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12 Jan 2019 15:48 #200584 by adrianr
Got free earlier than expected so final top coat applied and a coat of clear coat.

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12 Jan 2019 15:56 #200586 by Lambert
This is going to look very special when you are done.

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12 Jan 2019 18:15 - 12 Jan 2019 18:28 #200597 by adrianr
Thank you. The colours should work well together.

I cleaned up the spare wheel bracket and re-sprayed it matt black so that'll look better too.
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13 Jan 2019 14:35 #200647 by adrianr
Replacing the slide pins has reduced the wobble to almost nothing, so binding brakes must have been playing a part.

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13 Jan 2019 16:06 #200655 by Lambert
As you're no doubt discovering the front end needs to be well maintained to keep the steering wheel from wobbling, the key being how much you can tolerate before it irritates you into fixing it again.

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13 Jan 2019 16:09 #200656 by adrianr
They do seem very sensitive. Easy enough to sort out too, which is nice.

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14 Jan 2019 12:41 #200720 by adrianr
Wheels and tyres are on. One of the wheels has a bit of deflection in it - noticed when I was balancing them. I have another pal who straightens wheels, I took it to him and he suggested I leave as it and have it as the spare since it is not too bad.

Will take a bit of getting used too, they look so narrow compared to the big off roads that were on there. Driveability is MUCH improved - acceleration, cornering, braking, ride is smoother and softer, and the tyres are quiet. Takes a lot less throttle to keep it at constant speed so economy should also come back.

Trailmaster suspension will be here this week, fit that, a quick coolant flush and that should be the bulk of the fettling done.



I'll upload a few more pics when the suspension is being fitted, and after I give Wee Jimmy a good wash and clean.
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14 Jan 2019 12:55 #200721 by Dirtbird
Happy Days enjoy
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14 Jan 2019 14:00 #200724 by Lambert
I'm loving the green and cream combo!

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14 Jan 2019 18:27 #200736 by Max Headroom
Yep

I like the green and cream too - good choice


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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15 Jan 2019 20:32 - 15 Jan 2019 20:34 #200818 by adrianr
Big box arrived from Trailmaster / Maas today. Just been looking through it. Looks really good kit.

Interestingly the shocks are a similar colour to my wheels.

Excited to be fitting it tomorrow.
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16 Jan 2019 05:19 #200842 by Lambert
I have trailmaster on Ermintrude, it won't disappoint.

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