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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2010, 11:00:05 PM »
What if you used 2x4 tubing for the rear frame but welded them in an angular fasion to for the arch
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« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2010, 03:31:47 PM »
Well i fabricated a frame to replace the rear panel that i cut out and then extended the rear shelf to meet the new rear seats....





Sorry about the pics, its been raining really heavilly the last couple of days.
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« Reply #77 on: July 13, 2010, 03:43:05 PM »
you definately have some skills with making things.  I can't wait to see what else you come up with for this car.
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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2010, 04:15:34 PM »
Well i fabricated a frame to replace the rear panel that i cut out and then extended the rear shelf to meet the new rear seats....



Sorry about the pics, its been raining really heavilly the last couple of days.

How about an interior shot of your work, ya' lazy cabbage?   ;) :D :D ;D
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« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2010, 04:20:27 PM »
^^^ Cabbage PMSL ( private joke )

What do you want to see? Im working outside and its been raining the last few days..........
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« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2010, 04:23:17 PM »
I wanna' see a pic of the interior frame you built to surround your rear seat fold-down/opening?
We need to see what those British hands have been doing over there...take along an umbrella
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« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »
Its all highly confidential, maybe you should get your passport sorted out and come and inspect it yourself !!

Its a simple box section frame that goes along the rear of the seat ( to help brace the seat back ) which is then tied to the floor and braced to the rear of the car, i need to put another brace across the bottom, but i need to get some more steel, i then extended the rear shelf with a nice thick steel plate.

The rear seats are bolted down to a custom made frame, so that they can be removed if needed and that allows the rear to tilt flat.

You can get hold of the frame and shake the whole car with it, i then covered the rear panel.
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« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2010, 03:58:39 PM »
A little more,  ;)

My trademark smaller rear window and flushed door handles...plus im " de swaging the whole car for a smoother look....



I havent finished these yet, but it will give you all a sneak preview, i wanted LED rear lights, so im fabricating my own, when theyre finished ill post a proper piccy.....

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« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2010, 04:39:09 PM »
My friend you have mad metal working skills and other skills to. Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2010, 04:46:23 PM »
As always, your work looks top notch mate   :o
I'll even let those Chevy Rally rims pass  ;)  ;D
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« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2010, 11:47:50 PM »
Tail lights look great! the cup of tea and polish seems to be working ;)
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« Reply #86 on: July 26, 2010, 03:27:30 PM »
Those tail lights look great!
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« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2010, 07:34:50 PM »
I love the rear tail lights!!  Can we get a picture from the back?

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« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2010, 11:27:18 PM »
Nice tails, lookin' forward to see them in.
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« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2010, 03:20:31 PM »
Ill try and get them mounted, but they wont be lit up as im in the process of re wiring the whole car.

But thanks for the positive notes.
Power is nothing without Control.

Steve, :-)
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