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Post by greeny » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:08 pm

All fine on my android phone.
Looking good by the way !!


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Post by Terry H » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Looks good to me. Right way up now.
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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 pm

All right way up in my apple MacBook.

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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:36 pm

Thanks Jim! You're a hero! :D
I've booked a local windscreen guy to come and fit the heated screen tomorrow, it's a job I have done, hate, and seeing as it's more expensive than usual would rather not risk it. I got a new rubber from QRG somshoukd be ok. The guy has one to do in a triumph vitesse before me, so he knows his old tat. Pictures tomorrow to show progress....



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Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:34 am

Remember it's rubber to screen, then into the car, then the finishing strip on a 6 series. I know you won't be doing the job, but if it helps your screen stay in one piece..


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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Just in case anyone didn't see my other post on windscreens yesterday, the fitter came to fit the heated screen, but it all went a bit wrong as the heated one curves more on the bottom corners, it was just not going to go in properly with the new rubber. The old screen leaked like a sieve, and that did fit!
So having tried the screen in the hole without the rubber, it was actually quite a good fit, especially as it would be spaced out slightly on a foam 'bed' so the decision was made to bond it in with a plain rubber finishing strip that is bonded around the screen before bonding it into place. I'm pleased with the look, no bulging rubber and sticking out chrome strip, plus the wires are nicely bonded into place rather than looping through the rubber to cause yet another leak. Time will tell as to whether it's a good idea or not.. I've just got to think of a way to finish the inside now

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Post by Datsundrew » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:15 am

When I went to view the car originally, I thought that looks ok, oh, and the side looks ok too, then got to the front and saw the bonnet! Not only does it look absolutely crap, it gets worse, when it rains the engine gets soaked, and, the bonnet itself fills with water so when you open it it drains the entire contents into the accelerator cable hole! I have another bonnet as I'm not sure I can make this any better? Any ideas?



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Post by BusaPhill » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:54 am

Great work and keeping us informed.

Love the bonnet.


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Post by Datsundrew » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:28 pm

What modern system have folk used? The dash is out, the paint is crap and I have holes in the bonnet.....so now the time!



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Post by Datsundrew » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:08 pm

Well 3 weeks since I last did anything, Mercedes is up for sale so I need to get on with it so we have a back up car in case the daily breaks! So a big shuffle about and got the scim in the garage and over the pit, a few mods and holes drilled to fit the fuel tank and after a lot of messing about got it bolted up, the fuel lines connected, and the filler hose replaced as it had completely perished and cracked. No wonder it stank of fuel before with this and the tank neck rusted through. The tow bar stays in and the tow bar bolted on, progress indeed. This job I've been putting off for months now so I'm glad it's all in. Tomorrow should see the rear bumper put back on too.
I put some diesel in the tank, primed it through and drove it out the garage on its very own tank, no more fuel can in the footwell :D



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:36 pm

So, today I finally got the heater plenum made up and in place. This has just been a total nightmare to try to get right, and a trial fit yesterday Mede me realise that the radio would hit it, so out it came and a slot cut out of it. It's now in, the dash top fitted and looking ok. I did have to take the dash off again though as I'd left the screen heater wires taped to the screen....doh!
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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:42 pm

Having got the heater sorted, I went on to fit the rear bumper. I though removing it was difficult, but trying to put it back on my own- nightmare! The bolts at the ends are impossible with one, so I came up with a plan.....weld the bolts onto a retaining bar and then hold it in place with a zip tie!
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Post by superleggo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Great project keep the pictures coming.

I am enjoying this build. Great work



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Post by Datsundrew » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:49 pm

That moment you wished you'd marked up all the wires befor removing the dash!
What I did discover is that 2 switches are swappable, I can't remember the other, but if you mix them bothheater fans run on half speed. It took me ages to figure out, then there was the issue with no indicators and hazards which turned out the be the hazard switch not working, and then the lights wouldn't work on dipped, then worked, then not. This also turned out to be the switch! My conclusion? Well, having looked at the switches carefully i think that they were jointly made by Walt Disney and toy town productions. They really are the worst quality ever. I've coaxed them to work (with a jiggle) but I don't think I'll be putting up with them for long.
On a plus side, the new chassis and earths have resulted in everything brighter and faster. The wipers now work on both speeds , the rear wiper works ( didn't before) and all the lights are working and bright!



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