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Post event write-up - Geep recovered, work* commences

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#211 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 PM

That looks bloody marvellous. 3 wipers ftw just like an e-type (only better)

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#212 OFFLINE   eddyramrod


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Posted Yesterday, 10:50 PM

If that Focus is only going to scrap, see if you can grab the seats out of it!  And anything else that might be useful ;)


Radiator-wise, I would imagine it was laid out for an Escort rad, which will be arranged with the header tank at the top, rather than down one side as they tend to be now.  What you might get a top-tank rad off I have no idea, bur maybe Escort rads are still available?


And please tell me Huggy will be able to meet this in April when we come down?

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#213 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted Yesterday, 11:09 PM

Well done to the lot of you for a good days worth of fettling. 

Yer can't beat a bit o' Autoshite

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#214 OFFLINE   bezzabsa


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Posted Yesterday, 11:57 PM

Focus rad too???


I vote for el cheapo 'bucket' seats to be fitted....OR

Propa Land rover 2 pad vinyl jobbies...have the added function of being waterproof-ish too..


Much coolness to have found that for Nada!!  

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#215 ONLINE   MattLikesCars


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Posted Today, 12:25 AM

Part of me wants to buy/win this at roffle and do a road trip back up to Scotland in mid-December. The other half is telling that part to do one while shouting hypothermia hypothermia hypothermia.



#216 OFFLINE   mph1977


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Posted Today, 02:00 AM

When it comes to ply, the best way I have seen to protect it is soaking it in fibreglass resin.  I managed to get hold of a 4'x4' bit of ply about 3 years ago which had had this done to it (I didn't know at the time) and promptly left it in the back garden and forgot all about it.  While having a tidy-up, I rediscovered it.  The bottom 6" had sunk into the ground, and it was covered in leaves, mud and general shite that happens when you leave something outside in soil for 3 years.


Washed off with a pressure washer and still in near-perfect condition.  I was staggered.

even better if durability would be to encapulate it  , with a layer or two of  glass cloth and vinylester or epoxy resin .... 

#217 OFFLINE   SiC


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Posted Today, 08:18 AM

I reckon a pair of leather Focus ST170 seats would not only look good but also being leather, practical too.
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