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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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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:39 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I didn't take before pictures on this section. The bulkhead closing panel was showing rust between the sheet metal layers with some heavy pitting. Rather than imagine this wasn't going to be a problem, I selected to just cut it out. I then welded the 2 layers that make up the outer of the A-pillar, then will weld the new sheet metal to the post. This will solve flex issues and cure the rust at the same time. There was also a small rust patch about half way up the pillar.

It was a difficult panel to fit because it's not just the outside, but the inside. So getting it all into place was an entire day. I've also replicated the swages - not that anyone will care or know when done.

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It takes time to get the fitment just how I like it. The larger "gap" by the A-pillar is only because the panel needs to move to the pillar.

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Here's the inside of the repair.

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Here's the bottom of the panel - this is why this stuff takes time.

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More updates as this panel gets finished.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:12 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Such a rust trap. I had 4 or 5 sections there to repair on my own.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:26 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:21 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Quick update, I've had some time to make some more progress. The bulkhead closing panel is now welded and finished off.

The welding.

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Backside.

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A little grinding later and we have a nicely finished panel. I'll have to do the other side. It's more corroded on the pillar, so I'll take it all off and do it again.

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The floor was next. A little more fitting and it's all welded in place.

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A little grinding and this panel is done...again.

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That's looking a lot better.

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Pedal box corners welded up and ready to mount. Finally.

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Adjusted the fit to the firewall for the last time. This is how close it is...honest. No screws this time.

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Pedal mount plate and stiffening/closing panel. Painted inside and out. It's the details that take the time.

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The "exposed" nuts go inside the frame, then you can see how this part welds to the frame and the floor. That'll make it as stiff as needed.

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I've still got a test fit or two coming up - need to get a false floor in the drivers side and test the pedals while seated in the car to make sure I like it. Then we can move on to other things like the drive line tunnel.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:28 am 
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It's time to get some seat belts in this thing. I need to make sure of the belt receiver buckle before I finish the drive line tunnel, so in go the seats and I did a little test fit.

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That's going to work. Feels really good - shifter is in the right place, pedals feel good.

I started with the rear belts...just to get them done. I'm not going with any stockish placement. I built these adapter brackets.

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They're held in with some nut plates welded to the parcel shelf.

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Tada - done. These belts don't have a shoulder loop and will be covered eventually.

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Next, I needed some anchor plates for back and front.

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A little TIG practice.

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Couple of holes and a little more welding and bingo - we're installed in the back.

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These get added to the B pillar - the spacer keeps the webbing off the bodywork.

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Now, the front belts are installed.

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Now, I can finally get the drive line tunnel done. So a little layout work.

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Some bead rolling.

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And BAM - we've got a tunnel.

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Looks good to me.

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Clearance is good.

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Side view - very happy with the way it turned out.

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That's it for this update. Tune in on the YouTube channel if you want more details.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:26 am 
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I'm going to put this hear...is anyone still even using this forum?

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 am 
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I’m watching every post/episode, with interest!


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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:29 pm 
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I’m watching every post/episode, with interest!


Good to know! It's just so quiet around here these days...we used to be so much more active.

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