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#31 'Chop'

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

How'd you make the seats the look cool don't cover them

Used 4 lengths of 1" x 1/4" high tensile steel strip, heated and bent them to the EXACT contour/ curvature of my back and drilled holes every 8cm along each strip.

Measured some 40mm x 20mm pine and cut, rounded and drilled each one so they gradually taper from top to bottom.

Bolted each one to frame with stainless coach bolts and nylocs.

The 'seats' bolt into the original captive nuts on front floor crossmember and hang over a twin tubed 'subframe' at the top which is joined onto each of the 2 side rollcage front legs....

EASY ;D

Oh..... and the seatcovers are only for driving, at shows etc, they are removed to sit on outside!


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#32 'Chop'

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

Nice, but is it low enuf.......

















Too bloody right it is, top mini

Low enough? No, not really......

I measured another shell and reckon I could get another 4 1/2 to 5" out of another.......

....and make it still driveable (ish)

Maybe one more project soon?????



#33 'Chop'

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

Few more piccies.....

Attached File  Picture 089.jpg   157.11K   97 downloads Side view of front end- now properly painted

Attached File  Picture 091.jpg   49.39K   26 downloads Side view of 'cage and brace bars

Attached File  Picture 092.jpg   156.77K   39 downloads Steering column support

Attached File  Picture 105.jpg   143.59K   83 downloads Before graining but after hand painted 'tongue and groove' shadowing

Attached File  Picture 108.jpg   160.99K   87 downloads Finished bonnet

Attached File  Picture 109.jpg   161.24K   32 downloads Top view

Attached File  Picture 110.jpg   174.19K   53 downloads Wooden Morris mini anyone?

Attached File  Picture 114.jpg   33.2K   25 downloads Stripped and ready for last bit of welding and painting

Attached File  Picture 115.jpg   162.05K   99 downloads Spot the fake ;D



#34 silve1999

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

looking good! this gonna be ready for mitp? :-)



#35 'Chop'

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:32 PM

looking good! this gonna be ready for mitp? :-)

 

Don't know- it'll be done when it's done. Not going to hurry it for any show in particular. I was only doing it for my pleasure. May do a few local shows when I'm finished. When I get fed up with it, I just stick the cover on it and get on with another project- although, to be fair, I've stuck at it this time longer than I have in recent years (I started it in '99 !!!!)



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

Good effort with '99 I started my Van in 2003 and still going.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

Mint love this thing couldn't be more retro lol

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

This is something special.

 

Are you using a "paint and grain" comb?

 

Superb effort mate and really up my street



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

This. I. Like.  Top effort. :)



#40 'Chop'

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

No progress today.... busy day at work, and too shot when I got home.

Hopefully hit the paintwork hard tomorrow and Monday and finish the exterior :highfive:



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Now collecting beer and cider bottle tops for a 'buttoned and cushioned' headlining. O_O Attached File  Picture.jpg   169.27K   19 downloads

Been collecting them for a week or so.... lucky my mates and fb friends are all alcys, so I've got well over 200 already....

But if you guys want to help out (especially drinkers of foreign or unusual beers) then feel welcome to PM me and I'll give you my address. Anyone working in a pub/ bar could help me out big time :D

Cheers (and 'bottoms up!! ;D )



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:39 AM

Ah could of helped you if I knew sooner just been to the t in the park festival lol lots of them lying about lol 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

Righto,

Let's get up the workshop and hit this paintwork HARD, t's not going to do itself and to be honest the enthusiasm for wooden paint is ebbing..... Could've prepped and resprayed the car 3 or 4 times so far, for the length of time it's taking me...

Don't want to get bored of it (like I usually do) and abandon project for the next few years.....

Wish me luck..... I'm going in......



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Only just looked at this, it is awesome mate. It's not often you see something completely different and done in a proper quality way. It will be amazing when its finished.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

S-L-O-W-L-Y    S-L-O-W-L-Y,  Monkey nearly caught :gimme:

Today's paint session so far....

Although with the temperature as it is, that'll probably do for today.

Front end grained and 1st coat of sealer....Attached File  Picture 118.jpg   164.3K   40 downloads

Front arches after 4 coats. Happy with results. Attached File  Picture 116.jpg   166.69K   31 downloads

Close up. Attached File  Picture 117.jpg   155.64K   41 downloads 

4 coats later on front end. Attached File  Picture 119.jpg   167.23K   42 downloads

Bolting bits back on. Attached File  Picture 120.jpg   162.69K   79 downloads

More or less finished. Attached File  Picture 121.jpg   168.53K   71 downloads

Safe back in workshop, indicator left off 'because I c*cked up and left of some tongue and groove lines. Valance still to paint. Attached File  Picture 122.jpg   165.07K   54 downloads

Now need to do the last door and 'even' up the tones of the wood by single or double coating some of the body.







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