8v Repairs Update

Posted: 29th August 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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Right progress from the last few days. N/S chassis rail section in primer.

Repairs

Fabricated up a repair section for the chassis rail. Utter, utter bastard complex shape to get right, but made it spot on in the end.

Repairs

Removed the passenger seat, lifted the carpet and moved the fuel line out of the way and away from any heat. Unfortunately found wet bulkhead soundproofing so I suspect that the heater matrix is shagged or there is a leaky connection in there somewhere. Dash needs to come out anyway for some other work, but another job to add to the list.

Chassis rail repair section welded into place – just need to grind down the welds now.

Repairs

Started repairing the chassis rail gusset section. Quite tricky this as you need to maintain the shape of the original as the repair sections are added in.

Repairs

I sourced a full set of Michelin steels this weekend, ordered essentials for servicing the engine and now just need a few bits and bobs to get the car ready for the MOT.