Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

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Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by Anthony Forgey » 19 Jul 2018 15:54

PART 1

Dirk se bul bostrok spent some time in my garage again.

His EGT Probe was acting up and needed replacement
The oil pressure sender was broken and needed replacing
Because his center arm rest console was removed to fit a fridge, the wing mirror adjustment switch was just laying on the floor. He also needed a place for his fridge monitor. A solution to this had to be worked out.
He also decided to take the plunge and have his doors lined with CLD (constrained Layer Damping) which many know by a popular brand, namely dynamat. There are many brands and I have used most of them over the years including Dynamat, Second Skin's Damplifier pro and STP Black silver. They're all good.
I also added the use of some low density foam in the door panels to reduce rattles.
there were a few other bits and pieces too.

Heres the Pics...

the new Oil pressure Switch
1. New Oil Press Sender.jpg
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Oil pressure switch fitted
2. New oil sender fitted.jpg
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3. new EGT Probe fitted.jpg
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New EGT Probe fitted
4. new EGT Probe works!.jpg
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Yaayyy EGT Probe works!
5. Between the seats before.jpg
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Now to deal with the "situation" between the seats. I notice there's space next to the gear lever to fit the wing mirror switch and the fridge controller. I also notice the distinct absence of cup holders!. So I decided to use the gap between the fridge and the consol as a spot for a cup holder.
6. The concept.jpg
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I removed the cover and cut a slot for the switch. Quite tricky because the material the cover is made of is thin and brittle. it has already been repaired with fiberglass.
7. Wing mirror switch cutout and test fitted.jpg
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the switch is in and I used velcro to hold the fridge monitor in place. It couldn't be permanently mounted because it runs on batteries and the panel to remove them is on the back of the monitor.
8. Switch mounted and Fridge monitor velcro.jpg
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Now to build the cup holder. 12mm Marine ply was used. a basic design leaving space for the handbrake lever was mocked up.
9. Cup holder mock up.jpg
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parts cut and drilled
10. cup holder parts cut and drilled.jpg
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test fitting the new assembly
11. cup holder mock assembly.jpg
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I gave it a few layers of spray paint and clear lacquer then glued down some rubber which will be durable, washable and wont rattle when theres a cup/tin in the holder
12. cup holder painted and rubber lined.jpg
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and its done
13. New layout complete 1.jpg
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14. New layout complete 2.jpg
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Dirk was annoyed with his bonnet moving enough to be annoying so I glued rubber washers onto the worn bonnet stops.
15. Rubber washers glued to perising bonnet stops.jpg
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by Anthony Forgey » 19 Jul 2018 15:54

PART 2 of 2


Now to start with the Damping in the doors. 8 Sheets of STP Black Silver was used

16. eight folded sheets STP Black Silver CLD.jpg
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the surfaces must be cleaned before the material is applied. Enter cloth and methylated spirits. No Tinus, the cloth is not to filter the meths for drinking! :naughty:
17. Prep kit for  Damping the doors.jpg
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Then the really dirty job of cleaning the surfaces. Inside and out. My fat hands struggled with this part. GU doors are easier because there's more space.
18. Cleaning surfaces with meths.jpg
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this is the driver's door before I start
19. drivers door before treatment.jpg
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The Damping is stuck onto the surfaces and pressed down with my high tech applicator (aka. my own range of shaped pieces of wood). Driver's door done. 100% coverage isn't necessary, however, if you are applying a noise blocker, 100% coverage would be essential.
20. Drivers door treated.jpg
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Rear door on driver's side done...
21. rear drivers side door treated.jpg
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Now the Low density foam application to the door cards. First clean the surfaces.
22. Door cards wiped frre of dust.jpg
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Cut foam to size
23. 12mm low density foam cut to fit doors.jpg
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Apply a layer of contact adhesive to the door card
24. contact adhesive applied to door card.jpg
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Lay the foam on the glue and press down. Then put the panel back
25. foam laid on card.jpg
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the seat cover on the drivers side had shifted towards the center so I pulled on it to shift it. Oops! I tore it. Badly. :imsorry: Have to replace it.
26. torn seat cover.jpg
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I had another one made and fitted it :woo:
27. new seat cover.jpg
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The rev counter was not working and that is just wrong. so I traced the fault to some badly repaired wires near the plug above the intake manifold. I took the plug apart and soldered new wires in place
28. Tachometer wires replaced.jpg
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The boost gauge display is set back quite far in the gauge and from the drivers seat you couldn't see it nicely so Dirk asked me if I could angle it towards the driver a bit
29. boost guage angled towards driver 1.jpg
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Done

30. boost guage angled towards driver 2.jpg
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by David M » 19 Jul 2018 18:17

It was known as "Grant's Patrol" and soon it will be know as "Anthony and Michael's Patrol that they lends to Dirk for trips" :rolling: :rolling:

Seriously though it is looking better and better with all the attention to deal.

What was the reason for the Dynamat and foam in the doors?
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by Peter Connan » 19 Jul 2018 18:36

David M wrote:
19 Jul 2018 18:17
It was known as "Grant's Patrol" and soon it will be know as "Anthony and Michael's Patrol that they lends to Dirk for trips" :rolling: :rolling:

Seriously though it is looking better and better with all the attention to deal.

What was the reason for the Dynamat and foam in the doors?
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by offroadbiker » 19 Jul 2018 18:44

No no no.

Getting it back Saturday morning and then it is just normal service...... touch wood.

Better sound and to get rid of any rattles in the doors.
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Post by David M » 19 Jul 2018 19:39

offroadbiker wrote:
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No no no.

Getting it back Saturday morning and then it is just normal service...... touch wood.

Better sound and to get rid of any rattles in the doors.
Patrols don't rattle - They make appropriate noises :woo: :woo: :rolling: :rolling:

My logic for better sound would have been to Dynamat the inside of the outer door panel and not the outside of the inner panel but I am sure Anthony will have an answer that I have not thought of.
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by offroadbiker » 19 Jul 2018 20:11

Ahhh but he did both and added the foam so each door got 3 layers
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Post by Anthony Forgey » 19 Jul 2018 20:20

Dave you are 100% correct. The outside skin and the inside skin were done. Here's a little clip of my suffering:

https://youtu.be/tBnFRDczCNs
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by Michael » 19 Jul 2018 20:42

Veeeerrrryyyyyy nice man!! Wow what a transformation! Dirk jy smile seker al die pad :lol:

I will rather not spoil Anthony's very awesome thread with what I have done, so might post it sometime as well.
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Re: Dirk's Patrol gets even more TLC!

Post by offroadbiker » 19 Jul 2018 21:19

Very happy chappy. Patrol is nou mooi gefix en al daai klein jakalsies ook aangespreek.

Jou lysie is net so lank....
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