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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:21 am

We have also continued welding stuff out and adding supports as required. The MX5 Seat mounts are now complete as is the welding put of all teh factory holes in the tunnel.

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You also begin to get the idea she is going to be very busy in regards to the amount of pipes and realestate to put them all.

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Lucky Dave is a magician :lol:
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:24 am

Ok the funky plate a few posts up was drawn up to fit the frame head and its cluster of pipes .

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Up the back the subframe is finished, seat belt boses added, child restraint tabs in place.

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:25 am

The Front Radiator support frame has also been welded out and is ready to go back on so we can start of fabricateing the hard water lines and fittings.
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:27 am

And lastly for the day, Ben said he was keen on a hood orniment like all the Big End of town cars have so I thought I should see what I could knock up to suit.

Being an Iguana I thought an Ant to eat would be nice.

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby dbryar » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:11 am

That's an impressive number of lines up the tunnel, and quite a squeeze!
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Matt » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:11 pm

WOW, you'll soon have more plumbing than a studio apartment !.
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:07 am

Ok with the front supports etc welded out it was time to start fit up of the hard lines. Hard lines are made from 316 grade stainless and their design is to allow the use of standard coolant lines and fittings.

We have found that by doing this you can make locating replacemnets parts easier and take advantage of the funky bends and shapes available in some model lines.

It is a little hard to see but the stainless begins as the water lines come out of the tunnel and tucks around allowing stock liberty upper hose to be used.

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:09 am

Up back we use the same criteria and make them as snug as possible to the other components. Once we are happy with fit we add support tabs and bolt them all in place.

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All bends are full mandrel to ensure there is no undue restrictions to flow and once fitment is sorted they are all fully tig welded and presure tested. On the hose ends a flared roll is added so the hoses to do slip off.
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:12 am

The rubber hoses have begun to be run to ensure they will all fit and clear the bits that matter.

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To do this we also fit up all parts that will have an impact. A common mistake made by some buggy builders is to get lazy and not fit parts up and thus things get in the way. You will see here the side intrussion bars have been fitted to make sure we clear all lines and fitment is as it should be.

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:14 am

The rear subframe with macined seat belt boses is in place. The boss design is such that when the body is fitted they stick through the fibreglass and allow the seat belts to be easily fitted without haveing to dick around with trying to get a spanner on the back etc.

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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Lovebuggy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:06 am

I like how Dave has done the water pipes - That is looking neat.

I can't wait to see in the flesh.
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:59 am

Lovebuggy wrote:I like how Dave has done the water pipes - That is looking neat.

I can't wait to see in the flesh.


Cool I can't wait for you to pick it up and get it running :roll:
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:46 pm

sniff sniff ... I think I smell an update coming up ......
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Re: Ben's Mk1 Iguana Build

Postby Lovebuggy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:51 pm

about time :)
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