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by davidmiles
Thu May 05, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

yes, I will inform you every step of the way about the fit, I had no trouble with the pattern wing on the other side, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's going to be the same on this side.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1462457395_9563 [/frame] the wing suspended in the garge for it's ...
by davidmiles
Sun May 01, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My 1960 4 door Moggie called... Moggy
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: My 1960 4 door Moggie called... Moggy

how does your workshop supervisor communicate he's happy with the state of the workshop, does he wag his tail? Nice fix on the tailpipe by the way.
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

So first steps, primer spraying and flatting, once I've test fitted it on the car, top coats and final fitting. Long job, plan on taking my time over this.[frame]Image[/frame]
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

well that second hand drivers side front wing I originally fitted way back in 2010, has finally shown it's true colours, ie Rusty red brown colours. It was only a get me by for the first few years anyway, so it's done it's job, time for a replacement.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=146194...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

cheers Bob, it's amazing how a rolling restoration needs so many little jobs done, and one little thing can lead to another little thing, today was a good example, I recently changed all my tyres to 165/65 r14s', (I have L917 wide rims all round) and finally changed the spare to the 165/65 size toda...
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

following Roni's advice, I got got some heat shrink rubber tube, it's a pack with various lengths and widths, very handy. The clips won't scratch my nice fresh paint on my tyre lever/starting crank handle. So simple to use, just slip it over the metal clip, cut to length and drop the clip into a con...
by davidmiles
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 119
Views: 33014

Re: New member with moggie

got an engine for it John? now it's on four wheels you're on a roll...
by davidmiles
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Percy the Beaut Ute
Replies: 31
Views: 7400

Re: Percy the Beaut Ute

I would think twice about cutting out the front cross member, as Neil says the engine changes on these couldn't be easier, plus I'd be worried about removing an area of strength and loosing some squarness to the whole geometry.
by davidmiles
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eeyore the 1958 traveller
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

Re: Eeyore the 1958 traveller

nice looking project, the floor looks strong, is that just surface rust? can you give us a few close ups of it, we all love close ups as well as General views.
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the best method I have found for getting the holes to line up is this. A thin bladed screwdriver that sits neatly inside the yoke, braced against the old raised nut held withing the two flanges of the wishbone arm, you can manouver the lining up of the holes until the bolt drops through, bit of a fi...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

tightening up the forward nut as hard as possible to bring the bar forward, this gives me a much needed slack at the rear end.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1458658130_9563 [/frame] the yolk and rear end of the rod are now ready to lever together.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?sr...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the old one cut away, I have treated myself to a modern welding helmet with auto darkening , this includes a grinding function, absolutly brilliant, if only I'd had this during my resto.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1458657782_9563 [/frame] out with the old, in with the new, the brand n...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the Front offside tye rod/bar was a problem at the last MOT, So I replaced with new, now it's the drivers side, it wasn't mentioned on the advisories, but as there was new shiney metal one side, I have to even her up. Anyway on close examination it's not straight, so ...[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mb...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

that's good advice Roni, I've got some of that heat shrink tubing on order, Les, I left that gasket off so It didn't trap moisure at the bottom of the cab back, there's space underneath for it to evaporate, maybe I'm wrong and it will all go south in a few years, but so far no sign of corrosion A br...
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

cheers Neil, I'm missing a piece of wooden handle, I'm going to have to rasher one up. The Clips were found in B&Q, just the right size for the crank handle/wheelnut brace. screw holes for wood or rivet holes if going into metal.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1458579149_9563 [/frame] I'm...
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the gearbox is still on the cards, but a quick job that's been waiting a while is the long tools, I've seen these in red elsewhere on these pages and they look nice. Next thing to work out is where I'm going to stow it on Alice, the gap between the seat and nearside floor lip/sill looks favourite, n...
by davidmiles
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thank you for that very helpful tip J, that sheds a lot of light on the problem. I need to start again.
by davidmiles
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

ball sizes. right now it's a pre occupation for me. There is no indication anywhere in the maint manual which ball fits were with regard to the large two and the four small. It just casually says, drop a ball in here, slide a ball in there with no mention of large or small. I don't want to get one o...
by davidmiles
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the great thing about this rebuild, it may be the longest gearbox refurbishment in history, but it doesn't matter when it's the spare unit. I can pop into the workshop when I have a spare minute and tinker with it, progress is pleasantly slow, but today I fitted two small cleaned up pieces. [frame] ...
by davidmiles
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302939

Re: Pickup restoration part three

that's it Bob, I'm so pleased it looks to be well usable, getting it back together correctly is the thing now, the detents and balls, some have springs, some do not, like this unsprung small ball, I placed the large one in there, it jammed in and I had to dismantle the forks and levers just to poke ...