Chilli, The funky green chillin' machine!

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Skyelectrix, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Putting the refurbed torsion arms back in without scratchin 'em is tricky, especially on my own so have to get the old man to help..

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    Arms in with new seals, and the powdercoated original backing plates go on with new bolts

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    New bearings, seals, discs, calipers and copper brake pipes...

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    And its starting to look like it could be back on the floor soon...

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  2. Looks better than new :)
     
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  3. Tin ware is back from AWP and the old CJ motor has been sent away for rebuild into an injection crankcase. I've decided to fit fuel injection as it was originally fitted and i'm looking for a challenge! Need a few odds and sods to get a complete set-up..

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  4. Steering box off and cleaned up..and then tried to get the drop arm off...jeysus!!! that is on tight! eventually it surrenders and I get to replace the seals following diddyman's great 'how-to' on here

    there is a mark on the arm to help on re-assembly..

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    ready to go back on, just need to paint behind where it and the pedals reside

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  5. Great work, that's gona be one cracking looking camper when ur finished:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Thanks, just don't want to have to do it again so making sure its as good as I can get it..really really itching to get out in it now!
     
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  7. Just had a phone call from Adrian at the VW engine company and my rebuilt engine will be delivered Monday!
     
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  8. Okey dokey, so our newly rebuilt engine has arrived. The service we received from The VW Engine company was excellent. Adrian was really helpful over the phone and very patient with all my questions! Our old engine was collected promptly and delivered back to us 10 days later. Now all I have to do is reassemble all the ancillaries, source a FI system, fit to the van and get it going!

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    Engine bar and new mountings fitted

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    Thermostat, wheel & cable

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    Fan housing & oil filler
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  9. Tin starting to go on..

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  10. Changed my mind and decided to go for carbs over the fuel injection because Ive got a pair of rebuilt solex's stashed and the manifolds had already been refinished. Also struggling to get all the FI parts I need.

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  11. BUT! I'm so fickle! so change my mind again!

    off with the carbs and on with FI! Steve Lhu kindly helps me out with the front tin and I discover a box of FI parts I had squirrelled away yonks ago.

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    so off to AWP for some attention and the search for FI parts continues...
     
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  12. FI going on..

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    Please ignore the crappy hoses! just in place so I can familiarise myself with the plumbing! (ive never done this before!)

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  13. OK, while I wait for the elusive FI parts to come back into stock i'll pass some time on the pedals, dash and steering...
     
  14. Bodywork around the pedal area cleaned back and painted..



    Pedal linkages powdercoated and associated bits and bobs cleaned up and refitted


    Steering box refitted..along with clutch pedal and new cable

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  15. Cab mat fitted over holes for pedals and column. Gear shifter fitted up



    Dash all back together along with rev counter.. and shiny tiller!

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  16. It doesn't look a lot but there was 2 solid days in the above. Getting the handbrake sorted, the dash and steering column back together was real tricky mainly because of access...I got myself into so right shapes!

    nice bit of bling from Butty..

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  17. Proof is in the pudding! One happy camper!

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  18. The starter motor appears to be quite recent and a bosch one so I just replaced the cracked solenoid with one from fleabay for a tenner.
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    Made up some new battery leads from 35mm cable which is a bit overkill but I had it laying around. A bit of heat shrink makes them a bit prettier..

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    New battery

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    Gulp! Now is the time to see if it all works?!

    Well after a bit of coaxing we have lights, wipers and the starter spins. There seems to be a problem with the hazard lights so will have to investigate further but initial thoughts are the relay?
     
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  19. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I'm very impressed with the quality of the work you're doing. You'll have a van in a million when you've finished. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Looking awesome!!! Well done, not be long now :thumbsup:
     
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