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jamieprang

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About jamieprang

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  • Birthday 04/09/1983

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  1. jamieprang

    T5 Day/Surf/Festival van

    Today was dry and not cold. (Not warm... but not cold), so i thought it about time to have a crack at fitting the fridge. From a bit of online research i found that to fit my CRX50 the panel at the back of the cabinet would need cut out. Original door off. IMG_3760 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Some huffing, puffing, measuring and cutting later. IMG_3771 by jamie simpson, on Flickr That was significantly easier than expected. Plans now are to get the graffiti artist back to spray the skull from the door over the top of the fridge.
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    Mk2 2.1 TSR ABF Track Toy

    Not sure i could bring myself to own a Honda...Ive spent years making a point of hating them so my mate would never let me hear the end of it. Never been a Honda fan really. Ive had/have Kawasaki, KTM, Ducati and Yamaha over the years. But never Honda. You are right though, some stunning ones being made into cafe racers.
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    Mk2 2.1 TSR ABF Track Toy

    Looking good man. The bike too, love it. Always fancied doing a cafe racer project, so i for one will be interested to see how that comes along. I'm looking for the right v-engined bike to come up. Maybe a virago or similar.
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Yo fella. Pretty much just like painting on any other car paints then aye? It looks really nice on the right bits and pieces. Think you've got it dead on. Defo something for me to consider when i have the right bits in need of something like that.
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Looking good. I've fancied that stuff for a few things but never had the b@lls to give it a go yet. In fact i haven't even read about it to be totally honest. Is there any special prep or such like required?
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    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Thanks fella. Im considering building some sort of semi permanent, fold down/up dog cage of sorts. But still not entirely sure what that would look like.
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    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Little bit of work done this past couple of days. The rubber mat arrived for the floor. Not as nice as others floors but with 3 dogs its pretty much essential. Set about putting it in to look as nice as possible. Removed the floor and sanded all the bumps and whatnot from its surface. Then marked out and cut it to shape for as neat a fit as possible. fullsizeoutput_d7b by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d7a by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d79 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Then refitted the ply floor and screwed it down to the bonded ply strips underneath. Lay the rubber mat it for what turned out to be a damn good fit. I wanted the mat held down properly but didn't want to glue it to the ply. Fancied something nicer. Looked for all sorts of options using Stair Noses and other pre made trims but nothing was right for me. So i bought some 25mm right angle aluminium bar and made my own for the front, side and rear. And pretty pleased with the outcome. fullsizeoutput_d7c by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d7d by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d7e by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d76 by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d80 by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d81 by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d82 by jamie simpson, on Flickr fullsizeoutput_d83 by jamie simpson, on Flickr
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    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    I just had an early morning "moment"...
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    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Bit of an update. Spent the last few days doing the back. Installed silent coat extensively as possible, dodo mat on top of that, then some B&Q plastic insulation. Carpeted all the existing ply lining, and refitted with some new self tappers and some beveled finishing washers. Removed the wheel arch boxes and sound deadened and carpeted the arches. LED lights fitted and wired into the roof lining, with a new LED loading bay light fitted also. All working off the door switch. Wood strips down on the floor and then old floor back down and fastened to the wood strips. The floor still looks a bit grim but i'm waiting for some rubber matting to arrive then that's complete. Still as yet unsure what to do with the bulkhead. I wondered about carpeting it.. but that might be a bit beyond my talents. I also still want to fashion some sort of removable window into the bulkhead. So still working on ideas for that. IMG_3432 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3433 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3434 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3435 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3437 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3440 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3441 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3443 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3444 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3446 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3448 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3450 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3458 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3459 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3461 by jamie simpson, on Flickr
  10. jamieprang

    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Thanks man. Yeah its worth a go at least. And turns out pretty good i think. Even if you try it and make an ar$e of it, you can still buy the blackened ones anyway. Yeah, they are sitting back a bit, which i thought was a bit strange, as i was under the impression that they sat forward in the arches after flipping the axle. However, I have the relocating plates sat in the garage. A lack of time and weather have so far hampered that job getting done.
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    Golf mk2 R36

    Good grief! I love it!
  12. jamieprang

    Mk3 Caddy Van

    Bit of work this past weekend. Its a bit long winded but hopefully someone else might benefit from it and what i learned. First a before picture just for shiz and giggles. Apologies in advance for the pi$h photo quality. I was too lazy to grab the good camera and used the iPhone instead. fullsizeoutput_d1e by jamie simpson, on Flickr Time for a crack at the old "joeys mod" headlights split... dread. I was however in the fortunate position that i wanted new headlights anyway since the old ones were in poor condition at the rear sides. So i ordered 2 new ones and when they arrived set about attempt one on the old headlights as a big of a dry run. I removed the front bumper (what a pain, the wife's Touareg headlights are SIGNIFICANTLY easier to remove), and both headlights had whatever i could remove removed and they were ready for baking. IMG_3372 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3373 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3375 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Attempt one. Oven method. 150 degrees (preheated), 15 minutes sat in the oven on a piece of plywood to protect the underside. then attack with screw driver. Came apart reasonably easily. IMG_3376 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3377 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Inserts out and rubbed down with scotchbrite to key the surface in for painting. IMG_3378 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Plastic primer done. IMG_3384 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Top coat of satin black done and not looking too bad really. Time to see how well the front lens cover would attach to the rear. IMG_3388 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3387 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Lessons learn from the dry run. When the front is removed be very careful about how you set the body down as it can deform sightly under its own weight, making the clear lens a poor fit. Also once the bulbs etc are removed refit the 2 covers before baking the assembly in order to retain some shape of the housing seals. And an obvious one i hadn't considered was to make sure as much of the unit is away from the fan in the oven (if its fan assisted) as that can melt the plastic. So on to the real attempt which was nerve racking, to put brand new lamps to the sword at £140 a piece... scary as hell. I thought out of interest i would try with the heat gun to see how that would go, in short, it didn't, taking ages and they glue was very gluey! I would have done more damage with the screwdriver prying at it than was worth it. Stuff it... back to the oven with my lessons learnt. Pre heated to 150 again and got my plywood. Tools wise, I also got along with the original trusty flat head screwdriver and good gloves, a pair of pliers to manipulate the sealing channel back into the right shape when hot. And a ratchet strap for a plan i had. Into the oven, 15 minutes again being very careful about position. Out and attacked it with the screwdriver, harder than the originals to prise apart but they were new so fair do's. Eventually they came apart and as quick as i could i changed over the painted reflector/insert. Then got the ratchet strap around it and tightened it up then back into the oven for 2 minutes. Then back out and i allowed it to cool down a bit before taking it apart (easily obviously as the glue was already broken), then i used tiger seal putting it into the channel and placing the lens back on, the ratchet strap around it and tightening up. Left over night to dry. IMG_3382 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3399 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3405 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Once dry refitted both to the van, along with the bumper and voila! IMG_3406 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3407 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3408 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3409 by jamie simpson, on Flickr IMG_3410 by jamie simpson, on Flickr Next up. Remove the ply lining in the back and sound deaden then carpet the ply and refit. Have the stuff ready just need the time.
  13. jamieprang

    Started from a shell TakeTwo2

    Correct! I am!
  14. jamieprang

    1985 mk1 Caddy full resto

    That colour!
  15. jamieprang

    Golf mk2 R36

    Yikes! This this is going to be epic when it's done! Top work man.
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