Les Henson Posted June 8, 2006 Share Posted June 8, 2006 Well bad news as far as catflap's concerned. Although everything has lined-up ok on the passenger side - the drivers side has been very difficult (hole for the new doors is too narrow, wing was a swine to fit and the front edge of it is closer to the winch bumper than on the passenger side, fuel tank outrigger is in the wrong place to line up with the new tank (although the holes are still miles out)). Anyway, with the help of Mark, we finally came to the conclusion that the rear crossmember (that I welded on) was 15mm too far forward on that side. As I had reinforced the new rear crossmember, blanked it off so that it wasn't a mud trap, added a tray for the Hi-Lift, and covered in the spring bush eyes, and then mega-welded the whole thing to the chassis legs - it's not really possible or worthwhile to try and salvage it. So now I have to chop the chassis off at the rear, buy a new crossmember and reinforce it, then put the rear body back on again. The front end is pretty-much finished now - the DIY grille and lamp guards have grown on me, and I finished the passeneger wing/chequer plate top/snorkel/intercooler pipe guides only last night. Can't believe I cocked up so badly, I'm normally so careful when welding. This is a big set back. I can get the rear body off and the chassis chopped over the weekend, then a day to alter the new crossmember, and another day or two to weld it on and replace the body. The front end would definitely have been finished this week or early next week. And I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. I kinda promised myself that I would have catflap finished for Tonys birthday bash, not so sure now. Les. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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