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by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

I should paint this right away to prevent immediate corrosion, I'm going to leave it on the workbench overnight in a locked workshop and picture it again tommorow, what do you think, will it still be grey, or light red brown? there's still some traces of corrosion in there, but lets just see.<br> ht...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

I know I look a pratt, but I'm so glad that in this day and age, with the un- faltering invasion of health and safety into our lives, we blokes can wear silly clobber and not feel that we are out of step with the modern world. I for one am so glad, cos I have such a low pain threshhold. If I caught ...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

After experiencing all this rust I just had to buy a new toy, um tool. just catching a glimpse of fresh steel at this point fills one with a warm feeling inside.just knowing there is some metal there somewhere in all this corrosion.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf springs
Replies: 33
Views: 3133

Well, here are the springs at the start of the disassembly, my original question asking if I should restore and use these original leaf springs is academic really as Wibble Puppy has donated two leaf springs to my project, some of the leafs are better than the original one's on the car, mind you it ...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

as you can see, the obligatory coating of rust, but under it all there's a nice solid axle. I'll be trying my best to use it in the restoration.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

This little fella looks on in amazement to see the rear axle in reasonably solid condition, mind you he's been uttering unhelpful and sarcastic comments ever since the pickup arrived, causing his hutch to be moved, and spoiling his view of next doors rabbit hutch.<br> http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

There is something rusted away here, the spacer for the U bolt bracket, at least it's not the rear axle casing<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

The front suspension and steering has to wait while the rear suspension is stripped and reduced in size to make room for the chassis to be stored in a couple of weeks. here the U bolt nuts are pre soaked in oil.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

Thanks Wib, and thanks for donating all those bits and pieces to my project, and letting me take a close look at your chassis. Those measurements will help me recover my next big lump from Big G.
Have a nice trip to Scotland.
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

"It may be a wreck, but hey, it's my wreck." here the bottom bolts that mount the windscreen wiper motor come out with only slight agro. the engine bay is nearly stripped now, next comes the steering system, front suspension. I hope<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4990

Matt, I may well be heading over to Southampton to grab those wings off you in a couple of weeks, If you still have them. Check out the sealey then.
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What part is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Ta.
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

Thanks Dan, good advice about the wires.
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

thanks that'll be the next chunk out, the car is a 68 baby.
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What part is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

What part is this?

can anyone tell what this part is, it has a steel rod heading back into the firewall on the nearside.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

Good location photography will become invaluable to me later when I can't remember what goes where. erm, can anyone tell me what this is? there's no mention of it in my manual that I can find, it has a hard rod that heads back through the firewall on the nearside. ?<br> http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.ph...
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

The stripping of components from the engine bay was next, I always get jittery when large area of cable gets cut, I wonder if I'll be able to replace it all when the time comes<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

Today it was time to remove the windscreen, the rubber had perished so it was just a case of stanley and me cutting the rubber and pulling the pane free, to be stored out of the way and somewhere safe. The loft. As you can see from the close up, only surface rust apparent in the windscreen body join...
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106052

Its time for little breakable parts to be stripped out for safekeeping and later restoration.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4990

As an aside, but still on the MIG subject, is it possible to tac weld with a MIG unit, I need to strengthen that cab prior to any restoration work.<br>Image<br>