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Post by Phil. » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:47 am

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Hi folks,
work in progress. However, on a scale of 1 to 10 I guess I'm at about 8. I don't have access to a workshop or garage so with winter coming on I'm going as fast as I can... to get far as I can. :blink:

Last week I managed to fit the new lights. Reassemble the windshield frame (need new glass) and bolt on the bumperetts. I've still got to get under it clean off and repaint. May have replace the brake pipes. Now on the look out for some canvas for the seat cushions and canopy.

In the "fit part"s photo the tail , deck, wheel housings and riser are home made. I left out the tool box. That's where the rot started.
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Re: almost there....!

Post by cheiftain » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:33 am

Looking good keep at it Phil :good:
The journey isn't about departing in a well preserved body - but rather to skid in sideways - totally worn out - shouting HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIDE!!!!

Be More like a Dog, If you can't, Eat it, Play with it, Chase it, or Bark at it, Just Piss on it and walk away.

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Post by Phil. » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:49 pm

Finally! Although I'd finished the rebuild last year I had wrap it up as other "stuff" got in the way. With the niggling electrical probs out of the way I managed to move from the corner of lawn where it's sat for the last 4 years and shunt it up and down the drive. :yahoo: I was tempted to do a full road test but it's still on a SORN so thought better of it. Mot not far away now.

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Post by Ieuan » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:46 am

Fantastic look mate, will be great to have another on the road very soon :thumbsup:

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Post by Phil. » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Ieuan wrote:Fantastic look mate, will be great to have another on the road very soon :thumbsup:
Thanks! :)

Just over a years worth of graft - spread over four summers. I ain't doin' that again! :lol:

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Post by kev » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:48 pm

Nice job :good:

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Post by Phil. » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:18 pm

AT LAST :D Taxed Insured....and M.O.TEED. Back on the road. :yahoo: If we ever manage to hook up the first rounds on me. :hello:

BTW, that deal with leaving the windshield down for the inspection works. The tester just rubbed his hands and said " Great, that's something I don't have to worry about". And thought no more of it.

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Post by Ieuan » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:24 pm

Well done mate, congratulations!!!!! :yahoo:

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Post by holte999 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:47 pm

Nice one :) I'll have a pint of Peroni ;)

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Post by Phil. » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:09 pm

Ieuan wrote:Well done mate, congratulations!!!!! :yahoo:
holte999 wrote:Nice one :) I'll have a pint of Peroni ;)
Thanks guys. :hello:

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Post by cheiftain » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:13 pm

Now that dose look very nice Phil. Well done. :good: :thumbsup:
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Post by Ieuan » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:02 am

What canvas roof if any do you have Phil? I see the sticks are there, so it it a standard Mindy one or do you plan a different roof (or indeed no roof :) )

You can start enjoying the lovely weather now - took mine to work on Monday, 25 miles up the M5 and it looked great in the car park next to all those company cars :thumbsup:

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Post by Phil. » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:43 pm

Ieuan wrote:What canvas roof if any do you have Phil? I see the sticks are there, so it it a standard Mindy one or do you plan a different roof (or indeed no roof :) )

You can start enjoying the lovely weather now - took mine to work on Monday, 25 miles up the M5 and it looked great in the car park next to all those company cars :thumbsup:
Yep, been out and about in the sun wearing grin that won't go away. :grin:

As for the rag top it's one I made myself some time back which I copied from the original PVC one that came with the truck. I didn't bother with side windows - just one on the back flap.

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Post by Ieuan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:58 am

now that is very impressive - May look at doing my own as well. Was yours hand or machine sewed?

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Post by Phil. » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:17 am

Ieuan wrote:now that is very impressive - May look at doing my own as well. Was yours hand or machine sewed?

Thanks. :)

Small repair jobs can be done by hand I guess, but for larger items I personally wouldn't attempt it. The machine we've got is an industrial BROTHER DB-2-B755-3B. Look around in the local ads for a used one, bearing in mind that key word here is "Industrial". We found ours in an upholsterers that was surplus to requirements I also got materials from them as well.

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