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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2016, 09:37:31 AM »
Thanks for the pic mellow yellow you don't realise how bad they are until you sit them beside the new ones!

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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 12:44:48 AM »
Both subframes all stripped and dropped them off to the sandblaster today  :D

I also noticed that there was a fair bit of silastic of some sort around the rubber doughnut at the rear and I'm not sure what it's there for or even if it's supposed to be




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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2016, 07:43:03 AM »
Beno, Did both sides have selastic?
Have a look at where the donut would sit in the rear subframe and see if there is any damage to the locating ring. The suspension may have over traveled at some stage and the donut dislodged. It may just simply be someones way to hold it in place when assembling  ::) Though I dont know why?
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2016, 11:04:20 AM »
Yeah, both sides had the same, it was hard to see any damage up in there because of all the caked on crap but will be able to have a better look when it comes back from the sandblaster.

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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2016, 11:13:19 AM »
Probably to stop them falling out when not under load they are fairly flat.. ???
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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2016, 08:49:06 PM »
That is possible Pete Power,  :o
In the meantime the Mokie is down to a bare shell. After lots of research for the best way to strip the paintwork I've decided on soda blast. I even spoke with a guy over here in WA that does the new diamond blast which is great for the softer bodied cars as it isn't as harsh as sandblast and therefore doesn't warp the panels but... He told me that since it's a galv body anything other than soda would strip the galv too and suggested I go for the soda blast.

She is booked in to be dropped off in two weeks  ;D




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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 09:01:35 PM »
Subframes have been blasted and primed.... Now it's painting time!

Valuable lesson learnt during this stage is to RING AROUND. The first quote I got was for $630 bucks to sandblast and prime, there were two others somewhere in the middle and then another lower. Ended up costing me $125 bucks to get them blasted and primed and the job done was really great so I'm not sure if it's different in other states but it appears you have to get your google on here in Perth.


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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2016, 10:22:41 PM »
Looking great  :D

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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 11:13:51 PM »
Yep, good work on best price.
Make sure you straighten up the rear section of the back subframe though ;) .
The bracing in the corners definitely make it a Moke subframe  :)
Looks good all cleaned up doesnt it !  :)
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2016, 09:58:07 PM »
Here we go, all straightened and painted up. I also dropped her off at the soda blaster yesterday... :o





And today she is already part way finished  ;D


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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2016, 08:43:35 PM »
Took these pics just prior to dropping it off at the soda blaster.... I'm trying to figure out what these two holes are for? They are on each side of the rear top panels and looks as thought it used to have some sort of bleach tubing in it, I've no doubt it's probably pretty simple but wouldn't have a clue. ???




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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2016, 09:25:12 PM »
Hi,

They are holes for the front bolt on the rear grab handles that would be fitted to Moke with a seating capacity of 4. If they were to be fitted two more holes would be drilled in the rear guard and fitted with a bolt and nut.

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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2016, 09:56:51 PM »
Ahhh, that makes sense cheers Terry.

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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 11:55:20 PM »
A big thanks to Tony at West Coast Soda blasting here in Perth for a great job  8)



And whilst she was away getting a bath I started cleaning up all the parts and when the POR-15 paint label says not to let it dry on your skin or else it takes a few days to wear off they weren't kidding. But a couple of cut up wire coat hangers two ladders and a cobweb broom makes for a good drying rack.


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Re: 1980 Cali rebuild.... Let the games begin
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2016, 11:16:25 AM »
From my experience if you are using POR-15, top coat it with a good paint, as it doesn't like UV

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