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Everything posted by CarolsHusband

  1. Brave. Good luck with it & tell those fullahs how to pronounce Hakosuka ffs.
  2. Nice. I do like a MK2. Had a couple meself, one was a twink but the other was a pre-crossflow GT. I prefer them to the crossflow for no rational reason I can think of.
  3. Ooh, update ? Nah, clickbait. Was tidying stuff out at my dads & found an aerial I had on loads of cars back in London. I probably bought it in about 86 as it was on my Imps. It also lived on two Granadas, the Consul, at least two Cortinas and ultimately, for that period of my life, the Marina I used as a getaway car when I headed for Wales. That got scrapped coz I had to crash that car, it but I kept the twig 'safe'in a damp box in a rat infested shed. Spent time messing about with it today and now it lives again on the Hilux. /Circle of life /pic Catch
  4. Funnily enough, my mate who built a Discovery tipper offered to do the same for me. TBH I think that picture is about the angle where my chassis would snap in half. Light duties from now on.
  5. Well, that's me being a big fat liar. Next few months, my foot. Got one on me over the past couple of days & decided to go full Waltons spec. Pleased. Also,we may have a new contender for the paint. Bit struck by this from Chevy's 1972 range. /Would look mint with the slot mags.
  6. It had crossed my mind to cut the pins off, but don't tell Michael.... To be honest it's probably never going to see any rain. Me from 30 years ago would disapprove but it's actually worth something and as you said, they can rust given any excuse. It's done really well at not doing so over the years. There is every chance I'm going to paint it at some point, the current colour is pretty odd and it's got quite a bit of micro blistering. If I fit the badge properly it won't come off in one piece, if I butcher it & fit it with badge tape I can remove it. * First world prob
  7. They actually don't. I thought they had them, on first inspection, "tang washers" is it ? They're just rubber/silicon o-rings to seal against the panel. The mounting is by the arrow-head type thingys much beloved of Japanese manufacturers. So I'm kind of on a guesstimate of what size hole to drill. Maybe I should work my way up or do trial fits on plasticard. So much responsibility. I thought raising a family & moving house was a worry......
  8. Hack-oss-ka-nundrum. As we know, KY had an overwhelming fit of Good Cuntary and sorted me a new boot badge from Japan after I gorilla'd mine. To be fair, it was epoxied on so I didn't really stand a chance. First thing I noticed was that the new one had four mounting pins where as the old one was held on with double sided tape & glue. I assumed it was just an old badge that had got damaged so cleaned the old glue,etc off the boot to find the holes. No holes.... I had a check from behind, as well as i could through the holes in the frame and there is sign
  9. Righto, this might be the last update for the moment as it's about as finished as it's going to be for a while. Try and stifle your relief. The tub is sold. Got 400 quid for it which is better than a kick in the nuts. Better make the thing roadworthy again. Because of virus I can't get Steve to do the welding so nuts & bolts it is... Sanded the chassis & got a bit of paint on. Shiny. Chopped the ends off the box section, Painted & bolted down, mocked up the bed frame Run out of excuses to do the electrics so gave it a bas
  10. Yeah, that's what I thought. Seems like a good fix. Saw some fabbed out of steel too, but it doesn't need any more rustable parts.
  11. Or I could buy these.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saco-Billet-Aluminum-Ball-Joint-Frame-To-King-And-Link-Pin-Axle-Beam-Adapters-/283478593188
  12. Thanks man Was planning to give it a bit of stick off road, not much point in living at the beach and not using your beach buggy. Sooo..... Looks like I'll be getting my current pan shortened, or starting a new plan.
  13. Dub advice needed from dubbers plz, paging @63Ragtop & @64valiant maybe ? My shortened floorpan that I'm using for the Beach Buggy is originally a ball joint front end, my donor beam is a link pin type. In my innocence I assumed that I could just swap the beams but a mate has put a doubt in my mind. I can't find an answer on that internet (though I may not be using it correctly). Anybody know facts ? If they are a different fitting is it possible to adapt ? Chur
  14. Pesky meeces. You may remember that my centre console lid got molested by vermin while I was neglecting my car. I've been pondering various solutions to avoid the obvious option of buying a new one. Lightbulb moment.... ( googles "Does VHT wrinkle finish work on plastic ?"). Youtube says "yes". Though I'd give it a bash and if it melts then I'll just go for plans B, C & D; namely cover it, make one out of wood or cast one in clear resin with Sakura in it. Anyway, it went like this... Fire up the P38 Bit of sanding First coat to see if I got it a
  15. Not even in Wales. Maybe in Scotland but it probably wouldn't have a roof. *edit* Yep, it hasn't got a roof... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-75876194.html
  16. Just looking on carsensor. 2000 GT sedans similar spec to mine but mostly with the correct single carb and I assume as rust free as mine, are around the 3.5 to 4.8 million Yen mark. There's a stock GT-X coupe for 14 million. Kenmeri, you say ? https://www.carsensor.net/usedcar/detail/CU8951213963/index.html?TRCD=200002
  17. You ask him, I'm looking at the ridiculous price of these things now in Japan. Maybe I should sell it back to them. no one's going to pay that money for them now, surely ?
  18. When I bought mine, you didn't have to be rich. Now you'd definitely be poor once you'd bought one. But yes, if Morris were still making badges in metal then, what were Nissan thinking ?
  19. Yeah Nah Looks like I'm way too tight to own a nice car. Maybe I'll look into it when I paint it. /still surprised it's not metal to be honest.
  20. Thanks man, I knew you'd know. Bit sad they're not metal but hey-ho. 75 quid though... Really ? Theirs are metal though, right ? Guess that's why mine was bodged together. Think I'm playing with the big boys now. / I've always liked a shaved bootlid.
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