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  • 16-07-2019, 11:35
    hot rod trimmer
    Quote Originally Posted by legendlives View Post
    I'm no trimmer, but funds (and pride!) dictate that I do as much as I can myself.
    My first attempt at auto trimming - the transmission tunnel.



    The material is upholstery grade metallic blue vinyl, and coincidentally exactly the same colour as the paint I have for the two-tone of the car. This really was a coincidence as both the vinyl and the paint were bought from 'a local auction site'.
    I'm reasonably pleased with the job, but had I have realised what a b*st*rd it was I might have made the tunnel a different shape!
    you should be happy with that for your first go at it
  • 14-07-2019, 21:25
    legendlives
    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    that looks snuggy and toight ...toight ..like a tiger .
    I wouldn't know, I've never been 'intimate' with a tiger.......
  • 13-07-2019, 14:36
    ivanhoew
    that looks snuggy and toight ...toight ..like a tiger .
  • 13-07-2019, 06:57
    legendlives
    I'm no trimmer, but funds (and pride!) dictate that I do as much as I can myself.
    My first attempt at auto trimming - the transmission tunnel.



    The material is upholstery grade metallic blue vinyl, and coincidentally exactly the same colour as the paint I have for the two-tone of the car. This really was a coincidence as both the vinyl and the paint were bought from 'a local auction site'.
    I'm reasonably pleased with the job, but had I have realised what a b*st*rd it was I might have made the tunnel a different shape!
  • 10-07-2019, 12:13
    blackpopracing
    Ha!

    It pays to plan ahe
    ad!
  • 10-07-2019, 05:48
    legendlives
    Back when I built the chassis and was trying to foresee the flow of fuel lines, brake lines etc I made this bracket to take 22 x -8AN bulkhead fittings for the fuel lines:



    Unfortunately I was obviously having a bad day because it's proximity to the (spanky new) brake disc is obvious.
    Out with the grinder & drill, and several moments later:

  • 07-07-2019, 02:51
    legendlives
    I know what you're all thinking: "We won't see any work on that car now he's gone and got a bike project too."
    Well nothing, dear reader, could be further from the truth. I am like a swan - calm and serene above the water but paddling like f*ck underneath!

    Today's work was the culmination of weeks of fab and prep:



    The trailing arm front mounts are welded to the crossmember, link brackets mounted between the outer fulcrum pin and the shock mount, and the links adjusted.
    New spring & shock in place. Front links between the inner fulcrum pin and the chassis in place:



    At the back of the hub the anti-roll-bar (mounted to turned-down shock pin) is fitted and adjusted:



    Obviously it's all got to come apart again to pretty and paint the chassis and components, but it's nice to see that everything fits!
  • 26-06-2019, 08:32
    28Chevy
    Excellent job on the screen surround LL, 👍

    You did the right thing, I had the ‘pleasure’ of attempting to help 2 friends repair and install their brass ones, the Austin one looked Ok but was a real pain to fit back in. The Dodge one looked OK but 3 new screens broke after a few days driving ☹️
  • 26-06-2019, 05:11
    legendlives
    The time to start prettying stuff up has come!
    First off, the top of the motor.
    Standard cam-covers are a bit uninspiring....



    But rummaging around the 'reaper parts bins I re-discovered these:



    Don't remember where I got them or how much I paid. They are laser-cut 5mm aluminium.

    A quick clean, bonding session and a blast of Ford Blue paint, followed by a quick rub down (ooo-err) and voila!



    They now exude a kind of 60's racecar vibe,



    Hole in the front is for the plug leads to pass through.
    Problem is that everything else now looks so untidy.
  • 26-06-2019, 05:01
    legendlives
    Quote Originally Posted by 69 ford View Post
    What you need is load of black silicone wiped all around it now
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