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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #150 on: August 26, 2010, 09:06:39 PM »
Went to my cousins after varsity yesterday and we started making rear seats for the moke. THe idea was to have a bench seat in the back with 2 seatbelts. We got the frame all welded. Here is how it looks with just the wooden boards as seats.


Holes still have to be drilled so that it can bolt on the nuts already in the back try.

Frame is made from 30mmx2mm angleiorn.
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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #151 on: December 07, 2010, 06:38:24 AM »
After fixing the steering arm from my little accident. Discovered the flexi brakelines were stuffed. Then had to replace the wheel bearings( were put in the wrong way at the engineer). Replaced them with Tapered bearings, no more ball bearings for me. While hubs were off replaced the CV boots.

When putting it all back together found the bolt that compresses the doughtnut had worn through the trumpet.

Came accross a bargain the weekend, a 1100 Mini clubman that is a complete rust bucket, all mechianics seem ok. Am most probably going to buy it and use its parts for the moke
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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #152 on: December 07, 2010, 12:04:55 PM »
Time to educate you dear Noddy

Minis are commonly known as M.S.P.

Mobile Spare Parts    ;D

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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #153 on: December 07, 2010, 12:11:32 PM »
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Minis are commonly known as M.S.P.

Mobile Spare Parts

Brilliant  ;D
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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2011, 05:37:00 AM »
Fixed up a leaky exhaust manifold coupling, replaced the speedo cable. Then on the way to roadworthy the rubber exhaust mounts broke. So had to Fix the leaky manifold coupling again. Used BOSAL exhaust putty stuff, wrapped that in muffler repair wrap, then put the coupling on over that. All fixed now, and now I have a new roadworthy certificate to keep the insurance people happy.
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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2011, 11:03:57 AM »
Hey Noddy,
good to see (hear/read) that you are tinkering away with the moke!
roadworthies are good to have! (and insurance)
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #156 on: April 18, 2011, 02:34:25 AM »
Finaly got some time today. So I started repairing the moke from the little acident i had a few weeks back.

The accident was caused by complete brake failure as i was parking at work, pulled the hand brake but it was too late to do any good.

Still have not had a look at the brakes, but i am thinking that something somewhere has a hole in it.

This is the damage that was caused





I also have a question about preping for paint. The pannels will get some filler on them to get out the small dents that I cant, must I bring down the whole area down to bare metal and start over, or can I spray primer over the existing paint and flat it all down to blend and match?
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2011, 06:47:14 AM »
G'day Noddy,
Sorry to see you had a bit of a bingle. Lucky it was only a slow one!
I think you might need to sort out NODDY's brakes before repairing the paint though.
Hope its an easy fix for you.
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #158 on: April 18, 2011, 07:59:32 AM »
Noddy!   :o
Ouch!     :'(
Oh dear! Good luck with the fix up - and get those brakes sorted out.
Looking good is great, but stopping even more so.

 
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #159 on: April 18, 2011, 08:53:19 AM »
must I bring down the whole area down to bare metal and start over, or can I spray primer over the existing paint and flat it all down to blend and match?

Bad luck there Nodster.

With regard to your spraying. Any body filler should go straight onto bare metal.
What paint did you use? There shouldn't be any problems with priming over the
existing paint as long as you give it a good sand to get the 'shine' off it otherwise
things will start to peel.

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #160 on: April 18, 2011, 10:33:42 AM »
Noddy
use a hammer and dolly and you will get all the dents out, you will not need much bog.
Take the hole front down to bare metal, then bog up what you need to and spray then hole front so you dont have any colour difference.

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #161 on: April 19, 2011, 01:05:46 AM »
Thanks all for the advise. Im starting on the brakes once the paint is done, otherwise ill be too tempeted to drive it as is.

Will bring the area back down to bare metal. and start from there. Have used a dolly mav, its quite awkward trying to hammer from the back with the whole wheel assembly in the way. Will stop by dads workshop tom and steal a Tressel and try without the wheel
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #162 on: April 19, 2011, 01:10:31 AM »
if you find it too hard, use a car jack and wined it out...
that will work

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #163 on: May 01, 2011, 12:10:20 AM »
Eventualy got it in primer. But now that there is fresh primer on the body, Im not happy with how the repair came out, you can see bumps that i couldnt see before i painted. So going to wait for it to dry then go start again.

Cant put up pics at the moment as my brother has gone away with my laptop and i cant find my memory card reader for the PC
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2011, 06:36:19 AM »
Redid the repair, so far happy with it.

Here are some pics so far, unfortunately havent got any yet of how it looks as of today, will get some tomorrow:)

This is how it looked before I redid some parts


Start of the new repair


Re-built the Master Cylinder with a new seal kit(they opened 3 different kits to make up one for me). Bled the brakes tonight, and now have a nice strong pedal.

Am going to drive it to the airfield tommorow to use the works compressor, and make use of my bosses 60+ years experience in the motor and aircraft repair trade, to find out why my primer has reacted and how to fix it, properly
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