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the pictures say it all :)

plus the bonus of a really nice sunset

keep up the good work,



email winging it's way to you later, if I can stay awake ;)
Thank you buddy

And thank you for the email.



Sunday morning a few yard jobs etc.

No bootfair as I was awake from 3.15 to 5.00 and then snoozed to 07.00

Then onto a bit more tidying up on the welds, which had actually gone really well, with deep penetration.

Hammerite



Mickey was around for an hour or so too.





Before lunchtime, an unusual treat for me, I rarely drink beer. But the heat and feeling good about the finished rollbar necessitated it.



Second coat later in the afternoon when Nick was here.



In the afternoon, Nick came, we chatted a while, opened another beer(s) and pressure tested the cooling system, a clamp tightened up more saw it all show as dry.

Nice testing kit.



Pressure.



One of the small eyesore jobs to do was clean and rattle can the radiator in a dusting of satin black.

So once more dismantling the front end, well, it became twice.



Blacker.



While at it, I also made and folded a blanking plate for the top of the radiator to drive all the air over it, and also close up the view into the engine bay.



In the mean time Nick and John were trying to figure out the wiring and lights……

Reported above, and looking for a left hand light unit.



With the lighting failure, Nick then added some Riv-Nuts to the back of the bumper to retain the lower lip of the front grille.






After final assembly, the black blanking plate and grille do look a lot tidier too.



So a weekend with a fair amount of stuff getting done.

Thanks for checking in.
 

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[quote author="[USER=42856]@Westbay[/USER]" source="/post/2736092/thread" timestamp="1655105341"][a href="[URL="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125337339091?hash=item1d2eb004d3:g:ScAAAOSwBDJikUp7"]Ford Capri MK2 Rear Light Casing | eBay[/URL]"]link[/a][/quote]


THANKS A MIL TONY.



BOUGHT.



DELIVERY BY FRIDAY, HOPEFULLY.




 

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Adding a bit of paint to the radiator and cowl really smartens up the front end and the cage really came together (quickly too!), great work, keep it up!

The nice weather must be added motivation to get it on the road too

Thanks for the updates as always
 

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Saw this on Bookface this morning, a builder I have followed a while.

The sort of thing I would love the Rezin Rockit to be.

He raffles 450 tickets at P2500.00 or 2500 Philippines Peso’s or £39.00

Last one was won by a guy in the UAE.

Shipping and collection etc would be your problem.


As mentioned by @redratbike in an earlier conversation today, it may not be an ideal daily.


But man, I would love to have one.



























Hope you enjoyed.


Feel free to add your Jeep fantasies.
 

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A few more beers and a good imagination Grizz, yours would look like that. :D
keep up the good work your doing fine and yours is looking good.(y)
Thanks buddy.




So the roll hoop is done.

Next stop…. Get the Harnesses attached.

Needs some slide buckles.

3mm steel plate should do just fine, NASCAR approved after all.



Chassis and seat mounts as well .

Copy



Cut



Finesse



@nickwheeler it, I mean paint.




Also in the post today.

These.

Should clear things up a bit.



Biggest concern was if the motor would fit in a way that would leave my knuckles intact.

Success it seems.



Another small step forward.
 

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Bit of a hectic day.

Fitted at 07.30 this morning with Mickey’s help lifting it in.

Had to use a small hydraulic bottle jack to push the front feet open about 15mm that the heat distortion had created.

Bolted down.

Pretty (very) happy with the overall look.

Closer to my visualisation than I deserve.

Most importantly was getting it to lean back to mimic the “B-post on the entrance/door.



Rear supports hardly impair load area. So some practicality retained.



Unobtrusive from the front.



This is a great point to have made it to in my opinion from where it started.




How much further before the final straight??


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That looks great Grizz, can’t be far off starting it up now and getting it MOTed. (y)
Morning mate

not sure about starting etc.

A few more jobs to go.





Harnesses are different makes and needed different approaches.

Some changes may still be affected.







Drivers side HOOKER Harness.



Passenger is SIMPSON ITEM.



Lots more to come I guess.

Awaiting rear light units.
 

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Whilst doing a bit of "new toy" shopping I found this one for sale

View attachment 300258


just on the off chance you might need a spare one ;)
one is enough.

But the colour works.


Also in the post/mail today a random sticker.

I like the sentiment.

And have suspicion who it is from.

Come on…… own up.



Certainly will be used on the ally firewall.
 

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So last night I went out in the truck to the 6 Bells pub in Cliffe for a car meeting.

A load of very different stuff, older, newer, traditional, not so traditional…..

Noisy Harleys ridden by crippled geriatrics trying to grasp that last handful of youthful pleasure. And making me look the other way while they rev up their overly loud, expensive steeds, tottering about trying to park them for all to admire.
These are absolutely beautiful machines, don’t get me wrong, and I have ridden since age 13.

Click link for photos.








Today was hot, unpleasantly hot, even the dog was not impressed.





Weekend has arrived.
 

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Quick after work job.

Buckle for the crotch strap.

And then bolted into the frame as well.





Tight, but adjustable fit

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Done.



Weekend has arrived.
 

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Ahhhh, MOT man says you need to see where you just came from.

Combined a set of old and new mirrors.



Needs tidying up.



Better



4 of these made as only one original.



Ready




Tight fit, call the octopus.



Arms on.



Done.



Looks so wiiiiide now.





Central rear view mirror also contemplated.

Chevy mirror from my stash.



But then found this one.

Sucker



Job done.



Spent the rest of the day with Sally.

Walked the dog.

Saw my next resto project. Right there in the Thames, Essex in the background.



And took her out for dinner.

Happy life.
 

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Had an interesting question about the mirrors on another forum…….

From someone with a scatty memory. Asking why fit these mirrors.


Original fitment.


I just added new mirrors as one glass was broken.



 

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Thanks to @peteh1969 for making up the badges.

Fitted them early on today.

Details.





Followed by……….

Passenger “Anti-Submarine” strap.

Unbolted and raised the seat base.

Remember this was the drivers seat before.

@nickwheeler had just arrived and suggested I make the brace stronger than what was fitted as standard.

So……..



Measured and cut a new 3mm steel brace.

Also made a new buckle to go with it.



Bolted in.



And fitted.



Fits too.

Fully adjustable.





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So while I carried on with the second seat harness mount, @nickwheeler took a look at the wipers that came last week.

Very quickly realising they would be needing some adjustment on every level.


1. Mounting plate and Rivnuts to the frame.

2. Shorter arms, a lot shorter (think headlight arms)

3. Shorter wipers. 8” or 200mm as those supplied are 300mm



So we carried on working side by side at more of these small necessary jobs.


First mounting plate made up.

Even the small screws needed replacing from the magic tub with slightly longer ones.






Tried out.

Looks good.



Yes, that works.



Bolted up, spacing works.



Both sides done.



Another couple of small jobs included getting the passenger footwell firewall kickplate carpeted. Looking plush in there now.

And finding where I had hidden these bonnet/hood catches……

Making up some backing plates and finding small nuts and screws to attach them to fenders and hood.



Attached.



And finally, stepping away

Wipers and arms too long, need something shorter.

Bonnet catches in place.



A short day unfortunately, as the rear light units were not delivered on Friday or Saturday as promised by Ebay.

Busy week ahead.

Have a good one all.
 

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Just some random thinking tonight.

Sometimes I should not be permitted to think.

Rollbar.



Add scaffolding pipe lagging

Wrap in nylon webbing.





Or wrap in vinyl.



Not sure at all yet.

Just Finking.

For now.
 
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