16v opel traveler

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:28 pm

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About how she is at the mo. Doors and wings are ready to go on.
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About how she is at the mo. Doors and wings are ready to go on.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:30 pm

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:32 pm

Ford back axle with some heavy duty anti-tramp bars
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Midnight Oil » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:03 pm

Rude. Like it. 8)
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby morrisfixer » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:16 pm

I like this a lot keep photos coming. :-)

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby MM » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:56 pm

Dudders wrote:Ford back axle with some heavy duty anti-tramp bars


Which rear damper kit is that? I thought all the angled ones went out with the demise of the likes of Mr Grumpy's kit (which I have on my Traveller, still working fine, incidentally!)
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:39 am

The rear shock kit came from the Morris Minor Centre, which I think was in Bath, but that was a few years ago. However I do have a spare cross-member with ford shocks and spring plates.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:52 pm

I have fitted the panels to one side, but the door is a poor fit as the bottom sticks out and the rear wing "kinked" when I tightened up so I will have to have a re-think. Posted a pic. I hope it loaded.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Custard » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:08 pm

I would normally have thought the door may correct itself with hinge adjustment, but if the wing kinked, is the wood in too far at the bottom.

I would try the other side and if it is better try to measure from the centre line of the car if you can and see if both are the same.

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:03 pm

A couple of early shots to show the bulkhead modifications I referred to earlier. The centre of the cross member is removed and the battery box remade further up, with thicker steel. The inside pic show the additional steel angled bracket that goes from inner wing to inner wing. Also shown is the thicker steel plate at the side of the battery box to mount the XE3 servo.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Paul WAP347 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:54 am

Looks great I am sure you will sort the problems out M8 :D
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Millerman » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:13 pm

Dudders wrote:A couple of early shots to show the bulkhead modifications I referred to earlier. The centre of the cross member is removed and the battery box remade further up, with thicker steel. The inside pic show the additional steel angled bracket that goes from inner wing to inner wing. Also shown is the thicker steel plate at the side of the battery box to mount the XE3 servo.



Very well thought out mod. Keep up the good work
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Mon May 04, 2015 10:29 pm

Taken as the Sun was going down, with the front end nearing completion, I am indulging myself by posting this pic, as I quite like it :D .
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Mon May 04, 2015 10:32 pm

Naked door panels, with foam columns stuck on to create the sculptured 3D effect.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Mon May 04, 2015 10:35 pm

Finished. Covered in leather with armrest/door pull ( I didn't like the little pull things) and speakers.
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