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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    Be good to see it fully back on its wheels mate that's for sure
    So all sealed up and back on itís wheels

    Will be refitting engine and box to sort gearbox bracket also test fit steering column to make hole in bulkhead to meet rack


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    Small update just the last of the suspension parts at the front to sort as the rear is complete, the lower arms stuck out too far and pushed the wheels past the arch so the subframe was re drilled to bring the arms in, once that was done the the tension arms were bolted on and brackets made (yet to be welded ) the bulkhead has been cut to allow steering column to pass through and the lower mount for it sorted just the middle and top brackets to fix



    Trademark get Kev in the pics


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    Tension arm brackets welded on this week

    The correct bolts havenít turned up from eBay but you get the idea

    Also got the universal heater matrix that was bought a while ago mounted on the back of the bubble under dash

    And a pic of steering column lower mount




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    With the steering all fitted positioning of the rails was done to get the seats bolted in place



    Next job was to get the custom made tank fitted Kieran brought this over as he is thankfully storing loads of parts for the build in his garage, so we (Kev) made a seat/bracket to sit tank on also had to cut a flap in the boot floor to allow the built in swirl pot to sit down







    A couple more brackets today to hold tank and firewall which will go either side of it


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    Awesome build man! how did i not see this sooner

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps13ben View Post
    Awesome build man! how did i not see this sooner
    Itís a bit of a read and plans kept changing and evolving
    Canít thank Kev and Kieran enough for sticking with it and giving up more than just time


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    good to see progress,new tank looks nice

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    Good update, nice to see it coming along
    Now just a man!

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    Update time we had to cut out the boot floor to allow the swirl pot in the fuel tank to sit down so we went about making a cover for it











    Also we have to make a lower back panel so hung the exhaust to see where it exits has to pull toward the front of the car but you get the picture




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    Right this week we had to take our brave pills and set about cutting up the new steel rear bubble arches as we have spoke about before not a fan of the shoulder then the arch going flat so out came the angle grinder again



    Then we got to shaping and welding back up anyway they fell into place easier then I imagined an Iím really happy with the shape now there isnít a flat part obviously still have the filler work to do but very happy




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    good progress, I like the reshaped rear bubbles good idea that

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    It's a good read this thread. Nice to see progress continuing.

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    Just back from another good day
    We decided to cut lower rear panel and replace but with prices almost £100 for a replacement once again we made our own



    We wanted to give it some shape so welded on a temporary round bar to shape panel around



    Ratchet straps to help pull panel round bar



    Shaped and tacked in place ready to go back on spit





    It drops down a little more than the original but will help hide the massive exhaust


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    Another update

    Finished the rear panel and even added in a jacking point for ease





    And made a start on the firewall that will go round the fuel tank first of 3 panels complete



    Cracking on with this now




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    Looking good, excellent work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    Looking good, excellent work.
    Cheers itís getting there


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    Ok been reminded that Iíve not updated in a while even though weíve not stopped lots has happened even if if doesnít look like it
    Door aligned with big hammer and heat so body lines match up and they close nicely now
    Wings at front cut off to carry out repairs on upper bulkhead then found rust a ton of filler and patch on patch on patch etc on inner wings rather than slightly repair or pay £500 each for inner wings yep made our own again,
    I showed Kev pics of a flat smooth engine bay

    He agreed weíd give it a go nervously
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    During


    After

    Need to finish off and passenger side then remount wings on custom made rain gutters and either make or buy God forbid upper bulkhead corners
    Then Kevís favourite thing wiring


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