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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:06 am 
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Whats your location?: Claremorris
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Region: Western
What Minis have you?: none right now
Modifications: sold that one, looking for a new project
Location: Mayo
Nice job there bet ya can't wait to get it back together.


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Today we started to put the car back together. It left the paint shop and went to MiniFix to get the subframes back in. We ran the brake lines, fuel lines and got the subframes put back in. It turned out to be alot of fiddling and swearing but got them in eventually. Huge thanks to Paul and James for everything. So photos

Arriving from the paint shop
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Back one almost in
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front
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radius arms and suspension back in and wheels back on.
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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:38 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Right some more progress.

everything is going well with the Elf hopefully will be finished soon. This week all the brake lines have been ran. This includes master cylinders etc... the engine is in and everything is bled.
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Dad has also finished the dash it has been lacquered and is ready to go back in

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The rad is in, with full wiring loom, wiper motor and other bits and bobs
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Also have pedal box, switches, bottom dash rail in with steering column

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Hopefully to have more done soon next job is glass and headlining so off to the trimmers


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:15 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
So as I said the car went to the trimmers last week to get the headlining in and the dash rail covering in. We have also left the seats and door cards with the trimmer so should have them back soon. We bit the bullet and said we would go full leather. We chose a grayish/bluish colour whick compliments the paint and carpet colour. Can't wait to have it all finished so photos

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:23 am 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1275 MkIII
Modifications: Few bits
Location: Dublin,
Looking well, fantastic work


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Thanks CB_Phil. Might see you around are in the same local area as me will keep an eye out for the oul mini around :D

Right more progress today, starting to take shape and looks like a car again. So Windscreen, Rear window, quarter windows are in. Also have all the rubber seals for boot and doors on. got gaiter back on the gear stick and all new seals put in the rear lights. Should'nt be to long now to she is finished. So photos

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Popped one of the chrome strips on her aswell

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Rear lights and Rubbers

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Have few more snaps but Photobucket is acting up, will update with more progress soon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
So rest of photos as photobucket is working again. Boot lid is on and now is running thanks to replacement of fuel pump old one was leaking all around the seal.

I ordered blank door cards for it off Newton, they arrived today and are going up to my trimmer tomorrow to be wrapped in the same leather as the seats. He is working away at them as I speak. He came down with the rear seat yesterday and popped it in looks so nice. So photos

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Whats your location?: Claremorris
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Region: Western
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Modifications: sold that one, looking for a new project
Location: Mayo
nice job there
like those seats


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Right well the doors are now on, with the bonnet grille and chrome side pieces, also popped in rear door cards, bin liners, parcel shelf, sound deadening and the rear seat back in again. Got the rear bumper on aswell so should be ready very soon.

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:21 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Finally after a long wait for the paint shop to finally buff and polish the car it is back home to finish off putting it back together. Have been busy with other minis aswell my estate especially

So started by giving it a bit of a clean to get rid of all the body shop dust. Got sound deadening in and started to get the dash hooked up and popped the side mirrors on aswell. Will have more photos soon will be at it all day tommorrow. So photos

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Looking good!


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:42 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Thanks Dave C yeah puts the others to shame now ha

Got few more bits done today weather was good aswell so that helped. Started by giving it a quick clean up, then went onto doing a few bits on the dash, and started putting in the carpets, seat brackets and seatbelts should be finished soon enough.

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forgot to paint these aswell so had to do them today.
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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:21 am 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Got the rest of the carpets in look really well
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decided to play it safe and get black mats to protect the blue can pop them out at shows etc...
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got the front seats in
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popped the hubcaps on really looks like an elf now
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put back in the Riley steering wheel instead f the old clubbie one I had
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cut a freesh boot board as the old one had cracked and warped have matching carpets to match the rest of the car for it but needs alteration to fit so off to the trimmers for the last few bits fitted

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took it out for its first real spin since october popped down to get some fresh petrol with one of its buddys'

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is 90% there at this stage looking forward to being completely finished


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
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What Minis have you?: 1275 MkIII
Modifications: Few bits
Location: Dublin,
Looks well, pity i didnt spot you, was about the place in mine today
congrats w/the 1st spin & what a day for it too


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Whats your location?: Maynooth
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1962 - Morris Traveller MK1 - 1978 - 1275GT, 1998 - Sportspack
Location: Maynooth - Kildare
I saw you at the Clonsila level crossing today, looks greet.

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:49 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
So its finally finished will get a few snaps of the full dash as well when it goes back in.

Got the chrome strip fitted to go down the side as well as the remaining elf pieces. Dad is absolutely delighted with it big thanks to Paul and James at Minifix for all the hard work and help.

Got the door bins sprayed to match the leather popped down to my uncle in Vinny Byrnes in Ballyfermot to get the paint mixed even let me use the spray booth to paint them was great stuff was dried in no time. If you ever need anything pop in and ask for Ken can mix anything you.

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and the car with its chrome

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will pop up the a few interior shots soon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:06 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Hi Sorry I have been meaning to put up these last few pics for a while now, have been busy with other projects. So it is finished and has been to its first show. The dash is back in and we have made little glove box liners and painted them body colour. And put the remaining little finishing touches on.

At the Mosney Show
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Nice leather interior
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the boot
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Boot badges on ( Found a boot badge and is like new delighted
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Glove box
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The finished dash
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Lighter colour goes well with the blue I think


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
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What Minis have you?: 1275 MkIII
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car turned out great Stuie, colour combo is spot on


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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:32 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
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Location: LOUTH
Car looks excellent, real credit to you.
In the interest of originality should the switch panel be gray instead of black?

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 Post subject: Re: 1968 ELF MK3
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Yeah switch panel was grey originally but just painted it black my be something that dad changes in the future


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