Another one - 74 "Spotty Herbert"

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  1. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Think you need a bigger shed.....
     
  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    It's nice to have some bits to do again...

    Spotty had carpet in the front - not good for going to the beach - so $27.99 on special at Supercheap bought a rubber boot liner that is easily cut with a pair of scissors.
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    The mat (with the one out of the 75 as a template)
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    Got his roof racks on for the SUP
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    Steering wheel repair:
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    Trying this stuff: It's not cheap at $50 but there is plenty in it and I am sure I will be able to use it for other things
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    It's a black powder that you sprinkle into the crack then drop the glue onto it and it melts the powder immediately and makes a hard bond.
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    I then sanded it off:
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    Next step will be to give it a spray of black paint. There probably is a way to get it all shiny again, but I don't know how. The only black paint I have here at the moment is Plastidip so I won't be using that as it peels off.
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    When you get bored of the wedding and function runs Melissa, I can see that some paid motor trimming and interior restoration could keep you busy! :)
     
  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Spotty is currently getting a little attention - used a corner bulge cut from a donor - it seems like an odd spot for rust but even the donor cut had a spot starting there too.

    Corner rust.jpg Corner repair 2.jpg Corner piece.jpg Front repair.jpg
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You concreted my campsite...?
    How considerate!
    You’ll be charged car-lot rates by Council soon......:rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Melissa,
    Seam sealer used before mid 75 was not good. Info from 1500king. So the water into the air intake got into the seam on the inside....oh & bog doesn't help. Nice to see Spotty getting some love:).
    Cheers
     
  7. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Doing a great job Scott. Looking forward to seeing her, maybe sooner than you think.

    Adrian
     
  8. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    We are not doing it ourselves - I am paying someone with the skills - we just sourced the donor metal.
    Fingers crossed you see him soon Adrian ;)
     
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  9. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Flying up Thursday to BNE. Then if all goes well heading south to be in Melb Tuesday arvo. Will talk once we get on the road.

    Adrian
     
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  10. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Fingers crossed Spotty will be back for your visit:
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  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Is it really easier to mask up things like the radio aerial and door mirror, rather than remove them and set aside for the painting process, and then just refit? o_O
     
  12. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    This was just meant to be a quick "on the side" job - I did not expect this amount of spray - Scott actually likes how rough Spotty looked before but we had to do something about the rust before it got worse
     
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  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough......masking tape is the easiest tool for a spray painter. ;)
     
  14. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Spotty is home.
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    I understand people's comments about removing bits before paint etc, but this was a quick job to keep him on the road and to get through rego again (next month).
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice:cool:....now just to polish the rest:p to match the new paint:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
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  16. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Exactly 2 years go today Scott picked up Spotty!! Well look who paid Spotty a visit.. @Mordred
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  17. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Three good smiles there :D:D:D
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Reckon BAY-o75 has the biggest smile after repairs:).
    Cheers
     
  19. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Adrian would be happy to see Spotty in such good hands, Melissa. ;)
     
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  20. David H

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    He actually turned up at the right time to polish the old paint;) to match the new.
    Good work Mordred:p. Scott says thanks!
    Cheers
     

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