Final Parts Removal

Having had a week off, I thought maybe a good use of a morning was to finish getting the last few parts off the old car. This meant removal of the rear petrol tank, rear beam complete with suspension, hubs and handbrake cables ready to go straight on the rear end of the new car.

First though I needed to finish getting the exhaust out of the way so after unbolting the rear box section and then removing it all from its rubber mounts was slid out from under the car. Next the tank was coming out, easy bearing in mind its been out twice before!

Finally after unbolting the handbrake cable clips and removing from the handbrake mechanism its off with the rear beam. Three bolts each side hold the beam to the floor and then in the car remove the nuts holding the rear shocks in place and hey presto its on the deck.

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Next its round the front to remove the last few required bits and take the front subframe off to allow me to keep the steering rack. The last piece of brake pipe is also removed.

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So this just leaves me to remove the seat bars ready to welded into the new shell. The car is looking very bare with both doors removed and the rear quarter windows all out. The boot lid will lift off this week when a friendly pair of hands are around to help.

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