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NODDY- On going maintenance
« on: July 22, 2010, 05:16:34 AM »
Greetings to all from Africa

Myself and my cousin got this moke (Named NODDY) from our uncle with the agreement that we fix it, and we can have it until his son is in need of a car, so for 12 years.

We were under the impression of just getting it going, fixing the nessesitys, namely wheelbearings and radiator. we ended up stripping the whole car and rebuilding, we both still have no idea how that happend.

Unfortunately I have no before pictures of Noddy. We are hopeing to get him finnished this weekend. We started a month ago 20th of july 2010. Paint work will hopefully be done tommorow by a guy we know. no work was done on the moke the last week due to universitys starting again.

Noddy getting a coat of self etch primer the day after we got him back from sandblasting.






Preping the engine for paint


After paint
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 05:42:13 AM »
We kept the dougnuts in the car as replacements are R800 each, Just got the Alluminium cones repaired. 2 had holes in them and one was broken clean.

Cutting and replaceing rusted panels.



Body prep. We kind of layered on the putty thinging it is easily sanded down by hand, hahaha. Only found 'lectric sanders the next day when it was all done.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 05:52:48 AM »
Getting Primer.


Mock up of how Noddy looks with the roll bar.


We discovered that the roll bar torques the body straight as with out it the body is twisted, same story for the front subframe.
When we Replaced the wheel bearings we found out that the previous previous owner had converted the front hubs to take metric bearings and the rear are still imperial. also the right front hub where the wheel attatches has a diameter of 32mm, while the other one is 30mm. that had to het machined down to size.

The only identification we can find on the body. It reads TPA930219-144573.


Bottom of Noddy after stoneguarding and paint.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 05:58:17 AM »
The 2 assembled sub frames. On Noddy it is easier to lift the engine from the bottom rather than droping it in from the top. As was discovered when removeing the engine.



Hopefully the final pictures will be up this weekend. Any comments are more than welcome.
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Re: NODDY Rebuild. Im New.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 06:02:30 AM »
Hi Noddy
Welcolme to the forum - as you will see there are a few of us who have done accidental full rebuilds.

Looking forward to the photos

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Re: NODDY Rebuild. Im New.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 06:10:35 AM »
G'Day Noddy,
Gee, a fair bit of work done there. And still a little bit to go.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Been a couple of people from South Africa with some great stories lately.
There is a heap of info here when you need it. So good luck with your project.
Cheers
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 06:15:26 AM »
Thanks. We are nearly there, wireing is one of those "Small things". Will keep you guys updated. Hopefully in 4 days he will be on the road again. After standing on the farm for about 3 years.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 06:27:49 AM »
This is brillient, just bloody ace! My kids are still amazed  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
It will look like Noddy's car, you got to get the passenger to wear a set of "big ear's"  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 08:32:00 AM »
Looking great Noddy - quick job, well done.

I like the engine lifting thingo.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 01:45:13 PM »
G'day Fellas,
           I laughed when you said it ended up a full resto
and you didn't know how? I'd say your not the only ones
that that has happened to. You certainy don't muck around
you've done a lot in a short amount of time. Congratulations
 "We kept the dougnuts in the car as replacements are R800
each," I don't know what R800 is in aussie dollars but I'm
sure Dougs gotta be happy you aren't replacing his nuts ;D ;D

           smoken

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 02:49:00 PM »
Divide Rand by about 6.5 and you get Aussie Dollars, so around $125AUD each

And well done Noddy. The pace at which you have worked will be the envy of a lot of forum readers currently working on their vehicles. Not mentioning any names, but Martin will be green right now (with envy)

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 03:20:30 PM »
Lookin' good - look forward to the next installment.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 05:45:47 PM »
Quote
but Martin will be green right now
very much so!
I looked at this thread at work and could not see any pics
Im still at the bog and sand stage

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 05:59:50 PM »
The place where we are working is my Fathers workshop. It does get crowded sometimes as the moke had to compete with trucks for space, and the little engine had to take the floor as bigger ones are more important. Our next project(When we find the patiecne to start working on it) You can see in some of the pics it is stuck in the corner, the blue(I think) 1948 Pontiac.

Some of the mods that were done is to install a electric fuel pump as the mechanical one decided to stop working.
The engine lifter is specificaly for mini's if I understand it right, the bottom "Setting" is if you need to tilt the engine to remove it.

Intrestingly we went through 3 air compressers. Our Big 3phase compresser decied to stop working after 30min, that was due to it not running for about 4years. the control box gave in.(Still trying to figure out how to re wire the new components in). The neibours compresser drew to mutch power, so kept tripping the lights. So we are down to the baby compresser that has to be refilled with air every 10mins, it gets the job done atleast.

Also does anyone know where I can aquire plans for the canopy assembly?
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Re: NODDY Rebuild. Im New.
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 09:09:32 PM »
Hi Noddy and welcome, great little project your doing.
You're the third mokee from South Africa now, you may have to organise a
trip for International Moke Day on Sept 26.

It looks like the body has had some modifications done before with the sides
filled in with flat sheet, usually there is 3 compartments on the drivers side and 1 on the passenger side

are you after plans for the canopy frames or the canopy itself?
you can get either from Moke Australia but the cost would be the killer, as you're not going
for originality then I would make up a frame out of 20mm pipe or just use the roll bar as support
and make the canopy to suit.

Good luck with it and keep us posted on progress
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