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Now called Monty from Ponti lol

Post by eddie0303 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:58 am

You might laugh ,but we all do it . Yes name our vans or cars , so mine has now been christened Monty from Ponti , as it was a Pontins maintenance van at some point before having the lift up roof fitted . Well progress is going well and the cutting back and repairing paintwork is the priority at the moment ,before the weather breaks and then its just a case of having another look at the surging revs problem before the MOT planned for Saturday .

In addition to the rusted headlight silvering , I also did the front indicators to day with the chrome spray ,as the moulded casing was really faded on the inside and it did make a big difference to the brightness of the bulbs .

The wheels / tyres arrived today as well as some other bits that I have not opened yet ,so thanks Matt for the quick delivery and my compliments on the wrapping of the wheels ( Very professional ) .

I have checked all the usual pre MOT bits i.e brake pipes greased and wiper blades checked , lights etc but just wondered if there is anything out of the normal that are prone to going wrong on the Hijets for the MOT .

Next stage will be doing a tidy up of the interior and a semi camper installation and install a decent sound system , so the work is not going to be over for a while yet .

Best to all and thanks for the advice and interest shown by yourselves .


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ANOTHER GOOD DAY

Post by eddie0303 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:55 pm

Well I am making the most of a bit of quite time before it kicks off again and spent another day on Monty today. Thanks to Matt and Woody for the speedy supply of the parts etc , ( Would recommend them both unreservedly ) . Today was spent fitting lights wheels , and new antenna , then carry on with getting the front plastic headlight , bumper and rad cover resprayed satin black ,as I hate that grey plastic , and then did the rear bumper and mirrors , so he is looking very smart now .

A check of the float in the brake fluid bottle showed that it was low , so I will follow that up tomorrow when I get some fluid so hopefully just a top up .

Its then a case of sorting the surging rev problem, now having a pair of new rad caps may sort that one out .
Will put some photos on of the before and after when done .

Best to all and special thanks to H.J And Woody .
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Re: Now called Monty from Ponti lol

Post by eddie0303 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:33 am





Well this is the early stages , replaced damaged drivers door
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Post by eddie0303 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:35 am



Replaced tailgate due to bad rusting , and repaired the damage to the O/S front wing ,
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Post by eddie0303 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:43 am



As you can see the grey front trim and bumper were looking a bit tired , so they have now been done in satin black bumper / trim spray as well as the mirrors , back bumper and tailgate handle.

Will post more pics of the transformation later today .
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Post by waz on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:53 pm

that's coming along nicely
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Re: Now called Monty from Ponti lol

Post by eddie0303 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:19 pm

Hi Waz , I was thinking it was coming along well myself until today , and was hoping to get it in for MOT tomorrow , until I looked into the reason the brake warning light was on . Found that a rear brake cylinder is leaking causing loss of fluid . and the horn has decided to pack up and the indicators are coming on with the side lights on the front . Its a case of you get one job done and then the gremlins strike and you get two more jobs to do .

So its back to the drawing board and start sorting out the new list of problems and then hopefully get it in for MOT next Saturday . One thing I found when checking indicators and reverse light ,is that the metal body of the lights is exposed to the elements and the wiring is also attached to the body . The lights on mine were badly corroded and if they had been left any longer they would have rotted through so I have greased the bodies of them to prolong the life .

Well if everything was easy , life would be boring Very Happy 

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:58 pm

Ground point on the front bulk head might be the cause of your dodgy lights.

Hijet horns are crap - the horn, the switch, the connectors

Rear brake cylinders are common to leak, they are like £20 each at a motor factors.
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Re: Now called Monty from Ponti lol

Post by eddie0303 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:41 pm

Thanks Matt , I am hoping to catch up with things tomorrow but it depends on the weather for some of the work .

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