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Ahhhhhh

Post  Mk3rob on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:21 pm


You go into your works scrap metal bin, go ooooooh and lift this chunk of metal out which has hefty 1/4" lugs on it.
Then take angle grinder and chop it into 4 bits that are correctly spaced for your A-frame and bolt these onto your front bumper Twisted Evil

Sorry Embarassed
I'm not really being helping am i, but that is what i did.

To be honest the lugs really need to be attached to the bottom front rail just forward of the chassis. This pulls the vehicle round better and takes out any suspension roll due to it being attached higher up and is less unsightly.

Rick and Chas (Mike Smith's old scamp) Scamps both have A-frame attachments on them.
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Re: Robs rebuild.

Post  Adam on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:56 am

I may be misunderstanding but I meant the rear towbar.

I have been looking at making one up using the spare wheel carrier bolt holes as you have but wanted to see how you had fixed it underneath.

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Re: Robs rebuild.

Post  Mk3rob on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:57 am


DOH !!!!

Sorry i have got the accident damage on the brain.

I de-rivetted the sloping back panel and then bolted it through there.

Most of my work/ bodges get done by what i have lying around, they dont call my a Skip rat for nothing.

I had a steel 1/4" plate which i bolted on from the top, then bolted on a bit of angle iron framework to the front.

Other people have bolted/ welded on a bit of box section between the rear light bumpers and then fixed the tow ball onto there.
Mine is actually to low, as lying down in a consticted position in a small garage i cocked it up.

Other things you need to think about is what are you towing,
height of trailer bar,
weight, might be ok when you sort it with an empty Scamp, but when you load up the shock absorbers collapse down, I replaced my Mini ones for Gaz all round which are better for towing and off-roading.

Well we got there in the end Very Happy
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Re: Robs rebuild.

Post  Adam on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:01 am

Thanks, Its only for a small rubbish trailer.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Adam wrote:Thanks, Its only for a small rubbish trailer.

Don't be too hard on yourself Adam, I'm sure it'll be quite a nice trailer when it's finished rofl
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Re: Robs rebuild.

Post  Adam on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:
Adam wrote:Thanks, Its only for a small rubbish trailer.

Don't be too hard on yourself Adam, I'm sure it'll be quite a nice trailer when it's finished rofl

Like it

I'm saving up for a shit caravan Laughing
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Post  SUMB on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Adam wrote:
TRR Motorsport wrote:
Adam wrote:Thanks, Its only for a small rubbish trailer.

Don't be too hard on yourself Adam, I'm sure it'll be quite a nice trailer when it's finished rofl

Like it

I'm saving up for a shit caravan Laughing


rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

woohoo woohoo woohoo

Now that is sharp - brilliant
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Dis - assemble

Post  Mk3rob on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:05 pm


Well thats the easy bit done,
Wing, bonnet and inner wheel arch removed.
Bumper off, Top and bottom front rails and near side headlight surround removed.

Start made on straightening every thing, i reckon that the nearside wheel and tower had been pushed back 1".

Now James has to work his magic and put it back together middle of next week now.

Hopefully Chris will do me another favour and put a link on here for more pics.
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More Pics

Post  red_leader on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:22 pm

More pics part way down the page at
http://www.scampownersclub.org.uk/robs_accident/rob.htm






Mk3rob wrote:
Well thats the easy bit done,
Wing, bonnet and inner wheel arch removed.
Bumper off, Top and bottom front rails and near side headlight surround removed.

Start made on straightening every thing, i reckon that the nearside wheel and tower had been pushed back 1".

Now James has to work his magic and put it back together middle of next week now.

Hopefully Chris will do me another favour and put a link on here for more pics.
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Front end's on

Post  Mk3rob on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:48 pm

Went over to James's tonight to deliver the extra box section to find that he had almost finished the front end welding. Very Happy

Just the front sub frame brackets and A-frame brackets (after i make them) to fit.

My main task tonight was to hold the umbrella over the Mig Welder when we had a couple of light showers.

More next week, when work allows.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:11 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Went over to James's tonight to deliver the extra box section to find that he had almost finished the front end welding. Very Happy


I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to crack on with it. What with Goodwood & rain getting in the way. Still, thanks for holding an umbrella over my Murex Hadron Collider Very Happy
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Post  nhazelwood on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Now I know why my angle grinder is running slow....

James is draining the power grid Smile

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Honey its home !!

Post  Mk3rob on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:24 pm


Yippee, I finally managed to get my Scamp away from the Whitwick scrappies Twisted Evil

Finished (well James did) welding on the last brackets.

Attached A-frame and towed it home (yes Chaz the welds did hold)

The bonnet, wing and headlight panel arrived yesterday. so tomorrow the metal bashing starts.

Lots of thick paint will be applied to cover up the bodges Very Happy
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Post  lin and tony on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:55 pm

Very Happy
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Post  Mk3rob on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:59 pm

If Daisy needs any box-section for her repairs i have loads left over. Rolling Eyes
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Repairs

Post  red_leader on Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:51 am

Is good news the repairs are going well.
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Post  lin and tony on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:37 pm

Mk3rob wrote:If Daisy needs any box-section for her repairs i have loads left over. Rolling Eyes
Thanks for that - but the box section and panels on Daisy are fine - its (almost) everything else! I think Tony has most things sorted for her now - just time and for Chris to get his **** into gear to help fix it - after all, he broke it! clown
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:47 pm


Just in time to break it again at the Picnic Twisted Evil
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Post  nhazelwood on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:21 pm

I don't know about you Rob, but i'm going to be ultra-cautious getting TO Stourport as well as AT Stourport Embarassed !!

Need to get in touch with the Highways Agency to get a "wide load" style escort Laughing

Ooh another idea has just come to me, i'll drive to Stourport petrol station & then use "Tony's Taxi" service to get to the site.......like last year Rolling Eyes . Don't panic Tony, i'm hopefully joking.... Wink

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Rain doesnt stop play

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:08 pm


Yesterday cleaning up and priming day + started on the "scuttle" panel to hinge my bonnet again.

Today started miserable and got better, the weather that is not me Twisted Evil

Lean to cover was attached to the front of the garage (nother project in there, getting as bad as Mutley) and then drapped across the top of the Scamp.

Putting the panels back on is a bit of a chicken and egg conundrium (?) for acess which do you put on first.
I didnt want to do Neils Hokee Kokee with the engine, so it was fun and games drilling and rivetting.

So now wing and headlight (holes to make) are on.

Weekend off affraid Going to meet up with some ex RAF collegues and go around Duxford Air Musuem, and fit in some food and beer along the way.

Work will continue on Tues pm.
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:53 pm

Blimey its been a while Rolling Eyes

All panels on and painted

Elecs all reconnected and tested ok

Removed old fuel filter, which sat above the rear exhaust box (!!),
I sawed it in half to see how clogged it was (YUK) and a few dodgy rubber connectors while i was about it.

Brake master cylinder replaced and finally bled this am Very Happy
(blimey the old oil was dirty) just before the rain came down Sad

Only got the handbrake to adjust now and refit my dashboard and steering lock.
Put the wheels back on and then give it a thrash around the block.

Then i can start on the folding caravan Very Happy
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Rob's on the road again :)

Post  Mk3rob on Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:31 pm


Quick thrash around the block carried out satis
Down to the garage to put some petrol in and pump up the tyres.

Now got to work out why my fuel guage isnt working.
Get the tracking done

and i'm sure i'll think of a few more things to do Smile

No more pics, those who want to see the end result will have to go to Sourport.
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Stourport

Post  red_leader on Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:12 pm

See you at Stourport.

Mk3rob wrote:
Quick thrash around the block carried out satis
Down to the garage to put some petrol in and pump up the tyres.

Now got to work out why my fuel guage isnt working.
Get the tracking done

and i'm sure i'll think of a few more things to do Smile

No more pics, those who want to see the end result will have to go to Sourport.
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