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Old 09-23-2021, 03:03 AM   #476
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Back up for sale.

Price shows just how classics, cheap cars have increased in value.

And people are paying for them.

It is a 1979 model, not 75 and some other facts are a bit twisted in the ad.



I hope he makes his price.
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Old 09-23-2021, 05:05 AM   #477
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Before work today I bagged myself an hour.

Mounting plate for the diagonal had to be made as it sits in a completely different place to the original 4 point roll bar support.

I also needed to make up a foot plate for the diagonal.

Cut some plate.

Faithful Sharpie out and cut basic plate back.



Tidied up.



Foot plate measured, cut, drilled, finished back.



Next up, find some time to bolt together and weld to chassis and then the diagonal will be added.

Sir Steve Redgrave telling me how he was successful in 5 Olympic games.

Time to concentrate.
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Old 09-23-2021, 07:11 AM   #478
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So the next little problem would be supporting gussets under the plate that would not interfere with the Jeep Cherokee fuel tank planned for the build.

With a bit of fine tuning it should all come together and fit.

Exhaust will be side exit in front of the rear wheel so route not fouled by the tank.



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Tank sits in a robust steel basket, thanks to @Pauly again for the “trade”’
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:10 PM   #479
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So before fully thinking it through, I removed this nut and cleaned up the cut.

This way the fuel tank basket can ge hung and secured.



Then reconsidered all the options and decided the pie cut and forcefully bending the diagonal into position before welding it in place.



Pie cut welded up and ground back, right next to the original welds.





I needed to be a bit clever with the diagonals footplate.

The floor is corrugated so I decided to create a stepped plate.



Plate made up to match the original support.



Welded in place with bolts and spacers in place.



Ground back.



And result.




Hoping that mate @paulf makes it here tomorrow evening to visit, check progress and deliver his hydraulic press for the bushes.

Road trip Saturday.
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:36 PM   #480
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Nice work Rian. I know over here in certain classes you can't splice and weld a rollbar. Is there any rules like that ovfer there for what you are doing with it?
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Old 09-24-2021, 03:54 PM   #481
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Nice work Rian. I know over here in certain classes you can't splice and weld a rollbar. Is there any rules like that ovfer there for what you are doing with it?
Thanks Bill.,

I am not sure.

But hopefully they will be happy with whatever I created here.

It is not Germany where the TüV can be draconian and problematic.





Busy day here for work, so nothing done till after 5.00pm

And even that was negligible.

But I started by priming the roll bar and diagonal as polishing it failed to impress, old age left some pitting, chrome flaked off, and of course where I cut, ground and welded there was damage too.

Not sure the primer will stick ultimately, but I hope so, and then some paint, temporary in nature again, as I plan on having the whole thing covered in high density “roll bar foam” and some nylon sheathing.

Still need to investigate how and where to get that done.

Still very pleased with the outcome here, thanks to @pauly ‘s generous offer and vision.



After work, around 6.30pm a Nissan Cube reversed up my drive…….

@paulf had come to check out progress on the RR

AND DELIVER HIS HYDRAULIC PRESS FOR THE BUSHES.

I had previously used it to push the bushes on the Chevy Blazer that was never a project.

Massively useful tool too.



After a lot of chat, opinions and advice, he headed home to his family.

I closed shop and came in before the mosquitoes carried me off to a dark place to suck me dry.

Tonight is an early night as I will need to be up at 04.45 to get out and head over to @craigrk and a quick 250 mile x2 trip to deliver Ouma Lil his Chevy to is new home……..



She is a big girl.



As always, it should be a good day out.

PS: it has to be Rum-0-Clock

Later.
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

On the road by 06.30



Some slow bits….



Eventually nearly there.



Meet Donna, she followed me all over, head on shoulder.



Such a sweet horse.



Eventually after unloading, a decent walk around and dicussing a ton of logistics, we headed home to Leatherhead and London.




Back down South delivering the trailer to the yard it came from, a load of what is presumed to be a load of film props.



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Bootfair I nearly missed today, delivered OK in the end.

When I woke at 4.55 I got back in bed and heard David the lodger rummaging around, usually I don't get back to sleep, but I did, woke 6.20 and thought….. screw the bootfair as it has not been spectacular the last few weeks….. checked my phone, message from Sally, asking me to look for a multi picture frame…… so I got up and got going.

First blood was mine today, a house clearance guy I check every week, had a tin full of 10mm and 12mm HSS drill bits at 50p each.

I said how much for the lot, hoping a bundle deal would work, he said 50p each, so I counted them all……. 30 of which 21 were the 12mm bits.

His prices are always fair, and we got a load of flower pots from him before, so I paid the £15.00 with a smile.

Driving 10 miles to the big hardware store for one, would cost me a lot more than 50p for one.




Other items included a picture frame (unused) for Sally£1.00
Fake patina Coke bucket for Craig 50p
Rusted oil jug for Craig £1.00
Stanley type lockblade carpet knife for Craig 50p (cost a lot more)
Sabatier kitchen prep knife FREE for two super nice girls
Side strip for Sally’s kitchen top after new cooker was installed 50p
Hessian sand bag FREE from a seller I talk to every week.




So a semi decent day in fact.


For those wondering what a motorbike and bunch of stainless scrap translates to, along with some savings……


I give you Sally’s new cooker, installed and delivered yesterday.









On a different front, mate Craig gave me (traded for stuff) a 5 liter can of white Cellulose paint yesterday, ostensibly to paint the Rezin Rockit once it is completed as the gel coat on it is dead and crazwd in places.

I know very little about paint and what goes where. or which you should avoid.

Do I blow the fiberglass body over in this stuff, or rather avoid using it, due to its properties and possibly the type and amout of prep involved.








Need to have another coffee, then scrape together all my resolve and go make a start on bushing the suspension parts.

Raining here at themoment….

Ooohhh, we have a carport.

No excuses.
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