Al Mac

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Al Mac last won the day on July 14 2018

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  1. Finally some progress on this, it’s back from media blasting and externally painted with 2k armour, It looks great, started getting the axles re attached and get it rolling again so that I could get the insides coated in cavity paint and war, after that I got it back into the workshop and rebuilt the hubs with new bearings and new discs and stainless pistons in the freshly rebuilt calipers. The project is still moving forward at least just a little slower than expected. I’ve got to say though really like the 2k armour for a coating and the cavity paint went on easily, had a couple of issues with the war but overall it wasn’t bad and would recommend it for what it is meant for.
  2. Allen, well done in the work so far, looking forward to seeing this with the big Mercedes engine in it( sure that’s what Facebook tells me), just wish I had your enthusiasm, Its certainly a daunting task you’ve taken on, if my truck had been in the same condition as yours I think I would have just swept it up into a black bag and moved on! It’s just a pity I’ll only ever see this in pictures!
  3. Why is it when you think you’re moving forward life can give you a subtle reminder that it can be messed with and really mess you about, coming upto Christmas in 2017 things we’re going good then I lost my father very unexpectedly after sorting out that aftermath it really knocked me for six and couldn’t really face the rebuild I left it on the back burner till I felt better, in the spring I got the chassis fully stripped and sent it off for media blasting, at the same time it was time to get ready for a charity banger drive from Edinburgh to Rome with my £460 jaguar AWD xtype so of course it took priority and after doing the charity drive me and my friend and I managed to raise about £4500 for the brain tumour trust, the bad bit about all this was in the middle of it I lost my father in-law unexpectedly, it just doesn’t make me feel like rebuilding things if I’m honest, however I get my chassis back this week fully blasted and coated in 2k armour ready to be filled with cavity paint and war then fully sprayed with war on the outside when I reattach the axles and new suspension! hopefully I can keep my self going and when I finally get my chassis back I can upload some freshly painted photos, it’s nice to see others that are moving forward with there builds and it all helps with the motivation the fear now is will I remember how to put it back together and did I take enough photos? He ho it is what it is and I’m sure I’ll fine what I’m looking for with dr google as my friend...
  4. Well that didn't work! So much for thinking that I could get it stripped over the next week!! Finally got back to it yesterday and got the b/c pillars off and the rear tub, I should manage a couple of hours on it again over the weekend so hopefully I'll get the bulkhead stripped down ready for removal. So far I've had to cut off over half the bolts I think the last under seal was a bit late as it had rusted out most of the fixings. Still happy with its condition though just the bulkhead that's worse than expected, I need to keep this moving forward before I forget where all the bolts go 🤔
  5. Thought I best start my thread to help me Put it back together when I've finished stripping it down and show others some of products from the buzzweld shop that I am using. Looking at the other builds here it cant't really be called a rebuild as it's mostly paint This is it as purchased Dec 2012 and last week when the strip own started, After a couple of days I have reached, Hopefully over the next week I can get it fully stripped and expose all the panels that need work, at the moment it just the rear floor, front and second row seat box, and top inside corners of the bulkhead, the rest looks solid. 🤞
  6. Just to say thanks to Craig for giving me some time to talk to him about what I thought would be suitable and getting the volumes sorted so that I wouldn't run out or be left with too much surplus, even when it's him that loses part of the sale. great customer service so far 👍👍
  7. Hi Craig, thanks. But I'm a little confused by that link it shows 1000ml in the title but also 2500ml in the spec, I was planing to do 2500ml paint and then the same in wax. I may just phone the store as my questions may take some time for me to work out best route! are you open at weekends? thanks again Al
  8. I'm looking to use the cavity paint for inside the chassis, but I'm unsure of how much I will require. Is the 2.5l can enough to do a 110 chassis and bulkhead? Thanks Al
  9. That's good, is it worth giving it a top coat of w.a.r. In case I've missed anywhere?
  10. Hi is it worth spraying on rcp before applying 2K to chassis
  11. Just to say hello and will be looking for some help and advice over the coming month (years) once I've finished stripping down my 110, At the moment I'm thinking of going with the 2k for the chassis is it worth putting on the rcp first? Hopefully I have managed to upload a picture before my project began. thanks Al