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stevecrook
Posted on: January 2nd, 2021, 15:22:25
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Progress update on my MK6 build. Car inverted and supported on axle stands to fit fuel tank, rear subframe with running gear, brake / fuel lines and battery cables. Also fitted steering rack and test fit of front subframe. Headlining was easier to do while inverted as well. Wiring Loom labelled up.  Went through the IVA manual again. Most difficult job so far was rear subframe alignment and had to fit elbow grease nipples on the radius arms for access for future greasing. A third of the way through my task list so expect the build will be nearer 6 months rather than my predicted 4 months. Satisfying and enjoying doing the build again almost 40 years on from my MK4 build !

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 19th, 2021, 15:04:30 Quote Report to Moderator
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Steve - I need inspiration.  How's your build coming on?
More pics required
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stevecrook
Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 15:39:43
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Graham,

Progress has been a bit slower than planned as I seem to have less time now that lockdown is easing, but I still hope to get to IVA in a couple of months or so.

My main work over the last 3 months has been rebuilding my 1098cc engine.  I was able to run the engine secured in the front subframe with a temporary test rig of fuel can, fuel pump, exhaust and battery.  So I am ready to lift the car over the fully built up front subframe, running gear and engine. I have the wiring loom in and Elm Dashboard ready to fit.  Still got wipers, heater, headlights, steering column, seat belts, seats, doors and all the glass to fit yet !.
I know it is a bit sad but I have listed all the jobs completed and left to do. Progress is 379 completed and 117 to get the finish ! I will get some more pics posted soon.

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stevecrook
Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 15:58:47
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Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 16:00:17
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The Bodyshell at Marcos Heritage

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stevecrook
Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 16:03:15
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Engine Bay prep

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stevecrook
Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 16:03:50
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Engine build

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stevecrook
Posted on: May 28th, 2021, 16:04:53
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Rear end progress

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: June 1st, 2021, 14:51:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looking good Steve.
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