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Old 15th January 2016, 21:04
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After I have finished fitting the exhaust system, I plan to refit the body tub again to check all the clearances between the tub and the fuel, brake lines and the exhaust mountings, etc. Fingers crossed that there won't be too much re-work needed
Well.....I said that back in November last year before I decided to rework the exhaust system.
That's now all finished so last weekend I got my son to help me refit the main body tub to check the clearances, etc.

Firstly, the tail pipes exit nicely just beyond the rear tub.

Body fit Jan 2016 by marlinpeter, on Flickr

And the good news is that all the fluid lines and the exhaust hanger brackets are clear of the body tub.

Body fit Jan 2016 by marlinpeter, on Flickr

But,,,,,there is currently about a 6mm gap between the bottom of the spare wheel well and the top of the exhaust rear silencer box. I think I will drop the rear box by about 14mm to give a 20mm gap and for safety glue a heat reflective shield on the wheel well.

Body fit Jan 2016 by marlinpeter, on Flickr

....and the body tub is currently resting on this bracket which is another good reason for dropping the rear silencer.

Body fit Jan 2016 by marlinpeter, on Flickr

So one new bracket to make but otherwise every looks OK.

...peter
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