Lwb Santana build

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by Rankine » Fri Nov 24, 2023 2:32 pm

Cheers Mike! Got the passenger bulk head sorted yesterday and renewed the bodymount, hopefully I can get back up today to do some Triming to the box section
SJ413 LWB Santana 33s, 94",

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by d_r_1989 » Sat Nov 25, 2023 4:56 am

Looking really good mate, keep it up

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by Rankine » Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:04 am

Cheers man I'm heading back up Sunday hopefully get the rear tackled
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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by stimpy » Sat Nov 25, 2023 8:52 pm

Good work there mate!..

What size tyres you got on there?

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by Rankine » Sat Nov 25, 2023 10:22 pm

Cheers man, there 33x13.50s got some all terrains for the road but needing couple more gv wheels to mount them on.
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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by mike harris » Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:07 pm

Mate I’m so pleased that I sold this to you, it’s great to see you cracking on with it, to many of these projects sit in sheds and don’t get done or finished, you should be proud of what you done so far, I didn’t know the car needed as much work as it has done, so hats off to you. Going to be a cool truck dude, just project it well once you’re done so the Scottish weather doesn’t eat it in years to come !

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by stimpy » Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:24 pm

Rankine wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2023 10:22 pm
Cheers man, there 33x13.50s got some all terrains for the road but needing couple more gv wheels to mount them on.
Cool man, looking good. I got 33s on my Jimny but had planned to put 35s on my (most probably) retirement lwb project!.

Your 50 x 100 sills, did that not leave some of the inner sill still sitting below them? Not had a measure up on mine properly for a few years - I guess it depends at what height you cut below the door...

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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by Rankine » Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:29 pm

mike harris wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:07 pm
Mate I’m so pleased that I sold this to you, it’s great to see you cracking on with it, to many of these projects sit in sheds and don’t get done or finished, you should be proud of what you done so far, I didn’t know the car needed as much work as it has done, so hats off to you. Going to be a cool truck dude, just project it well once you’re done so the Scottish weather doesn’t eat it in years to come !
Cheers Mike, I'll hopefully get most of it out But probably get the body off in next year or two and be more thorough. Really looking forward to getting it together and out to play.
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Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:24 pm
Rankine wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2023 10:22 pm
Cheers man, there 33x13.50s got some all terrains for the road but needing couple more gv wheels to mount them on.
Cool man, looking good. I got 33s on my Jimny but had planned to put 35s on my (most probably) retirement lwb project!.

Your 50 x 100 sills, did that not leave some of the inner sill still sitting below them? Not had a measure up on mine properly for a few years - I guess it depends at what height you cut below the door...
I'd love to run 35s one day but thays gonna take some good axle work to handle them. And I hammered the inner sill round them most of the way, but the footwell sits a inch lower than them at the side closest to the seat.
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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Dec 10, 2023 3:08 pm

The floor pan hanging a bit below 50x100 sills is rarely an issue in my experience of doing it. I’m probably going to do 50x100 when I carry on with rebuilding Blue.
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Re: Lwb Santana build

Post by Rankine » Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:07 pm

Yeah for all it is on the angle between chassis and sill should catch much.

Some updates, I've finished the rear arches the floor and the sills. All welded, seam sealed and coated in red oxide. Inside welding has been painted black to. Going to do some filler work on the outside to make it look abit nicer (may not last long)
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SJ413 LWB Santana 33s, 94",

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