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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:07 PM

..a little outboard on that and i reckon it would do for a bit of fun on the water too !  



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:35 PM

Well that's the hard top sorted, now how about some sliding doors?
http://bmot.jalbum.n...i-Moke-Hardtop/

I would like to do some doors, seem like the hardest part to be honest

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together, it already looks like it belongs !
 

Well that's the hard top sorted, now how about some sliding doors?
http://bmot.jalbum.n...i-Moke-Hardtop/

 
Complete Fibreglass tops are a little popular here. There's a few different designs of them, including a Factory one. Many have 'Hard' doors, that are hinged, I think there's one that has sliders, but what is the most popular is 'Soft' doors that can be completely unclipped, that way you can still kinda get the 'Moke Feel' when you want it and a mostly 'enclosed but still leaks' car when you don't feel like the Moke !
I would prefer the doors that unhook. I'll investigate

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:40 PM

I'm thinking of using the landy roof for just the cabin, that can act as a bit of a targa set up and make a slanted back with a hatchback and fill in the rear quarters of the roll cage with something.
Also maybe louvers on the back.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:47 PM

 

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together, it already looks like it belongs !
 

Well that's the hard top sorted, now how about some sliding doors?
http://bmot.jalbum.n...i-Moke-Hardtop/

 
Complete Fibreglass tops are a little popular here. There's a few different designs of them, including a Factory one. Many have 'Hard' doors, that are hinged, I think there's one that has sliders, but what is the most popular is 'Soft' doors that can be completely unclipped, that way you can still kinda get the 'Moke Feel' when you want it and a mostly 'enclosed but still leaks' car when you don't feel like the Moke !
I would prefer the doors that unhook. I'll investigate

 

 

Yes, there were many like this too (hard doors that can be taken off).

 

They used a 'Pintel' Hinge.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:55 PM

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together, it already looks like it belongs !

Well that's the hard top sorted, now how about some sliding doors?
http://bmot.jalbum.n...i-Moke-Hardtop/


Complete Fibreglass tops are a little popular here. There's a few different designs of them, including a Factory one. Many have 'Hard' doors, that are hinged, I think there's one that has sliders, but what is the most popular is 'Soft' doors that can be completely unclipped, that way you can still kinda get the 'Moke Feel' when you want it and a mostly 'enclosed but still leaks' car when you don't feel like the Moke !
When you say 'soft doors' are they type that can be rolled up? Or more like a semi firm door, like on a caterham weather gear?

Edited by HUBBA.HUBBA, 30 October 2019 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:24 PM

Now if you are going to cut and shut that roof I can see an air or electric pop rivet tool being a good idea.

and I would still use the closed ones like I showed above.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:53 PM

 

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together, it already looks like it belongs !
 

Well that's the hard top sorted, now how about some sliding doors?
http://bmot.jalbum.n...i-Moke-Hardtop/


Complete Fibreglass tops are a little popular here. There's a few different designs of them, including a Factory one. Many have 'Hard' doors, that are hinged, I think there's one that has sliders, but what is the most popular is 'Soft' doors that can be completely unclipped, that way you can still kinda get the 'Moke Feel' when you want it and a mostly 'enclosed but still leaks' car when you don't feel like the Moke !
When you say 'soft doors' are they type that can be rolled up? Or more like a semi firm door, like on a caterham weather gear?

 

 

Soft as in Vinyl like a stock rag top.

 

My mate SA Mokin' (he's on the forum - sometimes!) had a hard top with soft doors like these. I'll see if I can coax him to post some photos and his feedback on them.



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:13 AM

Hey guys

I had a fiberglass roof made by the SA Moke Club back in the 80s ... I painted it black, changed out the windows and had some soft top doors made ... it looked a treat and kept the rain out!

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What they look like with them up

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:11 PM

New rocker cover finished at last. The masking tape pulled off the lacquer and peeled off abit taking some paint. At first I thought ahhh bo#[email protected] But now I kinda like it, a bit ratty rough looking.
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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:48 AM

I like the Rocker Cover, it does well suit the Desert Machine.

 

Love the label you've had made for it !!

 

Before hand when I took the rocker off, I couldn't believe the condensation inside.

 

How have you got your crank case breathers arranged?



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:37 PM

I like the Rocker Cover, it does well suit the Desert Machine.
 
Love the label you've had made for it !!
 

Before hand when I took the rocker off, I couldn't believe the condensation inside.

 
How have you got your crank case breathers arranged?

Joins at the with flyhousing breather and then straight into the catcher. The condensation is cause is very cold. I not concerned about it, just amazed how much there was.


Edited by HUBBA.HUBBA, 21 November 2019 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

I was using the alloy rocker cap (the Swiftune version) and had loads of mushroom soup at all times of year (daily driver).  Changed back to the (Metro?) red plastic cap and all that mushroom soup disappeared completely.



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 01:05 PM

Well, it's worse than I thought. Nice chocolate milkshake for oil! Compression is ok across the cylinders. Whilst doing my rocker cover, I think alot of water dripped in (bonnet leaks and my do called new 'stormforce' cover let's water in. My question is
what's the best way to flush the old stuff out? Empty, refill, new oil filter, run, empty, refill,new oil filter, run, unit no more nasty stuff comes out?
The milk shake was also very runny after an empty and refill with halfords 20/50 oil.
Also
Can runny, emulsified oil make the car run badly as if it's missing? It's really hard to start at the moment
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Edited by HUBBA.HUBBA, 30 November 2019 - 01:07 PM.





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