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A bit of a spring extravaganza really to kick start Pievan progress...

I still can't cope with how easy it is to roll the engine out of the shell :-)

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To get the shell into a bit of shape Neil and I used the hydraulic ram from the engine crane to push the gutter seams back out while welding a spot of 25mm box along the inside. After a bit of filling and smoothing and painting and filling and smoothing etc I think it's looking a lot nicer.

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Main bulkhead in place and cardboard templates for other panels.

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Cockpit feels quite homely with comfy MR2 seat, harness, pedals, steering wheel and test carpet on the bulkhead.

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The engine bolted to the box with the trimmed adapter, bunged back into the panelled and painted engine bay.

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An expensive driveshaft flange for the Renault box, and a pile of Ebay bargain ford Scorpio Lobro joints.

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Trial bodged cut'n'shut Scorpio shafts

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Van looking sort of OK :-)

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