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Originally posted by Push1267:
Tim, does "bravo" mean that you will volunteer as raceday crew and do the nessesary work on the car on my command? Big Grin Big Grin


I am in

Kjeld
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I am in


Your application is accepted :-).
But expect to have to wait a couple of years!

Still working on the rear part of the chassis. Here finishing the details on the suspension uprights

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Had to replace the outer skin on the inside of the rear shock towers. Did increase steel thickness to 1.5 mm to add rigidity and provide support for the rollcage rear bars.

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Moving on to the rear panel. Lower part of panel had been repaired previously, but had to be redone. Here most of the old metal is removed.

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Beautiful work.

Here is something I did which helped clean the frame but also gave a more worthy jack point.

I welded on a piece of steel to the rear frame:


I also welded some body metal into the area in the back which looked unfinished. I think it really made the back look better:





Comp. I like the jacking point plate you made that at the same time stiffens the rear frame. I will have to copy that.

The filling of the rear panel looks clean too.
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Originally posted by Push1267:
Tim, does "bravo" mean that you will volunteer as raceday crew and do the nessesary work on the car on my command? Big Grin Big Grin


Of Course Sweet
With the rear finished I'm moving on the left front. It has had a hit in the past, and the repairs (as usual) has to be redone. The damage includes damage to the frame that need to be repaired.
Here I've removed the left topfender. I have a new one to replace the old

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The damage included som bend metal in the upper shock/suspension tower frame, which had to be bend back into place.

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Impressive fabrications skills! Sure wish I could do what you and so many on this forum are capable of. You're an inspiration.
Thanks for the comments - that's motivating. And I need motivation as there's still a long way to go.

In all honesty I look forward to finishing the metalwork. For me this is hobby - I'am not a professional metal worker. However, with a lot of attention to detail, patience, A LOT of time and a few of the right tools it can be done to a fairly high standard. Also, having a friend that can fabricate the more complex metal pieces (outer rocker and inner B-posts) helps too.

Like David fx has with his project XXXX, I'm beginning to form a vision for this car as well, allthough it's a lot more traditional and not so creative. Stay tuned for that.
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I love to see threads like this. It empowers more people to try things. When they can visualize what is done, they are more likely to try something themselves even if on a smaller scale.

In every project it is only as hard as the hardest task. The difficulty is keeping perspective of the task.

I find that most people can do even some of the most difficult task; they just don't know it. "Will" and "interest" are of the most important required skills.

I find if I beet my head against the project long enough there is little one cannot do; but only if the will to do so exist.
Push, I know I've said it before it this thread, but gotta say again... "impressive work man".

For the record, I totally agree with Comp's remarks. For me it's always worked, visualize and do. Worst that can happen is the need to re-do. Sometimes I wished I had visualized longer..or even sought out more advise first. But threads like this are great to share.
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Originally posted by Push1267:

In all honesty I look forward to finishing the metalwork. For me this is hobby - I'am not a professional metal worker. However, with a lot of attention to detail, patience, A LOT of time and a few of the right tools it can be done to a fairly high standard.


Kristian, What is the right tools?
Anders, I basically only use a welder (MIG/MAG and gas-welding) and a metal bender, heat and a number of different handtools. As I said, for the very difficult fabrication that need an English wheel or other advanced equipment, I turn to a friend. However, the pantera is for the most part not too complicated to make parts for.

Got a Little Work in over the weekend.
Removed the lower front a-arm mount for repair, it had been replaced at an earlier time and had to be re-adjusted for the correct chassis measurements.

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