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    Minimad5 reacted to Cooper1 in Project "p38" Diary of a 2001 Range Rover   
    Some intermittant chassis work. 
     
    Kind of hard work trying to strip and paint a car you use daily!!  
    Chassis is being stripped of any rust and old paint in preparation for a coating of underseal.. 
     
    Upon scraping the front half of the chassis it looks brand new. #
      



    The old underseal is coming off quite easily.. 
    Only issue I can see immediatly is the rear shock absorber mounting areas, they're no where near being terminal but having rust I can see but not treat is a pain in the rear, especially the drivers side mount which is abstructed by the massive fuel tank  

    Anyway I'll get around to wire wheeling the rust and giving it a coat of Jenolite, the above has already been coated doesn't seem to have done much however.  
    The rear quarter has also got some surface appearing from a previous repair, a quick dose of rust converter applied should keep it at bay for a while. 

    I should note at this point she was a pembroke/swansea car her whole life so some light rust is not too bad..  
    And to finish off I gave myself and the old bus a wipe over, both inside and out.





    At this point a body off clean up of the chassis is on the cards, only a 3hr job to do believe it or not so that is a possibility..  
     
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Barry Cade in The grumpy thread   
    Because charging someone to do something, suddenly removes all the emissions & damage done over the years.
    Rant over 😅
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    Minimad5 reacted to Spurious in The new news 24 thread   
    What a cute little friction plate. Also love the handling instructions, very Japanese 😃


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    Minimad5 reacted to stuboy in The new news 24 thread   
    u can run a kwik fit depot now i recon better than they do..
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from mercedade in Daihatsu Fourtrak - Get on the floor! Anti Flintstones specification   
    Brilliant work 😎
    The members of this forum have stepped up the game recently, with threads like this, the Morris Minor/ Volvos etc all getting some serious fettle. 
    P.s:
    Some lovely fabrication & welding on display.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from warren t claim in Shitesteddfod: North Wales meet ups! Last two Mavericks Wales car nights… anyone up for one of them?   
    I've got a load of shit on atm, but do fire me a P.M or Facebook message the day before, as I might be able to make it 🤞
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    Minimad5 reacted to Cord Fourteener in Shitesteddfod: North Wales meet ups! Last two Mavericks Wales car nights… anyone up for one of them?   
    Isn't @warren t claimnearby?
    Anyway, I'd better get my arse in gear!!
     
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from brownnova in Shitesteddfod: North Wales meet ups! Last two Mavericks Wales car nights… anyone up for one of them?   
    I've got a load of shit on atm, but do fire me a P.M or Facebook message the day before, as I might be able to make it 🤞
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    Minimad5 reacted to brownnova in Shitesteddfod: North Wales meet ups! Last two Mavericks Wales car nights… anyone up for one of them?   
    Only 2 more of the Mavericks Wales car nights left before they finish for the season on the 21st and 28th September.
    Anyone up for coming along to one of them? 
     
    @Sunny Jim
    @Cord Fourteener
    @eifion
    @Minimad5
    @mat_the_cat
    Amyone else local I’ve missed off, or not local who fancies a road trip! 
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    Minimad5 reacted to martc in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Bungy chords!
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    Minimad5 reacted to Tickman in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Minimad5 reacted to Vantman in Scruffy Saab--Reacquired!   
    After about three and a half years and being owned by several  Autoshite members i have bought the Scruffy Saab back!
    So today my first journey since it returned was to a small local car meet at Headcorn aerodrome---with a bonus Spitfire!

     


     
     


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    Minimad5 reacted to juular in The new news 24 thread   
    Engine withdrawal fail.

     
    Trying to use an engine crane in this location is basically impossible thanks to the stones and the big divots despite lining the area with plywood.
    I'm going to chop the front of the car off and just tow the bastard out with my van, subframe, engine, gearbox and suspension in one go.
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    Minimad5 reacted to aldo135 in The new news 24 thread   
    Love this 😊
     
    I work in a school and our primary 2s were making loads of things out of cardboard boxes yesterday, all donated from parents.  I only noticed when tidying that one of them was an Ann Summers box, who brings that in for the kids to play with 😂 thankfully there was no “space rocket” inside!
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    Minimad5 reacted to Lankytim in The new news 24 thread   
    Today I finally managed to buy a 2002 V70 that I’d agree to buy a few months ago, a couple of collection attempts had been thwarted by being pinged and then catching Covid but today was the day when all the ducks were in a row, the planets aligned and I was finally able to scoop it up. 
     
    My tool for collecting the V70 was the Amplus towing dolly which up until now I’d only used for moving old crocks around locally but this motor was in Bromborough on the Wirral, an hour or so from my home in Stoke on Trent and it was going to be by far the furthest I’d towed with it.  I met the sellers son at her house, had a chat and loaded up.
    The Volvo was pretty sweet, D5 auto with 200k on the clock but one owner from new and full main dealer service history.  Unfortunately the elderly owner had knocked a motorcyclist off last December and it had been parked in a garage since then.  Fortunately the rider only had minor injuries although his bike was badly damaged and the Volvo took some damage too. 
     
    The towing dolly worked really well with no issues at all other than the small aero tyres it uses getting slightly hot. I don’t know if it’s a feature of the design or not, those little wheels must be spinning at a tremendous speed even when I’m only doing 50mph or so. 
     
    The V70 looks repairable but I’ll probably break it for spares instead, the auto box is probably on borrowed time as it’s on over 200k and are a weak point on these models, there’s lots of nice parts however. The Thor alloys sport newish Michelins and the spoiler would pretty snazzy on my own V70, I also fancy retrofitting the reverse sensors. 

     



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    Minimad5 got a reaction from tooSavvy in Daihatsu Fourtrak - Get on the floor! Anti Flintstones specification   
    Brilliant work 😎
    The members of this forum have stepped up the game recently, with threads like this, the Morris Minor/ Volvos etc all getting some serious fettle. 
    P.s:
    Some lovely fabrication & welding on display.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Shite Ron in The grumpy thread   
    Because charging someone to do something, suddenly removes all the emissions & damage done over the years.
    Rant over 😅
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    Minimad5 reacted to rickvw72 in Daihatsu Fourtrak - Get on the floor! Anti Flintstones specification   
    Whisper it quietly, but I think the drivers side is done!
    First order of business is to close up the inner rear arch.
    Made this up, and welded it all in. Outer arch cover is on here too, fits nice and covers so much of the work done.
    Inside, the rear bulkhead (which I had to make loads of previously) needed to be joined to the floor.
    Had to fabricate and fit a floor crossmember, which is fitted to the inner sills (which I made too).
    Ive renamed it a DaiRicksu now, as it’s basically coachbuilt in this area.
    Welded a big chunk of floor in. Had to repair and fit the rear seat support bracket, under the black panel that takes the seat base. Ground back and zinc primed it.
    Terrible pic of underside. Lots of new steel here, needs a tidy, prime and seal up. This is taken under the door area, looking back at the front of the rear wheel. 
    It’s had some bloody welding, this old crate!
    I do still need to weld the outer sill on, which means it’s not 100 percent done this side, but all fabrication is done this side I reckon. I’m also fairly sure the other side is better to start with, so tune in next time to share my disappointment when I realise it’s a complete kipper!

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    Minimad5 reacted to rickvw72 in Daihatsu Fourtrak - Get on the floor! Anti Flintstones specification   
    Sills time.
    Originally this had an inner sill, middle strengthening panel and an outer sill. Some time later a “repair “ was made, and a lump of box section welded in.
    Nice work. I lifted this up with my two poster on these sills some time ago, more crunching than a crisp eating competition occurred.
    So I cut out the box section.Heavy box section removed. Existing Strengthening panel is neither strengthening or a panel, or existing in any way at all.

    So, overall this should be roughly 140cms, the length of the sill. The rearmost couple of feet atre very rough.

    The floor above the inner sill. Sound deadening patch was not for sound deadening, but the only rigidity of the floor.

    The inner sill rear section lopped out. And the ever increasing in size flint stone floor option.

    Wow! Took about 20 mins of tweaking to get the sill hanging in the right place. Tech screwed this on, to get an idea of the shape the inner sill should be. 
     
    Cut back out all the rust inside before. About 50 percent of the inner sills out complete. The other 50 percent about the bottom 2 inch is cut out.

    Couldn’t resist dropping on the arch cover and bumper. Looks almost complete, and in my eyes the sills shape transforms the side of this. Also reminds me how much of this work won’t be seen in the end!
    Spent the rest of today making bits for the inner sill. Gonna tack these on with the new outer in place, then remove outer, seam weld inner repairs, make and fit strengthening panel/ mid sill, paint it all and inside the new outer, before fitting up the new outer and welding it on... then finish off the inner arch..... then weld the now about two foot square hole in the floor up.
    Nearly done I reckon.
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    Minimad5 reacted to rickvw72 in Daihatsu Fourtrak - Get on the floor! Anti Flintstones specification   
    More welding occured on planet Fourtrak today.
    This is inside the rear inner arch, passenger side.
    Also in here is the middle body mount, and the boot floor edge. Right in the miflddle you can see one of the boot floor strentheners.
    This is the rear body mount, behind the strengthening panel that is a touch crumbly.
    wizzed out with the noisy spanner.
    Deconstructing the rotten old shite, various patches and some ultra flammable sealer took over an hour.
    Chopped out, you can see the body mount. This was repaired, primed and welded up.
    Then it was on to the arch lip, and also the boot floor edge. 
     
    Looking better!
    Welded it from inside. 

    Nice to not have blobs dropping in your ears! 
     
    Did tidy up and prime these bits too.
    Next time it’s onto the drivers side floor and under seat bit! Theoretically the tank, fuel pipes, rear suspension etc could be put on and it would be drivable.
    Unfortunately im too sadistic for that, so stay tuned! 
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    Minimad5 reacted to chaseracer in The grumpy thread   
    Will it go in sideways?  <runs, hides...>
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    Minimad5 reacted to cort16 in Utter Arse Candle!!!   
    The rear bumper bolts in through the boot so you should be able to take those out and it'll just come off. I double you'll get in trouble with the fuzz as the plate, light etcs is all separate from the bumper.

    I'm sure I had one and binned it after it fell on my head. Have you tried the the SD1 forum?
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    Minimad5 reacted to Saabnut in Utter Arse Candle!!!   
    If you remove the bumper AND the brackets so there are no sharp edges, it is perfectly legal to run with no bumper. If you cannot remove the brackets, wrapping them in foam will also work.
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    Minimad5 reacted to Agila in Agila chod fleet mainly slk r170 content   
    Saab update.
    Sorted a fifth/spare wheel for £30 delivered sans tyre.
    Unfortunately my tyre place didn't have a part worn so had to stump £55 for a new budget. (Correctly mounted 😉 no weights needed)
    Ordered a genuine saab rubber boot liner £50 on ebay and missed out on roof bars as I forgot to bid.
    And stuck the private plate back on.
     



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    Minimad5 got a reaction from eddyramrod in The grumpy thread   
    Because charging someone to do something, suddenly removes all the emissions & damage done over the years.
    Rant over 😅
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