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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2014, 06:27:48 PM »
Another Moke purchased today, 1977 model that has stood idle for many a year and had a pile of rust (on the ground) where front and rear floors once were.
Only reason for purchase was the front panel, it is much better than on the new project car.


After a few minutes with the 9" grind the new moke is faceless.


Now Greg is thinking about how we can have a lift off front, however this 1 idea that I am not going to agree with.
There is a second use for the new Moke, my grand daughter under the guidance of her father is going to strip the engine and if nothing major re-build. It is a 1275 (not original engine)

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2014, 12:48:23 AM »
Nice gokart now. :)
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 08:15:37 AM »
Greg has been busy, all rust has been removed and we now have a floor with only the holes that are meant to be there.

Thanks Greg.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2014, 02:02:59 PM »

I can hardly see where you've repaired it 8)
Certainly one major job out of the way. Well done.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2014, 03:09:08 PM »
Thats looking really good

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 08:17:43 AM »
MMD,

Looks as good as new - and is probably better. :D. You and Greg seem to be powering through the project at great speed!

What are you going to use to seal it underneath? I'm planning to use POR 15 on Percy. I've used it elsewhere and it is tougher than a mother in law. After that it will be U-Pol Gravitex Plus for stone chip protection and (a little) sound deadening.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2014, 07:59:16 AM »
Yesterdays efforts, the standard guard extensions were removed prior to blasting and 75mm wide ones have been made to cover the mag wheels I normally run.

Amazing the angles involved in this small space.
The rear extended section of the guard was also removed and wider ones made and fitted.
Also picked up the replacement front panel and the rear subframe from being blasted.
Lots Greg can play with whilst I travel interstate this coming week.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2014, 05:37:00 PM »
Been awhile however small steps firstly appear to be heading backwards

most of front panel removed and to be replaced with one of previous photo.
Confident Greg will get it straight enough however a Leo panel has been priced if we need to go down that path.
A forward direction taking place with regards to tray

Middle section will be hinged and lockable for storage of spare wheel and other items.
Tray and rollbar being built as one unit that can be removed as and when required.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2014, 07:38:21 PM »
Good effort on those guard extensions. I want to the same but only 50 odd mm - you must have really wide wheels!
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2014, 08:14:04 PM »
Another day of option thinking, after checking out Terry's moke last week whilst in Melbourne we are now it point in time where we need to visit our trimmer so that he can advise on what pipe work he needs between roll bar and windscreen. Roll bar will be inside cabin unlike Terry's. Also need to determine the best method for fixing to windscreen and the tray.

Next photo indicates possible height of tray side

And then we went a bit silly and wondered if Greg's recently purchased V8 for his wife's Torana project would work, answer Yes.


Having way too much fun, loving every moment of this project.
 

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2014, 02:56:58 AM »
 G'day Rod and Greg,
             You are doing a great job! I wish I had a son
who could do that sort of work for me while I was else
where. Is there a time frame you are working towards.
Tamworth or Tassie?

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2014, 04:28:27 PM »
Good to have you back Biggles.  Yes they are doing a great job.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2014, 08:40:38 AM »
Good to have you back Biggles.  Yes they are doing a great job.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2014, 09:29:17 AM »
Time for a new look for The Rat I reckon. A soft top would be just the thing for summer.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2014, 08:12:18 PM »
Doillies for the dash  ::)
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