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oh well, no worries - will make my own.
already made an adjustable panhard - but thanks anyway.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:13 pm
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I ended up with the arms, sorry.

If you need any measurements or pics of them to copy give me a shout as they're not getting fitted until the middle of November at the earliest.


Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:23 pm
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CMA wrote:
I ended up with the arms, sorry.

If you need any measurements or pics of them to copy give me a shout as they're not getting fitted until the middle of November at the earliest.


OOh yes please! measurements and photos would be great - might rose joint the ends as I'll be making up new ones.
you can email me direct deckdoctor@tiscali.co.uk
Thanks
Alex

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norma wrote:
CMA wrote:
I ended up with the arms, sorry.

If you need any measurements or pics of them to copy give me a shout as they're not getting fitted until the middle of November at the earliest.


OOh yes please! measurements and photos would be great - might rose joint the ends as I'll be making up new ones.
you can email me direct deckdoctor@tiscali.co.uk
Thanks
Alex


Alex , just a note of warning regarding rodends for the trailing arms :!: ------- only rodend the chassis end (1/2 inch is plenty strong enough) BUT not the axle end unless you plan to fit 3/4 inch shank because all the suspension weight is taken at that end , as the shock/spring mount is just 100mm's from the axle . They will snap --- 31000 lbs linear weight is the spec for N rodends but divide that by 10 for weight in shear :wink: as MattD can confirm :oops:

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Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:04 pm
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Email sent Alex. :)


Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:04 pm
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stylussprinter wrote:
norma wrote:
CMA wrote:
I ended up with the arms, sorry.

If you need any measurements or pics of them to copy give me a shout as they're not getting fitted until the middle of November at the earliest.


OOh yes please! measurements and photos would be great - might rose joint the ends as I'll be making up new ones.
you can email me direct deckdoctor@tiscali.co.uk
Thanks
Alex


Alex , just a note of warning regarding rodends for the trailing arms :!: ------- only rodend the chassis end (1/2 inch is plenty strong enough) BUT not the axle end unless you plan to fit 3/4 inch shank because all the suspension weight is taken at that end , as the shock/spring mount is just 100mm's from the axle . They will snap --- 31000 lbs linear weight is the spec for N rodends but divide that by 10 for weight in shear :wink: as MattD can confirm :oops:


Good advice as normal, Thanks Rob!

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Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:14 pm
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Any chance I could have a copy too?
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:36 pm
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stylussprinter wrote:
norma wrote:
Alex , just a note of warning regarding rodends for the trailing arms :!: ------- only rodend the chassis end (1/2 inch is plenty strong enough) BUT not the axle end unless you plan to fit 3/4 inch shank because all the suspension weight is taken at that end , as the shock/spring mount is just 100mm's from the axle . They will snap --- 31000 lbs linear weight is the spec for N rodends but divide that by 10 for weight in shear :wink: as MattD can confirm :oops:


Indeed... Chassis mount end only !!

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Chopped out passenger seat pan and associated live axle mounts:
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Started to put new seat pan frame in:
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Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:34 pm
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Did you cut out the steel sheet seatpan because you were short on space for the independant suspension diff nose Dave :?:

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stylussprinter wrote:
Did you cut out the steel sheet seatpan because you were short on space for the independant suspension diff nose Dave :?:


Not really,no. The rear suspension needs something structural to hang off, so need to build up a frame in the rear of the chassis.

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Somewhat slow progress...

I completed the initial work on the seat pans, by building up both new frames. Then got a bit stuck again with where to 'put the diff', due to some conflictions with the ride height of the chassis. This has led to more drastic works, of which more will become apparent.
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In the meantime, I am ploughing some effort into working on refurbishing some of the used parts - rear (hand)brake calipers disassembled and cleaned ready for paint; crud and crap paint removed from gearbox; rear uprights disassembled and cleaned for painting...
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Hoping to make better progress with things this year!


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Time for another little update - when I condense it down like this, it seems like I've not done much, but I have been working on it, despite the cold weather.

Continuing where I left off, I spent a load of time refurbishing front and rear uprights, hubs, and brakes - stripped, cleaned, painted, all new bearings, bushes, seals, pistons, slider pins, etc.:
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Also did some engine parts, with thoughts of getting the engine built (though I am waiting for the sump to be modified):
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Trying to round up all the parts that need refurbishing, I dismantled the steering rack for cleaning and inspection:
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My new rear suspension design then finally started trickling down to me, so the last few weekends have been spent on fabrication for that:
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Dave


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Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:58 am
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It's getting there , so once the wishbones are made up and fitted , you'll romp away Dave :!:

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Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:25 pm
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stylussprinter wrote:
It's getting there , so once the wishbones are made up and fitted , you'll romp away Dave :!:


Sounds simple doesn't it? I frequently despair at the amount still to do... just got to try not to think about it, keep chipping away at it, and telling myself it is going to be a hell of a car when it is finally finished (hopefully)!

Dave


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