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

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Post by Way2go » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:09 am

docchevron1472 wrote:Well, after getting rather disappointed with the new genny, we did some heath robinson bodging and plumbed a cable into it since no-one sells a bl**dy plug for it!
Hi Chris, this site may help you as they do a variety of mains plugs:

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/search2/brow ... plugs&Ntx=

The other possibility is that they are like the European caravan type which you should be able to pick up at any good Caravan Spares Shop.

The project is looking great - keep up the good work. :D
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Post by jeremy » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:45 am

Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/rangeguide ... 114&r=2104


If you are looking for the blue round-pin plug you may also find it in tool hire or even camping shops. (its used for mains installations for caravans)

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:39 pm

It could of been worse dude

http://www.bestofblocket.se/bilder/blocket_270.jpg

I'm hoping there's no way of finding out where this bx is from lest you pack your bags and head off to Iceland or where ever it is.....don't do it doc, don't :wink:
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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:47 pm

Ignore this - don't know what I've done :oops:
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Post by docchevron » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:33 am

Thanks for the plug info, I will sort it properly soon but for now I'm happy enough with the Non HSE approved home made wiring loom! :D

Hhmm, tempting Mr. Bandit but I think I have enough problems with the 3 already in the fleet!!!!

Had a sucessful day, Didn't achieve as much as I'd hoped to but I found more work at the back end than I'd anticipated. In for a penny etc..

Since Bulls^&t Telecom's internet software has a habit of crashing every couple of weeks I've spent the last 4 hours re-installing it all hence the lateness of the hour....

Anyway. Got the rear panel off after some very carefull hacking
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and discovered some really nasty corrosion. So spent some time making up panels from genuine citroen sheet steel (Well, kinda, I cut pieces of steel out of the spares cars roof and wings!!)

I then discovered that the chassis legs, boot floor and arches were bent and didn't line up, So I jacked it all into something that resembled evenness and welded it all together:

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Then I plated the inner wings and started priming the wheel arches having removed years of crud and rust:
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Amazingly, despite setting it all up by eye, it seems to fit and look ok!
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I'll be attacking the front of the N/S/R wheel arch / closing panel tomorrow (er, today!), as that is really, really rotten, hopefully that will see the welding at the back end done and I can get on with building the inside up!

All the lights now work and having flushed the cooling system 3 times I ran her up and all seems ok, so far!

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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:03 am

Chris I know you know it but you are bl**dy brilliant. I know you must be knackered now but give us the story of what you found. Repairs done before etc.
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Post by tim leech » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:19 am

Nicest looking 19TGD Ive seen :D

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:01 am

You don't hang around that's for sure mate. It makes me wonder whats lurking beneath all the tin on mine now!! :o
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Post by tim leech » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:07 pm

Mines in for its MOT today Im sure they will find more rust than I know off!

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Post by Way2go » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:45 pm

BX Bandit wrote:It makes me wonder whats lurking beneath all the tin on mine now!! :o
I suppose unless you are a habitual waxoiler, it's better not to know. :lol:
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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:25 pm

waxoil???? wots that then?? :lol:
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Post by tim leech » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:37 pm

I stand corrected its fine it passed ok.

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:11 pm

Chris you are a BX hero."Dedication beyond the cause" doesn't even begin to explain the lengths that you are going to.Well done and I deeply admire your dedication ^^bx> =D> and I think you deserve this ~ale~
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Post by Kitch » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:19 pm

Got to admit, this is the most hardcore work I've ever seen anyone do themselves DIY style.
We're rebuilding a Frogeye Sprite, but all the welding etc was done by a welder, painting by bodyshop etc. All we're doing is stripping and rebuilding.