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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourselves' started by roverbay, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. G'day all. photobucket have taken down all my pics that have been shared to forums
    so a lot of wasted time using it to reinstate them I have to pay so no more photobucket
     
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    Mitsubishi L300 column & bevel box
     
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  3. this is the cross member for the front diff centre.
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    note the steering rack passing through the chassis rails

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    This is the adaptor plate needed to support the Mitsubishi bevel box to the it uses 1 of the original steering box holes.

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    take not of the simplicity to mount the Mitsubishi unit compared to T3 VW

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    I have to weld a spacer onto the plate between it & the long bolt hole on the box & tube the chassis for the bottom bolt

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    This is the T3 box mounting arrangement.

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    From this to bumpstop brackets they will be heavily gusseted when finally located

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  4. I have to make threaded plugs to go into ends for stops to screw into

    this temp set up I have ordered 4 new rubbers 2 x 50mm high & 2 65mm high

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    next job is the rear mount for the diff. this will be a simple 12mm solid plate watercut with VW logo back lit with red light

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  5. G'day all. The beginnings of the rear diff mount 10mm thick plate Cut with a 14 in drop saw & 100mm x 5 grinder cutting discs. I have a plasma cutter but only good for max 6mm.

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    This is the front mount for the rear diff centre. It sits on top of the chassis rails & the diff is mounted using 2 Toyota hi ace gearbox mounts

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  6. [​IMG] G'day all. had another win today. The left hand axle was a worry that it may have been to long to fit due to the Commodore diff offset. Good to have it fit & have plunge.
     
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  7. G'day all I built the steering support brace for the upper column mounts. It was the rear intrusion bar out of a Nissan plastic bumper bar.
    It will be bolted through the vent frame with reinforcing outside in the air vent intake.

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  8. Nice work mate:thumbsup:
     
  9. G'day all. I started sorting out the Tarago cable shifter to Hi Ace gearbox. With the engine set back the cables were short by about 10cms. Lengthened them with hi tensile threaded rod & a joiner. The rear section of the shifter bracket also needed extending the same amount. The rear locator bracket onto bellhousing had to be cut & shut to line cable up [​IMG]

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  10. Good evening all. I set the tyre up to see how much has the be done now I have lift height sorted A bit of relief on the original arch metal & maybe remove the lump out of the wheel well

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  11. Interesting work...:cool:
     
  12. Going great guns mate. Looking good and great to see a Holden grill up there in the pickies up top. Do you get people and visitors coming in saying "Are ya nearly finished yet" and all that stuff? The sister in law was the worst I think, "What colour curtains are you having" etc etc etc. Anyway if you think you're taking too long, just go out and buy more tools, and that's what I do, then it'll be finished in no time at all. Then you get to use it. Not sure which is the best bit, rebuilding or driving them,

    Ozziedog,,,,,,,,, you'll be out cruising in no time at all mate.:);):)
     
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  13. next modification to be done using modified 307 Peugeot & Bus wiper mechanisms combined. well it didn't work out so now I going to se a Lucas cable type. By turning I wheel box upside down it will give me the opposed that I want

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  14. G'day all. here is the final intermediate shaft between the gearbox & transfercase. It's made up of a Hilux double cardan joint & Toyota output yoke welded to the machined flange. the Nissan flange was drilled & tapped to suit Toyota flange Along with a spacer ring to allow proper fit between the 2

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  15. This site never fails to amaze me. I've been on it over three years now and this is the first time I've come across you're thread @roverbay . Cracking and good on you cobber....:hattip:
     
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  16. Thanks nicktuft. I try to do regular updates. Now to put pics up I copy & paste from my modified KOMBI & VW projects page on Facebook. drop in & check it out if your on FB
     
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  17. Good evening or day depending where you are. I don't get that many because of the size of the build & time waiting for my very good machinist to do jobs for me in between his bosses jobs
     
  18. I spent some time trying to find a location for the alternator. It's going to be either Shaft driven with stainless steel shaft running under the inlet manifold & the alternator bolted to the back of the engine. 2nd option is to run it of the front of the motor with a shaft I will need to trim some metal away from the crossmember for clearance around the pulley & the oil filter housing

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  19. Hi and welcome...just come across your thread and thought you might like to see this pic of a 3.6 v8 shoved into a 1965 Ford Taunis transit (very similar to a bay), powering the back wheels, 3 rads and extra air cooling pipes out of the windows....did sound nice...not mine but was at a car show here in South England. IMG_0150.JPG
     
  20. Hi IZZYBAY. thanks for doing this. It's good when people go to the trouble to post on my thread. especially putting pics up
     
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