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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 3:50 pm

Well dad flatted it back last night and applied the last coat of clear coat. Its so much nicer now and cant 'feel' the flake in the paint anymore. Well pleased. Very Happy
Managed to get a price on a fuel sender from GSF carparts... 29+vat which isnt too bad. Just need to find some time to pick one up from them, the bonnet can then be fitted, along with the windscreen and dash reassembled. The Wheels are next to get the paint treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:07 pm

its gonna look so cool in flake ...don't forget pics dude
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:41 pm

Dude, you want me to go in on my way home from work tomorrow??

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 4:56 pm

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Dude, you want me to go in on my way home from work tomorrow??

mate i cant ask you to do that?? Its ok i will try and get up there early saturday morning. Thanks for the offer tho man! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 8:30 pm

If you want me to just send me a text, it's no hassle to drop down through Brizzle instead of doing the M5.
If I'm coming down through Bristol I will be on the A370 etc anyway.
The offer's there fella.

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 pm

Its ok dude. Dad has said he will pop up there. Thanks though matey. Appreciate the thought . Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu May 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Despite the rumours.............I'm alright........sometimes.


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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 pm

Fitted the Mini Filler cap



and also the Chrome lights were really badly pitted so i managed to convince dad to lose the chrome as they never stay looking nice for long... so they got finished in Satin black



A while ago a guy posted on here asking who owned the Empi Imp, so i got in contact with him and he is another Imp owner in the UK, he had some re-production metal Empi Imp badges that are identical to originals which are basially impossible to get hold of, so we bought them from him.

Fitted badges and number plate



started sorting the wiring and made a fusebox

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Fri May 21, 2010 6:34 pm

Basically i want 'all red' rear lights but am wondering how i can make the indicators flash orange. Normally i woulnt care about this but as dad will be driving the buggy aswell i dont want him getting pulled by the poo poo too often.
Does anybody know if the old green bulb behind red lense is a myth or does it work?
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 22, 2010 3:21 pm

Fuel Sender fitted, bonnet fitted with new rubber beading around edge, fitted an electric fuel pump too so that when we decide to up the power she should have enough fuel. Also went to Vision Impact in bristol and they made us an american flag sticker for the back. - all in keeping with its heritage! Very Happy

Looks like a buggy now! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Nice one ........I'm not sure about the green bulb thing ....but /i believe it works .....let us know how you get on dude
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon May 24, 2010 7:56 pm

As the rear lights were manky, i just smoked the lenses to see if it looked better... im not so sure... Rolling Eyes



Fitted brand new rubber seals around bonnet and also round the windscreen



Cleaned up and quickly polished the steering wheel

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue May 25, 2010 9:26 pm

pinstriping looks great mate
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Wed May 26, 2010 12:48 pm

Cheers dude. I think it breaks up the blue paint a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Wed May 26, 2010 3:08 pm

SimonABT wrote:
Basically i want 'all red' rear lights but am wondering how i can make the indicators flash orange. Normally i woulnt care about this but as dad will be driving the buggy aswell i dont want him getting pulled by the poo poo too often.
Does anybody know if the old green bulb behind red lense is a myth or does it work?
just buy the red lens paint, the indicators will still flash orange

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:14 pm

Well got some good news and some bad...

Good news is the car is built back up again and passed its MOT first time.

Bad news is due to other commitments we are not going to have enough time to sort out other things to the car before Bristol Volksfest, i.e we were hoping to remove tyres, blast the rims, and give them a coat of paint and fit some white wall bands. But the wheels will have to stay crappy flaking white for the moment. Also the rear bench seat needs re-trimming, and the front section of cage needs to be made. (just to list a few jobs that need doing)

But at least the car will be making it to Volksfest in its current state so please excuse.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:52 pm

I've seen it ......it looks great
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:53 pm

PS lister fired up first turn of the crank
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:03 pm

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PS lister fired up first turn of the crank

Ha cheers fella.
Ah thats good news, hope you have lots of fun with it. lol
Oh i will try and dig out the stickers for it which we ordered from Lister brand new years ago. Will hunt you down at Volksfest and let you have them. Also next time im down the unit i will take a pic of the generator and show you.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:42 pm

The Imp made it to Bristol Volksfest where i gave her a hard time round the Buggy course....






which resulted in this.....



Loads of crap had got sucked into the Carb so i ran like a sack of sh!te.

Since the show we'v stripped the Carb down and cleaned it out and she runs sweet again. Now need to get a manifold so we can fit our twin carbs.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:10 pm

Saw this out and about on saturday, Looks as cool as fuck.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:14 am

Cheers fella. Yeah dad was out driving it on Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:58 pm

Had to take some photos of the buggy for the insurance company, so thought i'd post of them up here too and revive this thread.







Roof up.



Side screens on

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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 19, 2012 9:48 pm

An up to daye pic.

Decided the cream wheels were too much hassle to keep clean and look nice, so they went gloss black. Which in my mind never looked right, so fitted some white wall bands to break the black up a bit. I really like it now. Just waiting for some chrome centre caps to turn up to finish the wheels off.



And please excuse the scratch on rear arch, was reversing it into the garage and caught the wing on a nail sticking out Mad
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PostSubject: Re: 1969 Empi Imp   Sat May 19, 2012 10:14 pm

i like that Smile

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