What did you do TO your Delica today?

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What did you do TO your Delica today?

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Installed new headlights. The old ones were cracked and the chrome interior had dulled, which I had spray painted with chrome paint to try to fix but it was not ideal. I bought these https://www.crazythegod.com/car-brand/m ... i-lhd.html. I thought about the LED versions but I really don't like the look and they are $100 US more expensive...

Old lamp brightness:
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New lamps:
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So shiny
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I'll aim them tonight... :)
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Took some time in isolation to finish up a wooden steering wheel I started over a year ago...

I'd glued up a couple of blanks for turning
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For front and back halves
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Peeled off all the rubber and plastic from the steering wheel
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and painted the internal frame
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and routed a groove in one half for the frame to fit in
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...glued it all together with Gorilla glue
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sanded it nicely
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oiled it with tung oil and a coat of wax
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And a prototype horn...
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That has to be your best project to date!! I think even Growler would be really impressed. Great use of your spare time. What's next it seems we will have a few months left to isolate.
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Well, thank you!!!

Just maintenance stuff for a while. Installed new sway bar bushings this morning. 👍😊
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I found some switches and an LED marker lamp in my box of odds and sods...
so, I made up a glow plug ECU bypass switch just in case the ECU dies, as they are known to do...

Tapped into the 12v relay:
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and used the wire I'd run to the dash for the previous parasitic draw disconnect, now redundant.

I wired in an indicator lamp and a toggle switch to turn off the circuit unless I need it, (just for fun)
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The lamp illuminates regardless of if the toggle is on or off, so basically it is a momentary switch that turns on a lamp! :-D
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Another Covid project I've been meaning to get to: Paint!
Some rust has been appearing all over, mostly the bull bars, front bumper and wheel wells.
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I pulled off the parts I could and stripped and primed them.
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...masked off the van
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and sprayed Raptor Bed Liner...
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Its a two-part polyurethane truck-bed liner. $199CAN for 4 litres including the spray gun. Easy to apply, very little over-spray. You really have to be meticulous about your prep work. Lots of washing, degreasing and scuff-sanding.

I cleaned up the mirrors and wiper arms with a Tremclad spray-bomb while I was at it.
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I'm very happy with the result. I'm interested to see how it holds up over the next few years...
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All re-assembled...

Before & After
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(Replica Japanese Plate from https://www.customjapaneseplates.com/)
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Finished up the horn button. A little Ipé, a little copper plate, a little bit of Corian counter-top material.
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I lasered in the MMC logo and filled it with epoxy mixed with Ebony sawdust. :-D
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I dig your style.

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Post by deskinthewoods »

I picked up a few 10ftx2x6's last weekend and broke the altimeter/tippy-over gauge pod off it's moorings...again...
and my AC crapped out this season, compressor is seized...
so this is my new set-up:
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$40. solved two problems. (I'll hang on to the pod gauges and fix them someday...)
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Recientemente lo compré y ya lo pasé para su reparación. Y por eso estoy feliz con el auto.
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Rear Bumper Rust

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In July 2014 I took off a rusted rear bumper and figured to solve the problem for good buy removing the rust and painting it with POR-15 the king of rust paints! I was looking for rust in other places this fall ( I hate rust ) and found the underside looked rusted again. After taking it apart this last week I was right. It's to cold to paint outside so I've taken the pieces to be power coated. Hopefully it will last @ least 5 or 6 years. I put in a trailer hitch in 2015 and had it powder coated. It still looks good as the day I put it on. Results to follow next year.
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Post by thelazygreenfox »

You're awesome. Keep up the posts and your ongoing delica revival. It motivates me to do the same.
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