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vietnam
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PostSubject: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Well here goes, I'm totally new to cars, although I spend my days fixing trains and until recently was running a classic type vespa as a daily rider (baaaaad idea).

Good points; the floor is sound (having jumped around inside) and the underside looks ok, the interior is complete, the hood seems to be free although stiff and the engine has been dry stored, the clipper kit is intact but tatty.

Bad; the engines out and still in Bridgewater, the roof has a huge tear, the seat covers are water damaged, at least one of the bumpers need renewing.

Weekend one, the old haynes manual is in the post, the interior was laid out on the drive to check it's all there, and the water drained floor checked.

Since my laptop is beign stupid, pics are here: clicky linky
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 8:02 pm

looks ok ....i like the colour
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 8:05 pm

I love the colour, I'll get some pics of the rust spots tomoro and see what people think best to do - I'm of the mind to replace rust with good new metal...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 pm

nice color !
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 11:08 pm

chicken wire ,and fibreglass Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyFri Jan 14, 2011 11:37 pm

just like work...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySun Jan 30, 2011 4:48 pm

So last weekend I got wrapped up and decided to fit the gearshift rebuild bits. Had a bit of a fight getting the gearstick out, so I had to unleash the angle grinder (next time I think it needs jacking up, I burnt a hole in my hoody)

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Kit of parts, using the write up on the mark one owners club this looked like a piece of urine... note to self, print off and follow instructions next time.

The red bush supports the shaft under the bulkhead, this was a pig to fit, the 2 part mounting has frozen solid, so I ended up pouring a kettle of boiling water over both bush and mount and hey presto, it popped straight in.

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rebuilt, but awaiting a new gaiter post payday and a little greasing up...

The only thing is... I'm left with two rivets, and no obvious place (besides the bin) to put them in...

This weekend the seat frames were wire brushed and kurust treated so I can hammerite them one night this week. I've also cut some soft wood packing pieces so I can use the back bench seat as a sofa in my room until the car is finished Smile

Over and out. 'Nam
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySun Jan 30, 2011 4:52 pm

Looking foward to updates.
A freshly rebuilt gear linkage makes a lot of difference. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySun Jan 30, 2011 4:55 pm

Cheers, hopefully after my driving test I'll have some extra cash to get cracking properly, I'm still aiming for a new hood, running and on coilovers for my birthday...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySun Jan 30, 2011 4:58 pm

nice one nam
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySun Jan 30, 2011 5:40 pm

Good work Matt
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySat Feb 19, 2011 7:48 pm

Turns out the missing lever was...












...in the sludge at the bottom of the bucket of bits... COCK!

It's fitted, the oil and filters got changed before I got dragged off to fix a friends mini (now done his engine gaskets, carb set up and it's finally playing ball Matts comedy resto thread. Thumbs )

hopefully I can get the belts on, engine timed aaaaaaand the correct dizzy/arm on for the next weekend, so I can get the engine in on my monday off before my driving test. I'm now going to be flat out to get it done asap, I really want to get it down to combe martin to show my grandad (an ex mechanic) before his cancer gets hold... Pictures to follow Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptySat Feb 19, 2011 7:51 pm

mate fair play .......and yes picture need to follow (decent ones ) ......we need our fix
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyWed Mar 09, 2011 9:49 pm

love apple green! gt apple (L64M) is my all time fave
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 1:33 pm

ahhh unasked question answered... I will mostly be sneaking off to get a pot mixed up to redo the rough bits!

In other news, the passenger footwell has been emptied of all the nuts and bolts it was storing. gave them a quick clean and sort out... turns out from a HUGE pile of bits in need a handful to put the engine. This should happen sometime tomoro with any luck.
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To this... Matts comedy resto thread. Be34cefd

I've also bunged the calipers back on the front, after cleaning them and fitting a set of pads. AND my wheels turn Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 1:46 pm

AAAAAnd late photo's, one engine ready to be put in, one gearshift and console fitted...
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And a glamourous assistant!
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On my stereo... Stax volt - the live european tour Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 1:49 pm

Why are your hands trembling when photographing your glamourous assistant??

Dirty Boy!! geek

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 1:53 pm

Honestly? I was seconds away from falling flat on my face Embarassed

I mean who would blame me, it's not my fault etc...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 2:32 pm

there no point posting a pic of a lady if we cant make her out. No

by the way thers some good work being carried out, keep it up.


andy
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 pm

Was she the young lady you were conversing with in the Nut Tree last night?

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 3:12 pm

yes ...and shes very lovelly
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 3:28 pm

He's a right poon-hound isn't he??

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 3:45 pm

i am just trying to work out if its a very short girl in normal size overalls or a normal size girl in vietnams overalls

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 3:53 pm

Bit of both, I had those about six years ago when I was playing with a friends steamrollers...Tsh is a very good friend I've known on and off since primary school.
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. EmptyThu Mar 10, 2011 8:21 pm

Wink oh yeah.... haha have you now
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