Not much to report but some progress made.
Radiator now refitted with new fans attached, don't ask why, my response will be 'why not?' 😉 look neater and had the rad modded to allow them to attach directly to welded on brackets.
Just need to add the wiring connectors so I can plug them into the front loom.
Need to refill the coolant system now, so am ready for it to leak again like last time.......
I was also have a few issues with the float switch i put in the header tank (pics and info somewhere back in this thread). It was fitted from the top. When the coolant fed back into the tank (from the top inlet) it was hitting the float / causing a lot of turbulence and it cause the light to flash intermittently. Rather annoying.
When I was over at the place getting the radiator modified I noticed he made all sorts of stuff like rads, intercoolers and header tanks etc. One thing led to another and I ended up getting him to make me another header tank to deal with this issue Company is called Allyfab and based in Clowne. Top bloke and top work with very fair prices. www.allyfab.co.uk
The idea behind the new tank is that the return is routed (internally) down to the bottom of the tank. This means the returning coolant is going back into the coolant at the bottom of the tank ad will cause a lot less turbulence (hopefully).
Also decided to fit a shorted float switch from the bottom rather than top as this makes the cable routing neater in the engine bay.
Had all the door hinges black powder coated
Fitted the central locking actuators.
Made a bracket:
Added some rivnuts:
So I could attached the actuator and fit it to the inside of the door
Attached the bracket by glassing it to the inner side of the door
Attached actuator and connect to the door catch /lock with a link rod I had lying around
Seems to work well.
Rear end is all sorted except for the numberplate light
Plan is to replace the one supplied by LB with a 3d printed version from a fellow builder so it can house a rear view camera. The camera:
Will be attached to this camera mirror (bottom one is the LB supplied mirror)
It's a full screen video mirror that also have a front facing 'dashcam'. SD card for video and photos. G sensor for recording collisions etc. Looks liek a normal mirror until you turn it on and the video screen is the whole thing, not just a panel to one side like a lot of mirrors like this.
Colour sample cards arriving tomorrow hopefully and plan is to go to paint at the end of Jan.
Meanwhile I'll be getting on with other jobs like fitting all the fixings for the wheel arch liners etc as they are only temporarily fitted atm.