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On stripping the paint off of sparki moke - found that the rear panel is not Galvanised - it looks like it has been there since fitted in the factory - must of had some non galvanised panels left over at the time.

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Body looks pretty good Sparkly. A lot worse around.

My block looked similar to yours, only one cylinder was just too badly pitted to save the block without sleeving or something, which didn't seem worth it for a 998. However, the gearbox was unaffected by the water so yours may be the same.

I could be wrong, but the carbys are a dime a dozen, so probably easier to pick up a good 2nd hand one if yours involves much work to save.

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G'day Sparky,
                That brings back memories from when i was doing mine.
But there would be a lot of people out there that would wish thats
all the rust they had to deal with. Mine was the same. Finding a gal
moke is a bonus. They still rust but it sure slows the process down.

              have fun Smokey

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Body looks pretty good Sparkly. A lot worse around.

My block looked similar to yours, only one cylinder was just too badly pitted to save the block without sleeving or something, which didn't seem worth it for a 998. However, the gearbox was unaffected by the water so yours may be the same.

I could be wrong, but the carbys are a dime a dozen, so probably easier to pick up a good 2nd hand one if yours involves much work to save.

Newie


Hoping a 20 thou over bore will remove all marks in the chambers - gearbox still turns, so I hope it is Ok. Have been Garnet Blasting some of the parts , so can only try it on the carby - but I agree, that in the end it will need replacing.

Instrument cluster before blasting



instrument cluster after blasting

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Now you are getting there Sparki,
And of course I am getting jealous, why, you have so much of that lovely grey galv look, that Smokey shows off every day, and I have holes edged with ugley brown rust.  Only tempory though, lets hope a cutting wheel and a welder can fix my problems.  with your I wouldn't sandblast as with mine I must.

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G'day Sparky,
                That brings back memories from when i was doing mine.
But there would be a lot of people out there that would wish thats
all the rust they had to deal with. Mine was the same. Finding a gal
moke is a bonus. They still rust but it sure slows the process down.

              have fun Smokey

Thanks Smokey

Has your Gal moke have all gal panels?   Mine has a non gal rear panel , wiper arm cover & vent top cover but the centre dash panel is gal.
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G'dya Sparki,
                 Mine was all gal except for the two triangle shaped panels that go from the
windscreen to the front guards, mine rusted there the same as yours. All the dash panels
except the speedo panel were gal as well.

 those bits you garnet blasted have you primed them or is that the finished surface after
blasting and what sort of machine have you got. They came up fantastic.

                smokey

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Now you are getting there Sparki,
And of course I am getting jealous, why, you have so much of that lovely grey galv look, that Smokey shows off every day, and I have holes edged with ugley brown rust.  Only tempory though, lets hope a cutting wheel and a welder can fix my problems.  with your I wouldn't sandblast as with mine I must.

Cheers

Dev


Dev , strange that it is not all gal , must be one of the first .

Dave.

I had three quotes to soda blast the moke - 1) $3000 local , 2) approx $2700 but more likely $3300 3) $3850.00 (mobile , you clean the mess up) all said that it would take about 11  - 13 hours to blast. Cost of stripping it using selley's Paint Stripper $89.00 and about 24 Hours when finished off.
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Dev , strange that it is not all gal , must be one of the first .



Correct me if I wrong but I think I have this right, They didn't start Galv mokes until 79 and with approx 32000 moke coming out of Aussie that would make about 20000 non Galv and 10-12'000 Galv  Very rough guess work on the numbers it may be even less Galv and more non galv.  Mine is a 77

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G'dya Sparki,
                 Mine was all gal except for the two triangle shaped panels that go from the
windscreen to the front guards, mine rusted there the same as yours. All the dash panels
except the speedo panel were gal as well.

 those bits you garnet blasted have you primed them or is that the finished surface after
blasting and what sort of machine have you got. They came up fantastic.

                smokey

Smokey

They are as removed from the Garnet blaster - The blaster is my custom machine that i made using a cabinet & a pressurised pot blaster & a industrial dust extractor, that will blast parts in no time at all . will take some pics and post them on here later in the week. We use this blaster eveyday to blast the alternator & starter motor housing , they always come up better then new.

Dave.
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G'day Sparky,
                I took about 2 weeks of nights to strip mine down to nothing.
I wasn't exactly enthused about doing it and when i got tired or bored
from doing it i pulled the pin. I didn't want to turn my self off from doing it.
From memory I went through about 10 litres of stripper and that was for
the whole moke, underneath as well. A couple of wire buffs, scapers and a
flanelette shirt which got caught in the buff and tore a big hole in it and wire
buffed me fat gut. and for those of you who are laughing it wasn't funny :-[
for a few seconds i thought i was being eltrocuted.
                  
               smokey

Ok it was funny....later ;D

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G'day Sparky,
                I took about 2 weeks of nights to strip mine down to nothing.
I wasn't exactly enthused about doing it and when i got tired or bored
from doing it i pulled the pin. I didn't want to turn my self off from doing it.
From memory I went through about 10 litres of stripper and that was for
the whole moke, underneath as well. A couple of wire buffs, scapers and a
flanelette shirt which got caught in the buff and tore a big hole in it and wire
buffed me fat gut. and for those of you who are laughing it wasn't funny :-[
for a few seconds i thought i was being eltrocuted.
                  
               smokey

Ok it was funny....later ;D


Did you use this method ?



Apply stripper & cover quickly with Glad Wrap , works fast & better as it does not evaporate/dry out as quickly.
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G'day Sparky,
                   I did start off using glad wrap, probably 3 or 4 goes and found it a pain
so i gave up.

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G'day Sparky,
                   I did start off using glad wrap, probably 3 or 4 goes and found it a pain
so i gave up.

Yes it is a pain  , I only used it on stripping the area the first & sometime second time after that did not use it again on the same area. Front of car was stripped after two goes the back panel has been the worse at about 9 times & still counting in some areas .


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flanelette shirt which got caught in the buff and tore a big hole in it and wire
buffed me fat gut.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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and for those of you who are laughing it wasn't funny


Sorry, smokey, I was laughing uncontrollably before I read the above line.



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for a few seconds i thought i was being eltrocuted.

Start laughing again.   Sorry, mate, but you gotta see the funny side.  Glad these things happen to others as well.  Mind you, I can't say I have done exactly what you have described, but you know what I mean!
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