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Old 2nd July 2010, 08:41 AM
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They Measured up at 42andasmidgen MM . I think Locost ones are 42mm so it may bee that the builder bought the wrong brackets, or measured up wrong.

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Old 2nd July 2010, 10:52 AM
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Looking good there TT - now you've made a start there will be no stopping you
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Old 5th July 2010, 06:28 PM
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New brackets turned up from Rouge Engineering on Saturday morning and are spot on, slide over the wishbone nicely.

Unfortunately the MK1 golf failed it's MOT so I have to do a few jobs including a tricky weld before I can get back to the roadster.

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Old 5th July 2010, 11:04 PM
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Tricky weld done this evening... Excelent few bobits to sort and send her back to the garage..

So wednesday may recomence Roadsting..

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Old 23rd August 2010, 08:11 AM
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Ok, the chassis went of to Saturn last week to have the brackets redone, and the rear tub bars removed to I can fit a Glass one.

I have done a bit of work tidying the garage.

Cut the second tunnel side pannel last night and trimmed a corner of the one floor I have ( can't do the other without the chassis. )


Changed the flywheel on the engine from the 2.9 to the 2.8 one. And took off the front diff.. Sump off tonight if I get to it

Pics to come.


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Pics still to come

Both floors have been cut and all the rivet holes have been drilled with the exception of the seat bearers ( still to position and fit ).

So, tunnel panels to drill , seat back to drill.. And the construction phase 1 to comence with me and the boy.. Hope he apreciates the prep work

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A few of the recent shots,

The vicious ( hahaha ) viscous fan put up considerably more of a fight than they usualy do.

Both floorpans are now done. it was a bit of a struggle cutting the ally tread plate as the saw kept getting stuck on swarf, WD40 helped a bit. Most of the holes are drilled.

And of course a shot of PAT1 returning my chassis.


Other progress includes both trans tunel pannels being cut and the first pair of seat mounting rails tacked in place. Seats and runners purchased



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Those fans can be a right pain to remove sometimes, looks like you had to give it a stern talking to

Pleased to hear that you are finding some time to make progress with your build
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Today saw a little further progress.

We drilled the holes for the passenger tunnel panel, and a few guide holes for the rear seat back.

The holes for the seat mounts on one side were drilled. ( note that in no way was there an error in the location of the rear mount, it was a fully intentional move to take the extra weight )




We then rotated the chassis to the horizontal and checked to see if my seat mounts were going to fit the seats.


Progress was then slow as the chassis became infested with...




Three hours later, the chassis was back up on it's side, the tunner rails ( PSGR ) cleaned up and after applying gooop that was stickier than sticky stuff in sticky land. The panel was rivited in place..

Unfortunately the battery was flat on the camera by now.

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Ooooohh More progress..

Today I set out to fit the PS floorpan, Everything was ready for it so all that was required was to get the stick crap out of the caulking tube. The stuff is so dam sticky that the caulking gun broke. I had bought an air one, that was useless..

So without a gun, and the desire to get the crap out of the tube, I did the sensible thing and just cut the tube open and got the stuff out with and spread ( if you can call it spread ) it with a chissle.. That done, the floorpan was poped into place and guide rivets put in. Me and the boy then loaded the rest of the rivets, a few were tight which was strange as the holes had all been pre-drilled in one go. One or two holes had to be relived. We then popped in all the rivets, our 3yr old lent a hand at one point too...

So that's one side solid.

I have been out this evening and drilled the drivers transmission pannel, and then welded in the front section of the drivers panel. I also drilled the seat bearers for the seats runners.

So everything is set for paneling the drivers side

In between bits and bobs I have been making a start on cleaning up the engine. It's dirty slow work, but quite satisfying seeing the engine as it would have been when new.

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