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Re: Here we go again!

Post  lin and tony on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:02 am

Mutstar wrote:Well I would dare say anything Taz can do Stumpy would be equally capable so bring it on!! Twisted Evil

Game on!!!!

(Could all end in tears!) Sad )

See you there. Taz is looking forward to it!
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Post  Mutstar on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:10 am

Most of the things I do end up in tears so average weekend!
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Post  lin and tony on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:28 pm

Well... the frame was stripped back to nothing, sent for sand blasting and undercoated and the sub frame was powder coated.


Since then, it has been painted, had the body panels refitted - with a little adaptation here and there to make them fit a little better than they did originally (ie no need for 1/2 " of silicone around each) and they have been painted.

New checker plate floor and internal side panels, replaced petrol tank with a newer/less rusty version and the radius arms, stub axles and brake drums refitted.

Crikey, it all sounds so simple and easy on here. Don't know why it has taken us so long!!!!!

Next few jobs - fit seats, steering column, pedals, sub frame refitted etc then I suppose it will need an engine. Apparently I need to get it clean before it will be fitted.

Will it make Stourport...? Well, time is very tight and he really DOES have to go to work - then we seem to be busy next weekend so maybe we will have to take it along to Stourport to get a few extra pairs of hands working on it...
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:49 pm

Lin you still have a few weeks left before you have to go back to work plenty of time to get it finished Razz







































ps: I actually got Florence (Jeannette's Mk1 ) on four axle stands ready to start putting the panels on but the garden and house painting took priority and she's back on her side again in the garage - ho hum.
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Post  lin and tony on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:56 pm

[quote="Martin & Nettie"]Lin you still have a few weeks left before you have to go back to work plenty of time to get it finished Razz /quote]

Well... only two weeks - which includes the Scamp picnic and a wedding and taking my mum to Wales for a couple of days and - apparently Tony has to do some work! - and I have a week of school work to do and I haven't touched the house for months!! and...oops...run out of time! Rolling Eyes damn!




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Post  lin and tony on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:02 pm

Sub frame completed and in, wing mirrors and interior mirrors fitted, a few more panels added and painted. We are trying- but we might not make it! horse
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Post  lin and tony on Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:20 pm

Well, after being - nearing completion - at Stourport, Tony Phoned me on Thursday to ask me to book Pepe in for MOT...

It's booked for Tuesday. (It's funny, but when I said it was a Scamp the man at the garage said "Oh it's Mrs Scipio is it? - do you think he's getting used to us now?)

By the time I got home, two hours later, he had broken her!!!!!!

He SAYS he was just checking that the speedo worked (in the lock up at no more than 5 miles an hour - yeh, right! bom ) when the manifold broke! so he has a bit more work to do yet! (Don't tell Nic, but if he hasn't got one here by Monday eve, Daisy will become a donor vehicle Laughing Laughing Laughing )

Fingers crossed everyone!
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:08 pm

As in the acting profession,"break a leg" I think is the expression. Yellow Scamp goes for a hood refurb on Monday as the centre hood bar fixing came away from the hood. 6-800 + Vat for a new hood they quoted,so I think it wil be just the repair then!! Good luck with your MOT though.
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Post  lin and tony on Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:50 pm

6-800! I think Tony is right - we will be taking Mark's advice and I will be trying to make my my own hood! A half term project I think!
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Post  lin and tony on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:42 pm

Pepe is now, formally, on the road!!!!

MOT'd, insured and tax disc applied for!!!!

Now, all we need is good weather (still no roof) and I will be out there! cheers party driving woohoo
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:11 pm

Congratulations,all your hard work now rewarded.I didn't have a hood for 5 years,it was o.k. until I got stuck on the M11 and it hailed,that hurts!!
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Post  lin and tony on Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:03 pm

Took Pepe out today - maiden voyage and, like the Titanic... Crying or Very sad We broke down! Tony towed me home and sorted it out, (pin came out of the gear selector) Tracking also done as I did have a few probs with the steering too.

A much better 2nd trip - so perhaps a little different to the Titanic Laughing

At least there was no hail! sunny

Hopefully the next trip will be a little longer and more successful!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi Lin

Congrats on your new wheels.

When do we get to see your new ID photo Twisted Evil
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:03 pm

Yellow Scamps maiden voyage was an event,it was in the days when Mot's could be done at any time of day or night.I Mot'd the car at 1 o'clock in the morning with John Halliday as my helper,I got home and had about 2 hours sleep,loaded the Scamp up and was on a boat for France on the 8.30 ferry from Porstmouth to LeHarve.I then ironed out all the snags in France,and there were quite a few,so you are not alone in the few hick-ups on your Scamp's maiden voyage.
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