Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

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Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:31 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you to this thread about "Projekt Katy"

It is a joint venture between myself and "KalKat" and when its done it will be something special! We don't want to give the aims of the project away at this early stage but you will get to see what happens when it happens.

It was purchased from RayofLeamington a few months ago and this is the first chance we have had to do anything serious with it.

Unfortunately I forgot to get any before pictures - prehaps you could help Ray?, or any until Sunday come to that!

Anyway, on Thursday it was a more or less complete pickup and here are some photos to show our progress up to Sunday...

On Friday we started the job at about 3pm and removed the engine - which was promply sold and collected on Saturday! :lol:

On Saturday the cab back, the sides, and the bed floor were removed which left us with this on Sunday morning:

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And the remains of a pickup abely modelled by Kalkat

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At this point I would like to share the "repair" to the rear chassis...

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:o Constructed of box section and some rather heavy duty angle iron!

At this point all appeared to be well except for that bodge and this one...

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So we took the front suspension off, unbolted the cab (and ground a few bolts off) and we ended up with

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We lifted the cab on to a trailer and tipped it up to asses underneath

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And other than right at the back its all pretty reasonable, but the chassis needs a little work

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Everything else was loaded on to the trailer and taken to the "field" for temporary storage under a tarp

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And its sharing the field with these reprobates...

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It may be a few weeks before any more progress is made so don't expect regular updates!
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby davidmiles » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:29 pm

excellent start to what will be a long and interesting story, keep us all updated no matter how small and insignificant an event, thought, part, quirk, joke or even if you feel down in the dumps with it all. It makes you feel better if you share the highs and lows. I have to say ,its not looking bad at all, then again that's coming from me, so that probably doesn't help. Great project choice.
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:32 pm

Other than that rear part on the chassis its not too bad... It looks like it could be welded up in an hour or so! :o

But because of that rear section we are wondering whether its worth trying to find another chassis

But some extra chassis work will be required for what is planned :)
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby irmscher » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:12 pm

Looks like a good project :) and will be worth it in the end .i cant wait to see further restoration pictures as you progress . i also like the llamas and horse and i have never seen one as nice with the spotted coat

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:36 pm

He looks like a big ole Wagon puller,Shire maybe?
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:44 pm

Definately not a shire

he's not that large really but is quitw stocky
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby d_harris » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Im more intriuged by the granada hearse....


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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby KalKat » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:09 pm

Tisn't a hearse .....it's a flowerpot :o

.............. it's become part of the field in which it stands/rots :(
I'm the almity ruler's Kat...... I et the bikkits !

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:02 pm

ya gotta love novelty flowerpots
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby d_harris » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:25 pm

KalKat wrote:Tisn't a hearse .....it's a flowerpot :o

.............. it's become part of the field in which it stands/rots :(
Oh :(


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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Just realised there is a piccy missing...

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby rayofleamington » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:04 pm

It's sad to see it stripped - i had a lot of fun driving that wreck around (although for its last year on the road it was much less of a wreck)
And other than right at the back its all pretty reasonable
i should think so!! I spent more than 3 days welding up the Cab* as it was a total rotbox. From memory I did both sills and a lot on the inner wings. I struggled wuith the inner wing dome sections - I should have replaced instead of repairing as that would have taken less time and a much neater result.

* except for the back part as I didn't have time :roll: which is why it's still a pigs breakfast.


as for the chassis - i can only recommend that you replace the lot with something decent! The orrible box section stuff is not the only thing you need to be concerned about - I rebuilt the section in between the cab and the box section, and although it is now 'solid' it is only made of repairs. The biggest concern was that I had to rebuild the rear spring tubular cross member on one side by welding it up (it wasn't holed but only because the rot was so thick..) The repairs removed a lot of the rot but it's not exactly a 'long term' repair to weld up rotted parts of the tube. If you're intending to make a nice vehicle at the end it would be a shame to need a new chassis in 'X' years time.
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby ASL642 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:04 pm

It got Ray to the National at Sparkford :D

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Bald Moggie Man » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:08 pm

KalKat wrote:Tisn't a hearse .....it's a flowerpot :o

.............. it's become part of the field in which it stands/rots :(
Shame about the hearse, I'm sure there are people out there that would like that sort of thing

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:44 pm

It's sad to see it stripped
Well its going to be put back together! :lol:

And I am on the lookout for another chassis
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby rayofleamington » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:19 pm

It got Ray to the National at Sparkford
and Lands End to Orkney a couple of times (the LEO) - albeit missing the start on the second trip as I didn't manage to weld up the cab and chassis in 6 days.. it took 7 days on top of the day job and when leaving day arrived my insurance paperwork hadn't arrived :roll:
If I hadn't been welding until the last minute, I would have had time to collect the imaginary paperwork that [##] hadn't managed to post in the 2 weeks I'd had the policy, but all's well that ends well.

After the 2nd LEO she has also 'weathered' a year in Orkney - doing what pick ups should do (carrying a dog on the passenger seat and scavenged firewood in the back) before returning to the midlands on the way to new (current) owners :D

It didn't make it to many other rallies - having only 2 seats wasn't ideal for the 3 of us. Hopefully the buzby van will fare better, but now I want the nicely sorted 4 seater van from Serbia instead! :roll:


History lesson over now as the next phase is already underway in the hands of the new owners ;-)

ps - I hope you've still got my torch Matt ;-) are you coming to the web rally?
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June 07 - back from Zwickau Trabi Treffen
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby d_harris » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:38 pm

dont know if he is, but subject to pulling my finger out, I will be.


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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:19 pm

I don't know Ray... Last weekend was the first "relaxing" time since novemberish. I am up to my eyeballs at the moment

when is the web rally? If I dont make it I will post your torch!
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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby ASL642 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:54 am

http://www.thesharnbrookhotel.com All details are under events. Sat/Sunday 8th May 2011 See RogerRust's post in GD.

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Re: Pickup Project (Aka. Projekt Katy)

Postby Matt » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:47 pm

Not a chance then...
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