small french hatchback

  1. DavidS16 Member

    Messages:
    114
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Absolutely tremendous, read this start to finish. Nice to see another 106 on here!

    Seeing the panelwork some of you guys do on here is both inspiring and crushing: its on viewing other peoples threads that I realise Im a grinder, not a welder! :D

    Currently attempting to rectify some of the same issues on my AX just now, but need to build some bars for my chassis roller

    Looking forward to seeing the finished build. Some of the Satchell stuff is cracking.
     
    Ianb likes this.
  2. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Practice is the key mate (and yes, if that fails a good supply of flappy discs is useful)
     
  3. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
  4. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    So... theres DEFINITELY a light at the end of the tunnel now....

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Just hope it isn't a train.....;)

    Great thread, I'm watching progress with interest. :thumbup:
     
    davenport likes this.
  6. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    This morning i popped down to the bodyshop to take the shell off the rotisserie and back onto the dolly for the final prep and painting to be done..

    Couldnt resist wheeling it outside for a look in the sunlight..



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    gav0994, knighty and slim_boy_fat like this.
  7. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Zane and the boys have been kicking on... the outside needed a fair bit of TLC, 20+ years have left its toll on the 3/4s...




    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    And once they're given some attention, its etch and high build primer...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    gav0994 and RustyBus like this.
  8. Cris B

    Cris B Every day welding is a school day

    Messages:
    450
    Location:
    Sefton
    It looks so much better now the whole car is in final paint... looking forward to the next update and the beginning of the rebuild.
     
  9. fixedfixer Member

    Messages:
    141
    Location:
    Scotland
    Apologies - unrelated to the car in question - but is that an MG Magnette ZB lurking in the background? Mmmmm. Interesting.
     
    davenport likes this.
  10. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Ha... it is indeed a Magnette
     
  11. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Well today was collection day..



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]


    And after a 20minute drive....

    She's home and ready for assembly


    [​IMG]
     
  12. fixedfixer Member

    Messages:
    141
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ta, thought it was. Back on topic the Peugeot is looking really good.
     
    davenport likes this.
  13. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    And so..... assembly begins...

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Quality control was present to keep an eye on things....

    [​IMG]
     
    gav0994, slim_boy_fat and DavidS16 like this.
  14. DavidS16 Member

    Messages:
    114
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Is the 106 just going to be for fun, or are you targeting competition?
     
  15. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Purely for fun David.... a bit of backroad bashing
     
    DavidS16 likes this.
  16. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Evening all.....

    Just a quicky - been fixing the 307 and diagnosing a gearbox issue on my 172..

    However!!!


    I unpacked the box of plating and anodising i got done over at peterborough plating - fantastic quality!!:


    [​IMG]


    This meant i could start assembling the front corners.. however the dolly i'd made for the bodyshop was going to foul the wishbones... so, i made a new narrow track 1 for the front and threw that on:


    [​IMG]




    Which, after a bit of dicking around gave me:

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    Now... all i need to do is locate the AP bolts and i can fit the discs up too!!!
     
    gav0994, Whakka, woody_02g40 and 2 others like this.
  17. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    Evening all....

    The dash has been over to Ireland for some TLC at the hands of DieselDave.. (worth a follow on instagram)

    I have to say its a really good job!!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And after a bit of wrestling it was in place (still a couple of brackets to attach it to the cage) the dash section of harness was clipped in and it was starting to look like a car again...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    So.. a casual 67hours at work this week meant not much time for the car.. but after a sunday morning double time stint i popped down the social club for some tinkering..

    Pulled up a rug, mother made me a coffee and i set about the discs:


    [​IMG]



    Resulting in:


    [​IMG]


    I did also fit up the harness shoulder straps according to:


    [​IMG]

    And started fitting the gearshift linkages thru the bulkhead - unfortunately a flat phone battery has limited pics for this update....
     
    Whakka likes this.
  19. davenport Member

    Messages:
    496
    england, cambs
    More fitting up done...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
    Whakka likes this.
  20. Woody.v8

    Woody.v8 Blue gluer

    Messages:
    3,339
    Location:
    staffs
    Nearly done ;)
    Nice job as always, it will be a tidy job when finished:thumbup:

    Ps. The nearly done comment was a bit tongue in cheek, because that's what I get when I'm building stockcars as soon as the cage is on, (if only:laughing:)
     
Advertisements