16v opel traveler

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Mon May 04, 2015 10:42 pm

Sorry about the Australian pics, and whilst I'm on here thanks to those guys/gals who have posted encouraging comments.

Over the past few weeks I have had quite a few setbacks with "things going wrong" and my inability to get the engine started. Seeing other people's comments have spurred me on.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Paul WAP347 » Tue May 05, 2015 12:29 pm

Looks good M8 last parts of any project are always a nightmare !
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby woodywoodchipper » Tue May 05, 2015 3:11 pm

very tidy, like the door panels ;)
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:36 pm

Been of air for a few months as I decided to have a rest from the build as I had hit one snag too many. but today i decided to whip out the engine and replace the faulty crank seal. Engine back in tomorrow all being well :)
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Paul WAP347 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:43 pm

Great to see you are cracking on with your Moggy :D
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:40 pm

Thanks Paul, and thanks for taking the time to show me your awesome rebuild. Kev
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Nourish » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:07 am

Your door panels look very good indeed - could you give more detail how you made them?
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:08 pm

I made the door panels as below.

I stripped an old door card as a template for the holes and the shape.

I then clamped it too a piece of 4mm marine ply, drilled the holes and cut it out.
I drew on my design, marking out where the arm rest would go, and spacing out the 40mm wide pleats or columns, underneath the leather. The top padding of the door card was achieved using 4mm thick rubber foam which I attached with spray adhesive. The pleats were made by using 40mm wide self adhesive foam, which can be bought on a role, from Ebay.

Once all the 'high' points had been created, using the foam, it was time to fit the leather cover, also purchased on Ebay @ appox £50 for both sides. I sprayed the central seam with the contact ahesive and glued the cover in place. I then spayed the pleats, and glued them down about 100mm at a time, going down the panel from the central seam.

Once all of the low spots had been glued, I wrapped the edges around and glued/stappled them at the back of the panels.

to get the definition, or sculptured effect in the panel it was important to ensure that the leather was pressed hard into the 'low' area to ensure adhesion, and this was done by rubbing across the top of the leather into the groves.

Hopefully this description and the earlier picture shows you how it was done.

Best wishes, Kev
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:32 pm

I did put the engine back in the next day, despite the SNOW, and it's now ready to be started. However it won't start! I'll post again when it does.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Paul WAP347 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:47 pm

She is fighting you all the way Mate hope its just something easy to sort out :D
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:54 pm

Sadly your not wrong Paul, but the break has done me good and I'll get the b**tard running eventually!
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Nourish » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:35 am

Thanks Kev for the door panel info - fantastic - no stitching!
P.S. Hang on - just looked again and there is a stitched pleat - did the leather come with that or did you do it?
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:05 pm

Came, via Ebay with the stitched seam. in their addon Ebay the seam had the normalMM curve on the panel but I requested they do a straight seam and the oblidged. see Ebay item no 351056209877
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Oddjob67 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:49 am

Dudders,
If you're busy doing your traveller would you like me to take the Green Four door off your hands? ;)
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:23 pm

Hi Adam, I recall we met at the Griff car meeting and you said you once owned the V6 moggy. I might let it go, but it was have to be a good offer. If not I'll get on it next as i had my Opel Traveller running today, and she should be finished in about a month! :D
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