Project "Plonker"

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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:29 pm

These bloody 3 wheelers are breeding !!! ;)

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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm

So whats the story behind this then i hear you ask, well Mr Dan Stacey has a big part to play in this ;)
He spotted this yellow regal saloon on one of the facebook pages, for sale as spares or repair, the guy who had it was also restoring a supervan and used the chassis off this one as it was better than his van one and the rest of the bits are still on it, so its a massive parts shop for me and my van, the regal was located in Gloucester so around 3 hours from me in Essex, so last night me and Dan went on another epic roadtrip to go and get it ...

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So there we have it, as much as i hate to do it this old regal is gona be stripped for bits and then i should have pretty much everything i need to complete my van

Ive been doing some more fibreglass so i will update with some pics soon :thumbsup:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:46 pm

Also i must say a massive thankyou to Dan for helping me once again with his transportation services, without him both my projects woildnt have been possible :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mrgreen:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby jerzybondov » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:18 pm

Mec you are the best kind of lunatic!! :D
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:49 pm

jerzybondov wrote:Mec you are the best kind of lunatic!! :D



Thanks mate .. I think ;) :dance: :dance:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby Dan 6511 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am

mec wrote:Also i must say a massive thankyou to Dan for helping me once again with his transportation services, without him both my projects woildnt have been possible :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mrgreen:


Your more than welcome matey, any time. I think I should start up a recovery business, you'd be my most regular customer ;)

What better way to spend a friday night, getting home in the early hours of saturday? Down the pub??..... no, driving 350 miles with a trailer to collect a knackered old 3 wheeler and towing it back to essex :lol: ;)
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:41 am

:D :D :lol: :dance: :dance: :mrgreen:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:08 pm

Hi All
Time for an update on this, repairs have been coming along quite well, here's some pics...

Inner rear wheel arch

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Outer wheel arch ..

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Rear floor repairs...

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I removed what was left of the rear bumper...

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Cut the cracks out and prepped the floor...

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Edge lip repaired, this has now been ground straight..

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A couple more floor repairs on the drivers side, same as the holes on the pass side ...

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Side panel repair...

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I will continue in the next post as i cant add anymore pics haha
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby mec » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm

more fibreglass repairs...

drivers side corner re-attached...

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Inner arch re-attached to this panel too..

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Here is the side panel with a 2nd layer on too...

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As for the saloon donor car, Mr Dan Stacey has been over on a couple of occasions to help me,big thanks to him for giving it more time...

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The chassis that the saloon came with wasnt really salvageable as previously mentioned the guy i bought the saloon off used the original saloon chassis to use on his van project so i harvested the van specific bits off this one to use on my chassis ...

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Fuel Tank brackets..

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Leaf Spring hangers...

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Centre Bar...

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I also cut the outriggers off to used on mine too, and I have got another rear door, complete this time...

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Dan came over last night and we layed out all the parts i now have...

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I think I have 80% of the parts now, So its coming along slowly but surely :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Project "Plonker"

Postby DMC1983 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:03 pm

Nice explodaview there. Some great progress.
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