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Welshkiwi 26th May 2019 06:36

Fail of yesterday fading away - (slowly)
 
Hey guys, back at it today with a long day on the project.
More glassing on the back end so that is coming along, at least now can scarf the top surface and glass/fill where I need to.

Fuel filler still in work, made a bracket for it to sit on securely but it looks like it wants to sit lower when the shell is back on, so another try at that soon.

Rear boot extension glassing was finished yesterday to profile it better with the
rear of the car - Ran out of rivets during fitting but all bonded on now. Just needs a bit of tidying, more rivets and carpeting long term. the pictures show the aluminium brackets I have used to fix to the bumper (recycling at its best as this was reused material that I cut off the front bumper). Front screen top glassing finished now and the roof sits in a much better place.

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Egdik 26th May 2019 22:38

Nice recycling.

As time goes by one gets over the pain of failures - we all do it, but try not to repeat them . . . The overall cost is not significant or worrisome in the big picture.

Progress is a great motivator.

Welshkiwi 30th May 2019 03:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Egdik (Post 100586)
Nice recycling.

As time goes by one gets over the pain of failures - we all do it, but try not to repeat them . . . The overall cost is not significant or worrisome in the big picture.

Progress is a great motivator.

Cheers Kidge,

This week a bit slower as I am still having issues with the positioning of the fuel filler. With the size of the tube and filler and the required bend radius I am struggling to keep it off the chassis. So I have changed tack, started the strengthening and packing/fit position of the rear shell so that gives me as much room as humanely possible to play with. I am optimistic but certainly partially frustrated!

I do have made the initial prototype of the rear brake light pod that will sit on the parcel shelf and it looks good, also today gave the green light for the manufacture of the side trims. Having them formed up by a local metal company in bright stainless and then finishing off the welding/final fabrication with a good mate of mine. Things moving though and a long weekend coming up which is raining most of the time so plenty of spare hours can be spent on it.......

Welshkiwi 11th June 2019 06:07

A quick general update, hopefully some photos at the end of the weekend as i don’t like showing “part way” mods!

I am using galv square tube and building up the back end extension support area with that and fibreglass. Nearly there. The backend needed to be approx 20mm higher so the front end looked good on the roof. Have also supported the boot extension wings with some bonded in and fibreglassed over 6mm rod. Stiffened up nicely.
As far as the fuel filler that is looking pretty good but I won’t be able to check that until the backend back on and trialled.
I have my sill trims back from production, look really good profile. My job now is to chamfer the ends, make end plates for those and weld in plus weld in the tabs/bolts to hold them on. Keeping on keeping on!

Welshkiwi 9th July 2019 09:41

Some photos soon, promise. Cert guy has given clearance today for body structure mods that I have done. So all go to get the rear finalled and on.
Am currently working on the stainless trims, welding should go on this week. Bumpers will be wrapped with vinyl chrome week after. Style 5 alloys look good with 205/65/15 rubber on them. A bit more glassing to do on the rear end and then I can flowcoat it.
Chris and Dan sending some more stuff through this week that I needed/wanted so definitely optimistic of on the road around end of sept/early oct at this rate.... can’t come too quickly!


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