Post by FredTransit on Dec 11, 2012 22:23:08 GMT 1
Hell of a day! :shock: As usual this old truck continues to amaze me!! I stripped the front end all off and removed the lump in prep for fitting the screen and roof. Next I removed the windscreen, REAL careful like! The donor section was trimmed to fit and then I went on to remove the rust, I mean roof! In the past some bright spark had seen fit to weld an extra scuttle over the original! The outer red one was mullered but the original yellow one underneath wasnt to bad :? Next up was to trim back the bulkhead top and A pillars to match the new bit. Then I stepped on the N/S step and it disappeared in a pile of rust This disappearance revealed the N/S outriggers in all their rotten glory Never mind though ever onwards
Stripped and ready.
Outrigger or outruster :!:
Top off :!:
Rust :!: (what a surprise)
Muttley 2 scuttles :!:
N/S rust all to be cut out :!:
Prepped and waiting for some minor repairs and then the new roof :!: :!:
Post by FredTransit on Dec 11, 2012 22:27:49 GMT 1
Thanks for the encouragement folks Big step forward today :!: :!: Roof is now on Its just tacked at the moment, I have been using an old hinge on the A pillar to help me with lining it all up. Even so it has been a day of measuring, measuring again and then cutting. Its all worked in the end though Next I will fit the doors and when I am satisfied with all the gaps being right I will weld it all together.
Dont look too bad does it? Dont change this channel............more to come
Post by FredTransit on Dec 11, 2012 22:30:07 GMT 1
Well today was a lot of fiddling about for not much noticeable progress..... But now the doors fit the holes and open and close :!: :!: The roof is welded properly and after endless farting about jacking pillars and adjusting hinges all the body contours line up
Can you see the join? :lol: :lol
Bit of a break for a few days now so I can earn some money and keep the wife off my back :wink: Cheers, Andy.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 11, 2012 22:35:54 GMT 1
I had a few spare hours today so I endulged in a little theraputic welding. I am fabricating a big rig style front bumper. I need it to be strong enough to serve as a recovery anchor point and also to be able to push dead motors around :!: This is it so far
Main mounting irons!
Basic frame construction.
Coming together, this one will be removeable not like Muttley II :oops: Strengthening at corner. I will build another super strong frame to take the front mounted towball and the anchor eyes. I may build a mount for a front mounted winch to be fitted at a later date. The whole thing will be covered with 1mm plate with 1.5mm ally tread plate on the top face Thanks for looking, Andy.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 11, 2012 22:38:58 GMT 1
quote="Muttley"]Only a couple of pics today, I have been out sourcing bits, got new brake shoes, cyls, handbrake cable, vented discs, pads, kingpins, bonnet release cable, pedal rubbers, front and rear flexibles hoses Busy weekend for me :lol: I have finished the bumper frame though and will be skinning it tomorrow
Extra strength from struts to spring hangers :wink:[/quote]
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:01:47 GMT 1
Fitted N/S door today, required putting a strap from b pillar to b pillar and pulling the two together. The pillar on the n/s had sagged outwards when the roof was cut. A bit of fiddling about resulted in a pretty good fit on the door
Next, as I was bored of welding all the time I decided to wire up the new steering lock and ignition switch, followed by fitting wiper rack and the rest of the dash
Yes I know its a mk4 wheel but I like them :wink: Just one more, fitted a box section sill under the door step, cheaper and stronger than the standard sill
Then I started welding again :roll:
More to come over the weekend, hopefully fitting the engine :!: :!:
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:04:07 GMT 1
Bollox!! Muttley II finally broke in half, teminally So all sense of doing things proper has gone out the window as Muttley III now has to be on the road as quickly as poss :shock: I will concentrate on getting him running, driving, braking etc and cosmetics will have to be done when he is mot'd and in use! To this end I have fitted new cam belt kit, oil and filter etc to the new lump (70 ps mk3 di) and put it in the truck. Also fitted second battery tray for spec lift battery split charge system. Also fitted new door handles with keys!! He now has a full set of keys
See keys in ignition :wink:
Lump in situ and second batt tray.
Does any one else have engine mount like this? They are ali and point straight up. All the other mk2's I have seen are steel and at an angle :? Hope to have him running tomorrow and also to finish the brakes.
Post by FredTransit on Dec 12, 2012 20:05:09 GMT 1
Hoorah!! Muttley lives, he fired up on the first flick of the key after priming the pump and filter. Not bad for an engine that has sat for over 7 years!! There was NO smoke either :shock: The lump is now all piped in, just looking for some where to mount the mk3 header tank. Also managed to secure an 89 Cargo 150litre diesel tank for 15 quid Its 12v and the transit wiring fits the sender unit with no mods This is going behind the cab.
Handsome aint it I have fitted most of the front end now and have 80% of the electrics working.
Lump all fitted up.
Starting to look and sound like a truck now and not a pile of scrap :!:
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