chestikoph1

Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

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Paint has started, have to do in sections it's hard to paint the bars and not get the rest of the interior dusty.

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Sitting in the shed at the new house, it took me half an hour just to in mask from the paint.

The exterior paint looks like crap against the bay and interior now, but it's ready to put together, I will start on the wiring first and running fuel and brake lines.image.thumb.jpeg.b1ca12a662854197dae84d26b57abb5c.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.a8e8f4365f4eecb330154c4622287082.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.35bcba338e8a4d6822baed05f90546e2.jpeg

 

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Started on the rear parcel shelf and bulkhead panels, made them so the bolt down with nutserts, something to do while I wait for the fuel cell and lines to arrive. I am going to weld up some removable ally covers to go over the access holes to the rear shocks. This also allows the rear bulkhead panel to sit flat as the shock mounts protruded into the cabin.  Next job is to start cutting out the rear boot floor once I have the fuel cell and battery, I am going to try and mount them slightly lower than the standard floor level if possible.

Anyway, enjoy the small update.

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I fabbed the frame with some 25 x 25 box, tacked it up and test fitted, just have to close up the sides with some new sheet metal and then weld the frame to the chassis rails and boot floor.

So much easier to work under there without the spare wheel well.

Frame work should also help stiffen the rear chassis further where the rear spring shackles mount, and weighs around the same amount the as the factory metal fuel tank.

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Last nights efforts, made a start on the new sheet metal, had to use the Tig as I ran out of gas for the mig but it didn't like welding the new metal to the dirty existing floor. But it's the boot and it doesn't need to look 100%.

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