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Mooi man!!!

First time I see the bull bar, also hand made I suspect?
 

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Bit of a hectic day.

Fitted at 07.30 this morning with Mickey’s help lifting it in.

Had to use a small hydraulic bottle jack to push the front feet open about 15mm that the heat distortion had created.

Bolted down.

Pretty (very) happy with the overall look.

Closer to my visualisation than I deserve.

Most importantly was getting it to lean back to mimic the “B-post on the entrance/door.



Rear supports hardly impair load area. So some practicality retained.



Unobtrusive from the front.



This is a great point to have made it to in my opinion from where it started.




How much further before the final straight??


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Hy kom nou mooi aan.

Dankie boet.

Soon Rian, soon!!!

Ja-Nee.

Ek wag.

Lekker Grizz... I likes (y)

Thanks Bud.

Mooi man!!!

First time I see the bull bar, also hand made I suspect?

ThanksmAndy,

do you mean bull bar or roll bar?

Coming on verry nicely now!

Thanks.

It still has a load of stuff left to do.
 

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Harnesses are different makes and needed different approaches.

Some changes may still be affected.







Drivers side HOOKER Harness.



Passenger is SIMPSON ITEM.



Lots more to come I guess.

Awaiting rear light units.
 

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I just had a horrible thought Grizz, their isn’t some stupid rule that all seat belts / harnesses have to have a BS / EU label or stuff is there? 🙄 anyway the roll bar looks better than I thought it would and getting it on the door line makes it, that detail I would have missed 🙄
 

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"Hooker & Simpson" :geek:😆

Sounds good.

I know what a hooker is, but not sure about a Simpson. Is it like a johnson? And does it get used by a hooker :D

Jy is lekker skerp.

I just had a horrible thought Grizz, their isn’t some stupid rule that all seat belts / harnesses have to have a BS / EU label or stuff is there? 🙄 anyway the roll bar looks better than I thought it would and getting it on the door line makes it, that detail I would have missed 🙄

Ian, you are right, there are tons of rules.

But keeping in mind this car was first registered in 1992, I am hoping a few things, like no cat, will slide in under the radar.
And technically, these are out of date, ex-NASCAR race harnesses, but that would be in a race application.
I am hoping that things like that, not fixed to the roll bar and various other modern technicalities will roll through under its Q-Plate identity and the 92 registration.
@Welsh exactly my thoughts....

See above 😉


I have a load of concerns, but looking at some of the shit registered and driving on the road, one has hope.

Even “Not a Project” was not correctly identified on the V5c when I bought it, and cost me a load of time, stress and cash to get sorted.
 
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On the topic of ‘shit registered and driving around’

Not even on todays standards in South Africa will a lot of the shit that gets registered here in the States and drive around make it onto the road.

I am stunned that some of these home builds over here can be licensed and registered, yet they do and that in a first world country…..even bikes and trikes, all sorts.
Unfortunately I am always to late to reach for my phone and snap a picture but hope to get a couple of pictures and show you.

I am however confident that it will not happen in California which is seriously strict on all there rules especially emission laws.
 

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On the topic of ‘shit registered and driving around’

Not even on todays standards in South Africa will a lot of the shit that gets registered here in the States and drive around make it onto the road.

I am stunned that some of these home builds over here can be licensed and registered, yet they do and that in a first world country…..even bikes and trikes, all sorts.
Unfortunately I am always to late to reach for my phone and snap a picture but hope to get a couple of pictures and show you.

I am however confident that it will not happen in California which is seriously strict on all there rules especially emission laws.


Fully insured, with a title……

 

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So last night I went out in the truck to the 6 Bells pub in Cliffe for a car meeting.

A load of very different stuff, older, newer, traditional, not so traditional…..

Noisy Harleys ridden by crippled geriatrics trying to grasp that last handful of youthful pleasure. And making me look the other way while they rev up their overly loud, expensive steeds, tottering about trying to park them for all to admire.
These are absolutely beautiful machines, don’t get me wrong, and I have ridden since age 13.

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Today was hot, unpleasantly hot, even the dog was not impressed.





Quick after work job.

Buckle for the crotch strap.

And then bolted into the frame as well.





Tight, but adjustable fit

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Done.



Weekend has arrived.
 

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Ahhhh, MOT man says you need to see where you just came from.

Combined a set of old and new mirrors.



Needs tidying up.



Better



4 of these made as only one original.



Ready




Tight fit, call the octopus.



Arms on.



Done.



Looks so wiiiiide now.





Central rear view mirror also contemplated.

Chevy mirror from my stash.



But then found this one.

Sucker



Job done.



Spent the rest of the day with Sally.

Walked the dog.

Saw my next resto project. Right there in the Thames, Essex in the background.



And took her out for dinner.

Happy life.
 

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Had an interesting question about the mirrors on another forum…….

From someone with a scatty memory. Asking why fit these mirrors.


Original fitment.


I just added new mirrors as one glass was broken.



 
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