All the hard work done,its time to take a lot of pictures:
It was a very successful International Fireman Meeting in May 2009. It was a joy to drive this Little Fire Engine around the town , the Multicar M22 put a smile on everybody's face,and didn't have any problem!
After the meeting finished,we were driving home with a smile on our face as well,(and maybe a teardrop in our eyes too... :) )
The ladder has been done, re-assembled with new cables and rollers,ready to lift it on....
Forgot to mention the joiner has done a brilliant job,he made a new bench, which is a box for equipments as well.
Lets lift that ladder and fit it on. Its always good to have a useful truck with a Palfinger crane on it :)
Ready for a test drive:
Works well. Back to the workshop, fit the windows, front grill,tool box etc...
Engine ,gearbox ,prop shaft fitted,exhaust system has been built and sealed. Temporary fuel supply connected,its time for start it up and check for any leaks,etc..
It was running fine,no leaks anywhere...ican start to build the cabin up and all the rest of the vehicle.
Now its time to get the auto electrician around,to re-wire the whole vehicle:
Meanwhile I was busy with something else... The ladder needed some attention too,first of all I had to blast it:
Repaired,replaced some parts on it and ready to go to the bodyshop for a re -spray:
The car has done only 34k miles,so the "heart of the vehicle" must be in a good condition,but cause of the age, it was some oil leak here and there we were hoping we don't have to get involved too deeply.....well that was the plan....
After a good clean and wash we seen clearly we have to do more than we thought,agreed we do not want any leaks or engine related problems after when the engine fitted into a nicely re sprayed body.
Decided to strip it fully and overhaul- restore the engine fully.
After a good clean:
The Classic Mechanic
I am Laszlo Izso and I am The Classic Mechanic. We undertake part and full restoration and repairs of modern classics, classic and vintage cars. It is more than a business, it is a vocation as restoring these cars is my passion.