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Mal W
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« Reply #160 on: February 08, 2021, 05:51:19 PM »
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Bonnet repairs

The inside of the bonnet had a fair bit of surface rust and a couple of holes on the front so I removed the front and rear inner bracing and acid cleaned the bonnet skin inside and out and sandblasted the 2 bracing sections.
The bonnet has now been sent away to get louvred








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« Reply #161 on: February 08, 2021, 05:57:44 PM »
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Next the alternator
I ended up getting a new 140 amp alternator and wanted to do a low mount bracket with the Gilmer belt set up.

I couldnít but one that was just going to be a bolt on so I had to make it myself. The low mount didnít give me much room to play with either









Was sweeting bullets with the length of the belt, but it ended up fitting perfectly with plenty of adjustment


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« Reply #162 on: February 08, 2021, 06:11:52 PM »
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I finally got the tyres fitted to the rims so I could cut the diff to length and get that area all finished off.

I ended up using 265/50/15 on the back and 185/65/15 on the front.
The rear tyres are a nice snug fit.













The front tyres Iím hoping will be ok for clearance to the guards






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« Reply #163 on: March 29, 2021, 11:06:39 PM »
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Bit of an update
Modified the wall behind the seat to move it back 50mm














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« Reply #164 on: March 29, 2021, 11:28:52 PM »
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Wow. A lot of work. Iím glad Iím only 6ft nothing. Got my seat back against the rear wall in my ute and there are two holes left on the runners.


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« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2021, 11:31:06 PM »
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Now started on rebuilding the rear tray floor
Firstly starting with the wheel arches, making them 50mm wider



















Now for the next side


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« Reply #166 on: March 30, 2021, 05:00:14 AM »
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Looks good, well done
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« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2021, 10:47:43 AM »
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Was wondering where you got to Mal  Grin
Love the work you are doing on this Ute it is going to turn out spectacular mate.
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« Reply #168 on: March 31, 2021, 07:03:59 AM »
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Now started on rebuilding the rear tray floor
Firstly starting with the wheel arches, making them 50mm wider



















Now for the next side


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Yesterday I got a bit more done on the LH rear wheel arch up to where I decided to do a bit of fuel filler surgery while that area was still accessible.

Been struggling with the fuel filler option in my head for a while and bought a flush mount filler door that I was going to put in place of the original recessed one.










This change came about as I was going to have to change the routing of the filler tube, due to the inlet on the Mustang tank being in the middle at the back





So ended up not using the new filler door at all and cut out the original recessed one and filled it in all together





The old one cut out, and new piece marked out ready to trim and fit











Nothing like welding on a big flat area and then spending the next couple of hours slapping it up to get the wobbles out of it


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« Reply #169 on: April 04, 2021, 09:51:13 AM »
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Hi Mal
 Fantastic work throughout. look forward to see finished results.
Who have you used for engineering?
I have a ute also. I've just picked up a VY with V6.
And so the journey begins.
Cheers Ross
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« Reply #170 on: April 04, 2021, 11:31:38 PM »
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Ross
All Vehicle Certification Services did my ute.
Randal HASWELL a great bloke to deal with.

https://au.linkedin.com/in/randall-haswell-a5087651
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