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does this meet criteria for performance

Discussion in 'Performance' started by roverbay, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    work involved in fitting L300 steering column due to flimsy dash panel flexing when moving wheel. it bolts to the door pillar with nuserts.
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  2. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    fitting the L300 steering column. i gad to fabricate a support beam to hold the column due to the dash panel being flimsy. the fixed VW column is ok but the adjustable & unijointed 1 flops around to much.
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    set up to lift the diff centre into position.

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    sorting location of handbrake cable it will un up in to transmission tunnel then be controlled by a linear actuator

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  3. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Fitted up the left side arm & hub brake assembly today all new nuts & bolts. I'm happy with the lift for the time being. It's stock location on the splines so a bit there if needed.
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  4. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    today was another good productive 1.
    Bolted in the steering column support bar & column
    this is in the up position
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    tilted down

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    I had to fabricate this joiner for the handbrake cables. I'm using a linear actuator to operate the handbrake. I had the original Kombi unit searched for an hour before doing this 1. while i was linish finishing it i found the original on the shelf above the linisher

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    I had to fabricate these plates to use as spacers between lift arms & spring plate on the bottom 2 bolts
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    fitted the right side CV & shaft it's to long tomorrow i will fit the left side shaft tomorrow to see if the diff can move across to replace plunge.

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  5. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Good evening all. mounted the linear actuator for the handbrake today.

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  6. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    None of your pics are loading ?
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    They all load for me........ might be a more local to your computer problem. o_O
     
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  8. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, got all the images as well, cracking project!
    Linear actuator for the hand brake, retro fit to my van and eliminate the lever, ripper idea!
     
  9. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    On my work PC which has never been a problem before, may not like the hosting service.
     
  10. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the electric handbrake - I've got one on the Chrysler, it works great!
     
  11. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    i have to use ab aftermarket rear mount on the front diff to get room for the rack & pinion.
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Love your work & posts;). I am constantly amazed.
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  13. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Thanks David H. It's coming together now
     
  14. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Good afternoon all. I had this bent up in case the new mount is still in the way. I will mount it to a bespoke crossmember with 4 Hi Ace gearbox mounts & fit a steel AU diff cover plate in place of the cast aluminium part. it is large & bulky the diff covers are the same shape as IRS commodore. They are made for the gearbox to hang under the crossmember


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  15. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    fabricated the front X member for the front diff. next is to do the rear mount for it. The X member has to be moved rearward by 5cms
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    yhr Xmember is not sitting in it's location in this pic
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  16. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    I had to trim the mounting lug off the back of the diff housing to get enough room for the rack & pinion
    this is the lug with about 4cms cut out.

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    I have to get this tigged on next week

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    After build some to weak legs to sit the diff only to have them collapse. I bit the bullet & welded a lift eye onto the mountplate then cut a 7 cm hole in the floor between the front sears to use a chaiblock

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  17. onetrackwonder

    onetrackwonder Well-Known Member

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    Nice work you are doing there, its a huge job and I'm sure it does your head in sometimes but the effort will be worth it once complete, I noticed on the hand brake the linear actuator has on it for indoor use only, you don't think there might be an issue once wet and covered in mud and the heat off the gearbox, not a criticism just a concern, cheers Greg
     
  18. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Not to worried about it I plan on running a shield under the floor similar to the factory one I hope this will protect it a bit but point taken
     
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  19. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    This is a great project, there are some things that do amaze me:

    1. Knowing what you want to do
    2. Knowing what to do
    3. Knowing how to do it
    4. Having the tools to do it
    5. Actually doing it
    6. Then doing it again..... and again
    7. Remembering to photograph the progress
    8. Repeating 1-7 for the past 6 1/2 years

    Fantastic!!!

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    Steve
     
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  20. roverbay

    roverbay Active Member

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    Thanks Steve.I has taken me longer than i like. Turning 70 in Sept slowed me down. Loosing 6 months due to shoulder rebuild. I have got a new breath so onward & upward
     
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