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Author Topic: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0  (Read 13227 times)
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« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2020, 01:05:31 PM »
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First application of filler. I used Fibral fibreglass filler, as it is non-porous and was covering a lot of welds and will finish off with a skim of regular filler.






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« Reply #101 on: April 10, 2020, 12:32:34 PM »
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Every little step, is one step closer. Did one of those small niggling jobs this morning, one I've been putting off, but turned out to be a lot of fun. Someone previous fitted a speaker to the rear parcel shelf, old skool style, with a drill and hammer. I don't intend putting a speaker there, so needed to fill the hole.








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« Reply #102 on: April 10, 2020, 02:59:05 PM »
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Did you do a bit of a hot-shrink here and there after welding?

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« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2020, 04:14:51 PM »
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Did you do a bit of a hot-shrink here and there after welding?

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No mate, not necessary.
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« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2020, 06:19:31 PM »
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Had a good Easter Monday. Got the underbody finished and coated in KBS rust seal, gloss black. Another milestone, and another item off the list.








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« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2020, 07:08:38 PM »
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Nice job Art


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« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2020, 09:29:38 PM »
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 what size can did you buy and how many coats did you get out of it on the under carriage
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« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2020, 07:38:54 AM »
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what size can did you buy and how many coats did you get out of it on the under carriage

Hi. I bought a 1 litre tin, 2x coats, still have enough to do inside. It really goes a long way.
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« Reply #108 on: May 04, 2020, 10:34:10 AM »
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good work!
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« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2020, 09:41:27 PM »
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good work mate ,yep ,can also praise that KBS gloss rust seal ,great product ,it also makes a great top coat ,..stay well Vern
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« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2020, 10:22:22 PM »
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Hell that is good coverage out of one litre.


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« Reply #111 on: August 18, 2020, 07:35:25 PM »
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Time for an update. I had to make a decision on steering column. I want to keep the camper bench seat, so wanted column shift auto. After some deliberation, I decided to go with a Toyota Prius column, with electric power steering.  All in all it would take 3 columns to get what I wanted, the Prius as the main column, a Toyota Tarago for the column shift mechanism and an original for the honeypot/indicators.  The Prius column is a good fit, we only had to fab a pile of mounts under the dash to provide the necessary support, but ensuring it can still collapse as needed.

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Here you can see the positioning of the electric steering motor:



shifter trial fit:



Added a spare dash panel to test fit and clearance:



Butchered the original column. Was surprised how easily the honeypot and indicators fit:



Installed front seat for a test fit of my body and get the column length right:



Happy times. Will finalise cable selector, intermediate shaft etc once motor/box are installed.






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« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2020, 08:18:01 PM »
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Genius at work. Iím amazed you made this work with the stock indicators and wheel.


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« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2020, 08:37:49 PM »
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Holy shit takes some balls and imagination to make that work. Awesome love it
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« Reply #114 on: Yesterday at 06:54:36 PM »
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small update. Just working on fiddly bits, getting the engine bay ready to bolt back on. All un-needed holes filled and smoothed, ready to drill more. Will paint underside and frames in KBS, epoxy the good bits that people see.











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