Matteybean

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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Hi Been a little while since update work has really been crazy busy last month or so this got put on the back burner.. Anyway what I have got done was finished all the doors ready for final blocking which booked in for paint on sat I'll block tomorrow before carefully taking them to him.. Ready for final sand tomorrow. Started on the rears had blocked n epoxied rub thrus After bogging and sanding and high building then blocking back using guide coat I ended up with Sanded and applied another coat of high build Have since sprayed guide coat for final sand tomorrow before painted Saturday Got the hinges and radiator support back from powerstrip industries. Scuffed with scotch pad and gave em all few coats of epoxy So all going well all these bits will be painted on sat too so I can begin reassemble. New lushious red carpet from autodec I gave them the orginials so they should fit pretty well all going well. Photo sort of looks pink but it isnt as you can see from this next photo Also some new stuff from Thailand turned up Full set of new door rubbers Some new window channels Power steering pump which I'll send away with the power steering box for rebuild. That's all for now Weve pretty much caught up with work so I have a few quiet weeks so looking forward to get stuck in! Thanks for looking
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Havent done fuck all. Some cool shit turned up though! 5 days from china to nz how goods that on the new 5m carb! My pallet from the parts car matt n i stripped in chch has also arrived! It really is like Christmas Badges, facelift headlights, bezels and sweet grill, a much needed fuel tank. It appears the travels has bent the fuel fuller stem but hopefully i can straighten that out. Factory shroud although i still havent got a radiator.... all the chrome that was salvagble including complete sill chrome. A tow bar. Took the twin pot calipers. The GT verion of my rt104 corona had twin pot so ill eventually get around to checking that out. Rear qquarter vinyl panels with lights and the twin pully crank Also got the power steering smaller "T" bottom steering collumn piece, Power steering pump bracket out of a ms112 from will, the Power steering pump is in Hamilton when i get that ill send the power steering box and pump away for a rebuild. Any auckland suggestions? Thanks for looking
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    Matteybean's MS65 Crown

    Cool thanks for the tip.
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    Matteybean's MS65 Crown

    @JustHarry I could always test fit onto shell first before sending away for painting... was sorta hoping the door hinges would take up the slack? The plan was when i get shell back first step was make it watertight as itll be outside while im prepping panels and the panels are huuuuuggge i hadnt really looked at them theyve been under my house.. Once doors are done they will be fitted with all new rubbers, window glides and outer door belts installed onto car and prep boot for paint then start on front end last.
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Ok so didn't get doors ready but im getting there! Not from lack of trying this seems to just be a long process but the end result should be worth it.. Blocked the front 2 doors back after i had bogged em Sprayed some epoxy on the rub thrus and hit them both with some high build. Sprayed some guide coat and let them dry overnight. Blocked back front doors again. Then cleaned panel and bogged pinholes Blocked again and am pretty happy with them. Will spray some more high build on and get the rears up to the same and final block them all and off to painters. What a weekend!
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Loves a long weekend Managed to strip all the doors and get them epoxy primed. Blocked down the front 2 doors n bogged them. Still not dry so will leave overnight. Annnnd in other news, the shell has been painted!! Looks a million bucks! Should get all these doors ready by end of weekend n can drop off when i collect shell Heaps mean!
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Couple of good protective days stripping the front 2 doors n managed to get some epoxy on tonight Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Ok so instead of fucking off the choke i decided to just fuck the whole carb off and brought a cheap Ebay china spec. Same as what sheepers used! ETA 2nd week of feb Bloody good
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Off she goes Stripped down motor to give it a clean it was filthy. Drilled out the pajero master n test fitted Carb apprantly works fine but was a problem with cold start. With a little help identified carb has automatic mechanical choke which is a good idea to fuck it off and replace with an electric converison kit or one out of a later model if anyone knows thatll fit? Mines been plugged off. Guess i could also just hook it up n see if it works Cheers
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    Matteybean's 1966 Prince B200

    Found a cool picture so thought id upload it. Really itching to get back to working on this!! Must Finish Crown! (Or buy a bigger garage on some land) Thanks for looking
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    Matteybean's MS65 Crown

    Thanks alot bro
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Good to be back working on this! Test fitted motor after mounts welded in all bolts up like it should. Motor n gearbox held by its own weight. Took a photo n pulled it out to sand firewall after i had dinged it getting motor in. Sanded. Epoxied all the rub thrus Smashed some more high build on ready to be scotched for paint. Now the roof im quite proud off it had quite a few little dings which i managed to tap n skim with bog. Was a struggle due to low roof in garage and using a 4 step ladder to reach using guide coat it would appear i didnt prime it too well in regards it was also abit orange peely. After 4 hours of wet sanding the roof up to 320 it is pretty bloody good Then started on rear quarters Guide coat After blocked back all guide coat sanded off and straighter than the blokes at family bar. Passenger side Same again looking pretty good. Picked up the paint And shell is being dropped off to painters tomorrow. Like i said because of lack of space i need this painted first so i can prep panels. Being a gloss 2k black im hoping itll all turn out alright and not notice difference in colour in the panels once all assembled. Have spoken to painter who reckons yea nah she'll be right mate no drama. In other news have ordered new carpets n underlay from autodec including boot carpet. Because autodec think all cars are size 14+ and not an 8 i will give them my orginial carpets to check n make sure they are same size as with my corona n sheepers ms65 itll end up being loose around tunnel n weird fitment under rear seats. Also booked in glass guy to put screens back in Does anyone no if you can buy the metal clips around windscreens, the ones held in with philips screws that the chrome slides into new? Saves me hunting around in all the boxes for where i put em! Will do some enquiring on monday non the less. Thanks for looking Much excite
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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Coronas have T series in them can get better diff heads but i think main case would of been axel tramp, Heavy 9" wheel n shortened axel. Yeah ive got almost everything i need bar ecu which will be the stinger. The 18regu efi fetch good coin overseas as they becoming harder n harder to find. In saying that the cost vs horsepower gained doesnt seem worth the hassle apart from the "cool" factor i suppose. Its also just a double wishbone/leaf spring setup was never intended for speed. I could sell the efi n turbo manifold ect n almost pick up a 1jz for the crown tho jz swaps in the crown are very common with easy brake n diff conversions out of ms112 crowns. Will most likely head down that route.
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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Nah prob not haha. That diff lasted a good 4 years. Im guessing its snapped where the spline was shortened. Wont no until i get it home n have a proper look though. Its only an 18rg
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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Long awated update. You all no i didnt end up running those flares and on sold them to never be tempted to do it again. Also brought the ms65 crown so this got put back in storage again. Fast forward 5 months and its 6pm 7th December @dave123456789 and i were ripping into a box of codys and thought fuck it lets take the Corona to drag day so gave it a service and gave everything a once over even managed to give her a wash. Beaut. Drag day was very enjoyable once again unfortunately i snapped an axle on the 5th pass and had to have it towed back into storage. Apologies for not saying goodbye she was loaded up n we were off! Thanks to whoever took these photos i do believe its more than one. Pic dump R I P Warrant n reg expired this week so back on hold. Ive only got a single garage so this will have to wait until crown is on the road. Surely by drag day 2019! Cheers