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  • in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1898
    mrmosky
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    Additionally, I have now wire-brushed all of the old glue from the fibreglass sides and roof in the rear section. That has been followed by two coats of the “Brave Ground” vinyl silk from Dulux.  That looks better!

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1897
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    I found that the air vents on the dashboard, and also the screen vents, were not passing much air when the windows were closed. The reason is because this bodt style does not have any body vents at the rear, unlike the steel roofed versions.

    So I fitted a pair of aftermarket vents into the rear panel of the body. This was easy to do as it is fibreglass. The front air vents now work well, even with the windows closed.

     

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1895
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    Last weekend I took the UMM along to Lichfield “Cars in the Park” . This annual event attracts all kinds of classic cars and is very popular. There was a lot of interest in the UMM. I find that kids especially seem to like it.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1886
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    I had noticed one or two oil drips. One seemed to be coming from the engine sump, so I decided that it would be a good idea to change the sump gasket. I’m glad that I did because there was an amount of sludge is the sump, which has probably been washed down with using the car, after a long time sitting unused. So we shall see if the oil drip is cured.

     

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1881
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    To replace the missing headlining, I decided to fit the front cab out in wood panelling. Here is the finished installation, although I will be painting the wood to finish it off properly.

    I may do the rear compartment roof in a similar way, but it is a bit of hard work to make it stick.  The noise levels in the UMM are now at an acceptable level.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1875
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    I have been restoring the dashboard. The nearest colour I could find is called “Brave Ground” by Dulux. It is a pretty close match to the original sandy colour, but is only available in Matt finish. I bought a sample pot to try it out and then overcoated with clear varnish spray. That’s better.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1871
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    And here are some of the self adhesive pads I have applied. I am choosing panels where I can hear a resonance when struck.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1869
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    I can report that the sound deadening methods I have used are producing results. The noise has reduced to a bearable level.

    Here is what the foam looks like after trimming.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1864
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    One thing that was clear on the 300 mile round trip was that something would need to be done about soundproofing!  So I ave applied some sound deadening panels, and injected expanding foam in one or two areas – including under the bonnet.  This is what it looked like before trimming off the excess. It seems to have deadened the vibrations, but I will only be able to check the effect on a run.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1863
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    The next morning, Graham and his son, got all of their UMM’s out for a line up. Here they are with Graham in the picture.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1862
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    The first long trip I undertook was to visit Graham Potter in West wales. He is the UK UMM guru, who was largely responsible for keeping the UMM owners club going over many years.

    I camped out overnight at his place, and in the evening, visited Aberaeron to give the UMM a look at the sea.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1859
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    In the last few days, I have been making some adjustments. The seat was too low for me, and so I removed the seat and frame and re-welded it at a higher position. Then I felt that the steering wheel was now too low, so I removed the column supports and modified it so that the wheel was a little higher, to give adequate room for my legs underneath. I had thought about doing this on my last UMM, but never got around to it. The driving position is now much better for me, and I am now ready for a longer trip.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1858
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    Added the bull bar today. Looks like she is wearing glasses!

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1857
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    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1856
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    Today the UMM passed it’s MOT test at the second attempt. Just had to change the front flexible brake hoses, which were rubbing. So now it is back on the road for the first time since 2012.

    Next job is to fit out the inside to make it more suitable for camping.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1841
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    This is it then. Ready for the MOT test. Booked in for the 9th June.  That’s almost exactly 3 years since I started work on it.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1840
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    Back on the front end, the windscreen washers are now fitted and working.  Wipers were fitted too. Just need to change the headlamps and fit the side winker repeaters.

    Then we should be ready for the MOT test. Planning for early July, if all goes well.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1839
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    Rear of the UMM is now complete, with the new lower panel fitted. I just need to add a couple of reflectors to the panel. The rear lights are all working well.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1836
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    Rear lights and new number plate fitted. Just the rear mudflaps to be put on. Then a panel to cover the wiring, and the back will be complete.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1831
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    New tyres and wheels fitted at last. This is the first time the UMM has sat on all four wheels for a few months, and since the replacement front springs have been fitted.  Thankfully, she sits pretty level, which is a relief.

    So I took the opportunity to start it, and drive it up the drive and turn it around.

    Next job will be the rear lights, which are on order.

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