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  • #32430
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    Very nice, it’s details like this that will make the Car!

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    Yea I agree IJ. There are some items that are worth going the extra mile on.  On this build we def think it’s the windows. There’s some very cool stuff out there. Stay tuned.

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    Couldn’t resist a quick test fit.  Got a full weekend of social stuff, so no Walter work for a while though unfortunately.

     

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    Another day.  It’s one thing I learnt with the Senator, I think it’s across anyone’s build.  Sometimes you get days where you just nail it, stand back at the end and go wow, that’s progress.  Other days like today is just fiddle, cut, fiddle, cut, weld, grind repeat.  At the end you look and go is that all.  A bit like that today.  A very funky piece I needed to hand-make for the back of the passenger B pillar.  Messing around with the shrinker/stretcher.  But came out well enough I think, not totally finished off, but enough for now.  More social crap tomorrow, hanging to get a few weekends where I can get really stuck into it.  But slow and steady wins the race I guess.  Few pics for posterity.

     

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    Looking good so far, now isn’t the time to get impatient..  ;-)

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    Lol, I am impatient to get a decent crack at it.  Life seems to be getting in the way right now…

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    Damn you Life <shaking fist>  :yes:

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    we all get days like that’s even at work ,, work your ass of and look back at bugger all done

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    Sort of starting to learn that if you have a nicely set up workshop and some skills, people tend to pop in for the odd jobs.  Which I do enjoy, but does tend to hamper progress on Walter!!

    Got a full day today and maybe half yesterday.  Got the back of both B pillars finished off.  Had to do some funky fab work to make up the repair for the driver’s side pillar.  Also started doing the infill panels that go from the B pillar across behind the cab.  They look easy but (ahem) that they are not!!  Well, not the hardest, but up-down, up-down, cut trim, fit repeat.  Not easy for me when I have literally never seen one in real life as mine rusted away years ago.  But progress is progress. Slow and steady wins the race!!

    On a side note, got booked for my first wedding car duties by a young girl at my local deli that turns out loves kombi’s, so that a bit of fun  :-)

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    That’s the one area I prefer on a Race Car, doesn’t matter “because racecar” covers most design choices, has to be tough if you haven’t even seen the original… lucky it’s not a Concours build! (time for the Carrera 4 drivetrain!)

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    Yea nah.  I really don’t want a modified hybrid build as cool as hell it would be!  The positive is I am going to dynamat the whole interior so that will hide some “sins”.  I keep telling myself it’s not a show car.

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    Bit of a CBF day today, so just pottered along.  Cleaned up what was left of the old floor across the back.  And made a start on cutting the rust out of the inner back guard.  Not completely finished but progress is progress.  Think I am going to book a couple of weeks holidays in October.  Then I can get stuck into it again..  Hard to get a run on when its a just a day here and a day there.

     

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    Jesus christ this is a big job.  Everywhere I look there is more to do.  But I just keep chipping away at it.  The biggest issue for me is I don’t know how they “are”  So when there is stuff missing ( i.e. rusted away) I don’t really know what I am trying to rebuild.   But I just keep trying to tell myself I am not building a show car.

    So under the car are tubes going every which way.  Hand brake, clutch, accelerator, heater.  What’s also a bit funky is they were designed as left-hand drive, then when they made right hands, they changed some stuff and not others.  But got the hand brake tubes in.

    Anyhow, working towards fitting the floors in the rear, which will be a huge milestone.  When doing these you have two choices.  Buy LHD floors which apparently are a very poor fit, or buy LHD floors which are a good fit but need mods to make them RHD.  I am doing the latter.

    So finished off the lower bulkhead repair that basically had totally rotted away.  Then the rear wheel arches are also rusted so had to hand-make a repair patch.  turned out pretty good, but more or less a full days work to do it.

    The plan is next week to do the other wheel arch then get the floor in.

    Que the song “never-ending story”

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    Massive undertaking Gary, I’ve done a Rusty once when I was younger, never again.. it’s a deal breaker for me..

    Impressed with everything you’ve done as I know what a challenge it is. :yes:

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    Thanks Ian.

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