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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2010 :  07:49:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Please reveal all regarding foil and coca-cola!

Does not look like far to go, why do all the rally cars you see have no overriders?
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2010 :  11:03:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
http://www.ehow.com/how_4457299_remove-rust-from-chrome-coke.html

Used to get in the way of spot light configurations and it was an easy way to save weight and stay within the vehicle regs.
If you look at the 1968 RAC winning car PA 9782, they even shortened the rear side bumpers and support arms so the bumper end wouldn't catch the scenery so much.
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 25 Apr 2010 :  18:13:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Had a good day yesterday in the sunshine, making the door pillar trim out of old head-lining and strips of foam. Now the interior is complete bar installation of the rear window and parcel shelf.
It was a strange feeling putting on the full-harness belts for the first time since 1982.
Got absolutely soaked this afternoon in the down-pour but soldiering on cleaning the rubber strip and trying to clean the fold of the headlining so it will stick in place to the aperture. Last time the string pulled it off when trying to install the window.




Edited by - Woody on 25 Apr 2010 18:19:16
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alecirr
V4 Fan

Italy
125 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2010 :  01:11:16 Show Profile Visit alecirr's Homepage Reply with Quote
hello Woody,
have you got some news about the left side front bumper we talked about some days ago?
many thanks
Alessandro
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2010 :  18:33:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Views of the front suspension after application of vinyl Bilstein stickers to replace the paper ones which disappeared long ago. The shocks have been repainted as near to the original colour as I could find. They are 38 years old and still work well.
Originals for comparison



Now the rear window is in. Followed the manual but the top edge wouldn't go in. So I got my wife to climb on the car and sit on the top of the glass whilst I coaxed the rubber over the lip without tearing the head-lining.




Edited by - Woody on 17 May 2010 00:30:50
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2010 :  19:35:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I like the idea of rounding the corners off the number plates..suits the cars curves!
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2010 :  00:06:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
We want to see the pic of your wife sitting on the car!
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alecirr
V4 Fan

Italy
125 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2010 :  20:04:10 Show Profile Visit alecirr's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Woody, please let me know some details about the bumper part cost/shipment etc...
Thanks

alessandro
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Fliptop
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
147 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2010 :  17:54:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It's looking great John, almost there. You care to offer a date when we might get to see the beast finally turning a wheel or 4??
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2010 :  21:59:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am working for 1st June time. (THIS YEAR!!)
A few niggles to sort but main thing is to sort insurance, MOT and then tax it historic.
Looking to by-pass the leaking heater valve completely or put in an on/off type valve from VW.

Edited by - Woody on 20 May 2010 22:01:28
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2010 :  17:05:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Put the rear shelf in, which is out the original car and has the leatherette cover (V4 deluxe). It also had a sheet of ali riveted to it for fireproofing, but this has been removed.
The sacrifice to safety is the intended installation of a SECURON high level brake light which fits at the low screen level.
Then I got distracted.....




Edited by - Woody on 01 Jun 2010 23:09:38
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2010 :  20:30:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
In-car guardian is back in place after a 34 year holiday:-

Edited by - Woody on 13 May 2016 23:22:00
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  15:45:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
MOT is booked for tomorrow.................. !!
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  17:35:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good Luck.....getting exciting !

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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  17:50:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well done, hope you have no hassles.
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