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#61 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:28 PM

I know that suit was bad but I didn't expect it to be a traumatic enough event that you'd recall it six years later.  I don't apologise for that suit either, I'm only disappointed I no longer have it.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

Nice to see you back Angyl, this will be a good thread I have no doubt. Joe is a thoroughly good egg too for helping you with the collection. This place etc.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

Is this car also 'Vulgalour's Hat Purple'?


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:32 AM

Joe accidentally wore a tee-shirt with sleeves that matched the paint on the Austin.

What, Rusty and full of holes!
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:43 AM

As approved by Valerie Leon!!

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:46 AM

Lovely though that young lady undoubtedly is, if we can kindly refrain from posts of her or anyone else in their negligée (or less) on this thread, I'd appreciate that very much.  This isn't me taking offence,  given the nature of some of my work I'm difficult to offend on this particular front, I'd just rather keep this particular thread ADO16 focused.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:52 AM

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ADO16 - FTW


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The Picasso is the future Morris Minor.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:44 AM

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8235...
ADO16 - FTW


That looks like the old Roundway Hospital in Devizes. A "TC" registration would be local I think, maybe Somerset if not Wiltshire.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:29 AM

Sometime about 1988 that photo in Bamber Bridge.

I know the car was in Preston from the late 1970's as my Uncle Eric owned it then my dad then me.


The Picasso is the future Morris Minor.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:32 AM

TC was Lancs until 1974 I believe.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:53 AM

Lovely though that young lady undoubtedly is, if we can kindly refrain from posts of her or anyone else in their negligée (or less) on this thread, I'd appreciate that very much.  This isn't me taking offence,  given the nature of some of my work I'm difficult to offend on this particular front, I'd just rather keep this particular thread ADO16 focused.

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

The Pleasure Wagon of A.R.S.E. is now re-vegged; expect more ADO16-shaped movements to be produced this evening.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:50 AM

Vulgalour, this afternoon:

 

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Mike_Knight, tonight:

 

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:11 PM

That's far too accurate.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

Hooray!

35022887834_384251b46c_b.jpg20170711-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

It had, annoyingly, got stuck in gear on the trailer so pushing it off was a bit frustrating.  It came out of gear again once it was off the trailer, typically.  After having a bit of a poke around the car and being deservedly ribbed/mocked for taking it on I cleared all the Stuff out of it.

35862688895_7c71828e1d_b.jpg20170711-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The only item missing is half of the front passenger seatbelt which, if I remember rightly, were from a P6 with the Austin's original belts going in the back.  I'll just put the rear seatbelts back in the front, I never have rear passengers so I don't need rear belts and the car is old enough to be legal without them.

35022883674_8a2f0e6cbf_b.jpg20170711-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

With everything organised and only a few bits of rubbish got rid of I could get on with inspected thing bodywork.  I know the car has already had some work and I know it needs work and, overall, there were no surprises.  It's what I'd consider borderline now I've had a proper look at what's what.  It's certainly good enough to be sorted out and about what I'd expect if I went out with money and actually tried to buy one.  I'd far rather take on a car whose problems I can see than one whose problems are hidden.  First port of call was under the back seat.  There has clearly been work here before to the subframe mounts, some of which I will be redoing as I'm not entirely happy with it.  It's solid, it's just not particularly weather tight so it needs a bit more fettling to be sorted.

35022887604_0f23e3a2f1_b.jpg20170711-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

On the passenger side the lower rear quarter has had a repair of the sort I dislike.  It's a lot of work to pull all of this out and won't see any real gain at this point so I'll leave it until the outer sill on this side needs doing.  The other repairs look a bit ugly but they are nice and solid and they don't look to have been done over grot so I'm comfortable enough with that to leave it for another day.

35862688795_b0f91b2d6d_b.jpg20170711-05 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The inner rear quarter on the driver's side is finished much nicer and doesn't need any attention.  No real point snipping off the welding whiskers here either, they don't do any harm.

35022887334_82971e24dd_b.jpg20170711-06 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Under the seat on the driver's side has had work and will need investigating a little further to make sure this is actually okay.  This is the only bit that gave me any cause for concern on what I might discover when I dig so we'll see what happens when I get to this bit.

35730921441_8f03e23ec7_b.jpg20170711-07 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The reason for the cause for concern is what I found on the driver's side sill-to-floor join.  I knew this part was in need of repair and a panel is available for this area so it didn't bother me too much.  What I wasn't that thrilled about is that someone has fibreglassed this to hide a small problem which has inevitably made it much worse.  It's been this way for a long time, it was an odd find considering it's had full sills on in the past, it's such an easy fix when you're doing the sills I don't really get why you'd bodge it like this.

35862688395_4e834ebef9_b.jpg20170711-08 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022886964_dfb9fb8c31_b.jpg20170711-09 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

 

 


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:24 PM

On to the front of the cabin next. The A pillar on the passenger side has already been repaired, and has had a bit of work on the heel board near the subframe mount and a small patch on the inner wing.  The driver's side has a hole that needs attending in the A pillar, seems perhaps a little soft around the subframe mount and may need a repair to the lower half inch or so of the inner wing.  Fairly normal stuff for cars of this age really.

35022885624_9e643d6a29_b.jpg20170711-18 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35474942540_eb0360daba_b.jpg20170711-19 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The passenger footwell is in surprisingly good shape.  There's something sticky in the footwell, no idea what it is as it's odourless and colourless, just horrible.  Can't figure out where it's come from either.

35862688125_6b726344aa_b.jpg20170711-10 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

I also found out after washing the car that water is getting through from under the dashboard somewhere.  I'll need to take the dashboard out to find out why.  There's still a few things disconnected so it may just be as simple as a missing rubber plug.

35022886614_a12596ee65_b.jpg20170711-11 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

I'd already reckoned on potentially needing to replace the driver's front floor pan as it's a little on the tender side.  A go over with the vacuum confirmed this when I sucked some of the floor up the vacuum pipe.  It's a bit far gone for repair and since the panel is available it makes sense to replace it.

35862687925_c131ca5759_b.jpg20170711-12 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022886364_4f19d82111_b.jpg20170711-13 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Got my first proper look in the boot too.  The repair that's been started will get chopped out, cleaned up and put back in again.  I want to reconstruct this area in a slightly different way that it's been done here.  Again, the welding looks worse than it really is and the pictures are not flattering.  The rust is fairly localised to the seam at the back and most of the boot floor looks in quite good shape.  I may end up dropping the rear subframe to clean this all up easier, we shall see.

35862687555_9dbe588e87_b.jpg20170711-14 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022886014_81e181d91b_b.jpg20170711-15 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35862687305_8b72d6fd4e_b.jpg20170711-16 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Once inspected I could put everything back.  I'm missing the little nut/wheel for holding the spare wheel down, other than that everything seems present.  I'm also not sure if the boot seal is correct, though it is watertight.

35022883534_8356d588ec_b.jpg20170711-17 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:32 PM

That's all that needs doing inside the car.  There's not a lot of car so the work isn't as daunting as it might be on something larger.  In the engine bay, there is of course the missing section of wing.  The 'trumpet' is also missing so I'll need to replace both of those.  The outer wing this side needs to come off for repair/replacement anyway so this is going to be relatively straightforward to sort out.

35821976316_e8a58650ca_b.jpg20170711-20 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35821975906_479c0427a5_b.jpg20170711-21 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

At the front there's a repair needed to the subframe mount.  The other side has already been done in the past.  Looks an easy repair, providing care is taken with measurements.

35474941960_22e9879dbb_b.jpg20170711-22 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

No attempt was made to start the car.  While we did have a spare battery to hand, and could have got some fuel, because of the section of wing that's removed some of the wiring has also been disturbed and rather than trying to figure out what was going on with that, attention was turned instead to rust inspection today.  I'll have a look at the wiring and attempt to start the car once safe to do so.

35022884654_a42b770bbe_b.jpg20170711-26 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

I really like the very basic dash in this car.  I do have a higher spec dashboard which is in very nice condition, I just like this spartan one better, it seems to suit the car more than something fancier.

35821975286_64e7a6a033_b.jpg20170711-23 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Once everything was inspected that could be I made a start putting things back in the places they live so I don't lose them.  A new carpet is going to be needed as the old one is fairly trashed, modern reproductions are available.

35022884784_aa3de65474_b.jpg20170711-25 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022884914_e9cd5ccc2a_b.jpg20170711-24 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

All in all, it's a bonny wee thing and while it definitely needs work and probably isn't worth restoring financially, I shall enjoy at least making the attempt.  Nothing looks impossible on this one, or particularly awkward.

35022884484_a0ecc9bbae_b.jpg20170711-27 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022884254_fb082b6548_b.jpg20170711-28 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:37 PM

Since I wouldn't be spending time getting the car running today I decided to give it a much needed wash instead.  The paint is utterly shagged and... I kinda like that.  I also found the Reguvis mirrors I used to have on the Princess, they've since had the bad paint removed from them so are back to their factory black plastic finish.  These are really nice mirrors to drive with and considering the one mirror on this car is not that great and I've seen this Reguvis mirrors on other ADO16s, I'll be installing them once I've sorted the front wings out.  I'll be sure to place them slightly better too than in this picture.

35022883264_1f826ecc39_b.jpg20170711-32 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

 

The car scrubs up okay.  It's obviously cosmetically challenged, to say the least!  I'm okay with that, it's got character.  Eventually, I plan to repaint the whole thing in Aconite which is a similar purple to the one it is now.

35474940860_3fdfe111ba_b.jpg20170711-29 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022883934_feb3042235_b.jpg20170711-30 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35022883764_0ed621a6f6_b.jpg20170711-31 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Once again, my thanks to Joe and his dad for assisting and for everyone else that has brought this project to me.  I hope my updates will entertain.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

A.R.S.E. Mission Status: Complete.
 
 
Corduroy Status: Downtoned.
 
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:08 PM

I'd say your wiper blade game is a bit weak.

 

Great to see this one living on!


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:17 PM


 
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...and we're back at Castle_Cleland.
 
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ARSE trailer re-fielded.

 

So happy to help, and to be a part of this happy purple story.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:18 PM

Those wipers are FINE, I used the kitchen sponges I found in the car.  Those sponges came in handy for washing the car too.  The wiper blades are tiny little 11" jobbies and the wheels are tiny little 12" ones!  Everything is so dinky with this car and yet inside it feels surprisingly roomy inside.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

Poor triumph :(
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

Joe, you must be some sort of camera ninja.  I never even saw you with a camera except for when you turned up.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:26 PM

The 1100 looks more sound than I imagined orginally. It appears to sit nice and level as well, which can only be a good thing. Interested to see how you go about order of repairs!
On a tangent, what's the score with that GT6? Looks like terminal damage, although they now command $$$ even as snotters.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

Excellent project.  Clearly has some multicoloured history.  Just how I remember them - look under the carpet and more and more rust and repairs.  Hats off to you for being prepared to do it, but it does look saveable with just a colossal amount of time and effort.  


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:36 PM

The GT6 is waiting for Mike's attention. There's a new* shell in the workshop ready for it.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:39 PM

a new* shell and about four bonnets.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

Not much use to you I guess,

but here is a NOS door for a 2 door for sale.

 

https://www.donedeal...e-door/16019110



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:35 PM

I'm just going to fix what I've got, it'll be easier than derusting that one.  However, someone on the other forum I use might find it useful so I'll pass the link on to them.  2 door specific stuff is really difficult to get so I'm glad this one is complete in that regard.







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