Project KPK

Austin, Morris and Wolseley specific items.
User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:40 pm

haha :D :lol:

I'm only making two little modifications honest :lol:

I thought adding some period electric front windows and an electric aerial might give it that extra little sense of Wolseley luxury haha, I've got a spare set of door cards so I can easily revert back to standard with no trace in theory :D

I shall give the Ambassador regulators a try, someone I've bought parts from on ebay says he is due to be breaking a terminal Ambassador HLS so hopefully get the regulators off it, all going well :) :)

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:29 pm

I've just got round to fitting the rear bumper, but before I installed it, I've taken the rear fog lamps from the old bumper and swapped them across, however when looking at the wiring, there's only one wire for each fog lamp, no earth's, is this normal? I'm sure my Dolomite was the same I just can't remember :lol:

User avatar
Gasman
Posts: 2092
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:37 pm
Location: Shawford, Winchester, UK
Contact:

Re: Project KPK

Post by Gasman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:41 pm

I think that's right. Earth is through the body. I'll look tomorrow.
Martin
Club Treasurer


Owner of:
Oldest known surviving wedge, hand-built 15th Pre-Production Wolseley in June 1974
Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:13 pm

I'm having a small dilemma with the vinyl roof now :lol:

Unfortunately the material I got is only 1.4 metres wide, this is also the widest I have been able to find anywhere sadly, but it is not wide enough for the a pillars, the original was all one piece from the back screen all the way down to the base of the a pillars, the width of the new material would mean making separate pieces for the a pillars and having a join at the top :roll: :oops:

What's the concensus on this, does anyone know of a supplier that could provide a wider roll of material, perhaps 2 metres wide or more ?
Attachments
vinyl roof.jpg
vinyl roof.jpg (90.8 KiB) Viewed 345 times

User avatar
Gasman
Posts: 2092
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:37 pm
Location: Shawford, Winchester, UK
Contact:

Re: Project KPK

Post by Gasman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Yet another thing I haven't tried to do but if you cut the material at the top of the windscreen towards but say 1" from the A post then cut down at right angles to the bottom edge of the material. Then, angle a cut to end at the top corner of the windscreen you will be left with a trouser leg and surely this could be stretched/coaxed +/- a bit of hair dryer warmth to continue down the A post without a join or any creases?


VinylRoof1.jpg
VinylRoof1.jpg (128.66 KiB) Viewed 321 times
Martin
Club Treasurer


Owner of:
Oldest known surviving wedge, hand-built 15th Pre-Production Wolseley in June 1974
Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

User avatar
rovamota
Site Admin
Posts: 1296
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:53 pm
Location: Southampton
Contact:

Re: Project KPK

Post by rovamota » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:42 pm

I wouldn't be too bothered about having a join which should be roughly where the A pillar meets the roof seam. Few people will notice and it'll be a more economical way of doing the job.

Kev.
Kev Davis.
Club President.
Founder of www.leylandprincess.co.uk.
Owner of unique Princess 2000ST 'Special Tuning'.

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:40 pm

Done the first of the quarter panels this afternoon :D
Attachments
83088182_580008542556576_4819819115684298752_n.jpg
83088182_580008542556576_4819819115684298752_n.jpg (73.26 KiB) Viewed 296 times
83040429_169085311013892_8578639115774328832_n.jpg
83040429_169085311013892_8578639115774328832_n.jpg (83.16 KiB) Viewed 296 times
82133712_648805559214051_8037118704107913216_n.jpg
82133712_648805559214051_8037118704107913216_n.jpg (93.28 KiB) Viewed 296 times
82414345_216039826063152_6243686106718535680_n.jpg
82414345_216039826063152_6243686106718535680_n.jpg (91.41 KiB) Viewed 296 times

User avatar
rovamota
Site Admin
Posts: 1296
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:53 pm
Location: Southampton
Contact:

Re: Project KPK

Post by rovamota » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:37 pm

What adhesive did you use?
Kev Davis.
Club President.
Founder of www.leylandprincess.co.uk.
Owner of unique Princess 2000ST 'Special Tuning'.

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm

I used Indasa Trim Adhesive, purchased from ebay, it's incredibly strong stuff, the smell alone was very intense, it's stuck like concrete so it seems very good stuff, I believe it's also UV resistant :D

Few bits of trim on tonight, test fit the badge :lol: Just need to give the vinyl a clean over now, roof next, fingers crossed :)
Attachments
Glue 1.jpg
Glue 1.jpg (61.27 KiB) Viewed 274 times
Vinyl 1.jpg
Vinyl 1.jpg (76.66 KiB) Viewed 274 times
Vinyl 2.jpg
Vinyl 2.jpg (94.33 KiB) Viewed 274 times
Vinyl 3.jpg
Vinyl 3.jpg (102.26 KiB) Viewed 274 times

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:36 pm

Some more Vinyl progress
Attachments
pillar 1.jpg
pillar 1.jpg (56.44 KiB) Viewed 219 times
pillar 2.jpg
pillar 2.jpg (70.92 KiB) Viewed 219 times
pillar 3.jpg
pillar 3.jpg (84.56 KiB) Viewed 219 times
pillar 4.jpg
pillar 4.jpg (83.54 KiB) Viewed 219 times
b post 3.jpg
b post 3.jpg (92.29 KiB) Viewed 219 times
b post 2.jpg
b post 2.jpg (97.82 KiB) Viewed 219 times
b post 4.jpg
b post 4.jpg (99.91 KiB) Viewed 219 times
A post 1.jpg
A post 1.jpg (116.97 KiB) Viewed 219 times
A post 3.jpg
A post 3.jpg (106.32 KiB) Viewed 219 times

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:34 pm

All done, just the back edge to tuck in :D
Attachments
Roof 0.jpg
Roof 0.jpg (102.39 KiB) Viewed 209 times
roof 0.5.jpg
roof 0.5.jpg (136.71 KiB) Viewed 209 times
Roof 1.jpg
Roof 1.jpg (133.63 KiB) Viewed 209 times
Roof 2.jpg
Roof 2.jpg (99.59 KiB) Viewed 209 times
roof 3.jpg
roof 3.jpg (113.21 KiB) Viewed 209 times
roof 4.jpg
roof 4.jpg (133.01 KiB) Viewed 209 times

Vulgalour
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Re: Project KPK

Post by Vulgalour » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:00 pm

That's a smart job you've made of that.

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:07 pm

Thankyou :D

I must admit I'm rather surprised how well it has turned out, just show's you don't always need to get the professionals in :lol:

Whils't on the subject, KPK never had the trims at the top of the quarter panels, I know the earlier ones had a slimmer profile, but I've just used the later type as I managed to get a hold of a pair some time back, they need painting matt black which I'll do in due course, however the n/s one is alittle damaged at the join, in my quest for perfection I wouldn't mind a spare set :lol: Does anyone have some spares ?
Attachments
trim.jpg
trim.jpg (125.88 KiB) Viewed 165 times

Vulgalour
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Re: Project KPK

Post by Vulgalour » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:40 am

I've got a pair, one side has split just like yours, I just can't remember which side. I'll have a rummage in the garage boxes and see if I can find them.

User avatar
John Steed
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Gretna, Scotland

Re: Project KPK

Post by John Steed » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:43 pm

That's Fantastic, Fingers Crossed :D

Post Reply