Posts Tagged ‘Switch’

Progress

Posted: 10th March 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v, Welding
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Ordered up an FIA specification battery kill switch with Teflon lined T-pull including the resistor.

Once this turned up I was in a position to finish off the scuttle. The top lip needed a couple of sections chopping out and new sections fabricating and putting back in.

Following this I was able to build a panel and reinforcement bracket for the electric kill switch and a eventually the fire extinguisher activator.

Seam welded the panels and following this put the hours in to clean things up and prep it for finishing and then painting it with POR15. After two coats it was time for etch priming. High build primer will go straight onto this.

I fabricated a pair of bumper and wing panel mounting brackets last April. Finally fitted them on this weekend.

One of the things that I have been wanting to do for ages is to replace the tow eyes. The rear one needs to be replaced because the chassis leg it mounts onto is rotten so it’ll need to come off so that it can be tackled and the section replaced. This was going to leave the two eyes odd front and rear so the front was going to need some thought.

Old one off…

Used some cardboard to make a template and then cut it out of plate and tacked it in.

Then worked on the supporting section:

Fabricated it up and welded it all in and trial fitted the tow eye. Went for OMP alloy ones from YB Racing. The mounting has a piece of 5mm steel in it with three M8 tapped threads for the bolts to thread into.