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« Reply #9900 on: October 11, 2017, 12:22:44 AM »

The Black Fingernail - Carry on don't lose your head?

They're even blackerer now -rust killer, black paint & the print comes off the black Dynamat if you rub it too much. Not quite done before I ran out of daylight this afternoon, so I'll finish it in the morning. The soundproofing definitely works. If you tap on the bulkhead now it's changed from a metallic Clang to a dull Thud. I guess the bulkhead's the most important panel to do, but there was too much stuff in the way to do it before, so worth doing now. I should have enough material left to do the doors once they're welded.


Metallic Clang to dull Thud. Sounds just like me Head. Cheesy
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« Reply #9901 on: October 11, 2017, 11:55:41 AM »

Biff to Marty McFly:
Tap, tap, tap. Hello? Is there anybody in there? Smiley
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« Reply #9902 on: October 12, 2017, 09:53:18 PM »

Spending some time straightening up the door pillars with a skim of filler, so nothing much to see there.
Also dragged one of the doors out into the daylight to make a start on modifying it. They're pretty rough & need a fair bit of welding & de-rusting, but they're due to be sign written over Christmas/New Year, so I need to get them sorted.
I'm replacing the flexible "Furflex" window channel with rigid stainless channel, (with a rubber insert in it), which will be welded into the door, helping to strengthen the top frame. I plan to modify a pair of opening quarter lights from a '42 Mercury saloon, so the runners don't go all the way to the front of the door.
I got 2 lengths of channel welded together to form a right angle by a local welding shop a while ago, so spent some time measuring up today, before pie-cutting the back edge to follow the curve of the door top. I'll take them back to the welder in the morning.
All sorts of stuff to do to the doors. I've already moved the interior handles cos they were right where my knee rests against the door, but might have to move the window winders too. Also need to replace the bottom panel, which Loon & I welded in & alter the diagonal brace. Easy Smiley
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« Reply #9903 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:01 PM »

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« Reply #9904 on: October 13, 2017, 10:03:01 AM »

A work colleague posted photos of his son on FaceBook this morning cos it's his birthday. First one is him sat in the Pop at the Basingstoke Transport festival. The lad's 8 now.
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« Reply #9905 on: October 13, 2017, 10:19:19 AM »

great pic andy, you need to repeat it once back on road!!!
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« Reply #9906 on: October 13, 2017, 10:42:38 AM »

He'll be about 23 by then.
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« Reply #9907 on: October 13, 2017, 12:00:22 PM »

At least he will be able to drive you around as you dribble and ramble on about 'when you were his age' and 'you youngsters you don't know you're born'. LOL Grin
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« Reply #9908 on: October 13, 2017, 01:07:06 PM »

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« Reply #9909 on: October 13, 2017, 02:26:00 PM »

Window frames dropped off at the welding shop. The guy always greets my appearance with an air of exasperation -Oh Gawd, what's he brought me this time?! -but I think he secretly likes having something different to work on.
Maybe.
Had lunch in a local cafe, then stopped off at Watership Down to walk it off again.
Right. Back to the garage.
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« Reply #9910 on: October 13, 2017, 02:26:50 PM »

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« Reply #9911 on: October 13, 2017, 04:46:40 PM »

At least he will be able to drive you around as you dribble and ramble on about 'when you were his age' and 'you youngsters you don't know you're born'. LOL Grin

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« Reply #9912 on: October 15, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »

I was at an evening traction engine meet in Bracknell last night & there were a few auto jumble stalls there. I picked these up. Stainless fittings. Apparently they were left over from a batch made up to support the Christmas decorations in Regent Street, London last year.
By chance, I was looking at the adjustment linkage for the Pop's handbrake a few days ago & thinking the corroded fittings could do with being replaced.
These might be the very thing. Even if not, they seemed a bargain for a fiver for the lot Smiley
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« Reply #9913 on: October 15, 2017, 09:57:10 PM »

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« Reply #9914 on: October 15, 2017, 09:59:53 PM »

Still filling & sanding the door pillars at the moment. Not a huge amount of filler, but just straightening out the wobbles where old & new bodywork meet. Most of it will actually be hidden behind upholstered panels, but it'll annoy me if I don't sort it out.
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