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Old 6th August 2012, 08:15 PM
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Quite surprised this afternoon when the phone rang about 4 o'clock and it was the powder coaters to say "it's all done and can you come fetch it please?" 'cos its blocking our track up. Got it back still warm from the oven and a nice job they've made too. Just got to get the wishbones done and I can start to build for proper.

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Old 6th August 2012, 08:57 PM
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From now on its like freewheeling down a hill on a pushbike Cant wait to see it in the flesh.

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Old 13th August 2012, 07:13 PM
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Don't know about that Rob there's still loads to do. I've just painted the diff last Friday so that's now ready to go in. Then I've got the wishbones to paint, drive shafts and uprights to clean up and paint, front uprights to clean and paint, calipers to overhaul clean and paint etc. etc. etc.

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Old 25th August 2012, 06:43 PM
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We were supposed to go to a motorhome club AGM this weekend but circumstances overtook us and we couldn't go so I've had a day on the Dragon instead. Got the rear wishbones dressed up and three out of four in paint. The welding was done with my old MIG welder which wasn't very good, the welds are perfectly good just looked rough so I've ground off all the rough crap, derusted and primed then top coat in Hammerite smooth red. Also managed to get a bargain set of BBS wheels for "Dierdre" off the bay of E this afternoon for the princely sum of 57 so taking a ride up to Buxton tomorrow morning to collect them. Touring cars on ITV4 tomorrow afternoon so that's tomorro sorted. Monday hopefully I can get another day on the Dragon and finish the rear wishbones off. Leave them to harden for a week or three and sort out the rear uprights for paint then the rear end can be re-assembled.

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We wont get to smoke it round the car park then in a few weeks time

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Old 20th October 2012, 04:16 PM
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Just a quick update, I've cleaned, painted and re- assembled all the suspension, diff and driveshafts so the Dragon is now back onits wheels. Tomorrow morning I have to check my son's "new" car over (52 plate S3 Quattro) then I plan to clean and paint the front calipers and steering rack.

Haven't done much to the Dragon for a couple of months due to my new toy, Roary the MX5 which is going to be racing up hills next year.

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