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#31 henryS

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

+1 on the above. Such a great looking pickup, must be a lot of fun to drive!



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

Spotted this...

 

http://www.detailing...ad.php?t=365289



#33 Richie83

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the love! It's amazing to drive and I have a few ideas on improving the look further. The exterior is pretty sweet but but the underside does need some work. I'm also toying with the idea of creating a carbon cover for the load bed.

#34 Richie83

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:54 AM

Spotted this...
 
http://www.detailing...ad.php?t=365289

yes, he's a top bloke. The blue one at the bottom is also mine :-)

#35 Richie83

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:56 AM

that wheel looks amazing.

I think it suits the car. It's also a tad bigger than the old wheel, which makes it more drivable. Just need to hook up the horn to the centre button now (also tempted to have an Austin badge made for the centre).

#36 Richie83

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 09:46 AM

Not the most thrilling of updates, but one I'm pleased with. MiniJosh had some original 70s sun visors that I purchased a few weeks back:

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They were pretty dirty due to their age:

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I cleaned them up with some Vanish and a scrubbing brush. Finishing up with a magic sponge and some 400 grit wet and dry on the rust stained hinges.

Ready to screw in:

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Great result and so much cheaper than buying new.

#37 minimissions

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:50 AM

They look great after a good clean :)

#38 Richie83

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:04 PM

Got some nice new bits from DSN classics and started fitting today, first up the new adjustable engine steady:
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Just have to clean up that rusty clutch thingy. I also trial fitted my new wiper bracket:

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In prep for the working wiper motor that I've nearly finished buffing (will post when complete):
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#39 nightflier

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:16 PM

Love it, saw the advert, and liked it then! Love the TC engine, very nice :-) I really have to get my skates on, and get on with mine.

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 06:26 PM

The end result of my wiper motor polishing experiment:
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Full bay:
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Not sure what I'll do next in the bay. Sorting the bulkhead box and painting it the right colour could be on the cards. It really needs a good hose down and detail to get rid of oil from the old leak.

Also plan on some Smiffy's Bits to tidy up some areas (Suspension Turret bolts etc).

Edited by Richie83, 05 September 2015 - 06:27 PM.


#41 Jared Mk3

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 08:00 PM

That certainly makes a difference - great job with the polishing.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 08:13 PM

That certainly makes a difference - great job with the polishing.

Cheers. Was quite a satisfying, but time consuming, process.

Not that anyone asked but I basically:
1. Sprayed it down with degreaser. Then scrubbed it cleanish followed by Auto Finesse iron out
2. Bought a polishing wheel kit from the polishing shop. This came with four mops, ranging from very course to fine, along with accompanying compounds.
3. Jerry-rigged up a power drill in a vice and used the above
4. Finished off with a quick Tripple Polish (Auto Finesse) and fitted.

It's not a perfect finish as it was pretty dirty, but I'm happy with the result.

Edited by Richie83, 05 September 2015 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

loving the engine bay and the shiny bit are awesome.



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:02 AM

 

That certainly makes a difference - great job with the polishing.

Cheers. Was quite a satisfying, but time consuming, process.

Not that anyone asked but I basically:
1. Sprayed it down with degreaser. Then scrubbed it cleanish followed by Auto Finesse iron out
2. Bought a polishing wheel kit from the polishing shop. This came with four mops, ranging from very course to fine, along with accompanying compounds. 
3. Jerry-rigged up a power drill in a vice and used the above 
4. Finished off with a quick Tripple Polish (Auto Finesse) and fitted.

It's not a perfect finish as it was pretty dirty, but I'm happy with the result. 

 


Saves me from asking how you did it. Thanks.


Edited by Jared Mk3, 06 September 2015 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:50 AM

Engine bay just looks awesome :) how did you get the wiper motor up so nice like that? loads of polish?






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