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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by tiker » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:33 pm

Are you doing solid colour are metallic
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£20 cockup now weeks of extra work

Post by chris d » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:20 pm

after visiting the doctors to get my head examined(true)I called at the paint suppliers
and explained my problems with the hi build primer.
YES I have used the wrong thinners.my fault. period.
because its acrylic paint I needed some different thinners.
oh well lets start again.
back to stripping paint, as if I havnt done it before.
now the top coat comes of with ease because its not stuck to the previous coat of hi build
the other layers are well and truly attached to the car,so do I just remove the top layer
or go back to bare metal.pictured below is 3-4 hours with a sander and wire wheel for the niggly bits
feel free to hurl abuse because I am a plonker.
yes pete I agree with your comments.i had similar comments at the nec about stellas paint
gary still not decided about colour but not metalic
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Post by tiker » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:35 pm

Hi Chris I feel your dilemma I would flat it of f no need to go right back to bare all over put epoxy primer over its also used as a sealer, it's then waterproof and your ready to shoot hi build over top you can do hi build wet on wet as soon as dry are just flat off smooth and re etch you can etch over paint If its keyed just as good as bare metal
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:33 pm

gary
yes valid point
I flatted the o/s windscreen surround and front of the roof
no big clumps of paint coming off
sanded well,nice and smooth
will carry on checking other panels
hopefully its just localised to the rear wing and c pillar
will have a chat with dale on Wednesday and get his thoughts
the painter im using is on holiday
gonna dig stella out on wenesday and check her over for her mot the week after.
so well see what happens
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:44 pm

Live and learn, Chris. :wink: You're not born knowing which paint components are compatible with which. You learn and move on, as you have done. Correct the issues as they arise.

Thank you for sharing your experiences. It gives the rest of us a chance with our own projects! :D

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back to stripping

Post by chris d » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:47 pm

spoke to dale and pete on Wednesday,they both have experience with painting cars.
conclusion is strip to bare metal.
thankfully its only the exterior I messed up,so managed a couple of hours
on Thursday and Saturday with the polycarbide wheel and wire disk.
should be back in primer by Christmas !!!!!!!
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by bazzateer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:56 pm

You know what they say Chris, when you're going through Hell, just keep going! :D
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:52 pm

I have to say, that is looking really excellent, Chris! 8) Keep up the great work!

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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:56 pm

well after fixing a couple of issues with stella to get me to the national,back to libby
her exterior is now in bare metal apart from the front panel.
front will be done when of the frame.
now to etch and hi build again with out any silly mistakes.
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Post by tiker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:37 pm

Hi Chris looking good.
How do you keep garage dry have you got heating on to keep damp at bay while prep work and spraying?
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:48 am

Superb, Chris! 8) That really does look good. Keep up the great work.

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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:05 pm

hi gary
no heating in garage.i got some polysheet dust covers from the paint supplier to cover the stiletto whilst cleaning libby.
just throw one over and attach round bottom with clothes pegs to bottom of cill.the garage roof is triple skinned after the burglary
a couple of years ago,cuts down on condensation but its always been dry normaly
hi paul
it looks good because its the second time iv stripped it bare after my silly cockup with the paint.
nevermind.still on the big learning curve called life.hopefully get her in primer this week.
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:31 pm

good day today
libby is now in etch primer
tomorrow will hopefully put a coat of hi build on her
then I'm back to where we were 3 months ago
gary the first couple of pics are how I keep her rust free and dry
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by tiker » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:30 pm

Hi Chris I see your floor is also very dry my garage floor is Yorkshire stone and always damp but once patch is rolling I'll lay plastic sheeting not much more I can do as it's rented good luck
Have you chosen a colour yet?
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:58 pm

Well done, Chris. Excellent work. :wink:

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Post by chris d » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:14 pm

even better day today
got libby in hi build primer
so hopefully it will sand ok.
will find out tomorrow when I finish work.
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:24 pm

hi gary
my garage floor is dry and 6 inch concrete also higher than the surrounding land so no water ingress
I built the base and the garage so seems I did a good job
rented garages are a problem especially with stone floors
laying polythene or visqueen from local builders merchants is better than nothing
colour wise I would like to do it original pinewood green metallic,BUT
I don't want another metallic, there a bitch to sort out body repairs etc
and sue (who the car is for)doesn't like green
so undecided yet
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by colimp66 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:31 pm

Nice job Chris. A bit jealous I must say that you have your Imp in primer I'm wishing I had the time to get mine to that point.
Hoping it all goes well for the next stage for you.

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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:43 pm

The car looks superb from your photos, Chris. :D

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Post by chris d » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:55 pm

cheers colin and I'm
col I'm jealous of your fabrication skills,luckily libby did not need a lot of metalwork.
front panel re-cleaned etch primed and then hi coated.
now to give her a couple more coats of hi build and start sanding by hand.
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:13 pm

Very nice work, there. The front bib spoiler is a little excessive for my taste, but each to their own :lol:

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Post by chris d » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:01 am

hi andy
the bib spoiler is adjustable to accomadate the cut down landrover chassis and wheels
that are going under it to make a 4 wheel drive imp. :D :D :shock:
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Post by chris d » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:53 pm

happy new year everybody
done a bit more on libby
given her another coat of hi build
cleaned and etch primed a spare window I have
cleaned the door bins and etch them
today I have given the doors a coat of hi build
bonnet and boot to do then I will start to sand it all down by hand
also planning Barnsley start of season run so lots to do.
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by tiker » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi Chris she's looking really good
Picked a colour yet?
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:33 am

hi gary
I want pinewood green sue wants purple
might compromise and do 2 tone green/purple
still a way off yet
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Post by The Nun » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:48 am

Your primer looks like a BMW special option available in the matt coat finish on the M range of cars, owners pay a fortune extra for it as it looks cool, I think they say?
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Post by John Simister » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:33 am

Looking great. Purple is a very Sue colour, I think.
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:02 pm

thanks pete and john
the black is hi build primer and my first attempt so quite pleased with the finish
shame i have to sand it off.
yes purple or pink would suit sue.
wet sanded the near side door today,not too impressed with the finish
a bit thin in places and even gone through,so must be high points
will leave it for now and have a word with my painter
the second pic is it wrapped up ready to go upstairs in storage
pics to show my efforts/mistakes
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:55 pm

evening all
6 months since my last update!!!!! where does the time go
the body is ready for the painter now
bonnet boot rear window and trim cross member front grill all etched primed and block sanded
fed up of body work so looking at the wiring harness.
now I hate all things electrickery, remember I had stella on fire a couple of years ago.
so I want to make a new harness and add a couple of extra wires for rev counter etc
talk about in at the deep end.
I have some info from the forum and will ask questions if needed.
I am going to check the strands in a couple of different wire sizes and go from there
so question 1 libby is a 75 so can you still buy the multiplugs for the printed circuit board, wiper motor, and steering colum.
question 2 I would like to renew with thinwall cable any thoughts
will post some pic later
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by Lars Hagermark » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:36 pm

chris d wrote:... so looking at the wiring harness.
now I hate all things electrickery, remember I had stella on fire a couple of years ago.
so I want to make a new harness and add a couple of extra wires for rev counter etc
talk about in at the deep end.
I have some info from the forum and will ask questions if needed.
...
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by colimp66 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:47 pm

Good going Chris,
There is never much to report when rubbing and filling bodywork but good to hear Libby is close to the final paint.
That's a good place to be for sure.
Can't help with electrity voodoo but good luck with it. :wink:

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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by chris d » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:15 pm

thanks lars for the prompt to your page
very helpful, as noddy said, wiring guru.
the green wire you found is puzzling me as well.but will sort it out somehow.
cheers colin
bodywork is a pain but glad its finished.
your not far behind me but you have modified just about everything so well done
keep it going.will be worth it in the end.
I have found the lucas wiper plug from carbuildersolutions , and the other plugs are 8 pin or 9 pin
so will replace both halves.
the printed circuit board plug is the problem one, cant find one.
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Post by chris d » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:04 am

so now the real fun begins
I have the wiring harness spread out on a pin board.i have identified most of the wires bar 2
a large green (28 strands) under the dash and a white with brown trace (14 strands) from the engine to the printed circuit board
the wiring diagram in my Haynes and wsm doesn't match the harness I have.white seems to be power but mine are green.
they change colour at the fuse box,big brown in green out.
I think the unidentified green is power for the hrw but the white and brown I'm not sure
the car is a 1975 imp deluxe,the harness has not been messed with apart from one wire to the rear off side light.
I'm going to order the wiring this morning from vehicle wiring products.they have the right colours.
most of the imps wire is 14 strands so I'm using thinwall 32 strands only because the colours will match and better protection
hopefully it will all fit in the cills etc.all joints will be soldered and heat shrinked.
the plug that fits the printed circuit board is proving a problem,i would like to replace it but there not available, so does it split apart
can you get the pins from somewhere,has anybody fiddle with one,please let me know.
now the sad trivia.you can tell I was fed up yesterday,if you take the harness apart strand by strand out of every wire,including the hrw and joined them together,how far would it stretch.
answer next time,trust me I know,i did it yesterday.
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Post by chris d » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:34 am

sorted the mystery wires out
the diagrams in the manuals does not cover the cars with fuses
so if you use the search function above for l5/l6 wiring diagram you should come across
a diagram with the fuses and the changes made to later cars.
the big green is the hrw switch
white with brown trace is the oil pressure switch to dash light.
all good now
just the printed circuit board plug to deal with.
any ideas
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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:05 pm

It sounds as though you are making excellent progress on the car, Chris. 8)
chris d wrote:just the printed circuit board plug to deal with.
any ideas
I would just cut the block connector off the old loom with a length of wire still attached - at least about 30 centimetres. Then I would graft that onto the new loom, staggering the lengths of the loom tails so that your soldered joints do not end up as a giant lump that you need to try to hide behind the dashboard.

That may be your only option, unless you manage to find a new, unused block connector or unless you manage to dismantle your used connector.

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:17 pm

you can buy multiplug connectors , they dont match but by changing both ends the result will be the same
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Post by chris d » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:36 pm

cheers chaps
IM steady progress indeed done it all twice :lol: :lol:
dave the plugs are no problem. its the plug for the printed circuit board that is proving to be a bitch
I have some new long terminals that I'm hoping to modify,if I can get the old ones out of the plug.
I post some pictures but I cant
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Post by chris d » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:48 am

the wiring loom is all complete
all new front to back except the printed circuit board plug
had to remove the old pins and solder the new wires to them.(hopefully it will work)
I have run a couple of extra wires through as well because I want to fit a rev counter and battery gauge.
just have to work out where to attach the rev counter wires in the engine bay
coil possibly.its a smiths tacho.
one silly question
the main brown that runs from the starter solenoid to the tashboard puzzled me
large brown 44 strands to a dead end with 4 wires of 16 strands connected to power everything.
it was done at the factory but seams a bit daft.i am hoping to fit an additional fuse box for the large brown
and then run the 4 small wires from that fuses included.
if it sets on fire then so be it
the answer to the length of the the complete harness end to end is
1,423 metres.
I would post pics but photobucket has locked my account so you will have to imagine my work
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:44 am

chris d wrote:just have to work out where to attach the rev counter wires in the engine bay. coil possibly. it's a smiths tacho.
What is the wiring like on the rear of the tachometer? Is it the same type of tachometer as is fitted in the Sunbeam Stiletto? If so, I believe one of the white wires on the rear of the tachometer connects to the ignition coil negative, the other to earth. It senses current switching in the negative side of the ignition coil. Following the wiring diagram in the workshop manual. Other Smiths tachometers connect to ignition coil positive, I believe. It depends upon which type you have. Post a photo of the wiring. :P It is easy using the forum's own uploader. Let me know if you don't know how to use it.
chris d wrote:I would post pics but photobucket has locked my account so you will have to imagine my work
Posting photos on the forum itself is simple enough. As long as they are relevant, resized to a decent file size and you don't go crazy and post thousands of photos, then there is no issue. :)

1,423 metres of wire! :shock: I can well believe that. Imagine how much that weighs! :?

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Re: libby the deluxe

Post by 617sqn » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:10 am

Relevant and not over used ? Who on earth could you be referring to Paul ? :roll:

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