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Re: byb610b-benji making quite a bit of progress

Post by KDHUDSON » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

How about making a roof headlining with them on it?

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Post by stuartrf » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:06 pm

KDHUDSON wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

How about making a roof headlining with them on it?
that could be an option for me providing i can get the glue off the viyinl as im project imp is missing its headlining
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Post by stuartrf » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:11 pm

oh ps a sticker bombed engine lid might :wink: :wink: be at the national on the back of my imp :lol: (depending on how many stickers ive got left)


edit: you know what it only feels right to have a few imp stickers on there as well so if any one has got some imp or talbot, chrysler ect stickers that can donate to my boot lid i would be very greaful
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:55 pm

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front arch looks perfictly inline :)
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and the rear looks pritty much spot on as well :D
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Post by stuartrf » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:34 pm

did some work today and managed to get the sill finished :D :D :D :D
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just got the rear 1/4 to do tomorow then i will sart doing the front wing then i can flip it over and start all over again :roll: :lol:
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:36 pm

Good work Stu. Just be careful when you flip it over, you wouldn't want to damage those new bits!
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Post by stuartrf » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:40 pm

yep i will be im going to go down to my local garage and see if i can help my self to some old tyres and cover the floor of the garage in tyres :lol:
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:19 pm

right ive fianlly hamnaged to get the rear 1/4 fitted :D :D :D :D its only tacked in place atm as i have run out of wire and gass :roll:
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but as soon as i have got wire and gass i will carry on and get it totally welded in then start filling it and rubbing it down
also the front of the rear wing is starting to look very good as i have started filling and rubbing it down
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still not finished but i will let the body shop worry about getting it compleatly smooth

my next job after the 1/4 is done is to get the front wing sorted
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im going to sand blast the pannel as its been sat there for months and has not got a bit of surface rust

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the state i leave the garage in after working on the car :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol:

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Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:22 pm

Always good to see an imp coming together with lots of new metal. Nice work, what colour is it going to be?
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:29 pm

thanks it was going to be ford regency red
but as its a 60's car it should be a 60's colour so i have settled on opalescent maroon as the car was orignally maroon
http://www.classicjaguar.com/sd.html
move down to see the car out side the body shop to get a good idea of the colour
ps nice colour on the jag shame about the model :wink:
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:56 pm

That is going to look awesome.
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:17 pm

cheers im not sure if i should keep the white stripe or not
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:36 pm

I think the white stripe would look good. Might be able to get prometheus to mock in up in photoshop first?
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:45 pm

i think having a stripe is the right thing to do although i think i will have it in the same postion its in not but wider using the lines in the body as a guide
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:48 pm

Yeah, imps often look good with the lower half of the swage line in a contrasting colour, think yours would look good a bit like that, perhaps with wheels the same colour as the stripe perhaps.
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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:32 pm

thats a good idea chris ill have to redo my revos in the same colour as the line
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Post by stuartrf » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:01 pm

right ive actually been doing quite a bit of work to benji int he last few weeks
all repair sections are welded on the back of the car and as the rear 1/4 just needs to be ground down and painted i decided that i was going to start replacing the front arch
went from this witht he repair section just resting in place
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to this
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with the old rotton arch cut out and the new one cut down to keep the orignal sawge line
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(you have no idea how difficult it was taking thoes photos lol the 2nd one down i was standing o a bin leaning over a fence)
atm the wing is just clamped inplace as i need to reomve it and repair the inner arch but as soon as thats done i have weld it in then flip the car back on to the floor so i can strip the rest of the bits out then flip it over so i can work on the other side

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Post by kilty » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:46 pm

That E Type looks like Black Cherry.
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Post by stuartrf » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:37 pm

they do look similar

just finished steeing the wing lined up so it is ready to weld in place :D
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Post by stuartrf » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:37 pm

did abit of work to this today
finally got the last piece of sill welded in (front wheel innet arch section) and i also managed to get the arch welded in
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i also cut the inner arch lip back to make it easyer to weld the inner to the outer arch
to compair
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not to bad seeing i have never dont this amount of body work my self :D
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:12 pm

Good to see you progressing with the car, Stu. :D

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Post by stuartrf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:35 pm

im pleased to say that as of 20 mins ago the passenger side floor pan is now solid :D :D :D :D :D
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proabibly cant see much but its the area where the rear x member bolts onto now solid and painted in black hammerite :D :D :D :D :D
and with a few areas only needing grinding down and filling this side of the car may actually be done and ready to be flipped over :o :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D after 7 months lol :lol:
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:24 pm

Good progress Stuart! :D
Also very interesting reading and viewing as I'll have to do much the same to one of mine in due course.
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Post by Prometheus » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:34 pm

ChrisBenoy wrote:I think the white stripe would look good. Might be able to get prometheus to mock in up in photoshop first?
Hey no problemo. Can't do it right now though as i'm off to the airport to pick up the spawn and the better half ......... :lol:

Home alone time is officially ....... over :(

I'll get to it later Stu :D

Just to recap that's a chamois in the colour from the earlier pic and with perhaps may I suggest a light cream or off white stripe as opposed to stark white just to give it that classic feel 8) and the same colour cream/white for the revo centres :D

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Post by stuartrf » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:57 pm

thanks mate i was going to paint the wheels like this
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not with the whole center white jsut the raised bits
its the colour in the link to the etype
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Post by stuartrf » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:38 pm

well i havent really done much today apart from rolling the car back onto its floor so i can get a good idea of what the new panels look like on the car
and tbh i dont think they look too bad it has only really taken a skim of filler for make them look acceptable
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ive still got quite a bit to do on the rear 1/4 as the crossmanber doesent fit yet but as soon as i grind down the welds is should go on
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^this did need abouit more than a skim of filler to look right as it was badly dented but alot less filler is going in than came out
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front wing still needs to be rubbed down
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i found a can of paint the colour the car was going to be just to protect some of the bear metal areas
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Post by stuartrf » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:59 pm

benji is now currently on hold till further notice unfortunatly my welder decided it was going to die today and i currently dont have money to replace it and with car insurance ect looming i dont think i will beable to get one for quite a while :(
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Post by stuartrf » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:14 pm

well after a few weeks not working on the car i bit the bullet and bought a new welder all most ment that i couldent go to www as im soo low on money atm but as i sold my roll cage i have got just about enough to last me till the end of the month
right so progress on the car
i spend a while looking out for a decent front rad to use and i have found a very nice ally rad that is about the same overall size as the works rad bit is only a fraction of the price
it does how ever mean i had to cut out my heater box quite alot :lol:
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i have braced the suspention seam welding a piece of box section welded to the chassis rails
the sill is not compleatly welded in and just needs to be ground down and filled
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i have also welded up the trim holes in the rear wing
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and the front wing hasent really changed still needs to be rubed down lol
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Re: byb610b-benji starting work on the other side

Post by stuartrf » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:54 pm

yep thats right i think i have actually finished the passenger side of my imp :D sure its only taken me 5 months lol but its ready to turn round and start all over again :lol:
fortunatly the drivers side looks more solid but its had the same cover sill fitted so i will fit a propper inner and outer sill ther is also a massive dent behind the divers door so that will have to be pulled out before i do any thing
im going to be buying the front rad for it next month so i can get all brackets made up and fitted before the car goes for paint and i will make up a cover for the heater pipes so i can carpet over them and i considering runing the wiring loom through the car inbetween the rad pipes to save me struggling to pull it through the sill (will be coverd in armourd sleving) im also going to look into an electric water pump and fuel pump that i might fit in the front of the car...........................................................
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Post by ImpManiac » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:32 pm

That all sounds great, Stu. :D

I have a Davies Craig electric water pump to go into mine soon too but, speaking personally, I would be cautious about fitting it in the front. With that said, I cannot think of a good reason not to, if you want to. My philosphy is to mount it as close to the inlet to the cylinder block as I can and mount the coolant reservoir above it so that it has a decent head of water above it and its supply to the engine is more difficult to compromise. Mind you, I still need the front radiator and the rest of the pipework to complete the circuit. Otherwise, no cooling! :? So I suppose it makes little difference in the end.

Still, my water pump will be going in the engine compartment. :wink:

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Post by ChrisBenoy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:42 pm

Yeah, we found out that when fitting a davies craig water pump it really needs to be directly below a header tank. It seems to have very little ability to suck water into it, only good at pushing it out.
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Post by stuartrf » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:40 pm

ChrisBenoy wrote:Yeah, we found out that when fitting a davies craig water pump it really needs to be directly below a header tank. It seems to have very little ability to suck water into it, only good at pushing it out.
to over come this i am going to fit the header tank the the front of the car as the brackets were cut out when the car was going to be running a boosa lump
im going to be buying the rad next week so i can get all the rad cowling made up and start fitting the water pipes will of course have to come out for when the car goes for paint
im also going to have to find some engine lid hinges as for some reason mine were cut off :? :?
ive got some ok doors that i am going to start fixing up im going to get all the mec's blasted and zinc plated and the window runner's recromed i will refit the doors as soon as the drivers side is done so i can sort out the panel gaps as im goign to be doing it my salf im going to set my self a target of a constant 2mm gap all around the doors, boot, bonet and grill this will be plenty enough gap so that the paint wont chip when the doors ect are closed

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Re: byb610b-benji starting work on the other side

Post by stuartrf » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:09 pm

well tomorow is quite a big day for benji as ben is comming round to help me turn the car around so i can work on the other side :D :D :D :D :D :D the first time the car will be facing the right way in the garage lol
fortunatly the other side looks more solid than the passenger side although it will still need center sil, outer sill and a rear wing sill section
and the arches actually look in good condition, i will have to sort out a large dent behind the drivers door but i bought a dent puller so it should go fairly well.
as it is going to take quiet a while for me to save up enough to get the car painted i am basically going to rebuild and fit every thing so i effectivle have a rebuilt car just needing the body work done this way i can make sure i wont have any problems when it comes to fit every thing up once the car is painted

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Re: byb610b-benji big day tomorow

Post by stuartrf » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:16 pm

well today was the big day after 8 months of ownership benji is now facing the right way in the garage :D
it was a bigger job than i first though the shell was actually quite heavy even with 5 of us on it :!: although it is only partially stripped lol
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turning the car around went suprisingly smoothly with plenty of helpers (thanks again ben :D ) and be fore i knew it we had rolled the car onto its side so i can work on the drivers side
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a bit of a before and after now
just goes to show you never know what your buying
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looks solid here :D
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ok someone fitted a cover sill :x

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what a mess! :o
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most of the rot cut out :)
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deffinatly wont be reapiring this panel ! cut out and replace :)
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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:15 pm

Yikes. :shock: Mine's got cover sills on it too. :?

Good to see it progressing well, Stu. :)

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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by colimp66 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:50 pm

So did my one IM & it looked pretty similar to Stuarts underneath aswell.... :shock: :lol:

Doing a grand job Stuart.. Really cracking on with it. Keep it going.

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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by stuartrf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:26 pm

hey guys thanks for the positive feedback
im really starting to struggle to find the motivation the get this done :roll: i know i have proabibly done most of the hard work and this is the easyer side but as the days are getting shorter im finding im spending less and less time on it
need to get some body panels and flood lights orderd to kick me back in the right direction :wink:
although saying that i have just bough a nice new alloy rad for it so i have got abit to keep me going for a while
stu
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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by colimp66 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:01 pm

stuartrf wrote:hey guys thanks for the positive feedback
Welcome Stuart,
I know exactly the way your feeling. I was like that earlier in the year & to be honest finding time, any decent time at the moment anyway to do anything worthwhilst is a struggle.
It will come to you when you have that nice shiny radiator in your mitts I'm sure.. As I was told many times "it will be worth it in the end".
The hard bit is getting to the end .. :lol:

You will get there along with me I'm sure ..

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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by stuartrf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:59 pm

:lol: yer your right its not the first time i have felt like it with this car and as soon as i get that lovely shiney rad in my hands i will be trying to figure out some way to fit it with the car on its side :lol:
time is a real problem for me as well the only time i really have is after work but spending 8.5 hours working on cars and comming home to spend annother few hours working on cars can get a bit tedious
also im going to be spending most of my months wages on body panels when i should be saving for for a lovely new carbon push bike :roll:

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Re: byb610b-benji todays progress :)

Post by bazzateer » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:14 pm

Just keep plodding along with it Stu, before you know it you'll have done the body and have it back on its feet.
You don't really need a new pushbike, but you do need a second Imp on the road, it's all about priorities! :wink:
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