First Paint

Not a bad day yesterday, cleaned up the other rear bearing carrier and got the parts finally cleaned for paint, then etch primed them and undercoated so ready for top coat monday, dont sound much for a days work but prep takes time, also stripped some of the gauges out ready for the new dials plus took delivery of the autograss powered steering column so i can get to work on the carbon fibre work to strengthen the dash fixing area plus the brackets and stiffeners to the pedal box.

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Shock Deconstruction

Another good day today built a press to remove the bushes from the wishbones and shocks, plus pushed them all out, second coated the manifolds and crossover, needle gunned the bearing housings from the rear axle plus stripped the shocks down and cleaned them up for paint, springs are the only thing to be powder coated it really is the kiss of death on anything else, just a few pics to illustrate the ongonig work, thanks for looking

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Collected Chassis

Havent been doing enough to update lately but that changed today, collected chassis and sundries, exhaust etc. from prospray all looking great, finished needle gunning the diff supprised at the amount of rust on the casing, finished masking all the engine components get the paint thursday, also first coat of black velvet on the exhaust and manifolds looks good already, plus been doing a lot of research on the ignition retarding sort of got my head around it more to follow on this when i have it sussed,the last picture is a complete car in bits on the shelves just realised ive got to put it together again.

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Outrigger Welding

Another good day got nearside outrigger on plus welded on all the new fixing nuts to the brackets, made a couple of brackets either side to fix stone protectors to the front rails once its back together plus fitting light channel fixings for the seats dont like the idea of them just fitted to the glassfibre, finish them tomorrow and take it back to prospray for final blast, zinc rich, zinc phosphate and g5 black topcoat then on with the engine build that is all back tomorrow so its all happening, just acouple of pics to update chassis work.

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Chassis Shotblasting

Got the chassis back from preliminary shotblasting started removing affected areas made a jig for the outriggers, removed the heater from the body plus got rid of the original battery box and the bump that protudes into the wheel arch, i make a stainless frame for the hole that is left and an ally or glassfibre door to fit makes any work on the heater so much easier, battery will go behind the passengers seat or in the boot, just one pic of the shotblasted and primed chassis.

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