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Old 08-31-2012, 05:24 PM
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It has been a long road but starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Cutting/welding cutting/welding and more cutting/welding.
I have enjoyed the scratch build process.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:25 PM
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Nice, it's been too quiet over here. Looking good.
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Default front tower

Thanks,
Here are a few pictures of the front tower and shock mounts.
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Fun stuff...looking good...
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:42 AM
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I see from your pic's you know all about this stuff, rear tower getting ready to mount the diff.
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What drawings are you using for measurements? The Cobra Restorer's drawings?
Is there a set of "corrected" drawings available that address the mistakes on the Cobra Restorer's drawings?

Great looking work. Keep the updates coming.

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:33 PM
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Hey Bob
I have made all my own patterns, I have some old drawings I have compared measurements too. The next frames should take a lot less time now.
How is your project coming along?
Here is a few pictures of the diff being mounted, rear shock mounts and brackets.
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I like the old school seat belt tabs.
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Next was starting the cowl hoop, out riggers, floor brackets, and steering rack mounts.
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Wow, very nice!
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Larry, Thanks.
They say with all that GO you need to stop so here is the brake control department.
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Here I have made up the engine and gearbox mounts.
Setting the engine and gearbox up before more frame work makes it an easy task.
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Now that we have an engine and brakes we will need some thing to cool that big lump of iron up front, Radiator mounts for the radiator. As well we may need help going around corners so sway bar mounts need to be fitted. The oil cooler brackets are all so fitted, they all so support the lower front body. The mounts for the Quick jacks or bumpers get tied into the front frame as well.
This was quite tricky to set up and get right.
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Hi Kiwi,
Things are looking awesome over there! Can't wait for more updates.
From a scratch builders POV, may I recommend tacking a few pieces
of your birdcage together and get the body on there to test fit. Those
drawings and bodies rarely seem to agree : )

Good luck and continued success.
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Hi Mike,
thanks, yes I would agree with building the body frame work around the body and the body sitting in place.
Here are a few more Brackets that we need to build and place on the frame.
Bracket for the rad cooling fans, side pipe mounts, steering column, wind shield and drive shaft loop mounts.
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Here we are starting to build the frame work to mount the body too.
The door hinge mount is all so tied into the frame work for the body.
Sorry for the clutter in the back ground with some of these pictures.
I think this is what Mike was referring too with making the frame work fit the body.
Some of these rolled tubes and bends are tricky to get right.
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now we are putting together the frame work for the rear body to hang on, all so all the frame work for the trunk, rear panels, and rear bumpers or quick jack mounts.
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we need doors, so here we are making the hinges, latches, catch plates etc
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Now we test fitted the body, looks like it might just work.
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