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Old 29-03-2018, 12:22 PM   #1011
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Yes, should be Niall. The guy told me it will pick a shell up from axles stand height. Just need to jack the rear up and get that on stands then remove the beam. Should then just be a case of hook up, get the gun on the nut on the end of the threaded rod and up she goes......!
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Old 30-03-2018, 03:36 PM   #1012
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Here we go.....(complete with small, well meaning helper.....!)

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Old 30-03-2018, 03:51 PM   #1013
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Brilliant. Thats a great result. Does it feel stable enough, chum?

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Old 30-03-2018, 04:18 PM   #1014
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Lol, it's not on it yet Cooks....that's just the front one shoved there out of the way to give me room to pull the buggy out of the garage to make room for all the crap 'stored' in the Rallye.

Whilst not cricket, it just not cricket. Rain stops play
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Old 30-03-2018, 04:39 PM   #1015
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Lol, it's not on it yet Cooks....that's just the front one shoved there out of the way to give me room to pull the buggy out of the garage to make room for all the crap 'stored' in the Rallye.

Whilst not cricket, it just not cricket. Rain stops play
Flipping looks like it's on it bud lol.

And i can't find the emoji for face palm lol.

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Old 31-03-2018, 12:45 PM   #1016
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So, the towbar is on. Not without a fight, but it's on.

First issue is that we didn't measure properly where to put the additional spars. Balls. Only out by an inch at most but out to the point it wouldn't fit, so out came the hacksaw....





I will have that welded back in at a later date....

Onto fitting proper......It's supposed to bolt through the chassis with two M10 bolts either side. Now, whichever numpty made the rear chassis rail for this car decided to leave a lump of weld in one of the holes, meaning the M10 bolt wouldn't fit. It's right up in the corner of chassis rail/boot floor so there is no hope of getting a drill into it either. The other side was just full of crap. I ended up switching down to M8 bolts. Not ideal but I guess it will do the job. Eventually, after much cursing, bashing if head followed by even more cursing, removal of electric and mastic from screw threads we were on....



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Old 31-03-2018, 02:29 PM   #1017
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Ok........rain break, again. Be rude not to have a brew.

So front mounts are on.



Had to get the wife to get me some 40mm M10 bolts whilst out as I thought up had some but I can't find them....



Slight issue in that the rear is too low. I jacked it up to raise the axle stands that are under the rear currently. Turns out they're already at full height. I need to swap the ones from the front to the rear as they are taller. The front is already more than high enough.

Just going to be fun trying to swap over the axles stands....doubt I'm getting much further today as it's raining, lots.
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Old 31-03-2018, 04:38 PM   #1018
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Getting there, stick with it!
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Old 31-03-2018, 07:18 PM   #1019
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Well,

Spent the afternoon mainly dodging the rain.

Got the front all connected up. The rear is ready, just needs lifting and the car levelling off.

Before I can do anymore, I need to remove the rear beam. A mate has got a taller set of axle stands I can borrow so picking them up tomorrow. Once I've got it lifted, I can then attach the rear properly and connect the brace between the two uprights. Then, lift!!

The forecast for the next two days here is awful. Heavy rain pretty much solid. At least it's not snow!





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She flies......



Need to take it up more before i can fully turn it over but impact gun flat so having to do it buy hand.....

Still, pleased!
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