Since the front sway bar mounting area is prone to fatigue when using a bigger sway bar, which I am (suspension techniques), I reinforced the area with a 3mm thick piece of fresh metal!:) Continue reading
The front fenders were in storage in the cellar for quite some time now! Just brought them up, unpacked them and started to prep everything to weld in the side marker delete plates in the front! Continue reading
I already talked a lot about cleaning up the engine bay. Now it was time to actually weld all those for the future unnecessary holes shut! Continue reading
Some more welding and repairs on the body! Continue reading
The nozzle of my welder melted itself whilst I welded in the roll bar plates or brackets. Since replacement parts weren’t readily available I had an excuse to upgrade my welder with a 4m Euro mount welding gun! The original one was maybe 1,5-2m long, and a pain in the back. Had to put the welder into the car as I was welding in the roll bar plates because it was too short! Continue reading
Pretty much one of the last things to bolt off of the car, besides the door itself, were the door locking mechanics. Off they go! Continue reading
EDIT: Holy s*** guys! I just received a mail response from the Belgium distributor of my Safety Devices rear cage and he just told me that in fact I did it the right way to weld in the reinforcement plate from the inside! It was usual in the past to weld them from underneath the wheel well, but newer FIA regulations actually obligate to weld the reinforcement plates from the inside onto the floor or wheel wells, so the cage is in direct contact with the reinforcement plate!
Oh well. Again a terribly long break from the blog! I honestly had the feeling in the beginning that I’m working on too many little things that are not worth a blog post yet, and wanted to accumulate many little things for one post! After a while I realized that I actually had material for multiple posts, which again ended in procrastination regarding posting content, because I was a bit overwhelmed!
Let’s start with the biggest “accomplishment” being a big fail in the end… Continue reading