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#1261 CBR Jeff

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:10 PM

Looking good John. And happy Father's Day to you to.
Looks like we had similar afternoons. I had to get stuck into something to work off the big breakfast I was provided.
Happy days.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:53 AM

I was wondering what the finished weights were just this morning, after seeing pics on FB.

Suprised that it's not more, by the thickness of the steel used.

Looking good mate.

What's next? Plating, powder coating or both?



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:02 AM

I was wondering what the finished weights were just this morning, after seeing pics on FB.

Suprised that it's not more, by the thickness of the steel used.

Looking good mate.

What's next? Plating, powder coating or both?

 

A way to go before the decorative finish Simon, there are a few area's that need some over-welding just to make it uniform, in the meanwhile the list and plan is

 

#1    Get the rear lower control arms fabricated (The cradle is in the back of my car and I'm hoping to get to John Lange's this week to get him started on them)

#2    Get the new tunnel welded in

#3    Fit the engine trans diff control arms on the chassis and then bolt the body to it all to check fit

#4    Get the engineers out to inspect it all

#5    Pull it all apart and use David (Kato's) suggested paint Valspar TB543 on the chassis

 

After all that it's back onto the body and finally I can apply myself to getting the shell prepped for paint with a deadline of December 31st to get it to a paint shop for final color.

 

Cheers

 

John


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:59 PM

A way to go before the decorative finish Simon, there are a few area's that need some over-welding just to make it uniform, in the meanwhile the list and plan is

 

#1    Get the rear lower control arms fabricated (The cradle is in the back of my car and I'm hoping to get to John Lange's this week to get him started on them)

#2    Get the new tunnel welded in

#3    Fit the engine trans diff control arms on the chassis and then bolt the body to it all to check fit

#4    Get the engineers out to inspect it all

#5    Pull it all apart and use David (Kato's) suggested paint Valspar TB543 on the chassis

 

After all that it's back onto the body and finally I can apply myself to getting the shell prepped for paint with a deadline of December 31st to get it to a paint shop for final color.

 

Cheers

 

John

 

Hi John,

 

I checked out the the Valspar TB543, looks to be a good option, I like the DTM (direct to metal) aspect. Thanks for the info might just use that myself some day.

 

Cheers Jeff (J2)


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:13 PM

Hi John,

 

I checked out the the Valspar TB543, looks to be a good option, I like the DTM (direct to metal) aspect. Thanks for the info might just use that myself some day.

 

Cheers Jeff (J2)

 

Don't thank me Jeff, David (Kato) deserves all the credit ;-)



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:06 PM

Well after all that grinding, I can say that I no longer have an iron deficiency LMAO

 


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:32 PM

Nice John.
It's all shiny and new :-).
That would be a good line for a song.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:09 AM

Some hours in there John!

 

Looks great.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:11 AM

Thanks David

 

But I'm humbled in comparison to your results Mate.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

Hey John, I wouldnt say that. Just different builds done a different way. Yours is coming along fantastically and I love the out of the box thinking....mine's pretty conventional by your standards!


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

Hey John, I wouldnt say that. Just different builds done a different way. Yours is coming along fantastically and I love the out of the box thinking....mine's pretty conventional by your standards!

 

Not conventional at all Dave, much thought, great execution, preservation of the shell and delivering a great powertrain.

 

If anything, we have similar standards and aspirations and you have set a bench mark for my build ;) 



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:25 PM

While waiting for the rear diff cradle to return with the new LCA's...............

 

Decided that the front torsion bar mounts needed some reinforcement.

 

 

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:50 PM

:-) if you keep going like that John it's going to be unbreakable!
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:58 PM

:-) if you keep going like that John it's going to be unbreakable!
Jeff

 

Just thought the last thing I wanted was to be driving and the find one of the LCA's decided it would freewheel because the mount gave way LMAO



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:52 PM

Just some seam overwelding and linishing back today and boxed in the lower tosion bar mount points leaving boxed in access points for the torsion bar nuts.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:39 PM

Polishing polishing polishing.
You will have to just clear coat this. It will be a travesty to cover it in paint.
Nice work John.
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:55 PM

Polishing polishing polishing.
You will have to just clear coat this. It will be a travesty to cover it in paint.
Nice work John.
Jeff

No going down Kato's route with the KBS I'm afraid LOL






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