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by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: first attemt with my mig
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Thats great Tog, have you done any more since then, got any other pictures of your later welds? This is great stuff as I'm a complete welding novice and any advice is solid gold.
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf springs
Replies: 33
Views: 3130

leaf springs

These leaf springs have a covering of light rust, since the chassis rusted clear away, the springs have had nothing bearing any weight or pressure on them for some time, with replacement U bolts and mountings, does anyone think I'm wrong to try to restore the original leaf springs?<br> http://mmoc.o...
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

well a lot of support for clarke welders there, I've got a couple of months to look around for a used ex pro welder, after that if no joy I may well be making a trip to pompy to pic up a new clarke.
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

removal of the front nearside wing followed, the wing is scrap, so the attachments like this wing mirror can be cut neatly out.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Today the home made dolly helped me move my project through the gates at last. The next thing to achieve will be upending the cab backwards and removing chassis wreckage still holding on., the cab will need strengthening first
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by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Is it flexible enough for rear leaf springs as well as the underbody and chassis do you think?
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Is stonechip applied by hand brush or is it best sprey painted on?
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Matt you're an inspiration, "improvise, adapt & overcome" as clint Eastwood once said. Here's a picture of my home made engine and cab dolly. If it can take the lump, it can handle the cab. with four B&Q casters, some stout lengths of timber and away we go. <br> http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=12...
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lots of Pick-ups Appearing at the Moment - Here's Mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

that is one hell of a pickup, how long have you been working on it to get to this stage? and what condition was it in when you first got it?
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

Why's that then Dan, what's the problem with them.
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Another classic car stolen
Replies: 27
Views: 15082

If a car is reported stolen the index number and chassis vin plate number should be reported to the DVLC, that should light up as a stolen motor vehicle to any prospective buyer, how on earth could this garage owner claim to have bought these smv's in good faith. lets hope he looses his business. I'...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie** saying hello with my first car
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Yes, come on hotrodder, you're of an age where techno stuff is second nature, so lets see some photo's of your moggie. And welcome, you'll find this a very friendly site.
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

I've also got my eye on this van on e bay (330319684556.) says it was a runner before being garaged. wings look usable, I wonder what the chassis is like? might be worth a shufti. its inexpensive at the moment, but then again those rear pickup parts went for over £500 in the end, I was staggered.
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Matt that underbody paint looks hardwearing, what did you use there?
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

Hi J, thats great advice as always, thanks. I know you can also get extensions for spot welders to get to those difficult to reach places.
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Thanks M25, a Chassis like that would put my project well ahead of schedule, and put me in the right direction.
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

well thats three out of three for shielded gas so far, thanks.
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Brilliant Matt, a bit of innovation could save a lot of cash. Has anyone else got any money saving ideas?
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MIG WELDING
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

MIG WELDING

For repairwork on floor pans, door sills and body outer panels I'm looking at buying a MIG welder that works on domestic current levels for home use, there are two types, the first uses a bottle gas like argon to provide a shield over the area of work, the second has a wire spool that releases a shi...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106006

Just look at this old botched repair to the r/o/s corner. looks like whoever did this didn't really care a lot about the car, it was a farm, the car was a commodity, they did what was needed to get it through its MOT I guess. Lets face it, when this orrible repair was done, you could easily buy a lo...