1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Wally2 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 22:02

Hi Drake,
If you want to keep the 13" but are worried about them sticking out a little you could do what I've done and fit some rubber shields
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These were made from garage door bottom seals from Screwfix, one length will do both sides and costs less than £15. I just cut, bent and fitted using self tapping screws.
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They stop spray coming off the tyres vey well and it has passed MOT with them on.
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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Mar 16, 2016 0:29

:lol: or get an Aussie with them already fitted :lol:
At least can add up

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Wally2 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:26

Hi Nigel,
That's true and you can still get new guards from France
http://www.mokoncept.fr/en/49-bavettes-pare-boue

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Drake » Fri Mar 18, 2016 14:40

I'm wanting to keep the wheels tucked in. It's looking like I'll use 5j 12" minilites. And space the rears out. The discs at the front are causing the wider track.

As an update all loose parts have been dropped off at painters and the shell is being collected Monday. Getting excited now. :D

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Post by Drake » Mon Mar 21, 2016 23:16

Not much to update, I have a few pics but away on business at mo. Basically the car was picked up today and is at the painters. Watch this space 8)

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Post by Drake » Thu Mar 24, 2016 14:47

Been working hard prior to the Cub being dropped of at the painters. It's not back yet so just bringing this upto date.
It's taken some prep work, ideally i'd have liked to have fully stripped it back but my garage is so small and it's so messy to nitromors that I resorted to sanding. Not that sanding is clean - everything is chuffing orange which has not impressed the misses!!! I'm sort of glad the Cub is not back this weekend as it means i can tidy the garage ready for the nice bit of rebuilding it.

Regards the wheels i've decied to opt for 12"x5j minilite wheels (mainly cause I have some) and cause they fit under the arches. Tyres still to purchase. If anyone wants some 13" weller style wheels with as new Yokohama tyres drop me a line.

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And some parts returned from painting - opted for Old English White in the end

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Had the rear bumper shot blasted prior to paint

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Hopefully more updates soon - i've also completed my owners club form so hoping to send that in when pay day arrives. That is if your still ok with a Cub owner in the ranks !!!

And before I forget does anyone know where I can source an Austin front panel badge (the small riveted type?)

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Wally2 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 16:15

Hi Drake,
No problem with you joining the club I'm sure!
My Moke has the badge from M Parts described as a rocker cover badge!
http://www.m-parts.co.uk/index.php?rout ... uct_id=754
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All looking good with the resto!
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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Drake » Thu Mar 24, 2016 17:05

Thanks Chris, that's perfect and just what I'm after. It is still an austin after all. :?

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Drake » Sun Mar 27, 2016 15:10

Parismoke wrote:Hello

I am having a similar 1987 Andersen Cub (it was orange red) refurbished up in not very sunny Cumbria and wondered if you could let me know what you did with the hood on your moke and what state it is in as we are having difficulty determining if anybody can help us. Have you got that far yet?

I will try and see if I can insert some pictures of mine.

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HI Parismoke - met your mechanic yesterday, top bloke and you now have a complete hood frame heading up to Cumbria. Pleased to help and hope your Cub rebuild goes to plan. Really like the pictures and another early one.
I'm chuffed, as it's cleared a big space out of my garage. No news on my Cub yet but hoping it will be back from the painters next week.

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Parismoke » Sun Mar 27, 2016 16:45

Hello
Thanks for the update. Will ensure that you get a photo of the finished product. All the best.

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Drake » Thu Apr 07, 2016 16:38

The Cub is back, took a little longer than expected as we were keeping costs down by them fitting it in with other jobs. Anyways I'm really pleased with it and now the fun begins. I have a deadline of a week to get at least the screen and roof supports on ready for the roof to be fitted on the 18th April. And to complicate matters further it's my wedding anniversay next weekend (10 years) so no playing on Moke as I'm taking my lovely wife away for the weekend. That leaves this weekend. So best stop messing on laptop and start fitting it up!!!

luckily paintshop were happy with my prep work and didnt need to do any more other than clean and mask prior to primer.

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So there we have it - resplendant in Old English White. First job is to underseal under the arches, paint the inner bodywork ready for the rubber matting to be fitted.
Reall pleased with it

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Wally2 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:29

Hi Drake,
How did the roof fitting go yesterday? I could do with knowing how good a job they did on the top.
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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Drake » Mon Apr 25, 2016 17:15

Hi Wally
Thanks for asking - a little dissapointing to report that they cancelled just before the weekend which meant I lost a days holiday.
Anyways I dont want it rushing and they have been fine about it and apologised etc. If i'm honest it's allowed me some extra fitting time before they turn up. Also I've decided to change my wheels and they have agreed to remake the spare wheel cover to the new wheel so cant complain.

In other news - I've been tackling the painting of the underside/inner box sections and various teadious jobs that are not worth imaging however I am now a member of the Moke club and my confirmation came through the other day (wish i'd known about the 10% discount with Mokepanels - oh well leason learned).

And i've also been asked if it will be finished and ready for a large event later in the year which I am very chuffed about so that gives me more of an incentive - well chuffed and flattered.

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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Wally2 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 20:02

Hi Drake,
It would be great to see you at an event, be able to see the beast in the flesh then (and the new hood!).
Welcome to the club as well!! You will have to ask Nigel to change your name to blue!
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Re: 1986 AMC Cub Moke-a-like

Post by Cub-sprout » Sun Jul 17, 2016 13:29

This is a great cub! Very impressed with your work and design.

You've shown me how good the cub can be so much that I went and bought one! :D

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