Archive for February, 2012

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Rear axle again.

February 26th, 2012

Today I decided to do something mechanical so I pulled off the rear axle. I’ve had it apart before and realised the differential was a bit buggered. I managed to find a replacement for that. Today I was looking closely at the axle housing and the nuts on the end that hold everything in place. […]

Firewall flange.

February 25th, 2012

Today I hammered over the firewall flange. I started by clamping the firewall to the car and using a little jig I made to draw a line in the correct place on the steel. I had already drawn a line when I measured the firewall up but that was before we bent it so I […]

Tweaking the front hoop.

February 20th, 2012

Tonight I came home and after a distracting argument about a pink woollen vest (it’s red!) I went out to the garage to measure a few things. As I expected the front hoop was somewhat out of whack. The top is correct but the legs were bent over a little. With this front hoop the […]

Spot welding.

February 19th, 2012

With the firewall all cut out and folded I set about spot welding it together. The spot welder has long copper arms and copper tips at the end. These are filed so the points are about 1/8 of an inch across. You basically clamp the two bits of metal to join between the arms and […]

Folding the firewall.

February 14th, 2012

Tonight I went with Joss to his friends place where we borrowed a metal folder to fold up the firewall. The main folds were done with this. Metal folding. Then Joss demonstrated how to fold up the other bends with a hammer, dolly and steel bench. With everything roughly folded we were able to clamp […]

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