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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other thing I was just thinking is that cutting the top is going to change the caster setting. you might have to modify the shock arm to trunnion mounting or lengthen the tie bar


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I get the top right the caster will be the same, but yes the tie bars will need to be modified as the mounting point is closer I can machine down the front shoulder and tap the thread longer.
I will take a tad more off the top arms to give it some camber angle.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The caster will change as you take meat off the top arm. As you move the arm in the mounting point is moving back as that arm is on a 45 deg angle. If the top arm was paralell to the bottom one all you would have to worry about would be camber but the arm is on a 45 deg plain from the lower arms so you will need to make a new mounting to keep the king pin inclination the same or leave the tie bar the same length or longer which will push the bottom back to keep the KPI the same as standard.

Gee its hard to put on paper what you mean sometimes but i hope you can understand what i mean


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work mate, really liking the work being done, looking forward to next update.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bruce

Trust you are well.................long time no speak I am looking forward to seeing thi sone finished and a I hope a full report for Minor Monthly & Minor Commercial

Thanks

Sopeak soon

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russ
Doing well, just trying to survive the short and cold days here down under.
progress has been slow on Clockwork, but hope to get in the the old girl in the next month.

As you can see I had to take a dramatic change in direction to get it OK for rego.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us posted Bruce for a nice feature in Minor Monthly once its done

Speak soon

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Bruce, as we say "a shed load done already" but my goodnes me ,its going to look and work great when you have done-not long now keep it going mate.

Agree also -the paint and wheels just look the dogs doodaars-good choice



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce car painted yet? If so color and pictures??? Robbo


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robbo
Not yet, I have been helping a few friends with their cars, plus I purchased a 1960 caravan to go with my Zephyr.
But the good news is the garage is clear of others cars and the ute is in the middle of the garage. ready to have the front guards taken off then I can get into finishing off the cabin and doing the rest of the panel beating.

I am also taking long service leave all of September and October so I can spend the time getting it finished.

I hope to have some new photos up soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some updates. A lot of work done while on holidays, including

Roof lining in place (still have to make a fiberglass back section) and paint the roof pod.



Amp covers painted in Candy orange and some carpet laid down, stereo all working (and it's loud).



Cabin in first coat of Black base, will need another coat as some of the scratches are still visible, rear window frame polished.



More Black



Some bits painted in silver



Windscreen to be cut down about 4", the rest of the glass is being made with grey tint.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Bruce, April will be here before you know it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is cutting your glass & how are they doing it ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to cut the glass with an angle grinder, lots of how to's on the net, but the reality of it is any slight increase of pressure with the grinder will crack the glass. I have practices on a few old screens and have not made one clean cut with out cracking.

So I will use a local glass cutter who has cut down a few screens for Hot Rodders around town, he uses a glass cutter to score both sides of the screen and cracks it, then heats up the cut and cuts the laminate with a Stanly knife.

At $120 a screen I hope we don't break to many.

Robbo, I might still get to Port next year Very Happy .

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject: windscreen Reply with quote

my understanding is that the hot rodders grind the glass down.
with laminated you score each side then use methylated spirits to dissolve the centre laminate.
go to oldholden.com.au and post a question for streetneat, he can probably advise how to go about it.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mowog
Grinding is OK for small amounts, they use a big belt sander, but with 4" to cut it would take all day, so not economical.

A lot of the things I have noticed on the web is the examples are by people who work with the stuff as a trade, so have all the black magic needed to do it right. when you only do a task once, it's not as easy.

That is why I will take the screen to the professionals.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to work tomorrow after 8 weeks off.
I got a few thing done and at least I know I can get it finished.

Steering wheel painted


Insides of doors painted and covered in Fatmat



doors fitted up and short bonnet spear mounted on bonnet



Roof pod painted, it's now getting air brushed with the Clockwork logo and wording.



Switch plate finished



Now I'm working on getting the bonnet to fit before it gets painted

Bruce


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a play with some nylon rod and a lathe.
Result - One bullet wheel center.



I will make another center with the late model horn button, but make it fit better than the factory one which is 10mm larger that the center of the wheel.
I still might use this one (once it's painted and put the horn button under the dash.

Till next time.Very Happy

Bruce


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windscreen cut down



Door glass fitted - need to be re made as it's only 4 mm when I ordered 6mm



Back window (sun roof)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You finally got that windscreen done Bruce Very Happy

It looks like its all coming along nicely.

Congratulations

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just hope it doesn't break when we put it in

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking stunning! cannot wait to see this put together!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally getting some sunshine and warm weather so I have been in the garage working on the Ute.
so a few updates:

Bullet steering wheel center finished



Stereo amp rack finished



Front edge of bonnet reshaped, Why you ask
well I will be putting a 4" candy orange stripe down the middle and didn't like how the center ridge flows out at the bottom of the bonnet, so i smoothed it out.



Next week I hope to get the front guards finished and set the tray back on the rear so I can re shape it.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow bruce that looks FAN-TASTIC! PHEWW!

did you make up the amp rack yourself? it looks HOT! fibreglass?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amp rack is an MDF frame with polyester cloth stretched over it, fiberglass resin, a bit of bog to smooth out some bits and a few coats of paint.
Sounds easy right . As with most things I do it always takes a few goes to get it right.

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