DATE

WORK CARRIED OUT

TIME SPENT (Hrs)
17~24/04/02 Fit copper vacuum line for servo, mount aircon/heater box, trim and fit bulkhead front wheelarch liner sections, glassfibre gaps between liner and chassis, paint liner with underseal, drill holes in liner for pipework, run heater hoses x2, run aircon hoses x2, run rubber servo pipe. 12
25/4/02 Cut access holes in front boot, rivet and bond to chassis. 2
29/04/02 Silicone seal chassis to floorpan (internal) 3
02/04/02 Make doors for front boot, rivet hinges and fit 3
03/04/02 Fit header tank, connect up breather pipes from rads. Go round car checking all nut & bolt tightnesses, silicone seal floorpan to chassis (external) 4
10/05/02 Make ducts for aircon box to floor pipes 6
15/05/02 Affix vents to aircon box & run both floor ducts to cabin 2.5
16~17/06/02 Affix sound deadening sheet to floor & front & rear bulkheads & paint over with underseal 4
19~21/06/02 Affix underlay to front bulkhead & floor, hardboard panel over front lower bulkhead 4
22/06/02 Cut holes in front upper bulkhead & run 4x centre vents & 2x demist vent piping 3
28~30/06/02 Rectify all brake line leakages and bleed system 12
05/07/02 Bond body to chassis 1.5
06/07/02 Pre-fit front boot lid 8
07~13/07/02 Pre-fit offside door 14
14~17/07/02 Pre-fit offside door latch 5.5
18~19/07/02 Pre-fit nearside door 5
20/07/02 Pre-fit nearside door latch 3
21~25/07/02 Pre-fit nearside door handle, push button and link to door latch, cut slot for gas ram 8
27/07/02

Pre-fit nearside windowframe & window

3
28/07/02 Pre-fit offside door handle, push button and link to door latch, cut slot for gas ram 5.5
29/07/02 Pre-fit offside windowframe & window 5
01/08/02 Trim both quarterlight apertures for correct glass fit & trim 4x rear air intakes 2
04/08/02 Cut slot & pre-fit rear high-level brakelight, engine lid hinges & engine lid mesh panel 7
10~11/08/02 Pre-fit offside internal door release to door card, connect to latch 4
12~13/08/02 Pre-fit nearside internal door release to door card, connect to latch 3
14~17/08/02 Pre-fit both central locking solonoids & connect to latches 2.5
17/08/02 Pre-fit rear fog and revesing lights 2.5
17/08/02 Pre-fit front fog lights 1.5
17/08/02 Pre-fit centre section on rear wing 0.5
18/08/02 Pre-fit rear deck lid 4
20/08/02 Pre-fit numberplate lights 1
27/08/02 Pre-fit rear main grill, make support straps for rear under valance, pre-fit oil cooler, engine lid gas rams & release handle & cable for same. 7.5
28/08/02 Fit door ram supports to chassis 2
29/08/02 Pre-fit front Lambo and side Gandini badges, make and affix supports for bottom or rear rad grills 2
04/09/02 Assemble & fit fuel pump/filter to chassis, fit front bonnet gas ram 1
08/09/02 Pre-fit rear spoiler, make & fit rear lid ram extensions, pre-fit centre console 7
09~10/09/02 Make up rear bumper brackets 2
11~15/09/02 Pre-fit rear bumper 5
19~22/09/02 Fit fibreglass bulkhead panel 5
22/09/02 Pre-fit dashboard 2.5
23~24/09/02 Pre-fit 2 piece dash pod and fibreglass steering column cowling 2
27/09/02 Weld door ram supports to chassis 1.5
29/09/02 Pre-fit side sill and centre tunnel fibreglass sections, make up gearlever gate underplate, fill bulkhead panel with expanding foam, extend nearside doorseal lip, cut and pre-fit box section internal door bars 7.5
01~02/10/02 Modify steering wheel boss, indicator cancellation boss and steering column lock slot to fit 3
06/10/02 Trim nearside doorseal lip extension to fit, final trim door fit ready for spraying, finish filling bulkhead with foam. 6.5
20/10/02 Extend offside doorseal lip. 2
24/10/02 Continue above 6
03/11/02 Make & fit door bars, hook up ram, de-gas & check action of both doors 4.5
06/11/02 Clean up, re-tape and check operation of second-hand electric mirror assemblies 4
09/11/02 Make & fit engine lid latch & clasp system 4
12~13/11/02 Check wiring loom and mark up all wires not marked by Parallel. Tidy up loom with tape. 4
17/11/02 Bore hole & cut slot for wiper motor. Check action. Offer up wiper motor to see what brackets will be needed. 4
18~19/11/02 Make up and fit tow eye 3
24/11/02 Make up brackets for wiper motor, mount aircon rad & fan 4
01/12/02 Fit wiper motor securely and check action with wiper arm fitted. Pre-fit and remove fuel filler cap. 3
07/12/02 Fit brackets and levers to gearbox for cables 4
20/12/02 Pre-fit rear lights into buckets & check fit on body 4
01/01/03 Fibreglass body side-sills to chassis, make and affix blanking panels to seal cabin from engine bay 3
01/03/03 Car now in bodyshop. Likely to be there for at least 4 months. -
25/05/03 Fit gauges to panel, trim idiot lights, trim & fit lenses and assemble to gauge panel, spray gauge panel facia. 6
02/06/03 Wire up gauges, idiot lights, gauge illumination & loom up to multi-connectors. 6
21/06/03 Go to bodyshop to cut fake panel groove and fit dummy panel bolts 3
23~25/08/03 Collect car from bodyshop. Full wax and polish. Refit engine lid and rear spoiler/rear cover. Fit high-level brake light. Finish making side-sill blanking panels and fit. Foam-fill side-sills. Start laying wiring loom inc. aircon controls. Fit rear numberplate and numberplate lights. Fit all emblems. Fit fuel filler cap/funnel. Fit side repeaters. Fit door strikers to body. Fit engine cover release handle and cable. Fit all rear grills. Fibreglass front wheelarch/body area up to screen level both inside and out. Fibreglass over blanking panels that seal cabin to engine bay. 22
27/08/03 Fit front fog lights, side/repeater lights and front numberplate. 3
28/08/03 Fit rear lights to light buckets, cut off lambo plugs and extend wires. 2
31/08/03 Fit rear bumper. Fit rear light assemblies to body. Make up, paint and fit mesh grills for front bumper and all nearside vents on body, test fit gearbox and check rear valance clearance. Temp fit front bumper. 8
01/09/03 Fit rear glass panel, build doors up with handles, strikers, push-buttons and solonoids for locks 4
06/09/03 De-bond rear valance, pull down to miss gearbox and re-attach with fibreglass. Make up bracket to support rear centre grill. 7
07/09/03 Fibreglass body to chassis at area under screen. Test fit and grind as necessary dashboard, sidesills, dash pod, centre console panel and steering column binnacle. Fit wiper motor and arm. 7
15/09/03 Wire up all rear lights inc. high level brake light, wire up fuel pump and fuel sender, wire up 2 relays for rad fans, wire up all front lights, wire up brake switch and brake reservoir. 10
05/10/03 Foam fill area at base of screen between chassis and body. Re-paint interior and affix sound deadening panels. Seal area around rear glass panel. Make up and fit mesh grills for two vents on front wings. 8
14~17/10/03 Extend all aircon control panel wires, add feeds for push-button starter, add feeds for illumination of cigarette lighter, window switches and air-con control panel. 6
19~20/10/03 Make up and spray 3 offside mesh air vents. Fit oil cooler. Make up supports for front boot clasp, route release cable through to car. Fit all carpet underlay. Affix fibreglass panels to centre tunnel. Make up and fit plywood front sections to hold speakers. 10
26/10/03 Make up hardboard panels for floor. Trim rear bulkhead panel with carpet, trim offside tunnel panel with carpet. 7
09/11/03 Lay offside floor underlay and affix hardboard panels, trim with carpet. Also trim vertical area near pedals with carpet. Fit offside speaker. 6
16/11/03 Affix foam underlay to roof. Cover with headlining. Trim nearside tunnel panel with carpet. Fit nearside speaker. Cover carpet edge around rear glass panel with trim. 6
30/11/03 Wire up and affix electric mirror & door lock solonoid loom. Make up and fit bracket to make handbrake switch work. Final fix and tape up of main wiring. 6
26/01/04 Drill mounting holes for passenger seat. Extend wiring for electric mirror control unit. 4
21/02/04 Pre-fit engine bay blanking panels. Line rear exhaust cover with heatproof mat. Lay re-designed air-con pipes. 5
29/02/04 Final fit of windows and frames into doors with full sealing. Fit exterior rubber trims to bottom of drop glass both sides. Pre-fit and trim wing mirrors to fit before painting. 6
28/03/04 Assemble gearbox to engine. Install engine and box as complete unit. Fit driveshafts. Modify fuel pump bracket to miss air-con pump. Fit screen wash tank and electrical feeds. Hook up gearshift cables. 6.5
3~4/04/04 Hook up battery straps to starter motor and chassis, make up lead from starter to alternator, hook up oil pressure, oil warning and water temp feeds, extend and sleeve wiring for reverse switch, open up and 'T' into main loom to bring out feeds for injection system via additional fusebox, connect fuel pump, paint inside of body black around rear valance and radiators, check fit of main water feeds to engine. Start setting up gearshift cables. 13
09/04/04 Setup and modify gear linkage at gearlever end. Connect aircon hoses to pump. Make up and fit fuel feed and return lines. Make up and fit rad pipework into engine. Affix earth straps from engine to chassis. Fit and bleed clutch slave cylinder. 7
25/04/04 Trial fit trimmed interior. Plumb up oil cooler. Bore hole in rear bulkhead for ECU loom, re-make throttle linkage at pedal end for more travel as original only pulled throttle half-way, fit custom-made rad pipes, fill system with coolant, connect up starter motor, remove spark plugs and spin engine until oil pressure up. Finish wiring up ECU with new replacement connectors. 10
01/05/04~15/05/04 Wire up aircon cooling fan and trinary switch (with relays), fit dashboard demist air vents and make up guttering to seal rest of dashboard vent strip 5.5
17~19/05/04 Fit manifolds 2
29~31/05/04 Fit exhaust system, lag gearshift cable and wiring with heatproof tape and sleeving where near to exhaust, make up brackets for airflow meter, reshape rear valance to accept tailpipes, pressurise fuel system and check for leaks, check all spark plugs for sparks, install plugs and fire up engine. Check for any leaks, adjust distributor and idle, check to make sure rad fans activate, run through gears and check clutch operation. Fit both quarterlight blanking panels, pre-fit nearside rear wheel inner arch. 22.5
07~09/06/04 Make up and trim in leather the hardboard panels that cover the quarterlight blanking panels. 6
12~13/06/04 Set up initial ride height and front wheel toe. Have air-con system charged and checked. Fit, seal and paint rear wheel inner arches. Paint & fit engine bay blanking panels 10
15~18/06/04 Make up, trim and fit blanking panels for areas behind door latches inside car and sides of sidesills near where they meet the engine bulkhead. 6
20~29/06/04 Make up boarding for front boot and trim. 12
27~/07/04 Make up 'A' pillar and roof bar foam coverings and trim 8
02~05/08/04 Make up blanking panels for rear headlight access. Make up front inner wheel arches to cover door hinges and prevent road debris from entering through door hinge hole in body. 8
07/08/04 Final fit painted wing mirrors, final fit wheels and get down off axle stands, go round car checking no problems, wash and wax before shipping to Parallel for final jobs. 8.5
21/08/04 Carry out header tank feed mod, remove thermostat and modify exhaust tail pipes to sit correctly. 6

RUNNING TOTAL (excluding below)

518
Plus time spent doing this bl**dy website! Uncalculable!

 

Additional labour time below is for parts or modifications that may not be applied to all builders

DATE

WORK CARRIED OUT

TIME SPENT (Hrs)
17/03/02 Split both headlamps. Clean, re-seal. Fit new bulbs and re-wire earths. 4
29/04/02 Alter pedal heights for increased legroom 4
08/05/02 Degrease gearbox, re-paint & replace bolts & washers 4
15/04/03 Strip engine down to 'long block' status. 3
01/09/03~
16/11/03
Looking for faults in wiring loom as various circuits were not working correctly after installation. The time spent could have been reduced considerably had a more experienced person than me been diagnosing the problems. I eventually had telephone help from a fellow builder on the LRG forum (listed in 'Links' section) which helped me considerably. 20
April 2004 Cut off sleeves on exhaust tailpipes as they do not slip onto the exhaust system (pipe diameters were the same size) cut up and weld some new sleeves to the tailpipes which will fit the exhaust and finish off by painting. 5
May 2004 Cut out box section next to nearside engine mount that had been incorrectly welded by Parallel. Make up new bar and weld back onto chassis. Time includes jacking up and down of engine several times and eventual line-up back onto engine mounts which required the gearbox brackets to be removed 10
     
 

RUNNING TOTAL (excluding above)

50