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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2020, 09:02:24 AM »
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Geez Mal not a lot of floor left there mate Shocked but by the looks of the work you have already done it won't be a problem for you.
Loving the photos.
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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2020, 03:58:56 PM »
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Thanks Neil, no not a lot left. Nothing like a challenge.
Errol, still got the FB. Haven't even had any genuine enquiries on it either. I've set my bottom dollar at 50k, If I can't get that for it, it can sit in the shed with the others.
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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2020, 01:52:26 PM »
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Continuing on with the front floor support.
Making the transmission tunnel







Finally both front and back sections cut to shape of the tunnel




Then I used cardboard shaped into the tunnel and fitted the front and rear tunnel sections to get the shape of the top of the tunnel




With the pattern made I cut out the top of the tunnel section, shaped it and fitted it into the tunnel and retrimmed the front and back sections to fit then started welding






With the tunnel all welded up I took it out to clean up the welds




Once that was done I refitted the tunnel and welded it all together






All done for now just needing the underside of the tunnel section to be made and fitted. I may leave this open just in case I need to trim it up a bit when I trial fit the engine and gearbox.






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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
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Brilliant, Mal.  It looks like you have a clamp for every conceivable application . . .

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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2020, 09:18:19 PM »
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Lovely job Mal. I hope the trans fits.
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Clay

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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2020, 07:44:46 AM »
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Great stuff mate ,she lives again ..stay well Vern .
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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2020, 08:01:09 AM »
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Mal mate   I was just looking at yesterday ..  Now you done one could you maybe make another .. Wink Grin

Looks really nice well done
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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2020, 08:51:17 AM »
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Nice Mal very nice.
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« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2020, 12:30:16 PM »
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Amazing metal craft. There is so much talent in this group. Its amazing. Thanks for posting the fabrication sequence.

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« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2020, 08:37:22 PM »
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Just spent a few day messing around with the RHR wheel arch repair.

I ended up getting a wheel arch cut from another ute. Started by removing the inner wheel arch part from the cut and sandblasting the section I was going to use.

So this is the wheels arch in its unrepaired state




Next I cut out the rusted section and exposed the also rusted out inner wheel arch section






I started by repairing the rust to the inner section first










Then to trim the new section to fit






Then all welded in doing a small section at a time trying to keep the warping to a minimum






And finally all ground up and done



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« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2020, 08:39:54 PM »
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Very nice work mate.
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« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2020, 09:35:08 PM »
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. . . I'd say you succeeded in keeping warping to a minimum.

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« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2020, 10:53:50 PM »
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Great job Malc. Yes the panel above would have been very susceptible to distortion. Iíve got to do the same repair on my EK van when I get to it. You did well to get a nice solid cut as this is another of the tailor made rust traps that the General kindly endowed us with.


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