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#1621 megamini_jb

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

Looks awesome!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:30 PM

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

Looks awesome!

 

Thanks Jamie :). I'm looking forward to it starting to come back together and seeing it as a whole again instead of individual parts.

 

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.

 

We think the same way Neil. These skins actually didn't come with any holes/rivnuts fitted. I positioned them for the standard Rover mirrors I'm going to be using. Thanks for the heads up though!

However, I did have to make some slight modifications to the door handle holes as they weren't quite in the right place.

I'm going to have a go with genuine door skins next time as opposed to these Magnum ones. It's taken a long time to get the doors to a point where I'm reasonably happy with them.

I've got Friday booked off work as there looks to be a break in the weather. Hopefully get the doors painted.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

 

Looks awesome!

 

Thanks Jamie :). I'm looking forward to it starting to come back together and seeing it as a whole again instead of individual parts.

 

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.

 

We think the same way Neil. These skins actually didn't come with any holes/rivnuts fitted. I positioned them for the standard Rover mirrors I'm going to be using. Thanks for the heads up though!

However, I did have to make some slight modifications to the door handle holes as they weren't quite in the right place.

I'm going to have a go with genuine door skins next time as opposed to these Magnum ones. It's taken a long time to get the doors to a point where I'm reasonably happy with them.

I've got Friday booked off work as there looks to be a break in the weather. Hopefully get the doors painted.

 

 

Happy days, Adam even the Heritage skins can fight you believe me. Fair shout though for persisting with the Magnum skins. They can come out ok. 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

Looking good



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :-).

Neil, I'm happy enough with the results I got from the Magnum skins but next time I'll definitely have a fight with heritage ones instead.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

I booked last Friday off work and made some progress, took a break on Saturday and came back at it on Sunday. I'm happy to say that excluding the roof (which I want to put a few more coats on, but that can wait) the painting is finished!

 

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No pictures of flatting the doors but here the backs are painted and the passenger side is waiting for its first external coat.

 

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Showing the inside of the driver side door.

 

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First coats on the passenger side.

 

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First coats on the driver side.

 

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Set up to cure.

 

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Bonnet final coats.

 

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Another angle.

 

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Doors flatted and final coats applied.

 

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Wet reflection.

My experience so far with cellulose is that these reflections will dull as the paint fully cures due to the paint reducing in thickness as the thinners fully evaporate. I'm confident there is enough paint on everything that I can flat with 1500 - 2500 grit wet and dry and then polish to get good shine. I've not practiced this step yet though so I will probably use the boot lid as a starting point as it's probably the easiest to re-paint if I make any mistakes.

Thanks for looking :-).



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

Thats looking good Adam. Celly can be hit or miss but that looks good.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:33 AM

Thanks Neil, I'm really happy with how it's come out. Especially considering I've been using an Earlex Spraystation as opposed to proper equipment. We'll have to see what the longevity is like.



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:39 PM

Long time no update again, I can only apologise for that to those that still enjoy reading updates.

 

Progress stalled shortly after my last update last year due to some changes in living arrangements. I had thought about writing it up properly here but I think I'd rather just forget about it. All I'll say was that due to an unreasonable landlord, I found myself having to find somewhere new to live with very little notice. I managed to find a nice little flat to move in to with my girlfriend. Unfortunately there's no garage so Elliot so she had to move away from home again and in to storage.

Fortunately for me, the place that she's now stored are fairly relaxed and I'm still able to work on her there. About the only real change from the garage is that there's no electricity but I'm doing my best to work around that.

 

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Took the pedal box to pieces, cleaned it up and gave it a quick repaint.

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Back together ready for fitting. I've ordered some new pedal rubbers as the old ones were a bit grubby.

 

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Pedal box in place waiting to receive the master cylinders.

 

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Two brand new master cylinders fitted. Didn't fancy re-using the old ones as I didn't store them very well when I removed them.

 

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Brake callipers installed and a wheel thrown on to check the clearance between calliper and rim.

 

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Clearance is tight but everything should be ok as long as the wheel weights are placed carefully.

 

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How she's currently sitting in her temporary home.

 

I've got a few more brake hard lines to finish bending and fitting and then it'll be time to get some fluid in the brake system and get all the air purged. I've got a handful of small jobs to get out of the way but I think the next major job will be repairing the wiring loom and fitting it to the car.

 

Thanks for looking :-).



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:28 PM

Here's another update of the last few weekends progress.

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Replaced the rubber boot on the driver side front knuckle, I'd managed to put a big cut in the other one at some point somehow.

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Came time to fit the brake bias valve, the machine work seems a little off on the newer units. The mounting hole had zero machining on this face.

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However the face that goes against the bulkhead crossmember was machined far enough that other parts of the valve make contact with the bulkhead before it does.

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You can probably better see from this angle. I've placed a washer and a locking washer between the valve and the bulkhead. It's nice and secure, just a bit of an oddity.

 

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Finished the plumb up with the new Automec lines. I tried to follow the original routing as best as I could but the new lines differ in length a little so I had to improvise in a few places.

 

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Like here where the brake pipe has to travel in a curve in order to waste a bit of the excess length. I'll be coming back to this shortly.

 

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This was quite fiddly to get right and neat.

 

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I decided that I wasn't happy with how tight the radius was in the bend I had to make in this pipe. It was so awkward that I had to use a screwdriver to make it tight enough. Unfortunately that had started to make the pipe kink and it made me concerned about how it may have affected the internal diameter of the pipe.

 

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Fortunately the pipe set comes with an alternative pipe for a different master cylinder to what I have. It has metric unions so I was able to use this to replace the pipe I was unhappy with. The radius of the curve is much bigger and more gradual on this pipe. Also, it might not appear like it, but it does clear the bulkhead.

 

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Tried out the Hydrate 80 I bought on some miscellaneous bits I had handy. The handbrake cable retainer was very rusty, it'll probably go back on the car as you see it here.

 

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I was delighted to find this in a pot on the bench and remembered where it came from.

 

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Which meant I needed to crack this open again. I couldn't remember which rod that the plastic collar goes on, parts diagrams online seem to make no mention of it. I found an old image that shows it goes on the actual change rod that goes to the gearbox. I can only imagine it's there to limit travel for some reason.

 

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Finally I brought the wiring loom home and started to identify the areas that need attention before it goes back in to the car.

Back when I first got Elliot I was guilty of chopping a wire used for the brake fluid warning indicator and using a nasty wire block to get a live for my cd player. This needs repairing. Additional to that, there are a few places where the loom wrap has been damaged as well as some connectors I had to cut as the bullets were seized solid.

I've identified everything I need to repair the loom and I ordered it today. With a bit of luck it'll arrive this week sometime and I can get on with repairing the loom.

I've been thinking about what to do about the spotlight wiring and I think I'm going to go down the route of creating a stand alone circuit to run the dip and main (plus spots) which will take signal from the existing setup. I don't want to butcher the loom or make any radical modifications to it if I can just create a stand alone add-on that just uses the existing outputs to tell it what to do.

Thanks for looking :-).



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:38 AM

Awesome work! This is really coming along now!







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