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by John Steed
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Just a small update, the clips arrived from brescos, I am having some trouble inserting them however, can I ask how you inserted yours into the rubber? Also, the only good rubber I had came from a front bumper, it does fit the rear but having been on a front for 40+ years it's abit out of shape on t...
by John Steed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

One of the spare front bumpers I had already had the brackets attached, but i'm making some adapters so that I can move the square eight's over abit. I'll try and snap some pictures of the bracketry from underneath :)
by John Steed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Very good suggestion :D I need to take it back off again as I want to paint all the brackets. Ill replace those two screws and washers with black when I put it back on :) Still waiting for the bits from brescos, so hopefully get the rear bumper and foglights fitted sometime this week, also need to a...
by John Steed
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Another sneak preview, please excuse the mess :roll:
by John Steed
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

The Headlamp Surrounds are new, I've been very lucky in finding quite a lot of nos parts over the past couple of years, I usually browse online most evenings and have been quite surprised with some of the parts I've found. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions for the screws, I'll have a look today...
by John Steed
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Still awaiting the parts from bresco's so in the mean time I've started the front end.

Does anyone know a part number or where to obtain the screws that fix the sidelight lenses in place, two either side with a small plastic looking washer, mine are quite crusty to say the least?
by John Steed
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

I have just managed to purchase some very similar looking ones from Bresco's, fingers crossed when they arrive they will fit :D
by John Steed
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

I have a small question. I've got a nos rear bumper that I intend to fit, but no rubber. I've taken a good rubber from a poor bumper but several of the bolts have turned to dust. Is it possible to get the bolts with the square end that slots into the rubber, or has anyone made bespoke items to fit i...
by John Steed
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Haven't posted much lately so here's a couple of pictures so far, still lots to do :D
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Martin did have have insider knowledge on that wing but I'll say no more haha :lol:

That's it, the aerial hole, I'd completely forgot all about it until it was too late. I've got one of those invisible hidden ones that I'll locate somewhere inside the car :D
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

You may notice that in the original pictures the car has no side wing repeaters, the original wings were too far gone and so the wings from the Sandglow shell were utilised instead, these already had the holes for the side wing repeaters in them. I could have had them welded up which was the origina...
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

Now came the longest wait yet, it left the workshop in late 2018 to have the replacement panels fitted and welded along with other rotten areas repaired. I was extremely fortunate to secure replacement door skins, rear quarter panels, wheel arch repair sections etc among other items, this made the t...
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

After some passage of time, and finally settling into the first workshop, it was almost completely stripped except for the engine and some mechanicals, which were removed not long after this picture.
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Re: Project KPK

I've actually came across more pictures from when I first went to view the car, and when we got it home, and then finally to the first workshop, some of these photos show how rough it was in some areas, though alot of these photos also hide alot of the rot well too.
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 31
Views: 1685

Project KPK

I thought it might be better to start a thread here for the Restoration of KPK.

Here's how it was in the beginning of 2017, just a couple of photos as you've probably seen them before :)
by John Steed
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 22305

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

Thankyou :D I can't wait to start getting bits back on it :) Regarding the Indicators, I agree purist's may not like them, I could have had the holes welded up but I thought, as they were already there, and I had nos repeaters, that it made sense to fit them, plus it keeps me and the car safer when ...
by John Steed
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 22305

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

Things have finally progressed and the car is now finally back home ready for assembly, I hope you all like the transformation, a long way to go reassembling though. The replacement wings had the indicator holes and with modern drivers taking these things for granted I decided not to have them welde...
by John Steed
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

As soon as the car is back from the Sprayers I plan on ordering, I'm holding off just now as I don't want it in the way :) There are some rear screens nos on the popular auction site from an international seller, he appears to have different ones but not cheap either :( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DZ...
by John Steed
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

I've just had correspondence back from Pilkington and it's good news. All screens are laminated as standard and princess ones will have the black band on the bottom, great news. 😁
by John Steed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

Thanks Martin, that's great. I know it doesn't say regarding toughened or laminated, I did read somewhere that they have to be laminated now as they are no longer allowed to produce toughened windscreens, however I have messaged them to confirm. I've also enquired with regard to the black along the ...
by John Steed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

This is the response I've received from Pilkington. Could anyone confirm which is the correct for my wolseleys sundym screen, I'm guessing green but is it green or green with green top ?
by John Steed
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

So, interestingly I have been onto the Pilkington classic glass website, and they list glass for all popular Leyland and Austin/Morris vehicles, except, you guessed it, the Princess :( So it looks like that route may be a dead end, though I have emailed them to enquire if perhaps they can do them bu...
by John Steed
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

I have read on the Pilkington glass website that they can remake most Classic glass and even brand it with the Original Triplex or other brand names, however I do also believe that it could be very expensive, as mine technically aren't damaged the £75 insurance excess would be no good I suspect :lol...
by John Steed
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Windscreens

Thank you Martin, that's very much appreciated and what I feared :( Ideally i'd like the cars to be as safe and user friendly as possible, which in an Ideal world would be to have later Laminated Sundym glass in both. I've just checked my spare screens and one of them is Laminated but unfortunately ...
by John Steed
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Windscreens

Here's a question I am curious about, who has Toughened Windscreens still in their wedges, both my Wolseley's still have their original Toughened Sundym Screens. A friend of mine has recommended several times swapping to a Laminated screen I have, but it isn't original or tinted so I want to keep th...
by John Steed
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

And some more, again please forgive my awful seam sealer haha :D
by John Steed
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

I just thought I would update this alittle. I decided to be brave and chopped out the rot from the sill and began to refabricate it all from sheet steel, I went for slightly thicker guage aswell. After I'd finished 3/4 of this sill I managed to obtain two genuine nos inner sills (big thanks to Steph...
by John Steed
Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 146560

Re: SMG413M

Spoiler alert. Mostly correct answers follow! I'll have a Guess, I can spot a few things but I'm not 100% Here Goes.... Non standard Cigarette Lighter. Non Standard Radio. Dashboard etc is black instead of the standard Wolseley Blue or Brown. Dashboard looks like a Walnut Wood, I think production h...
by John Steed
Thu May 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

I will post some updates soon but I want to get the sill back together first, I've cut the bottom half of the inner sill out to get rid of the rust and I'm currently in the process of welding a new piece back in. The outers shouldn't be a problem, if I'm lucky i may be able to get some genuine outer...
by John Steed
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

After unearthing the scale of the work around the rear of the sills yesterday. Both My Father and myself are working on the car now, as his welding skill is vastly superior to my own. We have so far braced between the pillars/door shuts and cut out the outer sill cover. Surprisingly the inner sill l...
by John Steed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

As you can see mine are none existant. To be quite honest i'm abit unsure how to progress, the more I dig into it the worse it seems to get, I think I'm now beginning to understand why he included the Sandglow shell with it, I now understand what his intention was when he owned the car. I'm being pe...
by John Steed
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Many Thanks Indeed, that's exactly what I was after :D

I'll take some pictures of mine later, they aren't a very pretty sight, but hopefully i'll now be able to fabricate some patches in and get them sorted :D
by John Steed
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Is anyone able to post some pictures showing what the rear wheel tubs should look like, Im assuming there should be a cap or metal covering the end of the sill,when I look in the rear wheel tubs I can see straight through into the inner sills. I'd like an idea of how to repair the area, some picture...
by John Steed
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Things have now progressed onto the sills. Removing the carpets reveals that they've been repaired in the past. Although the repairs could be better, they are solid so I don't see any point in wasting time re doing them. I'll attach some pictures to see what everyone thinks but despite their appeara...
by John Steed
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Work has slowed over the past few weeks due to other commitments but we will be getting stuck back in this week, I'll post pictures once things start moving along :D
by John Steed
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Decided to work from the front back so have started with the valance, cut the panel and drilled out the spot welds to remove the rotten front valance. Now just left with both scoops which aren't too bad, going to start putting new metal in over the next few evenings and fit the new valance piece. Of...
by John Steed
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

I agree, at least there's not big holes. However once I have removed the metal sheets from underneath the original floor there will be a large hole to fill in the original floor either side. I have debated cutting out the rot in the original floor and replacing that and then leaving the replacement ...
by John Steed
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Stripped some more out over the past week. I thought I was having some luck as from underneath the floorpans looked extremely solid, until I removed the carpets and realised they were both rotten, and the previous owner rather than chopping them out and replacing the rot, has welded new metal undern...
by John Steed
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Hopefully Cut the rot out here and weld in a new piece, going to remove the windscreen first, it needs to come out anyways as the rubber is perished and there's a small rusty patch under the rubber.
by John Steed
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Looks to have been filled in the past.
by John Steed
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Some close-ups of the A Pillar
by John Steed
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

As the front wings are only bolted on rather than welded, I set about removing the drivers side wing this afternoon.

Just a patch needed on the base of the A Pillar everything else looks very solid :D
by John Steed
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Fingers crossed the underside will be a nice simple fabrication. It is a bonus that the wings are solid, they're only bolted on rather than welded so I'm going to remove them just to check what it's like underneath then I'll get them lined up properly and welded back properly. Once the fronts repair...
by John Steed
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

That's Fantastic and would be a very big help. I've sent a PM

Best Regards, Andy
by John Steed
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

The Red wings are extremely solid, just bolted on rather than welded though, ideally could do with a replacement piece for the front valance, I've messaged Beiderbecke as per our previous messages as that would really bring the front end up to a good standard.
by John Steed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

last one for this evening :)
by John Steed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

another
by John Steed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

another
by John Steed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

another picture
by John Steed
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

For some reason it wont show all the pictures when uploaded on the same post so I've had to put them on their own posts.