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We now getting on with the load liner as we have the use of Anthony's workshop to work in. Pictured is Anthony trimming the tail gate section out of 3mm aluminium checker plate.

Just the sides to go, a job for tomorrow. Doesn't it look lovely and new. Time to relax for Ant, Sarah and Jess the Dog! The tail gate section has a few adjustments yet to be made, a job for another day!
Finally complete! What a hassle this was, aluminium is a right pain to weld, it warps a the slightest thought of getting welded. Well at least I can now get on with some more enjoyable parts of the pickup. Thanks to Quest Fabrications of Stoke for doing the welding!

This is the Turbine starter panel located in the space where the radio should be. The panel works from right to left. Firstly on the right is the master power on/ off switch, followed by the fuel pump, starter, fuel valve & torch igniter and then the electronically operated HP fuel cock. All switchs have 24 volt status LED's.

 
Now that we have eventually got hold of some half decent front suspension, I am quite keen to get them fitted after wasting a lot of time waiting for a third party to supply them. This is what it looked like before we started on the Pickup.
 
Ooooh, Look who it is, its the ever faithful Rob doing what he knows best - fiddling! He can be seen here fitting the strut top bearings to the new suspension. We later found out that the two springs fitted were different, that will teach me to buy from a dodgy car dealer again.

Here's the new suspension fitted in place. Oh the joy, we now find out that the new alloy wheels rub on the springs on the top of the wheel - great, just what we need at 10 o'clock on a monday night and its just started snowing! I really need to buy a house with a garage!

 
Wheels fitted and they look good! Still have a few issues with the camber/ spring rubbing issue. We have temporarily put 5mm spacer plates on the wheels to overcome the problems, for now anyway. A trip to Chase tyres in shrewsbury put the tracking right. Interestingly they appear to be the only people locally that can work on lowered vehicles like this.


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