Pheonix from the flames? The TD Auto rebuild (in colour!!)

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Post by Mr B » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:59 pm

Hells Bells Chris, this is dedication to the cause make no mistake 8) I take my hat of to you!

Never mind BXer of the week, a lift time achievement award is due 8)

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:08 pm

Come on then MrB,you're in the high eschellons(I don't think thats spelt correctly)of BXdom,give him an award,he certainly deserves it =D> I wish I had his dedication
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Post by docchevron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:21 am

You're all being very kind but it's more bloody mindedness than dedication, unfortuantley dads footing the bill (but the labours cheap!!).

I'm hoping it'll be a very smart and reliable car when she's finished but I haven't welded a new back end on yet so I could still really bu&&er it up!

Thank you all for being so very nice though! What lovely peeps you are!

More pics tomorrow!
There will be a roll call of thanks at the end!

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Post by ed4ferrets » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:26 am

Chris, give dad a surprise by welding a '57 Chevy back end on..... you know you want to 8) :lol:

Doubt that old Winston was a patch on you mate! =D>
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The front end?

Post by Geoffrey Gould » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:13 pm

Having sorted the back end out with a Chevy rear then I recon a 6-7 litre twin turbo Chevy V8 diesel for the front just to balance things out. Twin wheels times two at the front, like a certain F1 car and ----------------. must go the men with the white coats have just arrived and Chris just might have ideas.
It is looking great isnt it.THANK YOU.

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Post by docchevron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:20 pm

Hhmm, duno bout a chevvy, now a Buick riviera '71 boat tail back end.........

Forget the diesel engine mate, a 455 Wildcat V8 petrol with 4 barrell holly carb... 8) !

It doesn't look that good yet mate, infact it looks bl**dy awful! But it's starting to take shape.... slowley.

Alas due to excessive alcohol consumption last night and the appaling weather I'm giving it a miss today and will instead go amass more bits, then up early tomorrow and attack it further!

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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:43 pm

Hi Chris I think you deserve lubricating---------I mean being lubricated you know what I mean. The big red heavy thing will be arriving tomorrow, not much chance of it arriving today, I dont think, anyway I will give you a call if and when.
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Post by docchevron » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:35 pm

Well, been fairly busy today, doesn't look like I've achieved much but putting effort into preparation which hopefully will pay dividends later....

I feel a corner has been turned since the spares car now looks worse than dad's!

The heater matrix proved to be a total b*&tard despite having the dash out.... But it succombed in the end!

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Here it is before fitment complete with strips to seal it and keep things toasty hot in the winter.

Got some green paint on the boot floor and inner wing, definetley aint gona win any prizes for the finish but it does the intended job!

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The roof lining from the spares car was rather butchered and had clearly been repaired in the past by someone who knows nowt about cars!!

So the gutter was repaired by grafting in pieces cut from the remains of the old lining and the drain tubes have been bonded in and sealed.

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Tomorrow I'll strip and lubricate all the cables before painting the inside of the roof skin, plastering the front of the lining with sealer and fitting it all up.

and I couldn't resist trial fitting the O/S side pod, 8)
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All the panels will be delivered for spraying first thing so tomorrow afternoon should see alot of progress and, yep, more piccies!!

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Post by Kitch » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:43 pm

Awesome! Good work mate :D

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:53 pm

Doc that is excellent that will look awsome when finished just remember if you need anything dont be afraid to ask I wish i lived nearer as i would offer a little help.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:33 pm

Well done Doc, its nice to see someone grab the job by the B***s its going to be a car again very soon.
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Post by Mr B » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:52 pm

Stunning work 8)

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Post by docchevron » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:28 pm

Thank you Jon and all! I'm touched! (and a bit drunk, bargain!!! :D )

Myself and dad have been overwhelmed by just how supportive you've all been!

I've stopped counting as to how much this is costing but it's gone beyond financial reasoning now.

Incidentally Jon if you remember those bits I got from you some time ago... one of the wheels is about to be re-sprayed and become the N/S/R wheel on this car!
All in all, by the time she's finished (early next week I hope, since I've got to go back to work :cry: ) She'll be wearing bits from nearly every county in britain!!

Have no fear peeps, I'll bore you all with more piccies tomorrow!

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Post by cavmad » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:45 pm

Far from boring us Chris you`re keeping us all entertained with your dedication and enthusiasm and the way you manage to stay completely up-beat.
Some of us, (ok, probably just me) would have been in a nice padded room wearing a straight jacket and mumbling incoherently by now :D
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