Red Rattler Revamp

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Another step closer -
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Cover it tomorrow night
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Like it :thumbsup: very neat.
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Drink holders! What a treat!
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FireKraka wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:07 pm Like it :thumbsup: very neat.
You best get your eyes checked mate - its pretty rugged :lol: :lol: :lol:

hopefully the foam and vinyl will hide the lumps and bumps ........ :thumbsup: :ebiggrin:
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Keeping with the klacby kitch kustom theme...

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Mate rugged always looks great with a bit of paint or carpet covering it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Better get some thicker carpet then ImageImageImage

Another night in the shed - the fact that the gearstick was offset was messing with my CDO so I set to fixing it .
Took the stick off and made an adapter piece to shift it over the required amount , started with a bit of 75x75x8 angle and cut a bit off
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Then drilled it out and made it fit
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Rough enough - you won’t see it once it’s all together ImageImage
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Went to fit it up , gave meself an uppercut and made another one - forgot that the top needs to be drilled and tapped not clearance holes ImageImageImageImageImage
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Dickhead ……..

Fitted the new one to the shifter handle and bolted it up to the gearbox
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Now it sits in the centre where it should be , finished the night off with sussing out how to mount the thing without having visible screws then went inside for a rum Image
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:clap: :clap:
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Blacky wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:34 am Went to fit it up , gave meself an uppercut and made another one - forgot that the top needs to be drilled and tapped not clearance holes
I would have spent at least 20 minutes wondering if I could bodgy up that top hole with a Helicoil before I spent 10 minutes drilling another bit of iron.

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Harv wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:34 pm
Blacky wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:34 am Went to fit it up , gave meself an uppercut and made another one - forgot that the top needs to be drilled and tapped not clearance holes
I would have spent at least 20 minutes wondering if I could bodgy up that top hole with a Helicoil before I spent 10 minutes drilling another bit of iron.

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dont worry, i had similar thoughts :lol: the fact that all the bits were still on the bench ready to go made the decision a bit easier
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Made a start - using aerosol trim glue , squirt and stick


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Sides were easy with the foam, will see how we go with the vinyl…..
Did the faces then it was time to have lunch and let the glue go off for a while
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And done - Image
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Re: Red Rattler Revamp

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Harv wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:34 pm
Blacky wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:34 am Went to fit it up , gave meself an uppercut and made another one - forgot that the top needs to be drilled and tapped not clearance holes
I would have spent at least 20 minutes wondering if I could bodgy up that top hole with a Helicoil before I spent 10 minutes drilling another bit of iron.

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Cool as Blacky and don’t worry Drew my workshop is my happy place, after years spent in ships engine rooms with ear muffs on I really happy in my own head.
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