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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Ah thought it might be seam sealer, put a lot more on than I did, might well follow suit when I get on to my next repair!

My mechanic has been one since before I was born so I don't think it is an issue of expecting too much from the Panda brakes. Plus he has a rough little Seicento which he leaves at the MOT test centre to drive back in when he has a car there so he probably drove back from the place in a car with the same brakes anyhow and does so on a nearly daily basis. When we were looking at getting a 2nd car for the Russia trip I did consider making him an offer on it, looks unloved and faded, mechanic owned and many common parts!

Enjoy the drive today, you might get sun and snow to play in!
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Ah thought it might be seam sealer, put a lot more on than I did, might well follow suit when I get on to my next repair!

My mechanic has been one since before I was born so I don't think it is an issue of expecting too much from the Panda brakes. Plus he has a rough little Seicento which he leaves at the MOT test centre to drive back in when he has a car there so he probably drove back from the place in a car with the same brakes anyhow and does so on a nearly daily basis. When we were looking at getting a 2nd car for the Russia trip I did consider making him an offer on it, looks unloved and faded, mechanic owned and many common parts!

Enjoy the drive today, you might get sun and snow to play in!
aah right cool
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Today I painted the inside and undersealed the inner sill repair, pretty happy. Also got the rear seat in (kind of)

The top bar is sitting in ok, but the underside doesnt appear to be able to be fixed to anything. The bottom bar is the larger round connector on both sides. Can pop it in on one side, but the other side would seem to work with the smaller connector (which i dont have) also the hook mechanism underneath the fabric doesnt connect up to the brass looking hooks on the car body

someone please explain to me what im doing wrong?

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Cannot believe how much cleaner the inside of your car looks than mine! Looks good in there now the paints on and there is no rust.

Sadly can't help you regards the back seat, though got to say those seats are so damn cool, if there was one thing I could change about mine it'd be fitting the 'hammock' type seat in the back (possibly with different headrests etc.)

The Giugiaro sticker is a nice touch too.
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Cannot believe how much cleaner the inside of your car looks than mine! Looks good in there now the paints on and there is no rust.

Sadly can't help you regards the back seat, though got to say those seats are so damn cool, if there was one thing I could change about mine it'd be fitting the 'hammock' type seat in the back (possibly with different headrests etc.)

The Giugiaro sticker is a nice touch too.
the guigario sticker idea i got because purple haze on here had put it on the panda parade i eventually ended up owning. they are on ebay for about 3 so why not

thanks very much, its a hoot to drive too! i want to clay bar it and spend a day just getting it really clean

still got bits to do but nothing huge now. and i cant see it needing welded in the future!!

how did the MOT go, or did they not get onto it today?
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

The buggers didn't get round to testing it today. Going to write out an email to a bunch of possible insurance companies as couldn't get a classic policy lined up when I tried last year! Can't wait to get cleaning mine up but I'm determined not to get involved in all that until the more critical work is done. Basically it'll be mechanically and structurally perfect before it starts to look in any way presentable!

I'm sure with your regular undersealing you can keep the repairs sweet and prevent the rust getting hold again.

At 3 I might treat myself to one, though not until all the more important stuff is completely done!
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The buggers didn't get round to testing it today. Going to write out an email to a bunch of possible insurance companies as couldn't get a classic policy lined up when I tried last year! Can't wait to get cleaning mine up but I'm determined not to get involved in all that until the more critical work is done. Basically it'll be mechanically and structurally perfect before it starts to look in any way presentable!

I'm sure with your regular undersealing you can keep the repairs sweet and prevent the rust getting hold again.

At 3 I might treat myself to one, though not until all the more important stuff is completely done!
yeah i get you completely
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Today I painted the inside and undersealed the inner sill repair, pretty happy. Also got the rear seat in (kind of)

The top bar is sitting in ok, but the underside doesnt appear to be able to be fixed to anything. The bottom bar is the larger round connector on both sides. Can pop it in on one side, but the other side would seem to work with the smaller connector (which i dont have) also the hook mechanism underneath the fabric doesnt connect up to the brass looking hooks on the car body

someone please explain to me what im doing wrong?
Cameron

There should be a plastic collar (if i recall) on each end of the lower bar, i have a detailed drawing of it at home. that was why the seat was removed, another forum member was looking for dimensions. it may have fallen off since i just put the seat and poles in the boot.
I'll look it out later.
the lower bar has to be located into the fixing on the drivers side first, and the near side can locate. it can be a bit trickey as the poles do move around.
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Cameron

There should be a plastic collar (if i recall) on each end of the lower bar, i have a detailed drawing of it at home. that was why the seat was removed, another forum member was looking for dimensions. it may have fallen off since i just put the seat and poles in the boot.
I'll look it out later.
the lower bar has to be located into the fixing on the drivers side first, and the near side can locate. it can be a bit trickey as the poles do move around.
aah i will have a look but dont think i have it, i might have misplaced it somehow

thanks for the explanation
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Cameron

There should be a plastic collar (if i recall) on each end of the lower bar, i have a detailed drawing of it at home. that was why the seat was removed, another forum member was looking for dimensions. it may have fallen off since i just put the seat and poles in the boot.
I'll look it out later.
the lower bar has to be located into the fixing on the drivers side first, and the near side can locate. it can be a bit trickey as the poles do move around.
ive just went and had a look

ive somehow managed to put the pole in backwards, AND with the collars on the wrong ends!! everything is there and the seat is in correctly now

including the brackets on the underside

thanks man!
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Sounds just like a line from a Carry on Film.

'You can't put your pole in backwards can you dear'

Glad to hear all is well Cameron, vehicle is roadworthy.

Sending mine up to Ayrshire tomorrow for some TLC

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Quote Originally Posted by pandamaniac View Post
Sounds just like a line from a Carry on Film.

'You can't put your pole in backwards can you dear'

Glad to hear all is well Cameron, vehicle is roadworthy.

Sending mine up to Ayrshire tomorrow for some TLC

Dave
haha wait till you hear about my undercarriage! haha

thanks Dave i am loving the wee beast

whats needing done to yours out of interest?
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Changed the spark plugs today, reattached the speedo cable (though I think a new one may be required) fitted the BNOS Parcel shelf (so cool to have a part thats been sitting around somewhere for that long, and in the original packaging!) and turned the car into a double bed which I have wanted to do for years (a video will be forthcoming)

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Heres the video! Featuring footage from a mk1 panda dutch advert!

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Quote Originally Posted by onemanmade View Post
Changed the spark plugs today, reattached the speedo cable (though I think a new one may be required) fitted the BNOS Parcel shelf (so cool to have a part thats been sitting around somewhere for that long, and in the original packaging!) and turned the car into a double bed which I have wanted to do for years (a video will be forthcoming)

Looks brilliant, also one of the features which attracted me to Pandas and I too (as per your facebook post) then went out and bought my own non hammock seat type Panda!

Let us know when you've spent a night in it and then we'll know if it really works. Would love to work out how to fit that sort of rear seat to my Panda but guess it'd be fairly involved... plus I'd never get one with the fabric matching my interior!

Was one of your sparkplugs getting very wet for some reason??
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