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Hot!Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 10:42:37 (permalink)
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Ordered a full length roof lining from a qld eBay store in black fabric. I personally hate white roof linings ! The lining went in without a problem, plenty of excess to trim which is good. Time of install took about 6hrs being careful..




Satin black covers went in to finish the edges, I was going to yellow them... But nah..


Found some good, non busted reverse lamps to install, I couldn't remember the wires so took a uneducated guess... When I put the battery in, the reverse lights came on so something was wrong there, the wiring back there was a full abortion from trailer wiring and all-sorts... Will sort that out later ...
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 14:06:17 (permalink)
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at this rate mate you will be rocking up to all of your Christmas do's in the yellow load lugger. :)
 
Great thread, and great progress.
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 16:36:51 (permalink)
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Nice job, Marty. lucky to get a headlining that fits first time up.  I bought a ready made off Fleabay and it didn't come close. Ended up getting an upholsterer to made one from template of the original, which luckily I had kept.
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 22:56:18 (permalink)
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Hi Len, sorry to hear yours was cut wrong, they might have changed the templates since then... Mine had a good 100mm at the doors spare and out the back .
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/16 23:06:38 (permalink)
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at this rate mate you will be rocking up to all of your Christmas do's in the yellow load lugger. :)
 
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Wouldn't that be funny😆, I'm hoping to have it regd during the new year hols. As with putting any car back together, there will be setbacks , unknown stuff or untested parts like the new KE Laser master cylinder(cause escort ones are price stupidly) and the "found it in the boot of spares" vac servo ... debugging once it's up and running..
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/17 21:20:40 (permalink)
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I like the headlining you have fitted, looks good in black.
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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/28 21:11:25 (permalink)
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I was looking for some decent engine mount rubbers and some guys on the Capri threads use Range Rover V8 mounts as are much more solid and won't rip after a few months, so I ordered a couple of sets, one set for mine and the other for the zetec conversion I was doing. Without welding new bkts I used 1300 mk1 escort right mount bkt for the left side and a mk2 escort left bkt for the right side,, it all measured good and central so in they went!
Now that the engine is in, the radiator goes in for the last time


Now the roof lining is in I can install the windscreen


Black locking strip is part of the molded seal, not sure where it came from but fitted nice and snug



Found these fans on the high shelf in back of the shed, I cleaned both up and decided to go with the yellow one, mainly cause it's genuine pinto fan ... Not cause it's yellow !!

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/28 21:26:31 (permalink)
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Brand new barn door seals were ordered from Rare Spares, as some shops in UK don't stock them or never reply


I'm going to be fitting mk1 escort door trims, these were a tan color so I bought vinyl spray in satin black, a escort purist mate of mine hates that I'm doing this and said to get mk2 van trims ... For some reason they are hard to get in good condition and the style of them is just... Yuk !


Tracked down a falcon xw non lock fuel cap


After bolting the seats in I noticed they were quite high up so I got to the grinder and trimmed down the seat legs about an inch and welded the tops back on

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Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/12/31 11:02:49 (permalink)
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Coming along nicely.  After hoodlining the first items I put in was the glass, made it feel like a car again, not just a shell.
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