What to do over Christmas

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#1 What to do over Christmas

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Well what to do on Christmas day now car is finished :lol: :lol:
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#2 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Durango2k » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Oh lucky me as mine is not finished !

You saved my life....

Well, I‘ll be assembling my bonnet, then.

Forward !

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#3 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Jeremy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 pm

Take your son, your son's friend, and your son's friend's girlfriend out for a spin, or rather 3 spins in succession. That's what I did today. ( Weather mild, roads dry, no salt round here) Big delighted grins all round. They all love the old lady!
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#4 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Jeremy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm

Or make a coffee table. Like the one I embarked upon after the E-xcursions with the kids. Copying a v elegant old Habitat design, examples of which are to be found on eBay for a couple of grand.... :shock:
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#5 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Simon P » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:47 am

Jeremy wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Copying a v elegant old Habitat design, examples of which are to be found on eBay for a couple of grand....
You know what they say: old Habitats die hard.....

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#6 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Jeremy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:21 pm

:lol:
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#7 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by cactusman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Just spent an age removing the gruby old paint from my sugar scoops. Now in grey primer that is drying slowly :drinkingcheers:
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#8 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by AshM » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:38 pm

Just spent three hours removing vacuum and water pipes from behind bulkhead.

The thought of getting new ones in actually makes me sweat as I type this!!

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#9 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by rswaffie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:21 pm

It’s not too hard if you can get the wiper mechanism out of the way. I used the bungee chord method to hold them in place during riveting - managed it on my own with no probs.
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#10 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by rswaffie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:29 pm

I’ve made a bracket for a secondary brake light switch (using the specs on the forum), fitted it and tested it. Also fitted a hidden Bluetooth receiver/amp and wired it all up. Sounds great through pioneer speakers. Have run speaker cables to the rear cubby holes ready for some extra speakers if I feel the need.
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#11 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Dawnpatrol » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:22 am

I've got bench envey, that is a seriously nice bench Jeremy😂.
Not an oil stain in sight, presume you have another for the dirty work?
As for jobs,
Rubber seals on the front mud shields, then much staring at the forced air inlet bonnet duct to the trumpets, already consumed more time than it should have🤔🤔.
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#12 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Polse7317 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:55 pm

While some good roasted smells come from the kitchen, i have modified my favorite tools by a thin needle.... :shock: :santa:
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#13 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by Jeremy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:06 pm

Dawnpatrol wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:22 am
I've got bench envey, that is a seriously nice bench Jeremy😂.
Not an oil stain in sight, presume you have another for the dirty work?
That's my joinery bench Michael. I built it a few years ago. I have a plywood top that I cover it with for doing dirty work, like grappling with filthy rusty E Type subassemblies....
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#14 Re: What to do over Christmas

Post by ralphr1780 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:05 pm

I took a long spin this morning thanks to the unique great sunny and mild Christmas day.
Santa has been quite generous, he brought me these originals re-chromed:

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