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#436 fokko

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:09 PM

Been reading your thread all the way from the beginning until the end and I am well impressed with your results! As other people say, great attention to detail and very impressive what you have achieved so far! Will definitely follow the rest of your build.



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:05 PM

That’s a major step forward. Are you keeping it the same colour?



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:23 PM

That’s a major step forward. Are you keeping it the same colour?

 

Hell yeah!

 



#439 Ben Rose

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:30 PM

Do you mind me asking why you're getting rid of the charcoal canister in the inner wing? I know how much you like to keep the originality.

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:10 PM

 

That’s a major step forward. Are you keeping it the same colour?

 

Hell yeah!

 

 

brilliant! Look forward to seeing it in paint ! 



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:13 AM

Do you mind me asking why you're getting rid of the charcoal canister in the inner wing? I know how much you like to keep the originality.

 

I'm not?

 

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:27 AM

Ahh ok. Sorry I saw you asking for a grommet for it on Fb and assumed you were as I know loads of others have done.

#443 Steve220

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:24 AM

Ahh ok. Sorry I saw you asking for a grommet for it on Fb and assumed you were as I know loads of others have done.


The grommet merely lines the hole. I could do with one too.

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:59 AM

What does the grommet look like?



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 11:32 AM

 

Ahh ok. Sorry I saw you asking for a grommet for it on Fb and assumed you were as I know loads of others have done.


The grommet merely lines the hole. I could do with one too.

 

Becoming clearer!  I'm going to have to check mine now as I don't remember seeing one.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:57 AM

More little bits done. Got my primary gear back form Guessworks. All good, but the end float is 6thou, which is waaaay to big, so have ordered the relevant parts:

 

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Cleaned up the horn and bonnet catch:

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Finished off some of the fuel filter pipes:

 

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Then I made a start on reassembling the hubs:

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One of the CV boots was loose so tried to fix it, but ended up snapping the clip! I then discovered that the CV grease has gone all wiered and mushy, so had to clean it out and replace (will do other side too). Also the ball joint grease has gone hard, so will have to do that again too :(

 

 



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:37 AM

Amazing attention to detail.

 

I have a couple of questions: you mentioned that you were going to fit central locking. Can I ask which one it is?

 

With regard to the labels, I have attempted several times to make a label with all the info contained on the plate in the engine compartment, Vin, body colour code, trim code plus info about tyre size and tyre pressures. I was always disappointed with the results.

 

Can I ask what type of labels you use but I understand if you prefer not to say.

 

Could you produce one for me?



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 12:47 PM

Amazing attention to detail.

 

I have a couple of questions: you mentioned that you were going to fit central locking. Can I ask which one it is?

 

With regard to the labels, I have attempted several times to make a label with all the info contained on the plate in the engine compartment, Vin, body colour code, trim code plus info about tyre size and tyre pressures. I was always disappointed with the results.

 

Can I ask what type of labels you use but I understand if you prefer not to say.

 

Could you produce one for me?

 

Central locking will be the Minispares kit as I've heard too many bad things about the A-series customer service. I also have the alarm interface kit wired in.

 

As for labels the one you want is the metal plate with the letters stamped in. I don't do those, but if you want a custom label I can make anything!

 

Cheers
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 04:27 PM

Thanks for your quick response.

 

It's not the stamped metal plate I'm after, I have one of those under the bonnet.

 

It's a label that I can place in an accessible place, say on the B post so that it's visible when the door is open rather like on a modern vehicle that shows the Rover logo, the vin, the body colour, the trim code tyre size and tyre pressures.

 

I'm planning on getting the body restored and thought that a oem looking info label would finish it off.

 

I have had several goes a trying to produce such a label but they looked amateurish.

 

Not managed to find a professional looking label stock but the one you produced for the alternator is exactly what I'm after.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:59 PM

Ill see what i can do. DM me a pic of roughly what you want

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