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#31 minimissions

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

Looking like a mini again :) top work looks forward to seeing the paint stage

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:02 PM

Not a relevant post for the van restoration but a couple of pics of the new arrival.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

Wow this has really started to take shape. I wish I would have done the same with a full floor the more I seem them. 

 

Pup looks clean too, I hope to have one some day.



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:24 PM

Cheers SAL

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 05:47 PM

Love the pickup, wish I could find a tilt cover like that for mine. What's your plans for this one?

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

We actually just had the cover made. Cost £350 but the quality is fantastic and made out of the proper materials.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:47 AM

Loving the pickup :) they will look good all parked up next to eachother :)



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 06:19 PM

Been a while in updating the project page, had a lot of other things ongoing lately.

Just had the engine away getting rebuilt and upgraded slightly, unfortunately the flywheel and clutch were not salvageable and he drop gear shaft/bearings were shot.

Was wondering if you guys could assist in upgrading to a lightened flywheel setup on the 1275 engine?


Have attached a few pics of the ongoing engine work-

Ground crank
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+40 pistons
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Skimmed and seated head
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Gearbox overhaul
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Cam and valve spring kit (270)
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Roller rockers (1.5)
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Duplex vernier pulley kit
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Should have it home start of the week so will get a few pics up.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:05 PM

Looking good and ducks have a nice power plant once it's all done and in....

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

Cor that new floor looks ace! Keep going, your doing a great job!



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:41 PM

Any updates on this build?



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:01 PM

Well it's been a long time, with a house build and 2 kids arriving, the poor van had to take a well deserved rest after coming back from the paint shop, anyway it's time to give her the bit of attention she deserves and get things moving again

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:31 PM

Looking great

Perfect colour choice

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:08 PM

Couple of days lockdown and a few bits and pieces fitted, some temporarily
Rear glass
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Rear subframe fitted
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Front (dirty) glass fitted
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And its first push outside in over 5 years
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Back inside again to have the read lights and some shiney bits installed
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:04 AM

Looking awesome! Nice progress :) 






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