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    Maybe there is a difference between vacuum...

    Maybe there is a difference between vacuum metalising and plastic chroming... but A Class did the three gauge bezels on my D Super and did a great job rechroming them. So why couldn’t they rechrome...
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    And onto the left rear window frame and roof...

    And onto the left rear window frame and roof rails: all very similar to the right side. Rust holes under the window rubber, so cut them out, manufacture the section, weld it in and clean it up......
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    still learning how to do it by watching YouTube...

    still learning how to do it by watching YouTube videos, but my thinking is that I will try to emulate the original seam sealer style, which would/ should cover all panel seams and joins, especially...
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    Onto the left hand wheel arch. Same issue as on...

    Onto the left hand wheel arch. Same issue as on the right - rust beneath the overlapping panels, but this time on a wider section and further towards the rear, having to work around the elephant...
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    Next up was the rear floor box section. A couple...

    Next up was the rear floor box section. A couple of the cage nuts were completely rusted, so the bolts broke off or the nut started spinning in the cage - so only option: cut the two out and repair...
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    Phew, was able to recover what I typed. Ok, back...

    Phew, was able to recover what I typed. Ok, back to the rear arch: it’s come up well, once the seam sealer is applied it will resemble the original look again.

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    Havenít posted here for five weeks? Dropped off page 3 ... geez, time for a Christmas break update on the Safari!

    after finishing the front right jacking point and the tusks/front, I commenced...
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    Bill aka Hotrodelectric - is he ok?

    Bill has had some health issues, but started communicating again in November... since then I have been trying to contact him with no luck. Does anyone have any alternative contact details for him in...
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    How many do you need?

    How many do you need?
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    As I am working my way slowly through dozens of...

    As I am working my way slowly through dozens of rusted areas on my 64 Safari right now... check the chassis! The rest is almost easy... what year is it?

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    Thanks for the comment on the trimmer Pottsy. I...

    Thanks for the comment on the trimmer Pottsy. I will need someone at some stage in Melbourne, so he will be a good start. Will check him out when I get to that stage in 2032.... :D
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    Geez, not sure what happened last night... I...

    Geez, not sure what happened last night... I dropped out a couple of times out of Aussiefrogs, with messages showing that “resource limits have been reached”... and now my scribbles and photos are...
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    This weekend the right hand jacking point was the...

    This weekend the right hand jacking point was the target. First I had to make up a small section on the adjacent panel that was rusted away. One thing I learnt is to weld the plug welds from...
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    It has been slow going... have finished both...

    It has been slow going... have finished both “tusks” however over the past weeks. Removed the bottom plates, cut out as much rusty metal as required. Then painted the inside with rust converter,...
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    The earth wire is attached to one of the two...

    The earth wire is attached to one of the two screws on the top of the sender unit. The one furthest away from the pin (RH side) where the sender wire is attached to.
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    Today's challenge was to repair the right hand...

    Today's challenge was to repair the right hand “tusk”. It had a number of obvious holes, some easy to access, some hidden behind the cross brace and unknowingly also another large one behind the gear...
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    I painted the tank in Satin Black and the...

    I painted the tank in Satin Black and the radiator in Gloss Black. Just felt that matched the original and looked right. I will probably regret the gloss as it shows every little spec of dirt and...
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    I painted the tank in Satin Black and the...

    I painted the tank in Satin Black and the radiator in Gloss Black. Just felt that matched the original and looked right. I will probably regret the gloss as it shows every little spec of dirt and...
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    Feels like weeks that I have been able to make...

    Feels like weeks that I have been able to make some progress on the Safari. Have ordered the first pile of parts from Darrin in the UK, the only part I can’t come at yet is the floor pan. I only...
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    It has been a while since I installed the roof on...

    It has been a while since I installed the roof on my previous DS, but with two helpers it wasn’t difficult after all. The Sikaflex 252 in white worked well and never leaked. A fair bit squeezed out...
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    Steve, here a couple of photos that may help... ...

    Steve, here a couple of photos that may help...

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    the brackets are held in place via a bolt (M7 I think) and a rectangular nut, about 15x10mm... if originality is of interest.
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    Babadec, funny you are finding the same things...

    Babadec,
    funny you are finding the same things challenging. Hadn’t thought of soldering or brazing...

    not sure yet I can leave the rear lid as is... yes, it’s history/patina, but it just...
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    Did I say this will take time...? Took me most...

    Did I say this will take time...? Took me most of Sunday to cut out a small section of the rear lid (under the window seal) that was badly rusted and fashion up a replacement piece. The first...
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    So I know what the car will be looking like one...

    So I know what the car will be looking like one day, I bought myself a Norev 1/18 Safari model... quite cute, in Monte Carlo blue with blue upholstery. Happy Birthday to me :wink2:

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    the...
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    hmmm, just tried and it still tells me that 100KB...

    hmmm, just tried and it still tells me that 100KB is the maximum upload limit...???? How do I get back to 1MB?
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