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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #325 on: June 07, 2021, 10:45:30 PM »
Usually it's just a matter of making the fittings a little tighter. Then it gets fun when you get a cheap batch and they strip.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #326 on: June 22, 2021, 01:01:38 PM »
Don't you love it when a plan comes together. I did not like how the spare tire was lining up with mounting hole on the rear. So I figured I would put it on the inside. Got it mounted and was happy with the way it looked. Then when standing back looking at it I thought hmmm, I wonder if the tire is right where the top bows need to lay down. YEP. So back to figuring out a good way to mount on the rear anyway.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #327 on: June 22, 2021, 01:30:21 PM »
Looking good  4.gif

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #328 on: June 22, 2021, 02:39:13 PM »
I designed and had fabricated a bracket to hold the spare on the white Moke I restored.  The bracket mounted to the body using the original spare captive nut and moved the spare up and back so it was above the rear bumper instead of wedged between the bumper and body.

Below are some pictures of the bracket on the body.  The first two give an idea of how it mounted, the next two show it with the spare installed.  The last one shows a bit better how it was constructed and holds the spare.


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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #329 on: June 22, 2021, 03:02:50 PM »
I remember checking that out at Dans shop. That may be what I do now that you reminded me.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #330 on: June 23, 2021, 10:31:20 AM »
On my last Moke i used a $35 spare tire bracket for trailers from Harbor Freight.

Offline drmini

Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #331 on: June 23, 2021, 03:32:06 PM »
Brad, you could always make some sort of spacer to mount the tire inside the tub but move it forward enough to clear the top bows.  Maybe 3 or 4 inches and you'd still have plenty of room between the rear seats and the tire.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #332 on: June 23, 2021, 03:34:31 PM »
Clancy's Moke just has a long bolt with a piece of tubing and a flat washer and nut on the outside of the wheel
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #333 on: June 23, 2021, 11:36:17 PM »
The correct piece is a sort of Z shaped stud threaded on both ends.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #334 on: September 05, 2021, 02:04:57 PM »
Now that the moke is off the blocks and on the ground I could finally sit in it. I have the seat all the way back, using all the 1 1/2" of travel! The magic wand shifter is a reach to first and third. Made an extension for it. Sure won't be speed shifting it anyway.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #335 on: September 05, 2021, 02:06:40 PM »
Putting your lathe to use?

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« Reply #336 on: September 05, 2021, 02:43:24 PM »
Could you make me one of those too? only have it curve to the rear?
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #337 on: September 05, 2021, 03:02:53 PM »
Could you make me one of those too? only have it curve to the rear?

How much longer do you want?  I will give it a try. The shaft is 3/8 303 stainless steel so not sure how to bend it.

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« Reply #338 on: September 05, 2021, 03:27:33 PM »
Lemme do some figuring, just mild steel is fine, doesn't need to be stainless.....
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #339 on: January 14, 2022, 12:38:58 PM »
You gotta do what you need to do with what you got. Took my wife and both to finish up the glass install. You push one place and it pops up another. Then it has to be compressed for the lower rail to be bolted in.

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« Reply #340 on: January 14, 2022, 02:41:18 PM »
Nice!

You can never have too many clamps..... 77.gif

So, another thing checked off the list?
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #341 on: January 25, 2022, 04:38:19 PM »
Windscreen mounted, still needs the bolts put on. Now it is really looking like a real vehicle.

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« Reply #342 on: January 25, 2022, 05:34:41 PM »
Yay! It's a car again!   77.gif
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #343 on: January 25, 2022, 05:39:49 PM »
Almost ready to drive?

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #344 on: January 25, 2022, 06:13:29 PM »
Almost ready to drive?

Now I can take photos of it for insurance. It looks finished. Once I have insurance I can get a license plate and be able to hit the road.

Bleed the hydraulic systems and finish a short list of other things then it should be ready. 

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« Reply #345 on: January 25, 2022, 06:23:08 PM »
Do you have the rear seats too?
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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #346 on: January 25, 2022, 07:18:31 PM »
Have all 4 seats. Still waiting on the seatbelts for them so have not put them in yet.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #347 on: January 25, 2022, 08:14:22 PM »
Hope the weather cooperates for your maiden open air voyage.
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« Reply #348 on: January 25, 2022, 09:02:42 PM »
Well done Brad, it looks great.

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Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Reply #349 on: January 25, 2022, 09:23:18 PM »
Well done Brad, it looks great.

With new glass in there it does look great.