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Old 17-11-2013, 23:00
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Well I've had this shell a few months now and keep doing a bit so thought I'd start a thread to show some slow progress, It's going to be a long term project a couple of years at a guess but it's about my 30th mk2 so this one is going to be the most advanced one to date but still in keeping to a period works car and retaining 13inch rims even tho I fitted the 15inch tubes so I can eat my own words at a later date
My youngest lad Tom 13 has had a big input with this one and I haven't sugar coated it for him he's had 9 o'clock finishes after 3 hours sanding and on a school night and he's still fairly keen don't know where he gets it from



About a 1/4 of the panels for it and I'm not joking it's quite a solid old thing but it's seen it's fare share of welding and filler ? I won't go there !!!















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Looks like you have a good foreman to help,,

What spec you planning for the car
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Once he,s tall enough to read the gauges on the gas bottles his training will be complete
Well It's going to be be a YB turbo tarmac car and I'm making the rest up as I go along










And of course the obligatory what's it going to look like photo
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cars taking shape, should be good build judging by your previous projects. Keep up the good work Paul & Tom!!
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cars taking shape, should be good build judging by your previous projects. Keep up the good work Paul & Tom!!
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you cant blame Tom, he will just say i only did what you told me to do
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Well the mate who's building the axle for me needed the casing bracketing up and painting so he can build it.
But 1st I had to fit the link boxes to bolt it in to line up the watts kit so I made a start on them, Id also decided to use the big link bar boxes and bars after seeing the difference between the standard ones I'd used in the past.
Also the decision was made to use the quaife semi floating kit which does look a lovely bit of kit,


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Well that's the link boxes and axle brackets in the position the Ford prep book says but it's a nice feeling when they bolt together for the 1st time and line up



And now that's done it's time to get back to finishing the tubs and back end off ! When I get back to it that is
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Looking good Paul, when you can you get my Xpack in for the same?....LOL
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nice progress there on ur car m8.
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Well now I can get back in the workshop after all the Tarmac machines are recommissioned and back to work after there Xmas shutdown! So back to it










And lastly spot the mistake one I asked for a -10 outlet for the pump and a left hand swirl pot and got both

It's a easy fix tho as they supply a extra mounting bracket to weld. Next to the existing one so panic over
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Few more now I'm getting back into it again





It won't be ready for this years tour tho
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Top work there Paul.

Don't fancy making me up a set of the 15" tub cage brackets do you?
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loving the work mate it looks like mine.
Where did you get the fire wall from. I put the extra x in mine too
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