Archive for November, 2012

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Cockpit tubes.

November 28th, 2012

Last night and tonight I redid the cockpit tube around the steering wheel. I recovered that part of the car with cardboard then drew a line where it looked like it should go. Then I bent a tube to match. I did it in several sections all welded together. Cardboard again. There is now a […]

Under floor supports.

November 26th, 2012

On Sunday I spent most of the day working on my nieces christmas present but I did some work on the car after Joss came round for a visit. I added in the little caps that go on the ends of the stub axles. The lower ones went in fine but the upper ones I […]

Rear shocks.

November 24th, 2012

Today I cleaned up the rear shocks. These, like the front, are just metal plates what rub together with friction discs between them. A large spring puts them under the correct tension. I stripped them down and wire brushed them. I discovered the brass discs that go between the friction discs and the steel were […]

Front stub axles.

November 21st, 2012

I have no fitted the front stub axles and the steering arm and cross tube. Everything is loosely attached for now. The axle needed a little filing to be a free fit on the offside axle. The nearside had clearance but not enough to be able to fit in any washers to take up play […]

Hole swaging and new tyres.

November 18th, 2012

During the week after work I  had a go at swaging the holes in the side panels. It went rather well! I two two blocks of wood and drilled a hole in each with my hole saws. I then use my outer to router a curved edge to each of the holes. This I was […]

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