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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 07:36:06 pm »
Cheers guys! On the tractor, snapped the steering ram thingy so that had to craned off while mine could be moved under her own power, plus mine will cost around 500 to repair and improve, the tractor will cost a little more than that.

It's gutting I hit the thing but that's how we learn I suppose and gives me the chance to improve it and do the jobs I've been putting off for a long while so that's the silver lining to this cloud I suppose
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2015, 07:27:30 pm »
Progress has resumed!

My gauges came from America this week so I set about fitting them. I cut the vinyl cover out with a stanley knife (I still have it so can always reuse it later if i want to. I discovered that although they were a perfect fit in the holes, they wouldnt sit right due to coming into contact with the switch panel above so I took that off and cut the bottom off it, result a perfect fit :) I will make a proper switch panel out of aluminium to go there eventually which is why it doesnt look amazing at the minute but the gauges look smart :)





I also got around to fitting my new transfer box sump plate



Also finally made a start on the dumbirons. The passenger side ones getting done first as that was the worst one. As Baldrick says, I have a cunning plan for aligning everything up




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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2015, 12:33:49 am »
Sorry for late reply! The gauges 150 which included delivery from the states, the senders and the lights for them. Worth every penny extra over the durite ones
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2015, 01:36:48 am »
Good work! Where did you order the gauges from in the USA?

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2015, 09:02:28 pm »
Hi Zuma they came from Summit racing. Autometer do a lot of other styles as well, this tyoe being called old tyme black which i feltwas the style that would look the best in the series
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2015, 09:06:48 pm »
Finally with help from my Dad the new dumbirons were fitted. Used a bit of angle with 4 holes drilled through to replicate the bumper and rested the spring hangers on axle stands with blocks on top to give me the exact measurements I needed to get it spot on. Also clamped a bar to the front crossmember to act as a centerline. Simple to work with but needs a lot of double and triple checking after tacking that everything is in the right place.

will paint them black tomorrow and hopefully will be able to get the axle back on on thursday





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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2015, 10:21:32 pm »
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2015, 11:33:24 pm »
Well done that is looking much better.
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2015, 07:48:12 pm »
Right then, more progress done today and im a bit ahead of schedule. Managed to singlehandedly refit the axle which was a faff as the passengers side had been shoved back but with use of a bottle jack, prybars and screwdrivers managed to get it all lined up nicely and fitted. All looks square again now so Im happy that my dumbiron repair has worked out :) Also got round to fitting the other track rod and set the tracking up. I will have to do this later on again when the wheels are on to set the toe in. Everything looks good so far, was very lucky with the chassis damage being so limited. Oh also painted everything gloss black so looks better now :)







I also started on a bit of bodywork by straightening out my front panel and giving a coat of grey undercoat




So tomorrow I'll probably refit the new shock absorbers (Procomp ES3000s) so will be back to being an almost rolling chassis. I'll leave the wheels off till ive fitted the wings so I can have maximum access to everything. Plus it makes it easier to bledd the brakes.
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2015, 08:44:27 pm »
Only just found this thread.....sorry to hear about your crash but wow....what a quick turnaround.
Glad she's being saved - many would have broken for spares. Well done fella.  :)

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2015, 09:01:13 pm »
Cheers, I do appreciate the comments :)

Its got quite a sentimental attachment to me so couldnt bear to see it gone also on the night it happened I was already looking at what needed doing so was in the rebuild mindset from the start which helps get through it a second time.

Hopefully be done next month, miss driving it quite a bit, especially with the bad weather we're having!
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2015, 09:36:17 pm »
Yeah good progress and looking even better all painted

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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2015, 12:48:21 am »
Keep it moving try to do at least one thing every day, even if it just looking up info or ordering a part.
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2016, 10:44:18 pm »
Got the wheels back on and the new shocks fitted tonight. My free Wheeling hubs have been on borrowed time for a while so as the drivers side one is a bit buggered I'm going to swap for standard drive flanges. Always had them engaged anyway so won't feel a difference but less stuff to go wrong.

Also the drivers side wheel bearing needs tightening up due to play so will be sorting that tomorrow evening as well as making a start on the passenger side wing hopefully
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Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2016, 11:46:34 pm »
Progress tonight :)

Wheel bearing adjusted and new drive flange fitted. The britpart dust covers are a tight fit to say the least!



Shocks fitted and brakes bled up. A trick i found to fit the split pin in the bottom shock mount is to use a valve spring compressor to compress the bush enough to get the washer on and pin in the hole



Also found time to fit the front panel. I was just going to paint the back of it to protect it when the other bits get refitted but ended up rollering the front and the top as well



Getting there now


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