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Old 21st November 2011, 06:11 PM
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Cool Great stuff Johno

Been following this build with great interest

Looks as if you have some tip top work going on with the build

Very impressed with the fuel tank, just goes to show what a difference a steady hand makes when using the TIG weder .... Been a while since my hand was that steady

Great progress all
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Old 21st November 2011, 08:04 PM
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Wink Thanks Bonzo

Hi Ronnie if I may call you that,
Thanks for your kind words about our builds. We realize "without sounding clever or big headed in any way" that we are fortunate because of the trade we are in and of where we are building them, but I would like to thank so many other people on this forum for their unknown help because without you guys our builds would have probably not got off the ground...

Most nights I (cough)..... we are looking on this forum for help along the way for the next stage in our build. We don't want to directly copy anybody's hard work so we are trying to put our own personality into our cars doing things a little different in some way.
I have been putting pictures on this thread to show what we are doing hoping that it may help somebody along the line somwhere or for someone to point out to us that we have done something wrong. All of what we have done so far has been drawn up on Autocad by myself "not brilliantly" but enough for us to work to so if anybody needs info on what what we have done please let us know.
We only hope we can put as much back into this forum as we have taken out..

Johno, Tony, Luke, Martin, ohhhh and errrr nearly forgot someone errrrr...Simon.
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Old 21st November 2011, 08:21 PM
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Hi Johno

I think you guys have bought a great deal to the forum & will continue as your build progress

Great to have the environment that you have, I really miss the access to all of the CNC equipment that I had become used to.
Particularly miss the Lazer, turret press punch & press breaks

Watching all of the different build styles take shape are a godsend & I guess that is what drives people to leave their own mark on the Roadster.

Ronnie is fine by me, folk have called me a lot worse
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Old 24th November 2011, 09:41 PM
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Hi all,
We made some progress this week, Luke has been working on the fuel tanks for the other 3 cars (slight mod to swirl pot). We have decided to weld the fuel filler pipe to the tank once we have fitted the bodywork to see where we prefer it. Simon and Tony have been welding their chassis's up today and have virtually finished them.
Myself, Tony and Luke looked at the position of the hand brake last night and decided to modify the transmission tunnel to suit our requirements and move the hand brake closer to the gear lever. I played around with the footwell area tonight to try and give more room for the pedals mainly for clutch and brake pedals which seems to have worked.
So not too bad a week...
We will post pictures soon....
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Old 26th November 2011, 08:00 PM
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Talking This weeks progress.....

Just a quick update for this week,
1, Footwel mods.
2, Gearbox mount.
3, Transmission tunnel mod.
4, Hand brake fitted.
5, Pedals fitted.
6, Steering fitted.
7, Lower harness mounts fitted.

I think thats it for now.








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Old 26th November 2011, 08:24 PM
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Hi Ronnie,
We have no CNC equipment all is manual. The only thing that is CNC is the brake press but its faulty at the moment so everything is done by tape measure and marker pen so we don't have it too easy.
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Old 27th November 2011, 06:52 PM
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Talking The Diffs In......

Hi again,
Managed to mount the diff this afternoon after a struggle with the beast. I tacked up a diff mount with a Land Rover mount supported off the rear of the seat rails.
Oh and I fitted panels in the passengers footwell area. Soon going to have a lot of welding to do.
Must go now and order some parts for the clutch and brake cylinders.
I have updated photobucket today so you can see the progress for the week.

Johno and co...
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Oh nearly forgot...Andy did you get the old girl running under her own steam and have a play with the cones again?

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Old 27th November 2011, 07:28 PM
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Cool Great stuff Johno

Some more terrific work on the build Johno

Must say, you are all cracking on at a fair ole pace .... Methinks you''l have all of your builds completed before I have even started my engine for the first time

On the subject of CNC machinery.

After many years of dockyard slogging & nearly as many working with structural steel fabrication, I settled for a regular pay packet & went to work for a quite large industrial engineering company.

The CNC marlarkey was a whole new world to me.
Needless to say, with many projects on the go at home I soon went out of my way to take the time to learn how to programme some of that stuff

Still can't get used to being back to using the tape measure, scriber & straight edge to mark things out .... Makes my brain hurt
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Old 30th November 2011, 09:08 PM
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Default I got a wheel on..........

Chuffed to bits
Got a wheel mocked on the car tonight and I got that funny "GRIN" on my face for some reason. Boy is it a nice feeling to know "I did that" . Makes the hard work worthwhile.
Made some front light brackets tonight as well just got to weld some captive nuts in the top and weld all up.
Nearly forgot,"HI Bonzo" and I'm glad you like what we are doing. We all appreciate what you think of our build. There's a lot still to do but where getting there one step at a time... Speak to you soon....







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Old 1st December 2011, 09:46 AM
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Boy is it a nice feeling to know "I did that" . Makes the hard work worthwhile.
Love the quote John, that's what it's all about - just wait till you get your first drive and on the road to. Looking real good, may need to put them polybushes in now though.

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