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I wondered about the cappings and Patina - one way round would be to strip it back to the frame and pipework and have the whole lot galv‚Äôd ... when it weathered in it would go with the patina and look like the original Landy palette ūü鮬†

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22 hours ago, Anderzander said:

I wondered about the cappings and Patina - one way round would be to strip it back to the frame and pipework and have the whole lot galv‚Äôd ... when it weathered in it would go with the patina and look like the original Landy palette ūü鮬†

you can't galv a roll cage for competition as you have to drill drain holes and the galv hides bad welds so I wouldn't pass scrutineering  

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Not much happening on this, this trip home but I had to do something lol or its not going ahead so I sorted the rear bump stops 

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They are bump stops from a Lada Niva and cost $7 plus post for new ones lol and are nice n soft with a long travel compared to alot of other factory options 

The second photo is with the rear axle taking the weight off the jack stands and I still have an inch of travel left on the shocks so my guess is full jounce will be around 3-4 times the sprung weight once the springs are in there so should be safe 

And yes it is made from old galv pipe lol I'm trying to use up all my offcuts and recycled steel.... I'm working towards when I can move into the new shed..... assuming I can get the council to give me permission to build one lol 

Right now onto the LS swop into my 40 series Cruiser lol 

 

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Sometimes things just don't go to plan lol.... making brackets to hold the top of the radiator made up hammer form dies etc.... get the first one done, has the fun factor that I'm happy with so hammer out the next one, get it to the last stage adding the captive bolts and had it sitting on the bench next to the original..... lol hmmmm what should be a mirror copy.... isn't 

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Hmmmm kinda copied the first one..... that doesn't work so well given I have to weld them to each side of the roll cage X brace..... oh well there's always tomorrow night lol 

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I think anyone that's fabricated anything has done that. I find I normally do it when its the last bit of material!

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Lol yep I've been there a few times .... was thinking I might still use the wrong one on the other side of the X brace to bolt the trans tunnel too 

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3 hours ago, De Ranged said:

Lol yep I've been there a few times .... was thinking I might still use the wrong one on the other side of the X brace to bolt the trans tunnel too 

In that case make two opposite hand brackets then. :hysterical:

Mike

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Glad it's not just me that has brain farts!

 

 

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The funny bit is I stopped at least twice while I was building the second bracket to make certain I bent it the right way lol yep 

But got is sorted now 

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And this is them mounted up 

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And a little teaser of hopefully tomorrows finished setup... the bottom mount 

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I'm really enjoying this, sheet metal is wonderful to work with.... there is the whole how do I fold it with what tools I've got.... working out the sequence that makes the best use of the box n pan folder and gives me the least amount of hammer forming lol  then when it is formed its impressive how strong a bit of structure makes it and how light you can get it 

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Almost got the radiator mount finished lol a couple more hammer forms and a bit of welding..... 

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Finished the rad mount......  took a bit longer than I thought but I'm happy 

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Now just got to make up the "wing nuts" and track down where my header tank has gone that should have arrived a couple of weeks ago lol 

 

 

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