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good to see it progressing
The following pictures may not look like much work has gone on, but it has taken me many weeks of mocking up, measuring, trial and error before finally getting the work done.
The car is very narrow, and routing the steering column to the rack has been very fiddly. Every time I thought I had it cracked during mocking up, I found a problem elsewhere to sort out.
Not moaning - I've enjoyed the work and learned lots doing it. Its not the most pretty job, but it has had to be quite heavy duty to supporting the weight of the pedal box and steering column.
The photos aren't brilliant - and the box section supporting the body shell doesn't help clarity, but I hope it shows what's gone on.
Original pedal box before chopping and welding
Not much room round the side of the engine.
Round the side via 2 rose joints
Though the pedals
Iron mongary holding the pedal box to body
I never said I was the fastest worker in the world.... if you want to see what has been happening since 2012, look here:
I'll be putting my own updates on this thread to avoid trying to take the credit for Wayne's work.
looking forward to seeing this build move along
You can go fender less,once you have passed the test? I love small English tin..don't give up dude
As I'm starting from scratch on this I may as well design and build the car to meet the regs.
Reading the manual is a bit of a nightmare and I'll probably be pestering people here for advice on this in the future.
Its a bit of shame in some ways as I love the fenderless look and think it would really suit the shape of the car, but I've decided to go for full fenders & running boards etc.
Old'uns may remember 'Jam Roller' from the 70s - I really like the look of that car, especially from the back, and in some ways its similar to the Morris 8. I'm still undecided whether to keep the body almost stock or whether to chop and modify in the same style as Rolller.
The body is not in as good condition as it looks in the photos sadly, quite a lot of rot at low level, but the top part is pretty nice still.
As for the wooden chassis Jeff, not sure if I will use that as I cant find nails big enough for the engine mounts!
Are you going to build it to pass the BIVA test ?
Will you be varnishing or laquering the chassis. LOL
Body looks in great condition.
Nice, looks cool.
Keep the updates coming.
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