring to go from distributor to ignition module



Main kill switch for emergency use



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looking good :D

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A few hours on the car after work tonight how the evening started



How the evening finished

Front removed and wings



Tidied up round filler neck hole



Started removing one of the rear pannel skins to loose some more weight and makes it easier to straiten should I get a knock from behind


Removed some more of the floor bracings



Rear bumper removed


Not a bad few hours on the car :)

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In tomorrow's update:



 :grin:
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In tomorrow's update:



 :grin:
Its all about getting the weigh out of it while keeping the structural integrity of the vehicle.

I think I have definitely shed a few lb's of it tomorrow's task I'm not looking forward to it looks a nightmare to remove this piece



It will then look like this one



But without the posh alloy radiator that's on my shopping list..... Cage in soon whoop I'm looking forward to that part.

Once the inside is all done I'll give it a blow over with paint then it's onto the arches and side skirts :)

I'm hoping to have the bulk of it done within a month but there is only so much my funds allow at a time what with keeping the marine tank and now this I'm gluten for punishment haha


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having a ReefBase paintjob? lol

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having a ReefBase paintjob? lol

It's already half way there!

What do you reckon the final weight will be? Is it keeping the stock engine? That part the point?
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It's already half way there!

What do you reckon the final weight will be? Is it keeping the stock engine? That part the point?
No Mike they run a full on race spec engine which I will build myself.  Building the car myself and the engine will save me ££££ all be it I'll have to pay for any machining work on engine as I don't have the facilities to do any machining.


A couple of hours on the car tonight after work again and this how it was




This how it is now even less left the car is now nice and light still got a couple of bits to remove.








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Is the windscreen getting replaced with plastic? Glass is well heavy as we all know!
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Is the windscreen getting replaced with plastic? Glass is well heavy as we all know!
No it remains open all glass being removed tomorrow night nothing in there at all !!! Can get chilly at times haha

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 :O
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