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By John S 2 Date 2008-02-18 03:34 Edited 2008-05-20 18:27
This thread will be a open notebook on planning the body pep and pre assembly.
I am open to any and all suggestions. I also want to post in each of these areas, so everyone can follow the progress.
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By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-02-18 13:17
John, I imagine this Manx has the tubes to run the wiring. Is this the case? If not, I would think you would want to glass in some flexible electrical conduit so there is something to run wiring in.

Jay
By Kustoms Date 2008-02-18 13:33
I wouldn't do that. The body is already painted and curing will give off heat
By John S 2 Date 2008-02-18 13:39
The body is a serial numbered Manx, it does have the factory tubes for the wiring.

One good thing about this is it has been together before and with small changes I don't think there will be alot of issues.

The only thing I dont like about the body is the fact I left the original mounting holes and now with the Berrien Chassis I will need to make more holes.

I hadn't planned to do a Notalgia chassis when I had the body painted and flaked.

John
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By John S 2 Date 2008-02-22 06:18
New windshield and support bracket for the body to be installed.

I need to get a new dash. I bought a used one but it got damaged by UPS.

I guess I should get a hold of the Manx Club and go with a fresh one with no holes.

John
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By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-02-22 14:26
OK, that means we will need to add hole saw kit to the list of tools needed. I'll add that.

Jay
By John S 2 Date 2008-03-28 15:53
Started working the underside of the body last night.
I had a tank bracket bolt we missed pulling out and the painter painted over.
It will not show so it will be fine.

I started painting the underside of the tub satin black.
I am also going to paint the underside of the fiberglass floor satin black. I'll get some pics tonight. I am in the garage every night from 10pm-1:30am or online at that time.
Running on 4 hrs sleep every day now. 60 days left to be ready for this.

I may bedliner coat it instead for sound dampening.
I spent about 3 hours collecting little parts and things in the garage and getting them into totes.

I have 6 gas tanks in the garage and only 3 hold down brackets? Go figure.
I think a buddy might have some.

I think I will bedliner coat the bottom of the fuel tank as well.

Not that I am planning for leaks but, does the bedliner stuff hold up to gasoline?????

Anyone used it? I know Tom has linex on the Imp right?
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By Sandsurfer Date 2008-03-29 00:00
Gasoline and brake fluid eat up beadliner material.
Jerry....
By John S 2 Date 2008-04-04 03:59
Painted the bottom side of the tub the other night got in the garage at 11:30 pm worked on it till 1:00 lam eft for work at 7:00am. Running low on sleep. Plan to get the beam, gas tank, and tub completed this weekend.
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By Southpaw Date 2008-04-04 11:22
John, Just dont kill yourself , The body can only handle 4 hours a night of sleep for so long , TAKE a day  8 hours nap its gooood for the sole. Glen
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By John S 2 Date 2008-04-11 19:11
Got some work on the body done too. I cut off a couple of bolts the painter painted over. One was the old master cylinder mount. The other was a gas tank hold down bracket the was too rusty to remove.
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By John S 2 Date 2008-05-20 18:29
Had body issue last night with the test fit on the Berrien Chassis.
When I dropped it down that big wood block in the front of the body hit the tube frame cross member.
I had to get out the grinder and shave off the Meyers wood block.
There is no turning back now. She is shaved and need repainted tonight.
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By John S 2 Date 2008-05-20 18:43
I also got the dash fiberglass on. I think it will work well.
I did 2 layers 2 different nights.

First layer was with fiberglass cloth.
Second with mat.
I liked the cloth much better.

Hope it comes out okay.
John
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