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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Good to see you back.

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1978 Pageant Sprint - the rustomite, 1972 Spitfire IV - sprintfire project, 1968 Valencia GT6 II - little Blue, 1980 Vermillion 1500HL - resting. 1974 Sienna 1500TC, Mrs Weevils big brown.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:10 am 
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Future Club member hopefully!
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nice work :D

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:51 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:45 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:13 pm 
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I bought it, bolted it in and hey presto. Beats the old setup where the previous owner just threw it in the spare wheel well

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:41 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

Dave
Use two sizes of tube offcuts, smaller first place under the sheet metal, hammer around to form a crease, cold chisel around circle to cut out metal smooth with a file if needed, or use a hole saw to cut the initial hole. Swap to slightly a larger diameter pipe offcut under the sheet and use a bossing mallet to finish off the hole.

Edit: Found a video!

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

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Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 am 
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I wish I had the time and patience to do that. It would be very satisfying. It’s taken me long enough to do just the boot so it’ll be shop bought items for me

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:34 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

Dave
Use two sizes of tube offcuts, smaller first place under the sheet metal, hammer around to form a crease, cold chisel around circle to cut out metal smooth with a file if needed, or use a hole saw to cut the initial hole. Swap to slightly a larger diameter pipe offcut under the sheet and use a bossing mallet to finish off the hole.

Edit: Found a video!
Thanks for posting link

Dave


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