Brads Tiger

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meadowhog
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Post by meadowhog » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:30 pm

A verynear-impressive!

Did you get the drawings for the brembo spacers from another thread? Ive got the same to do.

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:52 am

Look in tech tips 'Brembo' the diagrams are there.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:28 pm

Didn't quite get the inner wing section right on the first go, close but no cigar.

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:45 pm

Refabricated the inner wing & fitted it, just waiting for the weld through primer to dry now before fitting the outer section.

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:29 pm

Finished off the welding of that bit )
However my flux had dried out in the garage, tried to dilute it but it wouldn't tin the panel so looks like i need some more.

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Tom_HRO260
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Post by Tom_HRO260 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:59 am

Brad1380 wrote:Finished off the welding of that bit )
However my flux had dried out in the garage, tried to dilute it but it wouldn't tin the panel so looks like i need some more.
Brad - thanks for continuing to share photos of your progress with the build. Fantastic seeing the detail and effort taken in fabricating the repair sections. It's enough to get me motivated again!


Cheers, Tom

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:39 am

Tom_HRO260 wrote:
Brad1380 wrote:Finished off the welding of that bit )
However my flux had dried out in the garage, tried to dilute it but it wouldn't tin the panel so looks like i need some more.
Brad - thanks for continuing to share photos of your progress with the build. Fantastic seeing the detail and effort taken in fabricating the repair sections. It's enough to get me motivated again!


Cheers, Tom
Yup. Thanks for the update.

I see why you bought this car now.
It was a good excuse to buy lots of new toys to play with.

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks Gents.

Took me all afternoon to make 4 plates for the spring hangers.

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Tomaselli
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Post by Tomaselli » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:07 pm

Great to see the excellent progress being made. It's clear you are getting a lot if satisfaction from all the detailed fabrication work. Wish I had the patience, but you can see how the labour charge accumulates for any restoration work !! Keep it up, some quality work going on. Won't be long before you are looking for your next project :lol:

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Post by Tomaselli » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:10 pm

Tomaselli wrote: Wish I had the patience :lol:
...and of course, your skill set :mrgreen:

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:16 pm

Tomaselli wrote:Won't be long before you are looking for your next project :lol:
Don't go saying that, what am i going to do next! i have a 4 cylinder, a 6 & now an 8, whats next a Judd V10 )))

Really want to get the Tiger into paint, welding is always a low point though i try my best.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:55 am

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I can think of better ways to spend a Friday evening.

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garyv8tiger
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Post by garyv8tiger » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:08 pm

brad we have started a uk facebook page be nice to see some pics on there if you get time .wont be long before its in paint .that will give you a boost .

Mal
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Post by Mal » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Looks like something top secret going on there under cover :?:
Might be installing his sequential gearbox mounts or is it a full transaxle set up.
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martin172
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Post by martin172 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:42 am

Mal wrote:Looks like something top secret going on there under cover :?:
Might be installing his sequential gearbox mounts or is it a full transaxle set up.
He's doing what most of us do in our garages. He's hiding from his missus although the cover is a bit extreme.

It is quite sad for a Friday night though.

I think we need to organise an International intervention Mal to save him from himself. You bring the beer, I'll be the designated driver. We'll rendezvous at Brad's.

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