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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:43 pm

I’ve bought myself a Rebel and the unusual east west mounting master cylinder has a scored bore. Anyone know where I can get one, or am I going to have to convert it to the common north/south type?
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:26 pm

No idea on the M/C but I’ve always wanted a rebel :mrgreen:


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:27 pm

I gave up and converted mine


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:35 pm

Pity it's not the 1600 prototype :mrgreen: that sounded interesting.

Wonder if the kitten gear would be an easy replacement?



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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:26 pm
No idea on the M/C but I’ve always wanted a rebel :mrgreen:
Everybody loves a Rebel! Just need some panels to make it a van now


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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:12 pm

Oaksey wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:27 pm
I gave up and converted mine
Looks like I’ll be doing the same Josh!


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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:12 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Pity it's not the 1600 prototype :mrgreen: that sounded interesting.

Wonder if the kitten gear would be an easy replacement?
Already thought about recreating that one.. another day maybe!?


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:50 pm

turbster wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Just need some panels to make it a van now
Didn’t Joe on here have a thread mentioning panels for van windows? I might be going mad...


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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:56 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:50 pm
turbster wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Just need some panels to make it a van now
Didn’t Joe on here have a thread mentioning panels for van windows? I might be going mad...
No I remembered that too, meant to message him so cheers 👍
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:57 pm

Joe. wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:50 pm
While on the Isle of wight we took advantage of the use of Dave's bosses' workshop to create some moulds for some new side panels. Creation of moulds is much easier with access to a decent workshop with space to work and the use of bench saws etc!

I've not got many photos of the woodwork. Essentially they were made from pine strips screwed to a sheet of hardboard. The wood underneath gives the hardboard a slight curve to matches the slight curve in the body of the van. The corners are made of body filler as it was quicker than making them out of wood. If you were making a mould to be reused many times it would pay to do these in wood too.

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The moulds were fared in filler, creating a radius and also filling in screw holes and imperfections in the wood.

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Corner section closeup

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Filled sections were then sanded down and the moulds were clamped to the bench to prevent distortion.

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The moulds were then coated with 5 coats of release wax this is the minimum needed, ten coats is a good target to get the best results.

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The wax was then buffed with a fresh cloth.

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The moulds were ready for Gelcoat, given the cold temperature in the workshop we were using a 2% mix of hardener. Resin was weighed to calculate hardener mixes accurately.

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Gelcoat was then applied to the moulds

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These were then left under the heat lamp for a few hours to until touch dry

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the lay up could then begin, each mould used 2 sheets of medium density csm. any additional thickness will be added when the panels are fitted.

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resin was applied by brush and laminating rollers were used to ensure there were no air pockets.

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Rolling out

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With 2 Layers applied to each mould they were left under the heat lamp until the resin had properly gone off.

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Waiting for release:

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Panels out:

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In a couple of places the mould filler is stuck to the gel but will sand off nicely.

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A trial fitting,

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Hoping to be in a position to fit them later this month, :D


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Edit, found it!
Joe. wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:55 pm
The van now has side panels! :)

We spent the last 2 days putting the panels in and giving a rough coat of paint generally very pleased with the result, the fine fettling on the paintwork will be done in the future when the whole van will be repainted.

In other news the van is now tax exempt which took a while to sort the paperwork out with the dvla.

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Post by turbster » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Just put it on insurance database and it is a commercial anyway.. must’ve had the sliding windows added later then.


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Post by turbster » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:09 pm

That’s the master cylinder issue sorted.. still needs a new pipe making up, then I can get them bled and working 8)
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Post by td99 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:27 pm

Just don't paint it orange and race it!


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:31 pm

td99 wrote:
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Just don't paint it orange and race it!
I disagree entirely :lol:


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