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The Chassis build

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Matt-watts

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Well I have done some more work on my Europa so through I would post up my progress so far

Having seen some racing Europa’s done with a Lotus chassis, I copied their modifications to make my chassis stronger and more ridged ready for hill climbing

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0099.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0101.jpg[/img]

Next the chassis went off for powder coating along with the suspension and all the odds and ends

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0548.jpg[/img]

It was next time to remove the old chassis, seeing a body shell lifting off the chassis and revealing its secrets is always good fun

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0247.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0250.jpg[/img]

I was surprised it was actually better than I through it would be


[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0252.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0281.jpg[/img]

I have rebuilt my steering rack and have made up most of the brake pipes and am doing a mock fit up at the moment, this is my favourite bit of a restoration I’m having problems leaving the garage

Thankfully Sarah my wife has the patience of a saint


[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0545.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0553.jpg[/img]


Not much room at the moment in my garage I am building a double garage on the other side of the house this spring, so should have more space soon..I cant wait !


[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0556.jpg[/img]

I’m hoping to have the chassis finished soon so I can crack on rebuilding the engine
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