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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2014, 05:42:46 PM »
I recon some lace seat covers would go lovely....how bout it Faye?
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2014, 07:01:01 PM »
Or a nice little lace fringe around his new Shaker.... The possibilities are endless  :)

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2014, 07:52:15 PM »
Not sure what Biggles lace requirements may be however I know that none is planned for my current or future Mokes.
Moke2b with regards to your earlier query on guard extensions, our guards will only be about 30mm wider and will cover the rear wheels/tyres and almost the front.
If they look to wide then I will need wider wheels.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2014, 09:30:29 PM »
What size wheels are you planning to run Rod?

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2014, 09:55:34 PM »
Im keen on seeing your Moke Ute tray Rod.  You seem to have a nice plan and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Looks really good so far 8)
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2014, 06:05:05 PM »
Spent time today with our upholster guy for ideas on the cabin and ute tray coverings, nothing that can't be done but key goals are no leaks or flapping and being able to see the people in the cars next too you when in traffic or open highway.
In response to Newie  I am going to use the 7x13 Performance mags I have on current moke running 185/60 tyres.

Currently in two minds regarding running board between front and rear guards, with the wider guard extensions it should eliminate most of the damage I have now with no paint left on the leading edge of rear guards. Son Greg who is my metal man doesn't like the idea.

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Im keen on seeing your Moke Ute tray Rod.  You seem to have a nice plan and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Looks really good so far1/2pint, thanks for the feedback, not sure we have a plan but lots of ideas that so far are working. About to get the sides made up and as the tray is smaller than normal looking to have the sides only about 200mm high, should look good however not sure how practical it will be when doing Moke events and carting suitcases, esky and maybe tent. Maybe a different tarp for touring, one that can stretch upwards and no not stretching lace Biggles.
You will need to join us on the Tassie event to see it.


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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2014, 09:11:11 PM »
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Currently in two minds regarding running board between front and rear guards, with the wider guard extensions it should eliminate most of the damage I have now with no paint left on the leading edge of rear guards.

It doesn't matter how wide your front guard is or even the tyres, the grit from the road is coming up from the bottom of the tyres and will still hit the rear guard, and being wider it is a bigger target to hit. You could fit mud flaps under the front guard or even back from the front guard(which would look silly) to slow it down, but they would need to be almost scraping the ground. Go for a drive through a muddy puddle in Gramps and have a look at the spray pattern up the side of the Moke and show that to Mr Mini. :)

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2014, 09:12:42 AM »
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2014, 09:18:02 AM »
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Just get some 3m scotchgard paint protection film and fit it to the front facing edge of the rear guards. Its pretty well invisible when fitted.Tim You are spot on with your thought, Mr Mini has been suggesting this since the project started and he usually gets his way.
It is fitted to my STi as standard and works well.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2014, 04:57:43 PM »
Some more small steps of progress over the week-end whilst I was away doing nothing else, the access to the security compartment has been automated.
Firstly using hinges from a Mazda 121, Allows greater than 90 degree operation
https://vimeo.com/96468927

and then a solenoid latch from unknown so that I can release from button on dash.
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Now need to find some door poppers to get the lid to pop open on release.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2014, 05:40:06 PM »
Goodly mmd
Looks a bit flash there,  can't wait to see it in the flesh.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2014, 06:15:52 PM »
G'day Rod and son,
            very smart set up indeed. A lot of thought
has gone into that. I like it a lot!

   biggles
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2014, 07:06:17 PM »
Hi Biggles,
Ihave some very cleaver Men in my life.  They have had no help from me it is all their work.  Greg and rod have both spent a huge amount of time planning and it is all coming together very nicely.
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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2014, 08:55:41 AM »
Progress still going in the right direction. Greg after much consideration has constructed the pieces that will hopefully keep the roof tight and reduce flapping whilst still allowing the roof and back tray/roll bar to be removed.
This bracket will be screwed to roll bar


This one will allow pop riveting to windscreen frame


Drivers side, this photo taken when brace was tack welded to enable fittings to be made


And what it will finally look like.


Will take some photos to upholster guy later in week to see if he needs any mods.
Sail track will be fixed to front of windscreen frame.

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Re: Chicken Shed Recovery Project
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2014, 09:47:33 AM »
G'day Rod,
          That looks very good. It will make for a nice
shaped and sturdy roof. can't wait to see it covered.

        Biggles

 

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