Finally we start to see everything moving forward !
|New inner sill in place|
|Inner sill with reinforcing tube in place|
We also planned how we will insert the heat shielding around the exhaust as efficiently as possible in order to minimise the heat that will be transferred through to me in the passenger seat ! Most important !
|Mesh to cover muffler|
The new door strikers show why the doors didn't close properly once they are compared to the old ones - The old ones are so worn that it is obvious the door was only latching on the first catch, and then rattling, and it never reached the second latch. Even sitting in the garage, these make a noticeable difference.
Also looked at the brake, clutch and accelerator pedal fittings - The accelerator was previously positioned so close to the right hand bulk head that it was almost impossible to use. This can be fairly easily corrected once the new floor panels are in.
|Trial fit of new 72 spoke wire wheel|
|Rusty sill section removed|
And of course, with our new external jacking system, this will be even easier and quicker to accomplish, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Also this week we received our new aluminium fuel tank, a weight saving of some 6.5 kg compared to the 65 year old steel tank that was in there before - A major weight saving when it hands out over the back of the rear axle. This is not loosley positioned in the car so that Andrew can finish work on the boot panels and make sure nothing fouls the tank.
|Old seat vs New|
|Door strikers old and new|
Now really looking forward to seeing where we get to by the end of next week - Some real progress being made here.
Remainder of pics are here :- https://photos.app.goo.gl/YjgYmuIEwbCqi4Yp2