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Old 28th March 2020, 20:55
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looks fantastic!
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Old 3rd April 2020, 18:35
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Default Bonnet stay - take 2....

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...... my current design causes the stay to rest on the engine cover which doesn't seem right to me as the engine moves slightly.
I need to rethink the bottom mount...
So the issue with the first version of my bonnet stays is that there is nowhere to clip it when not in use....

Bonnet stay issue by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To solve the problem, I have replaced the lower fixing point with an m5 stainless steel ball joint.

Bonnet stay - version 2 by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Which means it can swing across and be clipped on a bracket fixed to the side bonnet.

Bonnet stay clip by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The bracket for the bonnet stay clip was a bit of a challenge.

Bonnet stay clip bracket by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.

Wing fitting by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Then I can wire up the front lights. More on that next week.
Stay safe everyone....
....peter
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Old 4th April 2020, 17:01
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Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.
....peter
A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre it into position, even downwards, while fitting the opposite bolt / nut into position. Option 2 is to Evo Stik the nut / bolt, plus washer if there is one, into position on the body, if neccessary using a dummy mandrel and again wait for the glue to set a bit.

The advantage is this method is that the Evo Stik is strong enough for the fitting operation but easily shears away if you later strip down. Any remnants of glue in the socket spanner can easily be scraped out. Peter.
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Old 4th April 2020, 20:04
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So the issue with the first version of my bonnet stays is that there is nowhere to clip it when not in use....

Bonnet stay issue by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To solve the problem, I have replaced the lower fixing point with an m5 stainless steel ball joint.

Bonnet stay - version 2 by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Which means it can swing across and be clipped on a bracket fixed to the side bonnet.

Bonnet stay clip by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The bracket for the bonnet stay clip was a bit of a challenge.

Bonnet stay clip bracket by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.

Wing fitting by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Then I can wire up the front lights. More on that next week.
Stay safe everyone....
....peter
Very nice indeed
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Old 5th April 2020, 08:59
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A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre it into position, even downwards, while fitting the opposite bolt / nut into position. Option 2 is to Evo Stik the nut / bolt, plus washer if there is one, into position on the body, if neccessary using a dummy mandrel and again wait for the glue to set a bit.

The advantage is this method is that the Evo Stik is strong enough for the fitting operation but easily shears away if you later strip down. Any remnants of glue in the socket spanner can easily be scraped out. Peter.
Thanks Peter, that is a good tip i'll try next time on the other side of the car.
My tricks include putting a piece of PVC insulation tape across the head of the bolt and then wedging the bolt or nut in the socket. The tape thickness is just enough to hold the nut or bolt in the socket while you position it through the hole and the tape holds the washer in place. I also use all my socket set extensions joined together to give me about 18" extension to my arm. It's difficult to show in the pictures but the front wings are so large (and beautiful!) that you can't reach both sides of the nut and bolt.
All good fun though..........
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Old 8th April 2020, 19:54
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Default Mid-week update...

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Very nice indeed
Thanks for the feedback.
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A midweek update.....at least I think it is midweek but during these strange times all days are alike and equal.
But every cloud has a silver lining so I'm cracking on with my re-build....

I've now finished fitting the nearside wings.

Rear Wing by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

(the shiny blue paint is difficult to photograph inside my garage with reflections from the windows and the fluorescent tubes above)

Rear Wing by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The wing piping was time consuming and the joint between the front and back wings was the trickiest bit to get a neat finish. I used patent look smooth PVC 'leathercloth' over a 6mm plastic cord. Eventually I figured out that you have to bolt the two wings together before tightening the bolts to the body. Obvious with hindsight.

Wing Piping by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

And another weird shot off my 'phone.

Front and Rear wings by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Now I can finish wiring up the front lamps....
stay safe everyone,

......peter
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Old 9th April 2020, 00:17
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Outstanding! Nice...
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Old 9th April 2020, 20:14
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Looking terrific!!
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Old 13th April 2020, 21:03
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Default More wiring.........

Jack and Froggy, cheers for the feedback.

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With the nearside wings in place I could crack on with the front lights wiring. To meet the IVA requirements I needed to securely fix the wiring under the wings. To fix to the GRP wings I made up these pads......... I pop riveted these special cable ties to 4cm square pieces of aluminium. (I've had a packet of these cable ties in my box for years and never found a use before.)

Cable tie mounts by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I then glued the cable tie mounts to the front wing with a good dollop of PU adhesive. This time I remembered to remove the black schultz coating and I roughened the surface with some sandpaper.

Wiring pads by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I also bolted a cable tie mount to the side of the headlight shell.

Headlight wiring by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

After painting the support pads and surrounding areas, i have completed the headlight and front indicator wiring.

Headlight and indicator wiring by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The side light wiring runs along the upper wing support.

Side light wiring by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

..and the side repeater wiring runs along the lower wing support.

Side repeater wiring by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Now I need to do the same on the offside.......

.........peter
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Old 14th April 2020, 20:39
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Very smart and tidy!
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Old 21st April 2020, 19:10
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Default More wings.....

Thanks Dpa

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I've now finished fitting the front and rear offside wings. It took slightly longer than planned because I got distracted and started playing around with door locks and window winders, but more on that another time

Offside Front wing by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Fuel Filler flap by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I had a small problem with the fuel filler flap hinge which fouled the fuel tank 'rollover' vent. I lowered the vent with an m5 hex spacer.

Vent mounting change by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Now I can get on with finishing the front lighting......

Stay safe everyone.

............peter
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Old 21st April 2020, 22:20
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looking really good!
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Old 25th April 2020, 07:14
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Peter - As always, great attention to detail on the small things.

However, as more of the big pieces go back on, it is easier to see how good the overall result is going to be too.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 28th April 2020, 18:58
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Default Another milestone completed

Thanks for the positive comments, Jack and Paul

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I achieved another milestone this week by completing the external lighting!

Offside wings and lights. by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I was thinking of starting on re-assembling the doors but a bit worried I might damage them whilst working on the interior so I have decided to work on that first. At least that's today's plan ....

Stay safe..

........peter
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Old 28th April 2020, 20:11
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wise decision Peter. Looking great!
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Old 8th May 2020, 07:50
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I've not checked in for a while - it looks fantasic
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Old 14th May 2020, 08:06
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I've not checked in for a while - it looks fantastic
Thanks, Patrick.
Yes, it's coming together nicely. But still lots to do on the interior.
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Old 14th May 2020, 12:29
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Hi Peter, though I don't make too many comments, I am watching every step you are taking and I honestly have nothing but admiration for you. It is a pleasure seeing your posts, as every step you take I can't think of a better on. Keep up the good work.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 20:11
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Hi Peter, though I don't make too many comments, I am watching every step you are taking and I honestly have nothing but admiration for you. It is a pleasure seeing your posts, as every step you take I can't think of a better on. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, Amir. Glad you and all watches are enjoying my updates.

I'm currently working on the interior and specifically I'm making a centre console with an armrest to fit between the seats and hide the ugly Ford handbrake. It's taking a lot of time as it's evolving rather being designed and built. I'll post some pictures when its complete.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 20:17
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With your level of detail the interior will be as beautiful
as the exterior. I'm sure! Well done.
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