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lee70airbug
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: my 54/70 airride uk Reply with quote

hey all got the pan out for a few pics today so thought id share it with you, its obviously not complete yet but just been mocking it up to put the body on for clearances etc

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just finished the rhd conversion too

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new h apron welded in to to replace the incorrect repo

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got a feeling the rear light holes are in the wrong place any help and advice for me on that point would be appreciated, im gonna b fitting hearts by the way,

the good and the bad comments always welcomed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mate those wheels are sweet as f... Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that an "Airkewld" air ride kit on the rear?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TurboedWestie wrote:
mate those wheels are sweet as f... Cool


cheers dude,
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt K. wrote:
Is that an "Airkewld" air ride kit on the rear?


yes it is, heres a better pic of it, complete except for the bags and airlines

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: my 54/70 airride uk Reply with quote

lee70airbug wrote:

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the good and the bad comments always welcomed

The best use of a cricket bat, that I ever seen! Wink
BTW really nice project though Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: my 54/70 airride uk Reply with quote

Yes, you are correct. Those holes are way too high for hearts. Try a search on here for that topic. I'm sure I remember seeing a diagram with measurements for correct placement a while back. By the by, it looks like it's going to be a sweet ride!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah cheers got that last week, just gotta sort it now
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this pic is work in progress at the mo but you get the idea of what its gonna look like...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lee70airbug wrote:
this pic is work in progress at the mo but you get the idea of what its gonna look like...
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Man that looks perfect, good job Lee i hope it all works out for you
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude! major thanks, afraid i stole the red on the bumpers from seeing your ride for the first time a while back, Rolling Eyes
hey its never gonna be a split rag but i'll enjoy the hell out of it,
laterz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

renderings finished and im happy

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by the way, someone could have told me how much of an arse it is to take short axles out from a 54 gearbox, bloody hell, how the hell am i supposed to be able to put that back together, hehe
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey my man,

Heart lights should be fitted so the top of the rubber sits exactly the same hight as the bend in the wing bead trim...... Glad you wanna get that right.. soo many don't !!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poncho wrote:
Hey my man,

Heart lights should be fitted so the top of the rubber sits exactly the same hight as the bend in the wing bead trim...... Glad you wanna get that right.. soo many don't !!

Andy


cheers buddy, one question though, anyone reproducing the back seals?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the dash conversion is finished and we put the body on the pan for clearances

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it went a lot lower than this but as the air bags are not set up yet so its not the easiest thing to get back on the ramp when you lay it out, couldn't even get a jack under without some one lifting the car up,
hehe, loadsa fun

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check my gallery for a few more pics
just thought id give you an update
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice will be watching this build!! when i find a good project bug im doing airbags too. Might just have to sell the baja Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spazz0nater wrote:
very nice will be watching this build!! when i find a good project bug im doing airbags too. Might just have to sell the baja Sad


sorry mate, been on holiday, cheers for that, although millions would disagree i say go with air to,

by the way all, car goes for paint on tuesday, woohoo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey all, heres a few sneaky previews before paint, thought id help the spayer out by bare metalling the wings for him, ooooooohhh how i love OG spot welds...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep up the good work Lee Very Happy I love to see them come together and run the streets again
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool looking ride hopefully see it in the flesh one day.
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