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Old 12th January 2023, 17:53
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Finally I have tackled the bulkhead. I have used my fibreglass copy of the original bulkhead that I made some time ago. I was determined not to drill the holes in the frame and use bolts. I decided to bond the fibreglass to the frame with the Tigerseal and I have added some additional brackets that fasten the bulkhead to the frame on the sides and the back side of it. I'm pleased how it turned out.

After this I used aluminium sheet to clad the bulkhead. It was a challenge for me to do this, but I'm happy with the result. I still need to insert and glue/rivet the battery box and finish fettling with the master cylinder plate.
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Old 12th January 2023, 17:54
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Some more bulkhead photos...
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Old 12th January 2023, 17:59
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This was the only way I could see the photos, so I now need to click on them to be able to see them...anyway...

I wish you all Happy 2023, and I will post more photos when I made further progress.

Cheers,D.
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Old 20th April 2023, 06:46
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Deni – A belated ‘Happy New Year!’ to you too.

Looks like a major job on the bulkhead, which should look great when the plastic is peeled off.

It is a pain, but adding [ i m g ] before and [ / i m g ] after the image link, without spaces, gives this…





Good luck, Paul.
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Old 24th April 2023, 09:42
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Thanks Paul,
Yes, the bulkhead is done and I'm pleased with it. I decided to use the fibreglass one underneath, as it is light and adds strength. In the beginning, when I made the fibreglass copy of the original bulkhead, in my inexperience I thought it was important to replicate the original bulkhead, so cladding it with aluminium was a bit of a challenge due to the curvy shape. However, I am happy how it turned out.

If I knew then what I know now, I would keep it simpler, but using it helped me with positioning the pedals, the master cylinders and the steering wheel in good position.

Cheers, D

P.S. Thanks for the advice with images, I'll try that next time. However, I am not sure was something meant to be visible below your text, but I don't see anything there.
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Old 24th April 2023, 17:05
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Hi Paul,
Just checked my blog on another computer and I could see the photos you have posted there, so thank you for the advice.

Cheers, D.,
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Old 25th April 2023, 04:19
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Deni – Glad the photos appeared to you ‘somewhere’, as I knew I could see them.
(Which meant I was completed stumped when you said it was blank on your screen.)

Quote: “If I knew then what I know now, I would keep it simpler…”

Have you read my build?

There were plenty of times I made more work for myself on a project that already had no end in sight.

However, if you can keep chipping away at the ‘To Do’ list then the day will come when the car is done.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 25th April 2023, 09:20
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Hi Paul,
Yes, it's weird- I can see the photos on my laptop and my phone, but they are not showing on Android tablet I have. It must be something with Android OS.

Yeah, my build is slow, and I work on the car whenever I can, but as you said, I'll keep ticking the jobs off the list till it is done, and I'll try to keep it simple in the future. 😉

Your build thread is one of my "go to" places when I'm trying to figure out how to do something. The determination and the patience you showed while building The Swordfish outside, on your driveway remains inspirational. Builds like yours, Mr.Towed's, Dave Cymry's and couple of others encouraged me to try to build my car.
Thank you for your encouragement, help, advice and support over the years, it is much appreciated!

Cheers,D.
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Old 26th April 2023, 17:57
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Deni - Then I look back at all the work that went into my car, even I can't believe I finished it!

Sorry, I can't remember if I asked you this before, but where are you based?

I seem to vaguely remember that your garage is not next door to your house.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 28th April 2023, 22:56
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Hi Paul,
Yes, you've put a lot of time in building The Swordfish, but you did build a great car, so I guess it was worth it.

Yeah, I live in Manchester city and the garage is an hour drive one way, when it's not busy.

P.S. I posted my reply above to Paul L yesterday, but it wasn't here when I logged in just now, so I replied again. I think this website has a bug, as this is already the second time this has happened.
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Old 15th May 2023, 10:42
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Hi all,

I have tried to upload photos as Paul L suggested, but it did not work. I have added [img] before and [/img] after the photo link, but when I upload the photo, the character / behind the link appears as : (see the link on the first image).
I don't know if this is the reason why the photos still don't appear and I tried to change it, but it was not possible.

However, here are a few photos of the work I have done on the car this past weekend.
I decided to make a box to cover the master cylinders, as the rubber shoes might not seal the holes where the pedals attach to the master cylinder forks as good as on the original bulkhead panel.
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Old 15th May 2023, 11:01
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I have made back compartment as well.
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Old 15th May 2023, 11:06
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After pondering about it for a while, I have decided to buy a new aluminium petrol tank and move it behind the seats, in the compartment I made.
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Old 15th May 2023, 11:23
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I'm also considering the options for making a wheel compartment. At the moment it's just an idea. I might make a little boot, or a platform that can be dropped underneath the car and allow the wheel to slide out when the car is jacked up. I have this small 13" Triumph wheel which fits nicely there behind, so maybe I can use it as a "space saver" spare wheel.

I fancy a little boot at the moment, but I'm a bit reluctant to cut the opening in the body...we'll see.

That's it for now.

Cheers, D.
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Old 21st May 2023, 09:09
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Deni – As you know, my boot opening seemed like a good idea at the time.

But it was one of the most difficult things I did on my build and that is saying something!

Despite that, it is very useful and did make camping at the Goodwood Revival much easier to do.

Finally, I think my previous wording about photos may have been misleading, so here is a picture guide.

I start here, clicking on the link that appears.



When I click on the link this is the code I see at the top of the screen.
(Notice how it is different to the first code.)



I then select the whole code and select copy.



And paste it into a reply.



Then this is the code I add the i-m-g before and after.



And when I post the reply, this appears.



And repeat as required.



Note - I have a Word document to write my replies, before posting them, that makes this a bit easier.

Anyway, it is all looking good.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 21st May 2023, 11:40
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Thank you so much for this explanation, I
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Old 22nd May 2023, 09:24
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Old 22nd May 2023, 10:07
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Thanks a lot Paul, it works now!

Just noticed that my previous reply was not posted in it's entirety for some reason!?
Anyway, regarding the boot - I don't think I would be confident making a boot opening like yours. If I decide to make one, I will try to make a small opening towards the bottom of the body and not including the humps, just big enough to slide in and out a small spare tyre.
But first I will try to make a platform that drops beneath the car and allows the tyre to slide out, to try to avoid cutting the body. That's the idea at least....

Cheers, D.
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Old 12th June 2023, 14:45
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Hi all,

A quick update of the build progress. These are back floor panels that bridge the gap between the chassis and the frame. I'm pleased how they came out and I managed to make them in one piece for each side.
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