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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:03 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Well, this has me a little concerned. Image

No VIN stamp on the body. I've got one more spot to check...the one that was used from 1960-62. I've got the sale documents for this car...WTF. I've got the vin tag, but there is NO body stamp so far. I'm sure I'll get put in jail if I just whip out the punches and knock a number into a panel...it's a $600 bill to get the province to do it - pretty pissed about this. I know I should have the government do this, but other than the fact that I just publicly announced this problem, who would know?

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:02 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I checked the final location for a VIN and not a mark on this car. Dammit.

Time to get the trans tunnel sorted out.

The 240 tunnel will work almost perfectly. I was amazed when I knocked out the lip where I lopped this off the donor car that was just about perfect.

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Both sides.

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I toyed with the idea of reusing the base of the old tunnel, but it just didn't make any sense to do that when I still had to build the flange to attach this tunnel to the firewall. It really isn't the right shape to match at the base, so better do it right.

Didn't take any picture of how I did this...watch the video when it's out.

Here's the top joining part.

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Getting it all levelled off was tricky - but worked.

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Took two stabs to get the shifter dead centre.

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Then the skirting got done. This will get tidied up and finished this week. Then the tunnel is a little closer - next up will be the drive shaft fitting.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:16 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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That tunnel fits like Binky's driveshaft. Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Still working on the side flanges...but each day, a little more gets done. First, a little sheet metal welding.

Front.
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Now that's welded. Tacks are clearly visible and the weld is fully penetrated.

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Wrapped corners (just for the welders...sort of an inside joke).

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These have very low distortion and can be effectively hammered. Not a gas or TIG weld, but it's a tunnel.

We're going to be needing a bunch of shape to get this to close up nicely.

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I hand hammered these (no E-Wheel yet) - just using a shot bag and hammers.

Getting there.

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That's more like it - a lot of shape actually.

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The shape added is a bit more evident from this angle. It's also clear that I need to shrink that top edge to get the flange to sit flat again. No big deal.

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Moving along - should have it all installed this weekend. Woo hoo.

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