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Dave F 21st May 2016 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichardH (Post 103687)
im over six foot as well, two things to watch for mount the seat so it can go as far back as possible and have the seat in before welding the steering column in, i built to the book and couldnt get my knees under the wheel. i fitted the scuttle and seat them moved the column about till it was comfy height wise

I was thinking about the column. Will need to buy some seats sooner rather than later then, not sure which way to go with seats yet, ideally want some buckets but getting narrow ones are not easy and certainly not cheap.

RichardH 21st May 2016 01:20 PM

i went with the fibreglass kit car ones on ebay, westfield ones come up second hand sometimes.

Dave F 21st May 2016 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichardH (Post 103689)
i went with the fibreglass kit car ones on ebay, westfield ones come up second hand sometimes.

I do like the look of the GRP ones, still 200 for them though.

TheArf 21st May 2016 02:01 PM

Have you looked at the seats that Robin Hood do, i think their parts section is called something like direct parts not sure on the name though:rolleyes:

garyt 21st May 2016 02:12 PM

that's good progress, if looking for seats you can get a free trial membership on the westfield forum as seats come up on there fairly often or stick a wanted ad on it

garyt 21st May 2016 02:15 PM

and just to prove it these were put on at lunchtime :)
http://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/index....d-vinyl-seats/

Dave F 30th May 2016 07:16 PM

Some more progress
 
So done a few hours over the weekend and made some progress, dare I say, it's starting to look like a chassis now. I'm hoping to get another couple of nights in the garage this week which will hopefully be enough to tack together most, if not all, of the chassis.
here are the pictures.





garyt 30th May 2016 07:23 PM

nice progress your making there

Dave F 30th May 2016 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garyt (Post 103750)
nice progress your making there

I'm making the most of the time while I can, sooner or later her who cooks and cleans will start to limit my garage time, and also when the winter comes and the garage is cold, no heating, I will no doubt have less motivation.

Dave F 5th June 2016 08:29 AM

Some more progress made over the last few days.





Now qustion for you knowledgable lot.

Can I weld the front half/all fully before moving the chassis forward to make the diff cage? as its screwd to the table to try and keep it square so dont really want to disturb it till its fully welded.


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