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« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2017, 09:53:22 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2017, 09:54:10 AM »

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« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »

Been Tig brazing the chassis for the 4 links off the rear axle. Panhard rod will be fitted once car is on its wheels and squared off
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« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2017, 07:15:14 PM »

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« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2017, 07:16:33 PM »

The links are parallel, but for some reason look pi**ed in the picture.
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« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2017, 07:20:39 PM »

And now I've started fabricating the front wishbones. MX5 vented disc, upright and ball joints adapted to Triumph Spitfire wishbones. WHY? because that is what the chassis is set up for, and the MX5 stuff is far cheaper and readily available, unlike the Triumph stuff, which nowadyas is of dubious standard (imported). I suppose the MX5 is Jap  Huh
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« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2017, 07:22:09 PM »

I'm pleased with how this has came out, I just need a weld set now, I will tack it with my TIG and hope they can repair my MIG.
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« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2017, 07:23:18 PM »

still need to trim and file and deburr, but you get the picture  Cheesy
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« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2017, 09:04:10 PM »

The links are parallel, but for some reason look pi**ed in the picture.
Being such a short person it's probably best you get some steps to take your pics ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2017, 09:07:15 PM »

And now I've started fabricating the front wishbones. MX5 vented disc, upright and ball joints adapted to Triumph Spitfire wishbones. WHY? because that is what the chassis is set up for, and the MX5 stuff is far cheaper and readily available, unlike the Triumph stuff, which nowadyas is of dubious standard (imported). I suppose the MX5 is Jap  Huh
Blooming herald ball joints dam near killed me in a nasty failure once..dam good idea sir Wink
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« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2017, 09:28:18 PM »

Nice work Steve Smiley
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« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2017, 03:16:17 PM »

noticed a slight twist in the chassis, front off side diving about 8 mm. With a handsaw I opened the upright and this sprung open, no more twist, have started to effect a repair, may just put in the correct length rail when I start the front suspension set up (next week)
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« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2017, 04:34:43 PM »

Did you buy those uprights new? If so could you recommend them? (Reverse trike idea still there in my mind, not going away).
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« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2017, 05:44:47 PM »

I bought a complete MX5 and stripped the suspension, engine and box, wiring loom etc. I had the parts grit blasted and then sprayed with silverene paint. MX5 front ends are cheap and readily available from scrappies or Evil Bay. I am surprised how heavy it all is when built.
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« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2017, 07:14:01 PM »

got a bit further, however ! I am a bit concerned about the ball joint angles, what is our view on it? remember nothing is bolted up solid yet, so is movable, ell, a bit any way  Cheesy
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