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craigdiver

posted on 5/4/19 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Well that wasn't too bad, bracket off and on a dozen times but looking and sitting not too bad. Now the other side to do. Need to drill holes to mount side repeaters then remove them to paint brackets and wheel arches black.









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craigdiver

posted on 6/4/19 at 02:12 PM Reply With Quote
Was nothing to worry about at all, relatively straightforward, however, don't think I should give up my day job to become a metal-worker! Going to remove them now and paint brackets and arches black.







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craigdiver

posted on 19/4/19 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
Making the most of the warmer weather and getting my cycle wing stays and wings sanded and primed







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craigdiver

posted on 19/5/19 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
Wiring complete - happy days

Finished the last wiring job today - wiring up O/S headlight unit and fitting and wiring both front indicators and side repeaters. Really pleased with the results and within dimensional spec. for IVA.

(Indicator extensions will most definitely fall off after IVA!)









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CTLeeds

posted on 22/5/19 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
Well done Craig, it's really coming along.

How far away from IVA do you think you are? I only ask as if you're getting close it might be worth putting a call into the DVSA to see what the current lead time is at your nearest centre. In March at Beverley (my nearest test centre) the guys said after April lead times for appointments started creeping up to nearly 6 - 8 weeks!

Keep up the good work!

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Chris

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craigdiver

posted on 27/5/19 at 10:57 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Chris, sorry never seen your reply earlier. Great advice, I live in Fife, Scotland and have no idea yet where my nearest IVA centre is! I work away from home and have to do bits and pieces when I get the opportunity. In no real rush, would like to get it on the road but probably going to be later on in the year and having it ready to go for next summer.

Cheers

Craig


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Well done Craig, it's really coming along.

How far away from IVA do you think you are? I only ask as if you're getting close it might be worth putting a call into the DVSA to see what the current lead time is at your nearest centre. In March at Beverley (my nearest test centre) the guys said after April lead times for appointments started creeping up to nearly 6 - 8 weeks!

Keep up the good work!

Regards

Chris






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craigdiver

posted on 27/5/19 at 11:03 AM Reply With Quote
Starting bonnet

Electrics done and now onto bonnet. Roughly have an idea how this will go together but will definitely be making it up as I go along! Firstly as neither my nose cone or scuttle has and bonnet support lips I am having to fabricate something myself. I have cut aluminium supports slightly smaller than the profiles on the nose cone and scuttle. I then cut some rubber and sandwiched it. Nose cone done and pleased with the result. Scuttle next which will be trickier as the majority of my wiring is under there. Once that is done I'll make a bonnet template using polythene and cut out of sheet aluminium.











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craigdiver

posted on 27/6/19 at 05:56 PM Reply With Quote
Bonnet getting closer

Bit more work this afternoon on sorting out a custom aluminium bonnet. Support made from aluminium and rubber and fixed onto scuttle.

Got polythene sheet to use to make a template for cutting the aluminium to size prior to bending it into shape.

Got a concern about the wiring for the side repeaters on my cycle wings. Run it through kopex trunking and cable tied onto wishbones. Not sure Mr IVA will like this but cannot see any other way to do it. Any suggestions? Or should that be ok?












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big_wasa

posted on 27/6/19 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
How did you go about bending the wing stays please ? I am looking at mine and they must be 20mm x 4mm+ thick
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craigdiver

posted on 28/6/19 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
Nothing technical, vice and a heavy rubber mallet. Mine were quite tough too. (I bought them ready made, just needed slight alteration)

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How did you go about bending the wing stays please ? I am looking at mine and they must be 20mm x 4mm+ thick


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craigdiver

posted on 28/6/19 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote




























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craigdiver

posted on 29/6/19 at 10:35 AM Reply With Quote
Bonnet taking shape

Bonnet taking shape but will need to leave it like this for the moment until I can get another pair of hands.







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craigdiver

posted on 6/7/19 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
Epic day :-)

Great day, with the help of my son Matthew we managed to get the aluminium bonnet formed and IVA friendly rubber bonnet catches fitted. Involved a great deal of fettling but got there in the end and really pleased with the result. Just need to paint it now.









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craigdiver

posted on 10/8/19 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
Slow but steady - bonnet etch primed

Just moved house so this is the first opportunity to start painting my newly fabricated bonnet. Had to do some research as been ages since painting the body. Prepped bonnet by degreasing then roughing up with 800 grit, degreasing again then a thin coat of 1k etch primer. Went on ok.













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J666AYP

posted on 10/8/19 at 03:33 PM Reply With Quote
Bloody love that car!
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starterman

posted on 10/8/19 at 06:28 PM Reply With Quote
I might be wrong but I beleive that for IVA the edges of aluminium panels need to be rolled.

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Mike

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