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The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 13 Nov 2014, 23:24

Well a simple little job :lol: dont know what to touch first, gen arches or indicator or the 17...and ice
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mm :rofl
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby mrhutch » 13 Nov 2014, 23:56

17 ..

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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby what2do » 14 Nov 2014, 10:02

I'm starting to look for front arches. What have you there? Genuine ones from Brickwerks to some alternative? How much fettling is required with the alternatives? Cheers.
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 14 Nov 2014, 11:41

Genuine From heritage,good price
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby ZsZ » 14 Nov 2014, 13:23

And the rears? They arent klok as I see. Are they the new bbt ones?
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 26 Nov 2014, 22:50

Well on with shelling it out, left with a rolling shell i suppose, , suprises. well yes there are always those, telltale signs were present but you still miss little bodges :lol:
first nice little surprise was
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its rot free and this is probably why
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both steps are shot , sort of par for course

but with the added bonus of lower A post also rotten
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to join the lower B post as usual
now i have genuine arches but will still modify the steps as this is a pretty much offroad toy and so it will get the solid coated steps rather than the mats
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and here
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both sides here
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plus a few other little bits, they should be nice to do as i will let in pieces to replicate, as opposed to patching as has been done like this
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and
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and whilst these do the job , they are a series of tacks .spots call it what you please and joined up ,they just look naff
now this is a 16" so something is afoot here
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clue
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errr
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pod and a neat layer of it for max structural strength :(
so this will need cutting out to see the extent
and the other side has a had a viewing window added :lol:
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and the final slackness is they didnt refit the reinforcing plates, sad as they do make a lot of difference.
iffiness here so both lower rear corners of the rear 1/4 will be removed,
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its had a twatting at the nsf corner, not severe but i will graft a new bit of defo panel to allow the bumper to refit nicer
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 29 Nov 2014, 22:55

well need to remove the towbar to sort this,
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but
theres a box in the way
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think we shall dispense with it and modify this area :wink:
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now can get to these
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to get to this
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cutting discs next :D
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 09 Dec 2014, 16:42

Well a cutting we go
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just chopping the bulk out of the way first then the more detailed removal bearing in mind the replacement are OE
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A post well upset with itself ,dont often get to do these so will be a nice change
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B post on both sides is poor so will cut off and no doubt attend to the jp''s as well
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osr lower wing. hiding clag and such
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its a bit crusty in here and ive poked a hole in it :lol:
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its had a repair to the inner arch as well
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so nothing new there then
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby kevtherev » 09 Dec 2014, 18:09

I guess this is the worst part cutting and then discovering more cack
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 09 Dec 2014, 18:47

Nah, its the best part, a bit like pa££ the £arcel
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 11 Dec 2014, 21:10

well mark the spots to drill out
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theres not that many of them
and even fewer round the belt anchorage
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im heavy into these at the moment
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:(
someone has in the past added a lower cut :roll:
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and also a repair if thats what you choose to call it down here,note the very neat bead or clear sanitary sealant
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no words needed really :lol:
osf B post bottom and jp plus the inner B post are sick
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so it will need cutting out /off to remake correctly
os mount, this is as it should be
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but n/s
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and it looks at first glance like its fitted with 2 N/S drop arms as this is a bit out of line
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been like it for a few miles too
more fun tomoz
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 12 Dec 2014, 13:50

Well what a diference a day makes .,.,.,.,.
tell tale signs
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inside of nsf jp from behind
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nsr jp/ arm mount
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osf jp etc from under/behind
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from outside
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a touch crusty :lol: :lol:
slider area well rough, it had been repaired and filled and god knows what , but looked reasonable when all fitted up etc :roll:
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back end osr jp/arm mount and C post !
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so ,a bit of a challenge here
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby 300CE » 12 Dec 2014, 13:54

Blimey Mike, all that work and with a snotty nose as well! Can't wait to see the finished result :ok
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby lloydy » 12 Dec 2014, 16:17

So much for just four arches :lol:
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 12 Dec 2014, 16:54

***** off
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