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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:39 pm 
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I got rained off today so done a bit more


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Hoping to have it all in etch by Sunday, all areas have been taken down to bare metal and rust treated and welded where necessary. Not much welding, but she has been outside since she was put back on the road approx 5 years ago. That was starting to take it's toll....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:16 pm 
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Hello Folks

Some more done, it's that cold I can't etch prime anything and the heaters aren't having an effect in the workshop.

Back panel is now done ready to be etched and both rear quarters.

I have a problem possibly with the alignment of the prop, the first section from the gearbox looks to be kinked, the gearbox to cross member bracket looks bent, I've taken some pics, any advice please :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Hi have you tired epoxy primer,im going to use that myself instead of etch

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:26 pm 
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Hi Dave

I've not tried the epoxy, one of my mates has started using zinc primer on everything and has good results, but also it could be sitting in it for months and not get any surface rust.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Seeing as no-one else has answered your prop question, i'll have a stab!

And I think it's correct for the mount to be canted like that, not 100% certain, but pretty sure. If you take the carpets out and look at the tunnel housing, you will also find that the gearstick hole is offset slightly to the drivers side to match it!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:48 pm 
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Cheers Steve :-)

I've put a post on the dolly related page too :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:49 pm 
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I've taken some pics of the front mounts just to make sure I did do them right :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:15 pm 
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Due to very unforeseen circumstances Mable is now on ebay :( :( :( :(

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192564715838 ... 1558.l2649

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Mable has now gone to her new owner in Cambridge, still gutted but needs must. The spitty goes tomorrow evening.

You just never know what is around the corner

All the best

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Sorry to learn of this Darren.

Best wishes to you and your good lady.

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Many many thanks Ian, It was a very tough decision, but my wife comes first and the last 3 months have been hell.

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