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« Reply #1215 on: August 27, 2017, 04:08:56 PM »

Yep, think you are right.
Replaced the pop rivets with solids and got the other side finished as well. They are not perfect but not too bad seeing as they were hand beaten. Considering redoing the rear end in aluminium but I will need an English Wheel to have much chance of success.
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« Reply #1216 on: August 27, 2017, 06:47:30 PM »

Thank God -he makes mistakes, like the rest of us! Smiley
Nice to see you back at it Dave.
We all make mistakes Andy, but choose not to post em on forums ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1217 on: August 31, 2017, 08:23:51 AM »

Thank God -he makes mistakes, like the rest of us! Smiley
Nice to see you back at it Dave.
We all make mistakes Andy, but choose not to post em on forums ? Roll Eyes

I'm quite happy to post my mistakes. Not so happy at making them though but I post as I go along, even if I don't know if what I'm doing will work. We all learn from making mistakes as well as our successes. Smiley
Talking of mistakes, the pic reminds me I have to make a new gear lever, as the existing one isn't IVA compliant.


Started to fit the skins to the frame and so far it's going OK. Sorry about pic quality but there's not a lot of room.
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« Reply #1218 on: August 31, 2017, 10:04:17 AM »

Yup, I always think that by being the stoopid one & making the mistakes, I might be saving someone else a lot of hassle & maybe encouraging them to put a bit more thought into their own project -it's a mutual learning experience Smiley
Why doesn't the gearshift comply Dave? Edges not rounded enough?
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« Reply #1219 on: September 02, 2017, 08:31:42 AM »

Why doesn't the gearshift comply Dave? Edges not rounded enough?

Yep. Exactly that. When I started this project it was just going to be a 'simple' re body but things change and now it's being build to IVA standards.
Shame about the gear stick, as I really like it and it took a lot of effort to make. I could make covers for it but prefer to make something similar that is just in line with the regs. Half the fun is making stuff that wouldn't normally pass, like that rad cap. Can't have a bonnet mascot but can have a very interesting radiator cap, as long as it actually is a working filler cap of course.
Body skins are on and now i'm struggling to form neat, rolled edges on the front and rear of the bonnet tops. Main problem is exactly matching the scuttle and rad surround, as I won't use any filler on this.
Almost there on the first side.
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« Reply #1220 on: September 02, 2017, 01:48:08 PM »

Nice Smiley
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« Reply #1221 on: September 02, 2017, 04:24:22 PM »

Struggling ? I wouldn't know where to start ? Grin
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« Reply #1222 on: September 12, 2017, 05:15:03 PM »

Me neither, so I just keep hitting it till it fits.
Both sides done front and back. Could be better. Also riveted together with aluminium angle underneath to increase rigidity. These top sections will be fixed in place with Dzus fasteners rather than hinged.
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« Reply #1223 on: September 12, 2017, 08:38:50 PM »

You do have an impressive front end Dave Smiley
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« Reply #1224 on: September 13, 2017, 03:10:55 AM »

Why thank you sir.  Kiss
I also have a big curvy arse end. Cheesy
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« Reply #1225 on: September 13, 2017, 07:26:38 AM »

So can you drive it from both ends ? That would make the BIVA boys scratch their heads ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1226 on: September 14, 2017, 07:06:41 AM »

 Grin
At one point I did contemplate making the front end, similar to the rear but narrower, taller and longer. Still think it would work but I like the look of an old fashioned rad up front.
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« Reply #1227 on: September 14, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »

Why is it no longer a rebody, Dave?
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« Reply #1228 on: September 14, 2017, 12:11:33 PM »

Several reasons. The car had been altered once before in the early 60's and records of this have since been lost, as it's not been on the road since the new computerised system was introduced. While it could possibly have gone through on the 8 point rule (if I could have got a V5c for it) there was little point in pursuing this, as the increase in engine power is greater than 15% with no evidence to show that it was done prior to 1988 (judging buy the poor quality of the original engine conversion I doubt it ever ran). This means that the car would no longer be a VHI anyway. Losing the MOT & tax exemption.
All in all with the changes to the system that are going to be introduced, it seemed prudent to build it to IVA specs.

There are going to be a lot of upset folk around when they find out that unless they can prove that modifications to their vehicle including engine swaps were done prior to 1988 they will lose the Vehicle of Historic Interest status.
DVLA are likely be swamped with requests for vehicle history and there is no guarantee that they have actually kept this information (if it was ever given to them) or will let the requester have it.
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« Reply #1229 on: September 26, 2017, 11:02:01 AM »

'New' steering column arrived today. It's from an BL Allegro so has sliding mounts, offset UJ's and a steering lock. Hopefully that should keep Mr IVA happy.
Oh, it also fits an MGB IVA compliant steering wheel I have, as well as a certain 4 spoke steering wheel that has featured on a certain Manky Motor. Cheesy
Just got to make it fit the car.  Undecided
D'oh! Doesn't fit the MGB steering wheel. The spline is too big. Cry
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