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07-11-2014 01:33 AM Lower seat belt support
Lower seat belt support bracket modifications. A backbone plate was needed to reinforce the seat belt support cross-member. Made up a 6mm plate wedge type support which I welded in place. This should be strong enough to hold me in place.


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07-11-2014 01:17 AM Gearbox replacement
Learned a valuable lesson, don't believe anything anyone says when they are selling you something.
Took the Bucket for its first run down the road, all was going well until I turned around. Had to do a three point turn on placing it in reverse the gearbox made a large bang thought it had backfired. On returning back to the workshop found a line of red fluid trailing back to the turn. This was just before I had to put it in the container for the trip back to NZ.
Once back in NZ purchased another gearbox, first job of my holiday remove the old gearbox and replace it. Seems simple but many hours of cleaning undercoating and painting the new one. A week later it was ready for test driving once again.


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02-16-2014 05:21 PM Drive Shaft Loop
Drive shaft loop purchased ANZ certified
Nothing is simple this needed to be bolted in so had to weld in new cross members to the body, good thing I never painted the inside yet.


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02-16-2014 05:10 PM New Zealand Road certification first test hit list.
Quite a few issues that need modification.
1. Drive shaft needs replacing, need to be made from a professional, stamped and certified.
2. Drive shaft safety loop also needs to be professionally manufactured.
3. Indicators not allowed to move so have incorporated with the brake light same as USA cars.
4. Front axle needs to be crack tested and certified safe to use.
5. High brake light needs to be ANZ certified.
6. Back tray needs to be locked down.
7. High beam light must be blue and installed.
8. Back brace needs to be welded to the safety belt center lower bracket.
9. Mirrors must fold back.
10. Rubber pad required on brake pedal.
None of these are a major problem to resolve, just time to do it all.

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02-16-2014 04:42 PM Bucket on the move once again
As there is no way of getting the T-Bucket on the road in Adelaide Australia, I have packed it all up and sent it back to New Zealand, Left AU in December and arrived in NZ just before Xmas. I will only be able to work on it when I do trips back to NZ. I have started the process of getting it certified for the road.

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