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FEMA

USA
1392 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2008 :  00:56:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Art - so it's good to have a mechanic in the family, eh? Just in case you need any help

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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  07:39:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an update. Wheel arches stoneguarded, engine bay primed and the rest ready for primer. Hopefully painted in 2 weeks.



































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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2008 :  02:46:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's in primer. Full paint in 2 weeks.















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mirafioriman

United Kingdom
193 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2008 :  06:11:48  Show Profile  Visit mirafioriman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice one! Can't wait to see it painted. It is lovely when you get to this stage of a project, as you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope to see some more pictures of it soon!

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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2008 :  08:06:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a pretty long tunnel! Justin finally accepts it will be nowhere near ready for the Rally. Here are a series of pictures I took Saturday. One shows the steering box chassis rail reinforcing plate that his cousin has welded on. Wayne is an expert welder.

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Ron B

Australia
11633 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2008 :  09:30:39  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
NICE WELD!!!

Tig welded?
Hey if Michael Morris can build a car in a couple of weeks so can Justin...ha ha

...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)
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Chris Johnson

USA
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Posted - 07/29/2008 :  10:36:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I noticed that weld too. It's a VERY nice job, and who ever did it knows what they are doing. It's no small trick welding thick metal to thin metal. I'm with Ron, it looks like TIG.

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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2008 :  18:14:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did say that Justin's cousin Wayne is an "expert welder". It will be a TIG weld, that is what he uses. He spends a lot of time welding aluminium as well. He has a top fuel drag car he built and has to repair the block, heads, etc. You will also note that he deliberately extended the reinforcing plate to cross the factory weld between the two components of the front chassis rail. He also made the replacement steel hydraulic switch handles for my 600. He is a very unassuming excellent professional tradesman.
Art
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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2008 :  08:26:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
#5810 is finally back in the shed from the painter's. Here are some sneak pics.

























#771 below it will be the race car.

And to stay out of mischief in the meantime, Justin takes gearboxes out of trucks











Art

Edited by - Art Love on 10/03/2008 08:32:27
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Ron B

Australia
11633 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2008 :  17:01:39  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
looks like.." OK ..now what..? "


...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)
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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2008 :  17:49:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hit it with the 10 pound hammer standing next to it. I jest.

I took these pictures last night. It has gone to the gearbox shop this morning to have the synchros rebuilt and will be back in the truck this afternoon. By the way, it's a Daimler box and has done 400000Km of stop start work around town, essentially no highway work and the rebuild is prophylactic rather than because it broke.

Maybe those folk wanting to put a manual box behind their M-100 should look at one of these. I still jest.
Art

Edited by - Art Love on 10/03/2008 17:51:37
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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2008 :  05:15:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some shots I took today. Note in the interior view through the back window how far over to the left the hole in the transmission tunnel is for the gear shift lever in this late car. It is a couple of inches further to the left than it is in #771. I measured it. It confirms what Ron said about having to reach way over to change gear in these RHD cars, worse in the later version than the early as it turns out. It's bad enough in the early cars!
The wheels have been ceramic coated like an exhaust system as well as polished.





































So it starts its new life. All we have to now is put it all back together.
Art
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S class

South Africa
955 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2008 :  17:11:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's fantastic. Please keep the pictures coming!



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Edited by - S class on 10/18/2008 17:12:06
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Art Love

Australia
6237 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2009 :  04:51:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After a long break rebuilding trucks and pulling the 280S apart, Justin is finally back on #5810. Here are some pictures from today.

























The last one is the donor front subframe from the 280S and it is right on spec. It will go for powder coating along with the bumper brackets.
Art
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Ron B

Australia
11633 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2009 :  02:45:53  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think he may need those top arms too Art. The originals ,especially the drivers side were pretty ordinary.

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What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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