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leec
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« on: September 13, 2014, 17:22:55 pm »

Today was a big milestone for me. My tube chassis for the first time was rolling on the floor. It has been mounted to the chassis table for far too long and this afternoon was it's first voyage. Ok, not engine power but my 3 year old can push quite fast and make engine noises



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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 17:27:34 pm »

There are quite a few people I need to thank so far.

Ron Lummus-
Sold me the chassis kit at a great price and was always very quick to reply to my emails when we had any questions or advice was needed.
A great person to deal with.

My Dad-
Without his skills as a welder/fabricator this project would never have happened. A lot of hours have been spent on this.

Family-
Putting up with my hobby!

Gizago on here-
Providing me with a lead on a notchback, thank you

Local Cal look guys to me-
Always pushing me, especially when I've got down about the project.

Still a lot to do, floor needs modifying to meet new SFI regs and then we need to start mounting the body.
Hope everyone likes the first project pics
Lee
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 17:32:56 pm »

Well done, looks really good Cool  Hopefully this is some of that motivation you were looking for Wink Grin

cheers Richie
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 17:37:13 pm »

Thank you Richie,
Lee
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 17:43:22 pm »

Nice!  Love tubes for some reason.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 18:34:23 pm »

Nice to finally see it rolling, I know how much work you and your dad have put into it

Come a long way since we collected a pile of tubes in the back of my van !

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 18:53:05 pm »

Nice to finally see it rolling, I know how much work you and your dad have put into it

Come a long way since we collected a pile of tubes in the back of my van !



Thank you Ron, you and your van are great Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 20:28:39 pm »

Looks better than last week  Grin

Now stop dreaming of a 1641cc motor and get on with it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 07:12:41 am »

Nice! Well done Lee, looks great so far!
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 09:50:35 am »

Couple of earlier progress shots





Excuse the untidy garage
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2014, 22:48:01 pm »

Nice to see it taking shape  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2014, 16:01:33 pm »

looks good lee glad you stopped moaping around and got on with it  Cheesy what ha sto be done to the chassis to make it comply with safety regs or whatever sfi thing is ?
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 17:09:31 pm »

Needs to be a dual tube in the centre not just a single one. And a bit of cross bracing on the floor also. Nothing major just more time and notching by hand of tubes!!
Lee
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 19:27:28 pm »

when do you think itll be ready? and what motor are you going with?
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 19:57:59 pm »

Another 3 years. 82x94 Comp eliminator motor. Heads are tivalved 48x40, FK89 and high cr. have all the bits just needs building.
Lee
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2014, 16:42:21 pm »

Great work on that frame Lee...   Looks and sounds like it's gonna be an awesome car!

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2014, 14:36:19 pm »

Looks great - they are so beautiful when they are in the "tube stage"!!
Good luck!
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2014, 13:39:14 pm »

Looking great Lee, fantastic to see this taking shape.
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 15:04:53 pm »

Thank you Jamie,
Progress has slowed slightly, just picked up a one owner og paint 69 beetle Roll Eyes
Lee
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2014, 07:48:56 am »

. . .  just picked up a one owner og paint 69 beetle Roll Eyes
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How soon can get it lowered? Wink
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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2014, 10:57:23 am »

Looks good. you can be lucky to have the time to build your own car :-)  Good luck with it

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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2014, 22:27:07 pm »

YES....!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2014, 11:51:44 am »

Thank you Jamie,
Progress has slowed slightly, just picked up a one owner og paint 69 beetle Roll Eyes
Lee

You know we need to see a few pics don't you mate?
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2014, 14:18:25 pm »

Thank you Jamie,
Progress has slowed slightly, just picked up a one owner og paint 69 beetle Roll Eyes
Lee

You know we need to see a few pics don't you mate?

Its neatly tucked away at the moment whilst collecting some important bits Grin
Will do some pics soon as off first week of December, so may progress with Notch as well
Lee
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2014, 16:20:03 pm »

Hi Lee,

Project Pro Stock Notch is looking good chap  Grin

The Centerline ? wheels on the front, what size are they width wise please and are can't see if you have front disc brakes, so do they clear calipers etc.....

Cheers,

Shane.
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 16:33:09 pm »

Hi Shane,

The wheels are CMS 3.5 inch wheels. They are te ones that are normally on my oval as well. The front is just mocked up with drums, I will probably run spindle mounts that I have (that Jason Foster is kindly looking after for me at te moment)

Lee
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2014, 23:07:04 pm »

Right, in the spirit of the revived post rate on here Grin an update should happen tomorrow.

Question: what size tube should be used for the centre two tubes running down the middle of the chassis (floor section)
Anyone know the regs/requirements?
Lee
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2014, 08:34:32 am »

Right, in the spirit of the revived post rate on here Grin an update should happen tomorrow.

Question: what size tube should be used for the centre two tubes running down the middle of the chassis (floor section)
Anyone know the regs/requirements?
Lee

Jim Smith knows Lee, you could shoot him a message ;-)

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leec
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« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2014, 19:09:53 pm »

OK, a slight update. Dad and I spent a few hours trimming another Notch shell today. It was rough cutted out with a recip saw dad had borrowed from work. He's a site manager for a demolition company so you can imagine it made short work of a rotten uk notch.

Rocket Ron kindly let me borrow his trailer (thank you) to transport the shell from my nan and grandads to my parents where the chassis is. My family must hate me Grin

This is where it went slightly wrong, the shell was still very heavy (dad and I only just got it on the trailer) so there was no way we could lift it over the rolling chassis. We are going to do the final neat cutting/trimming next weekend so it will be lighter and clear the chassis.

Just got home, filthy and with a stiff back Roll Eyes


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Hello,

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