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Old 5th June 2016, 08:49 AM
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Great progress and heartening to see someone building in a similar sized garage to me. I'm interested in the suggestion that you screw the chassis to the build table to keep it flat and prevent distortion. That was my plan but I am sure someone warned off doing that in case it masked distortion which only then became apparent once the chassis was unscrewed. As the consensus on here seems to be that that is not the case, I'll follow your lead.

I look forward to seeing your build progress.
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Old 5th June 2016, 08:55 AM
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Great progress and heartening to see someone building in a similar sized garage to me. I'm interested in the suggestion that you screw the chassis to the build table to keep it flat and prevent distortion. That was my plan but I am sure someone warned off doing that in case it masked distortion which only then became apparent once the chassis was unscrewed. As the consensus on here seems to be that that is not the case, I'll follow your lead.

I look forward to seeing your build progress.
My garage is not the largest but hay, I've seen treads of people building it outside and in sheds so I'm sure I'll manage in my modest garage. I was going to leave it loose on the table but as I was tacking it the front started lifting so I went with, if it started lifting when tacking it would be a bannah when I start fully welding it. I keep checking for sag on my build table and the measurements of my chassis to try and catch any problems but like you say the true test will be once I unscrew it from the table.
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Old 5th June 2016, 10:13 PM
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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.

don't see why not if you feel happier just keep moving back and fore, side to side to minimise / equal the forces , looking good by the way and good progress
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Old 6th June 2016, 08:38 AM
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stop!
the two bars that go down from sb3 rear end of the tunnel have you fitted them per the book? you are using a talon chassis
/ diff setup yes? they are not welded per the book i will get the sizes and post them shortly
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Old 6th June 2016, 08:44 AM
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Old 6th June 2016, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for that. So as far as I can see the offside is set wider, am I right, also what's the gap, yesterday I ordered the diffcover and nose bracket from talon so do I need to wait for that before I weld that in, I have the CP for the mounting.
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Old 6th June 2016, 10:26 AM
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ok mark the centre line of sb3, then looking down the tunnel from the front of the car the outer edge of the box section to the right should be 89mm from the centre line. the left hand box section outer edge shoud be 137mm from centre line. the 5mm plate that the diff mount goes too gets welded to the inner edge of that box section, against the back edge of br12/sb3 big part of the flange to the top
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Old 6th June 2016, 12:20 PM
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ok mark the centre line of sb3, then looking down the tunnel from the front of the car the outer edge of the box section to the right should be 89mm from the centre line. the left hand box section outer edge shoud be 137mm from centre line. the 5mm plate that the diff mount goes too gets welded to the inner edge of that box section, against the back edge of br12/sb3 big part of the flange to the top
Thanks for that its only tacked in at the moment so not a big issue.
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So.
I have worked out that I am seriously crap at updating you ll on my build but I have been cracking on in the last 7 months. I did lose a few photos in a phone fail but i still have a few to share.

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