Completed one side today, will flip it upside down or onto its other side and do some more progress whilst the girlfriend is away. Ive got all the plate cut out, just light grinding for each piece before welding in fully. And Whilst its on is respective sides the box sections are all being welded.
Will see how I get on Mon, Tues, but would like to get a little more done before we take off to Wanganui..
Last Edit: Dec 1, 2013 21:58:57 GMT 12 by mrdamage
No updates for awhile, mainly because I forgot, that and I've been busy with everything else;
Big thank you to Michael for his input/guidance & assistance!
Cut out and welded all the outriggers;
Finished the rear bar off;
Good mate John machined 4x Sets of stub axles to accept the 21mm Kingpins;
Made the mounts for the wheel gates;
And put the gussets in the rear of the chassis;
Cut & welded the plate on for the front bar as well;
Have also soldered up the ECU breakout loom - will leave the actual wiring for a sparky though. And after months of searching, finally found a steering box, complete with input shaft and pitman arm - all for roughly 1/4 of what I'd been quoted for one
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2014 0:10:41 GMT 12 by mrdamage
Sweet Howe steering column Mount I picked up from Summit..
Got the front and rear wheels on..
Accelerator Pedal mounted - AU Falcon pedal, Suzuki swift cable.
Forklift radiator, dowels through the bottom, and insulated with sway bar link Nolathanes up top
R32 Skyline 4pot. Being locked diff the single 4 pot will suffice, if its too much then I can drop back to a 2pot using the same mounts..
Re-made seat brace,mounts and should seatbelt mounts.
Driveshaft Cover 3mm Plate
Wilwood Reverse mount pedal Box. Before someone jumps in and informs me I cant use it. The Balance bar will be removed - and Im only running the single master cylinder for the brakes, clutch will still be utilised. - So it meets the rules as brake bias isn't allowed to be adjustible.
Sat the Jig on the ground, tyres are just touching now, sat all the arms in place - but not bolted up tight
Post by The Observer on Sept 5, 2014 15:37:50 GMT 12
Looks great Mr Damage - looks like your doing things right, with the right team, so keep up the good work, and can't wait to see you out there. Hopefully get to see an appearance at Greenstone Park with the other lads when it is completed!
Meeanee - Palmerston North - Greenstone Park - Te Marua - Greenstone Park (the return) - Woodford Glen
Went over to the coast to take part in the Bathurst enduro - was a lot of fun, think we may've even been leading it at one point too. But like a few cars ended up cooking it quite severely, however cooled it down and nursed it back into life to get out our 4th driver over the line and finished after a rather long break. At a guess managing some 70-80 laps in my stint? (just over half hours worth of driving) - Shoulder was feeling rather stiff lol!
Made some shock mounts, tacked them on..
Made the steering arm up..
Made a mount for the steering box and welded it in
Notched the top rail for the inlet manifold (40x40 inside, with 3mm plate underneath, lap & seam welded, then plug welded through the top) 3mm plate over top of the rail lap and plug welded - Should be strong enough..
Connected up the steering shaft with universals..
Forgot to take photo's but Ive finished the Torque arm mount for the diff, and have made the chassis mount for the Panhard rod, need to make the mounts on the diff yet..
Will also need to redo the pedals as there wasn't enough room for the left knee.. Thinking long pedals pretty much hanging from the dash area?
Last Edit: Nov 6, 2014 13:06:13 GMT 12 by mrdamage
Loosely copied the jig for the stub axles and welded the stubs up. Traced around the mounts so if these all work out properly will be able to cnc 4 more sets to weld up..
Traction Rod Done - Note its bolted in so that the middle mount can be used - otherwise you'd never be able to unbolt the heim joint
Panhard mount tacked in, friend kindly spun up a threaded sleeve with a large OD so it should be nice and strong..
Brakes in theory should be done, used stainless line - was painful to flare compared to normal bundy tube.. Just needs fluid and pads in theory.
Craig from Proparts sorted me out some adapters plus braided lines along with the various dash fittings
Redid the pedals, Brake shown here..
Clutch and remote reservoirs shown here..
Mirrors mark II, original ones from TWL were complete and utter rubbish - one stripped the first time I went to fit to the car. These are from the woodford glen shop, cheaper, and better field of vision, easier to mount too!
Just onto doing the seat belt mounts etc at the moment, getting very very close indeed!
Still about, closer every week. However the end of the season is fast approaching... Fuel Tank in and mounted (have since added braided overflow line)
Good mate of mine Dan popped a dash out of his mould for me..
Had to re-notch the top rail. Swap the Bowls over on the carb to a Holley one. Also will run the throttle linkage on the left (leaving accelerator pump on the right however). Blaine C/O Fast Blast also cleaned up my manifold, I went through and put stainless bolts throughout. He also cleaned up my seat and had it powdercoated poor mans Chrome (black lol)
Couldn't resist sitting my K&N Filters ontop with the offset base..
Another friend (coincidentally named Dan) spent a few nights and half a day wiring up the car for me. Did a top notch job, I was well chuffed with his efforts, looks very neat and tidy. Fuel Pump and lines are mounted, along with clips for brake lines etc.
Body & Bonnet are properly mounted too now
Perhaps my favourite shot of the car..
Driveshaft currently away being made. Front & rear Crush rails as of today are completed. Diff has been fully welded and painted, shimmed up. Motor is out, will seal and replace water pump etc. No plans or allocated funs for a full on race motor just yet. I do have a Cam & Race springs but some people reckon its best to leave them as is whilst the rest is stock?
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2015 17:36:31 GMT 12 by mrdamage