1966 moke build

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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Willie_B » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24

Just found out when installing the springs for the Dzus fasteners that the the top battery cover needs longer fastener part. Have 2 different lengths on order as I was not sure which would fit best.

Got the shell back from having the crappy primer stripped and good stuff applied. Now to skim coat over the welding I had done and fix any other low and high spots getting ready for paint. Glad it is on a cart that I can roll outdoors as this part is going to be real messy.
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Willie_B » Wed Mar 25, 2020 19:33

Was talking to the powder coater I use about the moke when he asked about color choice. I told him that the body shop painter did look not pleased when I told him I have over 50 extra bits that need painting besides the body. The coater suggested that I find a powder color I like and have the small/light bits done in that then let the painter match that. GREAT IDEA. I just got the small bits back. I am going with light blue.
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Willie_B » Wed Apr 01, 2020 13:39

Decided to build up the dash just to see how it's going to look. Not even close to needing it. Used white face lower gauges for an easier at a glance reading. In the middle of them is a 12vdc power port.
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Apr 01, 2020 17:52

Well there’s a thing! I found one of those switch extensions in a box while sorting the upstairs of the garage today :D N label though I’m afraid

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Aren’t you having a screen wash on your moke then?
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Willie_B » Wed Apr 01, 2020 18:02

No screen wash. Don't think the MK1 ever had them.

The Flick switch extension comes in handy on a LHD version. Bit more of a reach.
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Apr 01, 2020 20:29

Yeah that’s what I thought. But I’ve seen a couple of pretty original mark 1s with a washer fitted, seems a pretty good idea and why would there be a hole there if it wasn’t needed?
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Apr 01, 2020 20:30

As a P.S. it’s a round hole with a flat s not a thing that’s been drilled in after........
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Willie_B » Wed Apr 01, 2020 20:40

I am thinking the unused hole is for a wiper switch. Depending which wiper system was installed maybe. Single is switched at the motor, dual on the dash in that hole???
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Re: 1966 moke build

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:14

True, but the “mark2” had the twin wipers s why would there be a hole there on the earlier models ??......unless they built them in a tardis :lol:
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