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« Reply #11145 on: September 11, 2019, 09:25:57 PM »

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« Reply #11146 on: September 13, 2019, 06:54:00 AM »

Probably a lot easier to make from new, using marine fittings. Look at rigging screws etc. from a company such as-   https://www.gsproducts.co.uk/
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« Reply #11147 on: September 13, 2019, 01:55:12 PM »

if you've got a length i can check cables here if any are similar

are you running a centre cable to 2 or just 2 full length ones?
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« Reply #11148 on: September 13, 2019, 03:03:57 PM »

Thanks Dave.
I've got a brand new Sherpa cable, (it's a Sherpa axle). Single cable running between the 2 drums, pulled by a pulley on the handbrake lever. This is just a means of adjusting it.
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« Reply #11149 on: September 13, 2019, 08:20:09 PM »

Nuthin' much to report. The evenings are already starting to draw in & by 8.0.clock I was painting rust killer on the ends of the axle by the light of my Led worklamp. At least it's still warm enough to work in a T shirt.
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« Reply #11150 on: September 15, 2019, 07:43:07 PM »

Next section of vinyl cut & glued, (the recess around the steering column mount). I need something to fill a few gaps between the joints. Some sort of matt black mastic or thick polish maybe, to hide the seams.
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« Reply #11151 on: September 15, 2019, 07:51:09 PM »

Wasted an hour or two this morning trying to sand down several layers of paint & rust on the back axle, before giving up & attacking it with an old screwdriver. Looks like a previous owner has used some sort of chemical metal around the diff housing seal. I have a vague memory of it leaking last time it was on the road -it looks like the oil has got under the sealant & lifted it. I know it's a bodge, but there's no way I'm going to remove the diff casing & disturb the gears to replace the gasket, so I'll clean it back to bare metal & apply something else -good old fashioned Araldite?
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« Reply #11152 on: September 15, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »

Matt black silicone mastic should be OK for your trim gaps.
Old fashioned Araldite, preferably not the fast setting, should be fine, if you can remove all traces of oil first.
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« Reply #11153 on: September 15, 2019, 09:57:56 PM »

Thanks Dave.
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« Reply #11154 on: September 16, 2019, 09:30:54 PM »

Another section of vinyl cut & glued. I had to buy a copy of The Guardian just to get big enough sheets of newspaper to make the patterns! I'm waiting 24 hours between pieces before trimming them to size, even though the impact glue seems to set almost straight away.
Did a bit more rust removal on the rear axle outside the garage, until rain stopped play for the evening.
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