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#61 Jared Mk3

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:17 AM

That shell still looks so good. Only the roof lining left now? 

 

Yes. I'm a bit tentative to take it out - the lining is uniquely South African, so I don't want to damage it.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:19 AM

 

That shell still looks so good. Only the roof lining left now? 

 

Yes. I'm a bit tentative to take it out - the lining is uniquely South African, so I don't want to damage it.

 

Could you get away with not removing it?



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:23 AM

 

 

That shell still looks so good. Only the roof lining left now? 

 

Yes. I'm a bit tentative to take it out - the lining is uniquely South African, so I don't want to damage it.

 

Could you get away with not removing it?

 

Possibly, but I'll wait and see first. Don't want to rush into anything.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

 

 

 

That shell still looks so good. Only the roof lining left now? 

 

Yes. I'm a bit tentative to take it out - the lining is uniquely South African, so I don't want to damage it.

 

Could you get away with not removing it?

 

Possibly, but I'll wait and see first. Don't want to rush into anything.

 

Good plan. You definitely don't want to risk damaging rare mini trim.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:33 AM

Well, I dragged the subframes out this morning and had a look around. I found some interesting things after a clean here and there.
 
GT painted on and the yellow inspection stars on the rear frame :
 
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Still has traces of the green, red and yellow paint to show if parts were tampered with before a service (I'm assuming this is what the paint was for back then) :
 
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Rear frame is decent overall :
 
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Front frame still has its MOWOG paint on :
 
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Just for interest sake, the steering rack still has its Leyland sticker on, showing it was an imported part and not a local item :
 
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Roof lining and undercarriage hard line still left on the car for now :
 
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 01:06 PM

Only just found this Topic.... subscribed.

One thing worries me - the boot badge.... have you now fitted the wrong badge or was the standard 1275gt badge that was on the car wrong?

 

By way of interest IF you happen to be an anorak

The badges were made by J Fray Ltd, Birmingham but the foil inserts were made by Reliance Nameplates of East Twickenham.

-In the UK an 'anorak' is not just a type of wet weather clothing it's also a derogatory term for someone who goes into minute detail about things no-one really cares about.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:15 PM

Only just found this Topic.... subscribed.
One thing worries me - the boot badge.... have you now fitted the wrong badge or was the standard 1275gt badge that was on the car wrong?
 
By way of interest IF you happen to be an anorak
The badges were made by J Fray Ltd, Birmingham but the foil inserts were made by Reliance Nameplates of East Twickenham.
-In the UK an 'anorak' is not just a type of wet weather clothing it's also a derogatory term for someone who goes into minute detail about things no-one really cares about.


I have the correct badge for the car as well. It's just unreadable and I don't want to put a sticker over it. The bigger one was fitted to some of our cars as well, so could still be considered correct I suppose.

Thanks for the info! Enjoy learning new stuff like that :)

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:37 PM

I admit i've got two 'modified' MK3's.... but Tut! Tut! -this is rare & ought to be kept (as near as possible) standard.

Can't find a replacement foil insert for the CZH1269 (if that's what yours is) but there are replacement badges for all 3 styles of clubman GT boot badges-

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Interesting rear lights, are they SA spec?



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:31 PM

I've got the original badge still, so might put that back on. I've bought a new Austin Cooper badge before, and wasn't so pleased with the quality, so I'm tentative to get something new and not be satisfied. The exchange rate and distance make it difficult to buy/return parts. Also, we're not looking to over-restore the car, if that makes sense.

 

With regards to the rear lights, are you referring to the round reflectors screwed into them?  =]



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:32 PM

Yeah, i did wonder if the reflector bit of the light was a requirement for SA cars or whether someone had bodged it. You will have to provide a list & photo's of the SA content of the car for those of us that are too mean to buy the book. 

 

I know what you mean about modern copies not being up to the standard of the originals, if you can't find a NOS foil insert then a second hand badge would be the best way forward.

Now if you could ship me all the non-rusty GT rear bumpers you can get your hands on i'm sure i could find suitable homes for them :thumbsup:



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:42 PM

All South African cars are require to have white reflectors in front and red at the rear. My SA-specific Mk3 also has them on. The only SA items I can think of off hand are rooflining (different material and texture) and the reflectors. Everything else is much the same as the UK cars. Now, if you're talking about specific SA-made content, I have info available on what was made locally etc.

 

The price on NOS and secondhand GT parts is getting ridiculous! The correct steering wheel is expensive to acquire now.

 

Clubby rear bumpers aren't a problem to find out here - it's the front bumper, bonnet and grille that are hard to find. Interestingly, this car does require a replacement rear bumper.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:41 PM

Also, there some changes to the last cars, which included the fitting of 2 x HS2 SU carbs, final drive ratio change, gear ratio changes etc. This all lead to the introduction of the SA-specific Clubman GTS.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:54 PM

Got some new wheels for the car :
 
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 03:15 PM

Perfect sized driving wheels for the car there :P


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 03:45 PM

I stripped the rear frame today :
 
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The SU fuel pump still looks decent :
 
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