Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by pbraun » Sat Mar 29, 2014 18:53

Good job Steve - looks like you have quite a project there!
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:46

Finally a start!

We've cut out out loads of rust, it's like an onion each time there's a new layer. We touch welded the new toe board in place. Now starting to figure out how the rest of the floor-pan will fit together.

http://minimokeresto.webs.com/apps/phot ... =191022640

Turns out the gutter I asked about that holds the steering rack in place was actually there, just buried under rust! The top half was salvaged the other half we'll shape.

A very long way to go yet but it marks a turning point :)
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Apr 02, 2014 16:29

The phrase "it's like an onion" rings a bell :D keep going though
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by spider » Wed Apr 02, 2014 19:33

Bet you never realised just how much metal is in (or in your case, was) a Moke!
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Post by pbraun » Thu Apr 03, 2014 13:50

Yeah, Nigel, I often think "like an onion" when thinking of the Moke construction. Does ring a bell here! :shock:

And welds. Hot metal, batman! There are so many welds in a Moke it makes me crazy! Thousands and thousands of little round welds....... each pieces gets two sides done..... makes for a strong shell, tho, until they fall apart. :roll:
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Tue Apr 08, 2014 17:26

More progress. The front half of the floor now mostly in place. So good to see some shiny new metal instead of the layers of rust. I think the car must have shed 30Kg already :)

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Once we finish off this we move onto the front part while waiting for rear panels to arrive...
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:56

Quick update so that you don't think this has been abandoned.

It's definitely slow progress as I'm also rebuilding a Triumph Spitfire (finally nearing the end), and involved in 2 business start-ups. And a young family of course...

All welding was completed but the front panel is slightly askew. Will need to unseam it from behind to the wheelarch and fit it again once the subframes are in place. Hopefully that will help line things up.

I brush painted the underneath with 2 coats each of red oxide & chassis black, after sealing all seams. Slow work but very happy with the result.

Next plans slwoly moving ahead are:
- rebuild the subframes (all moving parts are new) - and glad I bought them before the Euro fell like a skydiver against the Sterling!
- fit subframes to body
- Spray body

I was hoping to enjoy her this summer, but that's looking increasingly unlikely :(

Will update again soon, with some pics

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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:00

Is mine the slowest resto in Moke history?

Various pressures meant that I did almost nothing on her until recently. Over the Christmas break & since I've rebuilt the subframes and hope to fit the rear one soon, so that I can at least wheel it about to get it sprayed.

One question: The subframe has 4 points that bolt to the body (+ shocks), however I can only see 2 on the body (at rear in pic below). Where should the other ones bolt to?
Thanks.

http://minimokeresto.webs.com/apps/phot ... =201082189

I'm committed now to blast through and complete for spring/summer this year.. fingers crossed!
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Wally2 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:30

Hi,
The front subframe rear mountings (4 off - 2 each side) are as follows:-
The main fixing is the vertical bolts into the box section on the floor, the other one is at an angle through the corner joint, there should be a depression in the floor to take the bolt head.
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The main fixing is covered by the rubber grommet.
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My Moke was missing the two bolts at an angle as pointed out to me on the last MOT so I used the hole in the subframe as a guide and drilled through the floor to fit the other bolts.

Hope this helps

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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by spider » Fri Feb 19, 2016 18:08

Chris's photo ^ is correct for how they were done in the factory, however the rear most one, the hangs down under the car, I fit back on the other way around so there's nothing hanging down. You'll need an assistant (or a welding magnet ;) ) to do this and to get the washers on the bolt inside the channel, use a Phillips Driver.

Save you from bending the bolts.
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