Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Making full use of my Christmas pass, to spend uninterupted time in my cave........ good progress has been made on the Phaeton.
I have finished the roll bar by welding in a cross bar for the seat belt top fixings, out of the same diameter tube. Smoothing out the welds so it will appear seamless, welded on the bottom fillets and completed the welding around the shock top mounts, now I have them in the correct position. The whole assembly has now been removed and is ready to go off to be chrome plated.
All final welding has been done on the rear axle and link bars, even managed to get a coat of paint on it tonight...... mind you, I had to cut the top off the can of POR15 with a hack saw to get inside, then break through a skin, like concrete, that stuff does go off hard !!!
I have fitted a fillet of 6mm steel on top of the link arm brackets welded to the chassis, to strengthen the rear of the chassis where I cut out the triangulated bracing rod in order to fit the 5 link, once welded on both sides, it will be good and strong.
Another crack at it tomorrow, its amazing how much you get done when you don't have interuptions !!! don't go a lot on having to make me own tea though....
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