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xb-60 02-16-2020 06:40 PM

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....and here's the inner view....

xb-60 02-16-2020 06:45 PM

Excuse the multiple posts. Can't work out how to attach more than one picture and have explanatory text in between. Is there a way?

Anyway, the rear panels for the inner guards ....I won't be fitting until after the exhaust is fitted. Those two panels (ie L+R) were obviously made to suit 427 guards/fenders as the profile is much different and will need considerable reshaping.

Cheers,
Glen

patrickt 02-16-2020 07:00 PM

I think that looks just grand.:cool:

BJ's Snake 02-16-2020 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1471888)
Excuse the multiple posts. Can't work out how to attach more than one picture and have explanatory text in between. Is there a way?

Anyway, the rear panels for the inner gaurds ...I won't be fitting until after the exhaust is fitted. Thos two panels (ie L+R) were obviously made to suit 427 guards/fenders as the profile is much different and will need considerable reshaping.

Cheers,
Glen

Yes they do need reshaping and a pain to install with the body on.

Cheers

xb-60 02-17-2020 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by BJ's Snake (Post 1471890)
Yes they do need reshaping and a pain to install with the body on.

Cheers

You've already done this, BJ. Apart from those panels just mentioned, and the rear guard sheet metal trim strips, any other 427 panels will 'slow me down'?

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 02-17-2020 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1471889)
I think that looks just grand.:cool:

Thanks Patrick. I left my finger prints there (#200), so no doubt as to who was responsible for the 'grandness' :3DSMILE:

Cheers!
Glen

BJ's Snake 02-17-2020 02:41 AM

Front extension panels
 
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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1471899)
You've already done this, BJ. Apart from those panels just mentioned, and the rear guard sheet metal trim strips, any other 427 panels will 'slow me down'?

Cheers,
Glen

I was supplied the wrong front extension panels, wasn't evident till fitting the radiator.
It sat too low and the bolt holes didn't line up.
Pace recut and sent ones that worked after agreeing they were wrong.
Good luck with that now.

Cheers

xb-60 02-17-2020 08:53 PM

I avoided that one. PACE fitted the body to the chassis, so it had to be correct.
When are you in Adelaide next? Be good to catch up again.

Cheers,
Glen

BJ's Snake 02-18-2020 04:16 PM

They fitted my body as well. The wrong panels weren't evident until radiator fitting.
Was your radiator fitted at Pace before delivery?
No Adelaide trips in the near future, you will probably be over here before I get over there.

Cheers

xb-60 02-19-2020 04:26 PM

Brett,

My radiator wasn’t fitted by PACE. You have me worried now! Fitting the radiator is next on my list.

Yesterday I went to start on the RH front inner guards and I wasted 2 hours looking for one of the aluminium alloy panels (the one the steering goes through). Couldn’t find it anywhere.
I’ve tried ringing PACE previously for things that were wrong or missing, with no luck, so I went to Paramount Brown’s (best ‘hardware’ in Adelaide) to buy some 1.2mm sheet aluminium to make a new panel. The guy serving me asked what I was using it for; told him about the Cobra, and he halved the price of the sheet! There are some nice people around still.

I’ll let you know how I go with the radiator fit.

Cheers,
Glen

1795 02-19-2020 05:29 PM

Glen,

Hope that it works out well for you. Of course, you will find that part 5 minutes after you have installed the one that you spent countless hours on manufacturing...

xb-60 02-20-2020 12:50 AM

Hi Jim,

Made the new panel....2 hours ago.
The missing panel? Well, it wasn't in the packaging with the related panels, so I think it just wasn't packed in the first place. No matter, slowed me down by a day, but...had a nice drive up through the hills to my favorite hardware, and an hour this morning to fab. a new one, and it's fitted now, so all good.
Will finish it tomorrow, and then must start on the radiator installation to see what surprises I might find there....from what BJ says, might take some ingenuity to get around it.

Hey, here it's around 25 degC (around 75degF), so life is good! Cool in the garage in the morning, and pleasantly warm in the pm.

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 03-07-2020 01:51 AM

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Greetings Cobristi,

Time for an update.
I've been fitting the radiator. So, it's a job that should be an easy & quick bolt in job, right? First had to find the fan shroud....it was hiding in the trunk of my Alfa :LOL: Eventually found it.

Fan to shroud was easy...

xb-60 03-07-2020 01:53 AM

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Can multiple pictures be posted with text in between? Haven't worked that out yet.

Radiator and fan and shroud assembled....

xb-60 03-07-2020 01:58 AM

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Next was to fit the radiator assembly to the car. The supplied side panels/brackets positioned the rad. assembly way too low. Had to drill new 18mm dia. holes in the brackets and also remove metal from the top as well as the bottom of the brackets. No sweat, except it all takes time. Make a mistake, and I'm in trouble.

Worked out OK, so here's the rad. assembly fitted to the car....

xb-60 03-07-2020 02:02 AM

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Next....need to fit a blanking panel to fill in the gap above the radiator to the underside of the body work to prevent air escaping rather than going through the rad.

Supplied panel is the small one. Can only assume that's for a 427, but my 289 bodywork is of course different, so had to make up the new panel (the larger one). Good fun...nice to have a bit of a challenge, but it all takes more time...

xb-60 03-07-2020 02:03 AM

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Here's the finished job....it all worked out OK, luckily...

Cheers!
Glen

1795 03-07-2020 04:57 AM

Such skill and craftsmanship! That's what building there cars requires, some ingenuity and perseverance. She's getting there Glen.

Cheers,

Jim

cobrakiwi 03-07-2020 06:31 AM

Great stuff Mate, your getting closer to the finish line.
Very nice workmanship.:)

xb-60 03-23-2020 10:11 PM

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Finished the front inner guard alloy panels finally.
These of course will now be removed until after the exhausts are fitted.

All well out there? Stay safe! :)

Cheers,
Glen


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