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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

On the road again!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Here the horn restored and ready to be mounted

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
This week my friend Pierre has painted the faces in of the fenders...
The 53 is almost finished now ! I will have to finish some detail next week end
The original running board are also waiting for a coat of paint

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Some of the last update before HO !
This week end I've worked on the last thing I had to fix, I have cleaned and modify a little bit the B emblem, I also have fix the headlight, they were hacked by the previous owner to raise the car, they cutted the reflector adjusting bracket and popped it and so drilled the headlight housing
The bulbholder spring was also missing, I build a pair to be ready to go to HO
So, I'll need a pair of good reflector and spring after the show Smile
Here are the headlight after a good cleaning job !! That's a shame they have been hacked when you see how in good condition they are, they look like NOS

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Keep plugging away and hope to see you there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi !!
Some update after HO.
Tuesday I moved from Paris to the north of France where was stored the 53, we finished the last tasks during the night to get it ready for the trip Very Happy
I planned to join my friends Forian and Pierre from the airmapp team with his awesome og paint 15w and patina 50 split !!!
Here the convoy ready for the trip with my 3 daughters and my wife Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

So, after almost 600 kms ( mostly in the night ) and some electrical problems we arrived safe early morning at HO 2017 Very Happy

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here the 53 at the show

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Superbe !!! La et le split sont aussi magnifiques.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Awesome bug right there ! It was so great to drive together to HO17 and see this oval from my bus.
Here is a little movie of the bug in action, taken from my 15w.

(if it doesn't work click the link below the preview)

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And a picture along the road and once arrived in HO :


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Cheers !
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:06 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
thank you Flo ! that was a pleasure too to drive this convoy with my friends !! Very Happy
here some pictures at HO from a german friend of mine

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Here some of the parts I've found at HO
I'll replace my restored horn by this almost perfect original paint bosch horn, it'll match perfectly with my 53 Smile and it's working perfectly !
Here is how it looks after a cleaning job and check up

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

I've also bought this NOS hand brake inspection cover
Still in original paint and with the good patina to fit my 53

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Little update fews weeks after HO
I'm working on the things I didn't fixed before the show
The driver window can't go down completely, today I decided to fix it and as I was thinking the cogwheel is damaged ! Will have to find how to fix it
That's interrested to see that even the window regulator is stamped 3/53 !! One more part matching the car Smile
I'll work also on the door card, I'd stitch a patch of original chevron fabric.
If someone has a small piece of it to help me it'd nice Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

palmgreen57 wrote:

The driver window can't go down completely, today I decided to fix it and as I was thinking the cogwheel is damaged ! Will have to find how to fix it
That's interrested to see that even the window regulator is stamped 3/53 !! One more part matching the car Smile


I've fixed similar damage like this by welding material onto the teeth and then filing them back into shape. It will keep the original part. Just be patient on the filing or grinding.

Sorry I missed you in HO. It was a mad house. First at BBT, then the caravan and HO.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Some update.
These last days I've worked to fix my window regulator and took the décision to rebuild a new part.
I built the 3D file from mesurements of my broken cogwheel
I sent the file to my friend Mika virtanen who has used laser cut.
Here the prototype who fits perfectly to the original Smile
Next step is to mount it well

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Great job Mika!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

Hi,
Some update after a little break
I removed the ribbed semaphore to detail it : some cleaning and paint job.
Have found a pair of original swf paper decals to make it perfect 😊
Last thing was to change the original bulbs for blInking LED, the only non original thing I decided to do for safety !

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

I also recently received the cogwheel I drawed and who Mika virtanen made for me ! Now my window will go down Very Happy
Thank you Mika Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Oval 53 from Belgium Reply with quote

what a great early oval and loving the subtle way of restoration work ! WOW !
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