se5 yuc 253h, just needs some buffing with t-cut

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se5 yuc 253h, just needs some buffing with t-cut

Post by chrispy » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:08 pm

well first post of what i think is going to be a shed load.

i bought the car in october for the princely sum of £150, (the trailer hire and fuel cost more than the car!!)
Not had the chance to really get too grips with any of the work due to work and new arrival to the family.

today though was the first chance to really get to grips with the car.
spent the first 3 hours trying to locate and undo the numerous bolts holding the body on,then spent 2 hours lifting the body and swearing profusly as it wouldnt budge.
spent an hour stress relieving by removing the remains of the wiring loom from the non existant dash board and empty engine bay.
then i found the roll bar nuts ( or lumps after the rust had been at them).
i didnt faff around i just cut a slot on the lower edge of the sill and grinded the buggers off.

who ever said you needed 4+ men to lift the body lied, i did it in 2 hours on my own with 3 old scissor jacks and 6 beer crates and blocks of wood and a couple of smoke breaks.

after rolling the chassis into the garage and trying to see if there was any metal left ive called it a day. though the rust pile i swept up, i later found out to be the entire crossmember that mounts the rear bumper.

will sort some pictures once i learn how to upload them :D



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Post by Scimher » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:28 am

...Great stuff. Full marks for improvisation.....(I've got to get to grips with uploading pics. as well...)



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Post by GeeBee R3 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:58 am

Can't wait to see.


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Re: se5 yuc 253h, just needs some buffing with t-cut

Post by chrispy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:05 pm

thanks for the comments guys,

need some advice please.

the two tubes that come out form the manin chassis rails which mount the trailing arms, seat belt mount and roll bar fixings have both rotted, what sthe best way to replace these and the two triangle shaped uprights?



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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:56 am

Hi is this car black by any chance



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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:00 am

rebel alliance wrote:Hi is this car black by any chance
welcome to the forum - chrispy was last online 16 Sep 2015 13:36 so a PM or email may be the quickest way of contacting him.

edit - according to this post it's silver.


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Post by Crouchie_b » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:05 am

rebel alliance wrote:Hi is this car black by any chance
Was silver when I had it, many years ago.
Great engine but needed loads of tlc which I couldn't give at the time. :sad:


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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:07 am

sounds like someone bought it for the engine as it didn't have one when chrispy bought the car.


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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:14 am

Hi guys interesting,i think this may have belonged to a workmate from the early 80,s.hampshire area near viv.



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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:29 am

there are/were several YUC ....H cars.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:30 am

YUC251H was black when it was last taxed in 1985?

252 was gold in 83
253 is silver (on SORN)
254 was white in 07
256 was yellow in 85
258 was black in 78
260 was white in 88
263 was white in 87
264 was yellow in 84
266 is red (on SORN)
267 was green in 89
270 was red in 87
273 was black in 86
275 was white in 89


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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:59 am

Thanks in that case my moneys on 273 as prob the one i knew.guy worked for southern water and lived near vivs place .drove it so hard he often boiled the brake fluid and arrived at work on the handbrake



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:00 am

I remember changing the g/box with o/drive in my father in laws yard. My back hasn't been the same since!



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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:35 am

Hi flat hat on which car was that



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:09 pm

rebel alliance wrote:Hi flat hat on which car was that
When my son, Crouchie_B had it, 253. I think it was in a very nice Jag colour, sort of gun metal grey.

Dave Greenhaigh had the next consequetive reg no. 254 or 252?



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