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Harley
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Aussie Snail... Reply with quote

As some of you may know I am building a tuned engine for this car… Visa 652cc, GS 1015 gearbox, megasquirt fuel injection, AMR-300 supercharger, modified twin spark heads and custom pistons… (Here)

Well, what started as a straight forward chassis reinforcing exercise has turned into something more… (Chassis Reinforcing here)

A Snail inspired 2cv…

Third window filled in, front indicators removed, rear vision mirrors removed (replace with old style from window mount), 50% uprated springs… Ooow and ofcourse channelled Wink 5cm…

Pics from the last two days.






So this whole channelling thing is fun and scary... I remember Lars saying it was easy "Just weld the new floors in 5cm higher", i don't have new floors Sad What sort of clearance issues am i going to have in the engine bay?? Handbrake lever? Bonnet latch? Steering rack?? guess i'll know soon enough!! Laughing

Rear lights, indicator and brake, i will use front indicator housings...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha you are realy going down under Laughing
good luck
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow,


that is how a 2cv must be : low and fast!
sure, i`m gonna follow this topic
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great ! Good luck !
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JoZeF
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

I think easiest is probably to replace the sills by new ones, and then have sheetmetal cut and folded with the 5cm step that you want (like I did on my AMI6) same for the rear section of the body, rather that trying to reuse the original floor metal, usually rusty and always very thin. I used 10/10 gauge steel. so no need for strengthening ridges stamped in it. But you will need to weld a small frame on the chassis to support the floors (like on 50s 2cvs)

with L shape reinforcements bracing the front and rear of the passenger compartment floors, you just put the body back on and see how high you need to make the rear boot section.

I have chassis mounted pedals, so that was very easy, but there is a good example of body mounted pedals in Acalex's topic.

have fun

Most of the time it is.

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Harley
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Thanx for teh support guys, makes it feel less daunting.

I went into town today and bought some material to make new sills, here is a pic of what i have acheived so far...



Thx for the tip Josef, the plan for the floors is to reuse old ones, cut out rust etc. With the new sills i have made up some 2mm L shape to weld in around the body, then i can pop rivet the floors down with some silicon, hopefully easier to remove when i replace them in another decade Laughing

Buying new floors, to expensive and takes to long... I am enjoying reusing and fabricating what i have got...

2moro i should have the new sills in, or at lest one Wink

Luving it Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pop rivet!!!
your doing it like realy french man Laughing Laughing Laughing
wy not welding?
its muts stronger and the aluminium from the pop rivets starts to corrod in time
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dyanut
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harley,
nice work on those sill sections.
Btw, don't forget that in elevation there's a slight bend needed, directly underneath the B post. That's in addition to the bend in plan view, but slitting the sill section should work, welding them back together once they're in position...

Even when we were presssing out full floors, I still used flat floors cut from zintec on 'everyday' cars.
Pic of 'bolt on' outriggers here
( http://www.flickr.com/photos/30132857@N06/3203759569/ )
but with a non-galvanized chassis, they can be welded on for extra strength.

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Harley
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who ever said channelling a 2cv was easy!!!! Evil or Very Mad
Still having fun though Cool lots of litol rust repairs and sheet metal work all add up!

Custom Sills Very Happy


Sills fitted with rust cut out and reinforced...


I was aiming for 50mm at the rear, looks like i got 60+mm Laughing



Front box section...


here you can see the angle used to support the floors.

I am still concerned with what is going to happen in the engine bay Confused Will i need to relocate the altinator??? I gues i will discover that when i come to it Wink

I had some floors made up with ribbed section rolled into it, they sucked!!! looks like i am taking your advice Ken Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As said in Oz...
Oïe!!!! Nice Work mate!!!
Cool

- Silc
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice jobb, pictures and thread Cool
About that alternator-might-be-problem... Instead of relocating it, why not make a nice looking "bulge" on the bonnet to make room 4 it?

I like it when things arent always symetrical. Like Triumph did on the fly-screen to the Speed Triple. Here's a picture of my Speed Triple(sold) with the "bulge"-solution. Would be cool on the bonnet of a 2CV.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EirikJ wrote:
About that alternator-might-be-problem... Instead of relocating it, why not make a nice looking "bulge" on the bonnet to make room 4 it?



or just dont have a bonnet Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very good Harley!!! But why only 5cm channeling?

Keep up the good work and all the best, Bart
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harley wrote:
I am still concerned with what is going to happen in the engine bay Confused Will i need to relocate the altinator??? I gues i will discover that when i come to it Wink


I'm not sure you'll have any problem with 5cm channeling... Otherwise you'll have to see with Etienne. He did a system to fit everything without the doing anything on the bonnet.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harley,
are you working double shifts on this, as it seems to be moving ahead very quickly? Laughing

Kind of you to take those upside down pictures, so that viewers in the Northern Hemisphere can see them 'right way up'.

Ken.
( OT, but this lad seems to have combined free running with cycling.
Well worth a watch in your next tea break.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o > )



Harley wrote:
Back on broardband

Who ever said channelling a 2cv was easy!!!! Evil or Very Mad
Still having fun though Cool lots of litol rust repairs and sheet metal work all add up!

[I had some floors made up with ribbed section rolled into it, they sucked!!! looks like i am taking your advice Ken Wink

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