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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:36 am

Electrics....I've started rough wiring for the 12v and 240v
I'll deal with the tail lights later....

http://youtu.be/Uk5ajXdTiDs


Feel free to add comments/like or dislike on youtube

Thanks!
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby KCStudly » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Linky came up as "private".

I'll add my comment right here, "I am enjoying your build and your build attitude". :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:31 am

I really don't know how that was set to private, you should be able to see it now!
http://youtu.be/Uk5ajXdTiDs

Thanks for the heads up KC :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:42 am

This is my first attempt at making up the supports to level the VW beetle tail lights
The CNC Cutter may need an upgrade....

http://youtu.be/xXdLNqwhOtw


Hope you like it.
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby 3nero » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:52 pm

I've being following your build for a while now and i'm liking it a lot.
Just taught i'd chime in with a tip on how to level your lights a little easier.
Cover the area where the lights will be mounted with clingfilm or tinfoil, then spray on a generous helping of your expanding foam. when it's set you can carve it in place or pop it off to carve because the film/foil will stop it from sticking to the surface but it will now have the awkward curve allready formed on the back.
That brown shiney packing tape is also good to use as a masking to stop the foam from sticking to the surface.

Looking forward to the next instalment :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:14 am

Thanks for the tip using clingfilm/packing tape etc. if what I've done fails (which is in the balance at the moment) i'll use your method.

The positive feedback is most welcome!
Thanks again
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:22 am

From the Td point of view its mundane handle turning: I'm wiring up plugs. I'm sure you don't want to see that video. :)

Also I started to body fill one of the vw light supports and if the works or fails ill let you know either way.

Sara, my wife, gets a new hip tomorrow and its her birthday next week so I've be focusing on other things.
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby KCStudly » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:33 am

All the best wishes for you and your wife. :worship: :thumbsup: :)
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:39 am

Hip surgery went well, thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

I dropped Sara off at the hospital and had to wait 6 or 7 hours before I could see her so I had little choice but to do something on the teardrop.

I've binned my expanding foam idea and managed to get some off-cut polyurethane insulation from a building site, it's a no brainer and the difference is remarkable. Avoid using expanding foam if you can....
Take a look and click "like" if you like it

http://youtu.be/kncqAmGk4ww


(I've just seen the "youtube" button :? .)


Thanks again :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Grant, you first pronounced "hoof" the American way. Maybe that means you've been hanging around us too much. :lol:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby KCStudly » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Light pedestals are coming along nicely.

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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:41 am

At last I've been able to get some major work done on the TD
The external roof is on and I had to tack on the sides and wheel arches to get a feel of what the TD was going to look like and I'm delighted.
The external wall is now off again and I'm wiring like mad.

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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby KCStudly » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:58 pm

Shaping up nicely! :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby Junkboy999 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:47 pm

Nice

I have seen most of the video separately on YouTube, This time I watched them in order following the thread. Looking good. It is a nice pleasing shape in my mind as well. Best wishes for you wife speedy recovery so you two can go enjoy some nice camping trips.
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.

Sara is now walking around without crutches for short periods and reducing the meds. What a difference already. What did they do 50 years ago ... Just struggle I suppose.

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