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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:19 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
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What's the first job then guys??

Well Ive aready sorted the rag top. The weekedn we intend to:

Fit pedals
Paint floor
Fit carpet
Fit seats
Fit engine
Get the scrumpy sorted

Dunno how far we will get tho!!

xxxx

Glad your thinking of me Rolling Eyes lol! lol!


Hun you know me Ive allways got scrmpy on tap at my house!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:45 pm

cool cant watch without a can of cider Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:06 pm

Big Blue Betty wrote:
Mr Scoops wrote:
What's the first job then guys??

Well Ive aready sorted the rag top. The weekedn we intend to:

Fit pedals
Paint floor
Fit carpet
Fit seats
Fit engine

Dunno how far we will get tho!!

xxxx

Well weve been busy out there today!

A big thanks to Carl who came over and welded a couple of holes we found, and helped us finish off the pedals. We went shopping, got home and he had finished!!

We connected her battery and managed to get some of her lights working, (although there are a fair few that dont)!!!!!

So we finished off giving her floorpan a lovely coat of black hammerite.

Fingers crossed in the morning we can get the carpet and seats in and then think about getting her engine in.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:44 pm

You no its coming




























































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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:32 pm

Well someone forgot to take pics of the welding!! I got a pic of the pedals but the camera died before I could get the freshly painted floor.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:55 pm

Evil or Very Mad thats right blame the male party lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:41 pm

Had another busy day today!
First some pics of yesterdays work:











Today we managed to get the engine back together and in with a bit of help from Carl. Just need to get some things such as HT leads, fuel line etc and should hopefully get her started up in the next week or so.Heres a couple of pics

The Supervisor (with his cider):










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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:53 pm

Check me out i was doing all the work holding that can up Wink lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:06 pm

Nice work guys... Lookin' real good. afro
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:41 pm

looks soooooo cool, cant wait to see u bobbin around in her
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:50 pm

Another sucsessfull day today. We got her started up and even took her for a little spin dpwn the cul de sac!!!!










And she thought she would pose for a piccy with Minty!!




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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:58 pm

Go go go.......

I was gonna pop those wheels round for you earlier... Wasn't sure if you were gonna be there or not.. Wish i had now.. lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:41 pm

hey that's not fair - how come yours goes faster than mine?! Shocked I struggled to get Bella up the drive, never mind down the road Laughing

Well done guys - what's left to do?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:53 pm

Lots unfortunatley!!!

She doesnt wanna tick over on her own, and when she dies she's a bugger to start again so that needs looking at. It also doesnt help that she is being run on petrol that is prob about 15 years old!

Most of her lights dont work so all of those need sorting.

We need to sort a number plate light as she has no popes nose.

The solonoids dont work to open the suicide doors so gotta get new ones and try to get it all working.

Wipers dont work!

Thats all I can think of at the mo but im sure there will be plenty more.


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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:54 pm

You done well guys she seems to have a very nice running motor Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:54 pm

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Go go go.......

I was gonna pop those wheels round for you earlier... Wasn't sure if you were gonna be there or not.. Wish i had now.. lol! lol!


Thats a shame could of done with those wheels!! Her tyres seem to like going flat!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:58 pm

That's not too bad a list Very Happy

Bella didn't want to start again today once she had stopped - found out it was the choke - there wasn't a wire going to it so it was on full choke when she was warm - hence why she wouldn't start!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:47 pm

These things are sent to try us!!

Just remembered her brakes need bleeding aswell as we lost most of her brake fluid when we split the brake pipe. another thing to add to the list!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:08 pm

Finally figured out what her running prob was, popped on Minty's old carb and she runs a treat, just wsh minty sounded that good!!

Things left to do:

Get indicators working
get main beam working
Sort brakes
Do summut with the doors, the solenoids wont pass the mot so god knows what we are gonna do!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:57 pm

wow I had no idea how much youve done to her, and shes nearly at MOT stage, how did I miss all this! best of luck. :O
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:41 pm

Big Blue Betty wrote:
Do summut with the doors, the solenoids wont pass the mot so god knows what we are gonna do!!

xxxx

Tan thats the easy bit hun... We'll have a chat.. Wink Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:47 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Big Blue Betty wrote:
Do summut with the doors, the solenoids wont pass the mot so god knows what we are gonna do!!

xxxx

Tan thats the easy bit hun... We'll have a chat.. Wink Wink

Talk to me, Talk to me!!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:52 pm

Na shant bother now...
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:53 pm

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:29 pm

sorry tan i forgot about you... lol
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