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deggsy 19th June 2015 08:32

Talked to Chris yesterday I am collecting the shell/frame next Wed

deggsy 25th June 2015 07:44

Went down and collected the body and frame off Chris yesterday no photos yet as it's still on the van waiting for my helpers to unload it this afternoon. It's looking very good and I am a few lighter can't waite to get started.

deggsy 25th June 2015 15:00

frame
 
The frame placed on the chassis :peace: all I have to do now is clean up the welds make locating brackets to bolt it down brackets for the steering rack, heater, pedals, safety belt mounts, weld on some earth tags And cut off the rear of the frame /boot support which I won't be using then paint it phew I need a rest just thinking about it
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Ollie 25th June 2015 16:15

So why are'nt you using the boot support...?

deggsy 25th June 2015 17:39

I would have to cut off the original boot supports which are part of the chassis I could use either it just seems less work to use the original ones? I may be wrong!!!

Ollie 25th June 2015 20:42

Ah i see..... Yeah you dont want to cut or modify your original chassis,
could lead to sva nightmares...!
I was just concerned that there was enough support for the rear of the body,
would be a disaster if a crack appeared after finishing it...!
All the best with the build...

deggsy 25th June 2015 21:00

I will have to shorten the floor supports a bit not too much I hope, it should be just a matter of sending off the logbook if but if they did want to inspect it then I could have a problem?

deggsy 28th June 2015 16:43

cut off the rear of the frame today (very carefully just in case) it should give me more boot space.
I've also modified the front drivers side to give me extra leg room for the herald pedals (Chris make a note it will need to be done am any future frames you make) Not in the photos but I've also made and welded on 13 of the 14 frame to chassis brackets, one more to go then it's make the pedal mounts steering column brackets heater and safety belt brackets.

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then I'll have to take it back off again to paint it agghhh:tape2:

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deggsy 9th July 2015 18:37

latest update
 
after lots of cutting welding and grinding then cutting out the mistakes more welding and grinding I have just about completed he frame which included 14 frame to chassis, 8 earth tags, pedal brackets, steering column brackets, heater brackets, and I welded in some diagonal bracing bars on the side of the frame. The only place I could fit the heater was in the passenger foot well so a bit of extended wiring and trunking required there. the frame is up on blocks until the paint dries and so I can drill the rivet holes for the front lower bulkhead panels. so far so good
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garyh 9th July 2015 20:31

pretty comprehensive frame, are you bolting body on at the side and gluing onto the flat plates on top?

deggsy 9th July 2015 22:10

yep you got it on one probably with some closed cell spongy thingy stuff on the top plates to allow for any flexing

Scottie22 9th July 2015 22:19

I would go for Sika-flex deggsy, it sticks like shit to a blanket and dries like hard rubber and will take any amount of flex.

If you put it on really thick it takes between one and two days to cure properly, but well worth the wait.
I actually Sika-flexed the bolts to the inside of my stainless bumpers, and there is no way they will ever come off.
But use the marine version, which is the best.

Axel 10th July 2015 07:36

I second that, Sikaflex Marine is the best stuff for this, I am using it for years on marine and automotive applications and I have never had any problems!!

deggsy 10th July 2015 08:20

Thanks for the info gents I'll get me some of that

deggsy 14th July 2015 19:37

over the last few days I have managed to get the lower bulkhead panels in place a pit fiddly as I don't have a sheet metal bender also to add to my misery the heater pipes and steering column are angled so I had lots of measuring and filing to get them all lined up correctly.
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also got the frame bolted on to the chassis and the fuel tank installed all in all not a bad few days. :humble:
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deggsy 26th July 2015 17:55

Not a lot of progress at the moment I have finished the lower bulkhead panels and made the upper one's
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I have also made one of the side panels

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Then my faithful sheet metal cutter of 15 years rolled over and died on me :eusa_wall: but then I managed to phone a friend and borrowed one

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So all is well again I can't decide weather to use the glass fibre rear panel supplied or make an alloy one both have issues I have also started labelling the wiring loom connections.

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Tribute Automotive 26th July 2015 20:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by deggsy (Post 69604)
Not a lot of progress at the moment I have finished the lower bulkhead panels and made the upper one's
[IMG]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/DSCF0676.jpg[/IMG]
I have also made one of the side panels

[IMG]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/DSCF0679.jpg[/IMG]

Then my faithful sheet metal cutter of 15 years rolled over and died on me :eusa_wall: but then I managed to phone a friend and borrowed one

[IMG]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/DSCF0677.jpg[/IMG]

So all is well again I can't decide weather to use the glass fibre rear panel supplied or make an alloy one both have issues I have also started labelling the wiring loom connections.

[IMG]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/DSCF0678.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/DSCF0680.jpg[/IMG]

Love the alloy panelling Derek.

deggsy 11th August 2015 17:56

Progress is slow but sure I have finished the main interior alloy panelling the fiddly bits around the doors can't be done until the body is fitted.

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I will have to make a gearbox tunnel cover as my fibreglass one is too long too wide and too high for the new frame i'v got enough alloy sheet but no angle to make the frame doh.

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The next job after that is to make a boot box in front of the tank

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Then I have to bite the bullet and cut the rear boot floor supports I've been putting this off for ages I'll have to cut about where the red line is (gulp)

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Scottie22 12th August 2015 14:37

Looking good Degsy
Brings back memories, you can never have too many rivets!! Keep posting,

Scottie

deggsy 12th August 2015 16:14

Too true Scottie I have just collected another pack of 200


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