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by bumpy
35 minutes ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

There is more than one type of glovebox door. The type you have bought is the earlier type (1956 to early 1959) which is not lined, does not have the chrome plated surround (or hinges) and does not have the mechanism which stops the passenger side lid dropping down. The door which features those re...
by bumpy
1 hour ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

Let me know if you need a close up picture of the catch. Mine is not on the car yet. Sean. I would love that Sean. Also if you have it, of the mechanism that restrains the door from falling fully open. I have no idea what that's called and I think was only fitted to the passengers side, with the dr...
by bumpy
5 hours ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

After thinking long and hard, I'm giving up on this purchase. Cost rapidly passed £500, for something I will only use occasionally.

So its a potent paint stripper and electric drill with wire brushes for me. :)
by bumpy
5 hours ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

They seem hard to get now. I've seen some high prices on ebay! They should fit alright - as long as you have all the bits. Yes I've seen them for as much as £40 each and you can buy new ones for not much more. These were £35 for the pair. They come with hinges but no catches etc, so a bit of fabric...
by bumpy
16 hours ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

Found myself a couple of glove box doors on E Bay. Hope they fit, then a strip and repaint job.

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by bumpy
1 day ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from North East England
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Great Britain

Re: Newbie from North East England

Welcome. Nice looking car. :)
by bumpy
2 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

Found out how the beads get into the air line. You can buy a cheapish gun that has an inbuild reservoir, bur apparently on the cabinets the beads sit in a reservoir chamber at the bottom. They are then lifted into the air stream by the air (negative) pressure where they are used for blasting and ret...
by bumpy
2 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

Wow this is a complex topic. I've found a compressor at about £350 which has the right specs for advanced DIY. Cabinets are a whole new ball game and even the blasting media see expensive and complex. It seems that silica (sand) is now banned in the UK. Now I have just discovered there can be both d...
by bumpy
2 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

Oh yes sandblasting has to be done outside on large things, e.g. Canal Boats or Buildings. The pictures I have seen they also were wearing a leather hood and apron. A quick youtube search soon returns typical examples. Not sure the neighbours would like it though. I thought a cabinet was safer and ...
by bumpy
2 days ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Which rear springs to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Great Britain

Re: Which rear springs to use?

Sleeper wrote:
2 days ago
Please be aware that most new leafsprings look the part but do not take too long before ending up worse than your old ones...

John ;-)
So how does one know which ones to trust?
by bumpy
2 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

If you don't have a cabinet then other PPE will be required anyway Sean. Initially I plan to use sand blasting in the open air with eye and breathing protection. Do people do this? Regarding the drain plugs. As far as I understand it people having been taking short cuts by releasing the air pressur...
by bumpy
4 days ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

Panky wrote:
6 days ago
In my case one fractured right at the edge of the hole (not sure which side) and the other went right though it.
Will you replace the individual leaves or the entire leaf spring?
by bumpy
4 days ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?
Replies: 42
Views: 596
Great Britain

Re: What you up to at the moment on your Moggy?

old english white wrote:
4 days ago
I think I just took mine off the other fuse - which supplies the interior light and horn. That way it has a fused permanent supply.
Good idea. I hate electrics (you cant see what's happening!) so was happy not to blow anything up :)
by bumpy
4 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

More technical info. " The best kinds of air compressors to have for sandblasting ​are higher cfm models. A compressor that can produce between 10 CFM - 20 CFM is ideal for smaller sandblasting tasks. If you want a more powerful sandblasting experience, then a compressor that can produce a CFM somew...
by bumpy
4 days ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Home sand blasting
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Great Britain

Re: Home sand blasting

Id be intrested in what people say too as I would like a sandblaster sufficient to strip wheels. So far this is what I have learnt. 1. The biggest cost of sandblasting is in the compressor unit. The guns are relatively cheap, but require a substantial air flow which means a big storage tank on the ...