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Old 17th January 2019, 20:54
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Well 12 months has come and past since I started work on the car, in the last month or so seems I have gone more back than forward. Taken out all the floors inner wheel arches, but this has allowed me to move out the rear wheel arches so they are parallel to the wheels now. Re fitted the floors and made a boot space to go behind the seats will have a fold down door fitted latter. I have also made a role cage this will help with seat belt mounts etc.20190116_162843 (1).jpg

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Old 22nd January 2019, 20:45
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Looking good.
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Old 22nd January 2019, 21:56
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Managed to get the hole cut out for the front grill, been putting it off for to long so had a go will decide how to make the grill later.20190120_152244 (1).jpg

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Old 14th February 2019, 21:41
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Been slow progress over the last month but have fitted the top to the front bulkhead and have installed the steering column, from a Corsa and other bits all works nice and smoothly and have fitted the brake pedal and brake master cylinder. Had to move this over to miss the steering column motor, as it is going to be an automatic gear box I linked the brake and clutch pedal together and moved it over enough, small steps but going forwards.20190205_195417 (1).jpg

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Old 15th February 2019, 19:26
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This makes me feel humble. Respect!
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Old 15th February 2019, 20:49
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Thank you much appreciated. I am trying to do this build as best I can on a small budget so having to pick up a mix and match of parts, so takes a bit to think out side of the box to get round problems. But get there in the end if not on the first try.
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Old 21st February 2019, 12:53
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I have always had to work on ' The object is no expense' principle. Time richer cash poorer. I don't think it is possible to get it right the first time because when I have I immediately find a better way.
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Old 21st February 2019, 17:54
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Yes always works that way hindsight is wonderful wish I had some.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 20:11
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Have managed to get a bit done this week, made the lid for the brake master cylinder and box in the ends of the bulk head and have also made one of the door frames so going Ok.20190303_140515 (5).jpg

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Old 3rd March 2019, 20:13
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Door frames look great, as a novice welder, i am envious.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 21:11
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Very well done!
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Old 4th March 2019, 08:11
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Thank you I am only learning to weld as I go along I got a welder when I started this project had a friend weld up the chassis and all the important bits and I have played and done bits as I have gone along.
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Old 4th March 2019, 13:36
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Looking good. A minor point, would having restraint straps for the prop shaft be a good idea?
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Old 4th March 2019, 20:24
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Yes I will be putting a prop catcher in the ducting is just to give me an idea of size so I can mock up the tunnel, as the car is quite narrow I would like to keep it as small as possible thanks
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Old 16th March 2019, 17:49
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Managed to get some time today on the car bad weather love it. so have made the gearbox cover and prop shaft cover so moving on and can see some good progress, and in the week I have made the second door frame. The next job is to join the two half of the bonnet together.20190316_153204 (1).jpg

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Old 16th March 2019, 21:58
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I envy your skill and artistry. That is looking seriuously good.
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Old 17th March 2019, 06:52
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Thank you for you kind words much appreciated
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Old 17th March 2019, 07:43
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Keith - This is really coming together now.

Good luck with the bonnet and the rest of the build.

Cheers, Paul.
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