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« Reply #11850 on: December 20, 2020, 10:38:53 PM »

As we're both Posties, we're just looking forward to a couple of days of doing absolutely nothing Smiley
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« Reply #11851 on: January 27, 2021, 12:01:33 PM »

Life's been pretty busy lately & it hasn't been the weather to be standing in a cold lock-up garage, but today's my day off & I'm doing the ironing, trying to find the enthusiasm to go & do something.
Right on cue, I've just had an email renewing the Pop's insurance, so better get it finished.
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« Reply #11852 on: January 28, 2021, 05:35:40 PM »

Right, that's the bulkhead rubbed down God knows how many times, resprayed & clear lacquered half a dozen times & flatted back to take the runs out. Now buffed with cutting compound. I've blended the edges into the surrounding paintwork & it appears to be a pretty good match, but will probably be full of runs & swirl marks when I wheel it out into the sunshine again.
Still far from perfect, but it'll do. I may end up running without the bonnet for a while, but it is an engine bay & most of it won't be seen.
With the chaotic work situation at Royal Mail, working 10 or 12 hour shifts plus my days off, as well as beginning a new relationship & moving house, this has ended up taking months, but it's done.
Next job is to mask up the inner wheel arch areas & touch in the chassis ends, stonechip the inside of the body panels etc & generally tidy them up as they'll be visible when everything's refitted.
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« Reply #11853 on: January 29, 2021, 04:41:34 PM »

Looks good to me, but Iím a tad biased 👍😜
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« Reply #11854 on: January 29, 2021, 05:30:01 PM »

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« Reply #11855 on: March 15, 2021, 08:23:18 PM »

I like green, I do, honest, I do!
Still not finished then?
Congrats on the new relationship too boss.
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« Reply #11856 on: March 16, 2021, 09:19:19 AM »

Wow, i was only thinking of you last week as we were emptying your bins, how are you
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« Reply #11857 on: March 16, 2021, 03:25:33 PM »

Hello mate! Smiley
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« Reply #11858 on: March 16, 2021, 03:31:32 PM »

Current status:
no noticeable progress. Trying to repaint various parts before refitting them, but it's been too cold, even with 2 gas heaters. The weather's starting to improve now though, so hopefully things will start moving again.

We've also had 5 or 6 Postmen test positive for the virus, which meant all those who were in contact with them had to isolate for 10 days. 70 staff sitting at home while the rest of us tried to cover their deliveries. I've worked my days off & Sundays for 2 weeks. So just haven't had time for garaging lately.
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« Reply #11859 on: April 17, 2021, 09:08:56 PM »

Finally getting back to working on the Pop after months of it being too cold to do much. I need to spray the front section of chassis, around the engine, so I can start putting parts back on, but it's still too cold for that -it's a big lump of steel to try & warm up.
So I'm just respraying the headlights at the moment.
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« Reply #11860 on: April 17, 2021, 09:20:55 PM »

I ordered this online recently. No reason, just one of those daft, spur of the moment buys. I've got a pair in polished stainless steel. No, they weren't cheap & I might never fit them to anything.
Personally I find aftermarket badges on cars a bit naff -I see a lot of Pops at shows with chrome "hot rod" or "Street rod" badges on the grilles. Why? Less is cooler -but mine's actually covered in badgery.
Maybe I'll glue one to the dashboard. Or not.
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« Reply #11861 on: June 12, 2021, 12:39:28 PM »

As you may have read elsewhere here, my girlfriend suffered a heart attack 2 months ago. She's O.K, but obviously spending time with her is taking priority over time in the garage at the moment.
I took these lever arm shocks home to clean up recently, but after a few evenings with wet n dry paper, decided they were never going to polish up properly, so I've gloss blacked & lacquered them instead.
They're rear shocks from a Morris Minor, that mount on the front of the Pop.
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