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#61 nicklouse

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:14 PM

Mm today was adding the bits of the inner wings that were missing.
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And blocking off the air vert holes.
Put the rear beam in to check clearance.
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Some reinforcement to the subframe.
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Finished of the seat mounts.
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And then there is the issue of the rest wheel arches.
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As I don't want to burn the paint off again.

#62 nicklouse

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

Today was interesting.

As I am flattening the bottom of the car if I needed to make some form of brackets that will take the "floor"

First part went well.
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Then just layer the rods that will make the "floor".
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Then thought I had better check the frame still fits the shell.

Mmmm I might have a problem here.

#63 jonny f

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:25 AM

this looks great!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

Right today was refitting the subframe drinking tea, grinding and welding.

Dropped the old front part on and had some Tea.


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Round two
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Then more grinding and getting ready for blasting and epoxy.

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#65 nicklouse

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 11:34 PM

Dropped something of for blasting and epoxying. Collect on Friday. Not the subframe. Just a small bit to see how it comes out.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:19 AM

Well went to collect the part. Yep I think they will be doing some more work for me.
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Better get the front subframe ready for them.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

Well today was a day of sorting out a few little things. One thing that I have seen is people struggling with top arm bearing replacement with some really odd suggestions including welding bit to the bearing. I guess this is because people have not cleaned out the old grease first. There is loads of room to get a drift behind the inner face and knock them out.
I use a slightly shaped drift.
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Finished off the front subframe. Of to the blasters next week.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 08:54 AM

Are you not lightening the front subframe any? There's a fair chunk of material you can remove and still retain the strength!

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

The car is already 100kg too light for the regs here.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 08:43 PM

Looking great

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

Free carpet can't be beat.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

Ooo carpet the garage how cool

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 03:19 PM

That's all looking great, it's such an interesting build. I'll be trying to drift out my top arm bearings after a thoughrough decrease.
That prurple carpet is pure sex by the way.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 03:24 PM

That's all looking great, it's such an interesting build. I'll be trying to drift out my top arm bearings after a thoughrough decrease.
That prurple carpet is pure sex by the way.

note the shape of the tool. it is not a bad photo it is shaped like that and grind a flat end too it.

 

less likely to slip. also on the side with the grease nipple take care that you dont hit it or the hole it is in as they are at about that distance.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:31 PM

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Tank suport rails in.





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