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#16 minimikej

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:31 PM

Finally got the shell spun over. Annoyingly there wasn't quite enough clearance to spin the shell with the suspension fitted so I had to spend quite some time loosening seized bolts to get the radius arm and front hub off.

 

And this is what I'm dealing with. I think the previous owners were being a bit beyond their abilities. Full floor the only option.

 

29083027608_a30534d6d5_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-18-20 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

29083027428_1426a3331e_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-18-03 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42053770175_ba71c1425a_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-48 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41145219560_536b8ed3e7_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-26 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

29083006718_cd4bf0c7b5_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-09 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41145208950_828c23d67c_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-49 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42236785254_9075e69413_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-28 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

42236779784_d446651f09_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-08 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr



#17 jamesquintin

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

OMG, I've seen some bodges on here, but wow, thats almost impressive.

 

Please tell me it never had an MOT like that..?



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:06 PM

Wouch! 😐

Sort of impresed and scared at the same time.

#19 minimikej

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

OMG, I've seen some bodges on here, but wow, thats almost impressive.

 

Please tell me it never had an MOT like that..?

 

I don't think the 'repairs' were ever completed, and it was laid up for 30 years...



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:10 PM

Yikes. Very scary thinking that someone thought THAT was fixing it...

#21 minimikej

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:29 PM

Petrol tank out; that was a challenge.

 

I think most of this grot is actually off the tank.

 

42279403814_3892c382f7_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-34-59 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42279407514_f0937076ca_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-35-19 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

28129438847_c1d03c7329_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-35-35 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42096305745_90fd6a7b34_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-35-50 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41187606990_6a2055035e_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-36-02 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41187608140_b4eb4340a4_b.jpg2018-06-25_11-36-11 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:50 PM

Hi,

Are those strips of foam on the floor where the tank sits?

Cheers  :proud:



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:44 PM

Finally got the shell spun over. Annoyingly there wasn't quite enough clearance to spin the shell with the suspension fitted so I had to spend quite some time loosening seized bolts to get the radius arm and front hub off.

 

And this is what I'm dealing with. I think the previous owners were being a bit beyond their abilities. Full floor the only option.

 

29083027608_a30534d6d5_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-18-20 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

29083027428_1426a3331e_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-18-03 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42053770175_ba71c1425a_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-48 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41145219560_536b8ed3e7_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-26 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

29083006718_cd4bf0c7b5_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-17-09 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

41145208950_828c23d67c_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-49 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

42236785254_9075e69413_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-28 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

42236779784_d446651f09_b.jpg2018-06-22_07-16-08 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

My Dad used to say 'a blind man on a galloping horse would be glad to see it!" although in this case i'm not so sure :-)

 

Once you've finished with it the car will be fabulous though, I have one of these to restore (an all steel traveller) and i'm watching this with interest.  I can't remember what mine was like as its been years since I've seen it (tucked in my mums garage).



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

wow those are some repairs but like you say its sounds like it was started then laid up for years. new floor should sort all those issues. I cant wait to see this one come together.



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

Anyone had any experience with these panels? Will be needing A posts I'm sure. And I'll not be faffing around with pattern inner A panels either this time.

 

42419149484_55377fcd1f_b.jpgA panel by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

Hi,

Are those strips of foam on the floor where the tank sits?

Cheers  :proud:

 

Yep, original I think.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:39 AM

Hi,

Yeah that's why I asked, never seen them before. I guess they put them on for vibration but I was concerned about water retention.

Looks like that wasn't a problem though?

Cheers  :proud:


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#28 minimikej

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:17 PM

Hi,

Yeah that's why I asked, never seen them before. I guess they put them on for vibration but I was concerned about water retention.

Looks like that wasn't a problem though?

Cheers  :proud:

I'll let you know once I've hoovered the remains of the petrol tank up :)



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

We fitted those to my brothers pup and they seem to be great panels they lined up nice and were made very well...



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

I used those full a panels on my mk2 and used heritage inner a panels, pretty good fit only needed minimal adjustment, far easier than using the usual type of outer panel.




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