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03-14-2011 01:23 AM Roll Bar
I became a grand-dad last week big thrill flew to New Zealand for a hold; the boss has stayed there for a few months so I'm a bachelor until the end of April. Will end up back there in a few weeks more than likely
Photo 1 Grand Son Tyler 6.8
Photo 2 Right hand side cut out
Photo 3 Roll Bar in place before welding, I have welded it in and still needs to have gussets added to strengthen the frame



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03-14-2011 01:09 AM Roll Bar
There are few rules in New Zealand about building a car, the date you start the build whatever the laws that has been put in at this time must be applied to the car. So safety belts across the lap and diagonal from the shoulder must be installed. This makes it a bite difficult when building an open vehicle especially a T-Bucket as you sit higher than the back of the car & the belt must be above the shoulder so the easiest way is to add a roll bar & incorporated the safety belts in the riser so it's above the shoulder.
Side impact steel reinforcing in all fiberglass cars this makes adding a roll bar a bit easier as I don't need to take the bar to the chassis. If I had waited a few more years airbags would have needed to be added also.
Photo 1 Roll Bar manufactured from 2 ½" od 1/4" wall thickness tried bending it with my pipe bender broke the form so sent it out to be bent.
Photo 2 I cut the ends out to fit around the inside frame.
Photo 3 Fitted to bucket before welding.



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03-11-2011 09:20 PM Steering Wheel
Have been looking at steering wheels for some time now found this one at Repco the price started at $150 a month ago and was reduced to $49.95 in a sale this weekend what a score.
Even better the hub that was donated to me a few years ago fitted the steering wheel & the shaft.
Photo 1 Hole cut through the fire wall and steering shaft added top brackets need to be replaced just temp at the moment
Photo 2 New steering wheel
Photo 3 close up of steering wheel



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03-11-2011 09:05 PM Radiator connection
Photo 1 Front end nearly completed brake hoses to be done
Photo 2 Top Radiator hose fitted
Photo 3 Bottom Radiator hose fitted, both hoses need to be sent out and S/S braiding added for the bling thing



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02-05-2011 06:54 PM Engine Startup
Started the engine for a few minutes
Check out youtube post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM3HsbYcipM

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