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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2020, 08:10:13 PM »
Wow Mission. Very pretty!

Once the subframes start going back together you can finally start to see your hard work paying off. It's very rewarding ;D

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« Reply #31 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.

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2020, 08:57:03 PM »
I have to give Dad that. Galvanising the Moke was a godsend. The thing will still be here a hundred years from now. It's not a perfect finish (which can't be said for yours - I do very much like that blue) but it is very durable.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2020, 07:53:06 AM »
Both Mokes are looking great and getting closer to completion.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2020, 09:12:46 AM »
Hi,

for both Mokes make sure you put the steering racks in before you try and mount the subframes. I can't see it in the pictures.

They look pretty.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2020, 10:17:06 AM »
Thanks, Terry. I can see how that could have been painful!

Still have to sort out some rubber grommets, brake lines, etc. before the subframe goes in. Getting closer every day.
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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2020, 07:31:46 PM »
I hear you Terry, have the steering rack reassembled and painted ready to go, and the wiring loom straight after that. But I think I had better rivet the Vin plate in straight away before I loose it again.
Any other advise please, I am all ears thanks.

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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2020, 05:18:04 PM »
The long weekend was spent finishing up the front subframe assembly and preparing the engine bay for the subframe to go in. The steering rack was cleaned up and regreased, and has been installed (thanks, Terry!)



Some brake lines to bend up and we will hopefully have the front subframe in and wheels on next weekend ;D

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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2020, 08:12:39 AM »
Now we're getting somewhere. Started the day yesterday with a Moke up on stands with no front subframe, ended it with a Moke on wheels ;D


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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2020, 06:11:56 PM »
Looking really good after putting in a few good hours of work ( Lots of hours preparing everything though  ;))
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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2020, 07:58:59 PM »
Sharks,   
You are getting ahead of me, I might have time this week to catch up a bit.  A question about hand brake cables, how much clearance do you have between the hand brake cable ( the bit with the return spring over it ) and the rear brake hydraulic lines where they come out of the brake slave cylinder and bend upwards ?  I only have 2/3 mm clearance, is this normal.


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« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2020, 07:54:13 AM »
Thanks HP. Lots of hours have gone into it, yes! Glad to be seeing something for our work :D

Misson, that's looking really good! I haven't actually got the handbrake cables in yet as we couldn't thread them through where they needed to be without the suspension being compressed a little. Now that it's on the ground and the cones are more squashed we will be able to put them in, so if your question hasn't been answered by that time, I'll let you know.

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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2020, 09:52:46 PM »
Sharks
I am closing the gap. No thanks to Australia Post, I am waiting for brake seals from Brisbane, posted 18 days ago !!


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Re: Dad's Gal Moke
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2020, 10:07:04 PM »
Looks amazing, Mission. A brilliant machine.

We are making slow progress on the wiring, and have bought even more parts. Decided to go LED, so all the lights, fuses, relays etc. need redoing. At this rate, you might yet overtake us!

Keep up the good work,
Sharks