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  • Originally posted by Oz View Post
    I am only doing a kind of like for like subframe swap, my pedals were already modified to fit the old frame and the steering rack is in the same position.


    Do you have any pedal pics mate?

    Dave


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    • The car is in pieces at the mo so nothing of any use I can take now but this is the only pic I can find that shows them.



      Watsons built my car and did the work, they have just been physically bent around the pedela, not cut and welded
      Watsons frame in a standard length front, they said it was impossible ...

      Build Thread - standard length round nose B series with Watsons frame, it is possible

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      • He's another pic from this website

        http://www.theclubman.co.uk/

        Watsons frame in a standard length front, they said it was impossible ...

        Build Thread - standard length round nose B series with Watsons frame, it is possible

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        • Originally posted by Oz View Post
          He's another pic from this website



          http://www.theclubman.co.uk/





          Nice one matey thank you! So basically the same as what I have done. I was gonna bent the original pedal, but thought it would obviously “alter the length” of it if I added a bend. (Hope that makes sense?), that’s why I cut and welded in some 8mm plate, that way the pedal is exactly sane position/stroke as it was, but with the clearance!!

          It’s super hot in the garage today.....I might get our there one eve over Easter and finish the column......then that’s another job jobbed [emoji16]

          Dave


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          • Column mounted, bang in centre of seating position, good height, depth etc. Chuffed with it.

            The bolt is temporary, and it is only spot welded (had to rush out half way thru), but it’s in, solid and working! [emoji16]

            I have a removable boss, and a shitty steering wheel. I will get a new one after the strip down and rebuild commences.

            Dave


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            • I took this pic today of my pedals, if it helps any
              Watsons frame in a standard length front, they said it was impossible ...

              Build Thread - standard length round nose B series with Watsons frame, it is possible

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              • Originally posted by Oz View Post


                I took this pic today of my pedals, if it helps any


                Thanks man!! If that’s how the professionals do it, I’m happy how mines turned out [emoji1360]

                Will be welding up my column mounts fully tomor (mrs is out [emoji2373][emoji16]) then look at coolant pipe work.

                She’s bought me a bead roller for my birthday so I’ll be able to start on the rear bulk head/boxing in panels soon.

                Happy days

                Dave


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                • Evening!!

                  Only a quick update......

                  All stripped, started panelling either side of the cage, bitch of a job, hard to hold, level up and weld, but it’s strong!!



                  Bought some arches other week but far too if so they’re on eBay.....stumbled across a lovely guy in London and got these for £20!!! Spot on....







                  Over the moon!!!! Hopefully get some more panelling done this weekend!!!

                  Dave


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                  • Looking good pal ... keep the updates coming

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                    • Literally an hour today......







                      Will flip it over in the week and weld the upside stuff. Cheers for looking [emoji1360]

                      Dave


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                      • Had half a day today guys....















                        Welded in all the closing plates underneath, like ends of the cross member, sill ends, bits like that. Then put the whole car back together tight! Will swap engine before it goes for wiring. I’ve decided that I’m gonna get it running and driving then completely strip it down to finish it. Just in case I have to cut and weld more bits! Would be a shame to do it after it’s painted and powder coated etc!

                        Welded in some captive nuts for the water pipes to bolt to, need to get some spacers machined, at mo just using 2xm12 nuts. Cut the pipes down a little, and made up the front hoses, really chuffed. Hopefully tank should be here soon, I can then make brackets for that and fuel pump/swirl pot. Then make a funky battery tray with my home made folder and bead roller/dimple dies haha





                        Made from scrap, and the square was just some crap I had laying about to try bending!!!

                        Need to pull my finger out as just bought. Mk2 escort as well [emoji847]

                        Dave


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                        • The rate at which you work is just insane. Loving this build.

                          Don't forget to put the MK2 build up in the "Other projects" section, we all love a project
                          Originally posted by apbellamy
                          Fuck me Shaun. That actually made sense.

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                          • Nice welding Dave ... proper job

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                            • Cheers for the comments guys!!

                              Had a couple hours tonight, so got on the bead roller!!! I’m rather impressed with myself......



                              The bulk head is slowly but surely coming to! I will have like an access panel to get to the turbo and bits around it. I think for most of the work the lump will need to be dropped out anyway. Only a 20min job haha.

                              Hopefully get some more bulkhead done and little bits n bobs this week

                              Dave


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                              • Bead roller works well .. looks a nicely made panel

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