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The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:12:33 PM »
Finally got around to posting some photos of our current rebuild.

It was started a couple of years ago but in typical shed fashion there have been many distractions along the way. First the need to find a better body as the original was pretty far gone. A better body was found and the old one moved on to a bloke down Stanthorpe way. He wanted a project that he could dabble with at home so he was around for his very sick wife but not under her feet. He certainly took on a "project". Best of luck to him.

The new body was found and has had a fair bit of metal work done to it and is now in Colour (Squadron Blue) but still referred to as the "Yellow Moke" - no plans to change this as it is difficult to get old blokes to change their ways.

Now that it is out of the Paint Department the pressure is on The Refurb, Rebuild and Replace Department (ME) to get hopping.

Getting there but don't expect it to be a rush job, Still expecting lots of distractions.

Photo below of it's current status - more in my Gallery - The Yellow Moke.

https://www.mokeforum.com.au/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=670;u=821

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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 09:09:09 PM »
Sure looks impressive on the rotisserie John.
Did you organise the body repairs or was it the previous owners.
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 11:26:14 PM »
Best shade of Yellow I have seen
Looks Great
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:21:11 AM »
HP - All metal work done in house (In Shed actually) AJ is a former Panel Beater and did all the metal work. Swampy (also has done some Panel Beating in his time) is the Paint Department and does the majority of the prep work and the painting. I am responsible for procurement, refurbs, replacement and reinstallations, Also the tea lady and clean up team. Another mate (John Cooper by name) does upholstery work and owns a Morris Minor which was also painted in the Shed. Pretty handy little group - not much we cant turn our hand too.

All work is done at Swampy's shed in Sippy Downs. The Shed was a set of stables in a former life and has been gutted and then divided into 3 large sections - Paint - Storage - and Mechanicals. 2 Post Hoist and a plethora of tools.

Great place to hang out - provided you have a thick skin and are prepared to get a roasting every now and then. Often get other Mini mates and non Mini mates dropping in for a bit of assistance. Generally accepted fee is a cake for morning tea or a carton of beer for the bigger jobs. Morning Tea can sometimes be a long drawn out event.

John K

PS - Dale never going to have a "Yellow" Moke - Painter and I quote - "Don't do Yellow" - end quote.
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:50:06 PM »
Well I must say it’s a top looking yellow Moke so far  ;D
You are lucky to have assembled such a thick skinned crew  ;)  ;D
Sounds like a fun place to be restoring stuff that’s for sure, a mix of trades tends to lead to tirades of blame for shortcomings  ;), as we know that all other trades can drop the ball from time to time  ;) ;D  ;D
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 11:23:54 AM »
This brings back memories of "The Green Moke"  :o
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 05:19:48 PM »
PS - Dale never going to have a "Yellow" Moke - Painter and I quote - "Don't do Yellow" - end quote.

Best shade of Yellow I have seen
Looks Great
Dale

Harsh, guys  :'(

Don't know how you can say that about the best Moke colour around  :-\ ;) ;D

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PS. Squadron Blue is a very nice colour though, if for some reason you can't have yellow....


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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 05:41:04 PM »
This brings back memories of "The Green Moke"  :o

The green Moke was at MJB and on a local trip last month so good to see it getting some use again.

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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 07:51:47 PM »
A bit more progress adding some of the coloured bits and bolt ons.





Really happy with the colour combination Squadron Blue and Toga White.

Petrol Tank is in, wiring all in just waiting for bits to hook onto.

Getting close to Subframe time.
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 08:10:06 PM »
Coming together nicely Oz.

Colour combination looks really good.

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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2018, 07:42:44 AM »
Hi Oz its a good feeling when you start fitting nicely painted parts it feels your getting somewhere looks good , I like how you have left it on the rotisserie to get those sort of parts on
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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2018, 03:28:14 PM »
Rotisarrie is magic.

Makes it so much easier to get to fiddly bits without taking pieces out of thepaint work and thereby allowing the "The Painter" to perform operations that may change my gender if performed.

Nearly time to put it on the hoist for the Big Bits - subframes etc. Will leave the Windscreen and Seat Belt mount until then too as they only get in the way of those bits still needing to be put into the tub, seats etc.


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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2018, 07:24:38 PM »
Another good day at the shed today - first of the big ticket items went in. Rear subframe all mounted and good to go.

Hope to have the front in by COB tomorrow.

AJ also started the engine rebuild today.


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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2018, 09:34:59 PM »
Hi,

that looks pretty, but the handbrake needs adjustment. :) 

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Re: The Yellow Moke - Another rebuild.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 06:51:51 PM »
Another good day at "The Shed" - Front Subframe in and fully bolted up.

Engine build also progressed well.

Will slow down a bit again as I get the Mini ready for another distance run - heading west to Longreach, Winton and a few other ports of call - 3 weeks, 3000+ kms with 3 other Mini couples - will be a good break.



PS Terry - Handbrake certainly does need adjustment but still needs a few bits installed before this possible - working in on it. JK.