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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:56 am 
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"(my welder is only a 150 amp, not meaty enough for welding an axle)"

Jimi would a 170 amp do the job? :?

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Looking good Jimi, keep it up. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:15 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
"(my welder is only a 150 amp, not meaty enough for welding an axle)"

Jimi would a 170 amp do the job? :?

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Maybe, got it in my head from somewhere that it needs to be at least a 190, will find out for sure.

Also my welding is ok but dont know if i'd trust it for a shocker mount, the rear crossmember for the top mountings is going to be bolted in using the original holes in the towers then welded in for belts and braces.

For the axle brackets i was going to tack them in place then take the axle to an engineering place i'm using in Paisley and get them to weld them properly, doing the same with the brake caliper mounts :wink:

Sounds a load of hassle taking the axle into town but i've carted it about so much now i can throw it over my shoulder :lol:


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Got some more shiny bits for the Escort in the last couple of weeks, now have most of the bits to get the front end together, pic shows the WCXM, 2.9 steering rack with track rod extensions, adjustable TCA's, Compression struts and a pair of 2.1/4" coilover front legs, got the legs off E-bay, they seem ok for the money, they are wedged and have AVO gas inserts, came with 10.5" springs but these seem a bit short so i'll probably buy longer ones, fitted longer studs to the hubs as i'll be using 5mm spacers on the front.

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Have a few problems though.

Bought a pair of Escort MK2 Eccentric top mounts, these are too small, recon i need Capri ones :roll:

Also the Compression struts are too short, not reaching from the TCA's to the existing brackets on the chassis legs, dont fancy cutting and re-welding the brackets so will need to get the struts lengthened, have came to the conclusion that the guy who originaly built the car must have made up a lot of his own bits as some of the off the shelf bits i'm using are way out (had the same problem with the four link bars on the rear), will get the bars altered ok using the local engineering company but will need to wait till after the new year along with buying the Capri top mounts so wont get the work done that i had planned over the holidays.


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Making arrangements to have this brought back to life in Glasgow early in new year :D

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Had it for 20 years or so, unused since 2004/5 :oops:

anarra......

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:41 am 
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I can help with that :wink:

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RobMac wrote:
I can help with that :wink:

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Hero (clutching amulet): Talk to me Goose

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Sorry I nearly swore at you :)

So VW's - chassis, sills and some body panels to sort - not a weekend's work. Off and on over a couple of months i think. I'm told there's a good guy in Thornliebank who will do the needfull.


Or are you on about the interior soft furnishings?

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"Both" but you seem to have the exterior in hand so it'll be interior then.

I thought about the "wombles mobile brothel" look :lol:

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VW Campers always remind me of a girl called Lorraine who had a nice maroon and white one (the camper that is).


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Maybe next year I'll get one :cry: - I think I go through the motions almost every year.


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