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  1. #41
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    Thanks, must admit can't fault either of my two lads, oldest lad works seven days a week most weeks, think he needs to slow down.

    Jonny has just come back from stints working in India and California ( he loved Cali, hope he gets a job out there then he may have a couple of lodgers )

    Unfortunately Willys is on hold yet again, I probably need to spend about another 400-500 to put it on the road but due to the vagaries of work yet again my job is at risk, I'm loathe to commit to spending anything at the moment.

    It'd be great if we can get both of these and the oldest lad's Little Red out all together.

    Ian

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    Exemplary work there Ian.did your lads recover from the gorse bush at the pod...?

  3. #43
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    Ha Ha thanks Liam, it was actually me and our Jonny in the truck, Matt had more sense , I managed to hold Jon up as a shield (like the caring dad I am), he was like . I think he's just got the last thorn out now. That was a good night.

    Are you down at the Pod this year, if I can manage to keep a job we're planning on being down with the Willys for Dragstalgia and the Mopars.

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    Yep both of those if I can get time off..

  5. #45
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    Called in to see how the build was going. Superb!!!!

  6. #46
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    Your lad is impressive, nice build progress.

  7. #47
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    Time for an update, it's been quite a while since the last one (not much new there). Once again I'll have to do this in several posts, approx 7 parts, I've got around 60 images to upload.

    From the work it doesn't look as if there has been much progress but it is the more intricate engineering bits that soak up the effort, plus he's had to go to India and the States a couple of times for work.

    I think Jon's work just keeps getting better and better, even from the start of this thread. A few of the guys know Jonny and have seen how he has developed from the first posts on his MK1 Escort build when he started 7 years ago ( on RnS). He is talking about going back and redoing that when he finishes the Camaro. I think it will be a real shame because even that work was way better than anything I have done and amazing. Makes me wonder what it will turn into if he does

    Anyway on with Part 1

    He welded tab extensions to the front chassis rail motor plate mount, this is to allow the engine to be slid forward to aid trans removal.



    Bit more work on the bulkhead.



    Fabricating seat mounting brackets, these got welded to the cage mid-bar.



    Deciding on the seat and steering column position



    The next four images are the steering column mounting brackets he designed and fabricated









    End of part 1

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    Part 2

    The next three photo's show the bulkhead panels with beads and swages rolled in and the standard of his panel fabrication.







    The bottom steering column bracket was silicon bronzed to the bulkhead



    Next step was to decide where to mount the brake master reservoir and then fabricate the pedal and linkage. The tube ends were machined out and roller bearings pressed in to allow smooth operation of the pedal.











    Position of master cylinder



    End of part 2

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    Part 3

    Next Jon fabricated the under scuttle filler panel, he uses a lot of cardboard templets to aid design



    Trial fitting front end panels to ensure everything still fits



    The part complete panel fabricated to look like one piece, if you look closely at the ends it is quite a complex but simple looking piece.









    Swages rolled in to add to stiffness



    The engine was once again fitted to check clearance



    End of part 3

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    Last edited by Chucks41; 15-01-18 at 10:13 PM.

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    Part 4

    The next series of three photo's show the master cylinder mounting brackets including a nifty adjustable support bracket to aid easy removal of the master cylinder if needed







    Some of his brackets amaze me.

    The following two pics show the standard of his Tig welding and the accuracy of the angles he works to





    Jonny cut slots in the chassis rails in several places to allow wiring to be passed through them, he then added reinforcing collars around the openings.



    Once more checking panel and engine fit, he also checked master cylinder to header gapping



    The carb sits slightly above bonnet line.



    Another couple of neat little brackets fabricated to take the AED throttle cable/Rod set up



    End of part 4

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    Last edited by Chucks41; 15-01-18 at 10:31 PM.

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