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by MickEssex
1 week ago
Forum: Events / Meets
Topic: East Anglian meet up anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 102
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Re: East Anglian meet up anyone?

I'll be up for that Dave, hopefully this lockdown won't last for too far into the year.
by MickEssex
2 weeks ago
Forum: About This Board
Topic: IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!! MMO Funds
Replies: 17
Views: 2068
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Re: IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!! MMO Funds

It has been very quiet on the forum this past year but I think it's because of cancelled shows and the like. I haven't posted much but I'm always around in the background dealing with member queries and doing updates to the back-end of the forum.
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 287
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Re: Happy Christmas

A very Happy Christmas to you Plin and to all our Members.

You reminded me to switch to our Christmas logo. :D
by MickEssex
3 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 248
Views: 30375
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Re: Matilda

Plin wrote:
3 months ago
Dare one ask if Alfie was able to come too?!)
:roflmao: :roflmao:
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
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Re: My '58 Van

I reckon I could do that. I would have to make the hoops as the car ones would most probably be too short, anyone know what they are usually made from as I have never seen them?
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long time coming
Replies: 9
Views: 248
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Re: Long time coming

Great looking Minor :D
:positive:
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 248
Views: 30375
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Re: Matilda

I think a heritage certificate is the only way to find out production dates.
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 248
Views: 30375
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Re: Matilda

Happy birthday Matilda :occasion7: :occasion9:

Good to see you for a good catch up after so long, even socially distanced. :D
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
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Re: My '58 Van

Cheers Pete. I was going to use a sheet of 3.6mm ply on the sides with 4-way stretch carpet glued to it and the wheel arches. I have been doing a lot of head-scratching regarding the headliner, definitely will not be using fur though :lol: :lol: I did that to a Ford Escort mk1 in the 80's :shock: :r...
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
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Re: My '58 Van

I'm looking at tidying the back of the van by trimming the walls and arches and putting some sort of headlining in. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fit a headlining in a van back? A van that I looked at before buying mine had a proper headling fitted (wish I'd taken a photo), I'm just not su...
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda's Resurrection
Replies: 14
Views: 505
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Re: Matilda's Resurrection

I would replace the rotten section of wood before doing any cutting or welding, it'll be easier to make the metal fit to the wood than make the wood fit to the metal, plus it would give rigidity to the entire Ash frame whilst rotating the car.
by MickEssex
6 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Torque setting for minilights
Replies: 3
Views: 206
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Re: Torque setting for minilights

Thanks Sean
50lb ft does sound better to me, I'll nip out and re-torque them i think for peace of mind.
by MickEssex
6 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
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Re: My '58 Van

They are 5.5 x 14, I wanted 15" but was told they no longer made them that size in the colour I wanted only silver.
by MickEssex
6 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Torque setting for minilights
Replies: 3
Views: 206
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Torque setting for minilights

What should minilight alloys be torqued up to ?

I know standard steel wheels should be 37 - 39 lb/ft but the fitter who fitted the alloys on the van said he'd torqued them too 110 nm, this seemed excessive to me on the shinny minor wheel studs.

Any advice appreciated.
by MickEssex
6 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
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Re: My '58 Van

Got tyres fitted to these babies this morning, only drove about 8 miles on them but it feels like a much better ride now. :D 20200725_150537.jpg 20200725_150547.jpg I'm going to get the 5.5j steelies sorted with new tyres soon then I have a choice of look for the van depending on mood. 8) Hmmm :thin...