1960 Split Window Resto/Rebuild

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Re: 1960 Split Window Resto/Rebuild

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Got the machining done at work on the child restraint bar that goes across behind the rock and roll seat. Should have some pics in the next day or two. Front suspension is finalised, just getting some drawings of how the tubbing needs to go, but basically including the doors. Also thought I would post a couple of pics of the CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) of the rear, which is coming up nicely. It is using standard Commodore rear discs to make it easy to get parts. Bummer I missed Coopers show too!!

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Nice work. Loving the progress pics and updates.
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Re: 1960 Split Window Resto/Rebuild

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Wow, your CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) :D work is coming along nicely.
What's your rough eta on getting this on the road ? End of year in the picture ?
Going to be real nice to clock up some big klm's on it
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Hi, mate, thanks, a bit of a little buzz today as the engineer signed off on the rear child restraint bar and also how we want to mount the headrests. Also have done a drawing to get the rear discs re-drilled to the 130x5, after which I can 100% confirm the offset I need for the calliper mount. Slow and steady wins the race.

I am sort of hoping (hope is not a strategy!!) that maybe toward the end of this year. I am very close to sending it back for paint, the race is on to get all the stuff done that requires welding before that. Pretty much the only thing left is to tidy up the welds on the CRA lower mount bar, and I drew up the coil-over top mount and got the plates laser cut. In two minds whether to have a crack at welding them up or give them to someone who knows what they are doing with a tIg given how much load they are under. They then need to be positioned and welded to the chassis.

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Re: 1960 Split Window Resto/Rebuild

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Every thing looks to be going along fine, but I think you should bolt those shocker mounts on instead of welding them to the chassis, that way they will never crack off, worse case senario would be it would bend the chassis, maybe a beefier version of the Creative Engineering shocker mounts would work, with a decent inner size chassis plate. Ian
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Hi Ian, I am sort of tied in the respect by what the engineer wants. Given the load they are under as they take the spring so the whole weight of the car, I guess it's why he wants the fully welded. With the engineering, some things it's better to just go with than fight :D. Btw loving the ute mate!!
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Thanks, and you’re bus is coming along nicely
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Youre handbrake idea is cool as. Also moving the gear lever. Love it.
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Made up a tool I have had an idea for, for a little while. Seems getting the rear wheel bearing out isn't easy, and some googling didn't turn up anything I was happy with. I love laser cutting for the cheapness of what you get, so whilst I was getting the plates done for the rear coil-over top mount I designed up a puller. I made it with 8 fingers, not sure tbh you need all 8. But I came up with a sort of twist-lock idea, with a top plate that holds it all together. Works a treat and should make the occasions i need to pull the bearings that bit easier.
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Double post, sorry
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That’s an awesome looking tool mate well done, I love making stuff like this…..should really help with the two times you ever need to take them out :lol:
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Lol, already pulled them out half a dozen times working out this suspension. And fucked two bearings doing it, hence the tool. As I say apart from my time it pretty much cost me nicks :D
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I think it’s a great idea, and the best part is now we know where we can borrow one, and a tip for your final assembly is to get fully sealed bearings
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Happy to share the laser cutting file if anyone wants. Thanks for the tip re the seals.
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Re: 1960 Split Window Resto/Rebuild

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Mate that tool is awesome, I need to pop over soon and check out all this progress in person
Way too many projects
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