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Hot!Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/11 20:01:12 (permalink)
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Great job Marty
 
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/13 14:16:38 (permalink)
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Awesome work Marty, thanks for the posts, it's great to see these things getting built.
You're definitely an inspiration for me to pull my finger out.
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/13 15:34:16 (permalink)
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Thanks Drew and Matt, I like restoring vans cause there's only half the interior to find ! And could be as rare as coups in numbers . Who knows...





I reckon it was time to get the car ready for its yellow coat, weather came good so I started taping all the gaps up.
Handy tip, I made a copy of the front windscreen in fibreglass with clips/tabs screwed at the edges to lock in to the window seam

After some 6hrs of painting , with a 7am start and numerous breaks in between, the result..

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/13 15:41:48 (permalink)
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More..


Not sure why this pic is different color

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/14 11:21:30 (permalink)
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Good progress Marty, looks great.
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/16 18:29:35 (permalink)
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great work there mate, and an excellent build thread
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/18 19:53:32 (permalink)
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Thank you Rhys and Ted 😎, warmer weather gets the motivation pumping again.
This roof vent was the first item to be bolted back on, I used stainless steel button head bolts and nyloc nuts as the original welded studs were rotten . Also gave it a squirt of drip chek sealer to keep water from getting in..

Just another painted body pic....

The people who been quietly following this, and early on I had a feeling the diff could be a dodge , well this is what I found lol... Finding explosions in centres is kinda funny

Not only that, a few crown bolts decided to escape and the remaining ones were nearly out..


Spares !!!
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/10/30 22:22:32 (permalink)
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Struts, after pulling them to bits and checking if bent... One was slightly less camber than the other so I put one in the press to 'straighten' it a little bit. Once that was done and they matched I welded gussets at the base to eliminate bending. After that I carefully grindered the spring platform off, next was to lower the platform about 40mm and re weld it back up , same for the other side. Doing this lowers the front by the amount the platform gets lowered .



Went looking for the rear shocks and found they was plastered in sludge and grime, but once cleaned up they checked out fine and went back in, must've been a good 15yrs since I seen the old Monroe GT gas golds !!

A bit more painting of some pieces...


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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/11/15 21:12:14 (permalink)
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Starting to install as much as I can to the underside before it's lifted off the rotisserie, first major part was the tank and fuel lines

Diff housing painted in mk2 focus metallic black with a few coats of clear, this color was used on all the underside bolt ons


Had a strip of stainless steel so I folded it to cover the wires leading to the taillights

Installed a low pressure electric fuel pump

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/11/15 21:21:46 (permalink)
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Fuel pipe cover
Diff housing and shocks were next to be installed

Just a shot of the lower bulkhead to underseal


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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/11/15 22:45:09 (permalink)
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Someone has been a busy boy.......
Coming along nicely, Marty
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/11/24 22:10:41 (permalink)
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Thanks Len 👍

STD mk2 pedalbox got a rebuild and paint



I've lowered it from the rotisserie so now it's build up time..
Just had to stick the grill on for enthusiasm



Struts and brake booster frame installed, I've binned most bolts/nuts in favour of new tensile or Allen bolts where necessary



After making the front spoiler, and because I've fitted twincam arches which moved the opening forward about 30mm at the front bottom edge, I needed to trim the return edge off the spoiler and move it forwards to match the arch



Once prepped and smoothed I gave it a squirt of paint to match the car

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/11/24 22:26:42 (permalink)
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While the spoiler got paint, so did the hinges



Hoping this is the last of yellow to be painted, seem to throw out nearly as much as I mix...



Fitting up the spoiler




Some new ARP flywheel bolts came in the mail

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 10:10:35 (permalink)
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Back on track... After work commitments.
I've had a set of retrimmed rx7 s2 seats in the mezzanine for years n years, time to dust them off and play installation..



Actually wasn't that hard, remove rx7 runners and install escort runners with a couple holes to drill, one seat is a bung shape from where the rx7 has a bulge for the exhaust so I made a mini extension from RHS to line up .. Apart from recaro, these have been the simplest chair to install..



Back to the engine for a while, this new electric dizzy turned up in the post from AccuSpark , the only issue I have had is the oil O ring was perished on arrival so bought a packet from the hardware store lol




Clutch and lightened flywheel bolted to the motor

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 10:26:22 (permalink)
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Just making sure all the lines and bkts are in the correct places


Brand new Aluminium 3core radiator


With the box bolted up I checked for clutch operation before installing



Engine in !!

Still hunting for a pinto head, I have some leads on a low K'er locally..
With the engine in I can finally fit the bonnet , starting to look more like a vehicle now

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