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#16 Jared Mk3

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

Probably the worst bit of bodywork, apart from the front valence :

 

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Also, I'm amazed at how good the interior trim still is. These dash pieces are mint :

 

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:12 PM

I know this is still far in the future but what colour are you guys going with? 

I hope something from that era? 



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:40 PM

I know this is still far in the future but what colour are you guys going with? 

I hope something from that era? 

 

She'll be painted in this same colour. Trying to keep as original as we can.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:59 AM

Stripped some more bits off the car. She came with no keys and the petrol cap is locked. How we're going to sort this, I don't know yet. Consequently, I only managed to get the RHS tail light unit out. I just want to get to the business of fixing parts and putting back on. Hate this thing of dirt all over while trying to take the car apart.

 

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Someone has painted the boot area black, along with cutting small holes in the parcel shelf for speakers.

 

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Original or not, I don't know :

 

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Also, pulled this from the boot when I opened it up. One of a few bits to come out :

 

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:52 PM

Why didn't you give it a clean (inside and out) before stripping it down? Could the black paint be that rubberised sealant that is used on the underside of the car?



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

Why didn't you give it a clean (inside and out) before stripping it down? Could the black paint be that rubberised sealant that is used on the underside of the car?

 

It got a wash before it went into the garage again, but only outside. Wasn't about to wash out the interior  ;D Nah, it's black brush on paint, like a gloss. There's still little strips of masking tape as well.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:58 PM

 

Why didn't you give it a clean (inside and out) before stripping it down? Could the black paint be that rubberised sealant that is used on the underside of the car?

 

It got a wash before it went into the garage again, but only outside. Wasn't about to wash out the interior  ;D Nah, it's black brush on paint, like a gloss. There's still little strips of masking tape as well.

 

Ah that is weird... so someone with a very original car decides to do a botched attempt at respraying the boot... Probably happened when they cut the holes for the speakers. On that point, what needs to be removed for those holes to be welded up with new metal? (Also sorry for going off topic)



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

 

 

Why didn't you give it a clean (inside and out) before stripping it down? Could the black paint be that rubberised sealant that is used on the underside of the car?

 

It got a wash before it went into the garage again, but only outside. Wasn't about to wash out the interior  ;D Nah, it's black brush on paint, like a gloss. There's still little strips of masking tape as well.

 

Ah that is weird... so someone with a very original car decides to do a botched attempt at respraying the boot... Probably happened when they cut the holes for the speakers. On that point, what needs to be removed for those holes to be welded up with new metal? (Also sorry for going off topic)

 

This is SA, people do strange things, you know that  ;D Well if you're doing it to your car, for example, I'd say petrol tank, spare wheel, battery, parcel shelf board, windscreen, rear seat and maybe the C-pillar trim panels as well.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

 

 

 

Why didn't you give it a clean (inside and out) before stripping it down? Could the black paint be that rubberised sealant that is used on the underside of the car?

 

It got a wash before it went into the garage again, but only outside. Wasn't about to wash out the interior  ;D Nah, it's black brush on paint, like a gloss. There's still little strips of masking tape as well.

 

Ah that is weird... so someone with a very original car decides to do a botched attempt at respraying the boot... Probably happened when they cut the holes for the speakers. On that point, what needs to be removed for those holes to be welded up with new metal? (Also sorry for going off topic)

 

This is SA, people do strange things, you know that  ;D Well if you're doing it to your car, for example, I'd say petrol tank, spare wheel, battery, parcel shelf board, windscreen, rear seat and maybe the C-pillar trim panels as well.

 

Cool, thanks man. Yeah my parcel shelf also has two nasty (and quite large) holes it it. Looks very ugly and needs fixing.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

Mine has got 2 6x9 holes cut with tin snips. Looks like a willards crinkle cut crisp!
I'm just going to drop some 6x9s in there after tiding up the holes and mounting some wood agianst the parcel shelf as the 6x9 magnet sits against the tank.

I'm not sure if this is possible but why not see if you cant drill a hole through the centre of the lock (where the key goes) and see if that part then pulls out.
The same sort of thing as pulling the key portion out of the boot lock.
Not sure if this makes sense.
I'll try find a link for you.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

I'm not sure if this is possible but why not see if you cant drill a hole through the centre of the lock (where the key goes) and see if that part then pulls out.
The same sort of thing as pulling the key portion out of the boot lock.
Not sure if this makes sense.
I'll try find a link for you.

 

That makes sense. I'll get ahold of a local guy and get his opinion and go from there. 

 

Thanks man  =]



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:25 PM

The engine bay now looks like this :

 

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It was a real mission to get the the pedal box and master cylinders out. The clevis pins were in pretty tight. Front loom is also out now.

 

The passenger door is even better than the other one, with all dust shields still present :

 

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Edited by Jared Mk3, 20 August 2015 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

Great project ! love the retro steering wheel !



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:30 PM


Great project ! love the retro steering wheel !

 

Thank you  =]

 

More pictures of the car being stripped.

 

Wheel arch cover with padding :

 

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Sponge behind the card of the rear companion bin :

 

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Everything removed :

 

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Inside the bin, with a sticker at the bottom that I can't quite make out :

 

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Front area almost all stripped :

 

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Date on the lower dash pad - 23 July 1972 :

 

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Almost all stripped inside now :

 

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Very faint P/W on the seat back - it stands for Protea White :

 

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

Seeing as it's a public holiday today, I did a little more on the car this morning. 

 

The fuel tank is now out :

 

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I'm still finding interesting little details on this car as I go along. Here's another one, a sticker with part number and other info on the lower tank strap :

 

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Also, some masking tape behind the C-pillar cover to hold the wiring loom in place :

 

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The rear windscreen and quarter windows are now out as well. The back is fully stripped, apart from the bootlid :

 

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Edited by Jared Mk3, 20 August 2015 - 05:24 PM.





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