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mike brown
Posted on: February 26th, 2017, 21:39:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Great progress keep it coming.
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Goff_Allen
Posted on: February 27th, 2017, 08:50:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from mike brown, posted February 26th, 2017, 21:39:02 at here
Great progress keep it coming.
Mike



Thanks Mike,

Question- This body as no wood running the length of the cills , Do i need to fit wood or will it be OK, , When i collected it from Richard he said it was very light so could have been a racing shell,
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mike brown
Posted on: February 27th, 2017, 09:16:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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The cills are a fibreglass box section made up of the shells exterior and an internal section glassed into the shell. The wood (or sometimes cardboard  in mini marcos) is only there as a former for the fibreglass it has little structural property's. If you are concerned about stiffness in this area just add a couple of layers of glass along the internal section.
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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:03:58
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Got a bit more finished , Glassed over the floor mountings , Made good outside also and a couple of polyester rods replacing the rotten tube in the foot wells, also fitted two stainless plates with nuts welded on for the subframe front mountings , removed the fibreglass from the rear of the car as it had been poorly glassed over , next job is to add another layer and fill in the rear light holes also the rear skirt needs some work , started painting underneath , Having a change from the grinding dust .

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:04:31
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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:06:18
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front mounting plates

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:11:01
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glassed over front mounting

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:11:32
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front mounting

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:12:26
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a bit of paint

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:13:13
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i need to fill these holes in soon.

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Quoted from mike brown, posted February 27th, 2017, 09:16:46 at here
The cills are a fibreglass box section made up of the shells exterior and an internal section glassed into the shell. The wood (or sometimes cardboard  in mini marcos) is only there as a former for the fibreglass it has little structural property's. If you are concerned about stiffness in this area just add a couple of layers of glass along the internal section.
Mike



Mike i will leave them as they are , Thanks
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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:20:32
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old mounting removed and a gap to fill in

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2017, 21:20:59
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gap to fill in

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Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:33:54
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I am back after holiday and a bit of time off , first all i am undoing what i thought was right the first time round , Let me explain a bit and hopefully the photo's should tell the story , Right This shell came with  out a rear subrame fitted,Various hole cut out of the shell around the rear subframe !!!!!! Hah i thought i fill them with fibreglass ,MISTAKE , They were cut out to clear the subframe , What i ended up doing  was cutting the suframe and fibreglass and filling in again, its done now and all underneath painted, subfame fitted with the brake ,fuel and battery lines connected ,just got to fit shocks ,cables and rear pipes  


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cut the battery box

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