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Mike Evans
April 3, 2017, 9:41pm Report to Moderator

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Here's a bit of an update for those who are interested

There has been a hold on the project due to a garage move, didn't quite realise it had been 6 months though.

Here she is in her new home



Need to make a new build table that is adjustable as the floors aren't good enough for the drum system

Bought some banded wheels off a friend though, had to try them on, only want banded rears I
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rustbuckit2011
April 4, 2017, 9:39am Report to Moderator


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Looking great! I love dished mini wheels


1960 Herald Coupe Replica - mazda, datsun, and all over the garage floor
1964 Herald 1200 coupe - standard.

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Jonny-Jimbo
April 4, 2017, 9:40am Report to Moderator

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I was just thinking the other day that this build had gone a bit quiet. Good to know it's still ticking over in the background.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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RAGTOP
April 6, 2017, 9:39pm Report to Moderator

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Hi, Ive missed it,  i realy like reading about this a very interesting project.  alan
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Mike Evans
April 14, 2017, 9:18pm Report to Moderator

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Bit done over last few days, first job was to build level table


Car positioned and levelled

That took care of a few late nights this week

Got a bit done today but don't feel like it, made a rear put rigger from some box and plate but no pics, then started side rail again from box section. I'm going to have exhaust exit the passenger side sill so notch was required

Hole cut

Plate rolled and tried in


All welded and dressed


Got a stainless exhaust from an omega for £20 so started to see how parts were going to work


Then home time, tidy up tomorrow too late in the day


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ferny
April 14, 2017, 10:13pm Report to Moderator

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Nice. I'd like you get mine out just behind the front wheel but it's not going to be possible.

Are you raising the floorpan for the rear tub?


Acclaim - fully working and on the road
13/60 Herald - mx5 powered and other such fun things, legal enough...
Mk1 2000 - it's still alive, just sleeping
Expert 815d - the slug

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Mike Evans
April 15, 2017, 6:14am Report to Moderator

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That was where I was looking at to start with but no room, yeah I'm going to build all the mechanical items and then modify the body to fit, the passengers floor pan will have a small tunnel in it next to the main chassis rails to allow the exhaust to run down there and the rear tub floors will all be reworked,

I'm also thinking about putting the fixing points for the seats on the chassis for strength
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JohnD
April 15, 2017, 9:35am Report to Moderator


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Mike,
I hope you find this as a compliment, but your project IS very Binkie!

Have you seen the motorised level table in the BO workshop?
John


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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Mike Evans
April 15, 2017, 9:23pm Report to Moderator

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Yes I can defiantly see where you are coming from, I've seen the table and it's impressive but that would be most of my build budget right there.  I'm from a crash repair background so I'm used to using bench jigs and that's what mine was modelled round,

Another few hours today, made centre outrigger from some 60x40 box with the off cut from the rear outrigger welded to the base, mainly because I was running out of 100x50 box and this one didn't need to be as heavy duty


After this's also got a c notch for the exhaust it was engine back in time again


Then rather than start the other sides out riggers I fancied a change so cut up the omega exhaust and played with some bends to make up the exhaust


I'm trying to build as much as possible before the body goes on so I can do all modifications before the shell goes away to be dipped, hoping to build the full car apart from the wiring
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JohnD
April 17, 2017, 8:53am Report to Moderator


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BO doesn't stand for Bad Obsession for nothing!

Please keep on reporting - 'm looking forward to the result.
John


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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Mike Evans
May 13, 2017, 9:32pm Report to Moderator

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As if it's going on for a month and this is all I've got done

Finally finished the other side outriggers, this has been a slog as it doesn't look like I've made progress. However all the centre rails and outriggers have now been remade in 3mm box section, feels so much sturdier now


Started to refit body again today ready to make rear chassis extensions and body mounts, passengers foot well has had to loose a bit more room but it's ok will keep the feet warm

All body mounts had a 5mm timber block added (couldn't find any factory spacers and was keen to crack on), all mounts have the same size packers and everything lined up nicely so must of done something right


Minor bit of tub spread to sort on the n/a bit pretty happy with the panel gaps so far

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Jonny-Jimbo
May 15, 2017, 2:27pm Report to Moderator

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Looking awesome!


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Mike Evans
June 12, 2017, 8:42pm Report to Moderator

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Havnt had much time on the old girl recently but got an afternoon in yesterday

Job plan was to sort out the rear outriggers so the body was solid, these took some figuring out as they needed compound mitres on the ends




I've had to weld temp art braces to the table as it has a bit of flex in the rear diff area at the min, will have a bolt in brace to stiffen all this up and some gussets applied once the body is off again

Another 2 hours of messing got me door gaps like these


Just goes to show that just because it's an old car stuff can still be made to fit nice, I hate bad gaps on a nice car just ruins them
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Mike Evans
September 2, 2017, 10:09pm Report to Moderator

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After a 3 month break its back

Bit of cad today to box in exhaust in passenger foot well
Then made in steel

Next was the minor issue that the chassis was in the way of the steering rack

So out came a new jig to relocate the bonnet tube once I'm done then out with the grinder

And there you go rack now has a space to live

Going to look at the missing support for the suspension next time, needs a bit of looking at and tea drinking for now



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Mike Evans
September 2, 2017, 10:10pm Report to Moderator

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Rack image too big but here she is



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