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A boat builder gave me this tip..cover areas you don’t want the epoxy to stick to with packing tape..then to get the gap you want use the foam stripping that you put around windows to stop drafts in the gap and cover with tape again.

then it’s ready to epoxy over.

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After a days sanding this first skim of epoxy has closed up the gaps and made the bonnet nice and flush with the fenders.

got one more light skim to do and another days sanding and she’s done.

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Chassis back from being tig welded and fish plated.

just need to get the rear end back and locked in place, then can work out exactly we’re we want the shock mount crossmember to be welded in.

after that it’s time to drop the motor and trans in place.

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Chassis is slowly coming together..run the main brake line and fuel lines..just waiting on the rear end housing and A-arms to be back from the painter and can start installing all the suspension for mock up.

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Finally got the A-arms back today so decided to get the front end mocked up so I can start working out the mounts for LJ torana rack and plumb the front brake lines.

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So the 4.11 heads in and the Moser 31 spline axles are sorted.

currie 11 inch drums.

just need to weld the rear shock crossmember in and it’s a rolling chassis.

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Motor all in..just the trans mount to weld up and panhard bar once the bodies on with all weight in it.

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There’s not much chance of restoring this now the main rails are gone.

hopefully get the trans mount welded up this week then it’s time to drop the body on to see we’re we are at.

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