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Hello from croydon

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:16 pm
by Swijesiri
Hi all

I thought it was probably time to say an overdue "hello" to all on this site, espescaily as I've been on here for a while and had bought my 71 pick-up in November 2018 from a very nice gentleman from this site up in Scotland.

I had been saving and looking for a while and when Morry finaly came up it, it was worth the effort getting him back down to Croydon here in south london.

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Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:31 pm
by irmscher
Hi Swijesiri nice pickup :)

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:55 pm
by Greenie
Nice pickup, as you know we are also doing one up, enjoy the workhorse, anymore pictures...
Greenies wife Marilyn

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:18 pm
by Swijesiri
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Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:20 pm
by Swijesiri
Finaly got the head linner sorted.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:09 pm
by jagnut66
Hi,
Nice looking Pick-up you have there.
Funnily enough this makes it one in and one out then, as I drove Sally, my 1954 4 door splittie, home from East Croydon last year.
Best wishes,
Mike.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:35 am
by Swijesiri
jagnut66 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Hi,
Nice looking Pick-up you have there.
Funnily enough this makes it one in and one out then, as I drove Sally, my 1954 4 door splittie, home from East Croydon last year.
Best wishes,
Mike.

Thats a shame im sorry i mised her.
Sean

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:50 pm
by Swijesiri
Door cards are easy fix!

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:30 pm
by jagnut66
Nice new door cards there, might be worth weatherproofing the hardboard backing, before they get damp and warp.
There was an article on this subject on here a while back but I can't find it now, hopefully someone on here knows the one and can post up a link.
Best wishes,
Mike.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:41 pm
by jagnut66
Just seen this recommended for waterproofing the door cards backing boards, what do others think?

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... xBd&adurl=

Best wishes,
Mike.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
by les
I would go for diluted Unibond.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:52 pm
by ampwhu
I wouldn't bother with all that. make sure the car is watertight and the door cards will be dry.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:01 pm
by Swijesiri
Finaly sourced some fibre glass side pannels for the pick-up. I would love to say i fitted them myself but im affraid i broke more than i fixed with that particular job, so the boys at LMG Kent did us proud.

Still looking for a rear pannel, but we're making progress.
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Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:24 pm
by jagnut66
That's a good idea, you keep the rigidity of the solid structure that was attached to rear of the pickup but improve it's looks 100% by returning it to a standard look but with panels that won't rot out. You are right though, you will need a solid tail gate.
Also, if you want to be able to fit a weatherproof cover you will need to reinforce the fibreglass in places, though I suppose that's stating the obvious.
Looks good though.
Don't know if the (link) below is still available.....
Best wishes,
Mike.


https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-replaceme ... 1310919326

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:35 pm
by Swijesiri
Since being on lock down I have had to really pause on the restoration of the pickup, but we had some DIY bits left over and probably just enough to make a parcel shelf. So I gave it a go and the result is below. Even better total cost for the build was about £2 for some makeshift brackets.
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Also I took the chance to move the ecu from the dash to the glove box.
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Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 1:44 pm
by Flywheel
jagnut66 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Just seen this recommended for waterproofing the door cards backing boards, what do others think?

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... xBd&adurl=

Best wishes,
Mike.
Hi Mike, I know it's a few months since your posted link, but could I please ask if you would kindly repost it? The link is showing as unavailable.
As always thanks to everyone for sharing their tips and ideas. It's much appreciated, as I'm still a newbie too.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:46 pm
by jagnut66
Hi,
It has been a while and, to be honest, I can't remember what it was I spotted now.
However, I had a look and came across this product. A couple of coats may do the trick.
Has anyone else on here used this to waterproof backing boards?
Best wishes,
Mike.


https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead ... hBT&adurl=

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:46 pm
by Flywheel
Thanks Mike.
Regards Jonnie.

Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:01 am
by Swijesiri
Hi
So this weekend, I spent some time refurbishing the seats. I would really recommend these kits from ebay seller elanorwillis. The diaphragm is especially good for bottom of the seat as it eliminates the fuss of the straps. Not bad for afternoon's work. I should probably cut the grass now.


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Re: Hello from croydon

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:12 am
by Swijesiri
Link to kit if it works.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283514882965
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