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« Reply #9570 on: June 18, 2017, 04:21:09 PM »

I'm off on my holidays tomorrow so have been to collect my spending money. You sometimes read mentions of "dollar bill" windscreens in American car magazines, referring to their minimum 'screen height of 6" -roughly the length of a dollar note. So yeah, I checked mine. A dollar & some change Smiley
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« Reply #9571 on: June 18, 2017, 04:24:17 PM »

have a good time away and enjoy your self
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« Reply #9572 on: June 18, 2017, 04:32:39 PM »

Thank you. I fully intend to Smiley Hopefully the chassis paint will be fully cured by the time I get back!
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« Reply #9573 on: June 18, 2017, 04:34:35 PM »

 Grin..have a good time, and don't speak to any strange men....or, more importantly, women!! mind you, you have had plenty of practice at both running this site! Cheesy Cheesy ttfn, Morrag
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« Reply #9574 on: June 18, 2017, 06:24:08 PM »

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« Reply #9575 on: June 30, 2017, 11:36:46 PM »

So. Back from my hols & back to the Pop with a little more enthusiasm.
The chassis paint still doesn't really feel hard -it has a slightly rubbery feel to it -but I was able to work around it without marking it, so I guess it's O.K
The axle paint had a million tiny air bubbles in it, so I ended up sanding it yet again & painting it -yet again. Still not the mirror finish I'd like but it'll do.
I replaced the diff casing nuts with stainless dome nuts a while ago & it's leaked ever since. Doesn't appear to be around the edge of the casing, so today I tried sealing the studs with Doughty seals, (washers with rubber inserts in the middle).
The chassis is as good as it's going to get with a brush, so I've glued a strip of 3mm thick rubber to the top face to act as a bit of a buffer between chassis & pick-up bed. I've also blanked off the holes I drilled to rust-proof the inside of the chassis rails with push-in plastic bungs.
Carefully re-fitted the powder-coated battery box with the stainless exhaust tail pipes attached. I've modified the exhaust hanging brackets so that the weight of the pipes sits on the rubber bobbins as it should do.
Also bolted in the repainted cradle that holds the replacement rear fuel tank & sat the powder-coated tank in place, but can't find the bolts so will have to buy new on Monday.
I'd masked the back of the cab when I painted the chassis, but in the recent heat, the tape's baked itself on & I'm gonna have to scrape it off with a razor blade or sand it off. Fortunately the cab still needs another coat of green yet.
Not much progress, but at least parts are finally going back on!
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« Reply #9576 on: June 30, 2017, 11:55:08 PM »

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« Reply #9577 on: June 30, 2017, 11:56:00 PM »

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« Reply #9578 on: July 01, 2017, 12:00:04 AM »

I don't plan to ever tow a trailer, but added this shackle mount specifically so my brother can use the Pop to tow his drag car to the start line, (he's done so before but had to tie a rope around the fuel tank cradle). It rattles in the mounting eye though, so I've had to line it with self adhesive rubber
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« Reply #9579 on: July 01, 2017, 12:01:01 AM »

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« Reply #9580 on: July 01, 2017, 12:30:03 AM »

Try some White spirit on the tape, don't rub to hard,should get rid of it but not harm the paint. 
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« Reply #9581 on: July 01, 2017, 08:46:17 AM »

Hi Andy,
I've got the same shackles on my trailer and was annoyed by the rattles.
I wired the pin in place and cable tied a short length of inner tube over it. No rattles and it disguises it a bit too.
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« Reply #9582 on: July 01, 2017, 09:02:41 AM »

Well I'm thinking that the propshaft and cables and pipes need tidying up now ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9583 on: July 01, 2017, 10:28:25 AM »

I'll pick up some White Spirit from B & Q this morning. Smiley
Yeah, I was going to wire the pin in place, just so it can't vibrate undone & fall out, or get pinched by some light fingered kid. I could just leave it in the glove box till it's needed but actually quite like it on show. I'll have a word with Tom when I see him tomorrow -I think he's got a pair of wire locking pliers & stainless wire.
Probably the top 4 bar axle locating rods next, then the rear shocks, then maybe tackle the brakes -it's been stood for 3 or 4 years outside in all weathers & the handbrake cables are knackered, so I bought new, plus new shoes & slave cylinders. I'm going to replace part of the brake pipe layout to re-route it, then re-sleeve the wiring & re-route that more tidily too.
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« Reply #9584 on: July 01, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »

Looking good Andy, you@ll have to get a little monkey hanging off that shackle  Grin Grin
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