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Bertie

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by tillis, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice work:). Great recycling of the fridge:D.
    Better to not bridge those two seams with that upper RH weld;). It'll just crack at a later date!
    Keep us posted.
    Cheers
     
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  2. tillis

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    Feels so righteous cutting rust out and replacing with solid metal! WP_20191015_002.jpg

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    removed all those "bra" buttons(heheh) and the radio arial and welded all those holes and a light skim of filler

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    and some paint...love this new colour!

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    give it a few days and put windscreen back in!
     
  3. Barry

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    Love those early T3’s
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Take 4 days for paint to dry in Tas this time of year;). Looks nice tillis:D. I'm still amazed at the timber nonpop/ top you made:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
  5. tillis

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    The T3 is growing on me...bought it to do up and sell but love the way it drives and steers...have plans for the two litre but after this paint job it's the bays turn to get some loving.
    Bit of a break first...off to Gladstone for 50year High school reunion!
     
  6. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    More painting...Chris Taylor these are for you...we are on same wavelength re the greens...I bought Dulux cottage green for "Bertie" disliked the lime green it was but then did a test spray of the cottage green and didn't like that much either...too sort of gloomy so added 1/2 litre of white WP_20191117_001.jpg to the whole 4 litre of green...loving it!

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    the square sort of shape of the T3 makes it easy to do in sections...weather in QLD not good for spraying at moment so small sections are easier...having so much fun!
     
  7. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Tillis
    Nice work mate.
    What condition is your trakka pop top in?
    I have some work to do on mine
     
  8. tillis

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    SunnyJim...yeah i already sanded the fiberglas roof and brush painted it classic cream it came up a treat...the canvas is in good shape but looks a bit grungy one of these days i'll atttempt to clean it or paint it with something
     
  9. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    You are much further ahead than me!
    Can I ask a favour? Can you take a few pictures of the front u shaped rod that supports the canvas poptop?
    Mine it's totally stuffed and I don't know what it should look like.
    Especially where it is clamped or secured at the front.

    I contacted Trakka, service dept could not help me.
     
  10. tillis

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    Jim just saw this and will check it tomoro..was busy today...well after my 8k run along the broadwater...heheh...

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    cut this 25mm strip out of rust hard bog and soft bog...gone

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    more clean fridge metal...if only human cancer was so easy!

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    tomoro left rear quarter get cleaned up skim of filler where needed sanded and ready for paint....loving it!
     
  11. tillis

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    I've been held up and the weekend got in the way but decided to put the rear tailgate back together before moving on...easier said than done...heheh how hard are those rear windows to install?? Anyway early winetime celebrating!

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    yeah bit of a sticking point now back to prepping and painting Bertie
     
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  12. tillis

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    found the time to get rear left corner ready for paint...just more sanding sanding...many layers of paint to get down to a good substrate...the big patch of filler...hmmm I'll fess up was not rust but a dent...i backed into a pole...hmm moving right along hopefully paint on this section tomoro! WP_20191128_001.jpg
     
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  13. tillis

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    If it felt righteous cutting rust out it feels Micheal Angeloic applying the gloss!

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  14. tillis

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    Sliding door next...no rust but some dents...sprayed the inside and turn it over tomoro...yesterday wind was clocked at 78k/hr gold coast seaway a few k away...new JK rubbers on the way!

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  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Good air exchange rate in the " booth " then ? ;)
     
  16. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    WP_20191204_002.jpg Oh to have the room for a shed Col!

    dead calm this morning so did the other side...getting there!

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  17. tillis

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    heheh didn't know i had two sliding doors!
     

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