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    A bit more for you all,

    The steering column shroud starts to get rolled in steel (tried ally, but too difficult to weld without distortion in small areas)



    rest is rolled up, and slit in half for easy access to wiring etc, ign tube is also made up here,



    bottom half fitted to car, with ign barrel welded in, stalks are Capri.



    all finished with a coat of epoxy black primer.



    Ooh, ooh, ooh, new toys



    And rushed out to car 5 mins later (as you do )



    Now the new struts were on, I could sort out the steering rack mounting, for the correct alignment. As you can see, it interfered with the chassis a little ???



    So some chassis cutting was required, with new tube (6mm wall) fitted for strength,



    Then new rack mounts were constructed, which looked great, but subsequently did not hold the rack firmly, so had to be scrapped



    A good nights sleep and an angle grinder, saw new solid mounts fitted, doing away with the rubber ones.



    Chassis rails all filled and tig welded up again,



    and steering rack fitted with no movement anymore



    New vented disc's and calipers fitted, which completes the front end.

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    I got some roof bows donated to me, which was nice ;D



    Made a steel shroud for the old fashioned sounding horn, and fitted it under the floor,



    Then embarked on the tedious job of welding steel over the original 'grooves' where the leather(?) was wedged into to nail the trim into.



    This was fitted with 4mm threaded inserts, so the new trim panels could be screwed on easily.



    Next job was to alter the front dash area, as the 4" filter will not fit under it (friends 3" used to mock it up).



    and with it cut out and recessed upwards,



    New ally panel is made up to finish it off,



    More soon

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    Got some new shiny bits so the back now has springs/shox,



    Then back to body mods, passenger door top had a large gap, so a filler peice was welded into the door frame,



    Close up of the filler pieces in the door frame.



    With the door frames done, it was time for fitting the rear wings, which did not fit, lol. Some chopping of the fitting flange later and they were somewhere close.



    First new section of glass flange gets layed into place.



    There was a bit of a gap at the rear though,



    And the front needed some surgery too,



    And glassed up again,



    Flange gets nearer completion,



    And the finished new flange,



    Mmmmm.........I said flange,

    Wing all fitted correctly now,




    Next job, chopping the window frames down,

    Take one replica frame, and cut into 7 peices!



    Add some reinforcing rods,



    Then grind out both sides and glass it all together, (before & after),



    And do the same on the rears,



    And fitted back on car, with old door card fitted,



    And the new side cards and window surrounds fitted to the car,



    Then I had bit of a bonus at work, so I got the laser level out to find the rear centreline of the car,.....



    What for you may be wondering......

    Well this quick mock up made at work with ally and masking tape might give the game away........



    And look what I finally took delivery of, , a new snowplough front wing extension section, more on this later on.....



    Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode

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    Tonights instalment,

    I got the wing back from Robinson Race Cars, built to my spec, shown here with the mock up spill plates,



    Some of the end fittings for the wing,



    Cutting the chrome moly aero tube, you don't wanna ask how much this stuff costs :o :o but it has to look right, eh?



    Letting the ends into the tubes,



    and all built & fitted to car, with new spill plates,



    additional bracing had to be taken to the roll cage,



    and a frame made up to fit under the boot hump to take the downforce (it can generate up to half a ton of pressure, depending on wing angle), this had to be done in 3 sections to get it around the body braces and seatbelt mount areas.



    And the brace fitted into the car, bolted into reinforced sections of the rear tubs,



    Stay tuned folks

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    Hi and welcome back to the next episode of Anglia modding

    Now that the rear wing is finished (damn it looks good ) its on to more mundane stuff again, like door gaps........which were too big....tape gives a guide of the gap size.



    So some 1/2" x 1/8" flat bar was welded to the door edge,



    and trimmed back to the correct gap,



    Moving forward on the car, the glass flip front now needed to be fitted properly, the first job was to get the rear of the wings supported properly, so I made up these bolt on supports, with nylon skid plates on them, (which will be bolted in csk holes).



    Next, the front was not equal on both sides, so the tyre/arch gap was too tight on the drivers side, so the arch had to be cut out & moved up 3/4"



    Clamped in place,



    ground out and glassed in on both sides,



    More work on this in a later episode..............

    going back to metalwork, a job I'd been toying with for a while, fired up the grinder & took off the top half of the gutters, now they are easier to paint behind and modern car size.



    and fully seam welded to body,



    Door trims all epoxy primed at this point too.



    Bonnet scoop after 5 sessions of sanding/filler/sanding/filler....... just the inside to smooth out now,



    and that the end of tonights show folks, be sure to tune in to the next exciting episode, lol

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    Back to the flip front, which did not fit that well (for me anyway),
    To get it to line up with the body better required some major surgery,



    And all glassed back on the inside prior to grinding out the outside and glassing that over too.



    Passenger side required the same treatment,



    The swage line did not line up on th drivers side either, so it was ground off and a new one built up in glass again,



    And smoothed off with a quick coat of primer,



    As the weather was nice at the time I got sidetracked and painted a load of parts,



    Now back to the big bit!

    Trial fitted after cutting loads away,



    And it dident fit, so a lot more cutting was needed,



    Some major slicing of the front end later saw it at this stage, clamped to a plank of wood to keep it flat & level,



    and with the first few layers set, it was turned over for proper glassing up.



    Front is now ground away for the glass to be added on this side,



    And rolled out in the garden just so I can sit and stare at it thinking WOW!



    I made some reinforcing angles in glass, and bonded these to the bonnet lower side to support the scoop better, special weights were needed to hold these down



    four skims of filler saw it at this stage, but its not right yet,



    tune in tomorrow for more

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    Another layer of filler saw it at this stage,



    and 9 layers saw it finally to my liking



    As weather was good, I got a quick coat of primer on the roof panel as well, (built at work )



    Next job was trimming back the rear of the wing for a landing panel and also to clear the lower door hinges, I made a cast and carefully trimmed the wing off from it, leaving a small section bonded to the cast.



    Passenger side did not fit so well, so wing had to be extended



    Drivers side basically finished, now needs tidying and the Dzus fastener fitted.



    More soon

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    The extended wing end is now glassed and filled prior to adding the landing panel and trimming back,



    All filled and Dzus fastener fitted, just needs some paint,



    The flange on the arch edge was badly laid up (gelcoat lifting off base) so it had to be ground off, and built up with some new flowcoat, then some filler to get the correct profile,



    Front is 90% done here, fully primed, just needs the edges gapping which will be done when the body gets prepped.



    On to some of the smaller jobs next, I got some stainless bends and welded up this 'S' shape to get the bottom hose to line up,



    And I was not happy with the dash design that I had done, so had a bit of a rethink to get the guages more central,



    then cut the whole lot out and added threaded inserts around the edge,



    So the new ally insert can bolt in,



    Next was the rear wings, all the circles are areas that need attention,



    And the dreaded gel coat cracks! these are all ground out and will be filled with new flowcoat, Dremels are good for this,


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    While rear arches are off for prep, it was time for fitting some of the electrics, waterproof flanges and trunking go in,



    Wings fully prepped & primed,



    Some glass loops were cast up for fitting the conduit to the flip front,



    Indicators are fitted to front after hours of wondering where to put them,



    Scoop gets additional bolt fixings added with ally bonnet plates,



    Rear wings fully stone chipped and glossed on the inside, outside will be done with the rest of the car.



    Scoop with fixings in place and coated with flow-coat,



    And finally the scoop and dash panel get done in black epoxy primer.


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    Another update for you,

    A quick shot of the brakes and line Lock,



    boot lid gets prep work,



    and all smoothed out and primed



    inside done,



    Trim panel made up and fitted,



    New better fitting floor panels go in, with a CV boot used as a brake pedal gaiter,



    Floor now completed,



    doors partly stripped prior to going to media blasters,



    and the insides, not too much rust for 54 years old


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