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Old January 8th, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Only a defender owner appreciates a shot of the headliner.....
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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Only a defender owner appreciates a shot of the headliner.....
I should have posted up the "before" pictures then...
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:20 AM
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on a roll...

like a giant checklist...
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Harness in, fuel lines in, brake lines in, going through every nut and bolt on the roller before getting down to starting on the body and finishing the dash this weekend.

Finally got the seat box bottoms back from powdercoating and will be putting those together as well - may be interesting as I tried something a little different with these.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:59 AM
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Got the seatbox parts from powdercoat and rebuilt the tool box and battery box...
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The bright interior should hopefully keep them from becoming a black hole.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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hope to fire it up this week...

Front-end Electrical all hooked up (hopefully) and the dash and steering column done up last week. Fixed the fuel lines in place and cleaned up the drive train installation - new bolts and clean and lube on the prop-shafts. Not much done due to being sick in bed most of last week.
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Will add fuel and new fluids all around, a new battery and with some luck a test starting of the engine... Then the rest of the body coms back from paint next week.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:04 AM
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OMG it runs!!!

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Wiring harness in place, fuel system complete and primed, and on the first turn of the key!
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Awesome job on your 110!! I wish I had the money, time, and skill to build one of these from the ground up. It has to be an awesome feeling once you get it all together. I'm subscribed!
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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Awesome job on your 110!! I wish I had the money, time, and skill to build one of these from the ground up. It has to be an awesome feeling once you get it all together. I'm subscribed!
It's a very odd feeling seeing something materialize that was previously just a vision in my head. Still lots to do, but the bodywork went together very quickly once all the preparation was done.

Dropped off at the painter on Thursday before my weekend in Chicago. Should be done with the touch up, cut, and buff tomorrow.

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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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nice! Are you staying Arles Blue or are you changing colors?
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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Coming along nicely Brian. Is that one of the ones you're bringing down to the Expo if you get it done in time?

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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:15 PM
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nice! Are you staying Arles Blue or are you changing colors?
Already changed to blue. Started out as a collection of mostly green parts with several other colors mixed in for good measure.

Primed, painted, and cleared all the components separately before assembly - all that's left for the paint is to touch-up anything less than perfect or any blemishes from assembly. With the final bit of color and clear on, we will then wet sand out any heavy spots in the clear coat. The thought process was a thicker layer of clear between parts wouldn't have any negative impact, and the time/cost involved in cutting and buffing out areas that are not seen would be reduced.

The touch-up was timed to go with the last bit of color going onto the doors.

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Coming along nicely Brian. Is that one of the ones you're bringing down to the Expo if you get it done in time?

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The plan is to drive down with the 130 and 110 - should be all done by the middle of April. (hopefully)

So far the short drives around the shop parking lot have been successful and uneventful...
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Primed, painted, and cleared all the components separately before assembly - all that's left for the paint is to touch-up anything less than perfect or any blemishes from assembly. With the final bit of color and clear on, we will then wet sand out any heavy spots in the clear coat. The thought process was a thicker layer of clear between parts wouldn't have any negative impact, and the time/cost involved in cutting and buffing out areas that are not seen would be improved.
It looks great - I feel this reinforces the painting approach I am taking with my own build. Thanks for the thread!
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Old March 5th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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It looks great - I feel this reinforces the painting approach I am taking with my own build. Thanks for the thread!
My painter sent over a couple pictures of the doors and plate on the wings...
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I am anxious to get it back in the shop the end of the week and attach the roof and doors.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Haha love the soundtrack to that engine starting video. I know it was a milestone for me when I started my engine after 2 years of rebuilding. Congrats.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Haha love the soundtrack to that engine starting video. I know it was a milestone for me when I started my engine after 2 years of rebuilding. Congrats.
Feels good when things work out the way they are planned...

Picked up the truck today, doors tomorrow. The only thing I seem to have misplaced is one and a half of the back door hinges.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 12:32 AM
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roof, side windows, door seals, front doors, etc...
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Old March 10th, 2013, 12:43 AM
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Love the look of the body color wing tops. Is that powder coat or paint? Looking great Brian!
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Old March 10th, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Love the look of the body color wing tops. Is that powder coat or paint? Looking great Brian!
Thank you!

I went with paint so that they disappear into the truck on first blush. Was thinking powder at first but I figure the blue will wear off of the tops of the raised sections first leaving a little black underneath. Strange to plan for patina when rebuilding...

Hoping to get to the glass and the other three doors this coming week if all goes well.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:28 PM
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The little stuff just seems to take forever to do...

Doors on, still need to rebuild the internals on all four
Side windows installed
Rear door on - glass in, door check in, latch in, missing half of the lower hinge...
Wing supports refurbished and installed
washer reservoir installed
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Still need to rewire the f'n lights all around...
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