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#31 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

Welded on the hinges today. It feels a lot sturdier that I thought it would. Just need to get the front panel welded in below the screen so I can relocate the wipers above the hinge pivot.

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And here's my birthday pressie from the missus. She actually likes this one as "it cleans things"!
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Looks abit like the front of a moke!

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:11 PM

I am saddened. It looks like the web site and Facebook page have been abandoned. Maybe someone else will pick up the business and make a go of it?



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:26 PM

I am saddened. It looks like the web site and Facebook page have been abandoned. Maybe someone else will pick up the business and make a go of it?


I'd love too. Would do an electric option too

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:55 PM

Started work on my bonnet today. The AMC bonnet is a bit flatter than a moke and makes it look even more like Noddys car. Being as I'm going for a hummer look I decided to make the bonnet slanted, as well a more aggressive look, it has the added benefit of putting grills in for cooling. The 8 holes on the back are for letting hot air out, will be putting slats in like the front of a hummer. Nearly got it done out of one sheet of Aluminium.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

Had to bite the bullet and swap the cars round. Putting 'Monty' yes monty ( sad, I know) in the garage. It looks massive in my single (ish) garage. It prompted me to measure the ride height. 13 inches! I like the look though, a right beast. Need to raise the back abit more!20170518_084204.jpg20170518_084215.jpg20170518_084607.jpg

Looks good although I must say the tyres look like some I have on my garden tractor.
The tyres are dmack, soft compound gravel rally tyres used on mk I and II escort rally cars. You must have a serious garden tractor.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:59 PM

Ahhh run out of flippin gas
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 04:03 AM

Ahhh run out of flippin gas
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Surely, welding gas would be better?... No? 😬

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

How did I ever get through life without air tools! Can't believe I can grind my crap welds without getting hot.Attached File  IMG_20170607_1602595_rewind.jpg   50.41K   29 downloads

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:55 PM

Awsome looking project :)

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:19 PM

Just fitting the hand brake today and in the box of bits I got with the shell I can not find anything to guide the hand brake cable to the the quadrants. What normally is part of the centre of the rear subframe, I have nothing (no rear subframe). Wondered if I buy a pair of quadrants and fix them solid to the centre of the rear part of the ladder chassis (where the guides on a normal mini subframe are) would that do the trick?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

Give me a shout mate.... pm

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

Just in case people don't know what I'm on about. Here's some pics
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There's a bit if angle iron welded on as a bracket with holes in already. May be the newer amc cub had 2 pairs of quadrants

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

I have some original AMC cable guides in my hands.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:25 PM

Well, this is a refreshingly different project, will watch it with interest.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

Decided to build the engine specifically for this project instead of chopping and changing engines over. Got a nice little delivery from MED the other day, 18cc Omega pistons and their balanced light weight clutch assembly.
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Gearbox dropped of to John @ Guessworks last week for a rebuild, X pin diff, 3.9 final drive and SC drops. Bank account is hemorrhaging at the mo

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