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Sunshine MINIs • View topic - Before and after...

Before and after...

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Before and after...

Postby Jims5543 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:13 pm

So I picked up a 1978 Austin Pickup.

This is how it looked the day it arrived via carrier from the seller in Tejas.

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Bought a ton of parts from across the pond:
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Picked up an 123Dizzy and a second one of everything I needed to set it up as a work truck:
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Lightweight tripod and mini style prism pole.
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It extends up to 5 feet long, but collapses to 2.5 feet long just perfect for this truck.
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Picked up some trick rockers hope to have these in by next week, I need some spare time:
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I took it to a local cars and coffee type of event, except it in on Tues. Nights. Ran into Norm (Fozzy) there.
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Cleaned up and lettered up with my company name:
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A little tribute to my Grandfather who passed away in 2001:
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My Grandfather, George Adams and his partner in front of their Morris Van.
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Now I have to admit, the rear diamond plate, deck rails and roll bar that looked like it should be on a boat, were bothering me. So I decided to get it all off...

Got the deck rails and roll bar off, an angle grinder was used at times...
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I pondered how to get all this damn wood off of the poor little truck.
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We are getting somewhere, then I ran out of time, the guy that was going to perform my next step called a day early and wanted the truck in his shop asap.
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All the crap that came off, just the top, not inside the bed:
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Hint...
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New bed cover complete, now there is a ton of work to do inside the bed.
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Also have a white one:
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More to come.....
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Re: Before and after...

Postby TReed » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:03 am

I LOVE it!! ;)b :clap:
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Re: Before and after...

Postby MiniNancy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:06 am

Soooo nice!! Love it
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Re: Before and after...

Postby JBKone » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:46 pm

Love the white one! ;)b

Couldn't you reuse the old tonneau hooks on the outside top of the bed sides?
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Re: Before and after...

Postby Newfang » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:06 am

Nice job!
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Re: Before and after...

Postby Jims5543 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:07 pm

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!- Hunter S. Thompson
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Re: Before and after...

Postby JBKone » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:58 am

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Re: Before and after...

Postby MUNGO » Thu May 22, 2014 9:30 am

Love the truck! 8)
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Re: Before and after...

Postby Jims5543 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:26 pm

My poor Mini has been off the road for over a month waiting for the queens mail to get their arse in gear and tackling other projects.

She is now back on the road, she now sports a Minispeed rocker arm assy. with a 1.3"1 ratio. The real reason I took her off the road is because I blew out the feed line to the fuel jet and had to replace it. I also discovered a leak in the AC condenser which I am sorting out.


So, as a happy fathers day treat to me, I got up at 0600 hours and took the old girl to the beach for a sunrise.


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Re: Before and after...

Postby Jims5543 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:00 pm

I also neglected to share this pic from the Wheels Across the Pond event 2 months ago. It was shot by a staff photographer and I thought is was a flattering photo of a truck that has NO business being in a car show.

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Re: Before and after...

Postby Snooter » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:20 am

The pick-up was always my favorite classic and that one is a beauty!!!
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Re: Before and after...

Postby JBKone » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:38 am

Nice photos! ;)b
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