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Offline romahomepete

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 09:41:13 am »
J**p actually made SWB forward controls in the 50s and 60s look for the photos on the web.

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 11:13:27 am »
Sam.

How about a forward control with a fifth wheel for an uber trailer?
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 01:16:10 pm »
J**p actually made SWB forward controls in the 50s and 60s look for the photos on the web.

I will go and wash my mouth out now.

Peter

Yeah I really like those, theres only two jeeps I'll own, a willys and the FC
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2017, 06:37:26 pm »
Fantastic work. Looking much better and I'm looking forward to seeing it at the get togethers.

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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2017, 07:49:31 pm »
Thanks all!

Couple of dash photos, weird homemade 3 clock dash didn't suit it, hard to read and far too wide.



Replaced with this, not quite happy with it yet, will change the rev gauge for a slightly smaller one I think...


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Re: Diddy
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2017, 08:32:41 pm »
Looks good! I think if you paint the new panel black it will look better as the chrome bezels will stand out.

Was odd that first three dial dash
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2017, 08:40:23 pm »
It looked shit in the flesh!!

Agree it needs a bit of black paint on the top panel, I'll get round to it sometime!

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2017, 08:41:13 pm »
I've not seen a rev counter fitted before
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Re: Diddy
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2017, 11:52:16 pm »
Mark and Ian knocked it together in a hurry (with a show deadline) from whatever they had lying around. It was always meant to be a talking point, not a "restoration".

I like what you've done with it - like others, I wasn't keen on the trayback, but the original tub was beyond repair.

It had a 3-litre IOE sixpot in it the last time I saw it (when I picked some stuff up from Ian a little while after Mark died) - is it still there?

Keep us posted. I'm sure you'd get some interest in your progress on the Series 2 Club forum too...

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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2017, 01:44:27 pm »
Its very much still a 6, its all that attracted me originally.

I briefly had an even rougher late 2a with a 6 pot and 900 in it, Mark and Ian had a poke around that one I would guess a few years before they built this one.

I dont think its the engine they originally built it with though. Its not the most powerful lump in the world but such a good starter (instant flick of the key) and so smooth its staying!

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 04:42:33 pm »


Little trip out in the woods!
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 10:37:53 pm »
Looks great. The two tone is like peugeot 308 gti.

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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2017, 07:49:15 pm »
Nice. Huge improvement. Looking forward to further updates/progress.

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2017, 09:28:33 pm »
Wondered what happened to this motor so good to see it's still about.  Should be reasonably powerful with that litre in there. You've made it look much better - the styling and modifications before were somewhat fated in my opinion... surprised it didn't have a one piece screen and three wipers!

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Re: Diddy
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2017, 04:50:02 pm »


Thanks! At the moment no more changes, just clocking up the miles. She drinks oil though, nearly as much as she gets through petrol  whstle