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The Yellow One MKII
« on: October 19, 2015, 01:36:58 PM »
I would like to introduce you all to my new project,

THE YELLOW ONE MKII  (im so creative)

History of the car,

One owner family car passed from the original owner to his daughter who drove it around Parkes for a number of years, the owner then fell pregnant and drove it into the shed in 1990 and it hasn't moved since.

Its a 1980 Californian 1275 and is as original as any i have seen. As you see by the photos the rats have got to the hood and the seats and there is some damage to a few of the panels where it has hit something on the front left hand side and it looks like it has been taped up the bum at some stage.

On initial viewing It looked fantastic but as i looked closer there is a lot more body work needed but there is NO RUST that i can see, but i sure once i get it blasted, something will come up

Not sure on the plans yet but would like to have it on the road for the Moke Muster in Shepparton, which is pushing it but if everything lines up i might just make it!


















Exciting project, just need to decide what to do with it!

Ryan
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 12:57:20 PM by patosonit »
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 01:46:43 PM »
So A Couple of weeks ago i drove to Parkes to pick her up. All the brakes we seized and took a while to get it out the shed, fair to say any piece of rubber i touched fell apart in my hands, lucky the tyres didnt fall apart!

When i got it in the sun there are somethings i looked at and got excited about, but its fair to say there is more things that are needing more work than i thought, no big deal but was hoping that it may have been a little better.

Anyway this is how it has sat at my place while i decide what to do with her.

Ryan


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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 04:08:21 PM »
Good luck with the new project.  Good colour choice too.!! ;D
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 04:46:04 PM »
Love the fold back mirror, and colour.
Reminds me a little of when I got Mighty Moke.
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 07:42:46 PM »
Unmolested, a 1275 and the usual more wrong than you originally thought. You've done it before and you will do it again. Exciting times, what a beaut project.  Will be watching.
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 08:37:23 PM »
Great score Ryan,  good luck with Shepparton.
Again, great colour!
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 09:30:20 PM »

On initial viewing I looked fantastic
A bit vain there Ryan, Could of just said that from the drivers seat, the mirror worked well  ;D ;D ;D ;)

Nice find, gunna be tops when your finished with this one, Shep is a good target for a start 8)

Cheers
HP
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 01:07:54 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys it should be a bit of fun!

HAHA, nice pick up HP! If only i looked as good as the moke!

Not sure what to do, originally i wanted to build it back to original, but based on the fact that you cant get the seat and roof material anymore, im thinking i may  make it a sister car to my last build.

I really loved the colour of the last one and i got so many comments from people about how it was such a better yellow than devil yellow. So im thinking i may go down the track of keeping it as close to original as possible but with a brighter yellow and new colour seats.

Need to make some decisions soon if im going to make Shep.

Ryan
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 08:20:50 PM »
Looks great Ryan.
I wouldn't be surprised if you find NO rust mine is an 80 model and rust free. Parks is dry with low humidity, here's hoping.
Looking forward to watching the build.
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 07:11:05 PM »
Well I haven't been standing still, but it has taken me some time to work out what i want to do with this moke and get all the trades lined up.

After a lot of thought and discussion with the Moke Family i have decided to make this a sister car to the last moke i built. I got so many good comments about it and i enjoyed it so much it seems silly not to build a car the same with a few small differences. I plan to make this one a keeper for a long time so will be doing it right.

I hope to have the motor 'hotted up' but based on the current timeline i wont have it finished in time for Shep so it will have to stay as a std 1275 (although the motor seems to be seized :'( so that could change)

Anyway the strip down has started i will let the pics do the talking.









WOW!!! the tings you find. They told me the car was driven into a shed in 1990 and not touched... Hope they weren't driving around too long with the nut like this





And ready for the blasters. The best floors i have ever seen on a moke i have built!!!









Some parts are not as good as hoped but other bits are real good, so ill take the good with the bad. The plan is to have it ready for Shep but im up against it.

Ryan
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 09:25:39 PM »
Nice going with the strip down. Glad you've got a bit of a plan for the build and going by the last one, I think a good choice to follow the same theme.
Great to hear the floors are good, proves there are still a few around that have good bodies.
Good luck with the time line.

Cheers,

Al.
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 10:26:52 PM »
nice work so far and good progress....
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2015, 10:27:39 AM »
So last weeks progress.

Took to car to the soda blasters



And got it back. Really happy with the condition of it, as you can see the floors are in great condition.





Panel Beater has it and will need 6 weeks based on xmas and the like, so its time to start the mechanical strip down!

Ryan
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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2015, 04:01:01 PM »
That is in amazing condition - in six weeks time you'll have the equivalent of a new Moke shell.  Fantastic.

Cheers Adrian

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Re: The Yellow One MKII
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2015, 09:39:44 PM »
I'm following this with very keen interest! I am about to kick my rebuild off as well. Do you mind me asking how much it cost to get blasted? I have sent a couple of requests off for a budget price in Brisbane this week but haven't got anything back yet, I am guessing they were already closed for Christmas.