'74 SE5a rolling resto

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Post by frodo_monkey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:36 pm

Only if I wanted to put it on the road. Plus modifying the suspension pick up points would count similarly anyway, so I may as well ‘go big’. Whether anyone would actually notice is another matter entirely :)



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Post by frodo_monkey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:41 pm

Not much progress over Xmas due to flu and driving here, there and everywhere... but got all the suspension etc painted and polybushed:
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Picking up my refurbished axle (with LSD fitted) tomorrow then just a small ‘jigsaw puzzle’ of bits/bolts to fit together then I can drop it over with Iain Daniels.



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Post by frodo_monkey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Shiny LSD axle!
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Post by frodo_monkey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 pm

Long time no updates...

Chassis is now over with Iain; it’s having:

- new outriggers put on
- the central ‘seat mount’ crossmembers removed and replaced with something a little lower and more suitable for race seats
- the pickup points moved front and rear
- the rear of the chassis removed and replaced with something lighter (no bumpers as it’ll be a race car)
- the same at the front
- custom ARB to be made
- rear brakes to be replaced by Rover 800 calipers and discs

ETA of finished chassis being ready is mid-summer, so I’ll be making best use of the time till then by continuing to remove excess fibreglass etc from the inside, and hopefully painting underneath. Have already picked up some Rover calipers and they are off being refurbished at the minute.



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Post by frodo_monkey » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Lightened doors done:
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Lights and overriders to come off tomorrow, then back onto the dreaded roll bar :(



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Post by frodo_monkey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:11 pm

Lights and overriders off, roll bar out, dash out... need a shower! I reckon one more day of grinding and all the excess fibreglass will be out. Also need to remove the dash top and heater, but that’s for another day as it’s beer o’clock!



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Post by frodo_monkey » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:05 pm

Stripdown nearly complete:
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:57 pm

Top work fella


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Post by frodo_monkey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:42 pm

Thanks :) very dusty minging work!



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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:15 pm

Get rid of the door frames and the door pull mechanism - a piece of rope will do just as well.
The hinges can be lightened too


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:17 pm

Whilst the outriggers are being replaced , you might as well add the square plates to mount the feet of the roll cage onto


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Post by frodo_monkey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:51 pm

Yes, Iain will when it eventually gets to the top of his (long) list of cars in the workshop!

I couldn’t decide if poly windows would ‘flap’ without the frames there so I’ve left them for now. I will get round to replacing the door pulls with something a little lighter, but that is definitely into marginal gains territory. I cut 4x bin bags of fibreglass, loom and other odds/sods out of it this weekend; more to do soon as I have a week off work.



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Post by frodo_monkey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:21 pm

A bit of progress, although not as much as I hoped:
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:22 pm

Have you considered single skinning the bonnet?


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Post by frodo_monkey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:37 pm

I thought about it, but having offered up a single skin carbon bonnet to the car which was a bit ‘floppy’ I thought it best to retain at least some of the strength.



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