One more hurdle and my gamble may have paid off...

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One more hurdle and my gamble may have paid off...

Post by amana_w on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:30 pm

So the eggbox on wheels that is yet to be named went in for MOT today and PASSED!!!! has 3 advisories

1. worn tyre
2. headlamp deteriorated
3. O/S front chaissis rail corroded

So how big a job is the third one whats the best places to source parts in the south east?

Cheers all in advance (I did warn you all I'd be a pain)

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Post by PFM on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:17 pm

Call it Eggy? Whereabouts in the SE are you?

Highlyjetted might have a headlamp for sale, but that's been an advisory on one of mine for at least the last 2 MOT's. Corrosion is an advisory so I'd wait till it warms up a bit - welders will be happier to get stuck in when they don't freeze to the concrete floor. Get the tyre done ASAP though, and if it's a van rather than a MPV it should have 6-ply or 8-ply tyres rather than the usual 4-ply for a car. Might not make any difference except to a picky insurance assessor if it's been a factor in a prang.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:54 pm

Pretty much all the 2nd hand headlights you'll find will be the same.

The chrome peels off the inside.

Get a spare pair of crap ones to do in your leisure:-

Put them in the oven to soften lense glue,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je5ndoUMEUs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whB7p0sNNaA


Peel lenses of with some plastic scrapers and oven gloves,

peel all the flaking fake chrome off the inside, sand them back, key the surface and spray them with some chrome in a can.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/chrome-spray-paint-400ml-/150999788000?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Car_Care_Cleaning&hash=item232849e9e0
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Simoniz-Chrome-Car-Spray-Paint-1x-500ML-SIMP20C-/170848808122?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item27c761ecba
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHROME-SPRAY-PAINT-CERTIFIED-IS0-9001-2000-TOP-QAULITY-/180705182372?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item2a12de42a4
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Post by amana_w on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:41 am

Thanks guys,

You lot are great.

I live pretty near junction 1 of the M25 London/Kent boarder.

Amana

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Post by Logi on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26 am

How big is the third job? Dunno? How big is the hole! Wink

( i.was going to ask to see a picture of your hole but felt it may be misconstrued.... )
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Post by amana_w on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm

LOL I'm taking the vow of Woody50 when it comes to a picture Laughing (sorry woody) In all seriousness tho I've not looked it's too cold!

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 pm

If it is in the front chassis rail it will be in the bracket mount that you can't get to properly I welded ours up and then larupped loads of paint and silicon sealent then loads of paint as cannot plate it without loads of work so pigeon shitted it to hold it all together.
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Re: One more hurdle and my gamble may have paid off...

Post by amana_w on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:54 pm

Photo of my chassis rail [img][/img]

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Thats do able if it can edit till its a little warmer and fancy a trip round to the m11 then I recon about £30 to plate up.
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Post by amana_w on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:33 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:Thats do able if it can edit till its a little warmer and fancy a trip round to the m11 then I recon about £30 to plate up.

Hi Rich, cheers was gonna PM and ask Very Happy

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