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Easter Bunny Delivers

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Poptop, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I still need to give inside a really good clean, I've bought some prepsol.

    I'm thinking of grabbing a green fog light switch from Samba for the fog lights.

    The rear tray has wood slats and I need to give them a light sand and apply a few coates of Tung oil.
     
  2. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    Mark I was so stoked when you first rang me & told me about this DC... its come up a treat mate. How good is that roof :eek:
     
  3. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Matty I took your advice on the day," You can't leave without owning that DC", very happy. Thanks again!
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Well done Poptop .Its a big transformation from the first photos to the last photo. You have really done a fabulous job .That you should be proud off .Job well done:)
     
  5. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne, still a few things to do, good internal clean, the rear passenger seat is a work in progress! Quick sand and Tung oil of wood tray slats.

    I'm sourcing a cover for the tray - Any Melbourne based suggestions happy to here from anybody?

    The paint work has come up amazing!

    Cheers

    Mark
     
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  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Having some experience in timber and finishes, can I suggest a Tung Oil based finish with added wax hardeners, like "Floorseal", made by Feast Watson, and available widely, including Bunnings. (Note: NOT "Floorclear", a polyurethane finish by Feast Watson.)

    Great protection satin finish, and not brittle like the hard polyurethanes. Easy to apply AND easy to repair scuffs and scratches down the track. ;)
     
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  7. Burgs

    Burgs Member

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    Expensive way of going with the dollar but these look awsome and done off original templates.

    http://www.busware.biz/HOME.html

    Can go the full old school hoops and canopy or something different a tonneau cover. Interesting to see what someone in oz can do. Great thread mate, such a nice DC.
     
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  8. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Grantus that is what I am intending to do, light sand, Tung oil, build the coates up. I think there's a topic on Samba about this for those interested.

    I will show the requisite before and after shots!

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  9. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Burgs

    Thanks for the link Burgs. They look awesome! The canvas is Sumbrella.

    I have sent an email to the Melbourne office requesting samples of the Sunbrella Canvas for:
    Black
    Natural
    Silver
    Grey
    Toast (looks like beige to match seats ).

    I think I'll see if I can get a tonneau cover made here based on what you see on Busware.
     
  10. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Functioning fog lights - bling or essential accessory?

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    Those in Melbourne this morning know what I mean!
     
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  11. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Headlights are on high beam - I need to do something about that!
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    guaranteed earth grounding considering how long it has sat
     
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  13. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    Love them... Done well Mark ;)
     
  14. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    The tray, with wood slats.

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  15. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Pictures show a quick sand on the far left with 180 grit sandpaper.
    Far right with 1 coat of Tung oil.

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    5 more Coates of Tung oil to go!
     
  16. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    The wood slats are riveted in. Any thoughts, experience on whether to.
    1. Remove wood slats
    2. Clean tray
    3. Sand and oil wood slats
    3. Re-attach wood slats.

    Or just sand attached, Tung oil and clean the tray.

    There is definitely dirt beneath the wood slats as 1 has come loose.

    I'm concerned that a bit of the rivets will end up beneath the tray if I remove the slats and somehow in the engine - is this possible?
     
  17. old grey

    old grey Well-Known Member

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    Watching with interest as I'll do this one day.
    Being timber on metal there will always be the issue of rust and wear. Try and clean it thoroughly, keep it dry and oil the daylights out the timber including the rivets and bolts (underside as well cause if the bolt or securing device rusts then the timber will start to decay and rot.
    That's what I'd do until I was ready to give the whole tray a remodel and then do it all with new paint, timber slats and fittings.
    First however I must get my tray looking a lot better..
    Good luck. image.jpg
     
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  18. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Ok first coat of Tung oil. T M I rear passenger seat covers on the way!

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  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Just looking at your cabin bulkhead with the vertical raised metal pressings, and it makes more sense than the later horizontal ones on the T3's.

    I wonder why they changed? o_O
     
  20. rabidkombi

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    Looks amazing:)
     

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