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  1. Wow can't believe its been almost a year! :O Anyways some of you might think either me or this project has disappeared into outer Space! Luckily thats not the case, its just life that has got in the way :D I won't be spending this summer in the gravel pit abusing this thing, so I thought I might as well spend some time getting something done that I've wanted since i built it. And that is radiator in the back, so with some exhaust tubing and some universal radiator hoses I got there in the end: https://youtu.be/s-2ReDEb2QM Which now finally allowed me to fit the 80" front that I've been wanting all along! And here's a little walk-around video of the front to give you a better idea of how it looks from all the angles: https://youtu.be/tauctllrBgI I could've shoved it deeper in at the front, which would probably look better, but it would require me to completely molest the S1 panel and I didn't feel like that. This way only some slight trimming has been done so it can always be fitted to my 80" if needs be
  2. Wow great to see it in all its finished glory, great Work 👍
  3. This beast looks soo good! I wouldn't mind driving that everyday, even though its a coiler Top job Sir 👍
  4. One of the questions we've all asked so many times: How much weight exactly is there to be saved by going from steel to rope wire, well in my case with the following parts it was 9kgs: 13kgs for the wire and 4 for the rope, both with their respective types of fairlead
  5. Just so you know, I'm not jealous at all... With the pace your progressing at you'll be done before the Salt is off the roads! Looking really good
  6. Well today I got it all finished up, now the owner and his Son has the job of taking the cage off and painting it, and they should be ready for the upcoming season
  7. Thank you guys, I try my best and I appreciate your kind words 👍 Yeah that Cat actually is quite heavy, but the most annoying about it is its desire for the camera lense.. must've come from a Hollywood home 😂
  8. No problem mate, probably isn't the right word to use anyways, but it's how far my English reaches I'm afraid 😂
  9. Yeah thats the slug I was referring too that I needed to turn on the lathe. When the slug/insert is in there the bolt should only provide clamping force and fritcion should do the rest, besides load will be greatest if the car was to land on its roof and thats no weaker from it being cut, thats why its cut sort of like a 'Z' As I wrote in the OP this isn't supposed to live up to any rules, it just has to be better than what was there, and be as good as, or better than say a factory Hardtop. And this sure is. This is no Rally car or rockbouncer, and never will be Would like to do it on the roll bar on the Tub as well yes, but its neigh on impossible with the way its made. We did discuss making a completely new cage from scratch, but really it would be overkill for what he needs. And of course be a lot more expensive in labour. Its actually quite impressive how much abuse a Hardtop can take in a rollover, and in any case this might not be mounted much better than that, but it sure won't go flat as easy
  10. Not much done today, but did manage to make the first crossbar which was a right pain as it has to clear the seatbacks The owner wanted to fit his Hi-Lift to the cross bar so I made some tabs for it: And that was it for today
  11. Thanks, well you're welcome if you should ever find yourself with some spare time in our little country Thank you, as per order from the owner But really I sorta persuaded him as well because an internal cage have some advantages that we both like, mainly the ability change around on your roof setup and when the weather is nice, either lay down the windshield or remove it completely. Another reason is we often get close to trees, and while the external would protect against them, it also has a tendency to get hung up on them.
  12. So time for an update! After a quick meeting with the owner we agreed on a solution and I could get to manipulating some steel After a lot of trial and error and even more measuring this is what I got done Friday: So just managed to stuff the 48mm tube in between everything, so quite pleased with the result. Today I fitted another tube to the roof and took off the canvas frame and sticks to lay the windshield down so that I could finish up all the welds. After this I took it outside to get a look: Now I would've preferred less of a slope on the roof bars, but due to constraints from the canvas hood, the height of the windshield and because the main hoop is so tall I could do nothing about it. But looks better with the windshield up: Then I moved on to cutting the cage apart to make it removable, this meant taking off the floor plates to give me access to weld it up properly as well as making room for the cutting tools: This was all repeated at the other side as well afterwards, more of a hassle due to the pedals, but I got there in the end Now I just need to turn some slugs on the lathe which he can put in between the two halves upon reassembly once he has had the cage off for painting. And finally a couple of pictures showing how tight it is Next up is making a cross brace for the main hoop
  13. Today some tube finally arrived! Hope to get cracking tomorrow
  14. I wasn't quite done with the bumper yet, have seen too many Series loose the bumper simply from the winch pulling it off due to leverage from sitting too tall. And After seeing this I feared the same could happen here. So after a steel run I made these: And as you can see from the next picture the bumper just can't get any closer to the wings, but still there's quite a lot of wasted space between the winch and the grille.. But hey that's just how it is
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