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PostSubject: clocky's 63 square build   Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:21 pm

So here we have it, i've bought an early square from a guy who started the resto and is emigrating to NZ where it would seem to be near impossible to drive a left hooker. The car was originally an Arizona car and is solid. Once I saw the car laid bare I could not walk away from it. The car is in bits, this is by far the biggest Meccanno/Lego/Airfix kit I have ever emabarked on, it will be a learning curve and like they say...you can't eat an elephant all in one go, so i'm going to chip away in bite size chunks. Here are a few pictures of -1 one day, i'm picking up the body and pan tomorrow then hopefully the rest within the next seven days.

Thanks to Everett Barnes I have some pictures of the car prior to the start of the restoration.

Here is how it looked in 2004 when Everett went to see it.













Here is how the car looked in 2008 when imported















And then after it had been completely torn down....as I bought it..














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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:32 pm

Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:27 pm

that's gonna be so cool ......love it
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:35 pm

Nice one Dude, very cool!

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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:48 pm

Yep liking that alot Wink
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:20 am

Nice nice nice, awesome find
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:07 am

While its in bits, convert it to RHD, and sling an auto box in it!

Only kidding, looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:24 am

Thats goning to be so fooking cool!!! is it as solid as it looks??? Whats your plan for it???


Great find Si afro
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:01 am

** slowly whitsles the death march**
Bel's gonna kill you!!!

Nice find tho Si, it was like talking to an excited 10 year old yesterday!
Like i said, get your garage built pronto and get it home straight from the painters and it'll be a jaw dropper.
Scrap what i said about the colour, i was picturing something entirely different, the colour's cool as fuck.
Get on with it, time's a ticking. Sometimes getting a bollocking from the Mrs is a worthwhile exercise... I live my life by that



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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 pm

cheers for the comments guys, like wurz said...I can't contain my excitement about this...until I think of telling Mrs clocks then i get scared lol!

Well, i've been tooing and froeing over the bridge today getting some bits of the car back to the unit, I took some pics and thought i'd share them.

Pan (a bit dusty)





pan bottom





the wings







and the insides of the wings





That's about the lot for today, got some other bits but not going to bore you with them, every time I go down there it's like christmas! Very Happy

Plans are to get all the bits back then get down to getting the pan rolling, fit up all the panels and doors to check gaps are all good then get to work on the body, there are a few dents here and there to keep me busy for a while.





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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm

Cool as fuck Si...

I reckon is you pull your finger out you could have it done in time for VoWo lol!
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:05 pm

i said that to the fella I bought it from...he just stared at me Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:26 pm

you could easily paint that shell in two weeks .......is it byrel green? <<< i know i've spelt it wrong
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Nice one Si, it looks like it's gonna be the mutts nuts Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:40 pm

T.O.W.D.T.A.W.M.C.A

(the one we don't talk about when mrs clockworks around)

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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:48 pm

You just need to swap out that beam for a 6" narrowed air ride Bug Beam!!

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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:49 pm

nomates wrote:
you could easily paint that shell in two weeks .......is it byrel green? <<< i know i've spelt it wrong

it's Birch green, prob in two weeks if I had more time, there is a fair bit of prep, there are a few dents and scrapes, i need to go right over it but the scuttle panel is dented and its double skinned so may be a bit tricky
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:11 pm

Scuttle panel isn't to bad of a job though dude.
I did have a look/jizz over it earlier frigging love it dude needs next to nothing doing couple lickle bits and that's it really..
Fair play I was like a big kid when I saw it so god knows what your like!!!
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:24 pm

She's lovely, fair play bud, get cracking
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:30 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Scuttle panel isn't to bad of a job though dude.
I did have a look/jizz over it earlier frigging love it dude needs next to nothing doing couple lickle bits and that's it really..
Fair play I was like a big kid when I saw it so god knows what your like!!!



i'm beside myself, i'm exstatic and frightened at the same time lol

The saving grace with the scuttle and the other dents is that i'm working with proper solid metal, just want to get some time in on it now.
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:31 pm

I'm sure it's going to look very nice as a bonafide stock concours example!!!
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:12 am

Looks cool nice and rust free mate what's your plans for it? Looking forward to this
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:43 am

i've got a few ideas Smile

thinking about putting a westfalia interior in the back Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:20 am

clockwork wrote:
i've got a few ideas Smile

thinking about putting a westfalia interior in the back Laughing
No mate, you want a Paris rag top in there
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PostSubject: Re: clocky's 63 square build   Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:14 am

Wizard cabrio kit FTW!

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