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Old 25th September 2015, 01:02 PM
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Default Equinox rear tub on a std Haynes rear frame?

I'm trial fitting my bodywork to try and get it right before painting my chassis. I've started with the rear tub which is a bit of a PITA TBH!!
I've got it fitted nicely around the roll bar and it sits snugly on the top rail of the frame but is a good 1.5" off the bottom rail, leaving a big gap. Are there revised frame dimensions for the Equinox tub? It meets the front of the bottom frame OK so I can secure it there and I can fasten a couple of tabs on to secure it at the rear.

So should I be worried about this or just crack on and work around it?





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Old 25th September 2015, 01:10 PM
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Try to fix the edge by bonding,riveting something to the panel and attach to frame as the wind will get under it and eventually break it.
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Old 25th September 2015, 01:24 PM
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I think I would be tempted to preform some ally sheet to a "j"section then pop rivet to tub and tube or bolt to tub and pop to tube so as to make it removable if wanted
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Old 25th September 2015, 01:45 PM
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Hi,
I had the exact same problem, and I just sent a reply with pictures and links on LCB : http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/view...php?tid=200464
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Old 25th September 2015, 01:52 PM
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Ok, I post it here too:

I had the same problem (Haynes roadster, Equinox rear tube). Here is the solution I've found : an ally strip (in my case, bolted to the GRP rear tube and to rivnuts on the chassis round tube, as I made all my bodywork removable)

2014-06-22_18-03-17 by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr

2014-06-23_16-02-32 by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr

2014-06-23_16-20-03 by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr

2014-07-11_18-06-30 by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr


More details and pictures on my blog: http://vouchtroadster.blogspot.se/20...r-tube-01.html

Hope this will help

Good luck!

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Old 25th September 2015, 06:17 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm happy that I don't need to make any chassis / tub changes. A simple one piece ally floor can be added later to brace it all up and keep the wind out. I don't have a sump in my tank so there's nothing to stop me doing it this way
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