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11-14-2005 05:45 PM Diff Mods
Now for the differential, I am using the Ford 8 ½" LSD diff from the donor vehicle.
This measures 55" from flange to flange which needs to be cut down to 51 inches to keep in with the 20% difference from the front axle.
Photo No.1 shows all the plates that need to be removed.
Photo No.2 shows the welded plugs that will need to be drilled out to remove the tubes.
Photo No.3 shows the breather tube, which may need to be moved.



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11-05-2005 09:09 PM Body
I put the body onto the chassis it now looks like I have progressed onto something that resembles a T-Bucket. New Zealand has outlawed vertical steering columns so I have to use a slanting steering column which means off to the car wreckers to find a steering box that will suit. You also are not aloud to have any welding between the steering wheel and the stub axles this will only make it more of a challenge.


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11-05-2005 09:00 PM Body
Cutting the Body
Photo No.1 Fiberglass Body purchased.
Photo No.2 Transposed the pattern onto the fire wall
Photo No.3 Fire wall cut out, I have cut the front to match the chassis channel 3" and have cut the back 1 ½" to give it a slanting look if I don't like it I will cut the back further.



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11-05-2005 08:57 PM Body
Time to put the body onto the chassis.
Photo No.1 I cut a sheet of wood to the correct size so it slotted over the gearbox.
Photo No.2 shows the back of the firewall
Photo No.3 Checked that the distributor was going to be far enough from the firewall.



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11-04-2005 09:32 PM Sitting on wheels
Decide to see how high the frame was off the ground as in NZ the minimum height from the ground is 4". With the 15" wheels it sits 5" to the bottom of the engine cross member.
As I will be using 14" mags the distance will be around 4



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