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.