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joker 67
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PostSubject: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:50 pm

I bought this car off e/bay, back in end 2006, from a guy he advised that the car was not that bad, and the top looked good from the pictures i had.
My face just dropped when it turned up. My stupid fault for not looking at the car. Will never trust anyone from pictures again.
so poo or bust i decided to carry on the resto.

this one of the pics i recieved before buying





when staarted to strip down










the panels starting to go in, heater channels and floor welded together, inner raer arches 6 plates welded on top of each other.



















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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:04 am

i have also put both floor pans in 2 heater channels n 2 x hookeys lower door hinges, nos 67 doors,

left to weld,
2 x front 1/4 panels
1 x n/s/r 1/4 panel
2 rear bumper mounts
1x rear valance
f/panel
inner front panel
bulkhead
lower frame head panel

i have bought quite a lot of parts already,
new cables through out,
2 x 67 only nos door handles
rear 1/4 pop outs
67 only convertible deck lid
second hand genuine bonnet
us spec bumpers f&r
my wheels
3 x 4.5 and 2x 5.5 flat 4 chromes, cannot afford the rear thing.



rear window blind
robri gravels guards and 2 boot scrapers
2 x new h/lamps
nos hagus door mirror
flat 4 bumper iron covers
dropped spindles
new discs
brake calipers
rear drums
scat serp pully kit
carb kit

and bits and pieces as i go on.
cannot not afford original assessorys as family commitments.

once the welding is done i can split the pan, get the body all straight and then get painted.
still along way to go.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:41 am

Thats gonna be sweet when finished keep the updates coming ..

Good work.. afro
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:15 am

looks great dude keep up the good work
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:40 am

WoW, looks like youve been busy, Keep up the hard work looks like it will be worth it in the end!!

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:59 am

I love a good old proper resto looks spot on bud, great work going into it to Cool
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:06 pm

afro looking good
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:10 pm

Thats one big job Exclamation but it's looking great.so many people would just cry in thier beer over something like that - top man for getting on with it you're gonna have something to be proud of Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:22 pm

did a bit more on saturday, finished off putting the bbot floorand a-post bottom on n/s of car, and then cut off and welded in new n/s/r 1/4 panel.








my 67 only cabriolet deck lid quite rare


left on rear now, make sections of lower inner rear 1/4 panels, fit hookeys bumper mouonts and re-profile rear 1/4 panels by bumper mounts. fit engine lid and rear valance.
then on to front end, all new panels to go on.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:28 am

Looking good mate Cool don't it makes you feel good that another classic is being saved from the crusher to live another day regardless of the time/effort put into it.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:30 am

renegade67 wrote:
Looking good mate Cool don't it makes you feel good that another classic is being saved from the crusher to live another day regardless of the time/effort/money/blood/sweat/relationships/social life put into it.

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:32 am

Too true mate, I forgot ALL those other factors
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:28 pm

my goodness, this is gona be a top resto!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:09 pm

got a new chrome plated 75 amp altenator , and a beam from big boys toys/heritage.

beam was a recon complete beam axle to axle lhd, new ball joints and seals, no play in bearings at all inc disc hubs.
78-00 delivered.
couldnt have even bought a set of ball joints and fitted them for this price.

i dont mind cutting the baem up to narrow it for this price, not so expensive if i f*** it up.

almost re-built the top end of my 1600cc , heads off , new tubes de-coke heads and pistons, lap in valves.
repaint block in silver with met black barrells, heads not painted.

i need to fit a fly wheel oil seal, does anyone have this tool to undo the gland nut, as i cannot get enough leverage to undo it at the moment.


and one of these to put seal in.

help would be very much appriciated.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:13 pm

Can't help on either of the tools I'm afraid, but I have heard that a suitably 'used' angle grinder disk works just as well... how true that is, I don't know.. i've never done it.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Thu May 01, 2008 3:32 pm

On weekend got some more done ( no pics as yet will get some posted)
got engine lid on and lined up, re-profiled both inner rear wings behind bumper mounts, as differant shape to early ones, had to cut a section out as tried to beat into shape but just did not look right so cut out and made a section, then welded both hookeys rear bumper mounts on, lined up rear valance and trial fitted both rear wings.
did'nt seem much progress as just time consuming getting everything lined up and shutting.

bought a few more goodies,
genuine hurst shifter, hust wood gear knob.
genuine empi door pulls.
chrome 009 , blue coil, bosch leads.

engine all back together, trial fitted most of the tin wear, as usual some did not fit (scat kit as well) so used original head tin and scat fan housing.

still to do on engine,
carb kit still very undecided what to get.maybe this kit
http://www2.cip1.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=C15%2D30435EC
exhaust , undecided on this, as car will be quite low so don't want anything hanging down, might keep standard with one of these kits
http://www2.cip1.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=ACC%2DC10%2D6050

get tinwear for under cylinders,front and rear.
a few deress up parts and roker covers
engine will be pretty much done, only a standard 1600cc.

then on to the front end welding, 2x wings, 2x inner 1/4, bulkhead panel, f/panl, and wheel well. then the shell will be welded.
i can then strip off floor and finish that off.
then the re-build can begin.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun May 18, 2008 8:50 pm

a bit more done today, cut all the front off and removed bulkhead panel, started to convert the bulkhead panel from lhd drive to r/h/d.







some pics of the back now from last time i worked on car.







got some more stuff for engine and started to get all the tin wear fitted, and changed the crank shaft oil seal
got my self one of these so easy to removed flywheel gland nut.


and one of these to fit the seal


also got pertronix ignition all tin wear now, hopefully get it powder coated very soon.

just got to get carb kit, exhaust, clamps and rocker covers.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun May 18, 2008 9:35 pm

looking like it's coming on nicely andy afro
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun May 18, 2008 9:38 pm

Good work there young man.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun May 18, 2008 9:58 pm

looks great dude thats possibly the route im gona go to do my resto lol!
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:47 pm

a bit more done , cut bulkhead panel out and used old one to convert to r/h/drive, as used genuine one but l/h/drive.


and started to get all the front end tacked up and in place.




got most of the engine now all mocked up and all tin wear fitting, next engine tin to powder coaters.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:10 pm

Youmake it look so easy lol good work mate be good to see it Wink
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:48 pm

Totally agree with Carl
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:49 pm

thanks, i have had plenty of practise over the years, worked for 10 yrs as a panel beater does help. But have not worked as one since 1995, last car i restored was type 3 between 95 and 97.
so a bit rusty on the skills front.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Joker 67" Bug resto    Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:54 pm

Rusty or not dude it's coming on nicely and you got some good skills punk
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