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my 1967 +2

PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:39 am

just a few pics so far
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:10 pm

Looks very clean...I do like the eary Plus 2 without the spotlights and the 'posh' interior. Is that the original 15 inch plastic rimmed Chapman wheel?

I'm restoring chassis 32 currently, and just trying to figure out where all the bits go in the engine bay...I bought the car completely apart. Figured most of it, but the fuse boxes and regulator box still have me a little confused. I may just trouble you for some detail under bonnet pics in a few weeks :D

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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:30 am

mark
re the 15" chapman whell....yes it is....
sort of.....
the plastic had started splitting in a couple of places so was in a quandry as to what to do.....
what I did in the end was cover it (hand stitched) with leather....
it took me ages and it does look the part now......the plastic stuff is still underneath 'protected' now....I didnt have the heart to pull it off as so many of them have gone that way.......
as for the under bonnet stuff.....mmm....
not sure most of mine is original.....
I have the remains of a bakerlite house type junction/fuse box....nothing plugged into it...but it is fixed to the body
:D cheers
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PostPost by: ncm » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:43 am

Mark, here's a view of the fuse box and voltage regulator from my early 68 car.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:36 pm

That's great, Brian. I can now see the holes where my regulator should be.

As for the steering wheel, Elanman, covering it in leather is probably the best thing to do. My BDA engined Plus 2 is otherwise quite original, and still has the plastic covered Chapman wheel, but I have to find one for my chassis 32 restoration! I have a while to go yet though before it becomes a pressing need.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:28 pm

Remember this? :twisted:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:34 pm

Out comes the chassis from under the other body. :)
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PostPost by: oldokie » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:32 pm

I have a 'painless solution' for keeping birds out of the rafters, etc., if anyone is interested!
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:26 pm

some upto date pics:)

couldnt resist the other day...:)
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:05 pm

oldokie wrote:I have a 'painless solution' for keeping birds out of the rafters, etc., if anyone is interested!


.177" or .22" :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:14 pm

Don't forget mine....it's a 0.2"...American I believe.

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PostPost by: Carlos A » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:17 am

Very nice looking car! Carlos
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