Monday, April 4, 2016

Building a house...

It's been a while since I've posted here since the E21 has been set aside for the project of the moment. We're building a house, as well as a shed for further automotive works to be undertaken.

I've been blogging about it over at my other domain -

Anyway, it turns out the E21 is going to need some modification to help clear the driveway.

I've set the builder the task of making the driveway suit the car's current dimensions (lets call that future-proofing) however I'm going to modify the car to assist the process too.

That involves lifting the exhaust to turn this:

Into this:

Basically at the end of the extractors is a flange that's only 55mm from the ground. The flex join is at 65mm and the rest of the floor/sills etc is at 100mm.

To solve this I'm going to cut the floor each side of the exhaust, modify the extractors and exhaust to lift it up into the floor area, then weld a new section of floor (or a tunnel) over the new position of the exhaust - thus giving the whole vehicle a 100mm ground clearance between the wheels.

More tomorrow when I make a start on it!

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