Time For Some Serious Woodwork

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I sprayed it using my new £20 HVLP spray gun with celly. It came with three nozzles and the one I used seemed a bit fine so when it comes to painting the rest of the car I think I'll go to a bigger one.


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Been busy cleaning stripping and painting bits and bobs also modified the new eye bolts by adding grease nipples so the poly bushes can be lubricated if the start creaking (as they do) I also added a grease nipple to the side of the upper trunnion that fits onto the lever arm damper pin as I poly bushed them too.

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I wasn't happy with the engine bay paint as it looked very thin, and the grey primer showed through in places, so I got some Sienne blue machine enamel and slapped it on the bay and inner wings, it's very close to Bermuda blue so I thing it will be acceptable on the hard traffic areas and floor.
New bump stops and rebound brackets going in and starting to put other things back.

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Also painted the suspension components

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Tidied up a rocker cover as I didn't want to re-fit the chrome one

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It's back on it's front wheels now with the back end in the air, next step is to remove suspension and axle for painting and give the rear floor a scrape and paint - lovely job :roll:


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Nice idea adding the extra grease nipples. :thumbup:

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Can't claim that one it was one of Philthehill's ideas, but I don't mind stealing it ;)


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Last of the really mucky jobs out of the way, hopefully.
It made a right mess of my clinically clean work space but axle and springs are all stripped, cleaned and painted. I used De-ox gel on the axle casing and it really eat away at the rust leaving a pretty decent surface behind. Spring perches are excellent

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The last of the old underseal and crap scraped off the back end, etch primed, zinc primed and two coats of chassis black later

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I started putting some of the nice painted bits back together today and will finish putting the rear end back on tomorrow :D


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Looking good, you feel you have turned a corner and on the home straight don't you when there are no real dirty bits left and its assembly time.

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Almost time for the serious woodwork :D


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Engine and gearbox are back in, I really struggled with the gearbox - must be getting old :roll:

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Also fitted one of these for the oil pressure gauge

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Neater than a T piece I think

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Neat, I ended up with an adaptor in the oil pressure switch orifice and they nearly always end up pointing in a less than ideal direction so you end up playing with PTFE tape.

That is a much nicer solution.

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I thought , this is getting frighteningly close to prep and paint, can't have that so I whipped the screen out hoping I'd find some nasties to delay the inevitable

No such luck just a few pin holes in one corner. welded up, ground back and primed

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So then I thought there must be some rot between the two roof panels so I made a pick-up/convertible thing

Running out of room

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Again a few pin holes that were given the same treament

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S'pose I'd better start rubbing stuff down, I hate bodywork :roll:


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Well impressed with all that you've done Panky, It will be so pleasing when its all finished.Will you be painting the car yourself or with a body shop?


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I'll probable do it myself, I've done everything else so might as well :D


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Painting my own car is something that I would love to do but I would be worried how it would come out.
Maybe a future tick box.


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The good thing about the traveller is that the only thing you have to paint on the car is the cab roof and screen surround, everything else can be taken off (in my case it's already off) and painted separately. So no mad rush to do it all at once, at least that's the plan :D


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I am not an expert on paint, but I think the more you can do together the better.

I am fairly sure Rhubarb was sprayed with all the removable bits removed as even when T Cut and polished it is obvious with anything more than a passing glance that the main body is a different shade of Red to the Wings, Doors, Bonnet and Boot.

So I think it was prayed with two seperate mixes.

Only the front wings are fibreglass so its not the fact that some is on steel and others on fibreglass.

My traveller was multicoloured too, but I did paint all the flat panels with a brush in the kitchen at home until I got caught. At 17 I had not realised there were so many different whites. It was a bit drafty driving to get more paint without the panels on too.

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