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 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2020, 03:37:58 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
no but i did take a nap in there  Cool

 2 
 on: Thursday, 21 May, 2020, 03:36:22 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
me too Cheesy

 3 
 on: Tuesday, 19 May, 2020, 01:51:14 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by CyCo
Were there 11 long haired friends of Jesus in the Chartreuse Microbus??   Cheesy

 4 
 on: Tuesday, 19 May, 2020, 11:36:51 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by CyCo
Disappointed that there aren't any valves used in the dash cluster.  Whistle

Paint is looking good.    Afro

 5 
 on: Tuesday, 19 May, 2020, 05:15:54 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
Looking good  Cool

I have posted on FB

PS Will have to pick up the jukebox soon, now restrictions have lifted Smiley

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 on: Monday, 18 May, 2020, 12:53:06 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Starting Electrics
At last I got to the electrics this weekend.
First jobs were to redo the dash and console.
I keep them both very much old school but neater.
Pics here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9xCe3naVtpDZwaPD8
I tested the old loom by plugging everything in and NOTHING worked.
Too old, Been lying idle too long and too much corrosion.
Start again time. Saving as much wire as possible but with my own circuits and all new connectors.
Pic 1 is test gear. You don't need much to do a new loom but to pick apart an old one an cable tracer and signal injector save a lot of time.
Pics 2 and 3 are the old console vs the new one.
4 and 5 are the updated dash (almost - hazard switch not fitted).
6 and 7 - Now what to keep. Answer not much. I'll try to keep the more expensive heavy gauge wires but I hate splicing all through wires so most of it has to go.
8 although hard to see is me laying out most of the power control circuitry in the tub.
I don't know why people wire cars with multiple high current lines traveling the length of the car or even into the cabin.
Cabins are for controls not current. I will keep the high current lines as short as possible.
Pic nine is how not to splice everywhere. This is my cabin GND or more correctly 0v bus bar. The old loom ground wire had at least 8 spiced wires. Mine won't.
There are 2 more bus bars in the tub.

Peter

 7 
 on: Monday, 18 May, 2020, 12:25:03 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
This week it was time for an experiment.
The lifting arms where corroded, barley moved and covered in layers of old black enamel paint.
I got them sand blasted back to bare metal.
I thought rather than paint, I'd blue the steel.
With a  good coating it should last for years and look pretty cool too.
Pic Here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TnDKMxWxK744evJa9
1 is a before and chemicals.
2 is a before and after
3 is all the other bits curing

About the same cost as painting but it take a bit longer.
 

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 on: Monday, 18 May, 2020, 12:17:08 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
OK a couple of updates.
Last weekend it was finally time to replace the body on the chassis.
Pics here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3nZ8ivM3kupDpKRe9
Pretty much self explanatory.


 9 
 on: Thursday, 30 April, 2020, 09:40:09 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by INSTRO
Love those jukebox pics , the paint looks great Peter.  Regards Richard L

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 on: Monday, 27 April, 2020, 11:39:49 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
Hi Peter,

looking good   Cool

I have posted on FB

Shonko

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