Irish Se6 restoration.

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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:57 pm

Justin is that an Se5 seat in the drivers side?
Or from your other projects?.


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Post by justfur » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:57 pm
Justin is that an Se5 seat in the drivers side?
Or from your other projects?.
Changed the seats in my TR4A for MX5 a few years ago, and bolted one in in preferance to using a milk crate.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 pm

Ha Ha Milk crate, have a look at what I drove around in on the Chevvy conversion.


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Post by justfur » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Very little progress this summer, but did manage to source a donor car for beer money.

Will hopefully be starting again shortly and I'm looking for ideas on bumper looks/finishes. I quite like the 'no rubber' version, but I will fit the SS finishers with some sort of rubber edging to fill the gap, also thinking of painting a slightly lighter shade of blue as I quite like the two-tone.

Has anyone gone rubberless?
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 pm

My 6a has painted black bumpers without rubbers

I like it

I’m sure some won’t


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:44 am

Middlebridge did it, presumably as there were no more rubber mouldings from the OE manufacturer. :?:
But the Silver/chrome "waistband" just stuck on doesn't look right to my eye, :w perhaps if it had been cut and mitred to fit better then I could accept it. :lol:


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Post by Rattling » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:18 am

justfur wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Very little progress this summer, but did manage to source a donor car for beer money.

Will hopefully be starting again shortly and I'm looking for ideas on bumper looks/finishes. I quite like the 'no rubber' version, but I will fit the SS finishers with some sort of rubber edging to fill the gap, also thinking of painting a slightly lighter shade of blue as I quite like the two-tone.

Has anyone gone rubberless?

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Have a look at the 90s Mercedes range for two tone colours SL etc the early ones are all two tone I like them I've got two :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:35 am

The Middlebridge type (fitted to the later cars) is one example (is there just a *tiny* possibility that GW might have any of them left after the sell-off????), the other commercial possibility is the Will Sparrow bumpers - see here. Anything else will I think probably be a DIY job? See Lozzz's project thread for example. (what type is your's James?)


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Post by justfur » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Finally got around to sorting out my 'flat bed':
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And somewhere to hide my valuables, if I have any left....
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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Post by justfur » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:48 pm

Invested in some Golf indicators because if I go bumperless as the Reliant indicators protrude a little too far https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Jetta-CL-MK1-MK2-

Fitted to a spare bumper before I butcher mine:
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Lights before and after modifying:
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And trial fitted to my bumper, also my idea of a rubber extrusion on the edge of the stainless inserts:
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Post by justfur » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Getting ready for final paint at end of month, fingers crossed.

Everything lining up better than expected:
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Little bit of bodywork to be done:
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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Post by justfur » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Most of you will probably recognise this as the LH A post/cill chectstrap anchor bracket:
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Is there a 21st century alternative to securing the checkstrap to this wee bracket, (not this particular one as 'll make another :D ) are the original 'pins', as they are called in the GW parts bible, plus accompanying accessories still available? Pins to me come in all forms; clevis, split, roll... but none that I know of screw into a captive nut!


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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm

I like the boxing in , that’s my plan and to put the aircon in there.



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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:12 am

Justin the rotten bit you have pictured is a part I carry in stock.
#211614, #211615 bracket, checkstrap. Left and Right

Mine are fully Zinc plated.

I have New ones and a couple of Very good used.

I have also made a few of the Screw In posts that the door check strap arms connect to, in Stainless steel. #51442B screw checkstrap to door.

Mark


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