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welshrover
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Car Model: 1969 hillman imp.
Location: machynlleth mid wales .

car collection

Post by welshrover » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:24 pm

hi guys.my name is craig im new to imps and hoping to pick folks brains on the imp as its my first one. i've had many classics and drive them everyday , also my wife drives a 1965 Hillman minx everyday . no modern cars on our drive :D
I'm not sure if its ok to put a recommendation on here yet as I am not yet an imp club member .
if not please delete.
the recommendation is for uk car car collections . he is very reliable ,& conscious of peoples property he is transporting.
he has transported quite a few classics for me in the past 5 years, and has always delivered on time with no damage at all .
he delivered my imp to me last night from Gloucester to mid wales and he arrived at my house at 22.30 and left for a 11/2 hour journey home at 23.30 . that to me is the sign of a hard worker . so I would like to recommend craig brett at uk car collections here is his link .thanks Imp007

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Collectio ... 1e78bac563
1969 HILLMAN IMP
1965 HILLMAN MINX
AND NO PLASTIC MODERN TAT
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kilty
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Re: car collection

Post by kilty » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:58 pm

Show us yer Imp then Craig!!
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Lars Hagermark
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Re: car collection

Post by Lars Hagermark » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:20 pm

^^^ I couldn't agree more.
Anyway, welcome to the tribe! :lol: I'm sure you'll feel at home.
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Re: car collection

Post by gnatman » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Always handy to know a good transport company.

Now tell us about your Imp :evil:
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Car Model: Singer Chamois
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Re: car collection

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Welcome to the forum! :mrgreen: Join the club! You won't regret it.

So, this Imp of yours... :?: :wink:

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graham_h_miller
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Car Model: Hillman Husky
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Re: car collection

Post by graham_h_miller » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:45 am

Damn! It was you then! I was going to view that car at the weekend and it got sold just before then.

Seriously, good luck with it and welcome to the forum.

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welshrover
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Re: car collection

Post by welshrover » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:33 am

thanks for the welcome guys. I have started stripping her down to clean up the floors, there is some surface rust but no rot ,same in the rear parcel shelf under all that lovely bitumen soundproofing .it holds damp like a beggar . its all gone now and its drying out a treat .im after some steel wheels for her . im not into alloy wheels that much, unless they are the minilite type or 60's style ,these are starmags a bit too modern for my taste so when I can get some steels they will be for sale . ps how do you take the rear seat back out .I need to get it out for painting the inside of the car . thanks craig. :?

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1969 HILLMAN IMP
1965 HILLMAN MINX
AND NO PLASTIC MODERN TAT
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Re: car collection

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 am

^^ Cool! :D

To remove the rear seat, first unscrew the seat cushion from the plate that it mounts to. You will then see two countersunk screws either side that secure the hinged seat plate bracket to the rear wheel tubs. You will probably need to soak them for a while using WD40, PlusGas or similar because they will be rusted in place, unless you are very lucky! :!:

I agree on the alloy wheels. Stagmags are nice enough but, in my very personal opinion, they are not the best suited to an Imp - or indeed an older vehicle. :wink: I love Minilites and their clones and don't care that they are popular. :mrgreen: For what it's worth, Allycats look amazing on Imps too, as do Dunlop D1s and their replicas. Again, that is merely my opinion and worth the paper that it is written on. :wink: :P

EDIT - welshrover, would you like to start a Readers' Cars thread about your Imp? :idea: If so, I could split out the posts about your car and stick 'em in there. If you start the thread and let me know, I'll get it done. :)

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Re: car collection

Post by SimonBenoy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:31 pm

For the rear seat removal, I would just remove the cushions as per Paul's mail and work around the back when painting. I've never known anyone successfully remove all the screws into the arch area.

Good luck with the car.

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Re: car collection

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:48 pm

SimonBenoy wrote:For the rear seat removal, I would just remove the cushions as per Paul's mail and work around the back when painting. I've never known anyone successfully remove all the screws into the arch area.
I'll second that :lol: :roll: :o
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Post by cov_climax » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Trick to undoing those screws is not to try. First remove the seat fusion and any flammable materials around the screws, then go into the wheel arch with an angle grinder and grind the bolts flush with the nuts, don't go gently you need to get them hot to break the corrosion that will be in there, it may be best to buff them with a flap wheel afterwards to remove any burr that you may have raised on the end of the bolt.

If they don't come after that, well at least you have a flat surface to centre punch and drill them out :D

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Re: car collection

Post by welshrover » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:48 pm

thanks for that folks Imp007
1969 HILLMAN IMP
1965 HILLMAN MINX
AND NO PLASTIC MODERN TAT
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super66
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Car Model: Singer Chamois Coupe
Location: Leeds / Macclesfield

Re: car collection

Post by super66 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:29 am

I've got rot in exactly the same place on the coupe, i ended up welding the stupid screws to the plate and then taking the nut off from inside the wheel arch. There must be a betetr bolt to use, thinking maybe an allen key head instead of a flat drive.
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Re: car collection

Post by ImpManiac » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:39 am

super66 wrote:There must be a better bolt to use, thinking maybe an allen key head instead of a flat drive.
A stainless steel countersunk Allen screw would seem sensible to me. I know they are available because I want some and was watching some on eBay for my Chamois doors, although they are a different size, I believe.

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Re: car collection

Post by super66 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:10 am

ImpManiac wrote:
super66 wrote:There must be a better bolt to use, thinking maybe an allen key head instead of a flat drive.
A stainless steel countersunk Allen screw would seem sensible to me. I know they are available because I want some and was watching some on eBay for my Chamois doors, although they are a different size, I believe.

IM 8)
Yes, c'sk bolts for the doors would also be a good idea. let me do some research!
The resto continues...
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