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« on: December 22, 2009, 11:45:21 PM »

Here is a photo update to where it is at. My upgrade includes fitting the V8 and other bits from a VN donor.

[http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/ac49/WhiteFC/WhiteFC%20Progress%20Dec09/]

Currently gutting out all to get the modifications started

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 12:05:57 AM »

I will it try again  Huh Huh Huh Angry







Some of the left overs will be for sale

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 08:41:20 PM »

Hi mate, what seats are those ?
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 10:35:56 PM »

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Dare I say it, they are out of a F#*^ KB Laser with headrests removed.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 10:41:32 PM »

FCOV6

Dare I say it, they are out of a F#*^ KB Laser with headrests removed.

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 Thanks, they look good minus the headrests.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 10:47:19 PM »

FCOV6

I am not sure with the current mods planned as I may need to refit some headrests.

My thoughts are to refit headrests and then make up a cover plate to cover the mounting holes.

What's your thoughts

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 02:08:46 PM »

If it worked before i'd leave it as is, you dont need to change the seats and if the engineer says you need headrest then just refit them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 11:44:36 PM »

Oh how it seems so far away yet so close.








The typical birdsnest



The subframe and firewall just need a cleanup as both Brake and clutch M'Cyl have leaked and eaten through paintwork.

I have managed to modify the VN wiper motor similar to Brett FCs. I have also had to modify the mounting crank using the VN taper and the original EK mount (??). The reason for this is to give enough depth, through the firewall, to allow the crank rotate without hitting anything due to the shaft on the VN Wiper Motor being about 1 cm shorter. The modified crank increases the distance between the shaft mount and the wiper arm mount to about 15mm. I will get some more photos to show the mod. I would like additional thoughts on how this may be a cost effective option for those seeking the two speed wiper motor option.

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 03:41:45 PM »

Update 2010

I have started the mods firstly with the new transmisson tunnel.

Firstly was the deed of cutting the old tunnel out. That was a little daunting Shocked Shocked





Then came the fittiing of the new tunnel which I tec screwwed in as per advice from another post.



Then the job of welding it in. The larger task was to clean up all the old sound proffing on the floor.











I have since started to mount brake booster and have my front end back to mount back in and start sorting the Engine/Transmission position.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 11:55:16 PM »

Nice progress.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 12:38:11 AM »

Here are some more progress shots. I have repaired the pax side A pillar, LHF floor as well as manufactured some engine mounts to get the correct height and position at the firewall.

One of the motivators is to get the damn steering wheel on and drive it out of the shed Grin Grin Grin


The pearled wheel is courtesy our friends at Bega. It is a white and cream pearl with the chrome seperator bands. I am really happy with the result. Now I just need to rechrome the horn ring and sort out the steering wheel badge.
 
Here are my rust repairs












Here is my dog Molly who was missing for a week during the QLD Floods. Thank god she is back home Grin Grin Grin


Trial and error has gotten me through the engine mounts. I have slotted the mounts onto the engine to allow me to move the engine forward or back about half an inch. Running Gilmer Drive so will need a little more room

In we go Huh Huh


About 15mm gap to firewall

Pax side mount

Pax side mount from front

Front view of Drivers side engine mount

Top view of new engine mount bracket


Next is the gearbox mount. Any advice from the gurus would be appreciated. Wink Wink

I have also had the VN Diff shortened and looking to connect all brakes etc. in the next few weeks.

Until next time

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 08:00:10 AM »

oooooh Pearl Steering Wheel - must commend you on your good taste!  Wink Cheesy

So pleased to know that Molly is safe and well and home again - I bet she could tell you a tail tale or two about her time away.  Smiley

 
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 10:38:13 PM »

Oh if only Molly could talk. Grin Grin Grin

Really happy with the pearled wheel. Should set the interior up well.

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 10:00:38 PM »

Just a quick progress report.

I have completed all the underfloor strengthening and have modified the under floor subframe and manufactured a new transmission crossmember.

Also manufactured a new handbrake lever to suit match the VN cable to the original FC Handbrake front cable setup. Now looking to maunfacture new brake lines and fuel lines to suit.

I have also fitted B&M shifter, rear diff, front end and modified steering column.

I will upload some photos shortly.

Very chuffed a my enigneer came over and passed all these mods. I also quizzed him on the engine capacity ruling and for my car all will be OK to fit the 304ci.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2011, 08:45:11 PM »

Here are some photos of my mods passed by the engineer this week:
Gearbox Chassis mounts. These are made from 65 x 45RHS and have been reinforced with 40x5mm strap with captive nuts welded into place.



On the Car


Gearbox Crossmember was made from 50x50 x 2mm RHS and 25 x 50x 2mm RHS the plated with 65x3 mm strapping and 50.







I also have some photos of the fuel tank I am getting made by a friend. I am going to trial fit the LED reverse lights onto the tank as you will see.






Progress is slow but  I am just trying to make sure all is OK before I move to the next stage. There are other shots to come and will take more photos tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy them.

P.S. If there are any other amputees out there on the forum please PM me as it would be good to have a chat.


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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2011, 09:34:55 PM »

Looking the goods mate, keep the photos coming!! Doesn't matter how small the progress is the satisfaction of getting something else done is great.

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2011, 08:10:07 AM »

That is looking good from where I am sitting. Well done and time is only something that passes in the night......
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2011, 09:40:26 PM »

Well here is some more photos of the handbrake setup as well as the shifter I have fitted.

This setup as you can see is very basic but it does the job.








You will see the handbrake lever on a slight angle downwards so that there is enough clearance for the front cable when it is attached to the lever.



I have used the outer handbrake cable retainers, off the VN, but may need to extend them off the floor about 60mm to give me more room for the tailshaft. Other than that it all fits pretty well.



Just a few shots of the trannie shifter as well.






Have a good week everyone.

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2011, 08:42:39 AM »

Hi Craig,

Thanks for posting progress pics.

Just a question with regard to the chassis rails.

Did you go up through the floor with the rails?

it's certainly a beefy trans mount, not worried about it hanging too low?

I know mine used to be the lowest point of the car.

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2011, 08:43:23 AM »

forgot to add.. nice work.
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