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Old 8th January 2016, 09:03 AM
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one other think, dont assume your sheet of plywood or whatever you use for your build bench is square, check it corner to corner before you start as i nearly had a chassis 10mm out of square but my dad noticed!!
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Old 8th January 2016, 09:31 AM
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My ply wood was the same so i just cut all the bottom chassis rails and squared them then bolted them down
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Old 7th February 2016, 10:44 PM
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Thanks for all the advice, keep it coming I really do need it!
For the build table my plan is to use some angle iron to make a frame for the ply wood table top, is this a good idea? Or should I stick to a wooden one?

Not much to report, I have been stripping the donor and selling bits as I go and building a box of stuff I'm keeping.
Tonight I have ordered a TMXR flat pack kit from Talon, bit premature but hay ho it might make me work quicker at getting that donor stripped.
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Old 29th February 2016, 05:47 PM
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Getting very close to getting the shell removed now, the spaghetti junction of a wiring loom is labelled up and removed from the engine bay.
Today my flat pack TMXR chassis kit arrived so need to get the donor sorted asap and start the proper building.

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Old 1st March 2016, 11:02 AM
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Hi Dean

Are you getting wishbones from Talon to? Well worth waiting for and look the biz if you don't want to make your own.

I have also ordered diff mount and nose mount so it can be mounted like a Sierra unit that's not arrived yet so can comment but I will let you know

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Old 1st March 2016, 06:43 PM
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Hi Gary,
Yes I think I will get the talons wishbones and the diff case.
I want to make as much myself as I can but I think buying the wishbones will be a hell of a lot easier, especially the fronts.
The diff case looks a work of art I don't think it would be something I could replicate!
I will keep my eye on your build thread
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Old 29th April 2016, 06:08 PM
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Between painting and wall papering (got to keep the her indoors happy!) I have managed to get the body removed it was a fairly straight forward.
It was one rusty car! The angry grinder was well used.


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Between painting and wall papering (got to keep the her indoors happy!) I have managed to get the body removed it was a fairly straight forward.
It was one rusty car! The angry grinder was well used.


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It's a good feeling when the body's off. I hope you undid the hub nuts and rear uprigh bottom bolts or the fun times are about to begin.
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It's a good feeling when the body's off. I hope you undid the hub nuts and rear uprigh bottom bolts or the fun times are about to begin.
is that experience talking
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is that experience talking
Nope, it's research speaking, I found all the posts of people who have hard times and managed to geth both hub nuts and both bottom bolts out with not much effort, can't get the bloody shaft out the hubs though but the nuts are off.
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