This is my ride....

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by gninnam, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. 11.10.2017

    Paint added to the steering box:
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    Drum and fan cowl vent control bar and bits after being in the oven, baking for 1.5 hours. Mmmm, delicious :)

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    Paint added to the heat tubes on the carb inlet thingy:
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    And finally (thank god I can hear you all saying...), some engine tin and stuff also ready to go in the oven to be baked:

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    Cheers
     
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  2. 13.10.2017

    Baked a few more bits today as can be seen in the photo below:
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    Just a few bits left to bake.
    Need to apply some more paint to the suspension parts then wait for the wind to die down so I can spray under the van and start putting the rear components back.

    Cheers
     
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  3. 15.10.2017

    More metal found that needed to be cleaned.
    First up was the engine support bar, which was rusty, dirty and some underseal.

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    Next up was the bottom pulley - not going to paint this as seems a waste:
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    A few other pieces done, such as the anti-roll bar clamps, plate that allows access to the fuel pipe, gear change rod and a few other bits and bits.
    Once all these are done, will look to paint them.

    Finally, put the dizzy and fuel pump on to make sure all is good - which is good :):

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    Cheers
     
  4. 16.10.2017

    Started on the front beam. Cruddy and spots of rust so decided to give it a good clean up to assess what I have.
    Bear in mind that when I got this many years ago, I had it sand blasted then painted in Hammerite then just put back in place so the van could be moved around.
    Probably done less than 1 mile in 6 years plus so surprised how badly it had fared:

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    After being de-gunked, it started to look a lot better:

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    Will clean up the rust areas (surface only) and treat to a layer of paint.

    Also cleaned the crap off the steering link thingy so ready for a splodge of paint:

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    Cheers
     
  5. 18.10.2017

    Front beam cleaned up and first coat of paint added:

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    3rd coat after waiting around 20 minutes betwixt each coat:

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    Tomorrow will do the same to the other side.
    Also painted the steering thingy and acid bathed the relevant nuts and bolts so looking good.

    Will start to paint the rest of the bits over the next few weeks so get ready to be bored Marmiteless :)

    Cheers
     
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  6. 19.10.2017

    3 coats of paint on the other side of the beam - almost there :)

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    Also a splash of paint on the cover that goes on the inside of the engine compartment - gives access to the fuel filler pipe:

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    Also splashed some paint on to the splash guards that connect the rear bumper to the corners of the body:

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    Plus the steering arm thingy is ready to be put back on the front beam now:

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    Oh, and more nuts and bolts being cleaned:
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    Cheers
     
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  7. Amazing Andy
    Keep going lad :)
     
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  8. Cheers mate :)
     
  9. excellent job on the beam :thumbsup:
     
  10. Thanks :)
    Just need a few bits for it (such as bearings) then I can look start adding bits to it!!
     
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  11. 20.10.2017

    Checked the paint tonight on the front beam and all good so installed the steering thingy:

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    Another coat of paint on the access hatch and the splash guards:

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    If I have time I will check the front cab floor as not happy with it so will need to decide what to do with it.

    Cheers
     
  12. 21.10.2017

    Today is paint day (well paint afternoon....)

    Bought some Epoxy-Mastic 121 some time ago so mixed some up so brush on to suspension and other bits:

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    A few of the bits before painting (front bit is the engine hanger bar):

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    After a few hours had managed to get a few coats on most of the bits:

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    Off out tomorrow but hopefully put another coat in the evening.

    Cheers
     
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