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« Reply #10905 on: January 02, 2019, 07:13:29 PM »

At least the chassis paint shouldn't still be tacky by now. Any sign of the doors yet ?
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« Reply #10906 on: January 02, 2019, 09:03:00 PM »

Nope. Lots of photos on FaceBook of the guy working on his own car. None of my doors.
I can see me using my week's holiday at the end of January going to Wales to rescue them.
Still need another coat of black plus lacquer on the chassis before I can bolt anything back on it. Can't see me making the deadline for wiring, let alone the Dutch show at the moment.
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« Reply #10907 on: January 03, 2019, 10:22:29 AM »

Sounds like your only option is to get the doors back.  Reminds me of when I had my Kwak serviced and they had it for 3 months and never did a proper job.
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« Reply #10908 on: January 06, 2019, 08:49:02 PM »

Too cold to paint my chassis at the moment -ironically, the heaters I have run on butane -which doesn't work below freezing point. I had no problem spraying the cab last Winter, but I think that was because it was over a larger area, sprayed from a longer distance, so the paint was able to flow out better across the surface. Now I'm trying to paint chassis rails upside down from 6" away. The paint's going on heavier & collecting on the edges.
Seriously starting to think I should forget the Dutch show in April & just plod on until it's done.
I'm kinda booked in for a re-wire at a local hotrod/classic Yank garage in a couple of weeks time. They also do fabrication work. Maybe I should pick up my doors & use that booked slot to have them sorted there instead.
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« Reply #10909 on: January 06, 2019, 08:49:56 PM »

That age old question-
how much pain can I endure to stretch all the various brake springs to fit on my truck?
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just barely enough, although I think I cried a little bit on the last one.
I was very brave Smiley
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« Reply #10910 on: January 07, 2019, 06:35:10 AM »

I'm guessing you fitted the shoes in place first then pulled like crazy to fit the springs Grin
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« Reply #10911 on: January 07, 2019, 09:52:39 AM »

A bit of both Smiley
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« Reply #10912 on: January 07, 2019, 11:24:31 AM »

Our brave little soldier.
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« Reply #10913 on: January 07, 2019, 04:55:46 PM »

Smiley -& although I only needed 2 new E clips, I bought a dozen cos I knew I'd lose a couple as they ricocheted off the garage wall.
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Ha! One step ahead of you garage gremlins -I have more!
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Bugger.
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« Reply #10914 on: January 07, 2019, 07:25:44 PM »

Smiley -& although I only needed 2 new E clips, I bought a dozen cos I knew I'd lose a couple as they ricocheted off the garage wall.
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Ha! One step ahead of you garage gremlins -I have more!
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oh yes, we have all been there. Valve colletts were my favourite to never see again.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #10915 on: January 07, 2019, 07:39:22 PM »

Been there, hit that with a mallet Smiley
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« Reply #10916 on: January 13, 2019, 06:47:14 PM »

Another whole day spent locked in the garage, heaters on, warming the place up enough to spray another coat of black on the chassis.
Please, please let this be the final one.
Nope, as I emerged this evening & checked it in a different light I can see bloody great runs & dry patches in it yet again.
I hate this bloody thing.
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« Reply #10917 on: January 13, 2019, 06:51:36 PM »

It's warm enough, (after a couple of hours I was working in a T shirt), but spraying the underside of chassis rails when you've got limited access from very close up is a nightmare. Now it'll take days before it's dry enough to rub the runs out & try again.
Keeping the temperature up for as long as I could after painting, I started flatting back the rear axle, until my rechargable lights ran out of juice.
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« Reply #10918 on: January 14, 2019, 08:51:29 AM »

Like I said mate wrong time of year,one good warm dry week in spring and it would be done and dusted..your wasting time effort and resources etc.. Undecided
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« Reply #10919 on: January 14, 2019, 08:09:49 PM »

Thanks for that Smiley
Checked on it this afternoon. Seems to have dried O.K, but several big runs in the rear section. I couldn't crawl undernearth cos I was still in my Postie uniform, but who knows, maybe the underside's perfect & I just need to re-do the easy to reach rear bit.
We'll, it doesn't hurt to be optimistic occasionally Smiley
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