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posted on January 9th, 2017 at 07:51 AM



Don't forget the top-front gearbox bolt, Dave.

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posted on January 9th, 2017 at 08:16 AM



you must have magnifying EYES

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posted on January 14th, 2017 at 06:29 AM



more work this weekend



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posted on January 27th, 2017 at 03:52 PM



Hows the project going
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posted on March 13th, 2017 at 11:02 AM



The Chassis is now complete, brakes bleed and front greased ready for the body

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posted on April 3rd, 2017 at 12:49 PM



More progress over the past few weeks Fitted the new Sunroof cover tight as a drum had to let it stretch for a few days to make it fit

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posted on April 3rd, 2017 at 12:54 PM



Also started the wiring fitting the switches and wipers have clean then add some white pen ink so you can see the terminal numbers

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posted on April 4th, 2017 at 07:24 AM



Beeuteifull - that colour combo is so close to what I am doing on my Hot Rod- I like.Im doing the 2 tone with full body green and the guards in cream and silver running boards.What are the names of those 2 colours?
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posted on April 4th, 2017 at 07:30 AM



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your not going to believe this if you got some grey primer it would match and it you got some masking tape it would match the cream

I don't know the colour name but will look at the tins tonight and see if they wrote the names on them

your colour combo sounds good and different which is good




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posted on April 5th, 2017 at 08:45 AM



Gary I suffer from CRAFT we colour matched the paint to original VW paint chips using the spectrograph

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posted on April 5th, 2017 at 06:38 PM



Thanks Dave-well done.Really like the Ivory colour.I have a colour blindness problem with greens and reds.First look for me I thought it was green,not grey.
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posted on April 18th, 2017 at 08:02 AM



More progress over the 4 day break managed to nearly complete the wiring making all new harness and ready to fit up the Rally Dash

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posted on April 18th, 2017 at 05:31 PM



Great work. You wouldn't have the formula for Gunyah grey would you?
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posted on April 18th, 2017 at 06:20 PM



yes took a scan from my colour charts if you quote 286 - 7883 they should be able to mix from that number

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posted on April 18th, 2017 at 10:19 PM



The Rally Dash is awesome. Are the 2 guages new- look the part?
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posted on April 19th, 2017 at 07:24 AM



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No there old ones I have picked up over the years they were in the car before the centre hole is for a clock its getting an upgrade to a quartz movement using a AA battery the old movement used to flatten the battery in abut 2 days or so




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posted on April 19th, 2017 at 09:42 AM



Good move with the clock.I have one from an early Ghia that I converted and it's easy to change the battery.Might have another go at the hands.

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posted on April 19th, 2017 at 10:31 AM



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Great minds think alike exactly what I am doing or having done

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posted on April 19th, 2017 at 11:05 AM



Great colour scheme on a great car. Interesting story too, it will be nice to see it finished.
I've been working on a clock too, coincidence! Mine is some random non runner from a Wolseley or Rover I got from a swap meet.




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posted on April 20th, 2017 at 07:43 AM



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I think most clocks of that vintage were the same diameter so it will work nice




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posted on May 15th, 2017 at 12:10 PM



Managed to fit the semaphores and terminate the wiring on the weekend have fitted Flashing LED bulbs that are brighter than the stock 6 V globes and you don't need a flasher can

the bulbs cost $50.00 landed not too bad a price

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/festoon-bulbs.php 


Also had my son re paint the Rally Dash in Cream to match the 2 tone

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posted on May 15th, 2017 at 12:18 PM



Saturday night I decided to assemble the rear taillights this took about 4 hours or so

Had to make new gaskets between the reflector and the diffuser I had the light reflector re plated a few years ago they look great

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posted on May 15th, 2017 at 12:19 PM



added a squeeze of Sikaflex to stop the Jesus Chris clips from coming adrift

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posted on May 15th, 2017 at 12:40 PM



You tear-arse...rushing the job in only 4 hours !

The 'heart' tail lights on my '54 took a while, too.

Those flashing semaphore are great, in the'54.




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What flashing bulbs did you use. The 2 sided or the all the way around light?
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the bulbs are 2 sided only cost about $ 50.00 and 3 weeks post

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Part number is EA2D and look like this you have to fit from the top as they wont fit in the original opening



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they will look great in your Bright Orange lens on the 54

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posted on May 18th, 2017 at 07:14 PM



I've lost my Dash Ash Tray cover in all the moves and refurbishment

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posted on May 29th, 2017 at 08:01 PM



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What flashing bulbs did you use. The 2 sided or the all the way around light?


The LIGHT EMITTING DIODES [LEDs] are mounted on a circuit board - one either side, so, only emit light from each side of the board.

You can get festoon LEDs for interior lamps too, with LEDs on one or both sides...
very cheap on ebay. [non flashing types] Very bright and low current so they won't drain the battery like normal festoon bulbs.
First time I've seen the flashing festoon bulbs..


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posted on July 3rd, 2017 at 02:48 PM



More progress on the new wiring harness made from scratch

just about finished

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