Friday, 31 October 2008

More drilling and tapping to come...

The subframe looks superb, a big thanks to for getting it to fit.

The subframes final position is dependant on some body bolts... so I need to get the body back on the subframe and position it to fit two bolts through the body to the front beam.

With the body in position, I can then mark the hole positions for the subframe to floorpan, and door hinges. Oh joy! I can then drill and tap the door pilars.

I needed to cut the footwell out of the fibreglass chesil body, as the footwell's built into the new subframe. I much prefer this design as it adds a little weight and protection to the otherwise very light frontend.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Many Hands make Light work

Well it's sad to say Pilgrim have gone into receivership from what I understand, I found some links on the cobra forums confirming my thoughts.
So I've sourced another subframe which I think is a pilgrim or the same style at least, it's certainly not a chesil though as it doesn't have heating going through the sills. I will need to fabricate something to get the heat into the interior.
A big thanks to Frank Hand Galvanisers who are hot dipping it for me. They were very helpful and very quick turn around. Though I will want a black finish on the viewable areas I couldn't do without the corrosion resistance.

I should also be receiving the other headlight ring this week from Karman Konnection, they only had one in stock when I ordered. It's the tripple plated chrome ones. Ive been through three sets of cheap chrome rings overs the eight years of ownership. These ones will hopefully last 20 years plus.