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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:17 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Cool - I'll try to mix it up a little. I'm just trying to keep improving - the last one was still a bear to edit - but I tried to get it right (still a few errors). I need to find ways to make the editing less of a task.

I was going to reattach the stock drive line tunnel closing panel and the cross member under loop. I think that's all I'm going to need. I still have a mess of work to get this done this week (might need next weekend as well). Seatbelts are in transit, but they won't be here for tomorrow. So It can't all be finished - but given that I still have to work out the trans sheet metal connection, I'm unlikely to get this done when I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:37 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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So if you didn't watch the video...here's the related post.

With the drive shaft clearly not fitting...I needed one inch more in the rear cross member to get the clearance that I needed to run a one piece drive shaft. The plasma came out, things got cut, and then I fabricated more stuff that got put back into the car.

They look like this.

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Yes, that's a big hole in my freshly painted rear seat pan. Oh well.

I didn't take any pictures of getting the back sheet metal put back in place. It involved a template, some shrinking and a little T-Dolly work. Oh, and a little welding.

Ta da.

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Here you can see what I've done a little better. There were some 16 ga box sections added inside the cross member and plug welded in place. Then the 3 mm steel hoop was bashed out and plug welded into those box sections. Then the sheet metal goes over all that mess. Just a little clean up and it's fitted. I've added a crease in the top of the sheet metal to get the fit perfect.

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The angle of the shaft will allow me to add the original drive shaft loop/cross member stiffener to the base of this when the foot pans are back in place. I will need to add some strength to the top.

So I used my tipping wheel on the bead roller to turn out these panels.

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That fit together with this strip.

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And get all welded up and finished off.

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That sits over this like so.

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So now..it's on to finishing up the trans tunnel and getting a drive shaft tunnel built.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:17 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I hate rework - but here we are. This pedal box has been doing my head in. I could have finished this a year ago, but something was just not right. I've done an episode on making the little shelf thing and was kidding myself that this would be OK as the area needs a false floor anyway. Well it's come time to fish or cut bait as I begin to wrap up the interior sheet metal. I don't like it. It doesn't feel right. So it's coming out.

Here we are now.

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The photo makes the fit look worse than it is...I just jammed the floor part in there last night in disgust/despair. Now, I spent two nights freezing my arse off on the frozen concrete looking at this mess muttering to myself. You get the picture.

At the far edge of the repair, we're 1" off the floor...but only fractionally off the rail.

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So why am I compensating for a floor (that I put there) that's clearly in the wrong place. That's got to go.

In case you're wondering...it all fits nicely - but this does need to be sorted before the trans tunnel goes in.

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So I'm not being random for once.

I wasn't sure how I'd make a silk purse out of this sow's ear either...so that'll bug me forever. No way to close all this up against moisture and dirt.

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And I'm super not pleased that the pedal box is 3/4" off the rail. I want it on the rail. So I'm going to fix all of this somehow. I've also discovered that the bulkhead closing panel is a bit pitted and really just the flange needs to go, so it'll go. Anyway, this will take a few days to put right.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:18 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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After two tries to get it right, the pedal box is finally done. I've replaced the bottom and made it 3/4" deeper and changed the angle to fit the frame.

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Turned out nicely.

I took the time to tune the flange fit when the bottom was separated. Much easier to move the flange when you don't have to fight the entire part. Got it to fit great.

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First fit - like a glove.

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Laying out the template for the new floor. Much better.

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Tomorrow the floor gets shaped and welded in. Then the pedal box will get a final fit and be ready to weld up.

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