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Old 23rd September 2017, 19:33
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Hi

Your comments on the rear wings of my 275 are fair, but it looks better with recent photos:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...t=5477&page=16

Good to be on holiday, but there's still a lot of finishing to be done.
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Old 15th December 2017, 00:40
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I'm back from a hiatus with a much needed update. Firewall and tunnel construction



Wire wheeled the floor pans while I was in there



I made the tunnel area purposefully high to make the stabbing the engine in easier.

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Old 15th December 2017, 00:41
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tight fit






To finish the firewall I'm still unsure if I want to seam weld and dress all the welds or just tack it every inch or so and neatly mask and seam seal.
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Old 10th January 2018, 22:13
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I have some progress on getting the car steering again and I finally started on the rear axle upgrade as well.
The steering column and wheel are from a saturn vue with power assist (obviously). It was really straight forward to fit up. I forgot to document how I did the mounting brackets but it was very simple.







I was able to use the factory firewall grommit as luck would have it it

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Old 10th January 2018, 22:14
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The shaft already had a splined to 3/4"dd joint where it attached to the steering rack on the saturn. It was also the perfect length and that made it easy to connect to the stainless steering shaft material I purchased. I am going to anchor the section of steering shaft that runs parallel to the inside of the frame rail using a 3/4" heim joint. I will weld a threaded bung in the frame and the heim will thread in to that. It will also allow the steering shaft to be pushed off the frame rail a little bit as well. You can see there is some interference with the joint and the frame rail close to where it comes through the firewall.
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Old 10th January 2018, 22:15
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Next I have started on the rear axle. As I may have mentioned earlier it is out of a late 90s ford explorer. Disk brake 3.73 gears, 31 spline axles. It was originally 59.5" but by cutting down the driver's side axle tube and using another passenger axle I could make it 56.5" to match the front axle width.



no turning back now...

Using a little angle iron on either side allowed me to keep everything true while I tacked it up. I used a straight edge on the axle tube all the way around the circumference to double check as well.




Now I can move on to fitting it up in the car with adjustable link bars and brackets.
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Throwing this in here because I thought it was a neat photo.
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Great work as always
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Wow. Great work indeed.

Itís a bit like Project binky without the shite jokes (see YouTube for binky )

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Thanks Red and Dave,

I've got sucked into that binky show now!
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Old 11th January 2018, 20:28
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Thanks Red and Dave,

I've got sucked into that binky show now!
Enjoy binky
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Old 12th January 2018, 17:00
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I'm lovin' your beautiful welds.

Keep up the good work, Paul.
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Thank you Paul!
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Old 22nd February 2018, 14:11
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I took the car to a friend's shop who does roll cages and traded him some welding work for this. *We bent and tacked some 1 *5/8" down bars to connect the A pillars to the frame rails. * It's surprising how much this changes the look of the car at it's current state. *Even though these bars will not likely be seen once the body is on I'm pleased with the design, clearance, and finished look. * It also gives me something to build the radiator and bumper*support from- I'm thinking I may make that removable so the engine is easier to remove and install later. *I will be finishing the welds on the down bars soon and will seal up and epoxy prime the front end, firewall and floors. *There's a little surface rust starting to develop, especially after transporting the car in this humidity, and I want to nip that*in the bud before it gets out of control. **











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Nice.
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