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Fred W B

posted on 18/1/21 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Finally a mention of some progress. I got distracted by a extensive mechanical rebuild of the 7 I mentioned above, but that should be the subject of a different thread.

Eventually I can unscrew the 99 percent finished tacked up space frame from the build table and weigh it. Very roughly (on bathroom scales) it weighs 110 kg / 243 lbs. without the roll bar and 123 kg / 271 lbs. with. That includes all mounting brackets for the suspension, steering system, pedal box etc., as well as in the order of 60 internally threaded bushes and weld nuts as attachment points for such as engine mountings, seatbelts, the front and rear body and door hinge mounting subframes, and the detachable rear chassis section.

Still lots of welding to do, but it does feel like this is another milestone I am pleased to have reached.







[Edited on 18/1/21 by Fred W B]





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adithorp

posted on 18/1/21 at 10:11 PM Reply With Quote
Good to hear from you again Fred.





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jps

posted on 19/1/21 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
The bodywork thread was great, so good to see things still rolling forward!
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Fred W B

posted on 20/1/21 at 05:51 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the responses guys, Ill try to update more frequently this year

Cheers

Fred W B





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swanny

posted on 20/1/21 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
Id love to see a thread on your Birkin upgrade too! love your work.
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Fred W B

posted on 13/6/21 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
[Edited on 13/6/21 by Fred W B]





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adithorp

posted on 14/6/21 at 09:04 AM Reply With Quote
Damn! Thought we'd got an update





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jps

posted on 15/6/21 at 07:52 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
Damn! Thought we'd got an update

me too!!!!

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Fred W B

posted on 15/6/21 at 11:13 AM Reply With Quote
Hi guys

Sorry about the false alarms. As is obvious I haven't been posting many pictures, I'm trying to find an easy way to resize / host multiple phone pics but not having much luck.

Regards

Fred W B.





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Fred W B

posted on 17/6/21 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
Steering column and pedal box.

One of the challenges on a scratch build mid-engine chassis is packaging the pedals, steering column and rack, front suspension and your feet that all want to be in the same space.

I decided to go with top hung pedals, as I want the seats to be formed in the center section of the chassis mono style and that necessitated a movable pedal box so that people taller than me can drive the car comfortably. Top mounting means that some structure is required and although I try to keep things simple they always seem to run away with me. The steering column was made up from various Toyota Corolla and Hiace parts to mate to the Ford Cortina steering rack. The Toyota parts give a nice sliding section for length adjustabity and deflection in case of an accident. I also built in some up and down adjustment for the steering wheel position. Hopefully the photos will explain.






















[Edited on 17/6/21 by Fred W B]





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HowardB

posted on 17/6/21 at 11:25 AM Reply With Quote
great updates

I do appreciate all the thought and effort that goes into making things work well - thank you for sharing!





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