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1 hour ago, Ron Lawson said:

Matt you look like a little kid in his first pedal car A DB Victory Sports Roadster of course Mate I am so happy for you Jude Sounded tickled pink as well taking the video Congratulations cobber we are proud of you 

Yer mate that’s how I feel it’s bloody fantastic to take them for their first spin. Still smiling 😁

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What no burnout!

Looks fantastic!  It is a real credit to you!  

It makes really worthwhile  with the outcome you have achieved!

It makes the rest of us look slack! Matt, you have done this in record time! 

Well done and enjoy!

 

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Made a start on my new longer range fuel tank. Jude wasn’t impressed with a jerry can between her feet when we went for a drive the other day. I’ve increased its size to 68litres from 54litres. Making it out of stainless steel and fitting 2 baffles into it. 
The original has been open to the elements for to many years.
 

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20 minutes ago, nearchoclatetown said:

So Matt, when do we get to see the video of you hustling down a dirt road?  Just read the latest Beaded Wheels about the tour that was about 600 miles and most on dirt roads. You guys are killer!! That's good above the equator. 

Ahhh! Won’t it get dust on it if it goes down a dirt road, lol. we have about 150m of dirt road to our house and I hate that. It will happen one day I guess but I will admit I won’t like it much I’m to anal about my cars being clean. 
There is some big rally’s over here I think the alpine rally coming up is about 900km. 

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On 3/17/2021 at 4:13 PM, Mattml430 said:

Made a start on my new longer range fuel tank. Jude wasn’t impressed with a jerry can between her feet when we went for a drive the other day. I’ve increased its size to 68litres from 54litres. Making it out of stainless steel and fitting 2 baffles into it. 
The original has been open to the elements for to many years.
 

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Hey Cobber I notice that you put the end plates in the right way up 

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23 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

What a great tone the car has and looked great. Well done Bud.....absolutely stunning.

Now I feel inadequate !.....thanks

Thanks Ian

Yours looks to be getting close to finished mate so won’t be long. 
I still have all my interior and roof to make. 
 

Did a bit of work underneath today getting the fuel tank fitted up and connected. Will put the bung in it tomorrow and fill it up. Hopefully it won’t leak. It pressure tested ok and I did the soapy water test on it. 
Did a few other bits and pieces underneath also just tiding up. 

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Daisy can see again now. 
got the indicators working this morning but having trouble with one of my taillights. Can’t get power to come through the connection, bit more playing around with it tomorrow should get it. Can’t expect every 90 years old part to work perfectly. 

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GORGEOUS car! Am I missing something? I was under the impression that cars from down under that have right-hand drive had the rumble seat step plates on the left side and the license plate on the right side.

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1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

GORGEOUS car! Am I missing something? I was under the impression that cars from down under that have right-hand drive had the rumble seat step plates on the left side and the license plate on the right side.

Yes I agree with you there but the holes were in the right hand side guard. And the step that attaches to the chassis was a right hand side one. It was actually just cut off and the base of it was still bolted  to the chassis. I’m only guessing but I imagine it was an Australian delivered car as it doesn’t ever look like it had been a left hand drive. 

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Put a few bits of the upholstery in this morning that I’ve been working on. It’s probably not up to a professional upholstery’s standard but it’s going to have to do. Hopefully I’ll get a bit better by the time I get to do the front seat. Damn industrial sowing machine’s go so fast and I’ve already changed the pulley to slow it down a bit. 
 

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8 hours ago, Bullfrog_eng said:

Any stitching through fingers yet?

I reckon that would hurt. My first Boss always told me never put your fingers where you wouldn’t put your “you know what”😂🤣

Hasn’t stopped me bashing the crap of my poor old scratches. 

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1 hour ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Bullfrog, as fast as these guys work it's probably healed by now. What ever you guys drink down there that gets you motivated send me some.  

Coffee!! lots of coffee Doug and Judes brownies. Haha

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Ron fixed my sewing machine today all the way from WA. 
Told me to get a tennis ball and stick it under the foot control. Well it’s like a new machine now I can actually control how fast it goes. Thanks Ronny. 
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The progress on the rear side cards  8C177198-B513-469D-8D8F-86ECF8018639.thumb.jpeg.0d64f752f4a2d2420931d103c0ec4b06.jpeg

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On 4/1/2021 at 7:12 AM, nearchoclatetown said:

Or did Ted sneak over there? I haven't heard from him for about a week. I better check and see if he's at home. 

Is there another way to do it and be able to keep my shop floor clean?  

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Manage to get my rail behind my front seat laminated up today. Should keep its shape quite well. Put some counter sink screws into the first lamination to hold it in place after it’s covered with leather. 
 

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Have also made all my seat backs and bases now so will be getting stuck into the upholstery this week I hope. 

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6 minutes ago, John McEwan said:

Using springs? Mine has high density foam. Easy to make a bit thicker seat base for those vertically challenged and hasn’t sagged since done in ‘91.

I have rebuilt the front base and back to original but I’m using foam on the back seats. It will probably only be the grand kids or Dodgey Stu and John in the back. Lol 😂 And my brother, he’s pretty keen to go for a ride in the dicky seat. He’ll probably be pissed that they will only be foam now. 

it’s a big job to make them from nothing. 
The spring seats are great over big bumps you can’t beat them. 
 

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4 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Don't you have any horses to give their hair for your seats down there? The Brothers would not approve of foam. 

I’m allergic to horses I get itchy eyes and start sneezing when I get anywhere near them. Can’t build a car that I’m allergic too. 😂🤣

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8 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Ok, how about roos? They have hair don't they?

They a wormy bloody things. Ron has just spent a week building a fence to keep the bloody things from eating his fruit trees. 

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Finished the back of the seat where the hood attaches to. Seems to fit nicely and finishes of the back  E0018C0A-9B23-4416-AE4E-B22242D9FAA1.jpeg.aaac6c08c7cb02e7ed196e76625841ff.jpeg

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Started on the rear seat base. We’ll see how this goes , hopefully not in the bin. 66E0717D-757B-4C84-AB10-BA2DC58D13B5.jpeg.df19591a9608ed38e2fd3be7117fa1b1.jpegB8B7FCDE-A5FE-4DF5-984F-23B423B367FF.jpeg.847314ef9203e3b2d115429a2fb43727.jpeg3C7591A8-6F20-4277-8B26-6D1BC5BD3F8C.jpeg.5e1205325dd87a7ad6a0e1039cf9775f.jpeg

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So my trimming has been pretty challenging which I don’t really mind. I’ve watched lots of YouTube videos to help with learning. It’s one thing to do a little practice piece but when your trying to shove a whole seat cover through it’s a different story. Had a bit of trouble holding it all straight and even with the overlap pleats. So I saw on a video a fella using hemming tape to help seal a canopy top and hold it. So I tried that instead of trying to sew along the lines. 1FC921C9-0856-4983-A5E9-D805ED347465.jpeg.ced06f1889150a9dc91cc7b754c90390.jpeg5AD74890-86FB-4253-AA27-B1921EDAFAB6.jpeg.d1cd9866499f48f02380749fe7106eec.jpeg5AD74890-86FB-4253-AA27-B1921EDAFAB6.jpeg.d1cd9866499f48f02380749fe7106eec.jpeg

I found it a lot easier just to sew the leather to the lines on the foam and the just pull it over to the next bit of double sided tape. 
The first pleat pulled pretty bad so I had to in pick it. 
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All sewn and pleats packed with kangaroo hair. 😂

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Sewing the sides on with the piping and doing the sharp corner was very challenging but it came up ok for my first seat I think. I’ll staple it all on and fit it properly tomorrow. E843CB95-6493-447E-A133-2DCC96C78C21.jpeg.370c7f4bbac303942efd8d3c8a36121f.jpeg936EFDBE-F0B4-4AAC-9B56-43CD8A4F58F9.jpeg.5e2975c3880208568077778dd42e04da.jpeg
Luckily the side of the seats  are tight against the inside wall. 

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3 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Matt, the interior is coming alone nicely. The color suit perfectly. I sure hope you never forget a screwdriver in your back pocket. 

Thanks Doug I’m happy with it so far. Going to do the back of the dicky seat tonight. 
Definitely make sure no screwdrivers in the pockets. 

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Got my rumble/ dicky seat all finished tonight. I’m pretty happy with the final product. Plenty of imperfections but overall ok I think. A trimmer would probably have a bit of a chuckle to himself but I’m going to save a bloody lot of money doing it myself and the satisfaction of doing it more to the point. 086CB8C9-32E9-43FD-AD9E-F33C1B3ACC91.jpeg.8fd17329d4d0393dbd53c4d26226bcf4.jpeg0C1FF23D-5B16-4E10-8AEB-C8002CBD6430.jpeg.ccf6c1f215fd836b39843cb1f8e605b6.jpeg


Ron’s tennis ball 🎾 idea has made it so much easier to sew now. I actually have a bit of control of the speed. I owe you one for that Ron. 👍

On to the front seat base over the weekend and hopefully by the end of doing them I’ll be ready to tackle the hood. 

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