Well after a few quiet weeks busy with work and other jobs I had a week off so decided to make plenty of progress with the car.
This week we have re fitted the glass in the back of the car, bolted the body work down, wings bolted in place, checker plate riveted back to the wings.
In the process of putting the off side rear wing in place we noticed a small drip of power steering fluid, so we tightened the pipe a bit more and a couple of minutes later the fluid was pouring out.
After a small amount of investigation we noticed a split in the metal hose, so a trip to the parts supplier resulted in the purchase of NTC8861 which is a hose from a 4 bolt power steering box instead of the 3 i have fitted. Initially the new hose wouldn’t fit but after a small adaptation with a grinder the pipe fitted and refilled with no issues.
The photo below shows the new pipe fitted.
After putting time in over the week we feel we have made some big progress and hopefully carry on with the refitting of the doors and bonnet so will look even better then.
Well we rebuilt and returned the doors to the car today and it really looks like its getting there.
We also fitted the bonnet back on
Next up we are going to loosen everything up a bit and correct alignment, the tub is slightly wonky so the doors look out of line so we will correct this and hopefully realign right