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Reply #135 - 08/15/17 at 07:40:24
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I am both jealous and ashamed at how nice and clean and shiny it is.  Maybe you can use your downtime to just stare at how nice it looks!

Now I will put my head down and go to the garage and search for my degreaser.......
  

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Reply #136 - 08/15/17 at 20:31:21
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Lol lol BPT - it has taken an enormous amount of money - and untold hours of elbow grease on my part - to get it to this stage so far.
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I have to admit that I'm at my happiest when I in the shed tinkering away. The downside is that it's in a friend's garage so I can't just walk out of my door and go faff about with it. But I am lucky that my friends let me take over half there garage space to do the work.
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I'll get there eventually - if I could gave a good week health wise I could get it mostly finished. I'm hanging out for the sunshine and heat to return 😊😉🙃
  

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Reply #137 - 08/15/17 at 20:33:39
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Yep your absolutely right Justin - but I only have the seat to get rebuild now. Maybe $200 Aussie and that should be it.
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Of course I might be being optimistic lol lol
  

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Reply #138 - 08/16/17 at 11:36:46
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I'm with you, Adrian. I don't have a garage at the moment so I usually go to my parents' place as they have a large, clean one. But that means I have to do projects a little at a time so I don't end up having to leave it.  They're about 20 minutes drive away so not super far. But, like you, I can't just go back and forth too easily if I wanted to leave it.

But if you think you've only got a couple of weeks work to go, I'd say you're in the home stretch. Almost there.......  .!
  

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Reply #139 - 08/16/17 at 21:31:16
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At least I get to leave mine in one place BPT. 
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So to get mine finished I just need my disabilities to go away lol lol lol. As soon as it warms up I should be able to get stuck in again.
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I did some work on it yesterday - I fitted new mudflaps having made some mounts for them. But last night and today I'm paying the price hahaha It was fun though so I don't mind the problems it can cause.
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Once I get something substantial done - putting the motor back in us next - once I've replaced the electronic trigger unit  in the "bean can" and cleaned up the alternator with some isopropyl alcohol - then there will be more pictures.
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So near yet so far lol lol lol
  

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