61 RHD devon

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Keith and Will, I've just read this through.

Amazing work. Really impressed. You are in safe hands Keith, but you probably know that

Can't wait to see more
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hebbrkd wrote:
Yes fair play Will rang me as soon as he saw crockery cupboard for sale and got it for me too.
Your wish is my command as always.

Nice guy the seller as well very helpfully and informative.
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Chassis almost finished.

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The chassis has been blasted epoxy primed ready for the other sections to be welded in today.

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Time to test fit the new floor and seat panels before flipping the shell back on top.

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WOW !
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Just caught up on this thread, amazing work buddy!
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OK so before we flip the body first we have some more metal to remove.

Old cargo floor, top hats, I beams and tubs out

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Mmmm nasty

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Plate over plate

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Rear tubs coming out

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good good job
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Thanks!

Almost ready to flip her back over, more panels on order to sort the shell.
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Wow, that chassis is a work of art. Out if interest Will, is there any reason that the new chassis sections don't come boxed, or is it just a case of they weren't like that originally so no one bothers? I've thought about getti mine boxed before to add strength but not sure the gain is worth the work.

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Hi Lee

Yes the new chassis sections are made to original specifications so they are open to allow them to be used in sections or full, plus the loom and brake lines run inside them.

Closing the areas would gain you strength but unless you want to put a huge engine or fit jumping hydraulics you won't really get much benefit from it.

The Subaru pickup I'm building is having a chassis roll cage/brace built under it to stop it twisting but that is so if needed later the bhp can be 350+

Have you sorted your roof hole yet ?

Cheers Will
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Wow extensive superb job on the chassis. Kudos tonyou guys. Can you let me know what was the costsnof the chassis panels and from where sir.

Thank you.

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BlastingDiePast wrote:Hi Lee

Yes the new chassis sections are made to original specifications so they are open to allow them to be used in sections or full, plus the loom and brake lines run inside them.

Closing the areas would gain you strength but unless you want to put a huge engine or fit jumping hydraulics you won't really get much benefit from it.

The Subaru pickup I'm building is having a chassis roll cage/brace built under it to stop it twisting but that is so if needed later the bhp can be 350+

Have you sorted your roof hole yet ?

Cheers Will
Ah ok. I've got a brace bolted to the underneath of mine that I had made up from 1" box section. It run down each chassis rail then has a diagonal from each corner plus another square about 2' big welded in the middle where the diagonals cross as well (if that makes sense).
Got the big hole in the roof sorted by filling it with a Dormobile style roof in the end :lol: For what it was gonna cost to get it welded up it made more sense to have the pop top fitted and it's made it much easier to camp with a well. There's some pics on my build thread, which is waaaaaaay down on page 2 now I'd imagine as it's been a lazy winter for me not having to do anything to it, which has been a result :cheers:
Went for a quick spin yesterday having not even started it up for about a month and a half and all I had to do was put a bit of air in one of the tyres. Result !!!!!
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Right then!

Flip flop roll over boy.

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Shell meet chassis.

Although we need to remove a bit more crap from the shell first.

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Front nose, floor, treasure chest section, hand brake support, lower rear bulkhead removed plus both rear wheel tubs.

And on she goes.

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Looking good Will, more parts ordered and on their way......
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