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Old 6th July 2014, 16:36
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Out of interest, how tall are you matey?

I'm only asking as i'm hoping that i fit the 'default' size of Miglia frame without having to do any chopping-n-changing. But having seen what you've done it looks simple enough to alter if i have to
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Old 6th July 2014, 20:13
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I actually only 5 foot 10, but when I positioned the seats I will be using in the dropped floor pan, it was a very uncomfortable position to work the pedals, and if I raised the seat out of the floor pan, it was defeating the point of haveing dropped pans. also I had no seat adjustment, as it was in its fully reward position. I noticed as well that the steering column caught the pedal mounting bracket, and would not lift up enough to position it on the brackets. now in the current position it now clears.hope this info helps, but if think it is each to is own, and you will adjust or use the default position to your requirements.
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Old 6th July 2014, 20:18
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fabricated a box section transmission tunnel today. made it in three section which will all bolt together, and then clad in aluminium . this way I will be able to remove the tunnel, in case I have to do any future work on the car.image.jpg
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Old 6th July 2014, 20:19
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Old 6th July 2014, 20:21
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I like the idea of the tunnel being in three sections for future security which is something i had not given much thought too, plus the ally plate will look more in keeping than the standard molded unit from triumph.

It certainly looks tight in the cockpit thurcroft flyer, keep up the good work and posts as i like to see what happening.

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Old 7th July 2014, 11:17
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Tight... you've obviously never sat in a Countach then! That looks positively palatial to me
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mike any update on delivery of front grill and head rest thanks
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hi t/f looking good I also cut the pedals and cut ahole in flor pan for my heals will try to post pic also put quik releas steering wheel makes getting in/out so easy it may pay to cheque brake m/c clears body as I had to move mine inboard it is all a bit tight but will fit
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hope this helps rattler
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Old 12th August 2014, 08:43
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hi t/f you can just see lowered bit for my heels under the s/w rattler
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Thanks for comments and photos rattler
I never thought of making space to fit my heels in looking back now that May have been a great idea for me to try. My initial problem was that my seat backs are fairly straight up right.so to achieve a comfy driving position I would have had to raise or tilt the seat greatly. Which would have lost me the benefit of the low floor pan seating position. Probably a space for my heels will have been a good solution.
I am hopping the brake and clutch cylinder clear the body, as I have not sat the body on fully down, but they already sit lower than the frame rails, where body/top of front wing area is ??????? Here's hoping I don't have to move again
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Old 12th August 2014, 14:01
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hi t/f its not the hight of m/c mine ended up under the wing impossible to fill mite pay to check before. I am sure you have every thing under control. lots of luck rattler
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I see what your concerns are now rattler, it will be awkward to fill, but I will be able to remove the cap with ease. If it be comes to much of a problem, I may fit a remote reservoir to compensate, thanks for bringing this to my attention it never crossed my mind with the body, I was more interested in getting it to a moon buggy stage. Just shows how usefull another pair of eyes are, you can certainly get tunnel vision, that's why these sites are so good, as people have already faced these problems on their own builds
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Default storage box and bulkhead

had the chance to get on the car this week, in between the showers. managed to box in the rear frame work to create a storage box
then I fitted my rear bulkhead with seat belt mounts for 4 point harnesses.
then I fastened all the centre transmission tunnel in and fastened on the panels made from ally tread plate.
connected my hand brake linkage up, and fitted the lever, which now gives me a working handbrake.
next step is to make a door for the storage box.image.jpg
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