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Old 21-01-2015, 08:45 AM   #41
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Old 22-07-2015, 05:48 PM   #42
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Looking good.
Any updates on this build?
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Old 14-11-2015, 04:53 AM   #43
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G'day all. here some updates. I have been caught up with home reno's but I have managed to get the front spindles back from company doing all my machine work. I have changed direction so to speak with the steering I have swapped the Daewoo rack for an Audi rack. it is smaller lighter & easier to fit up. I had the Daewoo tierod arms cut & machined to use early Astra tierods fitted in place of the rubber bushes. The left hand short drive shaft is built using the Rodeo spline on 1 end & the slide in shaft out of a commodore diff centre. so heres a couple of pics

Left drive shaft.



this is the tierod hole out of the bus centre arm machined to fit into the rodeo spindle



fitted to spindle



the ring identify where the spindles were shortened & the vw ball joint holes inserted into the spindles I had to move the top holes over to bring them toward the wheel to square up the camber & put the camber adjuster in the bottom hole due to the lack of metal around the top


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Old 14-11-2015, 04:58 AM   #44
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More to come. the Audi rack sitting ready for mounting bracket template to be made. The right hand side end tube section will go into the inner chassis rail & be bolted through from outside rail with expansion tubes.



tierod arm



the fuel tank is long range Range Rover it sits nicely into engine bay



this is the engine box made up from 2 power boxes. A lot cheaper than having 1 made. It will be insulated inside with fibreglass bats & a second skin of aluminium sheeting the out side will be underfelt covered with marine carpet






this will be the air scoop for the intake side there will be a box mounted & sealed inside with the air filter inside it



The Holden Astra electric power steering pump in possible position


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Old 26-11-2015, 08:43 PM   #45
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G'day all. made a blank plate for the waterpump. the thermostat will mount near the electric pump in the bottom hose.
This is my other project while waiting for engineer to make me more stuff
. It will be trike using rover 3.5 on LPG & an Alfa Romeo GTV Alfetta auto transaxle with Di Dion suspension







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Old 10-01-2016, 09:58 PM   #46
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G'day all. & a Happy New Year. I started stripping out the dash assembly to make room for the frame to support E30 BMW manual pedal assemblies. on our Right hand drives the brake cylinder is on the left side of the firewall with a push pull rod behind the dash over to the pedal. I'm mounting it to a frame made out of 5cm x 5cm square tube I picked up for $2.00 each this will be cut the plates welded to the ends to fix to rivnuts fitted into the inner panels of the door pillars. They will provide more than adequate strength for the pedals. the body work behind the dash is pretty good 1 small leak that will be fixed when the screen is out.







This is the tube for the pedal mounting support frame


Sitting insitu with the aid of hose clamp around wiper motor



Now for a bit of off topic. I set the Di Dion in place under the Alfa auto to get an idea of location & clearance. I just have to trim the bottom of the bellhousing ring & make an angle bracket to bolt the front bush in. then some wheels too adjust the ride height by moving the tube up behind the diff. this build is so damn easy it would take me another week to have it running but have to rebuild the engine for it. running full LPG will make it a lot easier to get it registered



standard Alfa wheel for setting up the ride height



the straight L{G carbies


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Old 13-02-2016, 12:17 PM   #47
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G'day all. I have been doing a final set up on the front beam. I had to move the balljoint holes down in the bottom arms to gain some room between the BJ & the CV boot





Once the shafts were insitu they hit on the Shock absorbers. only solution was to move the bottoms forward 5cm's the spacer was a simple 5 x 5cm tube cut to length



once this was fitted up I found the stud was to short to get a nut on. This created the need for a tube nut with a 12mm x1.05 thread. Where to find one LOL. So it came down to making one the first thing was to find a usable nut. After looking through my nut collection I found a cyclone rod nut. it screwed 1/2 way on the tightened. I run a tap down it that skimmed the existing thread & allowed it to screw up. I then put a stud in it with a lock nut & run it in the bench drill while running the 4in grinder on it I got it down to size then linished it with a file & emery strip & then cut it length with a hacksaw.



this is the 1st one I made to rough to use but served the purpose



this is the better finished 2nd one


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Old 24-03-2020, 12:36 PM   #48
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G'day all I hope everyone is safe from this terrible virus. I have been in lockdown at home due to a dodgy heart & Lungs. Stay safe. I have been getting a bit done to the kombi lately I have decided to supercharge the engine. I'm currently assembling the front drive components. this will give you an idea of lift I'm aiming for another 2inches to help front wheel clearance.

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G'day all. I hope all your families are safe from the virus. I have been in lockdown enforced by my wife. Due to age & dodgy Heart & lungs. Stay safe out there. A bit to catch up over the next few days I will post up some pics as to where I am up to. Starting with ride height. I hope to get another 2 to 4inches lift yet.
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