TeHoro's project - Roadster Pickup

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Very nice indeed.

It must be nice to have an extended "playground" outside your front gate to give it all a good test blast up the road ? :lol:

Looked like your "unofficial" helper was  suitably impressed with the nice noises coming from your engine bay.

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Private closed road of course (well, a dead-end country road with little traffic at least).

It's a lot of fun to drive, even without a door. Plenty of power when the turbo boost gets going. Still lots of work needed though.



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This project has been parked in the 'inactive' area of the garage for a few months while I've been playing with my paddock buggy, and other things. Finally moved it out today for a short test drive and put it back into the 'active' side, where something might happen. Took a few pics beside the Traveller for comparison.

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The actual ride height is fairly similar, but the lowered bumper visually lowers the whole car (I reckon)

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A bit naked at the rear!

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Double parking!

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Have been fixing some (more) rust on this lately. Have taken the LHS front guard apart at the rear seam. Made a new lower section for the inner panel, and now doing the main part of the guard.

A smallish patch to the mounting flange at the rear of the guard

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I also replaced a small section at the bottom of the guard. Overall it is in decent shape.

Now have to tackle the headlight area. Any tips? I was thinking of cutting the whole ring out, but only half at a time, then welding in a flat section. For the rear reinforcing ring I might just make something out of a heavier gauge steel.

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I'd just buy new wings :D
Nice to see you making progress though.

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New wings is one option but if you have the skills to fix what you have go for it. :thumbright:

I started to rebuild my own wing on Alfie, got distracted with the trailer and travels. I will continue once I get my act together:

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Like you suggest I'm doing it in stages. The reinforcing ring on mine grit blasted OK so I have that for a guide. Page 21 on Alfie's thread shows my progress so far: ftopic1972-0-asc-300.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have a large section to do at the other end but as the wing is otherwise sound, good grade metal and fits well, I'm going to save it.

Time vs money is key to the answer.


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I already have time into this wing with the front extension. The rust isn't too bad really. Getting there. The next bit has an old patch the is overlapped on the back side, so I'll cut the whole thing out.

I wanted to start it yesterday to put another car on the lift, but found that the EFI fuel pump has expired. I have a couple of others, but they are a different type and don't the same wiring connections. Hassle hassle!

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Tidied up the garage today and found this lurking. Still runs too, I like EFI.

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Amazing what can be found at the back of one's garage! :lol:

I think the nearside headlight looks a little out of line though... :? :wink:


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Right. I moved this thing back in November with no problems. A couple of months back I needed to shift it again, and found that the EFI pump had died. This is the second one that has expired on me. I suspect they don't much like sitting unused in petrol for months at a time.

Being cheap, I have been looking for a replacement for a while. Then while searching in a far corner of my garage for a glovebox door for my 1971 Holden, I found a box with the last dud pump in it, and a (possibly) working pump that I pulled from a junker Nissan a couple of years ago.

A little wiring and plumbing switchover and Bob's your mothers brother!

Extracted the project from the lurking spot and got it back onto the lift (after charging the aforementioned 1971 Holden's battery back to life after I left the radio face on - nothing is ever easy).

I'm in the mood to make some progress - have been continuing to repair the rusty guard that isn't on the car right now, basically the whole headlight mounting flange is toast, so I've been working my way around that.

More updates, more ofter, I promise!

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No updates for 5 years? Bloody hell.

I did air-bag my Mercury
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And buy another Morris Traveller that need repairs during this time though.
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It sat back here for some time...
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The fuel tank was very rusty inside, so I cut it apart and had it plated. It's not perfect (the plating doesn't go into deep sections very well) but should be better.

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Engine came out at Christmas time 2017
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The front suspension needed to come apart for NDT testing of the fabricated parts

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Made up some new upper shock mounts so that the coil-over would fit properly
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Checked out my Escort rack collection
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Cleaned up hub and spindle on one side so far
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Stripped the suspension parts (a mission in itself) and got them sandblasted
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So over the NZ winter I should be making regular progress (that's the plan anyway)



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This is an epic build! Hope you are still making progress on it. Have been looking for a suitable power plant for my 62 sedan and an s15 repower package just popped up so thought I’d see if it had been done. Looks like some extensive work required though! Keep up the great work.



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