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    I decided to run the front brake lines through the chassis (rather than under or over it), so made up these bosses which will be welded through the front chassis members. These started life as two ugly bits of steel bar



    Which were turned down to fit through a 16mm hole:



    Then drilled through, and tapped at the ends:





    The banjo fittings will be on the inside of the chassis, and run straight into the hard-lines. Neat and not intrusive.
    The male fitting will be on the outside and connect directly to the flexible brake lines.

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    Really neat, love stuff like that. There is a chap here Oh no not another Willys Gasser build, this time a Willys shop truck | MIG Welding Forum who does similar stuff. There are several of his projects on the forum and they make a great read.

    Is you project intended for road use or just track?

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    Road and track (hopefully!)

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    More flange....
    Turbo's have large 6-hole exit flanges, so I knocked up these to suit.
    They started as a sheet of 10mm steel with lots of holes drilled in strategic spots:



    Which were then cut out and shaped using a variety of power tools:





    And then had 'V-Band' fittings welded on:


    I seamed around the inside too!


    "V Band?" I hear you say, "Have you won the f*ck*ng lottery????"
    As usual, these came pre-loved, with both of the clamps and the other fittings for $60 (about 30 quid).

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    proper flange !
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    Back on the more substantial bits, I managed to get the upper seatbelt mount plate in place between Sunday and yesterday.
    The plate is 5mm steel, drilled and chamfered as required:



    Left and right-hand:





    The plate is seam-welded underneath the wrap-around bar in the vicinity of the mounts, and stitch-welded across the span.

    Under each side there are these triangular gussets which have again been mercy to the drill:



    The cage now looks like this:



    As there are so many joints, I've been red-oxide painting each joint as it's finish-welded so I know which ones I've done.

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    Brilliant weekend working on the car.
    I've now managed to finish-weld all of the rollcage joints and all of the main chassis joints (and the shifter mount, handbrake mount, seat crossmembers, gearbox mount, lower harness mounts etc etc..)
    I even managed to add this 'new' crossmember at the rear which will have the mounts for the rear radius rods welded to it. You can't see well from this angle but it is curved down in the centre to miss the prop-shaft.





    Next project is the body mount brackets. Stay tuned!

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    ...and as if by magic - the body mount brackets:

    Long one at the back is the rear body mount. This will bolt across the rearmost crossmember and weld to the bottom bracket of the (new) boot.
    Wider square brackets will weld between the 'A' pillar and the rollcage.
    Narrower square brackets will weld between the 'B' pillar and the cage.
    Missing from this picture are the very front brackets, which will be welded to the front-most section of the body (where the inner-wing would normally bolt to) and bolted to the engine bar sections of the cage. These were manufactured months ago and are probably already rusty!

    The smaller 90 degree brackets are the 'revised' front engine mount plates.

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    Here is the shortened driveshaft/propshaft (depending on which part of the world you live in)



    This started life as a Jaguar XJ6 shaft which has now had 460mm (about 18") removed from it's length.
    One problem I didn't foresee is the different diameter of the front and rear fittings, so there is a stepped steel ring which is welded between the tube and the rear yoke.
    Also in the picture is the re-modified gearbox flange adapter. This was made a while ago, but fitting it revealed a couple of necessary improvements that would make life easier in the future.
    Last edited by legendlives; 17-03-2017 at 22:51.

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