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#2251 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

You have a thing for green vehicles FOAD LOL

 

I had a play about editing it to lots of different colours, I liked green, brown, black and that really cheap blue colour Fords were painted in the 90's. I think green might be the easiest to paint without it looking totally shit.



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

I dragged the other 305 out, since there's not much interest in the van I'm going to continue improving it by swapping the decent bits from the spares car onto it.

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Liking the Foadestry logo
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:12 PM

loving the old merc.....always lusted after one..with the classic Merc painted wheel trims...gorgeous!!


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

 

I've always carried a bit of a "thing" for creating a crew cab mini-truck, because I like mini-trucks, but have kids. How much of a deal is it to get the 4wd ones low? Or alternatively, were there any crew cabs built in 2wd? 

 

Most likely nothing will ever come of this, but it would be nice to know!


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:38 PM



I've always carried a bit of a "thing" for creating a crew cab mini-truck, because I like mini-trucks, but have kids. How much of a deal is it to get the 4wd ones low? Or alternatively, were there any crew cabs built in 2wd? 

 

Most likely nothing will ever come of this, but it would be nice to know!

 

I'm sure it's possible to get a 2wd crewcab, I think the 2wd versions are easier to lower having torsion bars up front that can be adjusted to change the height. The rear would probably involve removing a couple of leaf springs or flipping the axle.

 

The guy who got the L200 did this to it.

 

41328922322_109553b5e4_c.jpg30261415_1847541751982851_42611817947594752_n by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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I think it looks pretty cool.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:24 PM


I'm sure it's possible to get a 2wd crewcab, I think the 2wd versions are easier to lower having torsion bars up front that can be adjusted to change the height. The rear would probably involve removing a couple of leaf springs or flipping the axle.

The guy who got the L200 did this to it.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/864/41328...30261415_1847541751982851_42611817947594752_n by srblythe, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27500...30222077_1847541668649526_193295746185822208_n by srblythe, on Flickr

I think it looks pretty cool.


I like that a lot.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:40 PM

New filter with all important bleed screw now in place.

 

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/821/39515...RJC_0845 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

It seems to drive bit better now but I'll need to get some clear fuel line to make sure there's definitely no air in the system.

 

 

while you're at it throw the jubilee clips in the bin they are wrong for diesel pipeage as they don't do up properly round and cause air leaks


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:06 PM

What are you meant to use instead of jubilee clips?

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:58 PM

What are you meant to use instead of jubilee clips?

 

I'd imagine it would be something along the lines of those crimp type fuel hose clips.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

Aye, crimp clamps are supposed to be used....

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...which is grand if you have the right size to hand and the proper tool to crimp them. There is not much range of pipe that each size will clamp properly, so with all the variations in fuel hose you really need a handful of different sizes. I just use wee jubilee clips myself and if there is trouble sealing with one, I put a second on next to it but with the drive section round the other side of the pipe to the first one.

 

Oh, and those things are single-use and need to be cut off if you need to remove the pipe.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

You can reuse those crimp clamps if you have a small enough screwdriver to pry them open but they are cheep enough anyway to replace.

Jubilee clips are crap use these.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

41374601152_5ce6a5fbf7_c.jpgRJC_0897 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

26545716607_e893afe535_c.jpgRJC_0884 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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Hopefully by the end of next week I'll have the Aldi back on the road. 


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

40721229534_6bf8915914_c.jpgRJC_0929 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Managed to remove the axle from the 305 estate, I started by undoing the handbrake cables from inside the car, dropping the exhaust and undoing a brake line into the brake compensator thing. Undone the 3 bolts on each side holding it in place and it dropped most of the way out, a bit of wiggling the axle and car saw the axle come out and I carried it inside to assess what needs doing.

 

26564701977_704fab06e4_c.jpgRJC_0932 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I removed a drum to find a cylinder was leaking so removed it and fitted a new line and cylinder. I'll probably do the other side tomorrow and see if I can fit it along with the front struts and new brake calipers to the van.

 

40721223644_9dff3afaf1_c.jpgRJC_0940 by srblythe, on Flickr


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:02 PM

 

I'm sure it's possible to get a 2wd crewcab........

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:24 PM

That Mitsitruck looks better lower.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

The 305 trailing arm looks incredibly clean/rust free given the age.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:12 AM

The 305 axle looks pretty good, it's a lot less rusty than the one I removed from a 2004 c15 last year.

Today I didn't make much progress on the cars, I fitted the other wheel cylinder and brake line to the axle so now it's ready to fit.

I spent most of the day tidying up.

 

26587994967_2efc2fbcdd_c.jpgRJC_1026 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

It's brilliant being able to see the floor again and I can now find stuff after rearranging most of my tat.

I filled lots of black bags with rubbish.

 

40566267325_f56e9ca4cd_c.jpgRJC_1012 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Mrs FOAD felt like making something.

 

40566260855_a92f805f3f_c.jpgRJC_1024 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

So set about making a dinosaur like creature out of scrap metal.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:46 PM

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After a lot of faffing we managed to get the replacement axle back onto the van. Captain 70s was a great help, we wouldn't have been able to get it back on without him.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:40 PM

And I'd have not have ended today driving a car with TWO chassis legs without help from FOAD!

 

The early 90s never ends at Foadwerx...

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:17 PM

The sculpture made me smile, very good.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:19 AM

Yesterday we started the day by putting captain 70s acclaim up in the air to assess the rot, it wasn't much to worry about, just a small repair required on a chassis rail.
I didn't manage to take any pictures but I'm sure captain 70s will update his thread with the photos he took.
After that we set about removing the axle on the van, I started by removing the bulkhead and part of the floor which revealed the same floor layout of a 305 estate. I'm considering fitting folding front seats from a 3 door car and fitting rear seats from an estate.
I got the van in a position to remove the axle by carefully balancing half of it on the ramp and leaving the rear end dangling over the edge.
I undid the exhaust and one of the brake lines like I did on the estate but after removing the nuts holding the axle in place and lifting the car up it just didn't want to come out.
I ended up having to use the engine crane tied to the towbar to lift it up enough to wiggle the axle out.
It was a bit of a faff getting the replacement axle in.
Mrs foad was in charge of raising and lowering the car while me and captain 70s wiggled the axle into the holes, we managed to bolt in the front 2 bolts on each side after a few attempts but couldn't figure out how to line up the rear bolts straight away.
We eventually figured out we could use a screwdriver on each side to pry the rubber mounts and line them up while Mrs foad carefully lowered the crane.
A couple of kicks to the rear wheels saw the van drop down onto the mounts with a thud and we finished by tightening the nuts inside the van.
Still need to bleed the brakes and reattach the handbrake but it seems a lot better and there's no strange noises coming from it.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:16 AM

What is the mask and filter set you are wearing in this picture? Any goo Looks to be a decent bit of kit.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

What is the mask and filter set you are wearing in this picture? Any goo Looks to be a decent bit of kit.

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It's an air fed 3m welding screen, I got it second hand and it's basically an older version of the stuff we use at work.
It's a bit big and bulky but is great for avoiding breathing burning underseal etc.
I usually use a £20 tool station auto tint welding screen for everything else.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

What's the difference between a 20 quid helmet and a 200 quid helmet? Just viewing window size?
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:18 PM

What's the difference between a 20 quid helmet and a 200 quid helmet? Just viewing window size?

The screen size is bigger, clearer and brighter so makes seeing what you are doing a lot easier when you aren't welding.
Also there's cool, filtered air fed into the top of the helmet which stops it from steaming up and keeps you from breathing fumes.
It's probably not a worthy investment for the hobby welder but I got it cheap from a friend who recently got a new screen.
If I'm welding stuff on the bench it's easier just to use the £20 helmet.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:41 AM

I got the handbrake refitted and the rear brakes bled.
I had a look at how difficult it would be to fit back seats and 306 folding front seats but it seems a bit of a faff so I'll just be sticking the bulkhead back in and keeping the original seats. d74956cfb6703b041cc211507f119d28.jpg

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

90 yes- effectively a 80 with an angry pigeon under the bonnet...


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:10 PM

That's the Aldi mot'd! 19a725089f98fd93b2e51391ff485ef4.jpg

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

My past unpleasant experiences working with drum brakes led me to get some other poor cunt to fix them, I bought new drums, cylinders, shoes and wheel bearings and handed the car over to the garage next door to my usual mot place.
Luckily I did because he was experienced enough to notice that the handbrake cable was faulty, he replaced that too and now it feels perfect.
I took too long acquiring all of the parts and had to pay £45 for another test, £60 labour for the brakes and £20 for the handbrake cables.
Mrs foad went over yesterday afternoon to pay and collect the keys, what she failed to notice was the car had been left unlocked with the drivers window down.
Luckily it was parked in the corner of a quiet industrial estate so nobody really noticed it.
I've been driving it today, I had forgotten how well it drives.

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