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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 09:46:05 PM »
We discoverd all the previous body work when it came back from sandblasting. There were even a few panels that had not been welded but were braised in place. also the grill is not removeable, and with the tin pot master cylinders we guess it is a pre 1970 model? Not sure if it helps with dateing but the gear lever comes out at the habdbrake. engine number 99H353EH55689.

I know a guy close by that has a original army green moke, converted it's brakes, has honda disks front and rear. He sold us a thermostat cover.

I am looking for sketches or plans on the frame for the canopy, that i can work of to make a frame that fits nicely with the roll bar. If i cant find any, Google searches are not bringing anything usefull up, I will have to use the roll bar as a support/frame.
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010, 10:45:48 PM »
Hey Noddy great to see you givin a real shot. Have you grown up making and fixing things. Your range of practical skills are impressive.
I could measure up my hood frames but probably not much use as your Canopy mounting points are different.
As Moe suggested just two x 20 x 1.6 ERW Tube formed into hoops and strung together with seat belt material from the Windscreen to the back ledge will do.
Just make them the lowest height possible to clear your heads when sitting to minimise overall height when canopy on. Keep wind resistance down. ;)
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010, 11:35:28 PM »
Hi,

Noddy is rebuilding an English/South African Moke so its production date would be 1964-1968 I expect.

And he is the 4th Moke from South Africa(I am getting the occasional email from some ex-Australains over there with one) so now excuse not to have the first IMD for South Africa.

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 12:35:20 AM »
Howzit NODDY...

Welcome to the site bud, there is stacks of reading to be done and helpfull info in the forum. I'm new to the site as well, and based in Joburg! (On the West Rand) I see your in Pretoria? We must make a plan and I'll bring my Moke out for you to have a test ride in! If anything will get it finished a quick spin in mine will certainly help! ;)

Let me know via Private message and i'll get in touch with you over the weekend!

Cheers Boet...

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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 12:38:32 AM »
I see you got your paint from John's Auto Paints in Krugersdorp? 8) Where are you based....?

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2010, 12:56:59 AM »

You're the third mokee from South Africa now, you may have to organise a
trip for International Moke Day on Sept 26.

I was thinking exactly the same thing..... ;D

I'm verry keen to organise a MOKE gathering in South Africa for "IMD Africa"! 8) I'll start getting hold of some of the mini Clubs out here and see how many Mokes they have on their register, and see what we can organise! 8)

Even if its just something "Local" to start with... 8) Come On Noddy, lets set something Up? What do you think... 8)
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010, 05:07:45 AM »
I think a SA IMD could be great fun. The workshop is in muldersdrift. Pretoria is listed as the moke will be spending alot of time here as a univeristy run arround.
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2010, 06:48:02 AM »
Have you guys noticed Sherv on here. He is another SA Moker that's been posting for a while.

http://www.moke.com.au/Forum/index.php?topic=3806.msg63932#msg63932

He is registered as being in Cape Town though, so a fair way from you I think?

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010, 09:47:14 AM »
As Moe suggested just two x 20 x 1.6 ERW Tube formed into hoops and strung together with seat belt material from the Windscreen to the back ledge will do.

Has anybody got photos of the hood bows in place? - at least Noddy could see how it was supposed to be done and modify from there.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2010, 10:09:01 AM »
Just to answer Pete's question. I grew up being taught to first try fix someting. the Spraying and all body work was learnt to do while rebuilding the moke. I beleve that you must try do it yourself, and if you mess up on that, thenget a expert. OR ask a expert then try yourself.
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2010, 10:58:54 AM »
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Just to answer Pete's question. I grew up being taught to first try fix someting. the Spraying and all body work was learnt to do while rebuilding the moke. I beleve that you must try do it yourself, and if you mess up on that, thenget a expert. OR ask a expert then try yourself.

Hi Noddy
i think you will find a lot of us here have the same theory.

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2010, 03:39:06 PM »
Good attitude Noddy, but sometimes NO Pain NO Gain.
I will take some Hood Bow photos this weekend for you, as Sus suggested might give you some ideas to work on.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2010, 05:49:16 PM »
Thanks alot. Heading home now to go Finish the moke. YAY :)
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2010, 03:54:59 AM »
Unfortunalely no Real progress was made this weekend on NODDY. The primer "burnt" so had to bring those parts back down to bare metal and start again, and that some the spot putty cracket the primed spots. Engine is running very nicely though which is a plus.



Spark Plugs that the engine is running on.


"Burnt Primer"


Same spot as above just sanded





In short the project is behind another week. All that is holding us back is the paintwork.

Found some before pictures not mutch can be seen though.




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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2010, 10:15:32 AM »
Crikey, look at the size of the shed !!!!

That one would even give Terry a run for his money. ;D ;D ;D

Noddy, another week, big deal. You are travelling at the speed of light anyway.

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