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Eddy 23rd March 2013 08:00 PM

Half rolling
 
Managed to get a bit of assembly done today, enough to get the back end rolling and the chassis out of the garage to allow for a well needed clean up.

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rpjg1975 23rd March 2013 10:03 PM

Coming along well. Are they mondeo/escort gti wheels? I have a set of them on my focus but will probably be going on my roadster :D

K4KEV 23rd March 2013 10:33 PM

yep thats damn good progress.....I'm nearly 3 yrs in and have never had it on wheels so well done that man

Eddy 23rd March 2013 11:19 PM

Yeah, the wheels are escort gti 15s. I've seen them on a locost before and think they suit quite well

will_08 23rd March 2013 11:19 PM

Well done Eddy, i'm hoping to be at this stage in the next week or so with some luck!

rpjg1975 24th March 2013 12:11 PM

Definitely work well. Mine are 16's so should fill arches pretty well :D

mark 24th March 2013 12:51 PM

Your front upper wishbones look upside down I think (can't see them that clear though so could be wrong), i did the same when I first rolled it out of the garage! Nice feeling isn't it :)

Eddy 25th March 2013 09:26 AM

You may well be right Mark, I chucked them on in a rush because I needed the shelf space!

robo 26th March 2013 10:56 AM

Not meaning to piss on your fireworks eddy but there is still a fair bit of fabbing to do and putting all the running gear on at this stage is going to make hard work of welding up all the missing bits unless you are handy at positional welding.

Just thoughts

Bob

Eddy 26th March 2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robo (Post 89270)
Not meaning to piss on your fireworks eddy but there is still a fair bit of fabbing to do and putting all the running gear on at this stage is going to make hard work of welding up all the missing bits unless you are handy at positional welding.

Just thoughts

Bob

I appreciate the comment Bob, and its something I put a bit of thought into before starting to assemble the running gear.

The garage I'm working in doesn't have a lot of space, so being able to wheel the car out will give me more space to work with.

The next things I want to get sorted are engine/gearbox location and steering column, which I can do with it on wheels.

The chassis will need to be stripped bare for top coat at some point anyway, so I will be able to manouvre it into positions to weld up anything I can't manage whilst its on wheels.

Assembling the running gear this early has also meant I can identify any problems with the chassis as soon as possible, rather than once I've added all the little bits - I posted recently about my rack not fitting and it turns out the mounts aren't wide enough apart, something that may have gone unnoticed for quite a while if I were doing things differently.

I don't think anyone's build will be in exactly the same order, this way just seemed to suit me best.


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