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Post by crash on Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:15 pm

So has anyone got any work planned for their cabby over the winter. I've got a few bits and bob's to sort out.

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Re: winter work

Post by Jan on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:57 pm

yea i have some will put together a list

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Re: winter work

Post by Gartrac on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:56 am

Ive loads to do but it will take longer than the winter break, ive dug the capri out, and swapped the them over in the garage ,so ill be using it while i sort out the escort. Its been in storage for yrs last taxed 1993.And ive got the long time resto on the mk2 rs 2000 so ive plenty to keep me sane.

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Post by nobber on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:33 pm

i got stuff to do lol

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Post by crash on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:56 am

none of the stuff I have is major but i'll post some pics of what i'm doing if it keeps the forum rolling during the winter

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Post by crash on Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:07 am

i've found myself a little work to do. early on this summer i noticed the cable from the altanator to the starter was frayed but from what i could see things wernt to bad so i did a temp repair and never got round to sorting it out till now.

to get at this i removed more than need be tbh but the spots were already off and the rad needed to come out so i ended up with the cab looking like this in no time at all.


prior to doing this i'd removed the heater motor housing \ air inlet to get at some residue from when i cleaned the battery terminals up using bicarb of soda ( this nutralises batery acid)

so once the offending cable were removed and the rad out i found this little lot and as you know i dont like muck




so what started off as a rad out and wiring repair has turned into quite a job but things are looking better already but were not quite there yet





bulkheads looking cleaner too

while the rads out the cooling fan has been refurbed and a few other bits and bobs will get a lick of paint while it's like this.


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Re: winter work

Post by rcdunk on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:48 pm

nice work crash been doing something similar with mine but not to your bufty standards mine has had a good wack with wakoil by a previous owner that's has kept the rust well and truly at bay but is a bugger to get off again have made a start but its slow progress car has gone for paint now so will crack on when it gets back want to do some 3m covering underneath too at some point

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Post by crash on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:01 pm

I've been busy all week at work doing my own stuff lol. got loads of parts cleaned and some repainted all ready for putting back i'll update this with a few pics over the weekend but with the weather not looking so good I doubt the cab will be going back together just yet.

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Re: winter work

Post by crash on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:15 pm

as expected I've not been near the cab over the weekend but have still managed to clean all the parts that have been removed all ready for refitting.


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Post by crash on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:45 pm

the offending wiring loom repaired

i'm hoping that i've got most of the new fixing etc that i need here some of these i've managed to get in the yellow pasivate finish the rest i've bought in bright zinc and done the pasivate finish myself.

horns painted and the brackets replated

header tank cleaned as best i can


air filter and inlet tube

heater motor and housing

and a few odds and ends

well not long after posting the above the sky turned blue and the sun came out so decided to make the most of what time i had left






theres stil quite a bit of work to do under the bonnet yet and more planned elsewhere.

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Re: winter work

Post by Jan on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:50 pm

as always mick its a pleasure to look at

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Re: winter work

Post by allbluecab on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:14 pm

Nice resto,

It's amazing how many things can just be cleaned up to make them look like new.
I did similar to mine back in 2006-07.
I'll post up some pics in a new thread when I find the pics.

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Re: winter work

Post by crash on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:46 pm

allbluecab wrote:Nice resto,

It's amazing how many things can just be cleaned up to make them look like new.
I did similar to mine back in 2006-07.
I'll post up some pics in a new thread when I find the pics.
mine was stripped off everything underneath and the engine bay about four years ago. I never realised just how much muck had accumulated again on the chassis legs.

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Re: winter work

Post by crash on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:13 pm

work on the cabby is mega slow thanks to the weather and me having a cba attitude. but the front end is all back together and running again but i still need to sort the servo and master cylinder out this along with all other planned work has been put on the back burner for the time being.


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Post by crash on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:42 pm

I've been out in the garage today life is so much easier now lol and removed the master cylinder and servo the master was replaced about three years ago for a NOS but I've never been happy with how the brakes have felt since and over the last year it's developed a slight leak that has burnt the paint on the servo just under the master so another new cylinder has been bought and the servo will be coming to work with me next week for yet another refurb followed by another new servo decal.

P1020419 by mike rodgers30, on Flickr
this has bugged me all summer

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still got a couple of jobs planned but I'm sure things will be sorted now I've got back into it

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Re: winter work

Post by crash on Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:40 pm

it was back to work on Thursday and number 1 job was to strip and repaint the servo. with that done it's time to set about putting things back together WTF how hard is it to replace the clevis pin in the servo without the aid of a helper to press the brake pedal down I lost count of the number of times I dropped it. anyway it's all sorted now other than I need to bleed the brakes I just ran out of time.
all ready for refitting

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all refitted with the new servo decal.

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the next job is the clutch ratchet not looking forward to that at all.

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Re: winter work

Post by nobber on Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:26 pm

take the drives seat out mick much easier on the back than laying over the sill Smile

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Re: winter work

Post by crash on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:58 pm

yer that's my plan matt. it's next weeks job now the brakes are sorted.

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Re: winter work

Post by amandaj on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:13 am

gosh ,busy busy busy ,come do mine next lol , keep up the gd work ,looking good Smile

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