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    A few factoids about Cheatiní The Reaper:

    I named it ĎCheatiní The Reaperí as after all of the stupid **** Iíve done in my life, even Iím surprised Iím still hereÖ.

    The car was manufactured in 1938, making it 80 years old this year! Itís like taking your Granny and giving her heart, lungs, hips and knee transplants!

    Iíve been building it for 2 Ĺ years and spent approximately 1,000 hours on it so far.

    In total to date Iíve spent just over $6,000 NZ. A lot of the purchases have been luck, and in the case of the engine I sold off all of the ancillaries for almost what the engine cost me.

    Friends and family have donated parts and materials. Thereís a lot of washing machine, cooker and (now) cooker hood metal in the build.

    The reaction from Facebook/RNS/Old School and Drivetribe has been excellent. Itís definitely helped me get out into the garage, and pushed me to make it better than even I imagined.

    It will be finished by Christmas. Iím not saying which Christmas.

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    There are these holes in the rear floor panels that are necessary as the rear suspension mount top adjustment is higher than the floor level.



    So I made up these cover panels:





    They give around 35mm clearance so the suspension bolts can be removed/replaced with the cover panels in place.
    The inner parts of the covers follow the lines of the floor panels to keep everything nice and neat!



    One more mod and they will be finished!

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    Here's the last mod. Vertical fences that will allow the rear bulkhead panel to be fitted flat and without gaps.






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    George Foreman

    Or is it George Formby, I can never remember.
    Ayhoo, this is a waste basket:



    It is the same as waste basket in homes and offices the world over. I's not special or spectacular in any way.
    But it is made of expanded steel mesh which has been powder coated, and is far better quality than that aluminium ****e you buy from Halfords/Supercheap/Pep Boys (depending on your location).

    Relinquishing it from the bin was easy:



    Then cut it and shaped it



    So that it fits this:





    Remember that? it's the front grille surround that I made yonks ago.

    It will all fit into the bodywork like so:





    The body is gong to have to be massaged and thinned so that the surround is slightly proud and can be polished.

    And while I was at it I had a go at the rear roof vent:





    There's more mesh left, which is just as well because there are plans afoot for another vent somewhere........

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    i was just looking at my metal bin thinking now what can i use that grill mesh for! spooky looks great LL.
    Bicester scramble ,Medusa enjoyed the trip.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-7I7-nA19U

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    *hits like button*

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    Great out of the basket thinking.......
    Nuttier than squirrel shit

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    Brake fluid reservoir.
    Made from an old f**ked power steering tank, extensively shortened and 'boxed off'







    Connections to the master cylinder will be on the flat side which will mount flush to the firewall so it will sit with no visible means of support and no exposed hoses!

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    Like that!
    The studs will hold it firmly in place.

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    That is the nuts!

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