I've been slightly diverted by annoying family duties. However, back on the car trail now. Have done some more on the body. Have also finally got the car to start. Which felt like a miracle.
I will post some more at the weekend, but here's the body as it currently stands. I was going to try to do an internal door hinge (like the original) but I came to the conclusion that Mini hinges were much easier.
I've got wire wheels. Does anyone have any thoughts on what size spacers it needs?
Post by ancsportscars on Apr 24, 2019 13:33:40 GMT
Good to see you back on it. I wouldn't worry about spacer size until you've got the body mounted on to the rolling chassis - which will give you a clearer indication of the size required for the wheels to fill the arches better.
On the internal hinges, and bearing in mind I have no doors on mine, it struck me whilst filling the wifes BMW that the fuel cap hinges are quite robust and would make excellent door hinges and you could simply bond the cap outer face to the back of the door (hope that makes sense).
Cars in the Workshop Replicar - 1998 Mk2 1.8 donor Honda Civic Coupe SR Discovery TD5
Got the remaining bits of aluminium panel on. I also put the spacers on (25mm on front, 30mm on rear) which allowed me to get the wire wheels on.
I still have loads to do (instruments don’t work, still need to fit the seats etc etc), but I fancied putting the body on. I welded a bracket to the front and used rubber mounts. I need to paint the (very agricultural) welding - Andy what’s the best match for my light grey chassis?
But even with loads to do, felt really good buzzing round the garden with the body on.