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    #76
    any updates ?


    im suffering from gasfab withdrawal syndrome...

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      #77
      Yeah there is a small update to write up but haven't got around to it. Will try and write it up this weekend. Haven't had a good run at the Falcon lately though as other jobs have come up.
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        #78
        no probs

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          #79
          We would be happy to drool over your other work, maybe you could just have a 'Gasfab amazing skills with metal' thread?
          Seriously though I know it takes a lot of time to document and post this stuff, thanks for sharing you post some of the best stuff I've seen on PF for ages.

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            #80
            Thanks gents, appreciate the compliments.
            I've been a bit slack in updating my other social media with photos of my other fabrication work too. Must get back to doing that regularly. Currently I still have a full time job monday to thursday, so it's just fridays, weekends and the odd weekday that I spend on metal work.
            Other work can be seen on instagram @gas_fab - http://www.instagram.com/gas_fab or facebook @gasfab - (1) GAS FAB | Facebook

            I'll start writing up the floor work now.
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              #81
              Take your time dude whenever you can post up the work you've been doing most of us will be interested to have a look.

              *I still might call you a cunt 'cos I don't have the fab skills or patience lol

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                #82
                So, next job to tackle was the floors. Was decided that we'd just do the back floors as they were in the worst shape. Aftermarket replacements were supplied but as you'll see further on in the post, they were a bit rough. They didn't replicate the deep ribs in the floor, they didn't have the tapered step at the rear to the sill, they didn't have the perpendicular folded valley at the front. So it was decided to make new floors that replicated the originals a bit closer.

                I always underestimate the time taken to do floors. I'm not sure what it is about them but they are always a pain in the rear, so this post only covers the passenger side at this stage, driver's will be another day when I find time to replace it.

                This was the original passenger side rear floor.
                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0232 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Behind the rear seat mount was a section where the floor dropped and it captured dust, dirt, rubbish, old tools and rust.
                Started by removing the rear seat mount.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0233 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                This section of the rear seat mount had 4 layers of sheet metal spot welded together and had just become a massive rust catcher.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0234 by GAS FAB, on Flickr

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0235 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Removing the floor was a massive pain. It had been coated with something that just clogged over abrasive I threw at it. That was even after wire wheeling it to what looked like regular metal. I had to cut most of the floor out in little sections and drill/chisel out the spot welds as the abrasives were useless.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0237 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Started folding up a new rear floor in 1.2mm cold rolled like the originals. The large ribs were really deep so the metal at the ends of them required a lot of shrinking to get the floors straight again. You can see the blue heated sections that were shrunk. I might approach the next floor slightly differently with more pre-stretching of the ribbed area.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0236 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Lots of trial fits and readjustments

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0238 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                No before picture, but the floor support had a few dings but were rust free. So straightened them and cleaned them up.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0239 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                New floors vs supplied aftermarket floors. Spot the difference.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0240 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Cleaned and primed the floor supports

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0241 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                And welded in

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0242 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Under the rear seat, there is a box on either side. Above the box was a section of sheet metal spot welded on. It was showing signs of rust so got removed. Underneath was just surface rust so that was just cleaned up.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0243 by GAS FAB, on Flickr

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0244 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Then a new rear seat mount was fabed up

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0245 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                I had grand plans on putting access holes in the seat mount. Idea was that you'd be able to lift the carpet and get a vacuum through the seat mount holes to clean it out. I really should of measured first though as there is no room to do that.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0246 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                So instead I extended those holes to the floor and sealed off the area so crap can't fall behind the seat. It also stiffened the seat mount considerably.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0247 by GAS FAB, on Flickr

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0248 by GAS FAB, on Flickr

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0249 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Clive mentioned that the rear mount for the front seat had about 20 washers between the seat and the floor. So I built a higher mount.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0250 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Welded and primed. Not perfect, but considerably better.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0251 by GAS FAB, on Flickr


                Out of interest, this was cut out of the floor. It sat below the floor. There is another one on the other side. I thought maybe it was a transmission mount, but it's way too far back for that. It also wasn't on the reproduction floor. Anyone got any idea what it was for, thinking whether I need to recreate it.

                GAS_FAB_XM_Coupe_0252 by GAS FAB, on Flickr



                Last edited by garvice; 19-06-21, 10:20 AM.
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                  #83
                  Originally posted by gtrboyyy View Post
                  Take your time dude whenever you can post up the work you've been doing most of us will be interested to have a look.

                  *I still might call you a cunt 'cos I don't have the fab skills or patience lol
                  Ha, Cheers, got a good laugh from the last comment.
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                  GAS 260Z RB26DET
                  GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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                    #84
                    Seat belt floor bolt hole?

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                    Originally posted by 50RTD
                    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                    Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                    Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                      #85
                      Damn I think you might be right. I'll have to relook at that. Though probably need to remake with a less flogged out peice.
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                      GAS FAB - 1985 Porsche 911 3.2ltr Carrera Cabriolet - PerformanceForums

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                      GAS 260Z RB26DET
                      GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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                        #86
                        Yay great update

                        Yeah the xp's (and maybe xm)came with those inverted cup washers about 65mm dia as factory installed seatbelt mounts for the good old dealer/aftermarket lap belts.

                        factory never installed belts

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                          #87
                          That's where my lap belts go to (easy to see without seat)

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                          Originally posted by 50RTD
                          Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                          Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                          Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                            #88
                            Thanks guys, I'll make the necessary and reinstate.
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                            GAS FAB Mk1 Escort - PerformanceForums
                            GAS FAB - 1985 Porsche 911 3.2ltr Carrera Cabriolet - PerformanceForums

                            GAS FAB Cars
                            GAS 260Z RB26DET
                            GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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                              #89
                              Yeah sorry Brad, wish I’d known that. I didn’t realise they were so far back in the floor pan.

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                                #90
                                Click image for larger version  Name:	image_125662.jpg Views:	8 Size:	65.3 KB ID:	7262998 this is an xp wagon -can see the 4 seat belt reinforcing plates plates -and xp only torque boxes at front
                                Last edited by 9triton; 20-06-21, 08:40 PM.

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