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garyt 31st October 2014 08:55 PM

[quote=Rosco;99095]Your build seems to be moving on well too! Cheers

thanks ,trying to get all the plumbing done for the supercharger and sort out the exhaust manifold / pipework, also started stripping down the wiring harness ( it was a bit parky out so dining room floor was commandeered) getting some more bits together to make another push forward,
seems to be lots of bits and not a lot of room :)
really looking forward to the electrics... mmmmm

Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:07 PM

We had another good weekend, my dad help too so got a bit done

Started off welding up the shock towers, my weldings ok but my mate who's a pro is going to weld my chassis up








Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:08 PM





Then tacked the roll bar on



Then the diff mounts


Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:08 PM

Then made some foot plates for the rear stays



Next all the suspension brackets, which took a bit of time to make sure they were as good as they could be, we tweaked the legs of the front frame out to close the gap between the brackets so no packing was needed





Then took it from my workshop into my garage ready to go for welding next week


Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:09 PM








Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:10 PM



That's that, got the workshop tied out so we could move again as it was getting a bit tight with the chassis in there,

Then just cut the tube up ready for the wishbones







Thanks for looking!

Rosco 2nd November 2014 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeriesLandy (Post 99097)
You seem to be blazing along. You'll be finished by next summer at this rate.
If you haven't already, make the plate that the steering column goes through from 3mm steel not the book 1mm. It's a real pita to change it after it's been fully welded on.

Ok mate cheers, prob use 2mm then as I'm trying to keep it as light as possible, is 1mm to thin then?

SeriesLandy 2nd November 2014 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rosco (Post 99109)
Ok mate cheers, prob use 2mm then as I'm trying to keep it as light as possible, is 1mm to thin then?

It will flex when you brake. I changed mine to 3 and it was hard changing it afterwards. It also isn't really think enough for the steering column bearing.
Plan on using a different one if your going for a sierra column.
guide
Search ebay for SLFL 25 Self Lube Bearing.
Lastly. Cut out plate where the handbrake cable goes through and weld it in vertical rather than on an angle, as it puts pressure of the handbrake cable and doesn't let it flow as easily. Lastly cut 2 slits into the plate so you can get the cable through the plate without taking the cable to bits.
I hope I don't sound too bossy but they are things I would have done the first time if I was doing the car again.

Rosco 2nd November 2014 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeriesLandy (Post 99110)
It will flex when you brake. I changed mine to 3 and it was hard changing it afterwards. It also isn't really think enough for the steering column bearing.
Plan on using a different one if your going for a sierra column.
guide
Search ebay for SLFL 25 Self Lube Bearing.
Lastly. Cut out plate where the handbrake cable goes through and weld it in vertical rather than on an angle, as it puts pressure of the handbrake cable and doesn't let it flow as easily. Lastly cut 2 slits into the plate so you can get the cable through the plate without taking the cable to bits.
I hope I don't sound too bossy but they are things I would have done the first time if I was doing the car again.

Ok mate cheers, no problems, grateful for the input, how wide do the slits want to be? And I will order a bearing in a min!

Thanks again

SeriesLandy 2nd November 2014 07:24 PM

If your going to use mx5 bits you will need a different bearing btw.
For the sierra shaft you will also need part of the original bearing. (It's all in the guide)

For the cables, about 2-3mm slits just enough to get the cable through.


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