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LWB RAT - bought, crashed, rebuilding..

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Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 02:07:55 AM
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just a quick thought on the cables you could extend the chassis outlet tubes to suit your cables now.
easy enough and fine tuneable tube of the same size and and outer sleeve to align it all.

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that might be a very good solution, cheers snoopy

Ditto!.... :D :D :D :D :D ;-)up

Brilliant idea Snoop  :)
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Reply #16 on: April 14, 2013, 08:50:15 AM
thats every buggy owners nightmare but awsome rebuild ;-)up


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Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 05:26:50 PM
Davy

Fancy a beer at All Types this year ?

Not sure if I am camping or not yet.  Will decide a bit closer to the time and weather dependent of course.


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Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 10:05:11 PM
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just a quick thought on the cables you could extend the chassis outlet tubes to suit your cables now.
easy enough and fine tuneable tube of the same size and and outer sleeve to align it all.

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that might be a very good solution, cheers snoopy

Ditto!.... :D :D :D :D :D ;-)up

Brilliant idea Snoop  :)

Its a great idea and one i'll be using :)  thanks chaps

thats every buggy owners nightmare but awsome rebuild ;-)up
Yes, it was. But the support to rebuild has been great that's really helped, so thank you everyone


Davy

Fancy a beer at All Types this year ?

Not sure if I am camping or not yet.  Will decide a bit closer to the time and weather dependent of course.


Yes, hoping to be there. Maybe one or two less than last year and none of that apple juice Fran was dishing out!!  :P
Also targeting on the road date for the Hospital...fingers crossed.. :o


So with that in mind I pressed on the sunny afternoon..

I've decided to basically be less particular, anal and ocd'ish, otherwise i'll never gat on the road again.
so rather than strip the entire front end to re paint etc i decided to do what was needed, change the steering box that has stopped steering after the bump.
Now the front will need attention soon but i can do that later, as i said getting on the road is more important

So thanks to manxdavid i had a new steering box and set about removing the old one, and putting the new one on.
for once i can report all went without a hitch, i know, amazing!  :D

so heres the proof of the new box in place
The only ting is the screw to adjust is much further out on this box than the other



Oh and its needs new oil/grease....which????
and where do you get the bungs that stop it all leaking out.. ::)

thanks

dav


 


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Reply #19 on: April 20, 2013, 09:33:28 AM
Have to say well done mate. Great efforts to resurrect your motor!
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Reply #20 on: April 20, 2013, 12:54:52 PM
glad the buggy took the brunt and not you,
great determination to get the same one back on the road  ;-)up

my nephew did the same kind of thing when he traded his Elise up to an Exige, took off at the lights on a right hand junction (showing off) and went sideways into a lamp post......took a handling and race course after  ;D
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Reply #21 on: June 03, 2013, 04:29:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments  ;-)up

All types came and passed by without a single spanner turned in anger..
This has been mainly because i've been concentrating on my business which is getting busier, good for me me not so good for the RAT.

So with that all in mind and the manchester children's hospital fast approaching, i have decided to draft in some help. Now i would have loved to have done all the work myself but it will never get done in the time scale i want if i do it.

So on Thursday the chassis is being taking to Manchester Air Cooled aka Stef's and the welding to the pan and brake line and clutch are being sorted. Once that has happened i'm in talks with someone else who will finish up the chassis.

One thing that i did need to do was to put in the engine, only temporally so it was easier to transport to Stefs. The old Engine was robbed of the dynamo and stand and the clutch and the engine temp installed.









The chassis looked great with the new 1776 twin carb bolted in :D

Cheers

Davyd



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Reply #22 on: June 06, 2013, 05:50:31 PM
Today the chassis headed over to MAC's..

Bye for a bit...






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Reply #23 on: June 06, 2013, 08:47:20 PM
Coming along nicely Davy, and Stef's a top bloke!  ;-)up  ;-)up ;-)up

Cheers

Fran  8) 8) 8)


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Reply #24 on: June 06, 2013, 09:16:00 PM
Cheers mate, bit different to when we were pulling out the engine and box eh?! : D


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Reply #25 on: June 10, 2013, 03:24:16 PM
The shell on its way to Rhyl to be fixed


Shell at the workshop


Broken side pod and a collection of bits


Damaged rear quarter


Updates to follow with progress....

Dav


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Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 04:08:53 PM
Photos printed on genuine ILFORDŽ paper.

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Reply #27 on: June 10, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
looks like Phils car transporter .... dont know him personally bu have been told he is a great guy as well .... so looks like you have some good ones helping you out .... good luck!


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Reply #28 on: June 10, 2013, 06:12:32 PM
Ha ha David, trust me that crossed my mind more than once :)

Correct Tony, Phil dropped both the chassis and shell off. Yes he's a top bloke, did a great job and at a great price. Well worth it.
If you need cars moving he's your man.

Can't wait for the updates from the fibreglass guy.


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Reply #29 on: June 12, 2013, 04:00:57 PM
Shell repair update  :D