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Old 04-14-2014, 05:58 PM
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I made it myself, it is just angle iron steel with a perspex screen.
I bought a length of suitable rubber to seal it against body (from Clarke Rubber) and made a centre stay that bolts to mirror base to stop the screen lifting like an airfoil at speed.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:09 PM
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Still in the process of sorting the shed.
90% of spare parts are stacked and tagged on the shelving (still have half of it free)
I can now get cars in and out of original shed, and am moving tools into there and getting ready for wall build etc (but need to give the wallet a rest for a few weeks), Bloody tax man.

Looks worse than it really is, BBQ is sitting there until I free up room under car port.


Front half of shed is all useable again, Cobra goes up tonight to swap wheels before blasting up to Wauchope this weekend.


4 post hoist in front corner, will make me much happier when working on Troopies, and gains me a bit more storage space for cars.


Charger on rotisserie with easy access all way around.


Shelves loaded up.


Just a couple of RT40 doors.

Last bit to sort and then I am as good as done.

Ronda suggested I continue mezzanine across and above Corona/TrophyKart.
So that may be a long term project.
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Why particle board ?

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Because everyone said that would be more than strong enough.
and it is so much cheaper.
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Cheap as chips really.........(that'd be wood chips !!) LOL
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Isn't there show on telly called Hoarders, maybe an episode for you there Dave....

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Well, what a ****full weekend that was.

(bit of background info)
Over the preceding months I have been helping to organise a club run from Alice Springs to Wauchope (400kls north), to get there you travel through the deresticted speed zone.
The trip was up on ANZAC day, back on Saturday.
But sadly a good friend lost her Husband to Cancer on Easter Friday with funeral arranged for Saturday at 1pm

So I figured I would go up, but leave at about 8am to be home well and truly in time.

Now, it had been a made house on Wednesday and Thursday, I dropped my car at wheel aligners on Wednesday, only to discover at the end of the day the fella who used to do it, is no longer there, and the new guy had no idea, so it was there all day and nothing adjusted.
I then organised to borrow a mates bubble camber gauge and a stick for adjusting toe. It was only the rear I needed to adjust after moving Camber around when fitting BillBoards.
So I adjusted it myself and was set to go.

Head out and heading North at 9am Friday, got about 20kls out of town and I could hear a noise in the back, not wanting to risk anything (and only 5kl away from open zone) I turned for home to check the noise.
As I turned left into my driveway, there was a "twang" and the right rear dropped down. I stopped and looked around, and found one of the coil over top hats sitting on the ground.
Got it on the hoist and found a R/H rear shockie had snapped.
Now I have no way to prove it, but I suspect that the aligner raised the car off the ground and somehow dislodged the top hat from its seat.







Now I had my old SPAX shocks still, so I swapped them out and inside an hour I was on my way again.


All going well, zooming through open zone, cruising at 170kph.
I slowed down for a twist in road to about 130 and I heard another noise, this time in Left hand rear.
I slowed down again and kept hearing the noise at intermittent times with no real rhyme or reason when or why.
At this point I was about 120k north of Alice, and about 20kl short of Aileron.
So I continued to Aileron at about 60kph with the car only making the noise once or twice more.
I called my brother inlaw and he headed up with my trailer.
Got the car home safe and sound.
Went to funeral, I actually think it was the gods wanting to be sure I got to funeral, by making me be home Friday, but not wanting to hurt me to do it.

Had a look at the car yesterday.

This was inside Left rear handbrake assy.
It is a backing plate retaining bolt, I replaced the rear wheel bearing in this side about 15 months ago. When I first assembled the car I put loctite on everything, when I did wheel bearing I did not put any on.


So it could have been a locked up rear wheel at speed, but as I said, someone wanted me home.

So make sure you loctite all the bolts you refit to your cars.
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Wow that is no good that all that happened, but good that it didn't happen at speed!
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See? You tidy up the shed and then sh1t happens!
Moral? Leave it messy.
Glad you're OK Dave.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, the at speed bit is the scary part, as I said, I was cruising at 170kph for about 50kls before I heard the noise in rear and found the bolt.
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Was that a ford part that failed Dave?
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:21 PM
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The second part is.

First part is aftermarket.
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Dave, nothing worse when you have a rear end failure....!


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Far out Dave that could have been pretty bad, glad luck was on your side and none of the breakages cause you problems whilst you were at speed etc. Cheers Gregg
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VERY lucky Matt!!!!!

You were moving...
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Twas first sight lap so not wide open luckily. At full noise your doing 230 + there. I hit the dick smith sign....and it's the last time I ever wanna kiss dick!
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Twas first sight lap so not wide open luckily. At full noise your doing 230 + there. I hit the dick smith sign....and it's the last time I ever wanna kiss dick!
You were going backwards too - so much material there!!
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Maybe that's the precursor to having your headlights hanging out.......

No cup of tea evident though!

(read my build thread for relevance if you are scratching your head)
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Time for an update?
Well I finally cleaned up a bit and made time to fit the 4 post hoist, Also had a sparky mate come over and wire it in for me.


And by Saturday morning I had a car on there for a service.


Then it was time to put cars away.


I also bought a pot belly heater that will go into the small mancave/Cobra home area that is being built.
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I also bought some signage to decorate walls with.






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