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post #136 of 161 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:14 PM
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Nice solution for the trunk hinge mount


That darn money issue seems to get in the way a lot.
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post #137 of 161 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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So some updates...


It might not look much, but it is a major success for me as it's been bugging me for weeks now.
I will replace the bamboo stick with a carbon or alu one and keep it in the trunk on clips or something like that.





In the above two pictures, I have to:
do a little bit more grinding as the hinges are catching
repaint the hinges
tidy up the metal I have to cut off
retouch the roll cage, a few scratches....



What I have done there is quite simple, I have separated the hinges and cut off the bits that I didn't need.
There is a U-clamp on the roll-cage to hold half of the hinge, a steel spacer is used at the pivot.


As for the money, I've managed to save about $4500 so that will be used for the rear axle, fuel tank, rear brakes and maybe the wheels depending on what's left....
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post #138 of 161 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Some progress while I wait for a more parts to be painted, as in the rear valance, driver side rear quarter extension and the light buckets.












As the boot lid is bend and it has to be fixed, I have not riveted the plate yet.
I might work the plate a little bit more, as in the bending of it.
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post #139 of 161 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have now reached a point where I will have to start making BIG purchases, if I want to move forward with this build.
Sadly, with the Brexit (UK leaving the EU), the exchange rate has fallen on its face and I will now have two choices:
1. bite the bullet and carry buying (very very expensive for me now).
2. wait and see... for how long is the 1$ question, it could go in my favour or go worse.
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post #140 of 161 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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It followed me home, I swear...

(it's empty at the moment)
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post #142 of 161 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Nice Transit!
It's done up as a police van from back in the days , my friend's.
Full police front and back roof signs, blue light, siren etc....
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post #143 of 161 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Not much more has happened in my build but I've purchased the following from Shaun (SoT).

Got myself:

12x1.25" Rotor 4 Piston Forged Aluminum Caliper Brake System for DRUM Spindles


Big spindles

And a set of roller perches



And it comes without saying that Shaun's customer service is second to none.
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post #144 of 161 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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So the parts have made it to the other side the pond...
Had to fetch them from the courier company this evening.

First impression: holy mackerel they are big brakes
The calliper is quite light weight for its huge size.










I haven't been bothered to take a picture of the spindles, but I can assure you that's quality there.

The roller perches are amazing, first time ever I got myself a pair.
They are very well made, they look robust and the most amazing thing is that they are sooooo smooth.
I was holding the central bar and got the perches to spin and spin and spin without any effort at all.



HUGE thank you to Shaun for his patience with me, the first email I've sent him about buying the above was on the 19 of Feb 2015.... yeap that long.
I will without a doubt purchase more go-faster parts from Shaun this year.
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Those are some serious looking brakes!
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post #147 of 161 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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I've dropped the new and old axle housings to my roll cage builder to have the brackets welded to the new one. They also have to move one bracket from the old to the new axle.
Should take a week or two, I'm in no rush so it's fine.

Once that's back, the rebuild will start...... and if everything goes according to plans (we all know it never does...lol), I will get the car back on four wheels in no time.
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I've picked the axle housing las Saturday, with the brackets welded onto it.
And I've done a mock up install to make sure it fits as intended (read: are the brackets in the right location?...) and I tell you what, utter perfection.




I will paint the axle.

I have also checked with a string, the distance between the outer surface of the drum (I did measure with the axle in first, not shown in this picture) and the rear fender.
a Torq 15x7 wheel will fit nicely in there.






Also received more parts today to finish up the front suspension. I'm now back in business for the rebuild.

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post #150 of 161 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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some updates...


painted the axle:















and then the moment you realise you have put the drums the wrong way round.....
aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh

One of those face palm moment really....
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