Author Topic: My Project car in Bolivia  (Read 31466 times)

Offline stan360

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2016, 08:56:18 PM »
It looks like a lot of love went into this truck....I am impressed with all the front end splicing  and reshaping door  areas  and that minivan floor, ....very  ingenious ideas to fix things up
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 08:58:55 PM by stan360 »

Offline Mudhen

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #76 on: June 17, 2016, 01:54:34 PM »
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Offline richard1

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #77 on: November 30, 2016, 07:41:22 PM »
Looks like I forgot to include finished pics of the interior.



and the back, with the thinner license plate, mini script, backup lights, and 3rd brake light



And of course the day I taught my 10 year old granddaughter how to drive it!

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Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #78 on: November 30, 2016, 07:53:54 PM »
Very clean, very nice indeed!  Love it!    4.gif
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Offline MiniDave

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #79 on: November 30, 2016, 08:05:33 PM »
Richard, good to hear from you again, been too long!

How many miles have you done in the Mini now?
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Offline richard1

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2016, 08:11:48 PM »
I haven't been keeping track. Probably about 300 or so, maybe as much as 500 with teaching the grandkids how to drive. I've filled the tank twice.

I still have it at my second home 450 miles from here, and need it there til I get the Renault running (painted, but waiting on me to wire it and upholster it, connect the brakes, etc.). I just haven't had much time these last few months. I should have been there 2 weeks ago, but it will be another 10 days before I can get away.

When I get there I will make a vinyl cover for the bed. I bought the snaps in the states a few weeks ago.

Offline jeff10049

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2016, 11:08:01 PM »
Great to see an update and, what a cool vehicle to learn to drive in that's great as well.
What part of Bolivia are you in?

Offline richard1

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #82 on: January 15, 2017, 07:03:14 AM »
Great to see an update and, what a cool vehicle to learn to drive in that's great as well.
What part of Bolivia are you in?

I have built the pup in Tarija. I have my main office in Santa Cruz and a regional office in Tarija, so two cities, two houses. My garage is at the Tarija house (25 km south of the city in a small town).

Update: I notice the exhaust was pretty thick, and it was using quite a bit of gas, so I measured the fuel pressure of the pump I bought that was supposed to be 15 psi. It was 50 psi. So I ordered a pressure regulator that should arrive this week and will let me drop it down to 15.

Offline richard1

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #83 on: June 09, 2017, 06:56:38 PM »
Got a chance to make my cover for the bed. Marine Vinyl.


And added Dynamat Hoodliner to the hood/bonnet



Offline jeff10049

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #84 on: June 10, 2017, 11:48:11 PM »
looks great, how's it running with the fuel pressure regulator installed?

Offline richard1

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #85 on: June 11, 2017, 08:04:09 AM »
Ah, yes. Forgot to mention that. Now it runs great. Fortunately there was a nice spot for it next to the fuel lines. All the on-line instructions said to install on the return line, but of course that can't reduce pressure, so I put it on the supply line, cranked the pressure down to 15 psi, and bingo.


Offline tmsmini

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #86 on: June 11, 2017, 11:22:48 AM »
Which brand regulator is that?


Offline tmsmini

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2017, 02:37:24 PM »
Hard to believe it has such a large functional range.

Jdm Universal Adjustable 1 To 140 Psi Fuel Pressure Regulator With Gauge Red

Offline rmonagel

Re: My Project car in Bolivia
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2017, 04:05:44 AM »
Wow! The interior looks really nice and clean.