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« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2009, 11:01:48 AM »

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I know from past experience that you must be going home covered in grinding dust, feeling itchy from grinding dust and welding burns. And you also must be snorting out some great black boogers

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy, now that definately sounds familiar Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2009, 11:17:49 AM »

Pedro,

The other way you may be able to go is to cut the Y frame inner leg and make the mounting point under the floor. Re welding it to the way you need it to locate. Not sure if it will work without seeing it.

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« Reply #102 on: July 21, 2009, 12:11:38 PM »

Just went and had a quick grovel under the car, the floor still needs to come down about 50mm and can't be changed as the inner y frame leg(what i meant when i said sub frame) is hitting right where the gearbox support cross member is, at the moment i think the best way will be to cut a piece out of the leg, shorten it and make a new mounting point on the chassis rail, I'm itching to get out there and have a play but i've still got too much other crap i have to do first.
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« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2009, 02:06:37 PM »

I'm in the same Boat Pedro. I wish i could get out to my FC more often but i have heaps of stuff to do to keep the Handbrake happy before i get a chance to work on the FC.
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« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2009, 08:40:29 PM »

hi jas your build is a pleasure to watch. im doing a similar build myself but with an ek ute. ill be getting a commadore donar car soon and wish i had your idea of putting the floor in but ive already put pans in from rares . keep up the good work. stubbie
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« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2009, 09:00:42 PM »

Hey Stubbie,

The benefits of the floor are a few...
 - No seat rails to make to fit the bucket seats
 - Handbrake mechanism already to fit... no mods
 - Airbag sensor in place
 - centre console started... Need to make up to the dash
 - Gear box mount done ready to bolt in.
 - Tailshaft safety loop... Where the old 2 piece shaft mounted to the floor I now will make a safety loop.

So maybe something else to think about. The VT floor fitted a treat.  Grin

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« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2009, 09:46:07 AM »

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I'm in the same Boat Pedro. I wish i could get out to my FC more often but i have heaps of stuff to do to keep the Handbrake happy before i get a chance to work on the FC.
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy, I've heard rumour that there is a rare breed of women out there somewhere that don't mind their husbands going out to the shed and in fact actually encourage them to do so so they can have some free time Shocked Shocked Cheesy Cheesy.
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« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2009, 10:20:16 AM »

 
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I've heard rumour that there is a rare breed of women out there somewhere that don't mind their husbands going out to the shed and in fact actually encourage them to do so so they can have some free time Shocked Shocked Cheesy Cheesy.
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Geez I can top that!  Roll Eyes I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too!  Grin
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« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2009, 10:38:29 AM »

 Sounds like a great Model they produced Shocked I will take two or even three of this model please  Grin Grin.....I can't complain Jan let's me do pretty much what I like 99% of the time ........FC427......
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« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2009, 11:15:58 AM »

Geez I can top that!   I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too! 

Now we cant have that, then they will know what we get up to in the shed and all the secrets will be gone. Grin
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« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2009, 01:03:02 PM »

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Now we cant have that, then they will know what we get up to in the shed and all the secrets will be gone.

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy, definately can't have that happening. Wink

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Sounds like a great Model they produced  I will take two or even three of this model please
Don't you have to be a muslim to do that Grin Grin

 
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Geez I can top that!   I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too!
and Kathi we all know you are your fathers other son so that doesn't count Tongue Tongue Cheesy Cheesy

I can't complain myself really though, Mez has been pretty tolerant of my bike and car addictions over the years.
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« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2009, 07:37:16 PM »

After a week of having to work... How rude!!! Managed to get a day at it today.

Someone once told me that the fuel cap on the van was ugly so today the utes filler had to go.





Then managed to get the Panhard Rod done late in the afternoon... Will need to be tidied up on Tuesday




Also during the day got to start on the crossmember that will hold the coil over shocks. Doesn't look like much at the moment.



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« Reply #112 on: July 25, 2009, 07:45:29 PM »

 So with 260 days to go to the Nationals... I have 5 weeks left before I start a new job. Then I wont be able to get to the car until Christmas.  Cry

So my target date may be looking like a dead duck... will see how I go...

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« Reply #113 on: July 25, 2009, 11:08:11 PM »

5 weeks, that's about the build time for a car on American Hot-Rod, you've had a head start so it should be a breeze to finish with time to spare  Roll Eyes  Tongue
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« Reply #114 on: July 26, 2009, 01:41:14 PM »

Thats because they have 30 people on it and an unlimited budget  Tongue

i wish i could panel beat and be able to spray... I am crap at it!

Oh and Stinky apparently you know someone that does upholstery... LOL

May be able to get ideas other than grey!  Roll Eyes  Grin

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« Reply #115 on: July 26, 2009, 06:26:43 PM »

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i wish i could panel beat and be able to spray... I am crap at it!

Jason I'm only an amatuer painter myself and I'm still learning, if you take your time and pick up a few tips there's no reason you can't do a good a job, check out Alfios black beauty on page five he gives some excellent advice, there are also other sites out there that provide help just type it into google, after seeing the quality of the work you've done so far i can't see you having too much trouble.
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« Reply #116 on: July 26, 2009, 10:07:42 PM »

Oh and Stinky apparently you know someone that does upholstery... LOL
as a matter of fact Wink cripes that "grey" comment is going to haunt me to the grave  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #117 on: July 26, 2009, 10:37:37 PM »

Aha But what a fine comment it was Shocked Grin .........FC427......
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« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2009, 06:16:55 PM »

Aha But what a fine comment it was Shocked Grin .........FC427......

sure was!
and I'm not arguing with it either  Wink
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« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2009, 08:01:29 PM »

257 days to go!!!

Bit more done today... Spring hangers done... Floor finished.
Dummied up some pipe to replicate the length of the springs and get the angles correct.



Then used one of these to make this.



To go in here...




So thats nearly it for the floor pan...


Next finish rust spots, clearance for the coil over springs, finish subframe... so the photos wont be that interesting...

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