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Offline Greenbank GV

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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2018, 12:44:13 PM »
I'll have to pick your brains about the sheeting. I need some tube flares in my life.

There are plenty of lessons to be learned from my efforts  rofl
Don't do this, don't do things this way, don't drill wrong sized holes, put your big fat tyres on before you start fabbing....
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #151 on: June 04, 2018, 01:59:05 PM »
That's modified vehicles though
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #152 on: June 04, 2018, 01:59:51 PM »
You steal my ideas, I steal your photos for facey page ;)
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #153 on: June 04, 2018, 02:02:03 PM »
You steal my ideas, I steal your photos for facey page ;)
Go right ahead  <ii> Probably best to use pics from before my sketchy welding is put to the test though  :-[
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #154 on: July 08, 2018, 03:24:37 PM »
Slow and steady wins the race. If it was a race. But it's not. Well I'm going to go slow anyway haha

Rear tube flares tacked up. I finished stitching one side before the gas ran out.
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #155 on: July 09, 2018, 12:03:43 PM »
You got a good tight fit against the body.

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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #156 on: July 09, 2018, 05:17:56 PM »
I maaaay have taken the photo from an angle that is more flattering than it deserves  :-[
I'm probably going to shave a mm or two off to allow the pinch weld to sit flush with putting too much pressure on the body (or my welds) while it's at rest.
Mental note: when a lot of people exchange their bunnings welding gas over the weekend, call first. 3 stores I went to had run out.
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #157 on: July 09, 2018, 06:41:19 PM »
Mmm that's good to know about Bunnings, using critical analysis ( my new favourite phrase) I interprete there are issues with the supplier and that welding gas may no be a product going supplied by Bunnings
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Re: Sierra project
« Reply #158 on: July 16, 2018, 05:25:55 AM »
Rear tube flares are done. Don't look too closely, they may not be symmetrical. I ran out of warmth/sun to paint the rear bar. Big push now to be ready for the cage build!
1999 SWB Grand Vitara 1.6L
1988 and a half SWB SJ50 soft top - project
'03 Range Rover HSE