Posts Tagged ‘Chassis’

8v Repairs Continued

Posted: 24th August 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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No updates for a few days. but that doesn’t mean no progress. Decided yesterday that a bit more needed chopping out:

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Cleaned it up with a wire wheel and etch primed it.

Repairs

Started making a chassis rail repair section. Utter PITA having to go under the car everytime and adjustment was made to make sure it would fit. Much bending and shaping later got there! Tonight finished welding it in. There was still a bit to do after this.

Repairs

It was my first time welding under the car (which is on axle stands) and it is not easy to see what you are doing even with an industrial Halogen work lamp giving plenty of light. Still survived with no burns 😉 Then cracked on and ground down the welds ready to repair the gusset section:

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With that finished sprayed it up with etch primer. Then started work on the next repair section, have cut it out of the sheet and now just need to start shaping it to fit.

8v Repairs

Posted: 21st August 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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With the 16v shell laid up, it’s time to tackle the work on the 8v road car – so first job! Tackle those two chassis rail gussets that are goosed. Off side gets the treatment first. So here the progress so far. Car’s now up on axle stands…

Initial Inspection:
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Pick off the loose underseal:
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Wire brush the rest with a twisted knot brush on the angle grinder:
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Had to take the ARB off at this point, but it didn’t want to leave the two drop links. I managed to loosen the nuts on the threads, but couldn’t get them completely off. The hex head fixings in the bottom of the drop links are made of cheese, so I had to cut the drop links off with a slit disc.

Cut off the chassis rail gusset
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Then cut out the rotten section of the chassis rail itself
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That’s it for today.

Rig Finished

Posted: 21st August 2011 by asteriskr in Chassis Rig
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All finished today on the chassis rig. It needs a coat of paint at some point, but I’ve put it straight into service.

Chassis Rig

Chassis Rig

Shell went on with out any major problems just needed to slightly adjust the position on the mounting holes for the front supports where they tie onto the wishbone mountings. A lot of faffing with the trolley jack to get it off axle stands and onto the rig.

Chassis Rig

Garage is now home to two Rallyes. The new one is a mini project and needs a little bit of TLC to get it through the MOT and then will be a standard road car. Hoping to have it on the road next month.

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Rig Nearly Done

Posted: 19th August 2011 by asteriskr in Chassis Rig, Welding
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Rig is almost done. Just need to cut the beam mountings to the right length and add a few more welds here and there. Should get the shell mounted on it on Saturday. May try and get some better pics outside.

Chassis Rig

Chassis Rig

Chassis Rig

Chassis Rig

Rig Update

Posted: 18th August 2011 by asteriskr in Welding
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Made a bit of progress on the rig tonight but not as much as I had hoped as I ended up getting side-tracked.

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