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Oscar 2nd July 2012 03:23 PM

Rs3/4
 
If anyone says the internet is just for porn (I'm a student!:D ) then they're lying! Was having major problems working out the position of RS15 on plates CP3/4 so used the old search function.

Success! Found a 2 page long discussion between HandyAndy and NickHardy on just this problem!!

Without this forum I would probably have made a terrible c*ck up.

Did find find one error, drilled two of the holes on one of the plates on a random line about 10mm too close to the other pair :eek:

Fortunately there was room to drill them in their proper place, now just have to weld up the mistakes and clean it up :rolleyes:

HandyAndy 2nd July 2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Oscar (Post 75409)
Was having major problems working out the position of RS15 on plates CP3/4 so used the old search function.

Success! Found a 2 page long discussion between HandyAndy and NickHardy on just this problem!!

Without this forum I would probably have made a terrible c*ck up.

Did find find one error, drilled two of the holes on one of the plates on a random line about 10mm too close to the other pair :eek:

Fortunately there was room to drill them in their proper place, now just have to weld up the mistakes and clean it up :rolleyes:


Glad the previous discussion helped out, & good to hear the forum search function worked ok for you :cool:

cheers
andy

Oscar 3rd July 2012 08:47 PM

Wow, was starting to think noone was watching this thread!

That conversation layed it out clearly in so many ways it made it almost impossible to get it wrong.

If anyone else ever reads this thread and needs the info the link is here:
http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showt...?t=7982&page=2
and carries on for about 3 pages!

Back to build:
Now have a semi-clean indoorsy area to continue the build and have made much progress:

Front suspension mounts fully lined up and welded
CP3/4 cut and marked up
Various other small parts cut ready for welding
All welds cleaned and ground smooth where needed

Also, got some M8 nuts and bolts in the post today for the underside of CP3/4. Went for some dome-heads in the hopes they wont need covering, should look snazzy :cool:


One other thing: why no critisisms? There's no point writing all these essays if noone tells what I need to improve. Start finding faults!!!!! :mad:

Oscar 7th July 2012 09:29 PM

Wow this weather is miserable. Fortunately, I can still weld!!! :D
Having an enclosed area makes such a huge difference that I've prob'ly done more work in the last couple weeks that in the previous seven months!!!

Put D's 1 and 2 in today, hadn't done these before cos I'd left the uprights till I did the front brackets.

Also welded up all the parts on CP3/4. Will take some photos and you lot can tell me if I've got them right.

If anyone ever comments that is!!!

vmax1974 7th July 2012 10:24 PM

Sounds like your about to overtake me I better get my wriggle on

Oscar 7th July 2012 11:12 PM

Definately! Hoping to get the rear box made in the next few days... It's always good to have goals, even if they are unrealistic.... :o

Oscar 8th July 2012 11:09 PM

Quick question, (even if there isn't anyone reading this!) what size bolts are needed for attatching the steering wheel brackets to the support frame on the chassis?

The book says to use 13mm holes, but not sure if this is to give clearance for 12mm bolts or if 13mm bolts are intended for fastening?

alga 9th July 2012 12:28 AM

Both M10 and M12 will do with suitable washers.

Oscar 9th July 2012 10:25 PM

Excellent, thanks Alga. That means I can use the 1/2" (12.7mm) bit to drill the holes in the support plates instead of spending out on a 13mm bit. Will get these finished tomorow and hopefully have the SW's and plates welded!

Here's a pic of a few bits I made the other day (useless at remembering the names of parts and the book is out in the shed still!):


Amazing what you can do with a vice, a large hammer and a bit of brute force :D

Will those be sharp enough for the right angles? They should be far enough away from any crucial holes/welds but I always like to check.

Johno 10th July 2012 08:25 PM

Hi Oscar,
Can't see anything wrong with them.:)
Sorry to be ignorant but what are the dome bolts for? (don't have the book at home)...
The reason I ask is with a dome nut you can't tell if the bolt is the thread far enough. In theory it could only be in the nut by one thread so is this how Mr IVA man will look at it.:eek:
Also with it being a dome nut you will have to fit a spring or shake proof washer of some type the other side...
With reference to post #23 perhaps the reason nobody has critisiced your work is because there is nothing wrong with it...;) Trust me if there was something wrong it would have been pointed out by now...These guy's miss nothing:D
So don't be so hard on yourself, your doing a top notch build.
Just keep posting the photos......

Johno


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