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mr_pr

posted on 13/11/08 at 10:51 PM Reply With Quote
The build up to now...

Felt a bit left out of build update threads!

After the first week of being able to build I have

Cut all the Ali panels
Fixed most of the above panels
Fitted rear suspension
Cleaned up donor parts, sprayed and re-assembled drive shafts
Fitted side panels
Fitted brake, fuel lines









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bigrich

posted on 13/11/08 at 11:02 PM Reply With Quote
looks like your makeing great progress Ed,
Just a small point, are the shockers spec'ed for inverted use. If so great, if not the rears are upside down.
Apart from that "Cracking job"

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omega0684

posted on 13/11/08 at 11:08 PM Reply With Quote
just a recommendation but i would leave all panels until as late as possible before fitting.(especially internal panels)

makes it a lot easier when you need to get ur hands & arms in tricky places, like when fitting the engine, drilling rivet holes for p-clips, wiring loom, steering rack mounting etc

looking very tidy though

p.s shocks sre upside down

[Edited on 13/11/08 by omega0684]

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Mark G

posted on 13/11/08 at 11:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by omega0684
just a recommendation but i would leave all panels until as late as possible before fitting.(especially internal panels)

makes it a lot easier when you need to get ur hands & arms in tricky places, like when fitting the engine, drilling rivet holes for p-clips, wiring loom, steering rack mounting etc

looking very tidy though


My thoughts exactly, My Indy isn't too far off being driveable and I haven't got a paned secured yet.






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mr_pr

posted on 13/11/08 at 11:32 PM Reply With Quote
I thought that when fitting but Mark tells me all WorX kits have re-valved shock absorbers!

It is incredible that I can spend a whole week in the garage and I haven't been even slightly bored yet!

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Flamez

posted on 14/11/08 at 06:01 AM Reply With Quote
its looking good





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MikeCapon

posted on 14/11/08 at 07:29 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mr_pr
I thought that when fitting but Mark tells me all WorX kits have re-valved shock absorbers!


It's well possible that the shocks are re-valved. However, 're-valving' a shock will not change its ability to work 'upside down'.

You can check fairly easily if the shocks will work upside down as follows.

1 Take off the spring and grip (gently) the valveblock (adjuster) end of the shock in a vice with the shock vertical so the rod is uppermost.

2 Adjust the damping to minimum and then, by hand work the shock from full open to full closed several times. If all is well you should feel a smooth, continuous resistance to movement.

3 Invert the shock with the rod fixing in the vice and the adjuster end uppermost. Repeat the full open to full closed several times. If at any time there is the slightest lack of resistance during the movement the shock is not suitable for inverted use.

This lack of resistance is unlikely to be consistent as it is caused by air in the oil (not good) which will be pumped around during the shocks operation, intermittently stopping the shock from working.

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dogwood

posted on 14/11/08 at 08:20 AM Reply With Quote
Neat...

Do like your checker plate flooring.
Wish I had used that instead of the flat.

I like seeing how other peoples builds are coming along, keeps me going.

So come on Guys, lets see more build pic's
After all this is a Builders Forum


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mr_pr

posted on 14/11/08 at 08:41 AM Reply With Quote
it is the small chequer plate. Cricket weave i think it is called.

You can see it better in this photo

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speedyxjs

posted on 14/11/08 at 09:17 AM Reply With Quote
Nice work





How long can i resist the temptation to drop a V8 in?

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justinnewton

posted on 15/11/08 at 07:37 PM Reply With Quote
That's coming on quick matey! I've nearly finished my first attempt at building a car and one of the things I would do differently next time is to put the bodywork on as late as possible. I guess I wanted it on sooner so the car would look finished quicker but it has been a pain working around it.
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omega 24 v6

posted on 15/11/08 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
Looking nice so far.


quote:

it is the small chequer plate. Cricket weave i think it is called.



We call it barleyseed at work.





If it looks wrong it probably is wrong.

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mr_pr

posted on 11/12/08 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
Quick update to the build so far...

After failing to use a small 90deg rivet gun on the large floor rivets I couldn't work out how I could get it higher in my garage to the easy riveter, I was having an out loud think to my sister when she said "Just put it on the tyres!"

I immediatly scoffed at her and told her to "not be stupid as it would be even lower." To which she replied "No you idiot, the pile of Land Rover tyres in the corner!!!!

So here is my sisters perfectly Locost method!


Since then I have, got all the brake lines in and onto the master cylinder, made a mash of the first hole position but fortunately it is covered by the washers and the cylinder. Good job I cut it small at first!





The diff, now painted black is in and the driveshafts are ready but for some reason the black hammerite didn't dry properly and seemed to bubble on the bare metal? Maybe the cold weather meaning it takes 24hrs per coat to dry



Hopefully tomorrow, sand off the crap paint, clean up, repaint and then fit the rear drivetrain, discs, calipers...







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grusks2

posted on 13/12/08 at 01:20 PM Reply With Quote
When i did my floor, i turn the chassis uoside down to rivet the floor, loads of room for a lazy riveter between the roof and chassis

Also on your rear brake 'T' piece, whats with the 2 small copper pipes coming out, your braided hoses should screw into the 'T' piece.....?





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posted on 13/12/08 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
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mr_pr

posted on 13/12/08 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
The braided hoses will fit to the little copper pipes. Just to make it a bit easier to fit... Marks advice!

The rivets in question were the outside edge rivets, I had already don the rest 'upside down.'

Just by now the car was a bit heavy to just flip over!

[Edited on 13/12/08 by mr_pr]

[Edited on 13/12/08 by mr_pr]







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posted on 13/12/08 at 06:25 PM Reply With Quote
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mr_pr

posted on 8/1/09 at 11:22 PM Reply With Quote
Well after a week of some highs and lows with relation to the build I am back on track. Also, do to future commitments with work I am unable to build after Feb. So, I need to be on the road by end of Feb. Which means some serious building needs to be done. I am quite confident though.

Anyway, some more pictures of the build at the moment. (Notice the garage suddenly gets tidy as I had a huge, 1 hour, tidy at the end before I took some more pictures!)

Spraying the back of the seats black


Assembling the seat frame


In the car... Not bolted in.


Rear wilwood assembly. Notice the extra washer by the spacer? This has gone now. At first the disc was catching on the caliper, but after tightening everything up there was loads of room!




Front suspension, Disc and wilwood setup



Steering rack and arms




Dash mock-up



At the end of todays work...









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bigrich

posted on 9/1/09 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
Thats looking really good mate, Keep up the good work







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mr_pr

posted on 9/1/09 at 11:26 PM Reply With Quote
Spent the whole of today measuring, re measuring, measuring again as today I was doing the dashboard. So in normal fashion, here are the photos! I am very pleased with the results. The empty holes in the last photo will be filled by Engine Start (Centre Hole), Brake warning and Horn.

Lots of construction lines on the Masking tape.


Positioning the clocks.


Checking it in the car


The clocks fit and are level!


Ready for Clocks, switches.


Looking good! The coloured buttons operate Clock Functions, Top speed recall (speedo healer), Engine Stop!








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mr_pr

posted on 11/1/09 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
Not the busiest of days today. But I got the front and side indicators on.

Then I dropped it onto its wheel (for the first time!) and got the engine in! Woohoo!

Time to get it plumbed in and test started!









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mr_pr

posted on 5/2/09 at 08:46 PM Reply With Quote
Few more photos of my latest progress....





[Edited on 5/2/09 by mr_pr]







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mr_pr

posted on 7/2/09 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote
Wired the rear half of the car up and the dash over yesterday/today. Got 80% of the rest of the car done too....

First test was sidelights/tail lights and dash lights, clocks, starter relay... They work! Sweet!







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RK

posted on 7/2/09 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
Technical question:

How did you get your lights to stay in the rear arches? I am afraid mine will fall off!

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bigrich

posted on 7/2/09 at 04:47 PM Reply With Quote
Mark and cut a hole in the wing leaving a small tab either side to screw the lamps too, then just retained with 2 self tapping type screws into the arch, surprisingly secure.

BTW cars looking great Ed

[Edited on 7/2/09 by bigrich]

[Edited on 7/2/09 by bigrich]







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