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    Yup,I was going to suggest cross-drilling like that and a roll-pin......
    It's a 52 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post

    I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of this Granada coupling, it is a cast part, solid metal, cheap, I am thinking of getting a a spare.
    Looks very similar to the Cortina parts I used to use on buggy builds, and I think my first Nova. Found this old picture in a build album (a real printed non digital photo!) from steering mock ups and looks comparable.

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    I always found them to be very solid, and one end having the clamp section allowing minor adjustment is really useful.

    I always used to mock up to where I wanted, and then as suggested would pass to a professional welder for final joints, and bolts through any joints to be welded secure.

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    Another suggestion would be a D slot pin in a slot with a clamp on the outside to hold it in, if you decide to drill right through and pin/bolt don't make the hole too large as it will be a weak point on the steering rod before your weld joint
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    Why not just use one of the many UJ joints from CBS and cut out a lot of metal. I used one going from Triumph Dolomite to Citroen C16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim73vw View Post
    Looks very similar to the Cortina parts I used to use on buggy builds
    I used this part on the Green Machine originally, but the special splined shaft I had made must have been a little bit smaller diameter than the original shaft so I could not get the casting to pinch properly. The solution (for me) was to swap it for an Escort Group 4 joint, which is pressed steel rather than cast. Not sure why - perhaps the pressed steel is less likely to fracture on rally stages...

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    I had a tough day sanding (grinding) the flowcoat off my seat backs/sides, so now I am now back to where I was 5 weeks ago The Flowcoat was a mistake, the homemade oven was a necessary PITA; And now I have ground it all off. A task made more difficult by the asphalt-like consistency of the 'coat which clogged-up my sanding disks every 3-4 minutes. I used 35. Plus 8 bands for my power file.

    One positive note, I have trimmed the return-edges of the seats so they better follow the contour of the seat, I prefer this look.








    Now that I am back to bare fibreglass (or perhaps bare CF, not sure) I am going to get the seat backs and sides flocked, I decided against purchasing the flocking kit, so that job will be outsourced.





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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post

    Now that I am back to bare fibreglass (or perhaps bare CF, not sure) I am going to get the seat backs and sides flocked, I decided against purchasing the flocking kit, so that job will be outsourced.
    Very frustrating! However, have you looked at the many youtube videos about flocking? Looks quite straightforward, especially as the areas in question are relatively hidden. It's not like you'd be doing a highly visible dashboard. Go on Steve, give it a go yourself ... especially after all the effort you've put into the seats already. Don't keep throwing money at these seats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Very frustrating! However, have you looked at the many youtube videos about flocking? Looks quite straightforward, especially as the areas in question are relatively hidden. It's not like you'd be doing a highly visible dashboard. Go on Steve, give it a go yourself ... especially after all the effort you've put into the seats already. Don't keep throwing money at these seats!

    Cheers, Alistair
    Cheers man, you seem determined to see me grow and develop my skill-set!
    I did actually do some research on this, and DIY flocking kits retail from GBP £50 - £1000, the kit that Mostin used on his car currently retails mid-way between those 2 numbers; it's a fair hit.
    Yeah you would get that money back, but I'd also need to experiment with lengths of fibre and different epoxy's, so I'd say there is a learning curve. You also need a clean area/space to do the flocking, I was working outside today; lack of space is a problem on this build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    [..] Don't keep throwing money at these seats!

    Cheers, Alistair

    I am not actually throwing money, I am throwing time, that's worse :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Cheers man, you seem determined to see me grow and develop my skill-set!
    I did actually do some research on this, and DIY flocking kits retail from GBP £50 - £1000, the kit that Mostin used on his car currently retails mid-way between those 2 numbers; it's a fair hit.
    Yeah you would get that money back, but I'd also need to experiment with lengths of fibre and different epoxy's, so I'd say there is a learning curve. You also need a clean area/space to do the flocking, I was working outside today; lack of space is a problem on this build.
    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    I am not actually throwing money, I am throwing time, that's worse :-(
    I hadn't appreciated the kit was so expensive ... they don't mention that in the videos I've watched. Much sympathy re the lack of space and working outside. As for the time, I've had family issues followed by the cold winter which means I've not made any progress since July! ... so I'm going a bit crazy here! Roll on the Spring!

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