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Old 27th June 2011, 09:16 PM
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Well i've made a bit of progress at last,

Chassis has been painted, did that take for ever,
some of the body's been fitted and hopefully the engine will be in by the weekend.

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Old 27th June 2011, 09:30 PM
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Have you got your floors in yet? I have made a start on my bodywork and the sides wont go on with my floor in place, I have had to trim the lower lip of part of the sides.

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Old 27th June 2011, 09:59 PM
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Yes my floor is fitted, i had the same problem with the sides TT.

I used a flap disc and hoover to smooth the back of the fibreglass, i also rounded the edge of the ally floor.

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Old 27th June 2011, 10:11 PM
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Why the trouble fitting the side panels?
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Old 27th June 2011, 10:33 PM
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I had slight problem with thickness of the fibreglass in a couple of places.

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Old 27th June 2011, 11:20 PM
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I'm having the same problems with mine, I've had to cut holy f*ck out of them and they still ain't fitting properly. Trouble is u do all the hard work building the car then a couple of ill fitting panels make it look shit.
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Old 28th June 2011, 07:55 AM
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Probably got a lot to do with moving away from book spec steel sheet floor,plus a couple of mill here and there,it was suggested to leave panels in a warm room for a while and it makes them more pliable.

I trial fitted mine in the garage at low temp and then warmed them in the paint booth,much easier.
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Old 28th June 2011, 08:30 AM
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Something has changed then as the sides were made originally with an allowance for 16swg ali floor. Using steel on the floor causes more hassle than it's worth, if not done right it can and will distort the chassis. Ali floor should be riveted using countersunk rivets along the edge where the side panel over laps.
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Old 28th June 2011, 10:53 AM
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My side panels were a little tight in places, but they went over the ali floor and rivet heads no problem.

A quick thump with the plam of the hand got them on ok. They have got easier the more they have been on and off though.
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Old 28th June 2011, 11:07 AM
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Sounds like a variation in material thickness then. Just be careful when sanding the corners and make sure you wear a mask as grp dust isn't too clever to breathe in.
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