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Old 16th May 2015, 11:57
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The ship is underway out of Southhampton!
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Old 16th May 2015, 15:36
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when I saw a pic of your car in the crate, I thought that was at you end already...
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Old 16th May 2015, 22:18
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No that was just photo proof it actually was finished...
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Old 16th May 2015, 22:32
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Will you have it by August?
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Old 16th May 2015, 22:56
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Should do. Also all I need to do is bolt the body on and I'm good to go
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Old 21st May 2015, 11:10
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I've been thinking of doing the floors in aluminium. However I'm finding it hard to find anyone to do it for me (I've welded steel once, I'm not going to try it on aluminium when my life will depend on it). So I may be happy with the grp floors or make them from 1mm mild steel. I should be able to get those done without much drama. Steel floor will mean I can weld it to the frame if I like, too.
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Old 21st May 2015, 11:42
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I used steel, Tim. Its going to be painted anyway, i wasn't worried about the weight...
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Old 21st May 2015, 11:47
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Why not folded and rivetted - it was good enough for race cars. Would bond quite well to the chassis and outriggers, so will be strong enough I would say
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Old 21st May 2015, 21:30
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Yes I agree Marc, it just that I don't think I can get bends crisp enough to satisfy myself, so was trying to find an aluminium fabricator to do it with a machine.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 08:04
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First attempt at a utube vid

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http://youtu.be/GQVvTzHL0VE
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Old 22nd May 2015, 08:10
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Sounds healthy, Tim.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 09:51
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garyh Sounds healthy, Tim.

Thanks Gary!
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Old 22nd May 2015, 10:46
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Tim, my floors came out well.

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Why not folded and rivetted - it was good enough for race cars. Would bond quite well to the chassis and outriggers, so will be strong enough I would say
Riveting and bonding would be heaps but Rego laws are it has to be fully welded in.


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Old 22nd May 2015, 12:14
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Gary did u have those laser or cnc cut? If so can u email me the drawings please? I looked on ur Photobucket. Nice work there.
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Old 23rd May 2015, 07:45
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New tyres: old and new (175/70/r13) continentals
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Old 25th May 2015, 10:06
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Testing via Instagram as I'm sick of Photobucket
https://instagram.com/p/3GdFF7Bxdk/

Well that didn't work well

Tried from Facebook too and no joy. Guess I'm stuck in the bucket. I've unsubscribed from the email I wonder if that will stop the whole thing from working!

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Tim I use Picassa online and it works well, Same as Google Photos but older :-)
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Old 25th May 2015, 12:59
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Thanks V I'll check it out
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Old 25th May 2015, 17:39
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Tim, I cut them with an angle grinder. I just got some steel and clamped it underneath so I could draw inside of chassis rail and outriggers etc...
Then drew a line approx 15mm from each edge, which gave me the floor area. The decided that the drop was 75mm, reducing to 25mm at the rear
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