No not yet. But I will start one at some point. Had it two year. Finally got round to it. Just removed the panel that goes over the top of the exhaust tunnel that holds the seatsame in. What a fk that was to get off. Heaps of spot welds everywhere. Might just cut it out and replace with a new as damaged the tunnel getting it off. Cut the rear floor for fuel cell. My cell is a fair size as had it new for another project. Rear beam cross member was rotten so will fab a new member and install the fuel cell box with it.Is there a build diary anywhere??
Nice work ......Alright peeps...
So.. decided to give the steering rack a bit of a spruce up.. it was stripped/blasted/powdercoated and then just pop it all together..
Yeah... because its always that easy isnt it!?!
The needle bearing was a bit notchy (knackered) so i popped up to the suppliers only to be told they were unavailable.. a bit of head scratching and we decided the french were being typically awkward in using a custom bearing and to drop down on the OD to the nearest std size and i'd machine a sleeve to hold it in place:
Once that was all done I had a shiny rack:
So.. the pedalbox went in.. the rack went on and i started on the steering arms...
Aaaaaand another issue arose:
Ya see these little rod end spacers:
I found 3..
Guess how many i needed??
Yesssssss 4.. thats right!!!
So, after much swearing and cursing i decided to make 1... some bar was thriwn in the lathe and i fired up the Ateam music...
And just like Hannibal and the boys... i love it when a plan comes together!!:
Colomn was bolted up.. arms fitted.. we had steering!!
I did start getting pedals attatched but was running out of time and correct sized bolts..