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Old 7th October 2010, 09:09 PM
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Every job, no matter how small is one less to do

Been paying dividends for me recently,try to do at least one thing every day
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Old 7th October 2010, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, just an hours pottering is progress.. Then when I have a big window I can get a big job done

Hope to have it the right way up soon.

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Old 9th October 2010, 07:59 PM
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Had a productive two hours..

I cleand up round the drivers upper firewall and finished of welding round it. That went nice and quickly with the welder behaving itself. I then drilled all the remaining holes in the seat back pannel I am getting a bit sick of 4mm holes now.

Anyway, that done I cut out the passenger firewall pannel and trimmed it to fit. spurred on by my progress I cut down the tunnel top to size, and with it clamped to the front TR chassis rail I tapped over the two edges which turned out quite well so far. Just needs a bit of trueing when I find my flat pannel hammer..

Quiet Chuffed, soon be onto something other than pannel work

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Old 9th October 2010, 08:53 PM
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Well done Rob

Drilling holes is a pet hate of mine.

I bet you will be pleased when all of that lot is done, pitty your little uns are too small to swing a drill

Expect like me, you are dagging to do some of the intersting jobs like setting the engine up

Keep resisting the urge to drag the wiring loom out for a play
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I got a different supply of evil gunge, and suffice to say that I was having trouble stoping it commign out .

So...

The drivers bulkhead welding was finished, the seat back was fitted with rivits and not so evil gunge. The passenger bulkhead was fitted.

The Trans tunnel main top and forward top have been put in using rivnuts ( how awesome are they!! )

I have started preping the headlamp mounts and have bolted in the pedal box for it's trial fit..

Even now planning the purchase of the bodywork before christmas.


No photo's , will get one after the next bit of progress.





brum brum brum...

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Old 12th October 2010, 09:00 PM
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Nice one Rob

Using a different brand of evil stuff can work wonders, I bet your arms are glad of the rest mate

Looking forward to some pictures

Rivnuts are great & even more awesome if you have an air opperated, Avdel gun to put them in with
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Headlamp mounts are now fabricated and in place

I think tomorrow I better spend a little time tidying up as there is crap everywhere. Then I can take a pic for you all

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Old 23rd October 2010, 07:59 AM
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little slack on the reports...

I have swung in the engine, the gearbox despite being a Type 9 sits very close to the drivers tunnel. I think the V6 one may be a little wider. So I am trying to get the box as far over as possible. the standard box mounts are not much use in the stock placing.

The clearance of the engine to the bonnet looks close, but looks like it will work.
I am having some plates made up to bolt to the block for the engine mountsand once that is done I can get the engine properly level, then see how far forward I can get it to give more clearance for the clutch arm.

So soon I will have to order some bodywork.

The exhaust manifolds are also an issue so I have ordered flanges to make new manifolds.

Test fitted a Headlamp as well on Thursday, need to sort a couple of little things but i think they should fit up well.

So just chipping away at little bits,

Did I say I have bolted in the pedal box for first fit? that's in OK. and made a start on the fuel and brake lines. Tunnel tops are finished too.

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Have had a couple of minor issues that I need to resolve.

My shock bodies touch the mounts, I think I will be swapping shocks.

I have two identical diff plates, but the supplier is happy to resolve that when I pop in for some other bits and bobs.

My headlamp tubes are narrower than the two plates on the headlamp's so I need to trim them & probably weld them together so they look ok. I am making a special tool to do up the retaining nut while the wires are in situe as an open ring spanner will not fit my design as it stands.

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Have had a couple of minor issues that I need to resolve.

My shock bodies touch the mounts, I think I will be swapping shocks.

I have two identical diff plates, but the supplier is happy to resolve that when I pop in for some other bits and bobs.

My headlamp tubes are narrower than the two plates on the headlamp's so I need to trim them & probably weld them together so they look ok. I am making a special tool to do up the retaining nut while the wires are in situe as an open ring spanner will not fit my design as it stands.

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