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    to be honest 69 ford i dont think the exhaust gets that hot. the cortina has the same set up and the chassis is painted and that has no burn marks on it.

    in order to keep making progress i made up a replica back box out of cardboard today so that i could fabricate the rear portion of the exhaust pipe work.



    with it hung in position you can sort of see where im going, trying to keep it looking like a type 3 exhaust.






    once the boxes arrive this week it should be a matter of just welding them in place. more pipe work and the exhaust tips came this week.




    also managed today to fabricate a cover for the clutch cylinder on the gearbox.




    still a bit more to do to it but its another job out the way. all the brake and fuel pipes are now fitted so thats another job out the way.

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    little bit more done today.
    finnished up the clutch cylinder cover,



    with that out the way it was on to the clutch pedal, got it mounted in the fassty and also got the reservoir cylinder mounted on the fire wall.







    pedals still want final positioning but i will do that once all the steering and seats are all finally set in place.
    starting to put the front sheet metal back on as the next task is to start laying the wiring loom in to the car,






    feels like the project is really going forwards now.

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    so sorted out the wiring loom this week so that it all runs to the right places,

    the plan is is to use all the original connections of the type 3 loom as i intend to use all the original switches.


    so today i made up the mount to mount the fuse box.


    came up with a position that suits this application and welded in the mounting brackets,



    with that done it was on to the exhaust as the rear boxes landed this week.



    see how far we get tomorrow.

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    got the mounts on the rear boxes tonight so bolted it all in place and heres how it looks.







    looks bloody killer, almost like the engine still at the back.

    even came up with a killer tip on the back box,



    nice and short.

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    while i am waiting for some more parts to arrive i thought i may as well have a go at making the inner front wings.
    started with the passenger side as that was the easiest one.


    mocked it up with cardboard to get an of of what i wanted but before i could cut it out of metal i had to make up the mounting flanges. shaped them, drilled them and run a bead between the holes.



    took 2hrs yesterday just to make 2 of these, what a mission. got both inner wings folded and trimmed.



    spent today making the panel under the brake servo, it was always going to be a funny shape but this is the stuff i really in joy building.





    still quite a bit of work to make it all fit but its heading in the right direction.

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    got a couple of days off so on with the inner wings.
    bit more done on the drivers side,



    took a bit of messing but it looks way better than i thought it would, it even still fits after all the welding.







    still need to finish the bottom edge with some 6mm bar but i do that later just want to get every made up so i no it all fits.

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    Nice work, will have to up my game when I start on the Countryman (and steal ideas!!!)

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    cheers budetta,
    we all need inspiration,

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    Loving the exhaust, I’d think it was a bugpack one even at a second look

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    thats the idea chaley,
    washer bottle arrived so got going on the inner wing.



    made up a bracket to mount the washer bottle under the inner wing on the bulkhead.



    as the neck of the bottle was to go through the inner wing i made up a cone,


    the cone was then welded on the under side of the inner wing.


    so that the washer bottle cap sits recessed in the panel.


    bolted both inner wings back with the rad and it all looks pretty good.



    still loads to do to the inner wings but its a good start.

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