Probably the penultimate post all the interior is now complete second door fitted and all working trimmers should be back early next week to finish the roof so wheels on sort the tracking and get her mot`d hopefully weather improves.
Had a couple of issues to sort after fitting the dash indicators wouldn’t work tuned out to be the switch itself but after stripping it down and cleaning and re-greasing it all well now plus dash lights wouldn’t come on but managed to sort that as well after taking the dash out again but first harness fitted with its seat steering wheel on all good the Chimaera seats are a good fit well pleased with the result,
Got a fair amount done in the last couple of days filled in the drivers side hole in the rear bulkhead made good round the roll bar fixings to the chassis behind the seats, finished the wiring to the new electric power steering refitted the gearstick and its rubber gaiter refitted the heater controls and I have run a bigger negative for the general electrical equipment particularly for the windows, fitted the number plates and the TVR logo to the front and the secondary 350i lettering plus cut back and polished the front half of the car,also fitted the harness mounts to both sides.
Quite a bit more wedge-ineering last couple of days fitted the front bumper panel and got the boot on with its struts had to reconstruct the hinges as the hinge pins had been replaced with 4mm bolts which allowed the wing to rub on the body as they where so badly fitted,all the lights now in except headlights just in case I need access to the connectors had to make new brackets for the driving lights including a complete new system for the passenger side as the bolts imbedded in the glass fibre where sheared I think it is slightly better than the original, I have built up the dash board with its refurbished clocks etc and will be building up the switch panel today, plus I have stone chip protected the sills just need the black on there this morning.
At last the painting is finished i got the mirrors and bezels topcoated, and primed and top coated the black items left to do. I have installed a new heater in the workshop, it is an old D8L Eberspacher warm air heater, does a great job – especially when glueing the upholstery. I have also been round to the trimmers to give them a bit of help, I stripped the two halves of the seats apart to make refitting the new upholstery easier.
Started work on the car again got the new plug leads made up and fitted plus filed and bled the blower lubrication circuit plus made up the blower to intercooler and intercooler to plenum pipe work just got to tig it all together and polish it ready for fitting. A few pictures today of the beginning of the upholstery.
Also fitted the fuel tank, all cleaned in and out connected with 7840 hose plus moved the fuse box to behind the passenger seat no loom extension needed so better than i thought started stripping out the engine loom ready for the emerald install tiging up the intercooler hoses tomorrow plus fabricate a catchment pot for the breather so lots of polishing to do pictures thursday camera went flat today