Devon Moonraker Double-Top 1979

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Norris, Jul 3, 2023.

  1. Looks great, have been following progress which is as impressive as the quality. What are you plans for the interior?
     
  2. Norris

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    I have the original Devon interior in my garage, although it looks more like weetabix now. I'll use it as a template to make a new interior with some adjustments. I won't bother with a sink for instance, as we never used it, and would rather have a larger fridge and more storage.

    First though is getting it back to roadworthiness. Gearbox cleaned up a bit and replace split gaiters, engine back in, brake overhaul, etc.
     
  3. Norris

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    'andles. Glass. Underseal. And (thanks Sandy!) cavity wax. Possibly wrapped up tomorrow with the wheels back on, ready for collection on 9th

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  4. Norris

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    And now with wheels

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  5. theBusmonkey

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  6. Norris

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    He's not refitted the rear lights, front indicators and wing mirrors as they look a bit "patina'ed" compared to the rest of the outside now. Similarly the hub caps. If anyone has some nice NOS items that they are willing to part with please feel free to PM me :D

    Edit: Ah, Schofields have some genuine VW lights in stock :thumbsup:
     
  7. Norris

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    It's taken a few hours but the garage is hopefully ready to receive the restored camper tomorrow morning.

    I had a little entertainment when the wind caught the garage door and trapped the bunch of keys on the frame, snapping the key off in the lock. Luckily my lad managed to find the spare key and poke the sheared shard out from the other side. Lovely job by Timpsons down at Saino's making a couple of copies of that spare key!
     
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  8. theBusmonkey

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    It's one out and one in at Upton!

    John's calling in here tomorrow on his way up to Sandy to collect a syncro fuel tank he's bought for his resto...I'll bet you can't wait..
     
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  9. Norris

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    Certainly not! Sandy has done a fantastic job and I can't wait to get it back home

    Oh, and I know of at least two TLBers in his queue as a result of this thread. I bet they can't wait either!
     
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  10. theBusmonkey

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    Great stuff. I'm glad I pointed you in his direction...love spreads:hug:
     
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  11. Norris

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    Yep, thanks a lot for the recommendation. I told him it's a keeper, do it up as if it was your own, and he's done me right.
     
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  12. Norris

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    It's a bit damp on the way home

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  13. Chrisd

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    At least the window seals are getting a good test :confused:
     
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  14. Norris

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    After the modifications to the garage... it just fits! :thumbsup:

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  15. Norris

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    It's a sorry state of affairs when I've simply been too busy every weekend for the last 2 months now. The only progress is the arrival of a set of rear axle boots (I went for the thermoplastic ones from Brickwerks rather than the horrible fragile modern rubber ones)
     
  16. Norris

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    I'm still accumulating parts for the next phase, but did manage to pick up some NOS hubcaps at Stanford Hall. So as a bit of a thread bump / self-motivation / excuse to post a photo...

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    Oh yes, the new front indicators are fitted too :)
     

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