"Christine" downunder

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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby Big Al » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:32 pm

It is looking really good. It is a shame my Alfie has come to a complete standstill.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 am

Dont worry mate,Ive come to a bit of a stand still as well! Had a wee heart attack that was totally unplanned and very inconvenient so although I am on the mend, fortunately,other issues have had to be put aside for a bit. Think that I will be able to get back to it but time will tell,motto at the moment is one day at a time so the point of this is "keep your chin up",you never know what will happen next!
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby Plin » Mon May 28, 2018 4:27 pm

:? Sorry to hear of your health woes. Glad you are on the mend - as you say take things one bit at a time and enjoy the good moments without fretting about silly things. Hope you feel a bit stronger every day.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:54 am

Hi,just a quick note to say all is going well and have even got back into doing a bit with "Chrissy"! As it has been so cold here of late I have been doing some small interior jobs,will try to put pics up later but installed a small extra console under the standard dash,made up some boards to go across the back panel behind the seats and have some material to cover them and also a panel (or 3 if truth be known) for the roof lining. The roof lining panel I have done in 3 sections,made from MDF board and consists of a panel above the driver,another above the passenger and one,slightly overlapping both at each end,in the middle,the explanation is a bit average but pics will explain,now I have to get busy and cover them. I have also fitted an emblem to the front grille panel that bears some small relevance to her name,again,have to wait for the pics. Will get back to the body work when weather warms up a bit,she is actually not that far off being driveable now,really just need to finish the brakes but all the small things seem to take the most time,anyway,pics to follow soon hopefully. Oh,she also has a new sibbling,unnamed to date,basically a rolling shell,it does have a driveline but no wiring and partially dis-assembled,expecting this to be more of a resto than a mod job.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:12 am

Spent a small bit of time on "Chrissy" lately so throwing up a couple of pics. Not going to run standard bumpers so working on a custom front for it,not finished yet,also started making up the panel work for the basis of the interior upholstery,again,some fine tuning needed but the basics are there.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:11 am

Ok,still plodding along with Chrissy,painted the internal rear window frame same color as dash,started to upholster the interior panels for the cab back,sorted some wiring which is a little messy as I did it in a rush but it works so not changing it at present and just what ever else pops up as I get to it. Also made and fitted a small "nerf bar" type front bumper however calling it a bumper is being over generous,thinking I may fit some bumper over-riders on the front,will wait and see,pics to follow later. Still struggling with the final color scheme,a harder decision than i thought it would be,already committed to the metallic red type color but not sure if to go 2 tone or all that color,am thinking semi gloss black with the red highlights on the front and rear guards to match the grill,still have time to decide.Main thing I have to get on with is finish the rear brakes and sort an effective handbrake system,thats it for now!
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:08 am

Good weather to be outside working on a Morris today,another small job done.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 am

The frontal look Im going for,this is just a mock up,need to find some better quality over riders and finish off welding and aligning the splitters at the front base of the guards.
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Re: "Christine" downunder

Postby jimmy-d » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:44 am

Bonnet scoop,yes or no!
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