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Martins Moke - Reliving the past
« on: February 19, 2009, 06:48:13 PM »
 :'(The Preface to the story.......
https://www.mokeforum.com.au/index.php/topic,3233.0.html


Well tonight it began, my son and I took the moke for its last drive, then I started stripping it for a tidy up, the rust needs to be dealt with, so the floor is the first priority.
I got this far before I realised I didnt have any rip stop bags for putting all the bits in to be labeled.
Off to the supermarket .......       
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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 07:20:55 PM »
 Go Martin. Let the fun and games begin. You should enjoy self.
To pull something apart and put it back together again gives a
feeling  of satisfaction, especially when a big difference is seen.
So take heaps of pics as they are a handy reference too. What
colour are you going to paint it?

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 07:40:26 PM »
gee marty those there seats look terrific. good luck with the job and  keep the pics coming. CHEERS.

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 08:45:13 PM »
Yep, looking forward to seeing the progress story and pics.

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 03:25:29 PM »
Love a good story with pic's, good luck and keep the pics coming.

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 06:40:44 PM »
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What colour are you going to paint it?

Hmm the colour question, well up until this afternoon I was going to paint it Yellow devil, the colour it was new, but the more bits I pulled off with yellow paint under them the more I didnt like it, and since I have seen Casper in brilliant white,and looking great, as opposed to mine in dirty off white and looking yuk. I am begining to think keeping it white isn't such a bad idea, especially as I dont plan on taking it back to bare metal (yet) ;)
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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 06:47:32 PM »
G'day Marty,
                 Those seats wouldn't go with yellow either
but would look great in a nice shiny white moke.

                Smokey

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 06:51:18 PM »
I had the idea of painting the floor black and the body yellow, then getting the seats re covered to have black on the sides and yellow in the middle, but after taking the seats out and seeing that the best part of them is the covers, I binned that idea, still might do the black floor and firewall, that way the dash and heater dont look so added on, and the tube mat on the floor will match.

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 07:16:22 PM »
Tonights effort
After I had sacked the apprentice for getting in the way.......                                                   
The seats and dash came out.
This is the only car I have worked on that you can remove the interior with two different sized spanners and a phillips screwdriver!
And now.......only pedals and steering to go before I can attack it with the paint stripper.           
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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 07:54:28 PM »
G'day Martin,
                  you mean like this?
   
           

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 07:55:44 PM »
Marty,

White is a good colour, yeah you may see the dirt but it shows the goodness in all...beware of going black, you may be tempted to the dark side :o may the force be with you ;D ;D

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 08:11:39 PM »
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G'day Martin,
                  you mean like this?
Something like that, but only the inside of the tub amd engine bay at the moment, need to keep some jobs for next winter.

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White is a good colour, yeah you may see the dirt but it shows the goodness in all...beware of going black, you may be tempted to the dark side  may the force be with you 

White with a black floor and firewall, keeps both sides happy! ;D
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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 08:15:53 PM »


I hesitated between white and black, mine was originally white.

I really think white mokes are outstanding, especially if you go the whole way !! totally white !!

Plus being in NZ it'll camouflage with the snow !!

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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 08:18:28 PM »
Seeing Darths last post - a name for the moke came to me
Stormtrooper!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Martins Moke - the tidy up begins
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 08:39:52 PM »


yeah, I like this one !! Casper was nearly called like that.



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