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How To Build A Rally Car

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altezzaclub    196

Ah, so much happening!!

Mao is sitting in the Woolshed with no shocks, the Bilsteins are in Sydney being rebuilt.  That's fine as Steve's wrist is slow to heal and he can't handle the heavy steering in there anyway. Instead we started on a stores shed to take some of the junk currently in the tank shed. Between that and the mezzanine we should be able to clear the tank shed and get a 100sqM slab poured.

The shed was full of shit and some nice but old and rusty 50x50 angle & 1" steel box. We cleared all that out and found the 4 middle post had rotted at ground level. Those we ripped out, cut off the bottoms and stood them back on timber slabs. We found an old wood fire, which will be used, and a gas fire that won't.59536e9a01174_shedpostfixing.thumb.jpg.1add874e8515f7fcdc07439cd314b839.jpg

Then we bolted 4x4 rails along the top and 6x2 braces across the middle. That allowed us to put a 4x2 down the center so each sheet of iron only had to span 1.4M or so.  The wind just tore the old frame's nails out of the top of the posts, so we're hoping to avoid that again.

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We used Tek screws on some old iron roofing, then fitted a window, fixed the hole at the back where a tree was growing through it, tightened up the walls and started on shelves.

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The steel will make shelf framing, a lot of ex-shop benchtop will be the shelves, and we washed out a stack of chemical containers then split them as shelf containers. We'll pile a couple of tons of things like gate hinges, bolts, screws, tynes and farming stuff.  Any room left will be for KE70 parts!

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altezzaclub    196

Steve was working mornings driving a concrete truck, so we had afternoons and weekends. Each day he'd catch up with me at the Woolshed and we'd head down to the caravan.5953714466650_Strippingcaravan.thumb.jpg.86af6b4d7eccb2f401cccc27ff9a50a8.jpg

It only took a couple of days to strip the inside out and then we decided the door was too small for a big guy, so we took that out. We found a full-szed door on an old shearer's cottage, and re-skinned one side of that.

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With a bigger door we could fit in a full-sized kitchen unit, also courtesy of the cottage, so we cut the back at an angle to follow the front of the 'van.

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Then we re-did the door frame trying to make it much more rigid and strong enough to hold a fill-size "timber" door.

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..and that's where I left it.. On the way to becoming a batchelor pad instead of a holiday home! In a month we'll be back into it all!

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(Look at that! I take one lousy photo with him in and then he takes dozens of me! He shoulda been busy!)

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InSaNiTy    2

Lots of progress... Lucky someone's on the ball and takes some photos... Can't have our readers falling asleep

Where's the rally car?! Isn't there meant to be a rally car?! I'm sure that's why I clicked here... 

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love ke70    26

hahaha I think this thread needs to be renamed back to the old name of how NOT to build a rally car!!  Everything going on but rally car building! lol

 

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altezzaclub    196

Another week on it! Kitchen bench is in and holding the door jamb in place, wall panel replaced, mudguard box done and the TV stand re-made.

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The couch fits fine. Next is to sand & varnish the floor, then make a bed down the side opposite the TV cabinet.

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Back up in a week or two, when we start technical details like plumbing and siting it.  Maybe THEN we can get into shed clearing and workshop concrete!

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altezzaclub    196

Well, slowly slowly..  Mao has rebuilt Blsteins and Steve has a road car..    Pete's Maxima that everyone borrows has a new LCA bush & doesn't knock any more..  and we did some gardening.

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Then we sort-of finished the caravan, no water plumbed in yet..

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and moved it in by the Woolshed.

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We finished the steel store except for a door.  We made the steel door-frame but haven't found hinges yet...

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altezzaclub    196

Steve bought a drill seeder off Great-uncle Neville, so we went out to fetch that.  Way to big to fit on a truck..  Luckily Neville is an engineer and had handy things like several 3/4" socket sets!

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..and a tractor big enough to lift it!

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Sadly both the farm tractors are smaller adn lighter, but we got it to sort-of fall off.. That's another giant project to get working in a few years time!

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So now we can concentrate on emptying the stuff out of the big shed and finally getting a concrete floor laid!

Meanwhile we've agreed to service for Leighty in his 240RS for the Orange Rally next month. If you're around look us up!

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