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Old 19-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #61
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In primer now so the next job could be started. Made the corresponding closing panel for the bonnet & added a brace as this seemed vulnerable for wind loading when speeding along. I'm not using the existing latch so there will be nothing to support this in the future.
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:46 PM   #62
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At this point I made a big decision. Although I'm lucky enough to have a double garage, I have no drive or outside space to use to wheel things out of the way. With the built up chassis & the body plus all my other crap in there I was getting p*ss*d off not being able to work properly.
So I decided to put it back together (probably a mistake). I cleaned up & painted all he underside of the body where it would become hidden, then got ready.
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:49 PM   #63
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Da da!!!!
It's surprising what you can do with ratchet straps & strong roof trusses.
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:49 PM   #64
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Is this in real time or are you well past this point? Nice work BTW
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:53 PM   #65
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I'd already stripped & primed the boot area, now was the time to look at mounting the Air Tank & Compressor. Just some simple brackets off the bulkhead seemed good enough.
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Old 19-06-2017, 08:59 PM   #66
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Is this in real time or are you well past this point? Nice work BTW
No I'm playing catch up, I can't work that quick
I 'm impressed with your build by the way, you do work quick.

I bought this just under 2 years ago but haven't worked non stop on it. There have been spells of inactivity:
  • Limebug order
  • Replacement door sourcing
  • Grandchildren..........
  • Wife.............................................. .....
  • Etc
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Decided to mount the Paddle Valves & the Air Gauges in the dash so cut a hole & made a panel to inlay & tack in.
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I was stuck sourcing a decent passenger door at this point. The car had a replacement drivers door already fitted which was in great condition, the other one was pretty rough though. You obviously need at least 4 doors or 2 extra door tops to create a stretched top section for the roof chop.
So got bored & started tarting up the boot area. Thinking of mounting the washer bottle at the front at this stage but will change my mind later. Petrol tank needed some repair but wasn't too bad. I sprayed all the internal boot area with bed liner paint, actually looks quite good in real life & I thought it would be a practical option. Will live to regret this.........
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After a couple of months I found a door
Long round trip & not cheap but an unwanted rust free import from the States from an abandoned project. I'd also found a cheap drivers door as a donor for the top section that they were willing to post,. Time to get going again.
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Old 19-06-2017, 09:34 PM   #70
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Door modification time, tops off.........
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