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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 03:09:43 PM »
Got the rear subframe free and the front painted yesterday. Wheels are about to be zinc plated.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2020, 04:43:04 PM »
Hi,

on the front sub frame what does the surface where the bump stops mount look like?

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 04:56:54 PM »
Hey,

See below photos. Why do you ask?




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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2020, 05:07:35 PM »
Hi,

the mounting surface changes shape when the donuts(suspension) gets a bit old the bump stops start getting hit on a regular basis. In your second photo you can the see the edge below the two holes is not straight. It is not particularly bad either but if you want to fix it there are few posts on here that explain a couple of techniques to get it flat again.

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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2020, 05:19:02 PM »
Ah okay. I wasn't aware of that.

Since Dad restored this moke it has only done approximately 30000kms (the speedo cable broke at 14000 though). Dad reckons that the old cones still had a bit of life in them, even though they're a little squashed. Bump stops are falling to pieces however. Both will be replaced, and I'll have a look for those other posts you mentioned and show them to the Old man to see what he thinks.

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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 08:11:12 PM »
Found some photos of three out of the four mokes that Dad did up 30 years ago. These are the three that he put on the road. Grandad and Wally the Pampered Pooch sitting in the yellow one, and the red one is the one he galvanised. The cream one in the background Dad cut all the rust out of, did up completely with an 1100 engine, and put hydrolastic suspension in it. It was apparently a dream to drive. He used to cruise over bumpy railway crossings at 60+km/h and not have to grab hold of the Jesus rail in order to stay in the car! As you can see Dad is just a pup in these photos. Never knew he and Grandad were so thin! I'm a bit worried about how I'll end up now.



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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2020, 03:13:06 PM »
Thanks for sharing, great project, great memories.
Enjoy

Happy Mokin
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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2020, 07:06:39 PM »
Front subframe slowly coming together, cones in etc.

Rear has just been painted. Waiting for swingarms to dry so we can start this jigsaw puzzle.


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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Quick update - Jigsaw puzzles slowly making progress.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2020, 05:49:47 PM »
Rear subframe complete! Will be going in shortly.



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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2020, 07:32:44 PM »
Hi,

that looks pretty.

The bottom left picture has the handbrake cable retaining pin upside down. :)

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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2020, 07:45:58 PM »
Hey Terry.

Never fear - the pin is just sitting there so we don't lose it.

Thanks for looking out for us though, we appreciate it. Do let us know if you spot anything else that might be incorrect in the future!

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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2020, 03:14:37 PM »
Finally got the rear subframe back in yesterday!


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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2020, 07:25:46 PM »
This weekend we got the engine down off the bench & inside the front subframe. Front suspension is all in, just need to get the driveshafts, hubs and brakes done. Then we've got to work out what we did with the radiator mounts!!


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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2020, 08:34:08 PM »
I hope you are right,its been a long slog. I know why your dad decided to Gal it. I used three bottles of Argon removing and replacing the rusted floors etc etc. I have sealed up the outer upper edges of the side boxes as I am sure with mokes that is where the water gets into the inner seams and causes most of our problems.