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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby sonic23 » 12 Dec 2018, 14:02

That's great work Ian. Really well thought out approach
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby footstuck » 14 Dec 2018, 02:41

You must be in a state of Total excitement mate.
Re-births like that are rare, Mmm the thought of gloss paint on the strut bracing.
Is that the point at which you will be having the 'Open Van morning' so we can share the joy?
A bit like Las Vegas. . . Build it and they will come
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby ajsimmo » 14 Dec 2018, 08:33

Lovin' your work.

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 14 Dec 2018, 18:20

Too kind gentlemen, too kind.

Gary did a brilliant job of taking my ideas and making them a reality.

If I were to wind back the clock, I would have made the sill reinforcements a little longer (I stitched those tubes together years ago!) and run right over/through the jp's and had round tubes welded in, but that's hindsight.

I think Gary would agree that had we realized it earlier, then it would have been quicker/easier to go down that route.

As it is, the swingarm mounts are standard, not specials, so it makes the mods a bit more discreet from the outside.

I'd rather have something thats a bit more like a fully loaded classic Range Rover: good for work, play and long-distance touring but still smart enough for going out once in a while.

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jan 2019, 10:43

Looking forward to a decent dollop of torque when this is completed too. Hope to get the crank and case away for machining very soon.
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 15 Jan 2019, 14:48

Spoke to the paint man today about the Capri Blue code (LK5E) and a timeframe of 5weeks was mentioned :)
A little confusion as there was an older Type 1 Capri Blue L335 and its nothing like the same!

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby adie89 » 15 Jan 2019, 20:03

silverbullet wrote:Spoke to the paint man today about the Capri Blue code (LK5E) and a timeframe of 5weeks was mentioned :)
A little confusion as there was an older Type 1 Capri Blue L335 and its nothing like the same!

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 15 Jan 2019, 22:06

Thanks for the tip, all Greek to me tbh...
I'm in no rush, much rather know that it has been properly done.
Here's another car that looks good in Capri Blue (not mine)Image

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