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« Reply #140 on: May 22, 2012, 09:42:13 PM »

what a great idea Jack with the boot struts


great work mate...what an inspiration and such a sweet looking car...nice paint colour combo and job

and the mags just shine and top the look off...

looking forward to seeing more as time and work goes on

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« Reply #141 on: May 23, 2012, 07:18:25 AM »

Looking very flash indeed Jack. it is going to look great with the rest of the trim in place.

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« Reply #142 on: May 23, 2012, 09:53:23 AM »


Jack, great progress; looking VERY sweet!

(and it's a pity your 'computer work' lags so far behind your build...  more pics ya slack bastard!!  Wink)

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« Reply #143 on: May 23, 2012, 07:58:50 PM »

Jack.... can you shed a bit of info on the boot struts ? ie. what's the length ? and major mods to get them to fit Huh

once again a great idea


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« Reply #144 on: May 23, 2012, 09:11:53 PM »

Guys,

My father in law owns gas strut recharge, so if you can tell me the size and pressure on the struts, I should be able to get them real cheap for anyone interested.

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« Reply #145 on: May 24, 2012, 09:15:03 AM »

Im guessing the struts are VT bonnet.
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« Reply #146 on: May 24, 2012, 10:59:01 AM »

Hi all, the gas struts are from repco part no RGS14689 the pressure is 240nm. I just attached them to the boot lid using 6mm rivnuts and attached to the existing spring brackets by a ball end which you will have to purchase separately. They hold the boot up easily but take a firm downward pressure to close. Hope this helps, cheers, Jack
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« Reply #147 on: June 03, 2012, 07:52:19 PM »

Thankx Jack for shedding some more light ( in detail...thankx ) on the boot struts... they look a treat

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« Reply #148 on: July 08, 2012, 09:02:37 PM »

Hi all, here a few more photos of the recent progress. All the chrome work and stainless is back on. I've taken the front doors off again to fit the door rubbers and to give easier access for fitting the headling. I am waiting on some windlace from the states. I found that Caddy Reproductions make a 3/8ths diam windlace which is close to the size of FC one. I tried some half inch windlace but it looked ungainly. While I've been waiting I knocked up a console and covered in vinyl, looks ok, just need to get a couple of gauges and a stereo into it. Got the windscreen washers working using Rover jets. Fitted some warning lights that I got from UK to the dash for high beam, handbrake and engine warning.  Will post some more photos when the windlace arrives and I get some trim back in. Cheers for now, Jack





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« Reply #149 on: July 08, 2012, 09:26:15 PM »

The warning lights look very period. The console also looks the part. Well done..

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« Reply #150 on: July 08, 2012, 09:34:42 PM »

Jack

All is looking very swish.

Would you have any further photos of the console.

I am trying to sort through an option for my own build.

The one you have built looks quite good.

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« Reply #151 on: July 09, 2012, 03:38:11 PM »

Here are some more photos Craig. I built it out of plywood and covered with high density foam and then with vinyl that was left over from the interior trim. It was a bit of mucking about to get the right profile to follow the tunnel but worked out in the end. The stainless panels will house some gauges and a stereo. Hope this helps, Jack


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« Reply #152 on: July 10, 2012, 08:21:00 AM »

I am waiting on some windlace from the states. I found that Caddy Reproductions make a 3/8ths diam windlace which is close to the size of FC one. I tried some half inch windlace but it looked ungainly.
Daleys can supply windlace in the correct size, only plain colours though, a shipment is due in the enext few weeks. http://www.daleys.com.au
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« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2012, 07:19:42 PM »

hi all, here is the latest update, the project is nearly finished, work has been a bit quiet lately so I have been able to do heaps on the car.The only things left to do are to sort out the ride height,  repair the steering wheel, and get the boot to seal a bit better.. After getting everything back on I found the rear end was 20mm higher on the passenger side. I am going to have that side spring retempered. Also found the steering wheel a bit low and hitting on my leg when braking. Had the column modified by Rodsracks . He made it collapsible and shortened it 4 inches. Has anyone else had this problem?. May have to do away with the standard wheel and fit a sports wheel.  Here are some pics of the end result.





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« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2012, 08:16:54 PM »

Its a work of art mate, very nice!!
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« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2012, 09:22:23 PM »


Looking very nice  Smiley

You should be well pleased with the result

Cheers Stewy   Cool
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« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2012, 09:46:49 PM »

Well done Jack, another one just about ready for the road. You have done a fantastic job, the car looks great and the interior is sensational, looks like you will be driving it before to long.
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« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2012, 09:49:10 PM »

Jack

Congrats on the a fantstic result.

Not too far to get it on the road now.

Thanks

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« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2012, 09:53:13 PM »


Lookin the goods mate, nice to see it all together

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« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2012, 11:19:25 PM »

Looks awesome Jack,well done. Cool
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