Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:42 PM
Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:06 PM
Was all going so well and then the guys found that the chap who had done my sills previoulsy had done a classic cover up job - which is annoying as lots of people had said to me how good the actual welding was - had also spent an age grinding the welds. However, has just allowed a proper job to be done and in fact for a really nice detail to be added with more swaged holes - very impressed. Mintec make up their own sills as well, to make sure they're the right length, and this job has saved a fair bit of weight given that I did have twice as much metal as required!
Hope you like it all.
These images were actually taken before the works to the rear end:
Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:33 PM
They're working on the rear suspension next I believe, planning to head up to see Dave Kimberley for a grp roof panel asap and need to get some seats soon too.
All the best
Edited by Alan Carruthers, 07 April 2010 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:14 PM
Got the roof and looks like just over 4kg saving, so not earth shattering, but will hopefully all add up to make a big difference.
All the best,
Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:12 PM
Do you do it for a living?
How long you reckon it will take
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:46 AM
Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:35 PM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:15 PM
All going well but not a huge amount of progress to report I'm afraid.
Have managed to get the seats though - really happy with them and incredibly light - not actually CF but they look the part, red not quite so bright in real life!
Want to rub the backs down and get them in the body colour, some sort of gun metal grey.
Plan is to also get some one off supports made up for them - ideally looking for something like I've sketched below, fixed to the roll cage, following the cobra bracket idea but if cut and milled from a billet going to be huge money I would have thought so any ideas would be most welcome?
Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:57 AM
Not checking into this one for a while - looking pretty racy!
Wondering what you are using to form those swages? Is it a tool you turned up yorself or something purchased?
I've a lathe so can make tools, but would love to see some pics of the one used for these, just to give ideas and check what I'nm thinking of making...
Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:46 AM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:46 AM
Haven't had chance to check the above link but as I understand it the tool is in two pieces and pulls together to cut and bevel the hole. I've asked Matt to post a note so hopefully he will be able to show a picture of what they have.
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