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The resurrection of Tufftee - Part Deux :o

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by The Mad Hat Man, May 11, 2018.

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    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

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    Ah right - yet to get there. The modification makes a lot of sense!! Hopefully water/mud just runs out. I'm liking how properly this is being done! No corner cutting
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    One more for good luck!

    Did have an “ooops” moment today.......
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    Had my own mini “Yorkshire” :eek:.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That bit of scorched earth will come back greener than the rest ya know :rolleyes:

    Good to see my welds were good and strong, albeit in the wrong place :oops:

    Ready for Friday?

    Monster weldathon coming up me finks, I got the scaff pole butt clamp for the roll bar in the back of the van, we could cut it in two, test fit the sill and get it welded on to the box section good and strong before it goes back in?
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I ain’t touching yo butt clamp.
    Slow but steady methinks ;)

    I forgot to order the front body supports for the offside, but they can wait for a while.
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    First Fit For Friday....

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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Cool, how far did you go with the other sill? Did you just tack it on or fully weld it up?

    Are you out tomoz? Just in case I escape early ;)
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    just tacked the end on and cleaned it up.
    will txt you.
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    but more panel manufacturing today....

    Template made
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    Panel cut out
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    Tabs bent up
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    wing mounting bracket first fit (Rivet pins are ideal for lining parts up, prior to welding)
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    Inner bracket first fit
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    Just going to the van, think the phone might still be in there :oops:
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    There’s no particular hurry. I am happy to get it as good as possible
     
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    Did you cut that out with a die grinder, angle or dremel? Seriously clean fab work!
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    4.5” cutting disk, file and g clamp
     
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    Nicely done that is! As you know and I'm learning the tidier and neater the fit and panel, the better the weld and end result. Looking forward to seeing these go on.
     
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    An interesting evening tonite.
    Repositioning the sill and tacking the body mounts in place. Making sure they lined up with the outriggers and making seat mounting holes in the floor, ready for the main floor support.
    pics laters.
     
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    Sorry, no pics, they are all blurry an look proper carp, gonna bring my Sony camera next time.

    Really hoping to blaze it all together and get it fitted.
     
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    Patience Grasshopper. All will be sorted in due course. ;)
     
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    A couple more pics. Nothing looks much different, but the sill is positioned one inch further forward, as otherwise it wont allow for the A pillar attachment.

    Because of this, the front support bracket also had to be moved back. All tacked into position now except for the centre floor support and the small floor support panel, which is usually used as a sill closure.

    We are getting there :).

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    Also marked up the OS sill ready for attachment of mounts etc.

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