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04-30-2009 02:46 PM New Body
After talking with many people we found an excellent manufacturer for a new body.
Robin and Lynda Barnes from koop de glass. http://www.koopdeglass.co.nz/index.php?pr=T_Bucket
This body was a bit wider and longer which meant moving the motor & gearbox forward 4". As I love doing things 2 or 3 time this was not a problem. Got the panel beater back to take a look at it and he was happy, hardly any work for him and a lot less money for me.



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04-30-2009 06:28 AM Body
Had a panel beater look at the body and wasn't happy with what he told me. The body was so distorted and out of shape he told me to ditch it and buy a better one. The window support up-rites were both leaning the same way the back concaved in at the centre the sides were out of shape. I went back to the manufacturer and he wasn't interested in helping what so ever. Thanks Steve at Bays Chassis Works Tauranga NZ your product sucks. Found a great use for the body it cooled many beers for the piss-up we had.


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10-17-2008 08:45 PM Front shock to bat wing manufacturing.
Front shock to bat wing manufacturing.
Heaps of weld added then lots of grinding and sanding. Good thing about steel if you take too much off you can just add it back on, not like wood you throw it away. A bit more polishing, cut a thread on and it's ready for the chrome shop.



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10-17-2008 08:32 PM Front shock to bat wing manufacturing.
Front shock to bat wing manufacturing.
Got a piece of 1" ½ 4140 shaft steel and machined to the size of the shock rubber bushing. Needed to ensure I could get a good strong weld so I could sand and polish for chrome plating.



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08-29-2008 02:10 PM Lower 4 bar bracket
Drawn the four bar lower brackets up on cad and sent the drawing to the laser cutters. Saved heaps of time at a very lower cost. Welded the tubes in and tack welded to the chassis. Assemble the bars to the chassis.


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