Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 21:00:22 GMT 1
I hate poxy furkin speed humps :x :x :x :x :x I had to do some rapid repairs after old Mutters groaned a bit more than normal during a rather heavy lift (see Jim thread) Seems that the constant banging of going over speed humps loaded had caused some of the chassis to flex and split :shock: I have had this happen to all of my specs and its getting bloody tedious. When I built him I reinforced the usual areas but this was a new one, both front and rear of the O/S rear spring front hanger.
Nasty bulge, not as bad as the front one though.
This is the panel I had to weld over the repair. I had to cut through the chassis to allow me to "bend " the truck straight again :shock: I then welde up the cuts and welded this 1.5mm patch over the lot, another on the inside and below.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 21:02:30 GMT 1
, and is that more ford porn hidden in your garage :wink: 8)
Yeah, hurry up n get that mex finished, so you can start sorting my one out for me :lol:
Its an RS 2000 :wink: Its taking a back seat at the moment as old Mutters was sulking cos Jimmy was getting all the attention, so I have had to pay him some attention :roll:
Finished off the body today (well almost) I lopped the top off the hydraulics locker as it was too pointy :lol: Painted everything inside and out (ran out of yellow paint hence primered panel). Fitted all my lamps and reinstated all wiring (neatly :shock: )
I have got to do a bit of fiddling with the body to line it up with the cab, it looks humpy to me?
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 21:03:39 GMT 1
Are you gonna match Muttley and Jims colours Andy? They'll look a right mean pair together :!:
Not a bad idea, but I cant afford it a the mo :wink: I have done a fair bit of fettling with the chassis today and i think I have all but removed his "hump" Before Humpy.
After Not humpy.
Well not too humpy any way. I have had to make bigger mounts for the rear of the body as it seemed to drop down at the rear, I had to do similar to Jimmy :? Any one else had this problem? Also I have whacked a dirty great lump of 50mm thick walled box under the chassis where it keeps buckling
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 21:04:49 GMT 1
Sat Jun 27, 2009
Old Mutters threw a rod today :shock: And on an engine that had ONLY been to India and back :lol: I dont know, a mere several hundred thousand miles and it blew up, whats the world coming to :lol: :lol: :lol:
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