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More sanding. Bogging.. blocking. I want to finish this and then have a break from the bodywork and start trimming these engine mounts. Picked up engine crane the other day ready for it.

 

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Still gotta block back one at bottom of guard..

 

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Were a couple of little imperfections all blocked out now tho

 

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Made a start on blocking back roof again.

 

Trusty crane.

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Cheers

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Done abit more.. finished blocking back the roof n continued to sand jams with 320 grit.

Sprayed all the rub thrus with some epoxy primer.

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Decided to tackle the engine mounts to have a break from sanding. It needed doing before paint anyway as i scratched the firewall getting motor in.

 

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All trimmed up.

 

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Will grab the welder again tomorrow and tack it n my mate will weld them in for me as hes a much better welder than me!

 

Cheers

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Off she goes 

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Stripped down motor to give it a clean it was filthy.

 

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Drilled out the pajero master n test fitted 

 

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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

 

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 Cheers

 

 

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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

 

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Bloody good

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Couple of good protective days stripping the front 2 doors n managed to get some epoxy on tonight

 

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Cheers 

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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..

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Blocked the front 2 doors back after i had bogged em

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Sprayed some epoxy on the rub thrus and hit them both with some high build.

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Sprayed some guide coat and let them dry overnight.

 

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 Blocked back front doors again.

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Then cleaned panel and bogged pinholes 

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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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