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  • 17-12-2019, 01:59
    Taxirod
    One of the irritations was the autobox and the diff dropping fluid.
    Never found where it was coming from on the auto, seems to be all over the pan, so got an aluminium one and put it on with new gasket.



    The diff only had slight seepage, took off the cover and resealed with new gasket



    Will watch and see if both ok, no drips so far.

    I always wanted to get the steering drop (made by Steve Lang) chromed, so I sent it off, but it came back today, polished on the wrong side!! Find out tomorrow if it was my fault or theirs.



    Terrible pic, sorry folks.
  • 24-11-2019, 17:10
    Taxirod
    Thanks Stonefree, Budetta, Blackpop, Mygasser.

    I managed to wet sand with 1200 and polish.





    Quite pleased with results, not perfect, but I'm a novice painter. You can get away with minor imperfections when it's so low down.
  • 23-11-2019, 23:32
    blackpopracing
    Yep, what Neil said.
  • 23-11-2019, 22:27
    mygasser
    i usually wet flat and polish the next day ian. that's with 2 pack or cellulose. synthetic needs weeks at least before it's hard enough.
    with 2 pack it gets harder each day so the next day it'll be easier to flat and polish but gets harder to work with every day after that.
    neil.
  • 23-11-2019, 22:18
    budetta
    That nearly matches the nail varnish I just put on !!! Was hoping to paint my panel van before the weather went but still on the body work, have a space heater though- toasty!!!
  • 23-11-2019, 20:50
    stonefree
    I admire your ingenuity,and the quality of the finish.
  • 23-11-2019, 18:46
    Taxirod


    Winter is not the best time for spraying, so I rigged up the feed to the compressor so it took warm dry air from inside the house, with the dehumidifier going too



    My garage has insulation in the roof, with a small electric heater it got up to 16degrees.
    Squirted some paint on.







    And the bottom of the bodywork had to be cut to allow enough ground clearance for it to be driveable, this was done after it had been painted, so at the time I just put more paint on at the bottom with a roller! So now trying to improve on this.

    Question: How long after spraying should I wet sand it and polish?
  • 16-11-2019, 17:40
    Taxirod
    https://youtu.be/6uZbPf6jUuA

    https://youtu.be/ezQ0akZZh44

    https://youtu.be/9OzyjY5xKB4

    Came across some old footage of when I was just starting to build this. Yes this is the same vehicle!

    Quality is poor cos I found old DVD which was a copy from camcorder, Ive just filmed it with my phone.
  • 16-11-2019, 17:15
    Taxirod
    Ive made the bonnet stay and got rid of the gas rams for good now. Lifting the bonnet manually I notice how heavy it is, but glad to have the gas ram saga behind me now. Simple stuff rarely goes wrong.
    I had made panels to cover the bulkhead and hide all the ugly bits, wiper motor etc.
    But then I had to remake them to allow the rams to operate, now the rams are gone, Ive redone them, filling the holes with metal then smoothing, and today put on some primer. With a brush. Well at least I got plenty on there so can sand ready for paint.






    And heres it some time ago with the cut outs for the rams.

  • 12-11-2019, 00:59
    Taxirod
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    At least you have room for a project in the new bigger garage mate
    Yes I'd love to start a new project, but disciplining myself to carry on tweaking the truck and enjoying it for now. Best to concentrate on one at at time I reckon!
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