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« Reply #11760 on: June 25, 2020, 08:02:40 PM »

Nice to see Mr Lunatic this afternoon. He & a mate brought the Pop doors from storage in his workshop. We planned to test fit them on the cab to decide exactly what needs doing to them, but it was nearly 90 degrees today & just too hot to think straight. We'll do it some time next week when it's hopefully cooled down a bit.
I've spent 2 days trying to sand the old paint off the chassis legs in the engine bay. They've had several brush coats of different brands of chassis paint, plus red oxide etc. After the steering wheel incident, (the base layer of paint softened in the heat & crazed the top coat), I really want to strip the rails to bare metal before respraying them. 180 grit wet & dry has barely touched the paint though. I think I'll have to buy some paint stripper tomorrow & very, very carefully stipple it onto the chassis.
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« Reply #11761 on: June 28, 2020, 09:12:33 PM »

Made a start on stripping the chassis paint around the engine this afternoon. When did Nitromors become green? It'll take a while, but seems to clean up O.K
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« Reply #11762 on: June 28, 2020, 09:13:32 PM »

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« Reply #11763 on: June 28, 2020, 09:20:04 PM »

The basic chassis rails were put together by Jimmy Hibberd at Valley Gas Speed Shop, but Loony & I modified them afterwards. We lifted the front cross member by 1 1/2" to drop the front of the Pop lower, but added extra bracing underneath as we weren't sure if we'd compromised it's strength. Massively over engineered, but better safe than sorry. It all gets hidden behind the grille & radiator anyway.
Yes, that's a lump of wood in place of the left engine mount -the Mount's already powder coated, so I need to paint that side of the chassis, refit the mount, then do the other side -oh, & find a mobile welder to weld the headlight brackets back on! (they needed moving).
Stripping the paint has revealed some surface rust on the drivers side, (the yellowy colour is high build primer I think). I'll scrub it back to bare metal & treat it all with rust killer before priming it, the same as I did on the rest of the chassis.
There's no way I'm going to remove the front spring as it was a pig to compress & fit last time, so I'll have to mask everything & paint it all in situ.
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« Reply #11764 on: June 28, 2020, 09:29:08 PM »

The annual Popstalgia show in Bosworth, Leicestershire, has just been confirmed for mid September this year. I've been half a dozen times but never made it in my own Pop yet.
Maybe -just maybe! Smiley
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« Reply #11765 on: June 29, 2020, 03:52:12 PM »

Maybe should be a yes!!!
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« Reply #11766 on: June 30, 2020, 07:51:05 AM »

Smiley I'm nipping over to Cardiff tomorrow morning to try & sort out the steering box at my mate Ifan's workshop.
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« Reply #11767 on: June 30, 2020, 10:25:02 PM »

This is gonna take a while.
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« Reply #11768 on: June 30, 2020, 10:26:07 PM »

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« Reply #11769 on: July 01, 2020, 02:05:00 PM »

I've been to Wales & back this morning. They're still in full lockdown, so I drove straight to Ifan's workshop in the middle of nowhere near Cardiff & watched from a distance while he fixed the steering box.
Mixing & matching worm drive parts from different boxes wasn't successful -it felt very graunchy when we turned it -so he ended up swapping all the old parts into the replacement casing.
Sorted & back in England in time for lunch.
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« Reply #11770 on: July 01, 2020, 02:08:57 PM »

It bolts to this bracket on the inside face of the chassis leg. You can't see it here, but there's a second box section bracket that hangs below the chassis too.
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« Reply #11771 on: July 01, 2020, 02:09:55 PM »

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« Reply #11772 on: July 01, 2020, 02:11:45 PM »

Hopefully Loony & I will get a chance to test fit the doors before I go back to work next week.
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« Reply #11773 on: July 04, 2020, 07:43:26 PM »

Another afternoon Nitromorsing & scraping.
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« Reply #11774 on: July 04, 2020, 07:45:26 PM »

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