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The Austin 2dr 1100 story - Part IV

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#1 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

Many will know this lovely car as the ex-Vulgalour and catsinthewelder. I've had my eye on it since Vulgalour took it on back in early 2017. It has a certain charm to it, like a mongrel sheep dog in the rehoming centre. A car that has worked hard in it's life and never really been a show car but does want to keep surviving. Many of its previous owners have left their mark in different ways and is a mix of different years worth of parts.

So to recap it's story, here are a few threads on its past history on Autoshite:
Part I - acquisition, dailying and later start of restoration by catsinthewelder
http://autoshite.com...s-i-need-to-fix

Part IIa - first for sale thread by catsinthewelder
http://autoshite.com...-1974-vw-camper
Part IIb - second for sale thread by catsinthewelder a few years later
http://autoshite.com...ree-austin-1100

Part III - acquisition and a lot of restoration by Vulgalour
http://autoshite.com...ustin-1100-sold

Part VI - this thread where I acquire and hopefully get it road legal again.

This is my first proper and full restoration of a car. I've never welded before and only have limited spannering knowledge and skills. Mostly involves I've read in books or seen done online and using that knowledge to try and fix my own cars.

So either this could go really well and a lovely car goes back on the road or I make a hash of it and end up causing it to snap in half over the first bump in the road. Hopefully not the latter...

I'll be giving my best efforts in this, but no doubt will be asking loads of questions and needing plenty of guidance along the way. My rough target is to have it MOT'd by the end of the year. Optimistic? No idea, I haven't done this before!
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Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2008 Audi TT - Utterly boring but very compentent, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

There won't be a collection on this, as I'm being lazy (plus my licence doesn't allow to tow any useful weight) and having it delivered directly to my doorstep! ETA roughly 14 hours from now.

I'm dead excited. Not sure I can sleep properly tonight. :)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:18 AM

Splendid work !

 

I presume those two orders are also on their way :

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:23 AM

Get some plastic padding, wire mesh and plasters.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:36 AM

and to help the project along....... I have a (probably shit quality) carpet set sitting in a corner here..... along with some small spare I'm sure. Next time I'm trolling across to UK I'll throw them in the boot. You're around that Larnden place intcher?
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:20 AM

and to help the project along....... I have a (probably shit quality) carpet set sitting in a corner here..... along with some small spare I'm sure. Next time I'm trolling across to UK I'll throw them in the boot. You're around that Larnden place intcher?


That would be great! I'm a bit further west than London, as I'm in Bristol. But if you're about anywhere in the rough M4 area, I'm sure I can sort something out. :)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

I've got a couple of good hydro displacers for these, (just sayin)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:38 AM

That would be great! I'm a bit further west than London, as I'm in Bristol. But if you're about anywhere in the rough M4 area, I'm sure I can sort something out. :)


Even better! I have the recovery Bedford CF to collect from there. The only thing holding me up at the moment is trashing my left knee and ligaments. Once I can use a clutch without it crippling me I'll be over to get it...... they'll be in the bag with me. No worries.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

I've got a couple of good hydro displacers for these, (just sayin)


Really useful to know. I believe these are all good, but I definitely would be interested in buying one or two off as spares. From reading its history, the spare dash I think is off of your old ado16s too! Looks lovely but I'm torn on if I'll change it to that or keep the original poverty spec single clock setup in the middle.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

I'm with Mally on this, 70's style restoration*, I think you'll find the MOT requirements via-a-vis structural wob and newspaper has reverted to a standard even more easy going than those halcyon days.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

Well I've been and gone to buy a new welder, so I need to at least give it a go! ;)

To be fair to the 70s mechanic, MIG was pretty much brand new and expensive. Alternatives were Arc (but hard), Oxyacetylene (even harder) or chicken wire & filler. My dad used to be lucky and his gaffer allowed him to use the company oxyacetylene welding kit in his own time to fix up the holes in his motors back in the 70s.

MOTs are even easier for them now. This doesn't need one! :D
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

Shame I shan't get to say hello in person today (I'm under a cloud, I'll be okay in a few days I hope), Mike should be chugging his way down the country as I type.  He had a bit of a hiccup with the trailer lights not behaving so was a bit delayed on setting off.  I can't remember what he said the eta was, but it set him back an hour or two just trying to get the trailer lights to talk to the car lights.  Pretty annoying because the last time he got a trailer with the same car from the same place the lights worked perfectly fine.  His phone has also decided it should restart randomly and refuses point blank to accept that my phone is calling it.

 

So we're off to a GREAT start.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:43 AM

Oh more grotty rottenness lovely!

 

8 & 18 for the MG ;)


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:26 PM

Small update from Mike. ETA now 6:30pm as unfortunately traffic has now built up.

At least the weather is really nice I guess.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:28 PM

This happens every time Mike gets a trailer, you know.  It happened when we picked up the 6TL.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:01 PM

It's fine. I've managed to get loads of work done today while lounging around in the conservatory and enjoying the sunshine - far more work done than when working in the office. :D

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While most probably breaking all the guidance on good posture while working on a computer...!
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:33 PM

It's the BL germs leaking onto modern tat that does it you know.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

Rover/Honda, same thing anyway ;)


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 04:22 PM

...or keep the original poverty spec single clock setup in the middle.

 

This.  You KNOW it makes sense*.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

Are you going to paint it the original colour? I hope so.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:34 PM

This.  You KNOW it makes sense*.

 

The fewer dials SiC has to watch the more chance he actually drive this one. ;)


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:35 PM

Harvest Gold? Not sure. I do like Harvest Gold but my wife doesn't. Also the MGB is Harvest Gold and I probably fancy something different.

I think Red suits them well and is a top contender. Like this 2 door.
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I need to get it floors and sills in first though!

(It will almost certainly not be Purple. Mrs SiC hates purple on cars and I'm not a massive fan either)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:39 PM

Its gone half six, so I guess Mike is still snarled up badly in traffic. The M4 is pretty busy right now thanks to a previous breakdown and Ed Sheeran is playing at Cardiff. So lets blame Ed.

Nerves and anxiety are kicking in now as the thought of quite what I've bought is pondering through my mind. :?
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

^^ This is entirely normal*. You poor, poor sod.

Ah, hold on. You own an Audi. Wanker :)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:04 PM

Like this 2 door.


Fucking headlamp peaks! (I'll leave it to Junkman to voice his views on the whitewalls :P)



The reality with red (when not over-saturated)....

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

The purple suits the car quite well.


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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:07 PM



The primer grey suits the car quite well.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:26 PM

Say hi to Mike from me!  Poor bastard it's been a long day for him already and he's only halfway done.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:05 PM

Car now in its place, ready for being worked on.
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Lovely to meet you Mike. Sorry for the delay in leaving. Verbal diarrhoea is a bad habit of mine. Hopefully your drive is nice and easy on the way back!
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