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Old 03-02-2009, 06:37 AM   #21
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Just to let everyone know that after a month of trying to get hold of the guy I now have the bugs transport booked for arriving next wednesday.
I'm so excited i could almost pee myself only kidding!!!! but very excited all the same. YAY!!!!!
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Default IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!

Hello All,
I finally received by xmas pressie on Saturday, so here are some pictures of her arriving and being placed in the garage.





Down she comes...



and the sexy wife!!!



So there she is everyone. already taken the front drums apart. They were rusted on solid plus someone had put the wrong inner bearing in one so that was a job hitting the hell out of it to get it off. Very happy with here and seems very solid too.
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YAY, looks much better already just by being in your garage

Keep the pics coming!!
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keep it rat or full resto

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YAY, looks much better already just by being in your garage

Keep the pics coming!!
Yup, so glad she's in my garage now. taking the second engine apart at present as wouldn't turn. the other turns nicely and appears to have no end play so get the second turning and sell it on for gearbox money. Shall keep the photos coming as and when I have the funds for things but do you think people will want to see boring brake rebuilds and engine strip downs? don't want peps falling asleep you know

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rat whilst i get her rolling again and then a nice paint job in blue me thinks
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Just a mini update folks. Been up in Townsville this week so lack of time but did pull the second engine apart to see what the go is, as it weren't turning.
Found the number 1 cylinder nicely corroded from water ingress but otherwise in good order, so it's up for sale over here as a rebuild. Only needs new B&P's and flogging it for $75, about 30 quid. Bloody bargain!!
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Default Strip down started

So I decided to strip the interior and clean the boot out last nite whilst the wife was at work. I forgot to take pictures of the before but lets just say that there was a couple of vacuum bags full of dried mouse poo in there.
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only a little rust arounf the tank edge and surface rust in the wheel well. Sweet.

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This was gross to begine with. Redback egg sacks everywhere plus mouse poo but now just needs a wire wheeling back to metal and some rustkill paint on top.
I am amazed at how solid this 50 year old bug is. Bloody marvellous
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That look super solid mate, I wish we had some that solid over here!
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That look super solid mate, I wish we had some that solid over here!
Cheers mate. one of the plus sides of moving to Oz is more solid bugs but downside is parts are more expensive

Your up late?
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Default Quick update

Had a go at stripping the drivers side floor pan at the weekend and went well but did find a few holes To be expected I s'pose but they not too bad. fab a few plates and pop em in.
some mild swiss cheese

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a reasonably clean pan


so a few plates and then a good sanding and it's ready for POR15.

Also took my good engines tinware off to find another Redback. Poor thing didn't like the bug spray

Have also sourced all I need to IRS the pan so just need to find the money to pay for it now.
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