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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #405 on: April 18, 2020, 10:04:45 PM »
Yep HP, check the new seals closely.

 I am very interested in your opinion of the nolathane bushes when you get to try them.

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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #406 on: April 18, 2020, 10:21:44 PM »
Sorry Dave, I meant Urathane, not Nolathane  ::) ::). Have fixed the post.
It will take some time to see how they go, oh god I look foreword to putting some K’s on the Moke 😁.
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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #407 on: April 19, 2020, 03:21:10 AM »
Hi HP,

I'd love to say urethane is the answer - but I'm very disappointed with the bushes I fitted to my Landcruiser.





Probably four years old, unregistered ute that has done less than 2000km, and completely disintegrated.

I have gone the other way and swapped them out for rubber. Much better ride and feel, but like most things these days I doubt they will last any longer. ::)

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« Reply #408 on: April 19, 2020, 09:27:03 AM »
There is urethane and there is urethane.
I make after market pin and bush kits for OKAs that use urethane bushes. In 9 years I have never had one back or seen one that was worn out. I recently changed my own after 70,000km without lubrication and I should have left them alone.
The pins are 20mm diameter and I run about 3.5T on the rear axle.
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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #409 on: April 19, 2020, 09:52:39 AM »
These are the ones I've ordered. I got a few sets, Gulliver hasnt been touched since he was built back in 2011.

https://www.minisplus.com.au/classic-mini/product/lower-control-arm-bush-urethane-tapered


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« Reply #410 on: April 19, 2020, 10:49:49 AM »
The bushes I supply are one piece right through and have no head flanges. The head flanges are to accommodate side thrust and they failed on some early prototypes I made.
I now use steel washers or hardened shims for the side thrust.
If you have access to a lathe, a set of urethane bushes like that would be an easy DIY job. Urethane is available as bar and can be machined.  Some commercial ones I checked were 88 Shore A hardness. Mine are 93, but carry a higher load.

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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #411 on: April 19, 2020, 04:01:16 PM »
I have some purple ones in use that came from the UK. That are holding up well. Not sure of the make but I think they came from minispres.
Cheers Dave.
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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #412 on: April 22, 2020, 03:15:58 PM »
My urethanes failed like your rubber ones, I have gone back to rubber.

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« Reply #413 on: July 17, 2020, 09:12:09 PM »
We have movement  ;D



What a story HP, I have been reading this all day in between unloading a ship, don't tell the boss. 

I love your paint work, it looks so thick and durable.  I read you originally had a two pack before it unfortunately found its way into some farmers dam.   You didn't really detail what was involved in the second paint job or maybe I missed it? 

Anyway I have a gal moke with paint falling off it and some rust in the front foot well.  What would you recommend I do to the body after striping it totally of chassis parts and sending it off somewhere to get painted.    Do you sandblast to strip the gal off for a good paint job stick or is their some new product which makes paint stick to gal and look as good as yours?

Thanks Brad
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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #414 on: July 21, 2020, 08:27:34 AM »
Cheers Brad,
Yep, a long history with PRU.
The 2 pack paint was very durable, but it was no match for a bingle.
I took the shell to a business who could bead blast the paint off without damaging the Gal too much. A light coat of etch primer was sprayed on straight away and thats how I delivered it back to the panel shop.

The only panel I didnt have the paint bead blasted off was the bonnet. It came off my other Moke. Originally it was bead blasted and I painted it for Gullivers Build.
The bonnet had a few paint issues with some "Crow footing" so I had them re paint it.
While he was doing it, I had him put the Californian stickers on before the clear coat.
I Only got it back on the weekend.



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« Reply #415 on: July 21, 2020, 12:11:07 PM »
Looks excellent Tony. 8)
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Re: Mokes don't float! Halfpints story so far.
« Reply #416 on: July 21, 2020, 04:53:25 PM »
OH NO!!!! They put the stickers on in the wrong spot.....






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Looks awesome
Happy Mokin
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« Reply #417 on: July 21, 2020, 08:30:35 PM »
Thanks HP,

It looks so sweet, road trip I'm guessing this weekend.  Just be careful, PRU has nearly broken your heart twice. 

Brad

 

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