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    Not really a 'job', but I finally got round to finding someone to do the welding on the Cortina. Been humming and arrring about it for ages, every MOT it gets an advisory on the bottoms of the rear quarters and rear inner valence. I'ts not something I want to do outside, on my back (been there, done that, burnt holes in the T-shirt) but as the car seems to have become my 'project' by default I finally got my arse into gear. Found a place that understands what I want, owner has a rodded MK2 Consul and is building a late 40's US pick up with Jag running gear. They're going to do the quarters, valence, rear arch and front panel and valence, so I should end up with a solid base to work with.
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    Nice! Far better off getting it done at ya leisure rather than an MOT failure!!

    My niggly thing this week is to resolve this fecking steering issue I have dreamt up meself. I am convinced putting in a rag joint will put my mind at ease and steering not so chatty.

    Got two standard Capri arms which are original after all for my setup. Gonna chop em, sleeve, pin and weld - belts n braces as am a worrier...
    Lower is current setup - wish me luck

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    CDS tube sleeve, weld, pin and paint - one serviceable rag joint steering coupler and a nod to complying





    Quick mock up - will fit lock my nut lock plates and knock up an ali heat shield.

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    May be the angle of the photo etc or just the fact it is mock up BUT the rag joints doesn't want any deflection in it . May be an idea to knock up a mdf equivalent especially same thickness , and replace rag joint while setting alignment to ensure column is in far enough ?

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    Hi Kev, yeah it is just the pic, the faces are perpendicular etc if both parts are held in place - took kin hours of double checking and the joints are silky smooth. It's Pas so I imagine little effort this side of rack I'll bolt it all up and try without pump running

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    Well Kev, there must be a bit of deflection and combined with 30 year old, slightly oval holed rubber thing on full lock pressure it buckles. Gutted as it took a few days but a valuable lesson I couldn't see on the drawing board, now unsure if it's worth investing in a stiff neoprene thing to see how that goes. Hey ho

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    Lightbulb

    Never been happy with the headlining I threw up to get the car finished and having watched Hot Rod Trimmers thread thought I'd have another run at it over the winter.
    The roof's a one off so needed bespoke trim bits to cover joints.
    Used stout wallpaper for templates, chopped up 4mm hardboard, dampened them and lay them on blocks and weights lol. Very cool how it can assume a curve
    Sexy black lining glued on. Pushed it all in to place and screwed it on to see how it looks and keep shape whilst I'm on holiday Still loads to do but we'll chuffed so far, couldn't be bothered to remove seats and bloody exhausted climbing over em a hundred times. There is only one way to get in the back 'seat' area.









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    The rag coupling is normally the very bottom joint connected to the rack which keeps it more aligned . I think further up it acts like a weakend shaft a steh forces meet at that point Borgeson / Flamin River do a steering rubber joint that is like a metalastic type bush and can be fitted inline .

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    I did see those couplings but don't think there's a Capri compatible version.
    I hear what ya saying as the stocker attached to the rack must inherently be perpendicular with the uj the other end doing its business. I now realise lol

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    Think they are 3/4 double D coupling , should leave enough room to bore to cleaned up Capri couplings dimensions , pin and weld .

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