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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:03 am 
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I'm trial fitting my bodywork to try and get it right before painting my chassis. I've started with the rear tub which is a bit of a PITA TBH!!
I've got it fitted nicely around the roll bar and it sits snugly on the top rail of the frame but is a good 1.5" off the bottom rail, leaving a big gap. Are there revised frame dimensions for the Equinox tub? It meets the front of the bottom frame OK so I can secure it there and I can fasten a couple of tabs on to secure it at the rear.

So should I be worried about this or just crack on and work around it?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:08 am 
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I don't recall ever seeing any dimensional revisions for a book chassis in that area. It would be interesting to know for myself and for others if modifications need to be made (to suit equinox) although I'm not set on a body supplier yet. Maybe a length of thin flat bonded along the return flange which bolts to 2 or 3 link pieces welded to the chassis?

Good to see your progress as always :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:18 am 
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there seems to be lots of posts over the years about rear body work not fitting , i wonder if the angles around the rear wheel well cause this issue, personally i plan to make my rear body work from sheet alloy to hopefully get round this. i have bought the nose bonnet and scuttle but plan to make the rest


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:55 pm 
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I've decided to fit a one piece alloy floor fastened to the bottom of the rear frame and onto the rear tub to secure it and keep the wind out too.

I've now got one of the side panels roughly fitted with just a few holes to cut for the front suspension.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:57 pm 
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looking good, i have chosen to go the other way and panel the car later in the build, might not be the best way but we will soon see


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:26 am 
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looking good, i have chosen to go the other way and panel the car later in the build, might not be the best way but we will soon see
The reason I've decided to do it this way is that each panel (especially the rear tub and side panels) need to come on and off lots and lots of times to get the fit right, each time scratching the chassis as they're so tight a fit. So I figured I'd get them right now while it's in primer before painting the chassis.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:40 am 
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Added the remaining fixed chassis panels before it all gets painted next-

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Looking forward to getting some paint on it and finally get it rolling :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:35 pm 
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Pedal box trial fitted-

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Shiny!! :cool:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:07 pm 
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Chassis all painted now, best I start bolting stuff to it :D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:46 pm 
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And we now have steering!!

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And our Lukes first drive. He's actually impressed now that it has some car like qualities ;)

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