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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2015, 09:23:10 PM »
Well starting to refit some sections just so it feels like im actually getting somewhere as progress seems slow but trying to work, see the family and work on the rx is a bit of a juggle and I never know if I will be down the unit from one day to the next.



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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 09:28:08 PM »



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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 11:32:24 PM »
You seem to know what you're doing aye! ;D I'm keen to see more progress on this for sure :)

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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2015, 01:40:57 AM »
That looks the bollocks mate, you clearly understated your welding skills! Thats very tidy indeed. Youll have it done in no time mate. Lee

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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2015, 04:48:42 AM »
Wow, that car was really gone...

But it is amazing that you desided to fix it. :) And your work looks really good.
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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2015, 08:51:31 AM »
Well this is my first time doing this sort of metal work normaly work with a lot thicker materials but it's coming on nicely.
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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2015, 10:07:52 AM »
Excellent project, welding looks brilliant  :notworthy: Keep posting up the pics  :)
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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2015, 07:17:17 PM »
next set of pics as ive not been able to get any time down the unit the last day or to and trying to keep it on my mind while im all guns blazing.
on the plus side ive just ordered a new 150L compressor so excited to start using some decent air tools, and have a sort out as parts and bits from the rx are starting to mount up. its only a small unit and I have a mate who has a fiat 126 we are fitting (hopefully) a hyabusa engine to >:D
anyway less chat more photos.

after fitting the floor a pal suggested I should try and swage the floor so we made a small press which we fitted to the floor and pressed it to give it some extra strength


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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 07:25:52 PM »


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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2015, 07:57:40 PM »
That's pretty much the floor tub done next on the list is the sill.
now I searched hi and low for sills, doner cars would  more than likely end up in a similar condition so that only left me one option, Mazda.
so I had the guy at my local mazda dealer fax me an exploded diagram of the sill arrangement and it didn't look like a full sill to me but to hell with it.
I waited four weeks for it to finally turn up and its no bigger than my two year old and at £150 I was a little gob smacked. :angry5:
but again my pal (who does the sheet steelwork at a jaguar e type restoration company) took the sill and formed four copies from the original. sweet! so back to it. well the second pic shows the old sill and then the two welded together sections that will be my new sill.

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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2015, 07:34:52 PM »
well its a little quiet on here and don't want it to be another thread that never actually finishes so ill keep you all updated and bring you guys up to speed.



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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2015, 07:40:14 PM »




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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2015, 07:50:26 PM »
well I seem to dig a little further reguarding the rear arch and found a hell of a lot of filler  :(
so more work but not to worry.


so Ive now jacked up the car a little more and removed the rear bumper and started to start on the passenger side  ::)



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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2015, 07:52:57 PM »
so that's it im all up to date so the photos will slow up until im next at the unit and that will all depend on work but at least next weekend is my weekend off work and I can get down there and get some work done.
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Re: My FC t2 project
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2015, 03:01:50 PM »
Fair play to you sir!

Your work is impressive!
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