Category Archives: 2. Chassis construction

Lockwired the rear diff carrier

I’ve wanted to get this finished for a while but haven’t been able to find any lockwire. In the end Margnor had some although it almost gave me a heart attack when I saw the price! Should be good for … Continue reading

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Brake pipe lines front and rear

Got the brake pipe installed yesterday. The runs have changed from the video. I managed to find some pictures in the build manual for a mk3 (although weirdly they appeared to be a mirror image to my car! In doing … Continue reading

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Steering rack fitting and bump steer adjustment

This was the one bit that I’ve really not been looking forward to. On the video it shows how you’ve got to use broken hacksaw blades to raise and lower the rack to correct bump steer and then use this … Continue reading

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Building and fitting the front hubs

I’ve been busy over the last 2 weeks. I’ve managed to spend a good three or four days on the car. I’ve now completed the rolling chassis and am updating the blog so that it keeps up! The first thing … Continue reading

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Fitted the rear suspension and lower wishbone

Well I’ve now finished fitting the rear suspension. The issues with the washers has been solved by cutting them off at a tangent. This was achieved using two pieces of wood to hold the washer and act as a jig. … Continue reading

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First afternoon building the car

Completed the first afternoon working on the car. The chassis fitted with the differential well. There was a bit more pulling and pushing than was indicated on the demonstration video but we got there in the end! The photo below … Continue reading

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Collecting the Chassis

Collected the chassis today. Managed to get about 10 miles home before one of the nuts fell off. Worth bearing in mind that you need to screw the bolt into the nylon locking area before leaving to stop this from … Continue reading

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