Bracing

Posted: 28th August 2017 by asteriskr in 106 Rallye S1 16v
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It’s only taken a year since we went down to see Colin Satchell in Cornwall to get around to fitting some of his fine craftsmanship to the car…

Strut tower sides needed a little arc of relief near the tops to get the down tubes in the right place as the photo below shows they don’t line up with out it nor fit in the top plates properly. Only a bit taken out really.

Satchell Front Suspension Kit

After lots of prep, welded in:

Satchell Front Suspension Kit

Satchell Front Suspension Kit

Ground down the welds on the top surface of the plate and primed. There are a few sections on that side of the bay where I need to do a bit more work to get them ready before primer. I’ve been using the 90% Zinc Plastikote stuff which I think is really good. I then ran out and the next stuff (which was Halfords as it was all I could get today) reacted so I am going to save that some something else and order some more of the Plastikote stuff.

Satchell Front Suspension Kit

Remembered to drill out the spot welds on the window wiper brackets before I welded the top plates in. I’ve not worked those out for the left hand drive wiper setup yet. Have started work on the other side now, but probably need to sort out the scuttle before doing much else.