Saturday, May 21, 2011

GT6 body repair progress

Good news, Joe is making progress on the GT6 body tub, working through a long list of RHD alterations, rust repairs and old accident damage. He's fixed the creases in the roof which were probably made by someone's backside, and pulled out all the small dents in the rear wings and rear valence. A skim of filler and they'll be ready to paint.

The bulkhead has taken a fair amount of work. Firstly he's spot-welded in the battery box, and temporarily fitted the pedal shelf with self-tapping screws.

Battery box

The most impressive bit of work is where he's moved the recess for the long tandem master brake cylinder from the left hand side to the right. Tandem brakes are a US-spec feature I wanted to keep, but the cylinder's a lot longer than the more common single circuit variety. Job done, and brilliantly executed.

Where the recess used to be

And where it is now

The bulkhead braces haven't been fitted yet, and I found that the position of the new brake cylinder recess means that I'll have to relocate the inboard brace to the left of the clutch cylinder. Doesn't matter, it'll still look stock, and Triumph nutters are far too polite to comment ;-)

The floor patches have also been fitted with self-tappers. I think Joe is planning to overlap the join for added strength, a good thing as the seat will be bolted to the pan here.


Anonymous james White said...

Do to see there is some progress going on, im in the middle of doing a similar amount of refurb to my old truck. It weird how the battery boxes on cars always rust so quickly. Keep up the good work.

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