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gus 24th August 2009 12:38 PM

Triton Rear Panel
At present I am trying to sort the steelwork to support the triton rear panel. I originally fitted the curved support plates to the side of the cockpit. I have now removed these as they aren't required with fabby's bodywork.

My question though is does a book size fuel tank fit with the triton rear panel?

Also where should I be lining the rear panel up with to set fore and aft position?

How much of a slope should there be at the back of the panel. Ie offset from vertical from bottom to top edge?

Is it just a case of having the fuel tank in position, and getting the panel to fit where I can. At present I think the top of the panel is 20mm to far forward as the tank doesn't fit in the space left.

I am unable to trim the panel at the moment as TNT split it and I am waiting for them to collect it, and get a replacement from fabby.



HandyAndy 24th August 2009 02:20 PM

hi mate,
i haven,t got a tank yet but 20mm sounds wrong to me, my rear tub just seems to sit naturally onto the point where the top rail of the chassis meets SB1 (i think its sb1, not got the book with me) ??

i have pics if you want them?


gus 24th August 2009 04:34 PM

Thanks for the reply Andy.

Spoke to fabby earlier, and the fitting of it is a bit clearer now.

Just out of interest he suggested using countersunk pop rivets on the body for a flush fit, but have you any ideas on what size? I was thinking something like 3mm dia.



HandyAndy 24th August 2009 04:46 PM

no prob Mark,

well i,m using rivnuts for the nose, dzus fasteners on the bonnet & 3mm rivets with wide heads (washer type) for the other panels, as they in my thinking spread the load of the grip on the Grp & hopefully will stop any stress on the Grp, if that makes sense:o :D


tigmatt 17th September 2009 11:00 AM

does anyone have any pics of how the rear tub should be to accept the triton rear panel?

HandyAndy 17th September 2009 12:42 PM

hi, heres a pic of my rear tub frame, its not too clear as was taken in my cramped garage but can take more photos for you tomorrow if needed.

there is also another thread in the chassis section titled "handyandy, heres the photos you wanted" created by Adrian Reeve,

hope this helps


HandyAndy 17th September 2009 12:56 PM

oops sorry, i,ve just checked for the thread from Adrian in the chassis section, it appears that thread was lost in the big system meltdown, just shout if you need any more pics of the rear frame area.


tigmatt 17th September 2009 02:54 PM

Thanks for the pic andy it is just what i needed, would you be able to get some measurements of the new section you have added please.


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