My 84 rusty project

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 29 Jun 2017, 08:25

Next job is to fit better front seats.
Its really hard to choose what to go for! So much choice out there.
I've narrowed it down to Audi TT heated leathers or Alfa Romeo 156 non-heated leathers.
The plan is to fit them for now and fit swivel bases to them at a later date.

Alfa 156 -

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Audi TT -

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Tempted to go with the Audi TT as I found one at a local breakers and can get the switches and wiring connectors for the heated seats from the car as well... seems relatively easy to wire up...

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 07 Jul 2017, 15:13

Just testing a new way of uploading photos...

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby mrhutch » 07 Jul 2017, 15:44

thats not your boat is it??

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 07 Jul 2017, 16:25

I built it from scratch about 10 years ago.
Forced to sell it for next to nothing during the height of the recession! :(
More photos for anyone who's interested in that sort of thing....
http://boatbuilder.x10host.com/GlenLSquirt/
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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 17 Jul 2017, 21:36

So... this monkey in Longleat Safari Park really liked the taste of my washer fluid...Image

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 17 Jul 2017, 21:38

Spent a day in Legoland.
It's hot. Not used to sun in Ireland!Image

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 27 Jul 2017, 01:33

Just fixed the photos in the entire thread :shock: - *yawn*
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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby what2do » 27 Jul 2017, 08:50

You say yawn we say yay! Thanks to everyone that goes to the same effort for the benefit of others. Ta.
Why would the glass be anything other than half full?

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby colinthefox » 27 Jul 2017, 11:55

boatbuilder wrote:Just fixed the photos in the entire thread :shock: - *yawn*


Yes, it's a ball aching job, but thanks! :)
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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby JonathanR » 20 Aug 2017, 20:11

Ditto on thanks. The ability to see and learn or reference inspirational threads like yours is key and photofwits destruction of such valuable resource has been a very sad outcome so well done and thanks for sorting.

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Re: My 84 rusty project

Postby boatbuilder » 16 Feb 2018, 07:47

Haven't updated this in a while.
I've been driving the van to work every day and just enjoying it! Got a golden retriever puppy last August and she comes to work with me moat days in the van.
As ever there are lots of little jobsvstill to do but I don't thini you'd ever be finished making improvements!
I've just fitted a new South Afrixan Hella radiator because the cheap new one that I had just wasn't up to the job.
Some of the cheap new parts are starting to fail so bit by bit I'm replacing them with OE parts. Things like ball joints, upper wishbone bushes...
I fitted a set of Thule roof bars which are great for carrying lengths of timber!

Some of the next jobs to do....
Fit a leisure battery and eberspacher d2 under rear seat.
Fit gsm controller and 7 day timer for the heater.
Fit swivel bases to the front seats.
Fit a table of some kind in the back.
Fit a dimmer to the led light in the back.
Fit 15 inch merc wheels to give better top end speed.
Replace front rubber radiator hoses (they are date stamped 10/83 so probably due fir replacement!
Sort out a few issues with the dash circuit board I made. Coolant light flashes when I bang the door or go over a bump. Headlight main beam led has stopped working.

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