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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyMon May 05, 2008 7:50 pm

I finsished my chores earlier so thought I would make a start on the roofrack.
It is a genuine Notchback rack but I thought it was looking a little scrappy so decided to freshen it up.
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As you can see, it is looking a bit rough around the edges.

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I drilled out the blind rivets and took the slatts off, then drilled then right out. I started to rub down the metalwork but rain stopped play.
I hope to have it rubbed back and primed again by the end of the week. Just have to get the slats rubbed back and varnished up then.

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyMon May 05, 2008 7:51 pm

cool.....get it chromed buckaroo boy Wink lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyMon May 05, 2008 9:25 pm

.... bets he gets it powder coated? afro
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyMon May 05, 2008 9:29 pm

On the look out for some blind rivets and will replace the screws too......

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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyWed May 07, 2008 7:08 am

Got about 60-70% of the rack rubbed back last night. Could probably do with getting it finished off by a media-blaster.
Not had any luck yet finding the rivets with a large dia head.

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyWed May 07, 2008 8:04 am

try tese for rivets.
all diff materials, types and lengths.

http://www.rivetwise.co.uk/search/rivetsearch.asp

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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyWed May 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Couldn't find anything like I am looking for on there matey.

Got some more paint off tonight. Need to get it blasted now to get the stubborn and arkward bits sorted. On to the slats then, they need to be rubbed back and restained/varnished.
Does anyone else run a roof-rack?? Can you show me a pic of the rubber end peices that proyect the guttering??? Not sure I am happy with the ones I have got so wouldn't mind sorting that too. Some replacement stainless bolts and we will almost be there..............

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyWed May 07, 2008 10:38 pm

theres a specialist rubber manufacturer on the knighcott estate that i have used in the past for the 'O' rings on the empi's try them for rubber bits......
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyThu May 08, 2008 5:49 am

I just use fuel pipe Laughing
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyThu May 08, 2008 6:17 am

Spence, you know for a 'specialist rubber item supplier'???

affraid lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyFri May 09, 2008 6:58 pm

try electro southwest for rivets scoops (based in bridgy)
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyFri May 09, 2008 7:53 pm

I will try them. Cheers.
Got it blasted today, I have got to start on the wooden slats next.
Just got to source the rivets and new stainless bolts.

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyFri May 09, 2008 8:08 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I will try them. Cheers.
Got it blasted today, I have got to start on the wooden slats next.
Just got to source the rivets and new stainless bolts.
they defo do stainless bolts we use them for allsorts of fixings for work, what they aint got they will find for you Cool
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptySat May 10, 2008 5:14 pm

Bloody Hell!!! I thought I would make a start on painting the rack wth primer this afternoon. I started using brush on primer though and I am not hapy with the finish. That means I am going bloody strip it again.
Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!! No

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptySat May 10, 2008 6:26 pm

get it shotblasted and powder coated its easier!
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptySat May 10, 2008 7:08 pm

i'm with Gordo....save yourself the bother
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptySun May 11, 2008 7:55 am

Hmmm, I might well end up doing that. I will give it another coat of primer and then rub it back with some fine wet and dry before laying on some top coat to see how it comes out..........if not it's back to Swifco!!

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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptySun May 11, 2008 8:41 pm

Hmmm, second coat of primer went on this morning and it appears to have made an improvement. I might go for a third coat before flatting it back with wet and dry before try some topcoat.
Only time will tell.......

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PostSubject: Re: Roofrack   Roofrack EmptyMon Jun 09, 2008 9:16 pm

Time did tell and it came out looking like William had sprayed it!!
So, it had gone back in to be re-blasted and powder-coated this time. Rolling Eyes

Waiting for them to call me as I might have changed my plan on the colour.

I have got to give the wooden slats another few coats of stain and they reassembly can begin, at long last.

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