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#16 timmy850

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:40 AM

 

what's your plans? quick fix and use, or more of a restoration?.

I was hoping for a relatively quick fix, I didn't want a restoration project.

I'm trying to write the story and include photos, but am struggling with the pics, they are all from my iphone, some go in OK others I get the message file too big!

I'm getting annoyed!!

 

If you're using the iphone the easiest way to reduce the image size is to email them to yourself. It will ask you to scale the images to a smaller size, try "Medium". Then save the reply to your photos and upload the smaller ones to the forum.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

Timmy850 thanks for that. I did struggle to get the pics from my phone to the PC but eventually managed that yesterday. Currently the only pics I have posted is those less than 2mb. I will have a try later to post them from a hosting site.
I find different forums have differing ways of posting pics. I have managed with single pics on here, but have failed at attempts of multiple pics.
I'm probably getting too old for the technology and with being retired now not keeping up to date with things!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

I'm now able to post photos!

I mentioned earlier about changing the wheel cylinders, I found them very difficult to re fit the securing circlip. I searched on the 'net and found this tool, which makes life much easier.

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this is what you get.

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the kit assembled onto the cylinder, with the bolt screwing into the wheel cylinder.

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When the nut is screwed down the bolt, it pushes the circlip up the taper, opening the circlip as it goes.

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this final pc shows the circlip just about to drop into it's groove.

This definitely makes the fitting of a wheel cylinder much easier, well recommended for a tenner


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

Not posted much for a while. The small hole I had at the bottom of the wheel arch needs repairing,( see the third pic on the first page) the further I looked the further I realized the previous body repairs where not to a very high standard. The driver’s footwell flor was well corroded, I bought a replacement footwell, then discovered the sill repair was rubbish.
I decided I would replace both floor sections, but having spoken with a friend who has an Elf, he advised me to replace the whole floor to ensure I put some strength back in the car. I contacted a friend in the motor club who has a car repair business to have him replace the floor. One thing or another he did not have the time to carry out the work. The car is booked in for Monday, I collect the new floor and various other parts from M Machine. I shall post pics as we go along.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:47 PM

Well that is my new floor collected from M Machine. Just need to get Tony to weld it in now!
Duffy goes in on Monday.

How many spot welds can you count on the floor assembly?

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:49 PM

This is the reason why I’m replacing the floor!

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:53 PM

Floor seam sealed and primed.
Final pic is car awaiting being collected to go for the floor to be installed.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:20 AM

:highfive:  Hi there, having just started restoring my recently-bought Mk III 1968 Elf, (original, with 998 & hydrolastics) this is ideal as I can relate to problems you find! 



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:59 PM

A little bit of an update, the new floor is not yet in, due to the Rust Finder General spotting more areas that needed a bit work.
I have had to re visit M Machine for a couple of inner wheel arch repair panels

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 08:04 PM

A Panel repair. Look at the thickness of the filler on the wing.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 08:08 PM

The rear 1/4 panel also had to be repaired.
The repair panel was off a Mk3 so was too short for my external hinged doors, so a piece had to be inserted to make the panel the correct length.
Tony & Jonny at Derwenthaugh Motors are doing a great job

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 12:40 AM

A Panel repair. Look at the thickness of the filler on the wing.

This I can identify with, when removing some patches of rust I've found my Elf also has a serious amount of filler over good steel (I can only assume to give a smoother bodyline, and the panel underneath wasn't worked to give a better curve?)



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

A Panel repair. Look at the thickness of the filler on the wing.

This I can identify with, when removing some patches of rust I've found my Elf also has a serious amount of filler over good steel (I can only assume to give a smoother bodyline, and the panel underneath wasn't worked to give a better curve?)
Whilst I can understand the filler on the front wings as the car has been de seamed. I was very surprised to find as much bodge in the rear 1/4 panel! Why not cut the rot out before painting the car!
Obviously the car has had a few owners, some lavished more care than others. The seats have been retrimmed in nice red leather, then we find the bodge!!

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

Well Tony & Jonny Chrisp are making progress, at last the new floor is being fitted and just needs welding in.
The lads are doing a great job, the car will be a lot better when they are finished with it.
I must sit down sometime soon and update this site with a lot of the photos I have of the resto.

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 07:57 AM

That floor looks a cracking fit!! Nice work.






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