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Old 21st February 2010, 07:58 PM
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Looking good there buddy.

It looks like quite a bunny hop to get of that concrete plinth!

Metal work is good, it will be on its wheels before you know it.

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Old 21st February 2010, 08:56 PM
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Looking good there mr-p

It feels great to make some progress after a long lay up, you must be well pleased

Tidy bit of welding on that there pedal box.

I look forward to following your progress
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Old 21st February 2010, 09:39 PM
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It does feel really good, like a bit of momentum is up. Hoping as the weather gets warmer it will really get moving.

The welding is a funny thing, I changed the wire up to 0.8 recently & it makes a fair bit of difference. I cant seem to get it sounding just right & it spatters quite a bit but the welding is easier & look a whole lot better & I have tested a few & the material always gives before the weld. Takes a fair beating aswell.

Took a good few hours to make that box, i have adopted a more haste less speed attitude to the build.

I will keep on with the piccies as I really like the build diarys. Really useful for others.

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Old 21st February 2010, 09:49 PM
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Yep that pedal box is next on my to do list .... Completely forgot untill recently, it's not been made

My workshop is full of destroyed Calibra at the moment .... Once Junior has loaded that lot on my truck I am hoping to make a re-start on my build

I wish this cold weather would bugger off, I bet it has been even colder up your neck of the woods
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Old 21st February 2010, 10:03 PM
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Yeah the cold keeps on hangin on. -6 again last week more snow last Friday. I dont remember the cold going on for so long for many years.

Used to live down Lizard when I was a young'un we never really got cold like that, just used to live in permanant fog all the time.

Yep next weekend the pedals are on the list, having no money for the build is good in one way as you can't buy ready built things. Every thing just takes longer.

Tis all good

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Old 21st March 2010, 09:45 PM
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Update

Last few sundays have seen the following:

Pedals, have all the pedals & mounts made.

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Going to wait for the bushes before I weld it all up.

Wishbones cut & profiled, all done bar the lower fronts, & 1 Back cross member.

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I am nervous about welding them as they are very visable & i want the welding spot on. Might get them tig'd if it is not too much .

Rear End, did this today bent the tubes using a gate hanger & granite post on the entrance to my house turned out pretty good.



Also done the cross member for the roll bar, managed to make it short so it is about 120mm from the rail below it - anybody know if this is OK for IVA. (must read manual).

For the roll bar back tubes, is it right that you now need 2 bolts fixing it or it has to be welded?? Thought this was the outcome of Ash's test?

Next will be engine fitment & mounts.
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Old 21st March 2010, 10:10 PM
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wow you,ve been busy

chassis is looking great

very industrious using a gate post to great effect

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Old 21st March 2010, 10:14 PM
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Some good progress there Mr-P

Looks like you have been cracking on a bit since your last post

The examiner that tested Ash's car wanted to see either the back stays welded or fixed by two bolts per stay.
I don't know if the Exeter IVA station would be of the same view .... At your stage of the build , it wouldn't hurt to put in some extra fixings to be on the safe side

I was having a read of the IVA manual the other day .... There is a minimum height for the roll bar cross stay ( If harnesses are going to be mounted on it ).
This height is taken from a reference point on the lower seat squab. 400mm above the datum point springs to mind but I would check the manual first .... My brain aint as good as it used to be

Well done on your progress.
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Looking good Mr P, we are at about the same stage. I just started my pedal box today and hope to finish it soon. Keep up the good work.
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