Project "Plonker"

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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:00 pm

Thanks Mr T yes i have been very lucky over the last few months, if you can try n get out there even just for 30mins, it deffo helps with ur state of mind ;) :kiss: :jzd:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby Dan 6511 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am

Admin-bloke wrote:I'm jealous of the time you've managed to get in the garage.


So am I, my D still has no door cards since October!

Awesome work as ever mec :D come on, keep going and get the van to the October meet!
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:14 pm

Mmmm never say never Dan ;-)
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:50 am

Hi All

More project plonker progress...

Right then, carrying on from the previous post of chassis work, the cutting and welding had carried on at a fairly fast pace...

I carried on with the A frame X member brackets shown in the last pic of the previous post, starting with the radiator mounts ...

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I then attached all the other mounts including the front A frame mounts...

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Now this was done i turned my attention to reinstating the drivers side outrigger and also repairing the passenger side one which meant repairing a section of the passenger side chassis rail too...

Il start with the drivers side one, i had 4 outriggers which i had to make 2 good ones from...

You can see in the following pic the condition of one end of the outrigger i had, not good, so I used the one good end off the original one i cut off to repair it...

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I also had to weld the rear leaf spring hanger back on then this was welded to the chassis ...

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So then i started on the passenger side, again this outrigger was good at one end but not at the other and it had taken part of the chassis rail where it mounts to with it, so more surgery...

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Now with that done, i could get back to the original outrigger repair, a new end was welded on along with the rear leaf spring hanger to complete this repair ...

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I then went back to the rear of the drivers side chassis rail to finish of the rear overlapping plate as per original, this couldn't be done before as i had a support brace in the way which is now removed...

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I then welded the seat belt frame mounting tabs back on ...

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welded these 2 body mounting tabs back on the new chassis rail section...

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I also deleted the rear X member as only the saloon models had this and replaced it with the now repaired orignal van H frame ...

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The fuel tank brackets have now been welded on too, 2 of these are originals and 2 i made...

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So the final welding repair was completed this afternoon...

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Here is the chassis now after many many hours of work, it doesn't look like much but when its galvanized and powder coated I'm hoping it will look good...

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And finally, quite a moment, for the 1st time the chassis is on its very own 3 wheels !! ...

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I got 3 wheels on my wagon and I just keep rolling along :dance: :dance: :dance:

Stay safe everyone :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby bandit » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:27 am

Mega job, (or should I say ‘Mec’a job’ ;) ) top work as ever, that looks great. Just one thing, why had someone been storing cornflakes in your chassis? :D
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby cis6409 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:39 pm

Fabulous work there mec, fair play to ya!

It's gonna look better than new when it's galvanised and powdercoated!

Excellent to see
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:24 am

Thanks Me Julie, Ha ha yea that did look a bit like crunchy nut :lol: ;)

Thanks Shane, hope you have had a bit of D time too :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:01 pm

Hi all
Little update for u guys, i got the engine fitted last wednesday which all fits fine...

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Then thursday was quite a momentus day in the restoration, the body and chassis met for the 1st time ! ...

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So there we are, it all fits and the measurement between the rear wheels and arches are within 3mm of each other, as is the front wheel to either front wing, considering how many different repairs ive done and how many different parts have come together im well happy with that :dance: :dance:

Also i got a facebook bargain with some Mk2 Mx5 seats for free ! ...

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All i had to buy was the runners which i got for a tenner ! So ive been fitting these too ...

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I made extra strentheners from angle iron for the seats to bolt too...

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The drivers side is fitted so far ...

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These are so much more comfortable than the original deck chair style seats and they fit nicely too, ive been drilling all the mouting holes back in the body too, now ive gota fit a few more things like pedals and the steering column to make sure they fit ok, then i gota take it all apart again ! thats it for now folks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby cis6409 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:45 pm

Savage work there mec great to see it matched up to the body again a-ok!
Lovely find on the seats to

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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:22 pm

Thanks Shane !! :mrgreen: glad u like it :thumbsup:
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