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Ultima GTR - Tooling notes

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Ultima reckon on about 200 to "tool up".  Here is a list of the tools I had to buy.  You may already have some of these (Ultima assume so) and I found that not all were essential in the end (see essential rating).

I spent around 600, but this excludes the dolly and mega-double-winch made by a (good) friend !  Hiring these may be costly and you may have the engine in and out a few times (I did !).

Item

Needed for

Cost

Essential rating

 Notes


Dolly


Raised work benches


Pillar drill.  


Air Riveter   

Hand Riveter

Air Nibbler  


Compressor & air hoses

3.2mm drills x 20


Deburring tool  

Cordless drill + 2 batteries

Right Angle drill



Various drill bits


Metal rules


Screwdrivers

Spanner & socket set





Digital calipers

Ties (various sizes)

Adjustable spanners

Step drills (10, 20, 30mm)

Hole saw



Engine winch



Scalpel and blades

Crimping tool

Thick wire cutter


Files


Dustpan & brush

Pens, pencils, compass
 


All stages to engine / box


Most jobs


Panelling


Riveting

Riveting

Cutting ally panels


Powering rivet gun

Standard rivet hole


Cleaning rivet holes

Whenever needed

Whenever needed



Ditto


Measuring !


Screws

All nuts and bolts





Measuring

Securing wires / leads

Whenever needed

Holes 10mm to 30mm

Bigger dashboard holes



Lifting engine and gearbox



Dash Alcantara

Electrics

For release and accel cables

Filing panels / dash


The F1 garage look !
 
Daily
 


nil


48


45


65

  4

40


66

  9


  8

36

130



  6


  9


  6

26





  9

  3

  5

35

12



nil



10

10

14


11


  2

5
 


  7


10


  7


10

10

  3


10

10


10

10

10 +



10


10


  5

10





10

 5

 0

  8

  8



10



10

10

 6


10


10
 
10
 


Made by a good friend.  Safer than axle stands & made moving the car easy.

You can't work on the floor and the kitchen worktops were out of bounds !

Made panelling easier and also essential for roll pins on gear rods

Too many to do by hand

There are some hard to reach ones

I found this difficult to use and got a better result using files and elbow grease !

Needed to power air riveter

Needed only 5 in the end, they were good quality but occasionally break.

All drilled holes need cleaning out.

This got used a lot

Absolutely essential.  You can't build an Ultima without one !!  There are too many tight spots and restricted access

Get a good range of metric sizes plus some 5/32 inch ones for the gear rods.

Accuracy is everything.  Get three, a one, two and three foot rules, you'll need them all

Hardly recall using one ...

Get a good metric set and the main imperial sizes.  Most are metric but some nuts on the engine / oil & fuel hoses are imperial.  NB You need sizes >19mm only on a few occasions.

Another top tool !

Ultima supply these but you may need more

Bloody useless things, went in the bin.

Used a lot, especially dash and switchgear.

For sizes < 30mm I used the step drill



Purpose built by a friend for free (would have cost 1,000).  Essential for engine, made fitting a breeze.

For trimming

There are a fair number of connections

Some cables are too thick for pliers.


Get some big ones and some small ones, a standard set of each will do.

Swarf from ally gets everywhere ...
 
Compass for circles for dash
 


Lastly, get hold of a number of some large cardboard boxes - these are used to make templates for the panels

 


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