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So after getting the carport job done I thought a simple job would be to get the contact adhesive out, mask the Rezin Rockit and wrap the centre bar in webbing, as the second 15 meters had been delivered today.

So I dismantled the two safety harnesses and started wrapping the centre bar.

10 meters of webbing as ordered off eBay.

Until………



Seriously?

6 meters and then another 4 meter length.

I was bloody livid, messaged the seller to ask him to resend a single 10 meter length as ordered.



I am not even sure under what to file this sort of behaviour.


Some time through the day I saw this French registered and built Jeep.

I like the look.





No roll bar though.

Is it dangerous?


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So after getting the carport job done I thought a simple job would be to get the contact adhesive out, mask the Rezin Rockit and wrap the centre bar in webbing, as the second 15 meters had been delivered today.

So I dismantled the two safety harnesses and started wrapping the centre bar.

10 meters of webbing as ordered off eBay.

Until………



Seriously?

6 meters and then another 4 meter length.

I was bloody livid, messaged the seller to ask him to resend a single 10 meter length as ordered.



I am not even sure under what to file this sort of behaviour.


Some time through the day I saw this French registered and built Jeep.

I like the look.





No roll bar though.

Is it dangerous?


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hell yeh but I like it, a little too much if I'm honest ;)


nice work on the frontage
 

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hell yeh but I like it, a little too much if I'm honest ;)


nice work on the frontage
Thank you

Sunday afternoon and @nickwheeler laying down on the job.



But the rear lights and splash guards were fitted, changed the screw in bracket to two pairs of Studs in order to make seating and tightening a lot easier.

Ultimately, the wiring ended up entering high and on the opposite side, so original access now surplus.

Should make a huge difference to splatter and keeping things clean out back.



Late afternoon photo when wrapping up for the first time (Nick likes to find more small jobs that need to be done)

Lenses back on for the first time in a while.



One of the jobs that kinda stalled was to get some automotive carpet in behind the pedals and onto the firewall, to cover the high density foam I previously added.

I was not going to buy a roll of carpet just to use a 500x500 piece.

So I rummaged in the bits of carpet from the original floor and found it……..

The original piece.


Bucket of fairy liquid, washed followed by three rinses and set out to dry, it was a hot day.

Edited and cut to fit as footwell dimensions have changed slightly.

Brutal contact adhesive and fitted.



Next small job I needed to do, which had waited for the carpeting to get completed was a left side footrest.

I had desperately wanted to use the one GRIZZ footrest that Andy in Oklahoma had cast for me.

Only problem it turns out, was it was a right foot, so only good for an accelerator pedal.

So I went to plan B which has laid in the wings for years.

Can you tell what it is yet? ( I used to have a coffin shaped one too, gave it to,someone)





Some planning, finding a long enough bolt to go through the floors etc.

Remove the carpet before drilling, as you know what happens if you don’t.



Job done.

Nick holding the i side down while I tightened up the Nyloc underneath as my arms would never reach.

Really happy with the result.



While I played with these cosmetic finishes, Nick continued to make up magical wiring harnesses, extending non extended, 10mm cut off wires etc to give us a pair of these……

Working.



In the mean time again while he was measuring up the handbrake for missing parts that need custom making, I did some woodwork, after finding some solid Oak.

Supports for the front indicators and marker lights to rest on when fitted.

The new lights are slimmer by 20mm than the originals, so some filling in will need to be done.

Part one.





Remember the small jobs Nick keeps finding after closing time?

Back to the pedal box and clutch pedal.

A 3mm change is needed to make things work more smoothly.

No way we are adjusting the firewall etc.

So out came this guy.

Watch this space.



Weekend over.


Thanks for checking in.
 

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more little jobs ticked off :) well done team Grizz ;)

just out of interest how far off are we from "fire up" ? then test run ?
As they say in the movie. Fuck knows.





Forgot to mention…..

@nickwheeler also got this done yesterday.


After all, it is an MOT requisite item.
 

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4 hours on Teams, in training.

Enough to make me reach for the blunt razorblades.

So after work around 5.15 I headed down, bucket of water and a lot of ambition.

Dulllllllll as dull can be,



So G3 compound on a Scotch pad, followed by some electric polisher action, and more hand buffing.



Got me here.



Followed by T-Cut, Mer and Zymol polishes.

Not doing any more, but it is an improvement on what I started with.



Not sure why I made all the effort, but at least I feel better after a day watching the screen.
 

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Made a small handle last night from some climbing rope I had stashed away.

Started with a hangmans noose to create the handle and locking it in place.

John the lodger was down here too.

Celebrating their team “My Left Foot” coming 4th out of 70 teams at the Red Bull Soapbox race on Sunday.

Certainly does not fit the bill for “disabled”

He is always game for doing stuff, the riskier the better.















Mocked up.

I am sure a passenger, if I have any, will appreciate it.



Walking back from the house after fetching us a drink, I noticed again how much I like this profile, and though the camera loses some of it, just how low this thing came out.



Washed the webbing and hung it out to dry as the Ebay seller is certainly a d!ck who wont replace the incorrect order he sent.
 

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BAI-JEEZUS Handle.







Next job, rear cross bar.

Padded.



Then wrapped.

I used contact adhesive spray on both lengths of foam to help the webbing grip and not shift.

Once I made it to the last 300mm I added a narrow webbing loop into the wrap to aid pulling the end through and locking it in place once cut back.

John the lodger suggested it as the most secure way to actually ensure it did not come unstuck.



Use the narrow webbing to pull the wide stuff through under the wrap.

I adde a small length of masking tape over the contact glue to ensure the pull through was easier and did not get stuck halfway.



And pulled through.



Cut off, and wrap pulled back, allowing me to tuck it in and pull the wrap over the end with long nosed pliers.



Harnesses refitted over the padding and seems to fit well.



Job done.



Really pleased with that result.

Friday.
 

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Remember last year, dismantling the Horse stables with Craig, his son Kyle and Fil?

Well, the new concrete floor and a 4 brick foundation wall are all up now.

Two extra brick courses will give some more headroom than the stables did already.

Last night, this was the state of play for Craig and Kyle on their own.

The next big job once the rest of the walls are up, will be to get those super sized roof panels up and screwed together.

Certainly a job for four or more guys.








Bootfair today:

Slim pickings.

VW Golf stepdown pipe unused £2.00
“Axe” £1.00
Single hinge £1.00
3/4 box screws 50p
10 flap wheels for £8.00 normal price £1.00 each.
 

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Always said I was not going to do this job.

Getting it done by a refurbishment specialist would be £300.00 or more.

But 5 plus hours of therapy, cleaning, prepping, masking repeatedly, followed by two cans of a louder Gold than was on there, and two large cans of Satin Black to cover the rear inside bands and front hub faces, re-inflating, detailing the axle hubs and drums in black made me very happy, despite the very hot day out there.

Rears cleaned, prepped and painted.



Front side masked.



Painted



Before and after.



Painting



Both Golds done.



Black centres prepped, masked



And a pic of them before and after paint.







So different from where I started.


Side



Rear



Front



Low-ish.




Closed shop, showered by 3.30 as too hot really to have fun.

Cold Beer time I think.
 

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Bit of a story on this one.

Bonnie the rescue dog loves water.

On Sunday it was really hot and Sally put out a washing up bowl filled with water for her. Twice.
Played it dry both times.


So I said a Little Tikes kids sandpit/splash pool would be ideal.

Tonight after work I stopped in the village to get bread and then headed home.

Saw a skip. Full. And on top was the lid.

U-Turn and knock on the door, ask if I can have it, body was there too.

Loaded.



Unpack

Mucky



Price Check

Thank You



Pressure Cleaner

Plus Rag and Amonia cleaner.

Result



Off to Sally

Greeted with a WTF ? (Where That Found)

Water + Dog added.



Toys brought into pool by Bonnie.



I think you can call that a result.

Half an hour and she has not got out of it. Still playing.
 

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Those wheels look great Grizz, and I love that Bonnie. (y)
Thank you Mike

Bonnie is a bone headed terrier.

Wheels make me grin.






Taken the day off tomorrow to spend some time on myself.

Yesterday a major clusterfuck of a redundancy was announced, it will be swift and brutal it seems, wrapped up by end July, and nobody knows yet.

It will be a surprise it seems.

Nobody knows.

So I raised the car once again on axle stands.

And strung an old bedsheet in place as a dummy sun screen roof.





Spoke to a sailmaker today who is also prepared to look at the S10 bed cover.

Maybe get two birds with one stone.

Tomorrow, depending on how it unfolds, I want to go through all fasteners and ensure they are tight and right.
 

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Filed under Random rambling.

The extreme heat is driving the farmers to harvest fast.

And the new guy, despite being it seems quite unfriendly, is driving his whole business with an extreme financial eye.

Long days and working to late, after dark that is around 10.00pm

He has also changed his tractors from John Deere to Fendt this year.,





Took Bonnie for a walk in the cut fields.

She absolutely loved it.

Must have been so much overload for her olfactory senses.



Back home, George, the cat I don’t have, has now trained me to feed him,wet,food,twice a,day.

It is cheaper than chicken or ham.

He is a pleasant chap to have around.





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Dry summer.

Hot days, relative to monsoon weather, has made the yield of wild fruit less than usual as @kevins and I both realised.

So this year my fruit collection was in three different places.

Near the vets was good for about 1.5kg and one of Sally, Bonnie and my walks has a few trees, of which only three had any accessible, usable fruit, it gave about 2.5kg as well, so I had 4kg by Saturday afternoon, stashed in the fridge.

Perfect dog walking paths.

Finding the fruiting trees becomes a game too.





Sunday I went looking about 7 miles from home on the isle of grain down the road my electrician lodger goes to,work, I recalled there was fruit when he came here last year……



Booooom as @pauly says.

Jackpot.



Of course I had to share with this girl, I thought she was a boy……..



Friendly.


About 6 varieties of plums all told in my collection that made up 12kg raw with stones.



Back home I cleaned them all, and weighed up the lot.

8kg from the trees in the lane, of course minus what the horses had.

So a total of 12kg in fruit.

I went to the village and bought 10kg of sugar as I use less than the traditional 1 to 1 mix of fruit, sugar and a cup of water per kilogram.

Split the lot into 2 and 4 kilo and cooked them in two pots, with the stones in.





MISTAKE.

But I got the stones out when halfway through.

Will do the second 6kg tonight after work.

And will remove all the stones before cooking, another spectacularly shiite job, but has to be done.

By 8.00pm I had bottled and cleaned up the kitchen.

RESULT.






Part two tonight then.
 

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I think there is a lot more progress here, even if not visible.

Problem now for Craig is that there is only he and his wife to try get the roof panels up.



Maybe I should try figure a way to go up next weekend, amd step away from the Rezin Rockit again.

Will give it a think.
 

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On the MX5 loom, just found these two items.

Anyone know what these two items actually do?

Wired into the loom on the drivers side.



And no, they are not labelled.

Thank you.
 
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