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TELBOY
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« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2018, 06:46:26 pm »

First two coats.
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« Reply #136 on: July 01, 2018, 08:38:38 pm »

not too sure if all the effort was worth it!!!!
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« Reply #137 on: July 01, 2018, 08:46:51 pm »

tub ready to fit and why you have never seen EOW from the front!!!!!
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« Reply #138 on: July 03, 2018, 12:29:56 pm »

tub ready to fit and why you have never seen EOW from the front!!!!!
If you haven't already decided to do so, consider installing pop-nuts in the chassis and use screws instead of pop-rivets to mount the tub. I did that and it is easy to remove if needed.  Grin
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« Reply #139 on: July 03, 2018, 06:52:50 pm »

tub ready to fit and why you have never seen EOW from the front!!!!!
If you haven't already decided to do so, consider installing pop-nuts in the chassis and use screws instead of pop-rivets to mount the tub. I did that and it is easy to remove if needed.  Grin
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Thanks for the advice Jon....hadnt thout about that sounds a good idea. Will order some.
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« Reply #140 on: July 03, 2018, 07:07:07 pm »

Cheers Jon.....order placed : )
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« Reply #141 on: July 04, 2018, 06:24:33 pm »

Cheers Jon.....order placed : )
Btw. I also cut a slit to the side from the hole where the speedo cable comes through. That way I do not have to pull the cable to get the tub out.  Wink
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« Reply #142 on: July 06, 2018, 09:08:26 am »

Terry

I have a Rivnut gun and the nuts if you want to borrow them . I can leave the kit at my brothers house.

BTW it is a better solution than pop rivets and the one I was going to go with based on some one else's suggestion.
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« Reply #143 on: July 07, 2018, 11:23:12 am »

Thanks Jon.have taken your advice! Hey Gib...now you tell me! wasn't joking when I said I had ordered one!!!Arrived this morning lol
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« Reply #144 on: July 08, 2018, 12:37:43 pm »

Thanks Jon.have taken your advice! Hey Gib...now you tell me! wasn't joking when I said I had ordered one!!!Arrived this morning lol
Looks good. I have that exact pop-nut kit too.  Grin
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« Reply #145 on: July 08, 2018, 01:47:47 pm »

Looking at the tub I had prepared it was evident something was amiss! I checked the other tub and found two plates riveted to the underside. I have removed, repaired the almost missing nut and treated and am preparing to rivet onto the new tub. I am assuming that these must be for some kind of bracket to secure the battery? is it a standard type with two rods and a clamp going over the top of the battery along one side, as the front of the battery has a lower lip to hold it in place. 
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« Reply #146 on: July 08, 2018, 02:24:54 pm »

Bonnet prepping! how I love it (not)
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« Reply #147 on: July 13, 2018, 07:25:37 pm »

I know its been done before:- MK1 VW Golf H4 headlights fitting to a Matra. Will keep you posted on progress.
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« Reply #148 on: July 15, 2018, 02:04:45 pm »

I started off by carefully drilling out the rivets for the lifting bracket and the adjusters! Then offering up the backing plate to see where to begin. I then marked off how much of the plate to cut off. I wanted to remove as little metal as possible!
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« Reply #149 on: July 15, 2018, 02:09:37 pm »

The bottom of the plate is flat so this was used as a guide. After several cuts (I didn't want to do too much at once in case I removed too much) I offered it up and temporarily fitted it.
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