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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2016, 03:55:22 pm »
Looking good, Sam.

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2016, 08:14:02 pm »
Good to see the progress. You get more done in one night than I get done in a month.

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2016, 09:38:17 pm »
Thanks for the kind comments  :)

More progress but no pics yet.

Firstly i refitted the battery tray and then Refitted the radiator and filled up with coolant (tested with my antifreeze tester and is good to -15). Ten i fitted the battery and fired her up. Runs nice and sweet   ;D with no load on it it wasnt quite getting hot enough to open the thermostat so today I refitted the prop shaft and refilled the gearbox and transfer box with oil. tomorrow I shall fire up the engine and then run through the gears with the transfer box in neutral to put a bit of load on the engine. I found this helps get it up to temperature when its stationary.

All the mechanical bits are done now to get her moving again, now its just bodywork and electrics :)

This will definitely be ready for the trip down to shell island in April  wlse
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2016, 10:11:17 pm »
Good work Sam, hope to see it at shell, you certainly moved quick on it

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2016, 09:14:22 pm »
More progress " But no pictures until Photobucket is back online as its down for maintenace  :(

Temptation got a hold of me and I had a little spin in her up and down the drive, goes quite nicely, at least it seems to go in a straight line!

Also got hold of a new door so swapped the lock over from my old door and hung it in position on a new hinge as a reference for repairing the bottom of the bulkhead. Did a bit more painting in the engine bay as well as refitting my leccy fan. Also made a start on repairing the passenger side wing (Not as bad as I thought, will swap the front panel and inne wing section off the doner wing I have (the other bits are worse than the crash damaged one believe it or not)

Pics to follow when photobucket gets going again
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2016, 10:34:23 pm »
Pics! Eventually got photofuckit to work

Radiator re-fitted


Then fitted the electric fan and carried out a trial fit of the emergency barbecue... erm I mean Rocky mountain maltese cross grill


This pic shows the new stainless J-clips and bolts used to hold the wings on. Yes the bulkhead looks manky but thats old silicone that needs coming off. Wouldnt recommend trying to seal wings with mastic as paint just comes off



Also here is a shot of the new door. Yes purists, those are M8 Aleen headed countersunk bolts in the hinges. Need to turn the heads down slightly so they sit inside the hinge. Okay for now as the door is only there to get the bulkhead position right for welding the bottom of the door pillar amongst other things



 

Now on to the passenger wing. This wasnt bad but the inner engine bay side and front bit were too far gone really so swapped the outer edge on to a set off a 2A. If you wonder why I didnt just use the 2A wings, some cock womble had ripped them off the bulkhead ripping the skin



Passenger side wing has been refitted now (dry fitted in the photos here)-




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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2016, 10:53:16 pm »
Wow. Fantastic progress. Looks great.
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2016, 07:52:49 pm »
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2016, 10:21:00 pm »
More progress tonight. I began sorting out the drivers side wing whilst my Dad tacked the bulkhead repair piece in place.

More shots of the passenger wing showing the painted side as well as the electric fan fitted and new sidelight/ indicator assemblies





Wing skin off



The dent that need to come out



Bulkhead repair starting to take shape






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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2016, 09:24:41 pm »
Got all the lights working on the passenger side and the bulkheads getting there now. Ordered a new ABS drivers side wing panel (saves time fitting it over knocking the numerous dents out the other one). Also ordered a bumper so once the door and drivers wing is back on i can fit my capstan winch!
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2016, 12:13:29 pm »
 Inspirational stuff! Broke the back of this. Keep the photo's coming.

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2016, 10:33:59 pm »
Got my bumper in the post from Paddocks on Saturday and fitted it loosely. The bumper bolts I got from them are M8s and seem much too small for the holes so i will be swapping them for M10s.



Then I fitted my ABS wing skin to the drivers wing and test ftted it to see how it fitted against the bulkhead repair and it fits pretty good. I also solved a little niggling problem I had. Ever since fitting the front panel I had noticed the dumbirons looked a bit misaligned and the panel looked square and the measurements were spot on. Turned out the panel was too far in to the engine bay on the drivers side by 5mm giving the optical illusion. Slackened the bolts and twisted it into its right position and all is good and nice and square now :)



Also test fitted the grill again to see how its all looking (nothings drilled yet its just hanging loosely, keeps it out of the way mainly to stop it getting bent.



I also took the opportunity to see how the capstan winch would look.





Its an Aeroparts front recovery capstan winch I picked up complete for £100 (apart from the drive dog which I have sourced). Needs new oil seals and possibly a bearing as well as needs the pivot repairing (apparantly its got the later, simpler linkage on it).

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2016, 03:36:35 pm »
Looking good, those ABS wing panels are great as they don't dent and will stand a fair amount of abuse. You just have to put up with them shaking around on tickover ( at least I do on a diesel)

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2016, 10:09:00 pm »
Done some more work today!

First off I took my old exhaust off and fitted my new stainless system. £160 from Paddocks, including clamps and bolts and rubber mounts, excellent value I think for something that will last the vehicles lifetime.





I still have the old mild steel exhaust if anyone needs one. Its in decent condition, I only swapped it due to just making this as future proof as possible whilst Im carrying out the work. Message me if interested

Next I began actually fitting my front grill after wiring up my horn. Also took the time to fit my old AA badge (I got this off a member on landyzone who was de-badging his 109"). Make a good start until my little drill bit snapped and I havent got a replacement that small. (Capstan winch is only sat on loose for now, which is why it looks pissed)



Then I set about sorting the electrics in the dash. My screenwash had stopped working and this was found to be the grub screw holding the spade connector in had loosened allowing the spade to fall out of the switch, this was tightened back up and everything was working again! Also took the time to fit my red dash LEDs.



The only thing that doesnt work is the charge light. I've bypassed the earth and it flashes up then so Im assuming the issue is the connection at the alternator end (which would make sense as the alternator has been off

Will carry on tomorrow fitting lights to wings, etc. and may get a bit of painting done
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2016, 07:38:39 pm »
Only managed a couple of hours today and was too cold and damp really for any painting so carried on sorting out electrics. The passenger sidelight hole needs work as the fixing holes have corroded away. My plan is to cut the old section from the old wing and rivet it behind using countersunk rivets so I can screw the sidelight in place. took the plastic bowl off the drivers side wing, I had to do a repair to the plastic bowl so will fit that tomorrow evening once the glue has dried





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