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Another Dave with Another Doon (apparently)

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this user is offline littledave

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on: June 12, 2014, 09:08:13 PM
Well here she is, all ready for her MOT tomorrow.

Still need to sort out the stance, possibly with some new tyres.  Fuel Gauge isn't working properly, and the ride is a little rigid, so need to tweak that.











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Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
hope all goes well with the mot and then sun is out so ideal for the shake down and tweaking.


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Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 10:55:38 AM
So you can be Dave Doon Too
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Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 05:28:40 PM
Good luck, let us know how you get on:)
Enough already, just give me a break


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Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 03:42:03 PM
Well it passed, just! Need to get some reflectors for the rear as my LED lights don't have any. The axle tube was leaking so the brake was a bit lazy and handbrake only just passed! Axle tube is sorted and all brakes are cleaned just need some reflectors, eBay I think.

Drove down to Portsmouth for its maiden voyage, unfortunately the rocker cover gasket sprung a leak, luckily the RAC managed to sort it with some sealant. So made it to Portsmouth and drove back this morning with no issues.

So a few more tweaks are required, but that is to be expected.


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Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 04:25:19 PM
Well done mate, for reflectors I just got a couple of those little self adhesive hand reflectors for mine.
Something else that came up with my Doon was that the battery now has to be positively retained, while it cant come out with the bonnet shut that doesnt meet the requirement so I put a luggage strap round it.

Dave Doon one
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Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 04:39:34 PM
HI Dave,

Great news on the MOT and good to see another SWB Doon as the LWB out number us 2 to 1   ;-)up ;-)up

Is that SWB 019 by any chance as its the only one we ever sold in orange / tangerine (unless sits been painted of course  :D)

Every buggy needs a good shakedown so little bits and bobs of work are normal.

Enjoy the summer.
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Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 08:57:15 AM
Chad - it is indeed no. 19. Just out curiosity what's the best way to attach the badges? Just double sided tape?

For reflectors, I've seen the hand shaped ones which look fun, but I'm going to try and keep it quite clean so found some with brackets that will attach to the return lip and hang down, otherwise I'll just get some self adhesive ones.

As for the battery, I used some flat plate and then used threaded rod to hold the plate across the battery, kind of like the Land Rover Discovery. Seems to work pretty well.


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Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 01:41:30 PM
HI Dave,

Sorry only just seen this again and forgot to answer last time.... :-[

The best way to attact the badges is a 2 part epoxy like araldite.  I actually use WICKES' own version as I find it holds better (and is cheaper too).

Simply rough up bith surfaces, miz teh resin glue, hol inplace with tape and let dry for a few hours. I have never lost a badge yet  ;-)up

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Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 02:51:41 PM

Simply rough up bith surfaces, miz teh resin glue, hol inplace

Bloody hell Chad you been drinking  :D
Enough already, just give me a break


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Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 03:29:01 PM
Typing in stealth mode at work  :D
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Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 09:40:23 PM

Simply rough up bith surfaces, miz teh resin glue, hol inplace

Bloody hell Chad you been drinking  :D

its to many fumes from that resin he mentions  ;D